Auburn Lacrosse classic

set for April 8, 2018

Duck Samford Stadium

Presented by:
Auburn University Campus Recreation // Auburn High School // The City of Auburn


it's a quadruple header



Auburn University Men vs. Georgia Tech at 12:00 p.m.

Auburn High Men vs. Bob Jones at 2:00 p.m.

Auburn High Women vs. Huntsville at 4:00 p.m.

Auburn Middle School vs. Mountain Brook at 5:30 p.m.


Games start at noon at Duck Samford Stadium.  

Special halftime events are planned and Senior players will be recognized prior to the start of each game.

Lacrosse is often called “the fastest game on two feet.” It is also one of the most traditional. 

The Auburn Lacrosse Classic is hosted by the City of Auburn, Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club, and Auburn University Campus Recreation. 





the game of lacrosse


The Origin of Lacrosse

Europeans first learned about lacrosse from Native Americans in the 1600s. A French team was the first to challenge a Native American team in 1740 and lost quite handily. In 1851, a European team finally defeated a Native American team; the sport subsequently increased in popularity in the Montreal area. French settlers gave lacrosse its name because the sticks used by the Natives bore a resemblance to the crosier, which bishops would carry during religious ceremonies.

Types of Lacrosse

Field and box, the two types of lacrosse, have different rules and regulations. Box lacrosse, for example, involves more contact because the area of play is smaller. Each type of lacrosse takes place on a different surface; field lacrosse is played on a grass or turf field and box lacrosse takes place in a hockey style arena. Men and women can participate in both versions of the sport.


Because of the physical nature of lacrosse, players must wear protective equipment. Participants should wear helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads and kidney pads. You will also need a lacrosse stick, which comes in the form of a shaft with a pocket on the end. Goalies can wear additional padding on their legs, torsos and arms, since they must block the ball. Goalies also use a stick with a larger head, which helps them to make saves.


One of the most important rules in lacrosse is the hand-ball rule. If a player other than the goalie touches the ball with his glove, the other team receives possession of the ball. Other infractions like cross-checking, high-sticking, holding, checking from behind and hooking will lead to the referee sending the player off the playing surface for two minutes. The referee can eject a player from the game for more severe infractions, such as spearing and fighting. Source: www.livestrong.com.



Get involved




Auburn Youth Lacrosse
Website: www.auburnyouthlax.com

Auburn High School Lacrosse
Website: High School Lacrosse

Auburn University Lacrosse Club
Joe Wise, Coordinator
601 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: +334 844 0023
E-mail: campusrec@auburn.edu
Website: www.campusrec.auburn.edu