“When I first saw lacrosse, I thought it was only for boys, but it looked pretty cool.” — Karmen, 12
Beginning last winter, The Players’ Tribune followed the girls lacrosse team from P.S. 149 in Harlem during its 2015–16 season, documenting such moments as a practice on a small patch of astroturf at the school ..
… and following along as the players took the subway to games on Randall’s Island or crammed themselves onto city buses with all of their sticks and equipment in tow — often drawing confused looks from fellow passengers.
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Lacrosse? In Harlem?
Through the nonprofit organization Harlem Lacrosse, boys and girls programs have been introduced not only at P.S. 149, but also at other schools in the area.
Photo credit: Taylor Baucom/The Players Tribune