Once again, we are saddened and angered by the stark and tragic reminders of racial inequity that persist in our society. Lacrosse has been associated with this cultural divide throughout its modern history, from the systematic exclusion of Native American players in the late 19th century to the lingering perceptions and supporting examples that our sport remains exclusive to a community of privilege today.

US Lacrosse stands together in solidarity with those members of our community who routinely feel the weight of oppression, systemic racism, hate and a failing system of justice. We will continue to work to make the lacrosse community an agent of change for all who play and support the Creator’s game. Throughout its history, our sport has brought so many people together, and it’s our hope that we will emerge from this challenge a stronger community, a stronger sport and a stronger nation.