"Other than that, you are much better off spending the money going to a couple camps of schools that your daughter is interested in. Especially if those schools have shown interest in your daughter. At this point most girls should know some schools that are interested in her. Plan your summer accordingly." [/quote]
What if girls don't know where they are interested in going or who is interested in them yet? Especially 2022's? Might be better served for now to be at UA in front of a variety of schools than going a specific school's summer camp yet. Looks like a good variety of schools. True that not a lot of players from top-tier teams were on the rosters the past years. And lack of high level schools. But now that recruiting guidelines have changed, it could have an effect on the caliber of this event - both in terms of colleges and players. A couple of years ago top girls were already committed by the time they were the ages of this year's UA150 players. I don't know the answers. But things to think about.
Not sure I get the overrated bit, West and Pequa having arguably 2 of the best FoGo's in the NATION some good poles middies and attack (2 at each spot). I started questioning this and nationally, maybe they are, but no more or less than Ward Melville. I also think St Anthony's is the best team on the island, whether they put it together is a different thing. Best middie is at Chaminade. Best Goalie is at Ward Melville. Best Attack St Anthony's. To many good poles. Best Fogo Chaminade/Smithtown West/Massapequa. Say what you want about Ward Melville, Garden City, Massapequa and Smithtown West, I think the are all have their strengths just different. On any given day each other could beat the other. Goalie play may be the difference. To bad they all don't get the chance to play each other.
I look at these schools Friars 2 elite attack (best Li attack), 2 elite mids, 2 elite poles (ir?), good fogo, goalie? Depth if they use it Flyers 2 elite fogos (ir?), 2 elite mids (probably LI best mid), 2 good attack, Good Goalie, poles?? Depth if they use it Patriots elite Goalie, 2/3 elite poles (ir?), 1 elite attack, 2 good mids, good fogo Bulls elite fogo (ir?), 2 good attack, 2 good mids, 2 good poles, goalie (rookie of the year?) Chiefs elite fogo, 2 good attack, 2 good mids, elite pole (ir? Li best), goalie ??
Pretty sure west FOGO ranked #66 with several others ahead of him incuding pequa at #10, not the best in the nation, and will be lucky to ever see the field in college. Would love to see those two go at it! Also would put STA fogo ahed of Cham, see him smoke that "elite" kid many times, the cham fogo is a better field player, should stick to that. Who even is WM fogo who is good? Bulls goalie?
IL player rankings and evaluations are an indicator, but nothing more than that. There are plenty of misses. As far as 2019 FOGOs, in no particular order, the SW, Chaminade and Massapequa seniors are in the top 10 in the nation. Considering 2020 FOGOS, anyone of the following can beat the others on a given day: Chaminade, St As, Brunswick (Crush), SE and WM. All are top players at their position nationally and the St A player is elite, just like the other four. Chaminade is the only school in the nation with two elite FOGOs and their defense will not be a weakness. They will be tough to beat.
I agree, I know many players that did not get evaluated by inside lacrosse and therefore were not ranked. Those players all had or have D1 offers. Don't go totally by those rankings they miss many players. Also agree Chaminade defense will not be a weakness as long as they stay healthy.
It was said the defense is their weakest link. Which I guess could be considered a weakness your way of putting it. Which position is worse that defense on that team. Goalie is better. Middies are better. Attack is better. Fogos are better.
Chammy 2019 LSM is insanely good and massively underrated. Two junior close defensemen are good players.
@CBLaxers Girls' Recruit: Central Bucks East (PA) 2020 Midfielder Quinn Ferry of Ultimate Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Boston University.
