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Re: Girls High School Lax [Re: Anonymous] #286671
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Just to be honest. I am disgruntled after last night's award dinner.
Its the same thing every year. The same coaches patting each other on the back and giving each others kids the top awards.
Riverhead, Coach of the year ! Really, Talk about doing less with more. Two all americans ,and Division 1 recruits at every position including Maryland, Hopkins, Penn State etc. etc etc . 4th place finish and 1 playoff win,, Woopie!

Mt Sinai reign is over yet the coach is still chairman of the AA committee They had a a few too, no surprise there.



First off Riverhead and Sinai have zero actual AA, that honorable mention stuff is essentially just a made up award , not recognized by US lacrosse . Second I have no problem with Bertolone chairing the AA committee as he knows the players as well as anyone. Third the failure of Riverhead as a team has little to do with the coach , its the parents and their attitudes that trickle down to the kids so the chemistry is horrendous, that and honestly the players are listening to the parents more the coach.


Long Island names players US Lacrosse All American Honorable Mention?? That's funny. Hint - it's a made up award when the All Americans are listed on the US Lacrosse website and there's nothing to be found about Honorable Mentions.


There are 8 US Lacrosse AA's. The other 20+ kids received a made up coaches award not recognized by US Lacrosse. Those kids are considered the best All County players in Suffolk. Coaches should have used a different name for the award - something like 1st and 2nd Team Suffolk County. Do not use the term AA at all because it is very misleading. Why is an additional award needed at all. You are All County or you are AA - enough with the "everyone gets a medal" mentality.


I agree, call it something else. Now there are players claiming to be US Lacrosse AA when they are not.

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What does everyone think about the call-back Under Armour Academy? Is it a money grab or worth it? Does it interfere with fall sport playoffs?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Just to be honest. I am disgruntled after last night's award dinner.
Its the same thing every year. The same coaches patting each other on the back and giving each others kids the top awards.
Riverhead, Coach of the year ! Really, Talk about doing less with more. Two all americans ,and Division 1 recruits at every position including Maryland, Hopkins, Penn State etc. etc etc . 4th place finish and 1 playoff win,, Woopie!

Mt Sinai reign is over yet the coach is still chairman of the AA committee They had a a few too, no surprise there.



First off Riverhead and Sinai have zero actual AA, that honorable mention stuff is essentially just a made up award , not recognized by US lacrosse . Second I have no problem with B. chairing the AA committee as he knows the players as well as anyone. Third the failure of Riverhead as a team has little to do with the coach , its the parents and their attitudes that trickle down to the kids so the chemistry is horrendous, that and honestly the players are listening to the parents more the coach.


Long Island names players US Lacrosse All American Honorable Mention?? That's funny. Hint - it's a made up award when the All Americans are listed on the US Lacrosse website and there's nothing to be found about Honorable Mentions.


There are 8 US Lacrosse AA's. The other 20+ kids received a made up coaches award not recognized by US Lacrosse. Those kids are considered the best All County players in Suffolk. Coaches should have used a different name for the award - something like 1st and 2nd Team Suffolk County. Do not use the term AA at all because it is very misleading. Why is an additional award needed at all. You are All County or you are AA - enough with the "everyone gets a medal" mentality.


I agree, call it something else. Now there are players claiming to be US Lacrosse AA when they are not.



Honorable Mention All American is a legit recognition/award. Not All players nominated receive it and the board has to vote for the players. Additionally, you have to have earned All County the year prior - an award typically for the next best players although some schools who are good certainly get more but that's just the nature of the beast.

So for anyone to say HM All American is not real has no clue what they are talking about. IDK who got it for the girls in Suffolk but only 6 boys in Nassau earned this award and look at that list - the 9 boys lacrosse Nassau County All Americans plus the 6 honorable mention all American players are all legit players who are D1 prospects and have the stars to back it up. The sheer fact that only 15 players received those awards prove how difficult it is to get. I know the 8 Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse All Americans are ALL phenomenal players. You must be a parent of someone who did not receive it....and with that said, of course there are players you can lobby for that you think deserved it but that's just like every other sport (i.e. Klay Thompson not getting 3rd Team All NBA....should he have gotten it, maybe but everyone in front of him were all legit)

US lacrosse doesn't host the players on their site but they give you the official certificate just like the All Americans get.

