Numbers Game: On the Realities of DI Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting in 2015

NCAA LaxFor many high school lacrosse players, competing collegiately at a Division I program is seen as the end goal of countless summer tournaments, showcases and in-season games.

For many parents, the ability to tell others that their son (or daughter) plays at a Division I school is a source of great pride; the fruit of the money, time and effort put into getting their child onto this club team or into that showcase.

Now, before continuing, let’s state the obvious: This train of thought certainly is not true of every player or parent out there. Many aspire to attend and play at an academically prestigious DIII institution, or follow a family legacy to a very competitive DII program. Others, still, look forward to competing in the MCLA at a school that offers their desired major or has that “bigger-school” feel.

Having said that, the instances of wanting that DI notoriety – especially for those new to the lacrosse recruiting process – are everywhere. And while not necessarily a bad thing, too often they fall beyond the realm of reality or self-awareness.

Consider these numbers for DI Men’s Lacrosse.

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Numbers Game: On the Realities of DI Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting in 2015

WLAXFor many high school lacrosse players, competing collegiately at a Division I program is seen as the end goal of countless summer tournaments, showcases and in-season games.

For many parents, the ability to tell others that their daughter (or son) plays at a Division I school is a source of great pride; the fruit of the money, time and effort put into getting their child onto this/i> club team or into that showcase.

Now, before continuing, let’s state the obvious: This train of thought certainly is not true of every player or parent out there. Many aspire to attend and play at an academically prestigious DIII institution, or follow a family legacy to a very competitive DII program. Others, still, look forward to competing in the MCLA at a school that offers their desired major or has that “bigger-school” feel.

Having said that, the instances of wanting that DI notoriety – especially for those new to the lacrosse recruiting process – are everywhere. And while not necessarily a bad thing, too often they fall beyond the realm of reality or self-awareness.

Consider these numbers for DI Women’s Lacrosse.

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Recruiting Webinars Tonight!

Spring-Webinars-300x130LacrosseRecruits will host two free recruiting webinars tonight for members of the 2016 graduating class!

These are free, educational sessions, so come with questions! The webinars will begin at 7PM for 2016 Girls and continue at 8PM for 2016 Boys.

We hope you can join us! See below for signup information!

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Transcript: Co-Founders Chris Meade & Matt Wheeler on the GameChanger Lacrosse Podcast

GCCo-Founders Chris Meade & Matt Wheeler appeared on a recent episode of the GameChanger Lacrosse Podcast to discuss the lacrosse recruiting process.

The podcast, started by former UVA & Syracuse standout Joe Yevoli, contains conversations with those who have dedicated their lives to the game of lacrosse. Recent guests have included University of Virginia head coach Dom Starsia and former standout players Rob Pannell and Ryan Boyle.

In this episode, Meade and Wheeler discuss their six years in the recruiting space, communication with college coaches, the role of parents in the recruiting process and much more.

To listen to the podcast, head over to the GameChanger Podcast page. You can read a transcript of the conversation below.

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LacrosseRecruits Announces 2014 Fall Circuit

LacrosseRecruits.com, the Official Service Provider for Recruiting of US Lacrosse, will have a presence at many upcoming Fall showcases.

Much like the Summer Recruiting Circuit, LacrosseRecruits.com will attend some of the top boy’s and girl’s tournaments and showcases this Fall. Events on this year’s schedule include Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Diamond Showcase, and many more.

At each event, there will be great event packages available for attendees to choose from. Check out this explainer video for more details on how LacrosseRecruits.com can help, and keep reading for a full list of Fall events.

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