For those that have been through this already;
Trying to keep my myself and daughter on firm ground, not in the "clouds".
As a middle schooler, entering high school next year, our daughter is a VERY SOLID player, not the stud of the team (on either school or travel teams).
We expect that she will continue as a very solid player and NOT be recruited as the next "big thing" and receive a full scholarship to a D! school. Maybe she will be offered a little money for lax??? Maybe a little for academics??? NOT COUNTING ON EITHER.
Her grades are exceptional, and she is fully rounded....
I do expect that because of Lax, and her grades she will have the opportunity to choose from many top colleges.....and that we can expect to foot the bill for these schools (we are ok with that).
My main question/issue is, What happens to a kid like this that is accepted to a top school based on grades and lacrosse ability (no lax scholarship $), that decides at some point that they want to pursue academics and additional social activities and no longer wishes to play lax? If there is no lax $, is this an issue?
I hear that you can only do two of the following three things well in college;
3) Social activities. That it is absolutely unreasonable to think that you can do all three equally well.
Looking for thoughts from those parents that have been through this already.