Girls' lacrosse is composed of four main positions: attackers, defenders, midfielders, and goalies. Each of these positions have different roles, that when combined, make for a successful lacrosse team
Attackers: The main job of these four players is to score goals. Spending the majority of their time in the offensive 2/3rds of the field, these players run the offense. With the help of the midfielders, they work to create scoring opportunities for their team. These players typically like to set themselves up behind the goal along the crease, or at the elbow of the 8-meter arc. However, that is not to say that attackers don't ever drive to goal from the top of the arc. Along with scoring and running the offense, these four players also participate in the re-defend. This means that if the offense turns over the ball, these players work to slow down the opposing defenders and try to prevent them from moving the ball down the field.