Beware chum in the water. What are the major women's sports? Basketball? Tennis? Volleyball? Soccer? Softball? Field hockey? Gymnastics? Track& field? Well I think BB and VB huge skew towards selection for height rules them out for best athletes, shallow pool. Of the rest I do not see lacrosse by design being narrowly selected other than its regional nature however much explosion is going on around the country. Just by number of participants/ nature of game you might have to give it to soccer. Lacrosse is a difficult game. There is an endurance/ sprint component, hand eye coordination, spatial awareness, and toughness needed to play well. The winner of the women's decathlon might be the best athlete? Who knows?