With other media publications, it will be nice to see who gets what and how close they are . The BOTC All Long island tesms (1st -3rd team) also had 7/8 Suffolk County All Americans listed & I know 3 Nassau County All Americans on their list as I did not see all of the girls in Nassau who got it. So them & USA Today had a handful of the Suffolk AA's as the top 25 players in the Country. Seems legit to me unles you think they are all in cahoots with each other..

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What does everyone think about the call-back Under Armour Academy? Is it a money grab or worth it? Does it interfere with fall sport playoffs?


Total money grab. Save your money!

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Just to be honest. I am disgruntled after last night's award dinner.
Its the same thing every year. The same coaches patting each other on the back and giving each others kids the top awards.
Riverhead, Coach of the year ! Really, Talk about doing less with more. Two all americans ,and Division 1 recruits at every position including Maryland, Hopkins, Penn State etc. etc etc . 4th place finish and 1 playoff win,, Woopie!

Mt Sinai reign is over yet the coach is still chairman of the AA committee They had a a few too, no surprise there.



First off Riverhead and Sinai have zero actual AA, that honorable mention stuff is essentially just a made up award , not recognized by US lacrosse . Second I have no problem with Bertolone chairing the AA committee as he knows the players as well as anyone. Third the failure of Riverhead as a team has little to do with the coach , its the parents and their attitudes that trickle down to the kids so the chemistry is horrendous, that and honestly the players are listening to the parents more the coach.


Long Island names players US Lacrosse All American Honorable Mention?? That's funny. Hint - it's a made up award when the All Americans are listed on the US Lacrosse website and there's nothing to be found about Honorable Mentions.


There are 8 US Lacrosse AA's. The other 20+ kids received a made up coaches award not recognized by US Lacrosse. Those kids are considered the best All County players in Suffolk. Coaches should have used a different name for the award - something like 1st and 2nd Team Suffolk County. Do not use the term AA at all because it is very misleading. Why is an additional award needed at all. You are All County or you are AA - enough with the "everyone gets a medal" mentality.


I agree, call it something else. Now there are players claiming to be US Lacrosse AA when they are not.


If there are players listing themselves as US lacrosse honorable mention AA then they are lying and it could create problems , its the same as lying on a resume. I would think that US lacrosse may end up having something to say about it.

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What does everyone think about the call-back Under Armour Academy? Is it a money grab or worth it? Does it interfere with fall sport playoffs?


Total money grab. Save your money!



How do you even know that.. The event has never been held before, it's invitation only and there isn't a price attached to the event yet.....maybe its free??
will it interfere with Fall sports.. Who knows.. it is a Friday and Saturday 11/8 & 11/9

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06/14/19 06:17 PM
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What does everyone think about the call-back Under Armour Academy? Is it a money grab or worth it? Does it interfere with fall sport playoffs?


Total money grab. Save your money!



How do you even know that.. The event has never been held before, it's invitation only and there isn't a price attached to the event yet.....maybe its free??
will it interfere with Fall sports.. Who knows.. it is a Friday and Saturday 11/8 & 11/9


Not sure if it’s a total money grab but it is scheduled for the same weekend as the Mid Atlantic Showcase. Most teams/players will be at the tournament so AU might want to reschedule. The Call-Back games do not have the clout to pull players from their regular teams like the regular UA games.

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06/14/19 06:34 PM
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Just to be honest. I am disgruntled after last night's award dinner.
Its the same thing every year. The same coaches patting each other on the back and giving each others kids the top awards.
Riverhead, Coach of the year ! Really, Talk about doing less with more. Two all americans ,and Division 1 recruits at every position including Maryland, Hopkins, Penn State etc. etc etc . 4th place finish and 1 playoff win,, Woopie!

