TORONTO. - One of the things that excited me when watching lacrosse as a child was never knowing who, or how, a goal was going to be scored. Was the star offensive players going to dive and score? Was the one with the howitzer for a shot going to blast one top cheese (into the top corner of the net)? Maybe a defensive player with speed would play the transition game and outrun his opponents, beating the goalie with a surprise shot? The game was already exciting, just by the sheer speed, skill, and toughness of the players, but that added unknown made this my passion to watch and to play.
TORONTO. - Lacrosse is a traditional indigenous people’s game and was first encountered by Europeans when French Jesuit missionaries in the St. Lawrence Valley witnessed the game in the 1630's. Lacrosse for centuries was seen as a key element of cultural identity and spiritual healing to Native Americans, known as the "Creator's Game" and the "Medicine Game".
TORONTO. - With the recent Fort Worth expansion, and the move of New England to Albany, it is safe to say that Pandemic or not, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) won't let anything come between themselves, and the goals they have set for league growth.
TORONTO. - Before the pandemic, most cities were having challenges putting butts in the seats on a consistent basis. After an eighteen month hiatus what will teams do to become relevant again to their fan bases?
TORONTO. - With the National Lacrosse League (NLL) board of governors approving an eighteen game season plus playoffs, fans and players alike can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel to this pandemic.