Attack is the forward position played in lacrosse. A regular lacrosse team fields three attackman that are required to stay ahead of the center line. Attacks generally form plays to funnel the ball to the net, reminiscent of hockey, though they generally utilize the behind-the-net area much more regularly.
Attackers are characterized by strong sprinting, cradling, and shooting skills. They must keep a strong awareness of defenders, the hole (the area in front of the goal), and lanes for cutting or dodging. Great lacrosse attackers include Casey Powell, Edouard "Newsy" Lalonde, and James Peterson.