Story Of The Decade: The Rise Of High School Lacrosse

Photo courtesy ESPN RISE
Photo courtesy ESPN RISE

Before turning the page to a new decade, ESPN RISE Magazine looks back on the most exciting and influential 10 years in the history of high school sports. A lot has happened over the past 10 years. A sophomore named LeBron James announced his arrival as the next big thing. Hoops stars headed to Europe after — and even before — receiving their diplomas. Some athletes spent their summer vacations winning gold medals. And one kid even sailed around the world.

Our man Brett Hughes just dropped me a line to announce that “The Rise of Lacrossehas been selected by ESPN RISE as one of the top stories of the decade.

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The reasoning?

Top recruits used to come out of the Northeast for the most part. The East Coast remains a hotbed for lacrosse, but states like Texas, California, Colorado, Florida and Washington have also emerged as lacrosse hotbeds. Now they’re producing big-time players, too.

Slated at #15, the full listing can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Mary Seibert
Photo courtesy of Mary Seibert

Also, check out the Top 10: Ten years of greatness and more to come. …All quality mentions if you ask me. Brett even touched on a few of them last week in his write-up about the NBA.

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