Athletes Unlimited unveils women’s lacrosse as its third pro league

(Credit: Athletes Unlimited)

Women’s sports league developer Athletes Unlimited has unveiled women's lacrosse as its third professional league, joining softball and women's indoor volleyball.

The officially-titled Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse is scheduled to be played from July 19 until August 22 at a site to be determined.

The new league will play a short form, fast-paced format consisting of eight-minute quarters, 9-versus-9 gameplay, and a 60-second shot clock on playing fields 80 yards by 50 yards in size.

Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse will be comprised of 56 players who will make up four teams of 14 players each. Play will begin with draws at the beginning of each quarter, as well as after every goal.

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