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Facts About The Game Of Lacrosse

  • Lacrosse is the oldest Sport in North America
  • Lacrosse is a unique combination of speed, skill, agility, grace, teamwork, finesse, and historical significance. Basketball inventor James Naismith called it, "the best of all possible field games."
  • Lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States.
  • Lacrosse is played nationwide by 250,000+ players.
  • Lacrosse is played at 600 colleges and 2,000 high schools nationwide.
  • Lacrosse is growing worldwide with teams throughout North America, Europe, Australia, etc.
  • While injuries can and do occur in lacrosse, the game has evolved with an emphasis on safety. The rate and severity of injury in lacrosse has been ranked by the NCAA safety committee as one of the top third safest of sports.