There is no doubt about the fact that in order for a person to attain the greatest benefits of health and fitness, it is highly recommended for individuals to participate in a sport. Not only do sports promote health and fitness, they also promote discipline, cooperation, determination and many other qualities that ultimately builds a strong character. There are a myriad of sports one can choose from when looking to attain such benefits. One of the fastest growing sports in regards to popularity is lacrosse.
The game of lacrosse is a team sport that is properly played utilizing a small-sized rubber ball and a long-handled stick that is called a lacrosse stick, or crosse. The sport is often played with contact. The head portion of the lacrosse stick is constructed with a loose mesh material that is specifically designed to catch and grasp onto the ball. The objective of the sport is to score as much as a team can by shooting the ball into their opponent’s goal using the crosse to catch, stick, pass and cradle the ball. The objective of the game is to keep the opposing team from gaining and scoring the ball through the utilization of body contact, positioning and/or stick checking. There are four major types of the sport, including: women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse, men’s field lacrosse and intercrosse. There are four different positions in the sport: goalie, attack, midfield and defense.
Today, lacrosse is a popular team sport that is gaining in its popularity in the North American continent. The sport may have originally developed in 1100 AD among indigenous groups of the continent. It had become a well-established sport in the seventeenth century and was documented by missionary priests of Jesuit in present-day Canada. Since those times, the sport has undergone many different modifications.
Some of the most important aspects of the sport’s strength and growth lie heavily on the players, their beliefs, determination and will. There are hundreds of thousands of lacrosse players all across the world. Among these players is an American from Pelham, New York named Matt Landis. He is most known for his respectable career at the University of Notre Dame.
In December of 2010, Matt Landis as a sophomore had accepted a scholarship to join the lacrosse team of Notre Dame. He had considered a number of other colleges to play at as well, such as Brown, Navy, Colgate, John Hopkins, and University of massachusetts. He had also held a solid gpa of 3.281 at Mendoza College of Business while training full time in the sport. As a freshman student, Matt ranked number 66 on the “Power 100 Freshmen” listed and 18th as “best defenseman” in the class of 2012. Matt Landis excels at his best as a one on one player and on-ball coverage defender