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"J"

Juke
 \ n. \ 1: slang for a pump fake close in to the goalkeeper that makes him move, opening the opportunity for a better shot. 2: slang for any running fake that moves a defender out of your path.


"K"

Keep \ n. \ slang for Goal Keeper.

Keeper \ n. \ See Goal Keeper.

Keepers \ n. \ the aboriginal people of North America are the keepers of the game of lacrosse.

Kapucha \ n. \ The stick used in toli, or Choctaw lacrosse. Shorter than either the Northeastern or Midwestern/Great Lakes stick, with a much smaller pocket, and used in pairs (one in each hand). See entry for Southeastern Stick.

Kapucha Toli \ n. \ Alternate form of toli, or Choctaw lacrosse. Translates as, essentially, "stick ball". Still played in areas of to North Carolina and Oklahoma. Very similar to Cherokee Ball.


"L"

LSM \ n. \ acronym for Long Stick Midfielder. See Specialization.

Lacrosse \ n. \ The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse — the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in lacrosse. An exhilarating sport, lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action. Long sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges are routine in men's and women's lacrosse. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball (from US Lacrosse). See picture 5.

Lacrosse Country \ n. \ many will claim the title but the game was originated and played religiously for hundreds of years in only one place. See picture 16.

Lacrosse Foundation \ org. \ changed name to US Lacrosse at the turn of the century. The governing body of the United States' mens' and womens' games since the 1970's. Also publisher of Lacrosse Magazine. 


Lacrosse Stick \ n. \see picture 5.

Lax \ n. \ slang for lacrosse.

Laxabunga \ exclam. \ an exclamation of delight and laxifaction (don't even look). Used by laxers at the United States Naval Academy. 

Laxaholic \ n. \ Someone who loves all aspects of lacrosse and cannot get enough. 

Laxer \ n. \ slang for lacrosse player.

Laxed out \ phrase \ Condition, usually induced from too much lacrosse, in which a person wants nothing to do with lacrosse for a period of time.

Laxhead \ n. \ someone who devotes all their time and life to the great sport of Lacrosse.

Lax Rat \ n. \ slang for a kid that is never seen without a stick in his / her hand, goes to all the local college and high school games and wears mostly lacrosse apparel.

Lazer \ n. \ a very hard shot which doesn't deviate in strenth or direction from stick to net. 

Leather \ n. \ a string, usually made of leather, which runs up and down through the middle of a traditional style pocket (usually 4 of them).


Legal \ adj. \ refers to a stick that complies to the rules. See Picture 14. 

Line Drill \ n \ practice drill where two lines of players are formed about 30 yards from each other. A player from one line run to the other line passing the ball to a player from the other line who will end up passing to the next player and switching lines as well. This continues until the pass becomes a left hand pass and then a ground ball, etc. Very common practice and game warm-up.


Little Brother of War \ n \ translation of Tewaarathon, the Mohawk word for Lacrosse. The game was used by native americans for centuries to prepare for battle and honor the Creator. See Picture 17. 

Little Help ("Lil' help?") \ exclam. \ asking another player to assist in returning a missed ball when practicing. The common method of announcing that a stray ball is approaching another and you'd like it back. 

Lift Check \ n. \ a check where the defender settles his stick under the arm or stick of the ball carrier and lifts until they lose control or have to adjust allowing another check. 

Lip \ n. \ part of the mens pocket, usually just under the shooting strings where the ball nestles in the pocket. See also whip or hook.

Longpole \ n. \ 1. slang for a defenseman. 2. slang for the defensive stick.

Low to high \ adj. \ a shot that is taken underhand but hits the top of the net.   


Lumber (Lay some lumber) \ n. \ slang for the shaft and the impact of defensive checks.   
 

Lumberjack \ n. \ a player that hacks unsuccessfully at opponents with a chopping motion as they run down the field (UK).