My child left her club team spring of 8th grade three years ago. It was the best decision for our family & she left knowing there would be retaliation down the road. You don't owe anyone an explanation. You made the decision knowing risks, did so anyway, IMO that speaks volumes and takes courage. Its a shame children have to take into consideration being "punished" when considering leaving a team and in a perfect world grown butt adults wouldn't take that personal. Its lacrosse & unfortunately we have our share of crazy parents and crazier coaches. I wish we would've trusted our instincts sooner but I assure you it's best decision we ever made. Besides its common knowledge your kid could ride bench in HS & it likely wouldn't make a difference being recruited. Best of luck to your child