Women's Collegiate lacrosse now includes
Florida Southern, St. Leo,
Rollins, Florida Southern, UF and Jacksonville. Men's teams include Florida
Southern, Rollins, St. Leo's and Jacksonville. New additions
in 2013 include Stetson, UNF and FGCU.
High School programs have accelerated
rapidly since 2005 growing girl's teams from 40 to currently over 135
teams and boy's teams from 50 to 175 programs.
|There are 12 players per team on the
women's field of play.
The modern game does not refer to past terminology such as
first-third home, cover point, etc... and follows the
terminology found in other sports with terms such as attack,
midfield and defense.
There are four defense players (two low defense and two high
defense), three midfielders, four attack players
(two high, two low); and a goalie. High and low refer to the position of the
players when behind the restraining line. Some teams make one
defender and one attacker, a "defensive wing" or "attacking
wing". The theory behind this is that the wing player would act
as a sort of midfielder. In reality all four defense and attack
players must stay behind the restraining line, so no midfield
for them. Although the position of wings in some cases refers to
the player who would cross the restraining line should a
midfielder not be able to.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE POSITIONS
Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the governing body of
lacrosse worldwide. The organization brings men's and women's
international lacrosse under one umbrella, allowing the volunteer-run
organization to more efficiently use its resources to help develop the
In the spotlight.
selected as the 2010 Sun-Sentinel Lacrosse Player of the year;
and US Lacrosse Academic All-American.
There are 4 positions
10 Players from each team play at
one time making a total of 20
players on the field
Goalie-One goalie on field
at a time. most teams have 2 goalies
one as a back-up
Defense-3 defenders help
to protect the goalie and wield a 6
foot shaft. Guard opposing attackmen.
Midfield-3 people on field
at one time. midfielders can
traverse to both sides of the field.
Alot of running is required. Most teams
have more Midfielders then the other
positions as it is very tiring to
Attack- 3 people on field
at time. Stay on opposing side of field where they
can get in close to the goalies
usually played by people with
excellent shooting, dodging, and
cradling (stickhandling) skills.