Goalies in the game of lacrosse are a special breed. It takes a ton of guts to stand in front of a round, hard, rubber ball that can be shot at speeds up to 121 mph. The average is between 75-85 mph, which is still extremely fast. Add in a bunch of offensive and defensive players in front of you and the task of making a save gets increasingly more difficult. The goalie is the last line of defense and while stopping the ball is a goalie’s main role, directing the defense and clearing the ball with the team is also a huge part of the position.