New lacrosse program starts at Beaufort High

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Beaufort High School has announced that it will field a girls’ lacrosse team during the 2014-15 school year. The Beaufort High School Athletics Department, under the direction of Athletics Director, Jerry Linn, received enough feedback from female students to announce the formation of a girls’ lacrosse program.

In recent years, the sport that may be experiencing the most explosive growth across the United States is lacrosse. During a 10-year period between 1997 and 2007, the number of lacrosse teams grew from 1,048 to 3,068. In the same period, the number of participants grew from 45,050 to 126,295, which represents a growth rate exceeding 10 percent every year. Long established in the northeast United States, interscholastic lacrosse is being added by a number of state associations around the United States. By 2007, 22 states offered boys programs and 23 offered programs for girls.

Currently, Beaufort High School is searching for a head coach for girls’ lacrosse and girls’ golf. Multiple local candidates have already expressed interest for each position.