Mt Sinai reign is over yet the coach is still chairman of the AA committee They had a a few too, no surprise there.



First off Riverhead and Sinai have zero actual AA, that honorable mention stuff is essentially just a made up award , not recognized by US lacrosse . Second I have no problem with B. chairing the AA committee as he knows the players as well as anyone. Third the failure of Riverhead as a team has little to do with the coach , its the parents and their attitudes that trickle down to the kids so the chemistry is horrendous, that and honestly the players are listening to the parents more the coach.


Long Island names players US Lacrosse All American Honorable Mention?? That's funny. Hint - it's a made up award when the All Americans are listed on the US Lacrosse website and there's nothing to be found about Honorable Mentions.


There are 8 US Lacrosse AA's. The other 20+ kids received a made up coaches award not recognized by US Lacrosse. Those kids are considered the best All County players in Suffolk. Coaches should have used a different name for the award - something like 1st and 2nd Team Suffolk County. Do not use the term AA at all because it is very misleading. Why is an additional award needed at all. You are All County or you are AA - enough with the "everyone gets a medal" mentality.


I agree, call it something else. Now there are players claiming to be US Lacrosse AA when they are not.



Honorable Mention All American is a legit recognition/award. Not All players nominated receive it and the board has to vote for the players. Additionally, you have to have earned All County the year prior - an award typically for the next best players although some schools who are good certainly get more but that's just the nature of the beast.

So for anyone to say HM All American is not real has no clue what they are talking about. IDK who got it for the girls in Suffolk but only 6 boys in Nassau earned this award and look at that list - the 9 boys lacrosse Nassau County All Americans plus the 6 honorable mention all American players are all legit players who are D1 prospects and have the stars to back it up. The sheer fact that only 15 players received those awards prove how difficult it is to get. I know the 8 Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse All Americans are ALL phenomenal players. You must be a parent of someone who did not receive it....and with that said, of course there are players you can lobby for that you think deserved it but that's just like every other sport (i.e. Klay Thompson not getting 3rd Team All NBA....should he have gotten it, maybe but everyone in front of him were all legit)

US lacrosse doesn't host the players on their site but they give you the official certificate just like the All Americans get.

With other media publications, it will be nice to see who gets what and how close they are . The BOTC All Long island tesms (1st -3rd team) also had 7/8 Suffolk County All Americans listed & I know 3 Nassau County All Americans on their list as I did not see all of the girls in Nassau who got it. So them & USA Today had a handful of the Suffolk AA's as the top 25 players in the Country. Seems legit to me unles you think they are all in cahoots with each other..


Wrong assumption, my daughter is a us lacrosse all american. Twice actually, and her name is listed on website for both years. I'm not suggesting the players don't legitimately deserve to be honored and recognized, but call it something else. I have never heard of another area naming AA HM. There is nothing on the US Lacrosse website about it. Correct me if I'm wrong by posting a link that shows it is a real US Lacrosse award, or that other regions do this. Or is this something secret and special US Lacrosse does only for Long Island with an "official" certificate? Does Baltimore award AA HM?

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Re: Girls High School Lax [Re: Anonymous] #286704
06/14/19 10:14 PM
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Just to be honest. I am disgruntled after last night's award dinner.
Its the same thing every year. The same coaches patting each other on the back and giving each others kids the top awards.
Riverhead, Coach of the year ! Really, Talk about doing less with more. Two all americans ,and Division 1 recruits at every position including Maryland, Hopkins, Penn State etc. etc etc . 4th place finish and 1 playoff win,, Woopie!

Mt Sinai reign is over yet the coach is still chairman of the AA committee They had a a few too, no surprise there.




