Keepers Of The Game

The documentary explores the Salmon River High School girls’ lacrosse team as it fights to keep its funding. The team, composed completely of Native Americans players from the Mohawk nation, is forced to raise funds to finish its season and face those who say they shouldn’t be playing lacrosse in the first place. 

Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. The very fact that these young women pick up lacrosse sticks challenges the paradigm of their heritage, but also serves as an empowerment tool for them. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people’s tradition in a changing world.

The U.S. Women’s National Team leaned on its signature pressure defense to defeat Canada 13-2 in Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup pool play Tuesday. With the win, Team USA (4-0) earns the number one seed in the championship bracket, which begins play Wednesday. (via “2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup”: Team USA Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Canada 13-2 To Earn Top Seed In Championship Bracket | LAXBUZZ)

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Division I Women’s Preseason Top 20
1. North Carolina
2. Maryland
3. Syracuse
4. Northwestern
5. Florida
6. Duke
7. Virginia
8. Penn State
9. Georgetown
10. Loyola
11. Notre Dame
12. Stony Brook
13. Penn
14. Stanford
15. Towson
16. UMass
17. Denver
18. Navy
19. Princeton
20. Boston College