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Posted By: ctlaxdad New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 06:22 PM
Starting a thread for New England Prep School Lacrosse parents.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 06:56 PM
By far Best League in all of High School Lacrosse
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
By far Best League in all of High School Lacrosse


Founders league!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:07 PM
And they can al buy there own beer.
Posted By: ctlaxdad Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:47 PM
Anyone care to prognosticate on next spring season?

Top 10 in NEPSAC next spring?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It
Posted By: ctlaxdad Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 12:09 AM
Reclassing is common in Founders and other leagues. Not a big deal and usually benefits the child getting into a better school which is the goal of most of the lax families at prep schools. No real $ in pro lacrosse anyway.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 02:09 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Blah Blah Blah . . .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 03:28 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Ahhh, so life is not fair let's whine and complain. Solid attributes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:11 PM
You can say what you want about re-class founders league accepts it and if your kid can dominate with older kids it only helps his recruitment . if you can get your kid in that league it is a no brainer it is where the best kids play . just look at each roster and how many DIV 1 studs they all have at any given time during a game there is at least 8 DIV 1 commits on the field
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:18 PM
Lot's seem to complain. We all want the best for our children. That's why they are in private school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Blah Blah Blah . . .


Wow, what a witty rebuttal!! Your parents should have held you back.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:44 PM
Just curious, what is the holding back cut off point? If you hold back 1 year and your kid is still are not a stud, how far back does it become super lost? 2,3.4 years? Of course their grades should be through the roof doing 8th grade over and over but is there a point where even the superdouche parents have a little pink polo shirt and kaki short angel over their shoulder saying OK, lets try golf.... lacrosse isn't working.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by ctlaxdad
Anyone care to prognosticate on next spring season?

Top 10 in NEPSAC next spring?


Thinking Deerfield, Brunswick, Taft and Avon are leading the way.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 04:21 PM
In order:
Brunswick
Salisbury
Deerfield
Taft
Trinity-Pawling
AOF
Choate
St. Sebs
Noble& Greenbaugh
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 04:46 PM
Kent is recruiting
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 06:36 PM
Newsflash: Everyone recruits.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/16/20 12:41 AM
Last Season Rankings on IL
1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Choate
4. Taft
5. Deerfield
6. Avon Old Farms
7. St. Sebastians
8. Trinity-Pawling
9. Brewster Academy
10. Belmont Hill

Out of just under 100 teams. Very Founders League heavy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/16/20 02:54 PM
I think Deerfield was tops this Spring. Destroyed Salisbury in the indoor championship. The top grouping are all really good teams though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/17/20 03:24 AM
Which Indoor League?
Chelsea Piers was Darien, Trinity-Pawling, and Taft top teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 05:27 PM
Rankings about right. Seems inline or close to Inside Lacrosse from last season.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 06:53 PM
Yes...But imported bottled beer!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 07:30 PM
The cutoff is somewhere between golf and tennis.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Newsflash: Everyone recruits.


Not Furman. A sad day for lax

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/arti...se-program-amid-financial-concerns/56421
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 12:28 AM
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.


I would love to see over a ten year or 20 year period the amount of money that a lacrosse team donates to a school after playing there. I have always felt that the number was high compared to other sports especially with 40-50 members on a team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.


I would love to see over a ten year or 20 year period the amount of money that a lacrosse team donates to a school after playing there. I have always felt that the number was high compared to other sports especially with 40-50 members on a team.


Most AD's hail from football or basketball. Often weaker econmic families involved who don't give back unless they make NFL or NBA. They assume all athletes have same background.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 12:48 AM
So Lawrenceville gets Jon Posner from Culver, any ideas how that came about? I would expect Lawrenceville to get better really quick.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 02:28 PM
Choate ranked???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 03:10 PM
You will see a fallout of players in this league due to pandemic costs and reduction of 70k scholarships.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 11:57 PM
Culver coach left for Lawrenceville.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 11:59 PM
Choate was good last season but graduated top 3 attack so well see if they can reload.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 12:01 AM
It's possible. However if full rides were given prior to pandemic hitting and contracts signed they will be in place for this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 12:33 PM
That is completely false it is actually opposite people are going to these schools next year because they will be back and public schools will be still at home .. Take a look at the CDC guidelines for kids in public school next year tell me why you would want to send your kid
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
That is completely false it is actually opposite people are going to these schools next year because they will be back and public schools will be still at home .. Take a look at the CDC guidelines for kids in public school next year tell me why you would want to send your kid

Agreed would rather send to prep.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/24/20 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious, what is the holding back cut off point? If you hold back 1 year and your kid is still are not a stud, how far back does it become super lost? 2,3.4 years? Of course their grades should be through the roof doing 8th grade over and over but is there a point where even the superdouche parents have a little pink polo shirt and kaki short angel over their shoulder saying OK, lets try golf.... lacrosse isn't working.


Not all children are held back so dad feels better about himself. Some have learning disorders that need additional time to either develop executive skills or simply take longer to learn or figure school and athletics out. If parents have the means to send their child to a private school and get a better education why bash them?
By the way, once in high school it doesn't matter how old you are as you can play as high as your ability and effort allow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/26/20 01:11 PM
Anyone hear anything from their school regarding going back to school in fall early or on time?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/27/20 08:13 PM
Lots of hard work from Choate coaches this year. Strong indoor season, heavy strength program. Look out next season, they are top 3 in Founders.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 01:55 AM
Ahead of Salisbury, Brunswick, Taft, AOF, TP? Maybe. They lost some strong attack from last year. Brunswick and Salisbury reload again. Taft has some crazy PG's
and Trinity-Pawling and AOF both recruited well. We'll see
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 03:07 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Lots of hard work from Choate coaches this year. Strong indoor season, heavy strength program. Look out next season, they are top 3 in Founders.



Nah, they didn't get any incoming talent. Will stay a few steps behind.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 01:15 PM
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 04:07 PM
Again...Everyone recruits for lacrosse especially transfers and PG's. No reason to think a few new players at Choate will change things much this season. Possibly in future.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 02:44 PM
What about girls in this situation. Are scholarships/recruiting/PG the same with girls ? One doesn’t hear of PG for girls, is it even a thing ?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything from their school regarding going back to school in fall early or on time?

Some schools looking at going back early August.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 05:10 PM
There are some girls who reclass-usually repaeat between 7th-9th grade. Most common for Hockey but some lacrosse players do.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.


Ok new choate dad. Keep dreaming.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/02/20 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.


Ok new choate dad. Keep dreaming.


If they are all 11th grade reclassed studs they have a shot at cracking top 4
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/09/20 09:57 PM
Anyone know the rules if any regarding Post Graduates on a team? Maximum?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/10/20 12:12 PM
i believe 5 is max on PG
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/11/20 07:59 PM
Trinity-Pawling recruiting better than usual... Just talking freshman.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/17/20 01:37 PM
Anyone know anything about upcoming fall season? Will schools allow football or lacrosse practices?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/17/20 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone know anything about upcoming fall season? Will schools allow football or lacrosse practices?


I cant speak for all of NE but It ain't looking good. I have been on zoom calls with coaches since my son plays Founders League Football and I wasn't hearing much confidence in getting back to the normalcy of campus life let alone football. It was crappy to hear. Here is from the Founders League site as well. https://www.thefoundersleague.org/page/2691
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/18/20 09:59 AM
School will be main priority. Many gyms as classrooms.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/18/20 12:52 PM
Thanks for the link. Hopefully there will be some sort of treatment available by spring so maybe we can have lacrosse. My son plays football too and I'm not sure Founders will have a fall season let alone winter with most ports indoors.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/24/20 01:35 AM
Doubt there will be football this fall in Founders. Maybe just workout or extra lacrosse practice?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/04/20 09:03 PM
You missed the boat on Westminster! Going to sneak up on some this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 12:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Doubt there will be football this fall in Founders. Maybe just workout or extra lacrosse practice?

No reason to doubt bc that's going to be the reality. Schools are opening (late aug until thanksgiving) and the spring sports will be getting in A LOT of extra practice.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 03:23 PM
I hope the boys can play Football this fall but even our head lacrosse coach questioning if there will be fall tourneys or Football for that matter. Lots of extra reps for our laxers this fall. Should make for an interesting spring and summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 09:28 PM
You obviously have a super human child. Congratulations. Some kids are born with impairments and need an extra year to prepare for college or even high school. No one is getting rich from lacrosse. It can help a kid get into a school he/she might not have otherwise. Sorry if we want the best for our children.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/07/20 03:08 PM
Summer season is pretty much gone. Football will be soon. Might as well start lax practice Sep 1!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/11/20 07:13 PM
I’m hearing that if fall sports are cancelled then FL will allow fall practices for lacrosse and possibly allow some inter league scrimmages in the fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/12/20 02:00 PM
That would be great! All we've heard so far is a decision will be made 2nd or 3rd week of July regarding competitive fall sports. I hope your source is accurate. Practicing football all fall with no games is crazy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/15/20 11:43 PM
Founders canceled all fall interactive sports. Look for lots of lax practice in fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/16/20 12:08 AM
TP going half football then any sport the student wants to play is a go for next 3 days. What are other schools doing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 12:42 AM
Choate seems to be loading up this year on recruits from all over! They will be a force!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 07:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Choate seems to be loading up this year on recruits from all over! They will be a force!


You again. No they haven't. Why do you keep coming on here talking up choate? Guessing trying to convince yourself you made the right choice. If you were choosing for lacrosse then you made a mistake. And if your son was actually a top player he would be at several different schools.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 10:13 PM
You watch.. Choate will be even stronger this spring!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 10:34 PM
IMO Pre-Season Rankings NE West D1

1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Deerfield
4. Taft
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Brunswick, Salisbury and Deerfield usual top 3. 4-7 I'd understand if people want to interchange them as they are very close. Noticeable drop after Berkshire towards bottom. Let the arguments begin.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/25/20 10:01 PM
Rankings not bad.
Taft too low for this year.
Berkshire too high.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 01:28 AM
Those rankings totally reasonable
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 04:05 PM
Trinity-Pawling beat Taft last year and lost to Salisisbury by one. They should be higher.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 06:46 PM
Why all of the Choate bashing? In 2019, they finished ranked above Deerfield in Inside Lacrosse. Next year, they have the best goalie in the Founders, a strong attack, good defense. It is not crazy to believe that good play will continue...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 09:26 PM
People have there alma maters and kids enrolled so everyone has a favorite. Choate will be fine this year. They just don't produce the quantity of D1 talent the rest of the top half of Founders does.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/28/20 03:27 AM
1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Taft
4. Deerfield
5. Trinty-Pawling
6. Avon Old Farms
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Pretty solid rankings. I tweaked to allow for some PG's I'm aware of.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/28/20 11:51 AM
TP lost to AVON as well ..... AOF will be just fine this year with a load of talent returning
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 12:31 AM
I stick by my original rankings. I think 5-7 especially are close but since Avon beet TP and Choate I put them 5 although TP did best Taft last season which muddies the water.

