Students call for protection of lacrosse programs at McGill, Laurentian

September 27, 2021
Lacrosse players at McGill University and Laurentian University are calling for lacrosse programs to be protected at their institutions. The Montréal Gazette reports that McGill has cancelled nine of its sports this season, including its Level 2 lacrosse team. Indigenous students such as Isaiah Cree from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York have expressed shock at the decision, noting that the lacrosse team has a very high number of Indigenous players on it. The Sudbury Star reports that Laurentian’s lacrosse team has lost its varsity designation as part of Laurentian’s restructuring. Laurentian lacrosse athletes and coaches are reportedly “determined” to see the club keep going and are collaborating to ensure that the team can continue. Montreal Gazette | The Sudbury Star (QC | ON)