First off Riverhead and Sinai have zero actual AA, that honorable mention stuff is essentially just a made up award , not recognized by US lacrosse . Second I have no problem with B. chairing the AA committee as he knows the players as well as anyone. Third the failure of Riverhead as a team has little to do with the coach , its the parents and their attitudes that trickle down to the kids so the chemistry is horrendous, that and honestly the players are listening to the parents more the coach.


Long Island names players US Lacrosse All American Honorable Mention?? That's funny. Hint - it's a made up award when the All Americans are listed on the US Lacrosse website and there's nothing to be found about Honorable Mentions.


There are 8 US Lacrosse AA's. The other 20+ kids received a made up coaches award not recognized by US Lacrosse. Those kids are considered the best All County players in Suffolk. Coaches should have used a different name for the award - something like 1st and 2nd Team Suffolk County. Do not use the term AA at all because it is very misleading. Why is an additional award needed at all. You are All County or you are AA - enough with the "everyone gets a medal" mentality.


I agree, call it something else. Now there are players claiming to be US Lacrosse AA when they are not.



Honorable Mention All American is a legit recognition/award. Not All players nominated receive it and the board has to vote for the players. Additionally, you have to have earned All County the year prior - an award typically for the next best players although some schools who are good certainly get more but that's just the nature of the beast.

So for anyone to say HM All American is not real has no clue what they are talking about. IDK who got it for the girls in Suffolk but only 6 boys in Nassau earned this award and look at that list - the 9 boys lacrosse Nassau County All Americans plus the 6 honorable mention all American players are all legit players who are D1 prospects and have the stars to back it up. The sheer fact that only 15 players received those awards prove how difficult it is to get. I know the 8 Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse All Americans are ALL phenomenal players. You must be a parent of someone who did not receive it....and with that said, of course there are players you can lobby for that you think deserved it but that's just like every other sport (i.e. Klay Thompson not getting 3rd Team All NBA....should he have gotten it, maybe but everyone in front of him were all legit)

US lacrosse doesn't host the players on their site but they give you the official certificate just like the All Americans get.

With other media publications, it will be nice to see who gets what and how close they are . The BOTC All Long island tesms (1st -3rd team) also had 7/8 Suffolk County All Americans listed & I know 3 Nassau County All Americans on their list as I did not see all of the girls in Nassau who got it. So them & USA Today had a handful of the Suffolk AA's as the top 25 players in the Country. Seems legit to me unles you think they are all in cahoots with each other..



You are clueless . US lacrosse does not recognize HR and does not send a certificate . Section xi handed them out like they were candy , it’s a joke .Read US Lacrosse awards , it’s a made up award . I hope all the players put it on their UA bio so they can be told to stop doing it as it’s a lie .

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HM is the same as if BOTC decided to hand out AA awards . Sure it’s fun to be named but it means nothing , in section xi girls there are only 8 US Lacrosse AA and that’s it . Honestly it’s the most prestigious award of them all in my opinion as it’s selected by coaches that actually know you . UA senior game selection seems like a lot of politics but still a great honor , just not sure how the selection committee could possibly know each kid . What they should do is make a special award for those kids who they feel were at the top of the all division players and call it honorable mention all county , oh wait they already made up that nonsense .

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HM is the same as if BOTC decided to hand out AA awards . Sure it’s fun to be named but it means nothing , in section xi girls there are only 8 US Lacrosse AA and that’s it . Honestly it’s the most prestigious award of them all in my opinion as it’s selected by coaches that actually know you . UA senior game selection seems like a lot of politics but still a great honor , just not sure how the selection committee could possibly know each kid . What they should do is make a special award for those kids who they feel were at the top of the all division players and call it honorable mention all county , oh wait they already made up that nonsense .


Relax mom HS AA don’t mean very much. The vast majority will disappear in college. Talk to me when your daughter is a D1 AA otherwise please pipe down. It’s nice to receive awards but many of them have political strings tied to them, from your posts your daughter seems to be one of them.

