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Origin of Men’s Lacrosse

What began as stickball, a native American Indian contest played by tribal warriors for training, recreation and religious reasons, has developed over the years into the interscholastic, professional and international sport of lacrosse

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Origin of Women’s Lacrosse

The first-ever recorded women’s lacrosse contest was played in Scotland

Origin and History of Lacrosse / 1890 St. Leonards Women's Lacrosse Team, courtesy St. Leonards Historical Archives

1890 St. Leonards Women’s Lacrosse Team
(courtesy St. Leonards Historical Archives)

St. Leonards School, in St Andrews, Scotland claims to be the first girls’ school to have played lacrosse in 1890. The first Headmistress, Miss Lumsden, watched a game played in Canada, in 1884, between the Canghuwaya Indians and the Montreal Club, in Montreal and thought it “beautiful and graceful.” As a result the game was introduced at the school.

 

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