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Surveys Show Growing Popularity of Lacrosse at All Levels of Play

One of fastest growing sports

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., with participation increasing at an estimated rate of over 10% per year. According to a US Lacrosse 2005 participation survey:

  • there are approximately 204,384 players at the youth level (age 15 and under, non-high school)
  • approximately 147,042 high school athletes play lacrosse.

According to the NCAA:

  • The number of men's lacrosse teams at the college level increased 24% between 1993-1994 and 2003-2004 from 170 to 211

  • The number of women's lacrosse teams nearly doubled, from 133 to 258 between 1993-1994 and 2003-2004.

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