12 Facts About Lacrosse


Lacrosse is based on games played by various Native American communities as early as 1100 AD.

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Lacrosse played a significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years.

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The National Lacrosse League employs some minor rule changes from the Canadian Lacrosse Association rules.

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Lacrosse has historically been played for the most part in Canada and the United States, with small but dedicated lacrosse communities in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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World Lacrosse Championship began in 1968 as a four-team invitational tournament sponsored by the International Lacrosse Federation.

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Lacrosse is played on all six continents, but as of August 2019 when Ghana joined, there are only 63 countries playing the sport.

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European Lacrosse Federation was established in 1995 and held the first European Lacrosse Championships that year.

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Lacrosse was played in the World Games for the first time at the 2017 World Games held in Poland.

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From 1936 to 1972, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the best college lacrosse team each year.

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Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates is a collection of over 260 college club teams that are organized by US Lacrosse.

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Major League Lacrosse was a semi-professional field lacrosse league started in 2001 with six teams in the Northeastern United States.

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Women's Professional Lacrosse League is a professional women's lacrosse league with 5 teams that started in 2018.

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