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HM is the same as if BOTC decided to hand out AA awards . Sure it’s fun to be named but it means nothing , in section xi girls there are only 8 US Lacrosse AA and that’s it . Honestly it’s the most prestigious award of them all in my opinion as it’s selected by coaches that actually know you . UA senior game selection seems like a lot of politics but still a great honor , just not sure how the selection committee could possibly know each kid . What they should do is make a special award for those kids who they feel were at the top of the all division players and call it honorable mention all county , oh wait they already made up that nonsense .


Relax mom HS AA don’t mean very much. The vast majority will disappear in college. Talk to me when your daughter is a D1 AA otherwise please pipe down. It’s nice to receive awards but many of them have political strings tied to them, from your posts your daughter seems to be one of them.


Why so angry?

Congratulations to all who receive accolades. You are correct when you say many of the US Lacrosse All-Americans will disappear in college (there are like 500 of them). However, the majority of players who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans from Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Private) do not disappear in college.

All-League/Division, All-County are to some extent divided up by team so unfortunately some very strong players on very strong / deep teams may not receive the award even though they may in fact be stronger than may players who do receive the award.

Honorable Mention AA was created because US Lacrosse only gives a limited number of All-Amercan spots to long Island. There are many players on Long Island who are stronger than many players from other parts of the country (who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans). The coaches created the HM AA to recognize additional players.

On Long Island, US Lacrosse AA is a nice honor but it is very political. Most years the vast majority of players who receive the award are very deserving but there are always a few players who are just as deserving if not more deserving but do not have the political connections (coaches, club etc...) to be named AA.

Under Armour has proven to be the bench mark and many of the players from Long Island who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans have also been named Under Armour Senior All-Americans. US Lacrosse names hundreds of AA's while Under Armour selects just 44 players.

All of the accolades are nice but if you really want to know where your daughter stands just look at what colleges made offers (not what schools you reached out to and harassed, not what schools you talked to or went to their camp, not the schools that sent a letter etc...) The schools that reached out and said we want you to come to XYZ University and here is what we are willing to do. The Schools that actually made real offers. If Top 10 programs were making offers the player is legit. It all shakes out.

Congratulations again to all.

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HM is the same as if BOTC decided to hand out AA awards . Sure it’s fun to be named but it means nothing , in section xi girls there are only 8 US Lacrosse AA and that’s it . Honestly it’s the most prestigious award of them all in my opinion as it’s selected by coaches that actually know you . UA senior game selection seems like a lot of politics but still a great honor , just not sure how the selection committee could possibly know each kid . What they should do is make a special award for those kids who they feel were at the top of the all division players and call it honorable mention all county , oh wait they already made up that nonsense .


Relax mom HS AA don’t mean very much. The vast majority will disappear in college. Talk to me when your daughter is a D1 AA otherwise please pipe down. It’s nice to receive awards but many of them have political strings tied to them, from your posts your daughter seems to be one of them.


Why so angry?

Congratulations to all who receive accolades. You are correct when you say many of the US Lacrosse All-Americans will disappear in college (there are like 500 of them). However, the majority of players who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans from Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Private) do not disappear in college.

All-League/Division, All-County are to some extent divided up by team so unfortunately some very strong players on very strong / deep teams may not receive the award even though they may in fact be stronger than may players who do receive the award.

Honorable Mention AA was created because US Lacrosse only gives a limited number of All-Amercan spots to long Island. There are many players on Long Island who are stronger than many players from other parts of the country (who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans). The coaches created the HM AA to recognize additional players.

On Long Island, US Lacrosse AA is a nice honor but it is very political. Most years the vast majority of players who receive the award are very deserving but there are always a few players who are just as deserving if not more deserving but do not have the political connections (coaches, club etc...) to be named AA.

Under Armour has proven to be the bench mark and many of the players from Long Island who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans have also been named Under Armour Senior All-Americans. US Lacrosse names hundreds of AA's while Under Armour selects just 44 players.