IMO Pre-Season Rankings NE West D1

1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Deerfield
4. Taft
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Brunswick, Salisbury and Deerfield usual top 3. 4-7 I'd understand if people want to interchange them as they are very close. Noticeable drop after Berkshire towards bottom. Let the arguments begin
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 03:11 AM
You all need to look back at the results from the last season. Choate beat Taft and TP. Lost by one to AOF.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 04:07 AM
Folks - you all sound crazy talking about results from Spring 2019 to draw insight for Spring 2021. All the impact players from the Spring 2019 teams are now long gone from these rosters/schools. Sure, the perennial powers will reload, but talk about Choate, TP, Avon winning or losing to each other 2 yrs ago is meaningless.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 01:18 PM
So true...we'll see what 2021 brings. As usual Brunswick, Salsibury, Deerfield, Taft get the top recruits. TP, Avon, Choate and to a lesser extent Berkshire get the next level players. Bottom third of the conference doesn't prioritize lacrosse recruiting as much.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 02:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You all need to look back at the results from the last season. Choate beat Taft and TP. Lost by one to AOF.

Avon will be a question. They have the same players but have a new coach. As with all new coaches they could gel and be better or falter and be worse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 04:33 PM
I saw thy added Fakete. Solid coach don't know him as a person. Should be interesting. Most first year coaches there is a learning curve for players and coach. haven't heard much about their recruiting.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 01:07 PM
Deerfield just won the NHSLS tournament in MD. comprised largely of MIAA representative squads along with Westminster, New Trier Loyola of CA and a number of other schools. Beat Westminster handily in pool play then a tighter game in the finals.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 06:34 PM
They will be a contender this year that's for sure. They can play with and beat Brunswick and Salisbury.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Deerfield just won the NHSLS tournament in MD. comprised largely of MIAA representative squads along with Westminster, New Trier Loyola of CA and a number of other schools. Beat Westminster handily in pool play then a tighter game in the finals.


That was the first session. They play Calvert tonight and they are a different animal. Good luck to both.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 07:51 PM
Deerfield had 5 or so 2020's playing yesterday...bit of an advantage
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 08:28 PM
Tonight 7:00 ESPNU Culver vs. Dons Squad (Loyola)
8:00 ESPNU Calvert Hall vs. Deerfield
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 09:30 PM
The first NHSLS session on 7/28-7/29 allowed 2020 graduates for all the teams. The 2nd session now on 7/30-7/31 only allows players that will still be students and playing this approaching season. So Deerfield’s squad for this current session doesn’t have those 2020 graduates. Slightly different squad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/31/20 02:02 PM
Rankings guy maybe it's time to move Deerfield up in rankings?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/02/20 08:01 PM
Taft and Deerfield both looked very good over the weekend. Shows why NEPSAC West 1 is top league in country.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/02/20 10:59 PM
Anyone hear anything yet from your respective schools regarding winter lacrosse league?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/03/20 04:52 PM
Yeah, they all sent out a note about winter box in Glastonbury....clearly it is super high on the list of reopening protocols.

Let's see If I recall them all correctly:

1. 14 day quarantine upon arrival
2. single occupancy for all boarding students
3. new dining hall time slots
4. hybrid learning and socially distant classroom setting
5. develop plan for winter box lacrosse

I think that was the priority list for all prep schools. Next up, new design for lax uniforms.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/03/20 09:39 PM
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my last post. Has anyone heard if the boys will be allowed to practice lacrosse in winter instead of competitive winter sports aka basketball/ wrestling etc?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/04/20 02:09 AM
Perhaps?!? They will get to practice in the fall. All schools doing fall sports practice for 4 days and students have the opportunity to work with their winter/spring teams for the other 2 days. As for Winter, everyone is home for Nov/Dec and part of January, so practice with your club. Pray there is spring sports....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/07/20 02:59 PM
Our school already prepping for possible no competition rule in winter. Expect more spring sport practices in field houses or outdoors this winter weather permitting. I
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/19/20 02:11 AM
hearing if numbers stay good for CoVid in NY/CT there may be scrimmage/round robin between schools. Anyone else here of their school participating?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/19/20 08:50 PM
Was at the Apex 60 showcase this week. Choate had 4 players there. New players made the All-Star team. Look out for them next year, new coach is building on 2019 success.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 11:48 AM
Not sure why everyone kills Choate on this forum. Every year they have a strong squad. So maybe they aren't top 10 program in country each year but they are good. Send lots of players to top D3 and some D1. Trust me they are winning the big game, just not all the High School lax games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Was at the Apex 60 showcase this week. Choate had 4 players there. New players made the All-Star team. Look out for them next year, new coach is building on 2019 success.

The Apex showcase. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 02:03 PM
Good to hear "Choate is winning the big game". Pat yourself on the back... A lot of winners out there. There is not one champion in that game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 07:59 PM
Are we really still talking about Choate? What about Salisbury, TP, Brunswick, etc.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/21/20 07:15 PM
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/23/20 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.

Is the endowment healthy? How much are u paying for that remote learning model.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/23/20 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.

Is the endowment healthy? How much are u paying for that remote learning model.

If it goes all remote they are dropping tuition from 62k to 39k
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 12:12 AM
Reality is until there are vaccines or viable treatments for covid AND 60-65% of the population gets the vaccine sports will be in jeopardy. Practicing lacrosse in fall is nice but it's a long way from playing a schedule in spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 02:29 AM
The odd contradiction though is that most of the players on these Prep teams played competitively all Summer. Most of them probably played in 15 - 25 games and had a lot of practices. All full contact, regular play.

And, while their schools won’t be playing sports this Fall, the club lacrosse will be happening.

Club lacrosse is the Wild West. Clubs are small business owners and want to deliver their product without having to give refunds and still collect checks. Send a simple waiver to parents and then everything goes forward like normal times. Kind of crazy, but that is the reality.

It’s like the twilight zone where there are 2 opposite worlds functioning at the same time and the students/players are operating in both.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 06:20 PM
Absolutely. However can't see boarding student leaving each weekend for a club practice then being allowed back onto campus.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/29/20 10:12 PM
I agree. Even if the kids are permitted to leave, it will be too difficult. Plus, I have heard that some of the boarding schools are guaranteeing more exposure than playing elsewhere.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have clicked on all the links above. Confusing. They lead to some random sites.

Is this site still moderated? How do the above "responses" get through.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 05:47 PM
Do kids get recruited by any of these schools to play lacrosse? Or are there just so many kids that play and have money to pay that these schools don’t need to bother? Just curious how schools build their programs...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 06:45 PM
Depends on the school/coach. Some recruit hard and some soft or not at all. For those that recruit hard, the coaches will be at many club events and showcases through the summer/fall. Some are affiliated with certain clubs or at least have relationships with clubs. These coaches will also look to be involved coaching UA teams, etc.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Absolutely. However can't see boarding student leaving each weekend for a club practice then being allowed back onto campus.
Many of these schools are virtual, there's no campus to go to/from currently.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 02:24 PM
Our experience is when we decided to go the prep school route we contacted three schools. From there the schools did their homework speaking with HS and club cloaches as well as reference teammates and watched tape. Then the recruitment came in the form of the on-campus visit and how much financial aid each school would give based on their need at that position and wanting "last look" etc.,
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 03:47 PM
Yes they do recruit or at least the top half of Founders League does. Recruitment is similar to college recruiting with exception being there are no "athletic" scholarships. Financial aid is need based/ how much the school wants your son for lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 04:05 PM
Will schools give money strictly on financial need or will they give money based on athletic abilities
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 06:31 PM
They will absolutely give aid based purely on financial need. However if an athlete they want also needs financial aid and they have similar grades/activities/strong interview the athlete may get more depending on the school and the particular year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/01/20 02:56 AM
The three school we were speaking with all seemed to have a formula to arrive at a data based needs figure. Each school came in within 10k of each other. From there they jockeyed to be the lowest (though in the end that was not the final consideration for us, we had made our decision). Frankly, I was surprised how much aid we were awarded given our family's financial profile. I was shocked actually. I expected nothing based on my tax receipts and final tuition was 1/3 the published tuition. Choate, Deerfield and Avon have HUGE endowments.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/01/20 09:03 PM
Congratulations! All 3 are great schools. Fortunately all the Founders League Schools are much more generous than a typical private secondary school or even a university. Does your son pla sports or is he talented in academics/arts? Private schools look for exceptionally talented students which doesn't always translate in athletics. Often the arts/academia also make an applicant desirable.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/20/20 02:29 AM
Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/20/20 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest

Do they play reclass kids based on deals with their club teams?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/21/20 12:24 PM
Why would a Prep School coach play kids based dependent on which club team they play for? Look at any strong Founders league roster and you'll see clubs represented. They play kids with goal of winning as well as developing the program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 01:19 PM
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 01:21 PM
Is there a maximum amount of reclassed players a team can have? How about Post Graduate players?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 04:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
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Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
--------------------

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!

UGH. Speaking as a father of a 2023, next summer is going to everything and here's to hoping your coach has contacts!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 03:32 PM
There is no max on reclassed players. There is a max on PG players. For football the number is 8, so I can't imagine it is any greater than that.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 03:34 PM
"Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest"

Maybe I'm missing something and they are not part of this league if the above is actually a league, but someone forgot to put Deerfield in there...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
--------------------

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!

My son goes to TP and they are not allowed of campus if boarding. Day students are not allowed to play fall club ball. I don't think there will be winter Basketball/wrestling based on the precautions in place now for fall ball which is all outdoors so while my son desperately wants spring ball after last year being cancelled I too have real doubts they will play games this spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/07/20 10:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
"Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest"

Maybe I'm missing something and they are not part of this league if the above is actually a league, but someone forgot to put Deerfield in there...

