History Lacrosse

Timeline created by gerritsej
In History
  • First Document

    Jesuit Missionary Jean de Brebeuf is the first to document the game of lacrosse
  • Rules Created

    A match between the Seneca and Mohawks results in the creating of basic rules.
  • Demostration

    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.
  • First Tournament

    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.
  • Olympics

    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.
  • Women's lacrosse

    The United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) is formed as the rule-making body for women's lacrosse.
  • New Stick

    Robert Pool introduces the first double-walled wooden stick, an early prototype for today's plastic sticks.
  • Position Change

    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 NCAA

    Men's College lacrosse allies with the NCAA. The International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Association (IFWLA) is founded.
  • NCAA Women

    The first NCAA women's championship is played at Trenton State University between the University of Massachusetts and Trenton State University.