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Study Says Injury Rate for Girls Higher than Boys in High School Lacrosse

According to a 4-year study (2000- 2003) of injuries in lacrosse reported in the February 2007 issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, high school girls experienced a significantly higher rate of HFE (head, face, and eye) injuries than boys, in part because of a lack of protective equipment. Hopefully, the injury rate for girls will drop now that protective eyewear for girls has become mandatory.

Protective Goggles Rule in Girls Lacrosse Supported By Study

The 2005 rule by US Lacrosse that female lacrosse players wear protective goggles came not a moment too soon. A study in the February 2007 issue of The American Journal Sports Medicine of injuries to high school and collegiate lacrosse players in the 4 year period (2000 to 2003) before the new equipment mandate went into effect discloses that high school girls and college women experienced a significantly higher rate of HFE (head, face, and eye) injuries than boys and college men.

Rule Changes for 2008 Boys High School Lacrosse

New rules for 2008 High School Boys Lacrosse include rules on the size of goalie stick and uniforms.

Buying the Right Gear for Women's Lacrosse

Jenny Riitano-Levy, Brine's women's lacrosse and field hockey brand manager, offers tips on choosing the right equipment for women's lacrosse.

Growing Popularity of Women's Lacrosse

Jenny Riitano-Levy, women's lacrosse and field hockey brand manager at Brine, explains the growing popularity of women's lacrosse.

Protective Eyewear For Girl's Lacrosse

Finding the right protective goggles for your lacrosse playing daughter requires trying on lots of different goggles, says Jenny Riitano-Levy, women's lacrosse and field hockey brand manager at Brine, because every face is different.

Women's Lacrosse Equipment

Jenny Riitano-Levy, women's lacrosse and field hockey brand manager at Brine, talks about the basic pieces of equipment required to play women's lacrosse.

Lacrosse Goalie Sticks

Neal Goldman, brand manager for men's lacrosse at Brine, talks about men's goalie sticks.

Buying Lacrosse Shoulder Pads

Neal Goldman, men's lacrosse product manager at Brine, talks about what parents should be looking for in lacrosse shoulder pads for their sons.

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