This was Founders League but we could expand to New England West

1. Taft
2. Deerfield
3. Brunswick
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinity-Pawling
7. Berkshire
8. Hotchkiss
9. Loomis Chafee
10. Choate
11. Westminster
12. Kent
13. NFMH
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/14/20 02:38 PM
Choate should be higher!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/23/20 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/23/20 05:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.

Good thing lax isn't in the winter!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/24/20 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.

Good thing lax isn't in the winter!

That's what the basketball parents said about football! The dominoes are falling.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/25/20 02:31 AM
This is getting ridiculous!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 08:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.

Well said. I hope we have some sort of spring season even abbreviated season possibly later in spring but we'll see.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.

It's not worth 70k tuition. Take your kid to a shrink for less money.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 03:46 PM
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 04:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 06:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.

I was taught never tell people how to spend their money. If getting a child ahead in life is worth 70k a year to someone can they can pay it let them
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 06:21 PM
Love it! Well said!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 03:21 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.

Hey Buffy, Make sure you wear your pink shorts and yellow golf shirt with the collar up so I can recognize you at the next tournament.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 03:27 PM
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 07:57 PM
Even if you can't afford to do it and they want your kid, most have significant endowments and can and will provide significant financial assistance.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
What is the problem with construction. Most tradespersons will have learned a lifelong skill, zero college debt, health benefits and an annuity before your child even graduates
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
What is the problem with construction. Most tradespersons will have learned a lifelong skill, zero college debt, health benefits and an annuity before your child even graduates

Taft was 60k at the time with four years of his school made it cost 240k plus college costs, then construction. Nothing wrong with construction, just that Prep did nothing as per the statement that it's worth every penny spent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 03:02 PM
I have friends that went to colleges not listed on anyone's top 50's that own their own companies or are highly successful on Wall Street. I don't think anyone is going to argue that success is automatic if you go to an elite prep school or college, NOTHING is. Conversely, that you are doomed if you do not go to a highly regarded college. I think most rationale people would agree elite prep school to elite college is going to open up more opportunities initially out of school. From that point on its on the person and the degrees are for the most part office decorations, though there certainly are stronger networking channels afforded due to association. If you disagree with any of the above, well you need to get out a little more and see the world.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/11/20 04:45 PM
Prep Schools are great for cultivating friendships and networking as well as forming better study habits. However the same can be done in a solid public school. The difference is some universities would rather accept a student from a prep school vs public as they generally are tougher academically. Any decent college coach will tell you they look at Founders league first before almost every public school except a few powerhouses to recruit. Kids are generally older and more mature.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/11/20 09:15 PM
I rest my case...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/15/20 04:14 AM
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/19/20 03:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Yes, of course
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/19/20 05:55 PM
A question purely conjecture looking for others opinions but I'm thinking there may be some sort of abbreviated spring season if vaccines can be administered in a timely fashion. I'm hopeful but not holding my breath
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/20/20 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Yes, of course

Its not of course. its more like do it at your own discretion but we prefer that you didn't. Just had a zoom meeting as we are heading into the break - where that exact question was asked of the administration. The question was asked about sports in general. The response was basically while we cant tell you what to do at home, you signed a social contract, there are rules in place depending upon where you live re gatherings, you will be coming back and will have to quarantine 2 weeks before return., etc . . .So while kids can play with their local teams its not being done with the blessings of the administration and I gathered they would preferred that you did not.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/21/20 12:21 AM
Thanks for the guidance. We are leaning towards not playing with the exception of outdoor workouts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/22/20 03:17 AM
Looking for advice from parents with knowledge...Should we go to UA regional tryouts vs NXT showcase next summer. He is a 2024.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/22/20 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.

Impossible.... Taft HS in the Bronx? Hotchkiss?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 02:12 PM
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:41 PM
I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.
This is how you make my point as you have zero clue ... go to any prep game and it is top Div 1... Ivy and Div 3 schools which are impossible to get into as well so the prep feeds all Divisions .... again you have zero clue go back to HOLBROOK
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.

And a good union job waiting for him after high school!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 02:54 PM
Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?

Not mentioning schools but I know from my son at his school that they are doing everything to try to at least schedule Founders League games since last season was lost. They are trying hard for all the spring sports otherwise unlike other sports they will have missed 2 seasons. As for winter - no lacrosse at all from the school. The captains have said some lax being run by the team but this is in addition to whatever else you are scheduled to do. Lax isn't an organized option run by the coach. I know my son will be playing basketball and then go to whatever the captains schedule. This is in addition to trying to hit the gym and getting good grades.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 04:06 PM
Not saying kids can't excel on and off the field in the Public Schools. My son went to one of the best on LI athletically and academically and is now at a Prep School and the talent on the field and in the class room and the whole overall experience has been really eye opening. Agreed values begin in the house, but you are throwing jabs in the dark if you have not seen or experienced what prep schools have to offer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 05:39 PM
Founders League and others offer amazing teaching as well as life experiences and athletic competition. My son is a boarder this year at a prep school and the academics are much more difficult than a solid CT public school. So are the athletics. No comparison.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 06:23 PM
There shouldn’t be a comparison. Public school is paid for with your annual taxes. Private schools can cost about 35 grand or so per year. So for 140 grand extra to attend high school( not college) you should get better academics and better athletics. This is common sense, wouldn’t you agree.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 07:32 PM
Not necessarily. Yes my son has loved both the academic and athletic challenges at a Founders school but we have friends who haven;t had the same experience we have so far. Granted that probably has more to do with the student/school not being a great fit but just goes to show that a higher price doesn't always mean a better outcome or better product.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 10:34 PM
It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/26/20 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

Most prep schools are inflated hype for rich people. Often it is a place for kids who, for various and valid reasons, just aren't thriving in their public school or in their personal development. Makes sense. Parents rich enough to try something else can afford to send them away. Oddly it is students who already come from very rich towns with great public schools who dominate prep schools. I mean boarding schools, not local day or Catholic schools. Though those places also are full of kids from rich towns.

Top prep schools are excellent and provide an amazing experience not public HS can touch. But most aren't any better than a decent public HS. I'd say 90% of preps offer nothing better than a Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pleasantville etc can offer in terms of academics.

But this is about lax. Prep schools have completely ramped up their devotion to sports, though, and recruiting mixed with facilities means they are just like college sports these days. Preps have holdbacks, college connections, and are surging in lacrosse, especially in the Northeast.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/01/20 06:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

Most prep schools are inflated hype for rich people. Often it is a place for kids who, for various and valid reasons, just aren't thriving in their public school or in their personal development. Makes sense. Parents rich enough to try something else can afford to send them away. Oddly it is students who already come from very rich towns with great public schools who dominate prep schools. I mean boarding schools, not local day or Catholic schools. Though those places also are full of kids from rich towns.

Top prep schools are excellent and provide an amazing experience not public HS can touch. But most aren't any better than a decent public HS. I'd say 90% of preps offer nothing better than a Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pleasantville etc can offer in terms of academics.

But this is about lax. Prep schools have completely ramped up their devotion to sports, though, and recruiting mixed with facilities means they are just like college sports these days. Preps have holdbacks, college connections, and are surging in lacrosse, especially in the Northeast.

I'm not one to make sweeping generalizations so I'll just share my experience for what it's worth. My son was an excellent player in a very good Fairfield county school system that wasn't thriving for a number of valid reasons. I was someone that never would have considered boarding school but for him specifically it not only made a ton of sense but it made all the difference in the world. I don't know if the teachers were any better than what he had in public school, but his grades got much better. Add to that the Founders lax experience is at least a level above FCIAC. Most importantly, he not only loved it but he developed a maturity and self-reliance that made transitioning to college a non-event. Every kid and situation will be different, but from my perspective going away to boarding school was the best thing that could have happened to him.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/01/20 07:16 PM
That sounds great. Just curious. How much did the best thing that ever happened to him cost?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 12:26 PM
Cost him $0. Cost me $63k.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 02:23 PM
Per year or for all 4 years of high school combined?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 04:21 PM
Different responder here...we got a partial aid package so for our boy so for us it is about 35K/year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 05:44 PM
63k was the full tuition.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
63k was the full tuition.


Originally Posted by Anonymous
Per year or for all 4 years of high school combined?


Founders league schools are generally $60/year. Do offer need based aid
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 09:41 PM
Thank you
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/02/20 10:01 PM
thank you for asking
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/03/20 05:53 AM
So the big question is ... does lacrosse happen at prep schools in 2021? Seeing as how they model themselves after the Ivy and NESCAC, who both just cancelled their entire winter sports season, it seems doubtful lacrosse happens.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/03/20 02:48 PM
Too early to tell. I suspect there will be some sort of "hodge podge" season based around testing rates and covid policies. Figure a few "scrimmages" and maybe a couple of actual games very late in the school year as vaccination programs gain steam.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/04/20 11:49 PM
As vaccines become more prevalent we may get a condensed later spring Founders season. Since mens lacrosse is designated a moderate risk covid sport I think there will be a shortened season towards the end of the school year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/05/20 05:57 PM
Unfortunately this is NOT correct - Mens' Lacrosse is still designated a high risk sport by the High School Governing body - NFHSS. Only the NCAA has reclassified Men's Lacrosse as medium risk. If you want this to change, better sign a petition or write a letter to your Governor.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 12/12/20 03:02 AM
There will be a shortened season but depends which school you root for. It will be difficult for day schools to schedule games. If boarding schools in a close proximity to each other can agree on testing protocols it can happen.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/05/21 04:15 AM
Just saw these 2021 New England West D1 rankings on Instagram:

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Deerfield
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinity-Pawling
7. Loomis Chafee
8. Hotchkiss
9. Westminster
10. Berkshire
11. Kent School
12. Choate
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

What does anyone think?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/05/21 04:39 PM
Top 4 look about right, though rankwise I would say interchangeable. Hope they get to play.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/05/21 09:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just saw these 2021 New England West D1 rankings on Instagram:

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Deerfield
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinity-Pawling
7. Loomis Chafee
8. Hotchkiss
9. Westminster
10. Berkshire
11. Kent School
12. Choate
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

What does anyone think?

Taft number 1 seems to be the one easy one.

2-5 could be interchangeable with TP possible part of the group as well. All have D! top 20 commits. One difference will be the Faceoff and I think Taft, Deerfield and Avon have the best at the position.

