The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse--the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in the game. An exhilarating sport, lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action. Long sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges are routine in women's lacrosse. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball. In the fall of 2002 the IHSA approved a proposal for boys and girls lacrosse to be recognized as sanctioned sports when enough schools are participating. Both the boys and girls anticipate being a sanctioned IHSA sport within the next few years as more schools start programs. Lacrosse is recognized as an "emerging sport" by the IHSA.
While most schools have a JV and Varsity team, Regina currently fields one team that plays on the Varsity level.
Varsity Lacrosse Coach: Mary Byrne
Please visit the Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association's exciting new web site www.ihswla.org
for Regina's schedule, results, stats and field directions.