High School: Central Bucks East (Furlong, PA) Grad Year: 2020 Position: Midfield College Committed to: Boston University Club Team: Ultimate Lacrosse Lacrosse Honors: 2018 CB East HS GLAX MVP; 2018 UA All-America Philly Highlight Team; 2018 Team 1 US Lacrosse Women's Philly National Team; 2018 Suburban One All-League 2nd Team; 2018 WPLL Futures 2020 Team; 2018 WPLL Futures Underdog Character Award; 2018 Ultimate Elite Team; 2017 Team 3 US Lacrosse Women's Philly National Team; 2017 UA150; 2017 UA150 All-Star; 2017 Maximum Exposure All-Star; 2017 CB East HS GLAX Rookie of the Year Award; 2017 Summer Genesis All-Star; 2016 Brine National Classic Academy and National Tournament; 2017 Live Like Blaine Captains’ Practice Leadership Conference for female high school athletic leaders; Youth Coach for CBAA lacrosse. Academic Honors: National Junior Honor Society; High Honor Roll all semesters. Holicong Ambassador; Keystone Testing Advanced; Selected for Tutor/Mentor Program tutoring students in Math, Science, English & Social Studies. Honors/AP courses with a 4.65 GPA (weighted); AP Euro History, AP US History, AP Environmental Sciences, Honors Spanish 4, Honors English, Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology; U.S News & World Report PA HS ranking:#23. Why did you choose Boston University, Women's D1? "The amazing coaching staff, strong team dynamic, and unbeatable academics that BU has to offer are all what made me choose to be a part of the Terrier family." Is there anything else you would like to share? "I can’t thank my coaches, friends, and family enough for their continued support throughout this process. I wouldn’t be where I am today without these amazing people who I’m lucky to have in my life each day."
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How was the Island Box Tournament? Any good competition?
Philly indoor championship by NXT had an interesting outcome for 24. BBL & Brotherly love in final over Taz. Any shananigans there or was it straight up?
It was a good tournament. My son plays for Headstrong and we watched. Taz was the #1 seed heading into the semis. Taz #21 is one of the best players in the 2024 year. Brotherly Love beat them straight up. I though as a team BL looked more athletic and faster and Taz looked more skilled. Game could have gone either way.
Was a great experience for the boys. The box tournament was real box . Very physical. 4 of the teams were very competitive. BBL played very well . Have a lot of BIG BOYS on the team. Size make a difference. Was good hard hitting fun.
I was at 2023A on Monday my 24 son played with 23/24 team. Thery loved it but took a game or two to realize they were playing real Biox and there was a shot clock. Each game they got more physical and more used to the pace. It was a lot of fun to watch. My 1st bix experience outside of going to NLL game. NXT looked way more prepared than the other teams. Surprised they didn’t play AA in their own tourney. However they could have been 23/24 like us.
@CBLaxers Boys' Recruit: Whippany Park High School (NJ) 2019 Defenseman Grant Spencer of Jersey Thunder Lacrosse Boys has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University.
High School: Whippany Park High School (Whippany, NJ) Grad Year: 2019 Position: Defense College Committed to: Eastern Connecticut State University Club Team: Jersey Thunder Lacrosse Boys Academic Honors: Honor Roll Expected Major:Business Is there anything else you would like to share? "I would like to thank my friends, family and coaches for getting me to where I am today." What other colleges did you consider? "Misericordia University "
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I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but there is currently a NCAA proposal to change the recruiting calendar to allow contact starting 6/15 after 10th grade and visits and offers to begin 8/1. This would change the current date of 9/1 of junior year for all contact. This proposal has been recommended by the NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Committee for all sports but Football, Basketball, Baseball and Hockey. This proposal was approved for a final vote in April by the NCAA Council. This week the ACC has submitted a request to amend this proposal to keep the 9/1 date for lacrosse. This will now also be voted on in April. I'm not sure if most of you agree, but the current 9/1 date has several issues. First off, we are all forced to blindly spend money for our kids to attend camps, clinics, etc. While we can hear if a school has "general interest" some schools don't even offer that much. Allowing contact on 6/15 would make it possible to have real discussions with the coaches to gauge their actual level of interest, where the player is on their list and other useful information. It also provides an opportunity to begin to create a relationship with the coaches that will be coaching your child for 4 years. As you all are aware, the 9/1 date does not remove the recruiting pressure on the kids. Coaches still watch the games years prior to that date. If anything the pressure is worse because the kids have no idea where they stand. Moving the visit date to 8/1 also allows the kids to more easily play fall sports. Most soccer, field hockey, football coaches aren't going to be too thrilled with kids missing Friday and weekend practices or even games because they need to go visit colleges for lacrosse. Coaches say they want multiple sport athletes yet pass rules that make it very difficult to play a fall sport junior year.
It has been expressed to me that it would be very beneficial for as many parents as possible to send letters/emails to the chair of the NCAA council prior to the April vote expressing concerns with the 9/1 date and support for the new proposal which is Proposal 2018-93. I am including the email below for the current and incoming Chairs. I hope we as a community can come together and try to make sure this positive change can pass.
