Daily Archives: August 19, 2010

Helmets In Women’s Lacrosse?: Physicians Such As Dr. Johnny Benjamin And Dr. Micky Collins (Univ. Of Pittsburgh) Are “For Helmets” To Protect Student-Athletes From Concussions (Video)

The popularity of womens’s lacrosse is growing by leaps and bounds and so is the incidence of concussions.

The local high school, Vero Beach High, in the town where I practice in Florida has become a girl’s lacrosse powerhouse winning 5-consecutive state championships. Now it seems that every semi-athletic, little girl in town is playing in hopes of progressing to the VBHS juggernaut.

With increased participation, my office is seeing more lacrosse related injuries especially concussions but interestingly not so much in boys. Concussions are serious brain injuries in anyone but especially in growing brains.

One would think that since boys play a much more physical style of lacrosse we would see exactly the opposite. Then what’s the difference? Boys get hit in the head with lacrosse sticks and balls just like the girls. Simple…Boys wear hard helmets in lacrosse and girls are not allowed to.

I recently viewed an ESPN E:60 episode on the phenomenon or crisis if you will of concussions in girls’ lacrosse. I was concerned with what I saw.

For more:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johnny-benjamin/womens-lacrosse-boys-brai_b_685997.html

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: Goalie Zack Schenker (Sr., Foothill HS) Competed At Adidas National All-American Classic (MD), Tri-State Tournament (Princeton, NJ) And Gait Cup (Video)

Aka… “Shank” & “Zack”, played lots of lacrosse this summer. Adrenaline Goalie Camp at USD; Navy Camp at UCSB, Gait Cup at Gettysburg College; Adidas National All American Classic (second year), Baltimore, MD; Tri-State Tournament, Princeton, NJ; Starz Elite division, team CRUSH. Zack is competing for the starting Varsity Goalie position at powerhouse, Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA where they have won 4 consecutive CIF Southern Section Titles.

Team USA Men’s Lacrosse Highlights From 12-10 Win Over Canada In FIL World Championship Game (Video)

Highlights from USA’s 12-10 win over Canada in the FIL World Championship game in Manchester, England.

Lacrosse Instructional Videos: Aly Josephs Of The IMG Lacrosse Academy Demonstrates Women’s Lacrosse Techniques