Jim Scherr, the first CEO of the Federation of International Lacrosse, recently visited US Lacrosse headquarters and we sat down and chatted with him about his impressions of the sport and lacrosse's Olympic future in our "Give and Go" series.

Scherr, named to his new role in May, has a deep connection to the Olympics. He wrestled for the United States in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, went to serve as the executive director of USA Wrestling and then was the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 2005 to 2009 after a stint as the interim CEO.

"I think lacrosse is an ideal Olympic sport," Scherr said. "It’s a great sport. It’s visually exciting, it’s growing around the world — huge presence in the U.S. market, which is the key market for the Olympic family. Not only that, but the values associated with the sport are tremendous."

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Team USA Fall Classic

The U.S. men's national team hosts 2017 NCAA final four participants Maryland and Towson on October 7-8 in Sparks, Md.

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