- Girls lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the country on the youth, high school and collegiate level!
- Boys lacrosse has been played in the Evansville area since 2007, girls came in to play in 2011.
- We are looking for girls in the 7th-12th grade to come out and give lacrosse a try. It rivals, basketball and soccer for the amount of excitement and far out does either on the amount of scoring that occurs!
- Not only are we looking for players but coaches as well! In fact this year Reitz and Memorial High Schools are hoping to birth their own programs. There are 12 girls on the field playing and substitutions constantly throughout the game, so an ideal team has 20 players or more.
- The lacrosse season runs from March to May, but conditioning will begin this fall at Metro Sports Center on a weekly basis.
- We play teams from central/northern Indiana and Ohio. But with the growth of collegiate programs in the Midwest we hope to see many more area high schools forming teams.
- Some of the colleges that have women's lacrosse include: Michigan, Marquette, Florida, University of Southern California, Notre Dame, Vanderbuilt, Louisville and Hanover. The colleges range from Division 1 to Division 3 schools and they all have scholarships that are going unused because there are not enough women players!
- This coming 2013 season, Castle Girls Lacrosse will be playing in the Indiana High School Women's Lacrosse Association at the Jr. Varsity and Varsity levels.
- For more information go to the Greater Evansville Youth Lacrosse Association website (GEYLA) at www.evansvillelax.com. or call Larry Goldstein at 812-204-3526.
Castle High School coach, Emily Garrett, and member of the team, Grace Barrett, talked about the growing trend of lacrosse in Evansville. Here are some quick facts they shared on the Local 7 Lifestyles: