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.