As to actually having playing, that is a concern. I am a parent of one the bottom 7 and the talk is what someone else noted - some games, some scrimmages but not a true season with playoffs etc . . Also was noted the problem with crossing state lines and different rules. Its all a clusterf . . . .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/06/21 03:01 PM
As a parent of top 6 team player I would generally agree with the above rankings. It seems there are almost 3 tiers... Upper tier Taft, Brunswick, Deerfield, Salisbury, Second tier which is smaller...Avon Old Farms and Trinity-Pawling, then 3rd tier which is mostly everyone else although the rankings in that tier could vary greatly year to year and occasionally Avon Old Farms and Trinity-Pawling could creep into top tier.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/06/21 04:45 PM
As a parent of top 6 team player I would generally agree with the above rankings. It seems there are almost 3 tiers... Upper tier Taft, Brunswick, Deerfield, Salisbury, Second tier which is smaller...Avon Old Farms and Trinity-Pawling, then 3rd tier which is mostly everyone else although the rankings in that tier could vary greatly year to year and occasionally Avon Old Farms and Trinity-Pawling could creep into top tier.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/07/21 01:26 AM
Top tier coaches seem very aggressive on the recruiting front. I am curious. How genuine are these coaches once you send your kid there?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/07/21 03:00 AM
Or more importantly, how genuine are the prep school coaches when they are recruiting players? Because every kid can’t be their #1 recruit.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/07/21 03:03 AM
Depends...Depends on the coach and the program. Some will let their top recruits get away with anything while others hold them to a higher standard while forgetting about the lower level recruits. Keep in mind just as your son is on his best behavior during the interview and recruiting process so are the coaches.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/10/21 02:04 AM
Our coach said he's not so sure there will be a spring season. I know we'll have intra-sqaud scrimmages at the least.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/10/21 11:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Our coach said he's not so sure there will be a spring season. I know we'll have intra-sqaud scrimmages at the least.

CT just gave the green light for “high risk” sports starting Jan 19th.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/11/21 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Our coach said he's not so sure there will be a spring season. I know we'll have intra-sqaud scrimmages at the least.

CT just gave the green light for “high risk” sports starting Jan 19th.

Where did you hear this. I just spoke to my sons coach and they said they are still waiting and that nothing post 1.19.21 has been decided. Great news if true!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/11/21 09:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Our coach said he's not so sure there will be a spring season. I know we'll have intra-sqaud scrimmages at the least.

CT just gave the green light for “high risk” sports starting Jan 19th.

Where did you hear this. I just spoke to my sons coach and they said they are still waiting and that nothing post 1.19.21 has been decided. Great news if true!

I think CT approved moderate risk sports - this is why is critical that we lax moved from high risk to moderate risk.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/12/21 05:50 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or more importantly, how genuine are the prep school coaches when they are recruiting players? Because every kid can’t be their #1 recruit.

Big prep sports schools are like D3 colleges now. They recruit players, get commitments, make the recruit feel special, tell everyone "best players play no matter what" which is BS as named recruits get preferential treatment, non-recruits basically not wanted on the team, and players feel used if they don't buy into it all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/12/21 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or more importantly, how genuine are the prep school coaches when they are recruiting players? Because every kid can’t be their #1 recruit.

Big prep sports schools are like D3 colleges now. They recruit players, get commitments, make the recruit feel special, tell everyone "best players play no matter what" which is BS as named recruits get preferential treatment, non-recruits basically not wanted on the team, and players feel used if they don't buy into it all.
Completely false statement they make the players feel used you have zero clue how great these schools are building these kids up for college and sending them off with the tools and knowledge of how to survive in college . If a prep school brings in kids they are now considered win at all costs what do think happens when little Johnny goes to college because your son is a a great recruit they are going to stop recruiting kids ... Wake up the prep school is preparing kids just for that situation so don't come on here and bash the prep school world when you have zero clue how these schools operate
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/12/21 04:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or more importantly, how genuine are the prep school coaches when they are recruiting players? Because every kid can’t be their #1 recruit.

Big prep sports schools are like D3 colleges now. They recruit players, get commitments, make the recruit feel special, tell everyone "best players play no matter what" which is BS as named recruits get preferential treatment, non-recruits basically not wanted on the team, and players feel used if they don't buy into it all.

That is a pretty cynical view.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/12/21 07:00 PM
It does seems strange that Taft, in particular, is taking a ton of kids who just PG there (to 'season themselves for college ball') or have 2 years there maximum. I can see how it benefits the program to have influx of talent rotating in every year, but that has to be tough in the locker room and overall culture. High school sports isn't all about winning, there is still a sense of paying your dues as an underclassman, and perenially there is the question 'what has been promised to the recruits'?

A bunch of the '22 recruits this year made their commitment announcements and it turns out they are reclassing to '23 but that didn't come out till much later. Seems a bit dodgy if you aren't allowed to talk to colleges until Sept 1 of your junior year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/12/21 08:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It does seems strange that Taft, in particular, is taking a ton of kids who just PG there (to 'season themselves for college ball') or have 2 years there maximum. I can see how it benefits the program to have influx of talent rotating in every year, but that has to be tough in the locker room and overall culture. High school sports isn't all about winning, there is still a sense of paying your dues as an underclassman, and perenially there is the question 'what has been promised to the recruits'?

A bunch of the '22 recruits this year made their commitment announcements and it turns out they are reclassing to '23 but that didn't come out till much later. Seems a bit dodgy if you aren't allowed to talk to colleges until Sept 1 of your junior year.

how many recruited freshman at a school like taft actually even make Varsity?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/13/21 12:39 PM
Avon has the best offensive player in the country. Think they score a ton which helps tremendously!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/13/21 12:44 PM
Cant play in the founders league if you are 20 years old. Another reason kids re class is academics. Founders League much
tougher academically than public schools.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/15/21 07:35 PM
I would agree with the FOunders being much tougher academically. My son has to work much harder in Founders to get similar grades as our public school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/16/21 03:11 PM
Within the Founders League, there are HUGE differences in the academics between schools.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/17/21 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Within the Founders League, there are HUGE differences in the academics between schools.
Oh, do tell us the differences please.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/20/21 09:50 PM
Can anyone with a son at the Founders League/ New England West 1 boarding schools report if there has been any communication whatsoever about spring sports? I have a son who would normally be competing against them. Wondering if there will be any kind of games, even within the state (CT for a lot of them or MA for others).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/21/21 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone with a son at the Founders League/ New England West 1 boarding schools report if there has been any communication whatsoever about spring sports? I have a son who would normally be competing against them. Wondering if there will be any kind of games, even within the state (CT for a lot of them or MA for others).

To date all we have heard is that the are "really" trying bc they know last Spring was lost as well and thus it would be two lost seasons. No details have been given other than the schools saying there will be some form of lacrosse against some schools, No idea what that means and that doesn't sound very reassuring. The one thing it definitely sounds like is it will be a season put together with scotch tape and probably against a few schools with no playoffs and many testing protocols in place.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/22/21 12:21 AM
My son has a lacrosse meeting tomorrow night but coach has already say there will be something...Founders won't make the decision till later this month or February.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/27/21 03:50 PM
Most of these schools are not committing to anything right now. I've heard of a few prep schools that are planning to play games where they can find competition. Connecticut and Massachusetts public schools are cleared to play, and are playing winter sports, including games. Major problem is that Ivy League and NESCAC haven't announced that they will have seasons again this year. Outside of the Northeast, lacrosse seasons are underway, some officially some unofficially (captain's practices, etc.). As we've all witnessed over the summer and fall, lacrosse was played safely outdoors and I didn't hear of one tournament or event that resulted in a lot of Covid spread. The NE boarding schools seem to be focused on taking "zero" risk, evidenced by the outright cancellation of Founders League sports and many schools not even bringing students back on campus despite frequent testing and an extremely low risk population - deaths, hospitalizations and "severe" cases are lower than the common flu/pneumonia in many instances. There is zero or close to zero scientific evidence or data that supports eliminating high school sports, especially sports played outdoors. We need one school to step up and provide leadership by stating they are committed to having a season and releasing a plan to have interscholastic sports. It can be done safely as we are seeing all over the country, it's inexcusable what these schools are doing to the kids and the parents that pay high tuitions for the boarding school experience.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/27/21 06:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of these schools are not committing to anything right now. I've heard of a few prep schools that are planning to play games where they can find competition. Connecticut and Massachusetts public schools are cleared to play, and are playing winter sports, including games. Major problem is that Ivy League and NESCAC haven't announced that they will have seasons again this year. Outside of the Northeast, lacrosse seasons are underway, some officially some unofficially (captain's practices, etc.). As we've all witnessed over the summer and fall, lacrosse was played safely outdoors and I didn't hear of one tournament or event that resulted in a lot of Covid spread. The NE boarding schools seem to be focused on taking "zero" risk, evidenced by the outright cancellation of Founders League sports and many schools not even bringing students back on campus despite frequent testing and an extremely low risk population - deaths, hospitalizations and "severe" cases are lower than the common flu/pneumonia in many instances. There is zero or close to zero scientific evidence or data that supports eliminating high school sports, especially sports played outdoors. We need one school to step up and provide leadership by stating they are committed to having a season and releasing a plan to have interscholastic sports. It can be done safely as we are seeing all over the country, it's inexcusable what these schools are doing to the kids and the parents that pay high tuitions for the boarding school experience.

