“The true teachings of this game are in the stick and the ball. You just have to look further.”  Thompson shared his candid thoughts on the spirituality of this game and its connection to Native Americans.


Lacrosse star Lyle Thompson did not ask to be put in this position. He never signed up to become the sport’s spiritual advisor. But as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer and someone universally regarded as one of the best players in the world, Thompson has come to embrace his voice and the responsibility to speak up on matters of Indigenous rights and, more specifically, the sovereignty of his people.

A citizen of the Onondaga Nation, one of six nations comprising the Haudenosaunee Confederacy… [more]