Silent Warriors: Lacrosse Players More Likely To Succeed as Navy Seals

This morning the Today Show aired a special look into recruiting methods for Navy Seals. Recruits with backgrounds in nontraditional sports like lacrosse, rugby and water polo are not only more likely to become a seal, but also excel at a very high level. According to Captain Adam Curtis, “People who play those sports have a real training hardness factor.” Listen in for the remarks on lacrosse players at the 1:30 mark.

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  1. Ashley on January 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Great clip! If your interested in learning more about what it takes to become a Navy SEAL, visit

  2. austin on January 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for posting Harry! Great news clip!

  3. Rett on January 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Great find

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