Bottom line—most of these young women will not have a lacrosse career. They love to play and playing in college will be the last hurrah for the majority, so choosing a top academic school is what sets them up for their future. Lacrosse or whatever sport is what sets them apart in a pool full of 4.0+ GPAs, a full load of AP and Honors courses and strong test scores. So committing to an Ivy (really committing to the application process) is amazing.