On May 16, the Iroquois Nationals revealed that they will be harbouring Senior Women’s Lacrosse Evaluations in the month of June.
The announcement brings an exciting tone for alumni and newcomers of the program.
“We are excited to announce the formation of the Iroquois Nationals Women’s Program, set to compete in PALA 6s, World Games 2022, and the 2022 World Championships
Evaluations for all upcoming competitions will be held June 26-27 at SUNY Cortland,” wrote the I-Nats to their Twitter account.
This move comes after reform was called for the Haudenosaunee Women’s Field Lacrosse Nationals Team just a few months prior.
Aryien Steven, an alumni of the team and sparked the reform, posted to Facebook about her pride in the newly announced program:
“For all the little brown girls,
I’m beyond excited for our women to now be playing lacrosse under the Iroquois Nationals! A program with a focus on equity—where our women can flourish & truly compete at the world stage, hopefully Olympic level as well someday Regardless [of] if I make the team, I look forward to this program’s future success & it has my full support,” she wrote to Facebook.
The Iroquois Nationals Men’s Lacrosse Team, known as the Iroquois Nationals, represents the Iroquois Confederacy in international field lacrosse competition. They are currently ranked third in the world by World Lacrosse after winning Bronze at the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship.
The Haudenosaunee women’s national lacrosse team is currently ranked twelfth in the world by the World Lacrosse.
Those interested are encouraged to apply by June 26, 2021.