WOMEN'S LACROSSE IN AZ
Women's lacrosse is a dynamic sport that provides an opportunity for athletes with a wide variety of skill sets. Since the sport is relatively new to Arizona there is the opportunity to start playing in high school and eventually play at the varsity level in high school. We have had players who started as 9th graders go on to play at the collegiate level. If you bring a desire to work hard and learn and we will help you get the skills needed to play, have fun and maybe even play beyond high school.
The Huskies play in the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association (AGLA) at the varsity and junior varsity levels. We are working on developing a Huskies Jr High team. The season extends from January to May. If you are interested in playing in the summer and fall please contact East Valley Girls Lacrosse .
The first modern women's lacrosse game was played in 1890 at the St Leonards School in Scotland, where women's lacrosse had been introduced by Louisa Lumsden. Lumsden brought the game to Scotland after watching a men's lacrosse game between the Canghuwaya (probably Caughnawaga) Indians and the Montreal Lacrosse Club. A British school teacher, Cara Gascoigne, at Sweet Briar College, started club lacrosse at that college in 1914. One of Lumsden's students, Rosabelle Sinclair, established the first women's lacrosse team in the United States at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1926.
The object of the game is to use a long-handled stick (known as a crosse or lacrosse stick) to catch, cradle, and pass a solid rubber lacrosse ball in an effort to score by hurling the ball into an opponent's goal. The head of the lacrosse stick has a mesh or leather net strung into it that allows the player to hold the ball. Defensively the object is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick checking and body positioning.
Women's lacrosse rules are specifically designed to limit physical contact between players. As a result of the lack of contact, the only protective equipment required are a mouth guard and face guard/goggles. (Information adapted from Wikipedia)
For more inform action on the rules of the game visit US Lacrosse.