I love the person saying multiple times 'No one cares if the Grizzlies are there'. Sure, OK. No one cares about getting spanked all summer and wanting another shot at them at Presidents Cup? I know my daughter and her teammates do.
Hmmm…..sounds like someone is confused. It’s a recruiting tournament. Girls are going to get recruited, how many girls have been recruited from the Grizzlies? 5/6? I’m sure the rest of your team would love to get a chance to play in front of the big coaches. The score of the games are meaningless.
The Grizzlies have 10 committed so far. UNC, Harvard, Princeton, Virginia, Syracuse, Dartmouth, Michigan x2, Richmond, Navy.
That is absolutely terrific! There are going to be a lot of delusional Long Island parents getting a dose of reality. Many great players from all across the country receiving offers from the best college programs. Too many Long Island players think that they know who all of the best 23’s are, they do not know. Part of the problems is that their daughters play for one of the 4 or 5 top LI Club teams and maybe the will be listed as Top 100 players by Newsday, or the top 50-75 best by BOTC. Nice for the players to be recognized but the lists are simply too big and there is a big gap after the top 20-25 players. The Top 20-25 LI players will receive offers from the Top 15-20 college programs. I realize that there are a lot of great opportunities for the girls but I also know that the type of parent I am talking about believes their daughter is a top player and will receive offers from the top college programs, most will not. The complaints, excuses and then the justification of why XYZ is a better choice than UNC or Virginia or Why ABC is a better choice than Stanford, Norhwestern or Duke…. It’s not politics, coaches at the best programs take players that they believe can help the program compete.
My daughter is committed and plays for a top LI club. The LI clubs will have the same number and quality of commits as Grizzlies, M&D, Stepps, Hero's, Skywalkers. Not sure what your point is. My daughter received offers from 4 top 15 schools, so I am definitely not "delusional" I expected that, and it happened. The majority of girls knew where the stood before Sept. 1 due to the communication with the club director. The whole point of the selfish poster was that Grizzlies did not ned to attend an important recruiting tournament because they have so many commits. What about the other 17 girls on the team that may still need exposure? Most schools still have several spots to fill. My daughter is a good teammate, and will go to help her friends and have fun playing lacrosse against great competition.
Congrats to your daughter, it is no doubt well deserved. There are delusional parents everywhere, but there are mostly parents and coaches just trying to do their best for their kids who have worked hard towards a dream. To the earlier question about Prez Cup, before the geographic finger pointing and club shaming started, it is a great opportunity to recruit in front of many coaches. They all attend the annual IWLCA meeting on the 17th and then stay after to recuit. The top colleges have their lists and might find a new face at Prez for final spots, but that really is a long shot. Maybe they want to see some girls on their list play with their teams to help them decide. The 80+ other DI college teams are actively recruiting. If your daughter is recruiting at this event, make sure she is reaching beyond top 25 schools. The Grizzlies will probably be at events the first 2 recruiting weekends in Nov. and I am sure the 2nd half of the roster will do just fine.