Current Chair: Blake James email@example.com Incoming Chair: Dr. M. Grace Calhoun firstname.lastname@example.org
I sent an email to both supporting staying with the NCAA proposal for 6/15 and visits at 8/1. Have any others sent emails? It would be good for them to know that there is support for the revised dates.
I don't think this years Outlaw team resembles what they had last year. They lost to a 4th grade 91 squad and a Farmingdale PAL team in the Fall. Maybe they're taking some of these Knights and making their "Select" team a little better for the Spring/Summer season.[/quote]
The Outlaws beat Emipre to win the Mustang Classic in November.[/quote]
That was before they lost to 4th graders... so I guess they got worse. The Mustang is B team tournament. Beating Empire... is that supposed to be a major accomplishment?
See, this is the problem with G. Everything is great until it isn't. You'll be sitting there singing the praises of the program because you feel like your kid is getting something out of it and then suddenly G gets a bug up his Meanyabout your kid, your club team, or he completely changes his mind about the events or how the program is going to be run moving forward. Then you realize that so much of the program is a fantasy and that your satisfaction is directly tied to the whims of a self-serving scatterbrained individual who makes emotional decisions based on his belief that he and his program are the center of the universe. His actions, which at times seem irrational, all seem to benefit his ego at the expense of the kids.
That's not bad w/ 4 out of 7 teams and with St John's 18-10 win over Hartford this weekend and their close game to #19 Rutgers who only lost by 1 goal to #12 Army, if the Redstorm can pull off an upset over High Point who is ranked 11, they should be in consideration if not ranked towards to backend of the Top 20.
@CBLaxers Boys' Recruit: Central Bucks South (PA) 2019 Def, LSM Lorenzo Marin of Bandits Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Arcadia University.
High School: Central Bucks South (Warrington, PA) Grad Year: 2019 Positions: Defense, LSM College Committed to: Arcadia University Club Team: Bandits Lacrosse Lacrosse Honors: Varsity Captain 2019 Expected Major: Business Why did you choose Arcadia University, Men's D3? "Going to campus for the first time I was kind of skeptical of a smaller campus, but after the tour I was in love. Coach Purpura and staff really made me feel great about where the program is going in the future. Finally, after talking to some guys on the team I felt great about making my decision because they really feel that there are great things in store for future." Is there anything else you would like to share? "First off, I want to thank my parents for all their support. I really have no idea what I would do without them. Their support over the years has been critical in my success on and off the field. Next, I'd like to thank Coach Peter Burns in allowing my skills to develop during the summer while playing for Bandits LC. Finally, I'd like thank Coaches Mike Strayline, Chris Jacobsen, and Andy Fisher for help shape me into the player that I am today."
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@CBLaxers Girls' Recruit: Westlake HS (NY) 2019 Attack Emily Sardo of Snipers Elite Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Springfield College.
High School: Westlake HS (Thornwood, NY) Grad Year: 2019 Position: Attack College Committed to: Springfield College Club Team: Snipers Elite Lacrosse Lacrosse Honors: Long Island Showcase All Star and All Showcase Team Selection Academic Honors: Honor Roll Student Spanish National Honor Society Student Government Expected Major: Education Why did you choose Springfield College, Women's D3? "Great campus and history, the education program and a great lacrosse program." Is there anything else you would like to share? "Thanks to Catherine Conway and Michelle Mason from Snipers Elite Lacrosse, coach Dan Smith from Westlake HS, all of my Teammates and my Parents."
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5 MIAA schools are in the UA Preseaon Top 25 - CH, BL, McD, Gil and St Marys. Where is Spalding?
What is the deal with fixation on Spalding? Did your son get cut from team ? Then hit the wall ! Couldnt get in due to grades ? Then hit the books ! Or are you just one of those small minded people who loves to put anyone and anything down to make you feel better. Then get a better life !
Didn't get in to Spalding? Everyone gets into Spalding if they're dumb enough to pay to go to that dump of a school. There are nicer campuses in Baltimore City.
I predict Express takes home the WSYL next year and 91 gets knocked out in a semi-final without making it to the ship. All other LI teams lose in pool play.
Express and Express North are the top teams right now, obviously. And the gap is fairly comfortable. But it's impossible to predict because 91 or Igloo or rebels, etc.. could, and very likely will, add 5-6 new players next year. They may be enough to change the landscape of the division. Unless Express does the same.
