7 News Stories

Free Movement Approved In Women’s Lacrosse!

Mon Jan 29, 2018 - Craig Scialdone
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved a proposal to allow free movement in women’s lacrosse. The change is intended to improve the pace and flow of the game by allowing players to continue moving after the official blows the whistle. Previously, all players had to stop on the whistle. Under the new rule, players can keep moving after a foul or violation while the player possessing the ball restarts play. A 2-meter nonengagement area will be established around the player awarded posses

Rule Changes Announced for High School Girls Lacrosse

Thu Nov 10, 2016 - Craig Scialdone
US Lacrosse today announced rule changes and revisions for women’s lacrosse, effective for the 2017 girls’ high school lacrosse season. US Lacrosse writes the rules for high school girls’ lacrosse, and those rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). “The rule changes and approved revisions are a continued effort to minimize the risk of injury in girls’ lacrosse,” said Kathy Westdorp, chair of the NFHS girls’ lacrosse rules committee and a member of the US Lacro

LaxPrep Focuses on Injury Prevention, Performance Enhancement

Thu Nov 10, 2016 - Craig Scialdone
Concussions may get the headlines, but ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and lower extremity injuries (knee and ankle sprains) are the primary cause of missed game and practice time in both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. That's why US Lacrosse invested in research on ACL injury prevention and developed a warm-up and exercise program, called LaxPrep, that can help to reduce an athlete’s risk of lower extremity injury. "Preventing these injuries is a much better answer than operating on them," said Dr. Rich

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