From the series Inside the World of Sports
Grade Range: 7th – 12th
Page Count: 80
Lexile Level: 1200L
An ancient sport of an ancient people, lacrosse has been played in North America for centuries. Part of the ritual of their lives and cultures, lacrosse was a sport practiced more so than played by the native people of eastern Canada and the North Eastern United States. European settlers were fascinated by the game, and over the centuries, it evolved to the sport with modern rules and modern equipment that is played in high schools and colleges across North America today. Lacrosse is played predominantly in the colleges of the northeast, but this is changing as its popularity grows and the game spreads. The University of Denver Pioneers was the first team outside of the Eastern Time zone to win the men's Division I championship in 2015. Lacrosse is also a popular women's sport, with more than 100 sanctioned Division I programs.
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