Premier Lacrosse League to host Women’s Professional Lacrosse Exhibition: Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster
By PLL | Jan 8, 2024
LOS ANGELES – Jan. 8, 2024 – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) today announced it will hold a women’s professional lacrosse exhibition, the Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster, on February 17, 2024 at The St. James in Springfield, Va. during the PLL’s 2024 Championship Series. Played in the Olympic Sixes format, world renowned women’s lacrosse professionals from across North America will compete in a North vs. South exhibition.
"We’re thrilled that professional women’s lacrosse players will join our PLL Championship Series with a showcase of their own – the Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster,” said Paul Rabil, Co-Founder and President of the PLL. “From our first women's professional exhibition in Japan in 2019, to our 2023 Japan games, we proudly continue to facilitate competitions that provide additional playing and compensation opportunities for the best women's lacrosse players in the world. With the All-Star Game airing on ESPN+ and an expected sellout crowd, we’re ready to witness a game that will be remembered."
The athletes competing will represent Unleashed, the women’s lacrosse training and content arm of the PLL that aims to support the growth and visibility of girls and women in the sport of lacrosse. In addition to holding premier women’s lacrosse training events across the country, the PLL annually sponsors a team of Unleashed women’s lacrosse professionals for global exhibition games in Japan.
“Lacrosse fans are in for a treat when world-class players and stewards of the game like Dana Dobbie, Charlotte North, and Lizzie Colson take the field at our Championship Series next month,” said Rachael DeCecco, Vice President of Lacrosse at the PLL. “We’re proud to showcase the dynamic action in both styles of Olympic Sixes play, and highlight the incredible skill and athleticism of the world’s best women’s lacrosse players, alongside our PLL pros.”
“Every opportunity to play this game at the highest level is deserved by the incredible women’s players elevating the game in this awesome era for our sport,” said Charlotte North, attacker for the US Women’s National Team, Unleashed training partner and NCAA Champion and Tewaaraton Winner. “I and my teammates are grateful to Paul, Mike, Rachael, and the Unleashed team for the opportunity to showcase our hard earned talent in this new global format for our game. We’re ready to compete and put on a show!”
The Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1:00pm ET at The St. James in Springfield, Va. and airing on ESPN+, ahead of final games of round-robin play in the PLL Championship Series when the Utah Archers face the California Redwoods, and the Philadelphia Waterdogs face the Boston Cannons. The PLL Championship Series is an Olympic-style, six-on-six, round-robin tournament featuring the top four teams from the 2023 PLL regular season.
Following the All-Star Game, Unleashed will host a clinic for youth players in grades 6-12 featuring instruction from participating All-Stars at South County High School from 3:30-5:00 pm ET. For more information, visit https://premierlacrosseleague.com/academy/girls
To view the full Championship Series schedule and purchase tickets to the Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com.
About the Premier Lacrosse League
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of eight teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the PLL is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, The Chernin Group, Arctos Sports Partners, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Kraft Group, Bolt Capital and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was named 2020 Sports Breakthrough by the Sports Business Journal, and recognized as a 2021 Best Employer in Sports by Front Office Sports. For more on the league, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).