The similarities between lacrosse and field hockey are striking. Both are played on fields where the ultimate goal is to either strike or shoot a small ball into the opponent's net. Both sports are played with sticks. Both sports feature a goaltending position. Both sports require a lot of running - and therefore a well conditioned athlete for optimum performance. And finally, both sports are also very popular among female athletes.
But when it comes to making a decision between playing lacrosse or field hockey, what's a girl to do? Well, first of all, let it be known that you may be able to do both, as field hockey is traditionally played during the fall and lacrosse in the spring. But for the female athlete looking to commit to just one sport, here's a look at the key differences between field hockey and lacrosse. Continue reading