America’s First Sport, Lacrosse Documentary

May 27, 2012; Stony Brook NY, USA; Syracuse Orange attack Devon Collins (44) with the draw control during the first half of the 2012 NCAA Division 1 Womens Lacrosse Championship against the Northwestern Wildcats at LaValle Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports


The first sporting event ever observed by Europeans in North America was a lacrosse game in 1637. Jesuit missionaries from France saw hundreds of native men playing a ball game with sticks that they thought resembled a bishop’s crosier, so they called the game “lacrosse.” Read More…