The Florida High School Athletic Association voted last week to require girls lacrosse players to wear helmets beginning in 2015, a measure designed to prevent head injuries.
The state’s governing body for high school sports already requires boys lacrosse players to wear helmets during competition.
FHSAA spokesperson Corey Sobers told the media that the FHSAA “is very committed to addressing the safety of our student-athletes. Any protective headgear that can lessen impact — whether it’s stick-to-head, blow-to-head, body contact-to-head — that’s a positive step.”
With the decision, Florida became the only state to require that girls lacrosse players wear helmets during competition.