Although Lacrosse is the newest sport at Marist, it is one of the oldest in North America. The game's roots can be traced back to Native American culture as a means to develop warriors and training for war. Early contests consisted of hundreds of participants with goals miles apart, that lasted for days. Today, Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports with more than 500,000 players worldwide.
In the Atlanta area, Lacrosse is growing rapidly, challenging the dominant Northeast and Mid-Atlantic programs. The Marist Lacrosse program began in 2004 with the creation of boys and girls varsity teams. Junior Varsity teams were added in 2007. The girl's team has had a successful beginning, having qualified for the State Playoffs in each season of existence, achieving the Elite Eight in 2007.
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|Boys Lacrosse All-Stars Selected|
Three War Eagle Lacrosse players were selected to play in the 2014 Georgia High School All-Star Games on Sunday, May 18 at Sprayberry High School. The players selected were also included on the 2014 DiVarsity All-Star Team. The players selected were: Kevin Coughlin, Sage Hardin and Matt McBryan.
|Boys Lacrosse Defeat St Pius, Advance to State Playoffs|
For the first time in the program's history, the Varsity Boys Lacrosse team defeated St Pius X 9-7 to earn 2nd Place in the Area and will have a 1st Round home AAAA State Playoff game at Hughes Spalding Stadium.
Alex Piovesan scored 4 goals in the win over the visiting Golden Lions with Stephen Grove scoring the go-ahead goal late in the 4th quarter. Ryan Gallagher added 1 goal and 4 assists for the War Eagles.
|Marist Caps 10th Anniversary of Lacrosse With Win|
Last Saturday, Marist celebrated its 10th anniversary of Lacrosse with a 6-4 victory over Lakeside-Evans. To kickoff the milestone, the War Eagles had the chance to view Georgia Tech take on the University of Minnesota and witness the Yellow Jackets earn a 13-7 victory.
Marist School Lacrosse Facts
War Eagles / College Lacrosse
Danny Coughlin ('12) Georgia Tech
Bob Dukes ('12) Citadel
T.J. Smith ('12) Wittenberg
Lady War Eagles / College Lacrosse
Ashley Brunner ('14) Piedmont College
Mary Grace Heller ('14) St Mary's College