I don’t know much about lacrosse but I looked it up and read that: it is the fastest game played on two feet; it was invented by North American aboriginals (1600s); and women started playing as far back as 1890. I also read that one of the most important rules in lacrosse is the hand-ball rule. If players other than the goalie touches the ball with their glove, the other team receives possession of the ball.
You are right. I don’t see a lot of protective equipment in the photos I saw. I’m sure that this adds to the excitement of watching from the sidelines (where you would find me).
It is so nice to hear that you’ve taken a keen interest and I hope you keep at it. With practice, you’ll score many goals to come!