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
To each her own.... but to try and bash schools like Florida, Penn State or Syracuse is simply foolish, all are excellent schools. Below has been posted previously but I think it is worth the Cut and Paste for this discussion. Personally I like the last ranking because it is not based on any particular industry. However, I'm sure the grads from the schools that put the most grads into Finance, Consulting and Tech also do a great job across the board in just about all industries. Pretty sure I don't see Davidson or Lehigh on any of the lists.
--- "A lot of the schools listed below have Varsity Women's Lacrosse....
While I believe it's great for a kid to go to The Best school it is Best to go to Right (best fit) school.
Every kid is different and every school is different and every program is different. Help your sons and or daughters find the best fit.
-- "Below are some rankings of where some of the Major Players in Investment Banking, Consulting and Big Tech hire from "Target Schools". Just want to point out the opportunities Lacrosse can provide for our children. The rankings are primarily in order of "number undergraduate hires" from each school from 2014 - 2019.
Not knocking or touting any schools, just pointing out that Lacrosse can help get our children into many of the feeder schools that many companies recruit from.
Not every kid knows what career path they want to pursue so choosing a school that can open as many doors as possible is very important. In many cases, it will be the school "name recognition and or prestige" that will help get their foot in the door with an interview (lacrosse connections help as well).
Yes, I know there are a lot of great schools that are not on any of the lists....
Investment Banking: at the top firms (2014 - 2019)
1 - Penn 2 - NYU 3 - Michigan 4 - Harvard 5 - Georgetown 6 - Cornell 7 - Yale 8 - Columbia 9 - Notre Dame 10 - Princeton 11 - U of Chicago 12 - Cal - Berkeley 13 - Texas 14 - Duke 15 - Virginia 16 - Dartmouth 17 - BYU 18 - Vanderbilt 19 - Indiana 20 - Uni Southern Cal 21 - Northwestern 22 - Boston College 23 - Brown 25 - North Carolina 26 - Stanford 27 - UCLA 28 - Middlebury 29 - Penn State 30 - Emory
Consulting: at the top firms (2014 - 2020)
1 - Harvard 2 - Penn 3 - Michigan 4 - Yale 5 - Stanford 6 - Duke 7 - Princeton 8 - MIT 9 - Uni Cal Berkeley 10 - Northwestern 11 - Columbia 12 - Texas 13 - Virginia 14 - Dartmouth 15 - Notre Dame 16 - Vanderbilt 16 - Uni Chicago 18 - Brown 19 - Georgetown 20 - Georgia Tech 21 - Western University 22 - Mc Gill University 23 - Washington Uni St. Louis 24 - Queen's University 25 - BYU 26 - Rice 27 - Uni Southern California 28 - Cornell 29 - North Carolina 30 - Uni Illinois
1 University of California, Berkeley 2 Stanford University 3 Carnegie Mellon University 4 University of Southern California 5 The University of Texas at Austin 6 Georgia Institute of Technology 7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8 San Jose State University 9 University of California, San Diego 10 Arizona State University 11 University of Michigan 12 University of California, Los Angeles 13 North Carolina State University 14 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 15 Cornell University 16 University of Waterloo (Canada) 17 Texas A&M University 18 University of Washington 19 Purdue University 20 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 21 Santa Clara University 22 University of Phoenix 23 University of California, Santa Barbara 24 University of California, Davis 25 Penn State University
Here is some additional food for thought... Link to article at the bottom
These 30 Colleges get students Jobs through great professional partnerships. I think 18 of the these schools have a varsity women's lacrosse program.
1 - Michigan 2 - Penn State 3 - Stanford 4 - Harvard 5 - NYU 6 - Princeton 7 - University of Cal. Berkeley 8 - Penn 9 - MIT 10 - USC (California) 11 - Cornell 12 - Dartmouth 13 - Washington 14 - Texas A&M 15 - Yale 16 - Northeastern 17 - Purdue 18 - Carnegie Mellon University 19 - Georgia Tech 20 - UCLA 21 - Claremont McKenna College 22 - Arizona State 23 - California Institute of Technology 24 - University of Maryland 25 - North Carolina State 26 - University of Cal. San Diego 27 - Florida 28 - University of Cal. Davis 29 - Virginia Tech 30 - Embry Riddle Aeronautical
I would define Top Programs as the programs that are consistently Top 10 - 20 over the past 5 - 10 years, not programs that finish ranked every once in a while.
Maryland North Carolina Boston College Northwestern Syracuse Princeton Virginia Stony Brook Florida Penn Notre Dame JMU Penn State USC Stanford Duke
Loyola and Hopkins are probably right there as well. Michigan on the rise the past couple of years. I do not think any other schools really fall in the category of consistently finishing the season ranked in the Top 20. You will not find too many truly top tier recruits going outside that list. Does it happen? Yes, but it is rare.
They are all very good to great schools with excellent lacrosse programs. Obviously many of the best lacrosse schools are on the lists above.