Originally Posted by Anonymous
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.

Florida is way better academically than Lehigh (look at US News and World reports), Davidson is a decentish liberal arts college but not that difficult to get into. This is fake news.[/quote]

Splitting hairs, they are all good schools. Every kid is different, every school is different, every lacrosse program is different, just hope your daughter finds the best fit.

The original post on the topic was by someone who wants people to believe that there are many top notch players who have the opportunity to go to a Top 20 / perineal power I.e. Florida, Syracuse, Penn State, Stony Brook etc… but they put academics first therefore the athletes choose to go to schools such as Lehigh and Davidson because they believe those schools are somehow superior academically which they are not.

If a top notch lacrosse player wants great academics they can certainly find them at Princeton, Stanford, Penn, Northwestern, Hopkins, Notre Dame etc…
The reality is that the large majority of the best players do in fact choose to go to the schools with perineal Top 20 lacrosse programs.

Some parents find it necessary to try to justify why their daughter is not going to one of the best programs, many times they use academics as the reason.