The 1800's was a very important time for lacrosse. During this time it was taken up by non-Indians, formatted, and became a widely known sport. The sport of Lacrosse was first adopted form the Indians in around the 1800's French pioneers began to play the game also the white settlers of Montreal took up the game. When more people started to play the game it gradually became a more civilized game. In 1810 the Dominion of Canada was created lacrosse was designated and still is the national sport of Canada along with hockey. Then Canada began to spread the sport to the U.S., England, Ireland, and Scotland. In 1867 George Beers set the field dimensions, limited number of players, and made other basic rules. New York University was the first Collage lacrosse team in the 1877. Then in 1882 the first high schools to field teams were Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire; and Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. The first women’s lacrosse game was played in 1890 in Scotland. In the 1800 none of these people knew that they would be the known as the Makers of lacrosse.