Lacrosse is a team sport that is often played as a contact sport. Lacrosse is played by using a small rubber ball, and a long handled stick called a Crosse or a Lacrosse Stick. The head of the stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the ball. It has four major game types which are, men’s field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse, and intercrosses. Lacrosse sport consists of four positions such as, midfield, attack, defense, and goalie. Lacrosse was developed as early as 1100 AD among native people of this continent. It was well established by the 17th century and documented by Jesuit missionary priests in the territory of present day Canada.
Matt Landis first played lacrosse at summer camp.
In the United States, lacrosse became more common during the 1900s and was primarily a
regional sport centered on the east coast, including the states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Though, by the second half of the 20th century, the sport had become more popular and has continuously grown towards the west of this region.
In the summer of 2001, a men’s professional field lacrosse league, known as Major League Lacrosse MLL, was initiated in the United States. Originally starting with only
three teams, the MLL has developed to having a total of eight clubs placed in major metropolitan areas in the United States. On July 4, 2008, Major League Lacrosse established the most, lacrosse attendance record of 20,116 fans that attended a game at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.
Matt Landis was born and raised in New York, and has always done extremely well with sports and his academics. He attended Pelham Memorial High School from 2009-2012. He started playing Lacrosse while he was attending high school, and actually played all four seasons. He received All American and first team All-State honors during his senior season. In December of 2010, while he was a sophomore he was offered a lacrosse scholarship for Notre Dame. He had other offers as well, but he chose Notre Dame for its close knit school community, impressive Division I sports programs and acclaimed academic programs.
Lacrosse put Matt Landis on the fast track to college.
He played defense as a starter in the Notre Dame’s close defense for the second straight season and has played in 33 games, including 17 starts. As well as the long pole during his freshman season before moving to close defense as a sophomore, 37 ground balls and has earned two monograms. In 2014, as a sophomore he played 18 lacrosse games, including 17 starts, in close defense. He picked up 14 ground balls and scooped up a season of high three ground balls in the 8-7 setback to Penn State, picked up two ground balls in four games and earned his second monogram.
Lacrosse sport is a unique and awesome sport to learn and play, if you ever get a chance to play I encourage you to do so.