Special Report

The Most Popular Girls' Sports At American High Schools

5. Softball – fast pitch
> Participants: 340,923
> High schools offering the sport: 15,454 — 4th most

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4. Basketball
> Participants: 370,466
> High schools offering the sport: 17,901 — the most

3. Soccer
> Participants: 374,773
> High schools offering the sport: 12,071 — 6th most

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2. Volleyball
> Participants: 454,153
> High schools offering the sport: 16,532 — 3rd most

1. Track and field – outdoor
> Participants: 456,697
> High schools offering the sport: 17,028 — 2nd most

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