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August 12, 2022 — Towards the future

It was revealed in at least one news report this week that Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse will be returning to its new home at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. next summer.

We don’t know yet whether the lacrosse played there will be the same 10-v-10 format that we’ve seen in most iterations of pro lacrosse since 2016, or whether the league will adopt the Lacrosse Sixes format, which is expected to be the preferred format for the sport to enter the Olympic program by 2028.

But there’s one thing that we do know about the site: it’s one which is smack in the middle of mid-Atlantic lacrosse country, right next to Baltimore and within easy driving distance of the complex for a number of lacrosse hotbeds.

That includes the burgeoning lacrosse factory that central Pennsylvania is becoming. Sure, the traditional powers are in the southeast corner of the state, in Districts 1 and 12. But in the last few years, good teams from District 3 and elsewhere are making their way through the brackets.

And I can’t help but think that some kid in the stands at this weekend’s games may get inspired enough to propel her team to a state championship one day.

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