Putting aside whether u agree or disagree with this sentiment I can tell you that my sons boarding school has said absolutely no spring break trip and most likely no Wednesday games. Usually games are Wednesday/Saturday. they did say they hope to play "multiple" games on Fri-Sat since no Wednesday games but no schedule in place. The biggest issue they said they are running into, is that some schools want to play and others don't and the scheduling of games due to individual school COVID repopulation and school calendar. Some are not having a spring break (or a shorter one and others are. Some schools already went back to campus and others are just starting this week. Some schools are ENDING the first week in May and others the first week in June. What all of this means is that as someone noted above this season is going to be put together with scotch tape and who knows how it will come across. The boys and girls at these schools are screwed and are being given the runaround with now potentially TWO SEASONS MISSED and even if this SPring is played it will be a hodge podge of a season.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/28/21 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of these schools are not committing to anything right now. I've heard of a few prep schools that are planning to play games where they can find competition. Connecticut and Massachusetts public schools are cleared to play, and are playing winter sports, including games. Major problem is that Ivy League and NESCAC haven't announced that they will have seasons again this year. Outside of the Northeast, lacrosse seasons are underway, some officially some unofficially (captain's practices, etc.). As we've all witnessed over the summer and fall, lacrosse was played safely outdoors and I didn't hear of one tournament or event that resulted in a lot of Covid spread. The NE boarding schools seem to be focused on taking "zero" risk, evidenced by the outright cancellation of Founders League sports and many schools not even bringing students back on campus despite frequent testing and an extremely low risk population - deaths, hospitalizations and "severe" cases are lower than the common flu/pneumonia in many instances. There is zero or close to zero scientific evidence or data that supports eliminating high school sports, especially sports played outdoors. We need one school to step up and provide leadership by stating they are committed to having a season and releasing a plan to have interscholastic sports. It can be done safely as we are seeing all over the country, it's inexcusable what these schools are doing to the kids and the parents that pay high tuitions for the boarding school experience.

Putting aside whether u agree or disagree with this sentiment I can tell you that my sons boarding school has said absolutely no spring break trip and most likely no Wednesday games. Usually games are Wednesday/Saturday. they did say they hope to play "multiple" games on Fri-Sat since no Wednesday games but no schedule in place. The biggest issue they said they are running into, is that some schools want to play and others don't and the scheduling of games due to individual school COVID repopulation and school calendar. Some are not having a spring break (or a shorter one and others are. Some schools already went back to campus and others are just starting this week. Some schools are ENDING the first week in May and others the first week in June. What all of this means is that as someone noted above this season is going to be put together with scotch tape and who knows how it will come across. The boys and girls at these schools are screwed and are being given the runaround with now potentially TWO SEASONS MISSED and even if this SPring is played it will be a hodge podge of a season.
The season doesn't matter. We pay $70,000 for education. Lacrosse is a dead end street.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/28/21 07:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of these schools are not committing to anything right now. I've heard of a few prep schools that are planning to play games where they can find competition. Connecticut and Massachusetts public schools are cleared to play, and are playing winter sports, including games. Major problem is that Ivy League and NESCAC haven't announced that they will have seasons again this year. Outside of the Northeast, lacrosse seasons are underway, some officially some unofficially (captain's practices, etc.). As we've all witnessed over the summer and fall, lacrosse was played safely outdoors and I didn't hear of one tournament or event that resulted in a lot of Covid spread. The NE boarding schools seem to be focused on taking "zero" risk, evidenced by the outright cancellation of Founders League sports and many schools not even bringing students back on campus despite frequent testing and an extremely low risk population - deaths, hospitalizations and "severe" cases are lower than the common flu/pneumonia in many instances. There is zero or close to zero scientific evidence or data that supports eliminating high school sports, especially sports played outdoors. We need one school to step up and provide leadership by stating they are committed to having a season and releasing a plan to have interscholastic sports. It can be done safely as we are seeing all over the country, it's inexcusable what these schools are doing to the kids and the parents that pay high tuitions for the boarding school experience.

Putting aside whether u agree or disagree with this sentiment I can tell you that my sons boarding school has said absolutely no spring break trip and most likely no Wednesday games. Usually games are Wednesday/Saturday. they did say they hope to play "multiple" games on Fri-Sat since no Wednesday games but no schedule in place. The biggest issue they said they are running into, is that some schools want to play and others don't and the scheduling of games due to individual school COVID repopulation and school calendar. Some are not having a spring break (or a shorter one and others are. Some schools already went back to campus and others are just starting this week. Some schools are ENDING the first week in May and others the first week in June. What all of this means is that as someone noted above this season is going to be put together with scotch tape and who knows how it will come across. The boys and girls at these schools are screwed and are being given the runaround with now potentially TWO SEASONS MISSED and even if this SPring is played it will be a hodge podge of a season.
The season doesn't matter. We pay $70,000 for education. Lacrosse is a dead end street.

Good for you. I pay $$ so my child can potentially have the best of many different worlds including academics and athletics. I am willing to wager 99.9% of the people have their kids lacrosse for a multitude of reasons with NONE of them being going professional one day (that is what I am interpreting as a "dead end street"). I don't know what you consider a dead end street but for me if additional doors are opened bc my child is an exceptional athlete then it is not a dead end street. If colleges that my child may not have received a look at or admission to is bc of a sport then it is not a dead end street. By your idiotic response unless your child is going professional then everything is a dead end street. Swimming, wrestling, field hockey, volleyball etc . . .In addition, I can tell you that my son's closest friends are from his team sports (not just lacrosse) and for ALL of them, the season does matter. Waking up with something to look forward to other than an Algebra test is not a dead end street. Your response clearly shows you were not an athlete as a child bc for 99.9% of athletes the season DOES matter regardless if the child plays in college or never plays again after their last high school game as that is WHY they play a sport.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/28/21 08:04 PM
Putting aside whether u agree or disagree with this sentiment I can tell you that my sons boarding school has said absolutely no spring break trip and most likely no Wednesday games. Usually games are Wednesday/Saturday. they did say they hope to play "multiple" games on Fri-Sat since no Wednesday games but no schedule in place. The biggest issue they said they are running into, is that some schools want to play and others don't and the scheduling of games due to individual school COVID repopulation and school calendar. Some are not having a spring break (or a shorter one and others are. Some schools already went back to campus and others are just starting this week. Some schools are ENDING the first week in May and others the first week in June. What all of this means is that as someone noted above this season is going to be put together with scotch tape and who knows how it will come across. The boys and girls at these schools are screwed and are being given the runaround with now potentially TWO SEASONS MISSED and even if this SPring is played it will be a hodge podge of a season.[/quote]
The season doesn't matter. We pay $70,000 for education. Lacrosse is a dead end street.[/quote]

Good for you. I pay $$ so my child can potentially have the best of many different worlds including academics and athletics. I am willing to wager 99.9% of the people have their kids lacrosse for a multitude of reasons with NONE of them being going professional one day (that is what I am interpreting as a "dead end street"). I don't know what you consider a dead end street but for me if additional doors are opened bc my child is an exceptional athlete then it is not a dead end street. If colleges that my child may not have received a look at or admission to is bc of a sport then it is not a dead end street. By your idiotic response unless your child is going professional then everything is a dead end street. Swimming, wrestling, field hockey, volleyball etc . . .In addition, I can tell you that my son's closest friends are from his team sports (not just lacrosse) and for ALL of them, the season does matter. Waking up with something to look forward to other than an Algebra test is not a dead end street. Your response clearly shows you were not an athlete as a child bc for 99.9% of athletes the season DOES matter regardless if the child plays in college or never plays again after their last high school game as that is WHY they play a sport.[/quote]

You stuck up snot! " if additional doors are opened bc my child is an exceptional athlete". I bet your kid s u c k s
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 01/29/21 06:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Putting aside whether u agree or disagree with this sentiment I can tell you that my sons boarding school has said absolutely no spring break trip and most likely no Wednesday games. Usually games are Wednesday/Saturday. they did say they hope to play "multiple" games on Fri-Sat since no Wednesday games but no schedule in place. The biggest issue they said they are running into, is that some schools want to play and others don't and the scheduling of games due to individual school COVID repopulation and school calendar. Some are not having a spring break (or a shorter one and others are. Some schools already went back to campus and others are just starting this week. Some schools are ENDING the first week in May and others the first week in June. What all of this means is that as someone noted above this season is going to be put together with scotch tape and who knows how it will come across. The boys and girls at these schools are screwed and are being given the runaround with now potentially TWO SEASONS MISSED and even if this SPring is played it will be a hodge podge of a season.
The season doesn't matter. We pay $70,000 for education. Lacrosse is a dead end street.[/quote]

Good for you. I pay $$ so my child can potentially have the best of many different worlds including academics and athletics. I am willing to wager 99.9% of the people have their kids lacrosse for a multitude of reasons with NONE of them being going professional one day (that is what I am interpreting as a "dead end street"). I don't know what you consider a dead end street but for me if additional doors are opened bc my child is an exceptional athlete then it is not a dead end street. If colleges that my child may not have received a look at or admission to is bc of a sport then it is not a dead end street. By your idiotic response unless your child is going professional then everything is a dead end street. Swimming, wrestling, field hockey, volleyball etc . . .In addition, I can tell you that my son's closest friends are from his team sports (not just lacrosse) and for ALL of them, the season does matter. Waking up with something to look forward to other than an Algebra test is not a dead end street. Your response clearly shows you were not an athlete as a child bc for 99.9% of athletes the season DOES matter regardless if the child plays in college or never plays again after their last high school game as that is WHY they play a sport.[/quote]

You stuck up snot! " if additional doors are opened bc my child is an exceptional athlete". I bet your kid s u c k s[/quote]

It was a rhetorical comment and I was speaking in the abstract but if I am a snot then so be it. I still stand by what I said and if A (not mine) child is an exceptional (OR VERY GOOD) athlete and if additional doors are opened then again, it is not a dead end street. Maybe my kid s u c k s or maybe he doesn't the point is still the same that "Lacrosse is NOT a dead end street."
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/01/21 03:39 AM
To the parent above...sports DO mater. Especially if students are driven and have athletic goals and aspirations. BTW this is a lacrosse forum and if you don't care for athletic banter or don't think lacrosse is important to many of the lacrosse players you are on the wrong forum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/03/21 01:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
To the parent above...sports DO mater. Especially if students are driven and have athletic goals and aspirations. BTW this is a lacrosse forum and if you don't care for athletic banter or don't think lacrosse is important to many of the lacrosse players you are on the wrong forum.
Whether you are a janitor or a banker, playing a college sport absolutely opens doors. NCAA athletes, regardless of Division, are typically given a closer look by a hiring manager a) because they may have played the sport or b) respect the hard work at takes to go to school and play college sports. Good luck may factor in your career trajectory but so does hard work which most hiring managers will check off that back for an athlete.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/03/21 09:57 PM
Maybe for a security job, but nerds rule the roost at the top of most securities firms. Oh, lax bro. Next...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/05/21 05:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My son has a lacrosse meeting tomorrow night but coach has already say there will be something...Founders won't make the decision till later this month or February.

