There is a place to play for everyone. The bottom of D1 is like playing glorified HS ball. The top team in D2 and D3 treat their programs like a D1 team does. The bottom of all the divisions always have a place for athletes and walk ons so travel lacrosse isn't needed but don't fool yourself it is very very very hard to crack a decent program by not going the traditional travel route. All depends on what your kid wants.
Just not accurate . Not trying to knock any program or devision. But there is no comparison between programs like Maryland, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia, Penn State, Syracuse, Ohio State, Michigan, Rutgers, Hopkins, Army, Navy. There are no DII or DIII programs that treat their teams like those schools do.
Read the post
just read the post above as well as all of the other posts. The post states: "The top team in D2 and D3 treat their programs like a D1 team does." - No, they do not. There is not a single D II or D III that treats their Lacrosse Team the way those schools do. Academic Support, Facilities etc .
Also, as usual there is a proponents of D III insinuateing that D III student athletes will attend a school like Tufts, study engineering and go on to be extremely successful and D I Student Athletes are dopes who will not amount to much in life.
Many many very successful alumni from all of the Ivy's , Hopkins, Georgetown , Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia , Michigan , North Carolina, etc....
There is a fit for everyone .