Periodically, Lacrosse Magazine publishes articles examining the current state of college recruiting, a topic on which families, prospects, coaches and others expend considerable resources, time and emotion.
• High Schools Face New Challenges With Early Recruiting (The Washington Post)
The recruiting process on the collegiate level now more closely resembles that of basketball and football.
• D-III Reaps Benefits From D-I Early Recruiting (Lacrosse Magazine.com)
Coaches share their insights about the evolving recruiting landscape.
• College Coaches Recruiting Younger and Younger Players (Baltimore Sun)
Sophomores look to secure spots at top programs even as US Lacrosse decries recruiting climate.
• US Lacrosse's Position Statement on College Recruiting
USL's Board of Directors has issued a statement on the complex nature of the collegiate recruiting process for high school student-athletes.
• Competing for Scholarships on the Field and Online (Wall Street Journal)
With tuition for a four-year private university topping $250,000, families are eager to tap some of the $2 billion that the NCAA estimates is granted in athletic scholarships each year.
• Players Goal: College Game (Boston Globe)
As the sport of lacrosse continues to gain popularity, colleges and universities are increasing their investment in lacrosse programs, opening the door for more scholarship opportunities.
• Beyond the Big Time, Opportunities Abound
With over 400 men's and women's college club teams as well as Division II and III teams, prospects have a wide array of choices outside of the Division I, scholarship environment.
• See it in D3
Rewarding experiences await NCAA Division III prospects, although costs in the non-scholarship world can be a factor for families.
• Lessons from Signing Day
High school seniors can sign during a one-week period in November or during an extended period the following April.
• Me Time
The beginning stages of the recruiting process can feel daunting. As such, there's some important things to keep in mind.
• Make the Most of Summer
Prospects should e-mail college coaches and send video and a schedule.
• Camp Stories
Camps and club teams can help with recruiting, but do your homework first.
• Best Foot Forward
Five tips that can help attract college coaches and assist in a recruit's interactions with them.
• Piece of the Pie
Partial scholarships remain the whole truth for most Division I recruits.
• Be An Educated Consumer
Sorting through lacrosse's private club and for-profit entity options requires diligence on the part of prospects and their families.
(by USL President and CEO Steve Stenersen)
• Too Vested In Verbals?
Signing day a respite for recruiting-crazed prospects, whose early verbal commitments may not mean what they once did.
• Passport to Campus
Official and unofficial visits reveal much to prospects and colleges.
• Free Fall
Weekend tournaments are replacing Friday night lights in some areas, forcing student-athletes to make a tough call.
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