The United States leads the world in women’s lacrosse from grassroots development to elite international competition. Little girls are playing as young as kindergarten and grown women continue to play, coach and mentor. With the success of the US National Team at the World Cup Championships in 2001 and on the eve of the 2005 games held in the United States, women’s lacrosse enjoys a fresh and deserved hype as the exciting Native American sport heads into a big new millennium.
Once a regional favorite in the mid-Atlantic and New England, the popularity of women’s lacrosse continues to spread throughout the US from Maine to California. Competitive college lacrosse programs now exist in Colorado, Illinois, California and Utah as East Coast players move West, bringing the game with them. Brand new programs have been introduced at Oregon and the University of Miami, two classic state schools on opposing ends of the continent. If this isn’t the perfect picture of growth, what is?
Perhaps it is the prevalence of lacrosse in pop culture or the magnitude of high school recruiting tournaments attracting up to 5,000 athletes and an additional 5,000 coaches, referees, parents and fans in just one weekend! Or, maybe it is the unofficial club team system, celebrating an entrepreneurial spirit in lacrosse, supporting the high demand of top-notch coaching and endorsing year-round play for lacrosse players from sea to shining sea.
Leading the growth and innovating the types of opportunities for all young women, womenslacrosse.com has been the information hub of the lacrosse network and is growing into a far-reaching service organization. Five years since inception, an empire is thriving with a strong foundation built on the promotion of lacrosse through laugh-out-loud fun, diverse and organized opportunity and family-like camaraderie.
With real and virtual growth in mind, womenslacrosse.com hosts a colorful website geared to the women’s game, from grassroots to global, with its display of event registrations, vivid pictures, college lacrosse polls and links to other great lacrosse resources. womenslacrosse.com and its budding affiliates has become a resource for thousands of lacrosse enthusiasts looking for answers, direction and more opportunities to learn, play and experience lacrosse.
The growth of women’s lacrosse deserves the immediacy of today. womenslacrosse.com has grown to envelope a number of components that add to the individual experiencing the lacrosse world from all angles: