Cornell's Salisbury introduces lacrosse to high schools, children in Jamaica
ITHACA, N.Y. –- Cornell attacker Caroline Salisbury recently spent some time in Jamaica working with the Field of Growth organization to raise awareness of her sport in non-traditional lacrosse areas.
Salisbury attempted to introduce lacrosse to Jamaican people by showing the sport to some of the top high schools as well as some of the poorest school in the country. Getting the top high schools to play lacrosse could have a trickle-down effect to other schools.
She spent time meeting with athletic directors and principals while putting on clinics for prospective players. Salisbury also supplied the schools with equipment and tried to build support for the sport.
She also played lacrosse with some of the younger children, and hopes to see Jamaican athletes attempt to get college scholarships in the United States by learning how to play her sport.
“There are a number of very good track athletes that could excel in the sport of lacrosse because the game is all about speed,” Salisbury said. “But it also incorporates skills that can give them something else to work on and distinguish themselves by.”