Whitefish Lacrosse provides high school lacrosse opportunities boys and girls in Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish Lax belongs to the Montana High School Lacrosse Association and competes with teams from Pablo, Helena, Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls
Lousia Lumsden brought the game of women's lacrosse to Scotland in 1890 after seeing a men's lacrosse game between a Native American Tribe and the montreal Lacrosse club. She largely based the women's game off of the mens and because of the physicality of the game it wasn't brought back to the United States until Rosabelle Sinclair established the first women's team at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. As a homage to our Scottish roots, the skirts that are part of the uniform standards today were for many years scottish kilts of colorful tartans that matched the team's colors.
The girl's game closely mirrored the men's through the 1930's when the men broke off and added in more physical contact. The stick the girl's play with today, while not wooden, still honors the equipment of our original game. The stick has a shallow pocket, sloped sidewalls, and a thinner shaft than the one used in the men's game. The girl's game rewards agility, quickness, and speed but no brawn.