“Le Jeu de la Crosse”…
Decorated Champions

                                        The Game of Sticks

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S 6 (Washington Bayhawks)

  1. 1. “Le Jeu de la Crosse”… Decorated Champions The Game of Sticks The term ‘crosse’ is a French word for a of bat or stick used in a ball game and the game was named Lacrosse by French missionaries, although Lacrosse was invented by Native North Americans. Its name was Dehuntshigwa’es in Onondaga (“men hit a rounded object”), da-nah- wah’uwsdi in Eastern Cherokee (“little war”), Tewaarathon in Mohawk language (“little brother of war”), and baaga`adowe in Ojibwe (“bump hips”) T he Washington Bayhawks began their second Dixon, Matt Ward, and Brendan Healey. The Bayhawks season in the Nation’s Capital during the 2008 used the season to gel as a team but missed the playoffs season, with the returns of several young stars including for the first time. Following the season, the Bayhawks MLL Cascade ‘Rookie of the Year’ Matt Ward, number announced their move to Washington, DC at a press two overall pick Kyle Dixon, Maryland alums Brendan conference on November 15. Healey and Bill McGlone. The Bayhawks also will The Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation have veterans such as “Buggs” Combs, Conor Gill, (WINNERS Lacrosse) is a nonprofit organization that was Tom Marechek and Mark Frye to help lead the young started in October 2000 to provide youth from historically club. Defensive standouts Christian Cook, and Shawn underserved neighborhoods, in the greater Washington, Nadelen give the Bayhawks a great chance to win every D.C. metropolitan area, the opportunity to learn the game night they take the field. of lacrosse. More importantly, WINNERS Lacrosse uses The Bayhawks are one of the original six Major the game of lacrosse as the vehicle to instill values, League Lacrosse teams along with the Boston Cannons, education, and life sustaining skills that will give young the Bridgeport Barrage (now Philadelphia), the Long boys and girls the opportunity to be successful. Their Island Lizards, the New Jersey Pride, and the Rochester motto is, “Helping to create WINNERS on and off the Rattlers. During the first five seasons, the Bayhawks field.” The program’s goal is to make their motto a reality. played in National Division. They won the division title in Having many clinics has enabled WINNERS Lacrosse to 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. form teams for middle school boys, middle school girls, The 2006 season marked a transition year for both and high school girls. WINNERS Lacrosse has formed the MLL and the Bayhawks. The league grew to include city-wide partnerships and is able to provide clinics and four expansion teams: the Chicago Machine, the Denver camps to area youth in order to further grow the sport and Outlaws, the Los Angeles Riptide, and the San Francisco open doors for opportunity. Dragons. Due to expansion and several trades, the Tel +1.866.99.HAWKS(42957) Bayhawks were a younger team with 5 of the first 15 draft www.WashingtonBayhawks.com picks in the MLL Rookie Draft including top five picks Kyle 11 Best of DC Best of DC 252