America’s oldest sport, lacrosse, is full of folklore and fascinating facts. From the first bloody contests to today’s pro game, there’s a lot of lacrosse trivia even the most die-hard fans do not know. Whether you are a seasoned lax rat, a dedicated sports parent or a novice coach, these 15 questions will put your lacrosse knowledge to the test.
Lizards’ Lacrosse Trivia Questions for Players and Fans Alike
Our lacrosse trivia test is broken down into three sections: easy, hard and difficult. Those who have seen more than a few New York Lizards games might want to skip straight to section two. If you can answer all five in section three, you might qualify for super fan status.
1) Easy Lax Trivia
- Who invented lacrosse?
- What are the four positions on a lacrosse team?
- Who is the New York Lizards mascot?
- What is it called when a player rocks their stick back and forth to hold the ball?
- Can a penalty result in a player being removed from the field for a period of time?
- The Native Americans
- Attack, Midfield, Defense and Goalie
- It is called Man Up and Man Down
2) Intermediate Lacrosse Trivia
- Which types of players are allowed to carry a long stick?
- Who was the first team to win a Major League Lacrosse championship?
- What is the white circle around a lacrosse goal called?
- Who holds the record for the most points scored in a Major League Lacrosse season?
- What is another name for a lacrosse stick?
3) Professional Level
- Who founded Major League Lacrosse?
- What did the Native Americans call the sport of lacrosse?
- What is the oldest uninterrupted public school lacrosse rivalry in America?
- Is lacrosse an Olympic sport?
- What is it called when a defenseman knocks the stick out of the hands of the ball carrier?
- Jake Steinfeld, Dave Morrow and Tim Robertson
- The Woodstick Classic (Garden City vs. Manhasset) has run continuously since 1935
- Lacrosse was contested at the Summer Olympic Games in 1904 and 1908, but has yet to make a return
- A yardsale
After you have answered these lacrosse trivia questions (hopefully correctly), share them with friends or family members. Then, you will all be ready to cheer on your team together when the 2020 New York Lizards season begins.