THE FOUNDERS LEAGUE JUST CANCELLED THE SPRING!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/05/21 05:56 PM
Founders League just cancelled the 2021 spring season.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/05/21 06:47 PM
This is so sad and pathetic...the people that run these schools...smh
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/06/21 04:14 AM
WHAT A JOKE! DEFINITELY COULD HAVE FIGURED A WAY TO BAND-AID OR LATE START A SEASON. MEANWHILE NO STATE OR LEAGUE HAS CANCELLED ANY SPRING SPORTS YET OTHER THAN FOUNDERS.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/06/21 05:14 AM
Here we go ... Yale cancels, Founders cancels, NESCAC issues a statement basically saying they will cancel, ISL will cancel ... If there was a civil war, New England would get taken over in about 12 minutes. Rich, smart wimps
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/06/21 03:38 PM
What actually happened is that FL canceled the championships. So, while there won't be recognized standings or league champions, schools are free to play games on an institution-by-institution basis. Each school will have to decide on if/when they will play and be in agreement with the opponent. My son's school said they will take into consideration the opposing team's school's COVID protocols. Also, they won't be crossing state lines so only opponents in CT. I also heard something about maybe all-boys schools won't be allowed to play co-ed schools, which makes no sense to me but what do I know.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/06/21 03:51 PM
These schools can choose to create their own games schedules if they want. The leagues, such as Founders, are weak hollow shells of leadership. As an example, AOF is playing hockey games this winter. However, AOF is part of Founders, which also canceled Winter competition. Families need to apply pressure to the trustees to get their heads out of the sand.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/07/21 07:35 PM
My son plays at TP. I know for a fact the hockey team has played and is playing select games based on COVID situation at each school. I'm not sure if he would play vs CT teams or other states but hopefully they can schedule a couple of games so there is something to train for and look forward to.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/08/21 04:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What actually happened is that FL canceled the championships. So, while there won't be recognized standings or league champions, schools are free to play games on an institution-by-institution basis. Each school will have to decide on if/when they will play and be in agreement with the opponent. My son's school said they will take into consideration the opposing team's school's COVID protocols. Also, they won't be crossing state lines so only opponents in CT. I also heard something about maybe all-boys schools won't be allowed to play co-ed schools, which makes no sense to me but what do I know.

Its going to be a ___show! my son plays FL lax and the coach said it will be a week by week basis BUT they have already said no Wednesday/Sat games rather Friday and Sat game IF both teams ALL test negative Mon/Tues. Already 2 of the FL teams have said they aren't playing. As of now no crossing state lines so no playing TP or the good Mass teams. Lucky to get in 10 games. Utter shame. My son played travel lax all last summer and COVID was higher and he took precautions as did the parents and all worked out. Play with darn masks and socially distance when not playing the game. I would even say wear a mask and a cascade shield if that gets the kids playing. This is ridiculous! Everywhere else is having a season. The seniors missing out on ending their career in a positive fashion and the Juniors and Sophomores are missing out on playing time for recruiting and getting ready for the summer. The FL cares about one thing - $$ in their pockets by having the boarders pay and stay on campus. Absolute embarrassment.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/08/21 05:29 PM
My kids attend day schools that play some of the FL teams. At least my kids have been able to play sports on weekends and at night (club etc) the FL kids are stuck at school and can't leave. No spring sports season now? That would be a bitter pill to swallow for the money those schools cost. They aren't even willing to try, that's the worst part. Some of the most elite lacrosse teams in the country and those kids are like prisoners. It's one thing when the whole country is stuck inside like last Spring, now these kids have to watch the world playing around them. I really feel for them, it stinks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/08/21 10:12 PM
Which 2 FL schools said they won’t be playing any games this Spring?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/09/21 01:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which 2 FL schools said they won’t be playing any games this Spring?
All of them. They walked it back by saying it's a school by school decision but no league, no championship. Coaches and kids have already started leaving.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/09/21 04:02 PM
Schools can still schedule games on their own. As previously stated CT based schools cannot cross state lines to play so schools such as TP, Deerfield and others will have to get creative to play this spring. CT schools should be able to have a band aid spring although nothing worth what we pay as parents for the FL experience.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/10/21 08:34 PM
Updates on anyones FL season?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/10/21 08:58 PM
Our school can schedule games depending on covid at the opposong schools but not during week. Trending towards Fri/Sat double headers.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/11/21 12:41 AM
We will have double headers on Fri/Sat but no Wednesday games. Hope this helps.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/17/21 03:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which 2 FL schools said they won’t be playing any games this Spring?
All of them. They walked it back by saying it's a school by school decision but no league, no championship. Coaches and kids have already started leaving.

One of the top boys on Avon already left (it was in the fall though in anticipation of this awful decision). The heads of the FL truly have done a disservice to these boys and only care about lining the schools pockets. Putting aside the fact that IMG, schools in the south (Georgia and NC) have already started their season, even locally, Long Island, Westchester, NJ, Connecticut public are all going to be playing. Its really pathetic and these boys are getting screwed. And yes I think COVID is real but lacrosse can be played.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/18/21 08:17 PM
The problem is not entirely covid itself. The rules or contrainst being applied to specific sports are based on concussion protocols. For example basketball is considered moderate or medium risk for concussions while football and boys lacrosse are listed as high risk for concussions as compared to other activities which they obviously are. However, those same designations are being applied at a national, some state, and NEPSAC level to the risk associated with transmitting covid. Obviously playing basketball indoors in gyms with little or no advanced filtration is a much higher risk for covid than playing lacrosse outdoors however since lacrosse is a higher concussion risk in their minds it must be a higher risk for transmitting covid. The reality is no one has taken the time to develop new standards with regards to classifying sports based on covid because their is no money in that. Shame for all our boys.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/21/21 05:01 AM
Well it looks like we are going to all play some sort of disjointed season. I don't know how any teams will be ranked and it probably doesn't matter as long as the boys hard work is rewarded. Good luck to all teams!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/21/21 05:04 AM
Founders will be stacked next year as reclassing apps are up 30% from this time last year. Should be some interesting internal competitions for PT
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/22/21 01:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which 2 FL schools said they won’t be playing any games this Spring?
All of them. They walked it back by saying it's a school by school decision but no league, no championship. Coaches and kids have already started leaving.

One of the top boys on Avon already left (it was in the fall though in anticipation of this awful decision). The heads of the FL truly have done a disservice to these boys and only care about lining the schools pockets. Putting aside the fact that IMG, schools in the south (Georgia and NC) have already started their season, even locally, Long Island, Westchester, NJ, Connecticut public are all going to be playing. Its really pathetic and these boys are getting screwed. And yes I think COVID is real but lacrosse can be played.
Most of the kids going to these elite schools for an additional year of lacrosse were given scholarships. Yes it's sad their season got cut but they were going there as post grads to get a better spot in colleges.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/22/21 09:06 PM
Ummmm...most FL teams have 3-5 PG's. The rest are flat out losing another year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/23/21 11:19 PM
Seems CT is going to let schools play interstate games so maybe there can be a quasi normal season?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/24/21 01:24 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seems CT is going to let schools play interstate games so maybe there can be a quasi normal season?

Where and when was this announced ? Official ?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/24/21 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seems CT is going to let schools play interstate games so maybe there can be a quasi normal season?

Where and when was this announced ? Official ?
Last week. Its up to the individual schools. Has already been stated here some PG and transfers have already left because of the decision.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/24/21 01:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well it looks like we are going to all play some sort of disjointed season. I don't know how any teams will be ranked and it probably doesn't matter as long as the boys hard work is rewarded. Good luck to all teams!

ISL just approved play, basically saying schools can do what they want. Likely play in-state. But they are approved.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/25/21 01:22 AM
Big tournament for private schools on 6/9 and 6/10 after school ends. Finally the boys can have a pseudo championship.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/25/21 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Big tournament for private schools on 6/9 and 6/10 after school ends. Finally the boys can have a pseudo championship.

???? where and whats the name. Tks
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/26/21 04:16 AM
NGHSLC is technical name or just High School Championship. At FSA Sportsplex in Farmington, CT. Limited to 24 teams from New England West I/Founders League, ISL, Lakes Region, MAPL conferences. Should be good. Teams cannot compete under their school so have to use generic names such as Red, or Tigers etc.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/26/21 07:29 PM
you have to also account for the academic differences amongst these institutions. so as to not hurt anyone's feelings, I wont specify amongst the preps, but there are pretty marked differences in the testing levels, acceptance rates and academic reputations and "output" from school to school. there are kids who attend and thrive at some of these schools that would not be admitted academically to other schools on the list. the best example would be to maybe think about the difference between Princeton and Hofstra. great schools, great lacrosse but a Princeton degree will open doors that Hofstra wont.
the same applies to the preps, so coming in to do 2 years (likely after reclassifying) or doing a PG year, can open academic doors for a student athlete that will not open staying home and playing for their local high school regardless of the quality of the program at home. another season, another chance at the SAT or AP classes, another year of lifting and an opportunity to live away from home in a more guided manner all add to the total value and make the adjustment to college much easier.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 02/27/21 07:55 PM
No doubt that in the NEPSAC there is an academic as well as athletic hierarchy and they are mutually exclusive for the most part. That being said, most children will benefit from being in the right prep school vs their local public school. Obviously there are exceptions to everything but in general you get what you pay for and this includes education.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/01/21 02:07 PM
Brunswick is the exception - look where those kids go year in and year out - Princeton, Duke & Harvard. It's indignity they won't be playing Taft this year. -another school which has high academics and would have a strong team this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/01/21 09:37 PM
Is Taft playing this spring? They aren't on my sons schedule either although 'wick is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/02/21 12:52 AM
Lucky for you. Taft would destroy your sons team!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/02/21 03:00 PM
"Lucky for you. Taft would defeat your sons' team!!!"

This is a hoot! I thought by the time high school rolls around, the lax dads settle into the fact that there are great players everywhere and their sons may or may not be one of them, if they are being realistic. This comment is the equivalent of saying my dad could beat up your dad on the elementary school playground. Grow up and act like an adult.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/02/21 09:28 PM
Actually my sons team defeated Taft the last time they played so thanks for the warning. That really doesn't matter. I was simply implying there are probably are very different schedules this year due to covid. Nothing more, nothing less. Does anyone know if there are 2 divisions in NEPSAC West I this season?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/02/21 11:28 PM
There are really no formal divisions or leagues within NEPSAC this coming season. Schedules will not be typical and each school will do things somewhat different from normal. The most likely and common difference is that there likely will not be games across states lines (or at least hardly any).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/03/21 01:18 PM
Teams can cross state lines to play as CT teams can play Trinity-Pawling which is in NY. Not sure if boarding schools only but it's a start.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/03/21 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Teams can cross state lines to play as CT teams can play Trinity-Pawling which is in NY. Not sure if boarding schools only but it's a start.