Everything will change for the WSYL next year. Almost no team will go with their regular roster. Completely separate WSYL try-outs. Clubs create WSYL-only teams just for this tourney. They use all of the Fall babies from their older team, which this year would mean their '23 team, and next year it will be the '24's. They'll also grab kids (again usually Fall babies, ie younger holdbacks) from teams that aren't going, if they think they can help them. This practice was started and perfected by the Express organization. Now, almost every team does this, to one degree or another. They are all pick-up teams, so they really aren't "teams" at all. As far as I know, there is only one '24 team that is not doing this, meaning they are playing with the same team all year long, from Fall through the summer and the WSYL, and that's 91 Wolfpack. But that is literally the only team doing this. Coincidentally, they are the favorite to win this year. So when you think of "teams" that are going to compete for the WSYL next year, they are not teams as you know them today. They are pickup teams.
Actually,the first year, 2020 teams, was won by Crush. They played together forever. Then Legacy exploited the age loophole and won with their kids ‘20-‘21 team. Express did the same the next year and won with their ‘21-‘22 team. Last year, most teams took older kids except for the Bandit, who one with their normal team. With that being said, their are no teams from ‘24 down that are close to as dominant as Crush or Bandits. If teams want a real shot at winning, they will need to bring in the fall birthdays. I don’t know of any LI club that holds separate tryouts, though. Not yet. They do that in NJ and PA.
It's disengenous to call it an "age loophole". This tournament is age-based. For this upcoming summer, players are eligible if they regularly play with the team (this is defined in the rules), live within 100 miles of the home field of the team, and are born on or after 9/1/2005. There is no reference to grade or graduation year. The kid can be Doogie Howser and already in medical school, left back 3 times and be in 4th grade, or not go to school at all. It doesn't matter. All that matters is that he or she be born on or after 9/1/2005, and meet the other two non-age/grade eligibility requirements.
2026 AA Annapolis Hawks Team 91 Arden Diamondbacks FCA Bethesda Blue Crabs VLC Madlax Capital AYLC (Annapolis Youth LC) Looney's Orange
2026 A Next Level Kelly Post Dark Horse SCYL (South Carroll) HLC (Hereford LC) FLC (Fallston LC) Zingos Eastside Lacrosse Green Hornets Roughriders HoCo Forest Hill Select Bay Dogs 3D Maryland 3D Virginia Sidewinders
2026 B MLC (Maryland LC) Breakers Kelly Post MDX - R Koopers Bethesda Orange Coppermine True Maryland Cannons Madlax DMV Team Maryland LC CLC (Catonsville) Bel Air
That is a lot of teams. Looks like they could move to four divisions like the older age groups
An honest answer from a local D1 women's coach..."if you are a good player, schools will find you regardless of who you play for". In this day and age, athletes are being recruited from everywhere. We are lucky to have so much talent in this area so many schools recruit more in this area.
@CBLaxers Boys' Recruit: Santiago High School (CA) 2019 Defense David Castaneda of SoCal Bulls has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Elmhurst College.
High School: Santiago High School (Corona, CA) Grad Year: 2019 Position: Defense College Committed to: Elmhurst College Club Teams: SoCal Bulls & 3D San Diego Lacrosse Honors: Varsity Captain 2019, Riptide Championship 2017-18, FLG Championship 2018, Surfstorm Championship 2018 Academic Honors: 4 year Academic letter, Varsity Football Scholar Athlete 4.5, Coalition Team Varsity Football Expected Major: Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies Why did you choose Elmhurst College, Men's D3? "I chose Elmhurst College because of the team culture and the coach. I liked how Coach Morrell runs the lacrosse program and how he really takes care of his players on the field and inside the classroom. As soon as I stepped onto the campus, it felt like home and I could see myself as part of this team." Is there anything else you would like to share? "I would like to thank Coach Morrell for giving me this opportunity to play lacrosse at the next level and all of my football and lacrosse coaches for helping me get to this point in my athletic career. I especially would like to thank Coach Burke, Coach Coop, Coach Parr, Coach Burr, and my defensive coach, Coach Mathei. I’d also like to thank my personal trainers, Coach Goude and Dwight. Thank you for always pushing me and believing in me. Lastly, I’d like to thank my teammates, friends, and family for supporting me and coming to all of my games, especially my mom, dad, and Uncle Matt. Thank you and go Bluejays!" What other colleges did you consider? "Lewis University, Heidelberg, Concordia of Wisconsin & Carthage "
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