Welcome to NRHS Lacrosse
Boys and Girls Varsity Lacrosse at New Rochelle HS
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in indigenous Canada as early as the 17th century. The game was extensively modified by European colonists, reducing the violence, to create its current collegiate and professional form.
Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal. The sport has four versions that have different sticks, fields, rules, and equipment: field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse. The men’s games, field lacrosse (outdoor) and box lacrosse (indoor), are contact sports and all players wear protective gear: helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, and elbow pads. The women’s game is played outdoors and does not allow body contact but does allow stick to stick contact. The only protective gear required for women players is eyegear, while goalies wear helmets and protective pads.
News and Events
Pat Swift, a former college lacrosse player and former coach at New Rochelle High School (1992-2000), was instrumental at bringing the game of lacrosse to the youth of New Rochelle.
Feeder Program at Youth Level
The lifeblood of any high school lacrosse program is the feeder program at the youth level. Engage youth players now so that they are active and informed when they get to the high school level. The future rewards are well worth the sacrifice.