The Sport of Spring: Lacrosse

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Lacrosse season has started

Lacrosse season has started

Marleh Lehmann, Reporter

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According to Henry Lacrosse Association, the sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.

AHS senior Abbey Lippold has been on varsity lacrosse since freshman year and says she loves the sport.

“Lacrosse is easily one of my favorite sports. At first, I was hesitant to play but I feel in love with it. It started in eighth grade when all my friends wanted me to play so I tried it. I played for Lake Country Lacrosse in the spring. I caught onto it really quick,” said Lippold.

Lippold also says she enjoyed playing summer lacrosse and said it helped her with her skills for when she returned to play high school lacrosse.

“I would say that the most helpful thing was playing in a summer league called Hot4Lax. It taught me skills that I never knew I could develop.”

According to the official Hot4Lax website, “Hot4Lax is an organization that promotes the growth of the game of lacrosse at all levels through leagues, camps, clinics and private lessons in the summer, fall, winter and spring. Our goal is to serve as the “skill development” program for individual players and teams in the pre-season, in-season and postseason. We do this through leagues, clinics, private lessons and group training. Our role is to share our passion for the game and compliment regular season teams in southeastern Wisconsin.”

AHS senior Tori Dahl also enjoys playing lacrosse and has been on varsity since junior year.

“I started my first year of lacrosse freshman year and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love lacrosse so much. It is a funny quick to learn sport that is growing more and more everyday. When I was younger I never wanted to play and I regret it so much. I wish I would have started at a younger age. I definitely recommend starting young because you develop skills that you can use for years to come along with being more advanced,” Dahl says.

Dahl said she would recommend playing lake country lacrosse starting in middle school.

“Like I said before, I really regret not starting yet but I do recommend the lake country lacrosse program for youth kids which is what my sister does,” she said.

According to Lake Country Lacrosse, “Lake Country Lacrosse Club is a organized into two divisions, Boys and Girls. These divisions are further divided into age levels described below and then the age levels are divided into teams (Red, White, and Black) based on the number of participants registered for the season. The mission of Lake Country Lacrosse is to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment in southeastern Wisconsin for student-athletes to enjoy and learn the game of lacrosse.   By focusing on constructive education and personal development, participants will have the opportunity to maximize achievement through their individual and collective efforts. The development of the players’ self confidence and sportsmanship will enhance their social, emotional, and intellectual growth and empower them to be productive members of their school, community, and charitable considerations.  And finally, by promoting a positive culture and love for the game we will offer rewarding experiences and allow lacrosse to enrich their lives for years to come.”

 

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The Sport of Spring: Lacrosse