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Cape High should have a boys lacrosse team

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Image courtesy of Insider Lacrosse.

Imagine the perfect getaway: a high school sports game with your friends. One of the best things about high school is the vast variety of sports schools offer. It gives students a chance to explore their extracurricular side by joining one of the many different sports teams available.

While this all sounds like a good thing, I have noticed there is a popular sport lacking teams for both genders here at Cape Coral High School. The sport is lacrosse: a physical, high action sport which at the moment is only offered to the ladies. Lacrosse is not only a ladies’ sport but a men’s sport as well.

As a matter of fact, 82% of lacrosse players in the nation are male according to Zippia.com. With this in mind, why is there not a boy’s lacrosse team at Cape High? The interest in lacrosse has been rising and it’ll be a great way to attract more people to Cape High.

The last time boys’ lacrosse was an option was in the early 2000s. In a world where keeping up with trends is essential, why not bring back the boys’ lacrosse team?

One argument that can be brought up is that boys’ lacrosse is much more dangerous than girls’ lacrosse since body-checking is legal. While this is true, there are multiple physical sports that are offered in high school.

Football is the first sport that comes to mind. Tackles are the biggest physicality in the sport and it is extremely common. As stated by Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, it is estimated that over 500,000 injuries occur when playing high school football, mostly from tackles.

If injury is the main reason for holding back on bringing back the boy’s lacrosse team, then why does high school football exist? Why are sports like soccer and wrestling offered? It doesn’t make sense.

I get that school is all about education and not always about sports, however, if you want someone to be attracted to your school, how about adding sports that are most recently gaining interest? This is definitely a way to entice people into your school.

The same can be said about clubs. If a certain club attracts a student, that student is most likely going to want to go to that school.

With more students on campus, more funding is available to the school and to their sports teams. It is a great idea to bring back boy’s lacrosse and should be done now rather than never.

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