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DID YOU KNOW?: Lacrosse History 101

7/7/2016 10:47 AM

Lacrosse is a thrilling, intense, physical game that has grown so much over the years! BUT, do you know how it all started??

Here is what I discovered!

DID YOU KNOW...

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The game originated from the Native Americans?
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"Lacrosse" was originally called "Stickball?"
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The netting on the sticks were made from deer sinews?
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The balls were made from deerskin and had fur inside it?
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Lacrosse was played for both recreational and religious purposes as well as to toughen up the younger warriors for war?
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French Jesuit missionary Jean de Brebeuf wrote about the sport and gave it the name "Lacrosse?"
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Interest of the game started in Canada?
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Dr. William George Beers found the Montreal Lacrosse Club and developed the rules for the game?
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Lacrosse was played in the 1904 and 1908 Olympic Games?
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