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Lacrosse supporters continue pressing their cause

A group of lacrosse enthusiasts has been pressing the School Board to give the sport a chance in Spotsylvania County, at least as a pilot program.

 Parents appeared at this week’s meeting, their third, to press for some form of support, stressing that they aren’t looking for financial backing.

Monday night, Superintendent Shelley K. Redinger agreed to look for a way to honor their request to at least have a chance to sit down with school officials to discuss the idea.

 “By all means, we do want to sit down,” she said. “I do have an open-door policy.”

She noted it was “a little disheartening” to be the only jurisdiction between Prince William and Richmond without a program.

No details were spelled out Monday night about how a meeting would move forward.

Meanwhile, this morning’s Sports section of the Washington Post has a column by writer Mike Wise about lacrosse, talking about its Native American origins and a White House event this week to tout its health benefits.