Jesuit Missionary Jean de Brebeuf is the first to document the game of lacrosse
A match between the Seneca and Mohawks results in the creating of basic rules.
Caughnawaga Indians demonstrate the sport in Montreal. The game is reported by the newspaper and, for the first time, white men are interested in the sport.
First Official Rules
Dr. William George Beers, the father of modern lacrosse, finalizes the first set of playing rules for the Montreal Club.
Queen Victoria and College Team
Queen Victoria watched and "endorses" a lacrosse game in Windsor, England. New York University is the first college in the United States to establish a lacrosse team.
The first intercollegiate tournament is held at Westchester Polo Grounds in New York.
First Women's Game
The first women's lacrosse game is played at St. Leonard's School in St. Andrew's, Scotland.
Lacrosse is first played as an exhibition sport in the Olympics in St. Louis. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse League is formed. Laurie D. Cox, William C. Schmeisser and Charles Lattig form a committee to develop a uniform code of operation for college lacrosse, and divide the colleges into north and south divisions.
The United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) is formed as the rule-making body for women's lacrosse.
Robert Pool introduces the first double-walled wooden stick, an early prototype for today's plastic sticks.
The men's field game positions change from goalkeeper, point, cover point, first defense, second defense, center, second attack, first attack and in home to goal keeper, attack, midfield and defense.
Men's College lacrosse allies with the NCAA. The International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Association (IFWLA) is founded.
The first NCAA women's championship is played at Trenton State University between the University of Massachusetts and Trenton State University.