Women’s box lacrosse comes to 2017 NAIG

By Neil Becker Sports News History will be made this summer, as women’s box lacrosse will be making its long awaited debut in NAIG competition. Among those organizing a team and striving for gold at this year’s games which take place from July 16-23rd in Toronto is the Team B.C. U-19 women’s box lacrosse squad. Recently, prior to an intense practice in Langley, about 20 players along with family assembled to hear Kwantlen First Nations elder Lekeyten, who talked about the deep rooted link between lacrosse and indigenous heritage being just as significant as running drills. “There was a big stone plate between Chehalis and Harrison Hot Springs along the Chehalis River where people would gather and play lacrosse,” Kwantlen said. “They would compete for weeks; they would all bring…

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