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Why was lacrosse called lacrosse?

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I believe Lacrosse was named lacrosse because the head of the stick (the pocket/net) is called la Crosse in french. France, England and Eastern Europe is where it originated out of and so the name stuck.

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People replace the "cross" in the word and put an "x" on the end of the word. Therefore, lacrosse is also called "lax."

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Lacrosse was called Lacrosse Because When Most native americans had they sticks together

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It comes from using an X as shorthand for the word cross

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