The New York Lizards became the second MLL team to announce a partnership with the WPLL on Thursday, slating a doubleheader with the New York Fight on June 30 at Shuart Stadium.
“We are very excited to give Lizards’ fans the chance to see the finest men’s and women’s lacrosse players compete, all in the same day,” said Lizards CEO Jeffrey Rudnick. “The doubleheader format will allow fans of each league to perhaps see a game they would not normally watch.”
The new pro women’s league previously announced a doubleheader with the Bayhawks and Baltimore Brave on June 2, which will feature the inaugural game in WPLL history.
Prior to the Lizards’ game against the defending league champion Ohio Machine at 7 p.m., the Fight will host the Upstate Pride at 4 p.m. and a single ticket grants fans access to both games. Additionally, WPLL players including three-time Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings will host a girls’ clinic ahead of their game.
“Long Island has a booming population of girls that play lacrosse, and many of these young athletes attend Lizards games with their families," said Michele DeJuliis, founder of the WPLL. “Our hope in partnering with the Lizards is to introduce these young girls to the world of women's professional lacrosse, showing them that they too can play the game that they love at the professional level.”