The players reside in Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Redwood City.
The Firehawks lacrosse club was founded in 2006 by Doug Appleton and has grown to include 350 players with 100 people on a wait list, Mr. Barnds said. The club now has boys' and girls' teams in the Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, and Under 15 age categories. It is now one of the largest youth lacrosse teams in the area, he said.
Mr. Barnds added that although lacrosse is traditionally a New England sport, it has become increasingly popular in California over the past 20 years.
"Today, California has more lacrosse players than any other state," he said.
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