Lacrosse Box Facility Develops Player Skills

The Knight Sports Campus now offers a Lacrosse Box facility for the Eagles, helping student-athletes in our boys and girls lacrosse programs to build their skills. The confined playing area forces quicker decision making, confidence under pressure and sharper stick skills. Missed passes and shots result in a rebound, so there is no stoppage in play. In this space, smaller goals and bigger goalie pads teach players to have added focus while shooting. No defensive lacrosse sticks are allowed so players learn to play defense with good positioning and footwork. Unlike field lacrosse, players play both offensive and defense in box lacrosse, developing a complete skill set. This new equipment was made possible by the generous support of several donors. “I’ve been hoping for a facility like this for years,” said Glenn Carter, lacrosse program director. “It will make developing our players’ skills much easier and at a faster rate. We’re grateful for the generosity that made it possible.”