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Re: Boys High School Lax
Anonymous #353107 10/16/21 09:59 AM
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Well that’s a great response on the girls HS forum, now do the men. Let’s stay consistent here.


Maybe, it's because men's only lax recruiting data isn't publicly available. Why don't you provide your own data? Have you ever heard of the mathematical concept called interpolation?

No, the point is, male lacrosse players do not get a tremendous boost as is repeatedly implied here. They get a minimal “boost. That’s the painful truth for far too many lacrosse parents who thinks juniors C+ average an 1090 SAT are getting him into Duke or ND. It’s not.

Nobody thinks their kid is getting into any top tier academic school with a c+ average.[/quote]

That didn’t age well now did it?[/quote]

There are huge advantages in the admission process for lacrosse players. My sons friend, and not someone that people would consider a great player, was able to get into Stony Brook with a 2.4 GPA. Stony Brook requires a 3.8 on average for non-athletes. Of course Stony Brook is not the greatest school and has a tough time finding people who want to go there but this illustrates the type of boost you can get in admissions with lacrosse for someone who is not even a great player. Also, the kid is doing very well academically at Stony Brook.

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Re: Boys High School Lax
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Well that’s a great response on the girls HS forum, now do the men. Let’s stay consistent here.


Maybe, it's because men's only lax recruiting data isn't publicly available. Why don't you provide your own data? Have you ever heard of the mathematical concept called interpolation?

No, the point is, male lacrosse players do not get a tremendous boost as is repeatedly implied here. They get a minimal “boost. That’s the painful truth for far too many lacrosse parents who thinks juniors C+ average an 1090 SAT are getting him into Duke or ND. It’s not.[/quote]

Nobody thinks their kid is getting into any top tier academic school with a c+ average.[/quote]


You're deluded if you think a lacrosse player with a low 1400 SAT and top grades with 0 hooks other than athletics is getting into a top 10 school WITHOUT being recruited by that school's coach. In fact, the cost of just getting 1 foot in the door of these prestigious schools is close to SAT 1500+ or equivalent and top 5% class rank. It's a numbers game- there are too few spots available and too many qualified students applying every year. Every year, there are over 20,000+ kids in the US who score 1500+ on the SAT with roughly 10,000 or fewer openings (outside of hooks) among the top 10 schools.. Even among students with SAT scores of 1500+, that's not enough. They want students to demonstrate significant (read- national level) excellence outside of their usual scholastic activity (e.g. Regeneron ISEF finalist, publishing scientific research, running a successful NGO, award winning writing, volunteering, nationally recognized musician). Of course, there are rare exceptions for special individuals. David Hogg got into Harvard with his 1270 SAT score because he was a survivor of the Parkland HS shootings and became a nationally recognized gun control activist. Malala Yousafzai would also get in with really low grades and scores because she won a Nobel Prize. If you think that being a nationally recognized lacrosse player means something, it doesn't unless that school's coach wants you. Every one of these schools (with D1 sports programs) already has over 1000+ varsity athletes comprising up to 23% of the student body; they don't need any more athletes, especially one who plays the same sport but isn't being recruited to play for their team.
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Best way into top schools is with sports as a recruited athlete, as long as you are in range with the grades. Second best way for non athlete is to transfer in after freshman year. Chances of being accepted as sophomore rise dramatically.

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Anonymous #353120 10/16/21 01:51 PM
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We were told this by our HS college counselor. If you are trying to get accepted by a top academic school as a recruited athlete, you are basically putting all of your eggs in one basket Because nearly all competitive athletes put most of their extracurricular time focused on sports, they really have nothing to show for in that category outside of athletics. If the coach of that school isn't interested in recruiting you, your athletic achievements essentially become meaningless to that school. And since most competitive athletes don't have any other significant extracurricular activities, you have no shot in competing against the many similarly qualified academic applicants who have.

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Anonymous #353244 Yesterday at 10:47 PM
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Your hs counselor lied to you or you son is not good enough. Good luck with both!!

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