SPARKS, Md. — STX, a longtime supporter of the U.S. National Team Program, has renewed a multi-year partnership agreement with US Lacrosse. STX will be an official partner/equipment supplier of the U.S. Women’s National Team, an official partner/equipment supplier to the National Team Development Program and an official sponsor of the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which will be hosted by US Lacrosse from July 7-17, 2021 at Towson University.

“We’re honored to continue developing the sport alongside an industry leader like STX,” said Kate Stacy Bernal, strategic partnerships director for US Lacrosse. “The duration of our renewed partnership emphasizes its enduring support of the women’s game, through and beyond the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, and their dedication to the sport’s bright future.”

“STX is proud to continue its support of the U.S. Women’s National Team, its elite-level athletes, the development team members and US Lacrosse’s hard work to bring the world championship back to U.S. soil in 2021,” said Ed Saunders, STX VP Sales and Marketing. “Our ongoing commitment to the women’s game has never been more important, and we’re excited to contribute to the effort being made to bring home another title, in our own backyard next summer, with the world’s highest-performance products in the sport.”

As part of the partnership, STX will provide best-in-class equipment to the U.S. team athletes, including lacrosse sticks, lacrosse heads, eye protection, equipment bags, gloves and goalie protection.

In the coming year, U.S. Women’s National Team members will have the opportunity to compete with STX’s most advanced women’s stick to date, the Crux Pro. Coming in at just 95 grams and made from proprietary EnduraForm™ material, the Crux Pro is STX’s lightest and stiffest head ever produced for women, offering enhanced ball feel and a new level of shape retention for optimal consistency, quick passing release and maximum shot velocity.

Next summer’s World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship will feature a record 30 nations competing. The United States, hosting the quadrennial championship for the first time since 2005, will be aiming for its fourth straight world title. A number of the top athletes in the U.S. team player pool are members of Team STX, including Dempsey Arsenault, Meg Douty, Molly Hendrick, Liz Hogan and Michelle Tumolo.

ABOUT STX

STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit www.stx.com

ABOUT US LACROSSE

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing team sport. US Lacrosse, which coordinates all activities of the U.S. National Teams Program, has more than 400,000 members across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.