|The Crusader Lacrosse program consists of 3 teams; Varsity, JV and Freshman. The program started in 2001 has had incredible success. It won the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSSL) Division II Championship in it's second and third years and made the playoffs in 2005, it's first in Division I and made the playoffs again 2010.
Lacrosse was invented by Native Americans and was first reported and coined by Jesuit missionaries to the Hurons. Traditionally, lacrosse has been seen as a Northeastern Prep School and Ivy League college sport. However, with its repution as being the "fastest sport on land," its popularity is increasing throughout the country at a staggering rate.
OBJECTIVE- The object of the game is to use a lacrosse stick
to propel a hard rubber ball into a 6' x 6' cage. It encompasses the
strategies of basketball, hockey, and soccer.
FIELD- Lacrosse is played on a soccer-sized field. Goals are
set 15 yards from the end lines. At Strake lacrosse is played on the
new stadium facility.
PLAYERS- There are 10 players per team on the field at a
given time. A goalie and three long-stick defensemen are restricted to
the defensive half. Threee attackmen are restricted to the offensive
have. Three midfielders, or middies, play unrestricted over the entire
CHECKING- The ball carrier's stick and body can be checked.
When a ball is on the ground, players within five yards of the ball can
be checked. All checking must occur from the players' front. The goalie,
while in his circular crease, cannot be interfered with.
PENALTIES- Hitting on the head, slashing with an out of
control stick, cross-checking, and hitting from behind are typical
penalties in lacrosse.
SUBSTITUTIONS- During the game substitutions can occur
during a play stoppage when a ball goes out of bounce, or "on the fly"
as play is going on. The style of substitution lends to the speed of
which the game is played.
SHOTS ON GOAL- When a shot is taken that misses the cage,
the player from either team that is closest to the ball when it goes out
of bounce allows his team to either gain or retain possession of the
Mr. Michael Block
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Mr. Henry Roth '07
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Mr. John Siccola
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Mr. Bill White
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