NASHVILLE, Tenn. – USA Lacrosse selected Vanderbilt lacrosse senior Bri Gross to participate in evaluation camp for the new World Lacrosse Sixes discipline during the Lake Placid Summit Classic from Aug. 2-4.
Sixes is a fast-paced version of lacrosse played on a smaller field with six players on the field for each side. Game length is set at four eight-minute quarters and a 30-second shot clock.
World Lacrosse will continue to use the traditional field game for its world championships, including the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which will be hosted by USA Lacrosse at Towson University next summer. However, Sixes will be the format used for some designated events, including The World Games, a multi-sport Olympic-style event, in Birmingham, Ala., next summer.
The Sixes evaluation camp at Lake Placid is the second of three events for USA Lacrosse this year. A third event, featuring international competition, is planned for October at USA Lacrosse headquarters.
Gross is coming off a standout junior season for the Commodores highlighted by earning IWLCA All-Region second team and All-American Athletic Conference first team accolades. The native of El Dorado Hills, California, finished 2021 with 31 goals and 14 assists to go with a single-season program record of 84 draw controls.