Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Depends on how you define Top program. Many girls, especially from private schools, are only targeting top academic schools which is Duke, Stanford, Candy Hopkins, Ivy, Patriot league and a few others. Without knowing girls, its hard to say how many had top 20 offers.

For instance our club just had a girl turn down offers from Syracuse and Florida to go to Davidson. Another turned down Penn State and Stony Brook to go to Lehigh. Remember not all girls are trying to get the best lax school, they are looking for the best school

No way anyone turns down Penn State or SB for Lehigh. That’s actually funny! Also Florida for Davidson?? You definitely do not know what actually happened. Stop making up nonsense.

There are also no girls who have “outstanding offers” and have not decided. From hear on out, we will see girls commit to lower programs. A rare girl may still commit to a top 15, but not many

Not the poster, so I have no knowledge that this actually happened (girls turning down Penn State and Florida), but I can definitely see it. The schools they referenced are certainly academically superior. I am seeing more and more these days, players making decisions like this. If you are concerned with playing on a “decent” lax program you go penn State. If you want to better set your self up for the rest of your life through academics , you go Lehigh, no question. PSU is a huge state school with a 78% acceptance rate, you do not need lacrosse to get you in there. Florida definitely a closer call academically with Davidson as an example and also a bigger spread from a lacrosse standpoint. But It is sad to see parents who just don’t get it, and worse have their kids thinking the same way and are blinded to the future.[/quote]

I am also not the original poster, so no personal knowledge about these players, but I can believe occasionally players turn down a PSU or UF for a Lehigh or Davidson. I would not say those schools are academically superior to top publics, especially when you factor in return on investment for tuition, but certainly a different academic experience due to smaller size and setting which could be superior for certain people. All are good schools, but not every kid will thrive at a large college town campus. Kudos to those who have that awareness when selecting a college instead of simply picking what others will judge as most impressive. I know Florida in particularly offers some spots with no money or only book money (not saying their top recruits aren't getting meaningful money, but not all do especially with 40+ on a roster), and some players would rather drop down to lower ranked program with a generous athletic scholarship, indicating she is a player the coaches really value and want. The important thing is to pick a school and lacrosse program for the right reasons, and those reasons vary for every player.