If you combined soccer, hockey, football and basketball into one sport, you’d come out with the stick-and-ball game that is lacrosse. The sport, traditionally played on the East Coast, has exploded in popularity. Since 2000, participation rates have tripled to more than 700,000 players in the U.S.
And now, that number will grow by 17 as The College of Idaho Women’s Lacrosse Club starts its inaugural season.
“I was really excited when [C of I men’s lacrosse coach] Matt Gier reached out to me and said we had enough women to do this,” said Jayson Sullivan, the new head coach.