The Rise of Lacrosse


When most people think of Texas sports, football comes to mind. Football is one of the most popular and celebrated sports in the state, but there are many other sports that are forgotten because of this. 

One of these overlooked sports is lacrosse, but it might not stay that way for long. 

This past signing day, a national day where athletes sign their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level, several Wakeland students signed across many different sports. Lacrosse had many student-athletes commit too. 

“I have played lacrosse for years, and it can be frustrating that no one really knows it even exists,” Marymount University Commit, Alexandra Mayo said. 

The Texas High School Lacrosse League creates teams that consist of all players in one single district. Therefore all lacrosse players in Frisco ISD are on one team. This limits the number of athletes that can play for their school but also increases the competition. 

Although the lacrosse team for Frisco is exceptionally skilled, not many people know about it. Most Wakeland students do not know that the Texas High School Lacrosse League even exists. 

With all of the recent commits, lacrosse is gaining some popularity within Frisco. Wakeland students should support their lacrosse athletes because of the amount of time and effort they put in. With the players ranging across Frisco schools, attending the games allows students to meet people from other schools and create a fun environment for the players. 

The lacrosse season doesn’t start until Spring, but that shouldn’t let students forget about supporting! Keep an eye out for future lacrosse news on The Texas High School Lacrosse League website and support your fellow Wolverines.