After being played for centuries all over North America, lacrosse has finally made its way to Central Iowa. Following in the footsteps of ice hockey, lacrosse has arrived this year in the form of the Valley High School Lacrosse Club which will finish its inaugural season with three home games in May.
Tracing its origins to intramural programs at Valley and Waukee High Schools, the lacrosse club is comprised of players from both school districts. The West Des Moines School District provided funds for the team’s uniforms and earned naming recognition. The team is one of two Iowa-based teams competing in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League (the other is the River City Black Knights from Council Bluffs.
Valley Lacrosse is currently enjoying an outstanding first season with a record of seven wins and one loss. Following two games in Omaha on Saturday, April 25, the team will finish its season at home. Due to scheduling conflicts at Valley Stadium, the lacrosse team will play its two games on Saturday, May 2 and single game on Saturday, May 9 at Waukee Stadium.
The Valley Lacrosse Club is an independent organization created to bring the sport to Des Moines’ western suburbs. The players and coaches enthusiastically support the growth of lacrosse in the Des Moines metro area and encourage anyone interested to check out the Valley Lacrosse website.
For more information about the Valley High School Lacrosse Club, please visit the Valley High School Lacrosse Club’s website.