North Carolina High School Athletics Association executive director Charlie Adams said Monday he will recommend to the board of directors that lacrosse be made a sanctioned sport beginning in the 2009-10 school year.
The NCHSAA board will meet in December.
Many schools in Mecklenburg County have lacrosse teams that play on a club level, which means they aren't sanctioned by the NCHSAA to play a state championship.
Adams, speaking at the NCHSAA Region 6 meeting at Ovens Auditorium, said 48 high schools have registered boys' lacrosse teams, and 42 have girls' teams.
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