Some teams have snippets of schedules on Max preps. A partial example shows Brunswick is playing Kent, Avon Old Farms, Lawrenceville, Darien, New Canaan and Trinity Pawling. Hopefully a good sign bc shows day schools playing boarding schools, public playing private and teams crossing state lines. Fingers crossed.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/03/21 09:22 PM
Seems as though season will be mostly double headers or back to backs on weekends for Founders teams. May have 6-7 teams on the schedule but 12-14 games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/15/21 12:00 AM
Anyone from the ISL out there? How about NE Division II? Yes Founders is king but there are plenty of strong teams all over New England.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/15/21 02:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seems as though season will be mostly double headers or back to backs on weekends for Founders teams. May have 6-7 teams on the schedule but 12-14 games.

Correct. Avon actually has 15 games and plays TP and Salisbury 4x each. Would have loved to see a Taft or Choate or Westy on the schedule but they are playing 15 games and playing Deerfield, Brunswick, Loomis and Kent as well. As a parent I am happy they are playing and I know the boys are thrilled even if the scheduling isn't perfect.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/17/21 01:58 AM
Agreed. I don't know if we will be able to attend games this spring but the boys are excited there will be a season. Would have been nice to play a typical Founders schedule and not play Avon 4x but beggars cant be choosers. Glad the league made the right call by letting the schools schedule their own games rather than not playing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/24/21 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Agreed. I don't know if we will be able to attend games this spring but the boys are excited there will be a season. Would have been nice to play a typical Founders schedule and not play Avon 4x but beggars cant be choosers. Glad the league made the right call by letting the schools schedule their own games rather than not playing.

Just saw the Lawrenceville schedule and its frustrating the Founders league cant play a normal season. They are playing 18x with playoffs etc . . . Ridiculous!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/24/21 05:25 PM
Covid wreaks havoc...again. Deerfield Academy was in Florida and scheduled to "scrimmage" IMG, but game got cxl as a result of a Covid BO amongst the Deerfield team. No game. First goal for the Spring for teams will be to get games on the schedule. The second goal will be for the games to actually take place.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/25/21 08:39 PM
No one get comfortable yet with the assumption well play this spring in Founders. No attendance policies have been posted and we are a mere 2 weeks from games. Also, if your son plays football don't bet against Founders "cancelling" that season also. Any excuse to copy the Ivy's.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/31/21 01:14 AM
Anyone hear about attendance at games? Will parents be allowed in stands or cars?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/31/21 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear about attendance at games? Will parents be allowed in stands or cars?
Here’s a question. What is the recommended process for getting noticed by and select a prep school? Anyone getting money for sports? My son is a rising Sophomore that has finally gone through puberty and is playing club at the top level. Based on his late bloom and this lots year of school we are thinking about holding him back and sending him away after next year. Would love some advice or guidance from those that have gone through the process......and before the snide remarks, yes he is good enough that coaches are willing to make introductions but is there any showcase, is it based on school selection first, were your boys recruited? We are thinking about this regardless of lax.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/31/21 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear about attendance at games? Will parents be allowed in stands or cars?
Here’s a question. What is the recommended process for getting noticed by and select a prep school? Anyone getting money for sports? My son is a rising Sophomore that has finally gone through puberty and is playing club at the top level. Based on his late bloom and this lots year of school we are thinking about holding him back and sending him away after next year. Would love some advice or guidance from those that have gone through the process......and before the snide remarks, yes he is good enough that coaches are willing to make introductions but is there any showcase, is it based on school selection first, were your boys recruited? We are thinking about this regardless of lax.

We have gone through this process with 2 sons at NE boarding schools. Through this process, we have interacted with lacrosse coaches at 11 boarding schools. Our sons have played on top level clubs as well.

It is important to be proactive in this process and begin by familiarizing your family with the various potential schools. There are a lot of differences in academics, lacrosse competitiveness, size, coed, etc. As a start, go the www.boarding school review.com to get an initial sense and then go to school’s actual websites.

From there, have your son reach out to the coaches by email. If your son has a highlight video, include the link in the email. That email will get the ball rolling. Most of these coaches are involved or at least familiar with the club circuit. Some coach club teams and others go to summer tournaments to watch/meet kids.

The degree to which a coach has “pull” within admissions will vary school-by-school. However, almost all interact with admissions and submit a list of the players they want to support (often ranked by how much they want the player). This support certainly helps, but the applicant still needs to be an academically viable candidate for the school.

As for scholarships, it is almost all based on need-based financial aid. Meaning kids will get financial aid based on their family finances, not based on lacrosse talent. So if the family needs it, they will get it and up a full scholarship. It is a very formulaic financial aid assessment process that is similar across schools. However, if it is a very wealthy family, they won’t qualify for aid (even if child is lacrosse star).

Based on what you describe, it sounds like repeating a year would be a beneficial path for your son. Happy to answer more questions.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/31/21 02:25 PM
We just went through this and settled on a prep school for our son for next year, we are from a non-hot bed area so at the start we knew nothing about the process. Our son will reclass, which as parents we felt was his best option on many levels. He is going from a public school that hasn’t been in person for over a year to an academically more challenging school. For lacrosse it helps to reclass, and the coach told him he will be the youngest player in his graduating class of lacrosse players even after reclassing.

My son got noticed at Showtime first as a rising Freshmen and at other big name showcases over the last 2 years, but it took ourselves and our club directors reaching out and starting a dialogue with the prep coaches to gain interest. We sent film, high school coach recommendations and did a lot of visiting prep schools to find the right fit with the right coach. Our club coaches played a huge part in helping us, guiding us and figuring out what to look for in a school.

Along the way we figured out that a good amount of these prep coaches will tell you what you want to hear and BS you all day long. Some prep coaches over recruit, be very careful of that! Some coaches seemed like they were using a script when they talked to us, it felt at times not genuine. And if the prep coach stops texting and reaching out, forget about that school, it’s not the right one. The coach that is really interested will text at least once a week and keep you updated on a weekly basis about your sons application and chances that he will get admitted. You will know ahead of the March 10 decision date if he is getting in, we found this info out in advance with each school that accepted our son. All of these prep coaches have pull in admissions. Being a double or triple Varsity athlete helps, mine is a 3 sport Varsity athlete as a freshman and each sport adds to your value in the admission process. Grades have to be good! Since testing was optional this year, our son did not test.

Yes there is financial aid available. In our situation the financial aid came at right what our “family contribution” said when filling out the FA worksheets online. I think if you son is a great player and a top choice, FA will be met, the better the player, the better the FA. But really look at a school that can take an interest in the development of your child as a whole, if they feel supported away from home this will only improve their game. Look for the school that feels like a family and not a country club for rich kids. Finding the right prep school is like finding the person you are going to marry, you just know when you’ve found the right one, your son will fall in love with the school and you as parents will too and the coach will already be in love.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 03/31/21 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We just went through this and settled on a prep school for our son for next year, we are from a non-hot bed area so at the start we knew nothing about the process. Our son will reclass, which as parents we felt was his best option on many levels. He is going from a public school that hasn’t been in person for over a year to an academically more challenging school. For lacrosse it helps to reclass, and the coach told him he will be the youngest player in his graduating class of lacrosse players even after reclassing.

My son got noticed at Showtime first as a rising Freshmen and at other big name showcases over the last 2 years, but it took ourselves and our club directors reaching out and starting a dialogue with the prep coaches to gain interest. We sent film, high school coach recommendations and did a lot of visiting prep schools to find the right fit with the right coach. Our club coaches played a huge part in helping us, guiding us and figuring out what to look for in a school.

Along the way we figured out that a good amount of these prep coaches will tell you what you want to hear and BS you all day long. Some prep coaches over recruit, be very careful of that! Some coaches seemed like they were using a script when they talked to us, it felt at times not genuine. And if the prep coach stops texting and reaching out, forget about that school, it’s not the right one. The coach that is really interested will text at least once a week and keep you updated on a weekly basis about your sons application and chances that he will get admitted. You will know ahead of the March 10 decision date if he is getting in, we found this info out in advance with each school that accepted our son. All of these prep coaches have pull in admissions. Being a double or triple Varsity athlete helps, mine is a 3 sport Varsity athlete as a freshman and each sport adds to your value in the admission process. Grades have to be good! Since testing was optional this year, our son did not test.

Yes there is financial aid available. In our situation the financial aid came at right what our “family contribution” said when filling out the FA worksheets online. I think if you son is a great player and a top choice, FA will be met, the better the player, the better the FA. But really look at a school that can take an interest in the development of your child as a whole, if they feel supported away from home this will only improve their game. Look for the school that feels like a family and not a country club for rich kids. Finding the right prep school is like finding the person you are going to marry, you just know when you’ve found the right one, your son will fall in love with the school and you as parents will too and the coach will already be in love.

Thank you both for the most coherent and helpful answers I have ever seen posted on this site!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/02/21 02:59 PM
Anyone know if there son/school is playing in the "High School Championships" June 9/10 this summer in CT?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/03/21 01:38 AM
Start early, reach out to the founders league coaches now.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/04/21 12:37 AM
What is your guys top 5 in order for NE this season? It seems as if Taft Deerfield and Wick are the top three. I’d be interested to hear what you all think, and why
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/05/21 08:34 PM
Taft seems to be on a level alone this season but we'll see how it plays out. 2-4 are interchangeable. Avon and TP could surprise and challenge for next tier. 7-9 All good teams and could move up rapidly in a normal Founders season.
1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Deerfield
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Westminster
8. Berkshire
9. Loomis
10. Choate
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/05/21 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Taft seems to be on a level alone this season but we'll see how it plays out. 2-4 are interchangeable. Avon and TP could surprise and challenge for next tier. 7-9 All good teams and could move up rapidly in a normal Founders season.
1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Deerfield
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Westminster
8. Berkshire
9. Loomis
10. Choate
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Does anyone know how they did the schedules bc for example Avon for is playing Kent 2x, TP 4x, Salisbury 4x, Deerfield 2x, Brunswick 2x, Loomis 1x but no Taft, Westy, Berkshre Choate or Hotchkiss.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/05/21 11:41 PM
Founders was split in 2 "divisions". TP plays Brunswick 2x, Avon 4x, Salisbury 2x, Berkshire 2x, Millbrook 2x, Kent 2x. So no Taft, Loomis, Choate, Hotchkiss, Deerfield. Weird season this year for sure but way better than how the prospects looked in winter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/07/21 05:31 PM
You are sleeping on Loomis! Just crushed Westy and getting stronger each week.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/07/21 07:46 PM
I thought Loomis plays Westminster this coming Sat (4/10). When did they play?

