History

History of Men's Lacrosse

Originally played by the Native Americans under the name “Stickball”, today, lacrosse is referred to as “the fastest game on two feet”.

The first observation of Men’s lacrosse dates back to the 1630’s, where it’s French derived name came from European settlers. Men's Lacrosse is a team sport that takes speed, agility, strength and quick thinking. In today’s modern game each team consists of 10 players, 9 field players and one goalie. The field players are broken up into 3 attackmen, 3 midfielders, and 3 defensemen.

At the collegiate level, lacrosse is represented by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the United States an NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship is held on Memorial Day Weekend. Men’s lacrosse is also played at the international level with a World Cup once every four years. There are also professional leagues in the form of the MLL (Outdoor) and the NLL (Indoor).