Pretty impressed by the Princeton and Dartmouth commits from Elevate. Small numbers compared to some of the other teams but kudos to the girls regardless.
Sing it with me sisters. Coaches recruit players not clubs. Proven yet again!
Although it is very true, many parents will never admit it. Certain parents will come up with all kinds of crazy excuses as to why their daughter didn’t receive any offers from the top programs. There is really only one reason that a coach doesn’t make an offer.
Coaches also recruit kids whose parents have deep pockets and Legacy. C'mon, have you seen some of those recruited girls play? Teams do recruit some girls as practice players.
More excuses….. it never ends. Some just can not believe that a coach believes that other players are stronger than their daughter.
Not an excuse. It's an observation. My daughter visited and was offered by three Ivies. It's what we saw. She ultimately committed to a non Ivy top 20 with a more robust lacrosse program.
You can't lump all Ivy's (or schools from any conference) together. That being said, if you daughter had offers from some Ivy's I am sure that you are aware of how the Academic Index works. If an Ivy's top recruits are at the lower end of the Index the coach will have to bring in recruits that are at the higher end of the Index in order to balance out the index average. Those recruits may not be high end lacrosse players but they will have crazy high grades and test scores. It has nothin to do with $$ or being a legacy, it has to do with their Index score. Other high end Academic schools have different ways to get players into school, Duke has a certain number of "slots" that they can use to bring in players with grades below the normal admission standards. Northwestern can bring in whoever they want, every school is different but the bottom line is that the top recruits do not have to have the same grades as the recruits with less lacrosse / athletic ability. Not all recruits at Ivy's (or any conference) are equal, there is a wide range at individual schools and their is a wide range throughout the conference.