Ohio board approves lacrosse as sanctioned sport

USA TODAY High School Sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously (8-0) t on Thursday to sanction boys’ and girls’ lacrosse starting with the 2016-17 school year. Lacrosse is a spring sport in Ohio.

The Board did not take action on how many divisions there will be for each gender.

“The members of the subcommittee did an outstanding job studying lacrosse in Ohio and researching the sport both statewide and nationally,” OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross said, “and I know they also received tremendous assistance from Paul Balcerzak, commissioner of both the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association (OHSLA) and the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (OSLA). Lacrosse is definitely growing in our state at both the youth and high school levels, and it’s exciting when schools want their sport to be part of our association and also exciting that more students will be able to complement their high school experience with…

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