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CityLax is Changing the Face of Lacrosse

April 25, 2019

Looking at a college or professional team–or even most high school teams–it’s easy to forget lacrosse’s Native American roots. But ask most people, and they’ll tell you that lacrosse is a “white person sport,” judging from the lack of diversity on the field. However, that’s a quality that is slowly but surely changing, due to…

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“Just a Kid from the Bronx” | Prep Sports Zone

January 22, 2019
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“The Bronx has never really been a hotbed for lacrosse players, but a lot has changed since I initially started playing lacrosse in the third grade. With the help of organizations like CityLax, the sport is growing tremendously in the schools and communities of the five boroughs.” Prep Sports Zone

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“Lacrosse Casts Its Net Farther From the Coast, and Pulls In New Recruits” | The New York Times

May 14, 2018

“When I first started playing, I could barely do a push-up or look someone in the eye,” said Khan, now a solid 5-foot-9, 185-pounder. “Now I have options and know that there are even more out there.” The New York Times

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“Cradle of Education: How CityLax is using Lacrosse to Develop Better Students” | UpMetrics: Data For Good

April 27, 2018

“We had a young lady, who is still in college now, who told us the story of her freshman and sophomore year in high school—she lived in a car for the first two years of high school. She’s now on a four-year scholarship to play college lacrosse.” UpMetrics: Data For Good https://medium.com/upmetrics-data-for-good/cradle-of-education-how-citylax-is-using-lacrosse-to-develop-better-students-6d4461c302cf    

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“Spreading the lacrosse gospel” | The Spirit

April 16, 2018
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“Twelve years ago, only six high schools in the New York City Public Athletic League (PSAL) had varsity lacrosse teams — four in Staten Island. This was when Matty Levine, former All-American goalie at Williams College and passionate promoter of the game, started on his mission to spread the lacrosse gospel among public school and…

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“Matty Levine ’74 Brings Lacrosse Opportunities to Inner City Youth” | The Williams Record

February 14, 2018
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“In my life, I was so fortunate to have had coaches and teachers that gave me the gifts of lacrosse and a Williams education,” Levine said. “Everything I do involving lacrosse today is my way of trying to pass along these gifts to young people, so they may hopefully gain similar opportunities in life that…

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“Cornell Lacrosse’s Seibald ’09, Pannell ’13 Strive to ‘Grow the Game’” | The Cornell Daily Sun

November 2, 2016
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“Long a popular sport in the suburbs of New York, lacrosse never really gained much popularity in the city itself, according to Max Seibald. Through his volunteer work with CityLax, Seibald is trying to change that.” The Cornell Daily Sun

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“CityLax Hosts Notre Dame Day of Lacrosse in NYC” | Lacrosse All Stars

October 11, 2016
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“Student-athletes and coaches from all five boroughs made the trek to Cardinal Spellman HS in the Bronx for a day of free clinics, led by Head Coach Kevin Corrigan and Notre Dame’s Men’s Lacrosse Team.” Lacrosse All Stars

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“From Hardship to Hope: A Lacrosse Journey” | US Lacrosse

June 23, 2016
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“I feel that even though my life has been filled with hardship, I have become a stronger and more determined young woman. Nothing will stop me from fulfilling my dreams because CityLax was there for me.” US Lacrosse

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“South Bronx Lacrosse: Highbridge Green School” | Lacrosse All Stars

May 24, 2016
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“To get the program started at Highbridge I contacted CityLax. They helped guide me through the launch process, and generously donated 30 helmets to our cause.” Lacrosse All Stars

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