All of the accolades are nice but if you really want to know where your daughter stands just look at what colleges made offers (not what schools you reached out to and harassed, not what schools you talked to or went to their camp, not the schools that sent a letter etc...) The schools that reached out and said we want you to come to XYZ University and here is what we are willing to do. The Schools that actually made real offers. If Top 10 programs were making offers the player is legit. It all shakes out.

Congratulations again to all.




Not angry just being realistic. Be happy that your daughter had a good HS career. I’ve been through this before and have a 2x all American HS player who is now in college where you get to see if your kid can actually play lacrosse. It’s a nice accolade but really that’s it. Most of the other AAs named along side barely play in college. There are also a few who excel. The majority of AAs are interchangeable with the All Country winners. Probably 2/8 are the real deal.

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HM is the same as if BOTC decided to hand out AA awards . Sure it’s fun to be named but it means nothing , in section xi girls there are only 8 US Lacrosse AA and that’s it . Honestly it’s the most prestigious award of them all in my opinion as it’s selected by coaches that actually know you . UA senior game selection seems like a lot of politics but still a great honor , just not sure how the selection committee could possibly know each kid . What they should do is make a special award for those kids who they feel were at the top of the all division players and call it honorable mention all county , oh wait they already made up that nonsense .


Relax mom HS AA don’t mean very much. The vast majority will disappear in college. Talk to me when your daughter is a D1 AA otherwise please pipe down. It’s nice to receive awards but many of them have political strings tied to them, from your posts your daughter seems to be one of them.


Why so angry?

Congratulations to all who receive accolades. You are correct when you say many of the US Lacrosse All-Americans will disappear in college (there are like 500 of them). However, the majority of players who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans from Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Private) do not disappear in college.

All-League/Division, All-County are to some extent divided up by team so unfortunately some very strong players on very strong / deep teams may not receive the award even though they may in fact be stronger than may players who do receive the award.

Honorable Mention AA was created because US Lacrosse only gives a limited number of All-Amercan spots to long Island. There are many players on Long Island who are stronger than many players from other parts of the country (who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans). The coaches created the HM AA to recognize additional players.

On Long Island, US Lacrosse AA is a nice honor but it is very political. Most years the vast majority of players who receive the award are very deserving but there are always a few players who are just as deserving if not more deserving but do not have the political connections (coaches, club etc...) to be named AA.

Under Armour has proven to be the bench mark and many of the players from Long Island who are named US Lacrosse All-Americans have also been named Under Armour Senior All-Americans. US Lacrosse names hundreds of AA's while Under Armour selects just 44 players.

All of the accolades are nice but if you really want to know where your daughter stands just look at what colleges made offers (not what schools you reached out to and harassed, not what schools you talked to or went to their camp, not the schools that sent a letter etc...) The schools that reached out and said we want you to come to XYZ University and here is what we are willing to do. The Schools that actually made real offers. If Top 10 programs were making offers the player is legit. It all shakes out.

Congratulations again to all.




Not angry just being realistic. Be happy that your daughter had a good HS career. I’ve been through this before and have a 2x all American HS player who is now in college where you get to see if your kid can actually play lacrosse. It’s a nice accolade but really that’s it. Most of the other AAs named along side barely play in college. There are also a few who excel. The majority of AAs are interchangeable with the All Country winners. Probably 2/8 are the real deal.


Two out of eight might be a bit low and I do not agree with your statement "The majority of AAs are interchangeable with the All Country winners." The reality is that each grad year there are 10 - 12 legit high end players on Long Island (that number might be down this year). These are the players that go on to contribute and play major roles for the top college programs. We are all very fortunate that our daughters can participate in a sport that they love and use that sport to help them get into a good college and maybe even help pay some of the tuition. The fact that so many players from Long Island go on to play Division I Lacrosse has given many of us a somewhat false or inflated opinion of what type of athlete our kids are.

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Re: Girls High School Lax [Re: TommyM] #286781
06/16/19 11:28 PM
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I just looked it up and of the 60 or so D1 AA , 5 were not US lacrosse AA in high school so it seems like a better predictor than you are letting on

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