August 13, 2020 6 min read
Trevor Baptiste was a breakout star in the PLL's inaugural season. Now he's keeping his foot on the pedal, and advocating for diversity in the sport while he's at it.
Although lacrosse is something that I love and something that I've dedicated my life to, it is a sport that lacks a lot of diversity. I started because I played football and a lot of my friends that I played football with, played lacrosse in the spring. I never really knew what the sport was, gave it a shot, and I was pretty bad when I started out
But it was always one of those sports that I just enjoyed playing, throwing the ball around in my backyard and just messing around with it. It's always something that I had fun with, and then as I started to get better, that enjoyment of the game stayed the same if not increased. And that's what propelled me to continue to play in high school, college and and now professionally.
That we're all "Chads". I would say that's that's definitely number one. And I know that's that's hot on the Internet these days, but, yeah, that's not true. And I think that reputation about the sport which needs to change. I think if you really get to know 99% of the guys that played professional lacrosse, you realize the guys that have the most success don't fit that stereotype.
And I think that really, if you get down to the to the roots of the game, it's the Creator's game. And it was brought to us by the Native Americans. So the whole idea just goes against the roots of the game, really, and the reason why we play since its creation.
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