The health and well-being of our players, on and off the field, is a top priority for us. Our club believes in the importance of concussion education, prevention of sports-related injuries, and mental health awareness. We are a team. We are a family. We care for our family.
Every year, players receive concussion injuries during games and practice. These can range in severity, but should all be taken seriously. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech.
Coaches and teammates can play a key role in helping to prevent concussions and in managing them properly if they do occur. We ask all coaches and players to educate themselves and become familiar with the symptoms and treatment methods.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Proper stretching, eating, and exercising all also important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dehydration and fatigue can lead to physical injuries and and other health affects. Our team's goal is to promote a healthy balance between lacrosse, education, and life. We strive allow our players to have a positive college experience and get a first-class education, while participating in a sport we love, lacrosse.
Student-athletes healthy balance creates a lot of stressors. these can put extra stress on the mind and the body. The University offers a variety of mental heath resources that we encourage our athletes to use. We encourage our players to talk to someone. A link can be found below.