I am surprised to find myself here on this board! Remember the days when JHU lacrosse players would play football to condition themselves for lacrosse .
Anyway, here's my take on the " explosion" of lacrosse programs over the country...not just the Midwest. In my area, in the MD suburbs of Washington, DC there is an exponential growth of public school teams, club teams, etc.....even when there are historic lacrosse areas/teams in nearby Balitmore and in private schools. The soccer moms are followed by the lacrosse moms and dads now. The kids in the wealthier "suburbs" that send their kids to private and public colleges around the country look for lacrosse programs as they still do for soccer programs. In this competative world of college enrollment...as college bound students decrease...schools want to be able to compete...for students; especially for students that need less aid. Lacrosse is not a cheap sport to play well. This growth of interest is happening all over.
I may be stating the obvious on this board and to posters that have stated my points earlier.
As I was surprised to see NCF on the Nescac football board, I also wanted to return the act.