Being a goaltender in lacrosse is no easy task. There are specific skill sets required, a higher level of athletic ability, reflexes, and a strong lacrosse IQ.
Coaches always told me that the goalie should be the most athletic player on the roster.
One of ILWT’s writers, Ryan Conwell, grew up in Liverpool, NY, which is a “suburb” of Syracuse. One of the high school’s is called Baldwinsville, and thanks to Ryan finding a video from high school, here’s a perfect demonstration of why a goalie is the most athletic (should be). I’d also like to thank Baldwinsville H.S. for the footage in advance. Click to the 30 second mark to start the action and pass the title.