THE BENEFITS OF LACROSSE
Lacrosse requires qualities of obedience, courage, and unselfishness for the sake of the side--a player who attempts to keep the ball instead of passing it, being absolutely useless--and is full of interest on account of the various kinds of skill required, fleetness of foot, quickness of eye, strength of wrist, and a great deal of judgment and knack.... The game of lacrosse well played is a beautiful sight, the actions of the players being so full of grace and agility. The skill required, moreover, is so great that the attempt to acquire it is splendid training in courage and perseverance.
---Dame Francis Jane Dove, c.1890, Headmistress at St. Leonard's School for Girls, St. Andrews, Scotland
Robertson Davies (1913-95)