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Survey says… Lacrosse players edge out Hockey players as best athletes

In a totally un-scientific survey… done by handing out paper to 30 Long Islanders (regionally biased), then taking the written results and manually entering them into MS Excel…

Lacrosse players edged out Hockey players as the best athletes.

Respondents were asked to rate players in each of these sports: (1) baseball, (2) basketball, (3) football, (4) lacrosse, (5)hockey, and (6) soccer.

The categories were (a) endurance & stamina, (b) hand-eye coordination, (c) speed & quickness, (d) toughness / strength, and (e) overall athleticism.

The ratings were 10 = best and 1 = worst.

Lacrosse players edged out Hockey players 40.7  to 40.5 average points respectively (out of 50 points.)

Of note:

  • Not surprisingly football players ranked highest in toughness / strength
  • Soccer players won the endurance & stamina category
  • Basketball players finished first in the overall athleticism category

Again, this is far from scientific and not statistically significant… but it was fun to see…

<Click on the image below to see the results>

sports survey shows lacrosse player best athletes

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[…] December 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm · Filed under history of lacrosse, lacrosse, lacrosse players, lax and tagged: bo jackson, hall of fame, jim brown, jim thorpe, lacrosse, long island, manhasset high school, manhassett After implementing my quick-and-dirty survey, that indeed found that lacrosse players are the best athletes,  I started wondering who was the greatest athlete of all time.  Was it a lacrosse player? (Quick-and-dirty results and information are in previous posted called “Survey says…“) […]

[…] January 13, 2010 at 1:04 am · Filed under athletes, lacrosse players and tagged: most athletic athletes, survey, worlds best athletes OK.  The last paper survey of 30 guys had lacrosse players finishing on top. See previous post “Survey says lacrosse…“ […]


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