We’ve highlighted quite a few stories the last few months that have documented the growth of lacrosse.
We’ll get to more in a moment.
But we start with a story right smack in the heart of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, Syracuse, N.Y., the second annual Empire State Cup is being played.
Change could be in the air next year, with a possible move of locale to New York City.
Now, we move to the Land of Lincoln — the state of Illinois.
It includes data that’s been oft-reported, such as a 77 nationwide growth in youth participation from 2006-12 and a jump in the number of varsity team to more than 4,400.
But this story, from the News-Gazette in East Central Illinois, documents one family that used availability of a youth lacrosse program as a determining factor in deciding where to move.
We continue now with the best of this week’s lacrosse news on one page.
Here are more stories in our “News & Notes” feature, where we highlight not only important news, but good journalism. These are the most newsworthy, interesting, best reported, originally sourced and well-written stories from throughout the lacrosse world this past week.
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* Teen teaches lacrosse in South Africa
* Lacrosse interest growing in Arkansas
* Lax on the rise in Nebraska
* University of Colorado builds first team with nationwide talent
* Hartford’s top scorer transfers to Denver
* Brothers on rival teams in Western Lacrosse Association playoffs in Canada
* 3d Select Wins US Lacrosse U15 national title
* Lacrosse stars stick together for charity event
* US Lacrosse Positive Coaching Alliance
* Attack choices could determine Team USA offense
* Eight vie to fill Doughety’s goalie shoes for Team USA
* Strong pool for Team USA at SSDM
* Versatile athletes vie for Team USA LSM spots
* Denver Outlaws finish regular season unbeaten
* Is Denver making a case as one of the best ever?
* Video: Major League Lacrosse game highlights
* MLL playoff scenarios
* Rundown of stories from LaxLessons.com/blog this past week
* Rundown of recruit commitment stories from LaxLessons.com this past week
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