GAME CHANGER | CityLax is Using Lacrosse As a Pathway to College

By Kathleen Parrish, LAFAYETTE COLLEGE MAGAZINE, FALL 2019 Imagine the composer Leonard Bernstein in khaki shorts and a ball cap on a high school athletic field in Brooklyn. Instead of using a baton to divine a Beethoven sonata from his wind, wood, and brass sections, our Bernstein, AKA John Moser ’83, is using a wooden staff…

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CityLax is Changing the Face of Lacrosse

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

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

“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

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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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