The U Albany Great Danes have matured into a national power in college lacrosse. In recent years head coach Scott Marr has recruited the biggest names, won big games and hosted record-breaking crowds. The city of Albany and US Lacrosse has taken notice as the popularity of Lacrosse continues to grow in the Capital Region.

Per the Times Union:

"The Albany Police Athletic League has run youth clinics and Albany High has added lacrosse as a sport, but the overall growth of the sport took a major step forward as US Lacrosse launched its first Lacrosse Communities Project in Albany."


UAlbany's success in last year's NCAA Tournament generated a lot of enthusiasm for the sport in our area. That hasn't gone unnoticed by Mayor Kathy Sheehan:

"We need to be relentless in finding every opportunity possible for our young people," Sheehan said. "When we started seeing lacrosse sticks pop up all over this city, we knew we had that hook."

I was lucky enough to be introduced to the great game of Lacrosse at a young age and love its fast pace and physical nature to this day. How about you, Capital Region? How do you think our community can benefit from this new initiative?