'Lacrosse' Searches on the Rise

May 19, 2011

Likely thanks to two popular clips, searches for the word "lacrosse" on YouTube have been -- relatively -- at their highest point in recent years. Two weeks ago, a Washington D.C.-area high school lacrosse player hit a full-field "miracle" shot that quickly went viral and has since picked up over 1.7 million views to become one of the most viewed lacrosse videos of all time on YouTube.

This week, a trick play from the University of Maryland also drew a ton of attention probably contributing to the continued rise in searches for the sport. As you can see in the chart below, there's a general swelling in relative searches during the regular season each year, but there's been an abnormal spike this week.