- Lacrosse was originally a sport played Native American Indians
- The traditional native Indian version of the sport had teams ranging from 100 to 1000 players, on a field nearly two miles long. The game was played from sun up to sundown for two to three days.
- The word 'crosse' comes from the French word for a bat or stick used in sports.
- Lacrosse has been called "the fastest sport on two feet" because of how fast the ball is able to be moved down the field.
- In 1856, the Montreal Lacrosse Club was founded and rules were codified to shorten the game and reduce the number of players to twelve.
- Lacrosse has been on the official Olympic program twice, in 1904 and 1908, with a team from Canada winning both times.
- Players on the 1904 Olympic Games bronze medal-winning Canadian lacrosse team consisted of Mohawk Indians, and included players named Rain In Face, Snake Eater and Man Afraid Soap.
- Lacrosse was a demonstration sport at the Olympics in 1928, 1932 and 1948.
- Lacrosse appeared as an exhibition sport at the 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Lacrosse was declared a Canadian national summer sport by an act of parliament in 1994.
- At all four World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, the top 3 places have been the same: Canada first, followed by the team Iroquois Nationals, and third the USA. Canada has been undefeated in all tournaments.
- Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns played lacrosse for Syracuse University, and is also in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.