Westminster easily beat Choate last Saturday.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/07/21 09:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I thought Loomis plays Westminster this coming Sat (4/10). When did they play?

Westminster easily beat Choate last Saturday.

Easily is an understatement. I was very surprised at the blowout. thought it was going to be a 1 or 2 goal game that could have gone either way but it was never close.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/07/21 10:08 PM
Most schools play this weekend but already hearing covid rumblings might cancel some.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/07/21 10:24 PM
I bet the guy on here touting Choate was pretty surprised too...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/08/21 12:08 PM
That's funny! They'll get better but definitely had their eyes opened. There is no substitute for experience and age. I dont care how good a freshman is it's almost impossible to best a 18-19 year old senior on a regular basis.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/08/21 03:02 PM
Choate guy - now you know how every other team feels about your football team. Tough to play anyone with 12-15 PGs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/08/21 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Choate guy - now you know how every other team feels about your football team. Tough to play anyone with 12-15 PGs.

Are the 15 PG's on the lacrosse team as well?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/08/21 04:15 PM
The PG limit for football is 8, not 12-15...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/09/21 12:18 PM
No limit for PG's in lacrosse. An entire team could be PG but might deter boys from staying at that school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/10/21 02:34 AM
Looks like the side with Avon, TP, Salisbury and others plays full 14 games while other side plays much less. Not sure why that is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/10/21 03:53 AM
There are no “sides” or a “league” this year. That all went out the window with COVId. Schools are just setting the own policies and scheduling accordingly. Some being aggressive and some conservative. At ends of the spectrum, Brunswick has a very aggressive and big schedule, Choate on the other end has 6 games scheduled.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/12/21 02:33 AM
Taft @ Wick offically locked in for May 12. Gonna be the game of the year for this entire region
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/12/21 03:29 AM
If work permits would love to watch that game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 04/26/21 03:07 AM
Early Season rankings IMO although season ends in 4 weeks. Hard to do with some schools not playing or barely playing but top school so far is obvious.

1. Brunswick
2. Taft
3. Deerfield
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Berkshire
8. Hotchkiss
9. Loomis
10. Westminster
11. Choate
12. Northfield Mt. Hermon
13. Kent
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/04/21 12:28 AM
Not many changes this week as lots of split series over the past couple of weekends. Some schools don't post records or only play a handful of games this spring while others play 14-18 which will lead to some strange rankings this season. So far looks like Top 4 are safe then next tier is 2-3 teams then a large drop in play.

1. Brunswick
2. Deerfield
3. Taft
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Berkshire
8. Loomis-Chafee
9. Hotchkiss
10. Westminster
11. Choate
12. Northfield Mt. Hermon
13. Kent
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/04/21 11:57 AM
Taft too low absolutely loaded this spring!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/05/21 05:02 PM
Wick, Deerfield and Taft are ALL loaded. 'Wick vs. DA today; Taft vs. Wick 12th; DA vs. Taft 19th. The truth will come out my guess is they each go 1-1... HOW did Wick lose to Lawrenceville ??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/06/21 01:57 AM
Deerfield over Brunswick 12-11. Great game. Deerfield had a 4 or 5 goal lead at one point and Brunswick came roaring back. Strong play all over the field. Both goalies excellent. Brunswick controlled the majority of the faceoffs and had probably 5 or 6 man ups to DA's 1 or 2 but couldn't get it done today. Curious in save totals for each goalie. Brunswick goalie had 6 I counted in the first Q alone... Great fast paced game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/06/21 12:58 PM
Taft will almost always be loads as will "Wick and Deerfield/Salisbury. Up to next tier i.e AOF and TP to get the best regional players and find diamonds. 3rd tier hopig to get 1 student/year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/09/21 02:09 AM
Updated rankings:
1. Deerfield
2. Brunswick
3. Taft
4. Salisbury
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Avon Old Farms
7. Berkshire
8. Hotchkiss
9. Loomis
10. Westminster
11. Choate
12. Northfield Mt. Hermon
13. Kent

Deerfield has been crushing this season. Brunswick real close but a couple of tight losses. Taft could be best team in region but has played a light schedule so far.
Salisbury a little better than TP and AOF which has played a brutal schedule. Huge frop after #6 which could easily flip as TP and AOF play again this weekend after spitting the ealier series. Open for debate.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/10/21 04:22 PM
Anybody know the Loomis vs Choate result from Sat 5/8?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/13/21 04:36 PM
Taft/Brunswick game very enlightening. Brunswick won 14-7. That was the difference between an elite defensive unit and a so-so defensive unit. Pre-season rankings are just a finger in the air guesstimate based on starred recruits, not on chemistry, coaching or being battle ready. Brunswick played through a gauntlet of stiff competition all spring and had to figure out multiple ways to win, Taft never did, and it showed - their offense ran the same play over and over and forced passes to marked players in the interior the whole game or #25 and #2 took a lot of low angle shots that missed the cage entirely. And I say this with the knowledge that Deerfield is probably the best team in the country now.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/13/21 05:26 PM
Deerfield has a gauntlet to run to hold on to that #1 spot, but if they do, then I think they have earned it. Salisbury, Salisbury, Taft, Belmont. Good luck with that. Don't write any rankings in stone, I predict additional movement at the top of the leaderboard to come!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/21 04:33 PM
9-2 Loomis.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/16/21 04:04 PM
Deerfield took both vs. Salisbury. 8-6 Friday, 11-4 Saturday in a non-competitive game. Malvern Prep over Brunswick was impressive.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/21 02:29 AM
IMO Rankings week 7

1. Deerfield
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Taft
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinity-Pawling
7. Berkshire
8. Hotchkiss
9. Loomis
10. Westminster
11. Kent
12. Choate
13. Northfield Mt Hermon

Deerfield running the table so far on a crazy schedule. "Wick not far behind. Salisbury ahead of Taft due to much tougher schedule and Taft getting trounced by "Wick. AOF and TRinity-Pawling basically same team but gave edge to AOF with tough schedule although lesser W/L record. Berkshire firm #7 then steep drop after #8. Open for debate as always.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/20/21 02:00 PM
Deerfield over Taft 7-5.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/23/21 08:48 AM
DA 14-8 win over Belmont Hill in a tough competitive game
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/23/21 03:48 PM
Final D1 NE West Rankings

1. Deerfield
2. Brunswick
3. Taft
4. Salisbury

5. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling

7. Berkshire
8.Hotchkiss

9.Loomis Chaffee
10.Westminster
11.Kent
12.Choate
13. Northfield Mt Hermon

Basically did last rankings in 4 tiers. Deerfield was a little better than Brunswick who smoked Taft. TP and AOF sooo close at 5 decided to go to head-to head but they split 4 games! Big drop from those 2 to Berkshire and larger drop after that to next tier. Good luck to all the boys over the summer and see you next spring!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/24/21 03:18 AM
DA, Wick, Taft and Sals were all incredibly deep and talented teams. A few bounces, pipes or calls the other way could've swung outcomes to a different result. That being said, NE Prep lacrosse is elite. Though nationally unknown, Belmont Hill was also exceptional (ask Taft...) but unrecognized. If there is a team out there that could beat Deerfield, well then they would be tops, but no evidence to suggest there is unless there is some outlier west of the Mississippi!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/27/21 03:20 PM
Rankings look pretty good. Hard to make may changes. Maybe next year add in ISL which includes teams such as Belmont Hill or St Sebs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/21 01:37 PM
Taft finished strong and made NE West 1 look good at the Geico tournament, nicely done Rhinos!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/21 07:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Taft finished strong and made NE West 1 look good at the Geico tournament, nicely done Rhinos!

Not disputing Taft isn't a great team but St. Johns Fogo was injured and I don't think they won more than 3 faceoffs the entire game and still only lost by a few. It s a shame he was injured. Even the night before they went 4 for 26 at the faceoff x and but won because of goalie and defense. They were asking a lot of their goalie and defense.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/02/21 03:20 AM
Should be intersting next year as tons of D1 and D3 talent leaves the league. Will we see another huge wave of PG's and reclasses?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/02/21 08:23 PM
I thought the game vs Culver was a much better, faster game. The final game was pretty slow and dreadfully boring. One of the few bright spots for Taft was their goalie, who is the best I’ve seen in high school. What I found interesting, was the announcers, pointing out certain reckless penalties caused by the Taft attack unit in both games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/03/21 02:27 AM
Recruiting question:
Which coaches are more valuable for recruiting, club coaches or High School coaches?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/07/21 05:53 PM
Club.
If you go to public school in MD the coaching job posting needs to go through the school system before anyone outside can apply
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/10/21 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Recruiting question:
Which coaches are more valuable for recruiting, club coaches or High School coaches?

Depends on the high school, depends on the club, and depends on how personally connected and well-reputed the coach is. The nationally top-ranked club teams will get lots of attention from recruiters who attend the top tourneys, but the mediocre clubs and B teams at mediocre tourneys, not so much. Unlikely that your low ranking high school team coach will have much influence on recruiting unless he is well connected, but of course the top-ranking HS teams will always generate recruiting interest.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/10/21 03:38 PM
Deerfield has annihilated the its opponent in each game thus far at the Prep Challenge. Last run today for that incredibly deep, talented group.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/10/21 08:06 PM
They beat Hotchkiss 9-8 on a late goal today.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/13/21 02:44 AM
Serious recruiting question for 2024's:
There are so many showcases now available: Juniors, Future Phenoms, Apex Super 60 Summer Finale, Nike nationals Team, US Lacrosse Developmental, Under Armour AA, One Percent, Under the Radar. I'm sure I missed a bunch but which are least political and more merit based? My son plays for one the more prominent clubs but at some point it has to be about how the boys play right? Any guidance is appreciated.
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