Lacrosse 30 August 2010 Comments Off

Men’s College Lacrosse Recruiting Guidelines

(Based on the results of a study completed by NCSA Recruiting Network)

General Expectations for Men’s Lacrosse Players, by Division

Division I

  • Top-Tier DI
    • Membership on US Lacrosse Regional Team
    • High School, US Lacrosse, or Under Armour All-American Honors
    • High School All-State Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • Top 205 Camps 
      • Top Star 
      • Top 105 
      • NE Elite 180 
      • Texas Top 99 
      • Champ Camp 
      • US Lacrosse Sponsored Events 
      • Hot Beds Tournament 
  • Lower-Tier DI
    • High School All-State Honors
    • High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • Top 205 Camps 
      • Top Star 
      • Top 105 
      • NE Elite 180 
      • Texas Top 99 
      • Champ Camp 

Division II

  • All Tiers

o High School All-Region, Conference or Sectional Honors
o High School Varsity Starter
o Team travels to tournament
Division III

  • Top Tier
    • High School All-State Honors
    • High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • Top 205 Camps 
      • Top Star 
      • Top 105 
      • NE Elite 180 
      • Texas Top 99 
      • Champ Camp 
  • Lower Tiers

o High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
o High School Varsity Starter
o Team travels to tournaments

Average Characteristics and Preferred Technical Skills for every position, at all Divisions:

Attackmen

  • Average height: 5’7″ – 6’1″
  • Strong and accurate shot
  • Excellent scoring ability
  • Agility with and without the ball
  • Good stick handling ability
  • Intelligent shot election
  • Strong passing ability & field vision 

Midfielders

  • Average Height: 5’10″ – 6’2″
  • Passing Ability
  • Scoring ability
  • Short-stick & Long-stick handling ability
  • Good speed and agility

Defensemen / Longstick-Midfield

  • Average Height: 5’10″ – 6’3″
  • Skilled with take-aways and ground balls
  • Strong checking ability
  • Skilled at passing and clearing
  • Good speed, size and strength

Goalie

  • Average Height: 5’9″ – 6’3″
  • Good reaction time
  • Excellent body positioning
  • Strong clearing Ability
  • Ability to play angles and defend shots
  • Good stick-handling

Best Locations to be Seen by College Lacrosse Coaches:

  • Top 205
  • Peak 200
  • Blue Chip 225
  • STX Shoot Out
  • Texas Top 99
  • Midwest 99
  • Nike Blue Chip
  • Top Star
  • Champ Camp
  • Summer Sizzle
  • Battle of the Hotbeds
  • Elite 180
  • New England Premier
  • Chicago Machine Combine
  • Empire State Games

Preferred Grades for All Divisions:
3.0 GPA

24 ACT

1000 SAT (on 1600 point scale)
(No scores needed for underclassmen)

Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting Statistics

Schools with Men’s Lacrosse Programs

  • Division I: 60
  • Division II: 38
  • Division III: 166
  • Junior College: 28
  • Total:  292

Average # of Athletic Scholarships, per school:

  • Division I:  12.6
  • Division II:  10.8
  • NJCAA (varied by school): 20

Total Student-Athlete Population, by Division

  • Division I: 2,598
  • Division II: 1,334
  • Division III: 5,334
  • Junior College: 691
  • High School Student-Athletes:  88,596

Women’s college lacrosse Recruiting Guidelines

(Based on the results of a study completed by NCSA Recruiting Network)

General Expectations for Women’s Lacrosse Players, by Division

Division I

  • Top-Tier DI
    • Membership on US Lacrosse Regional Team
    • High School, US Lacrosse, or Under Armour All-American Honors
    • High School All-State Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • All-Star Express
      • All-American Showcase
      • Champions Cup
      • National Draw
      • Capitol Cup
      • IWLCA Sponsored Events
  • Lower-Tier DI
    • High School All-State Honors
    • High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • All-Star Express
      • All-American Showcase
      • Champions Cup
      • Capitol Cup
      • National Draw

Division II

  • All Tiers

o High School All-Region, Conference or Sectional Honors
o High School Varsity Starter
o Team travels to tournaments

Division III

  • Top Tier
    • High School All-State Honors
    • High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
    • Attendance at Regional or National Events:
      • All-Star Express
      • All-American Showcase
      • Champions Cup
      • Capitol Cup
      • National Draw
  • Lower Tiers

o High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
o High School Varsity Starter
o Team travels to tournaments

Average Characteristics and Preferred Technical Skills for every position, at all Divisions:

Attackmen

  • Strong and accurate shot
  • Excellent scoring ability
  • Agility with and without the ball
  • Good stick handling ability
  • Intelligent shot election
  • Strong passing ability & field vision 

Midfielders

  • Passing Ability
  • Scoring ability
  • Short-stick & Long-stick handling ability
  • Good speed and agility

Defensemen / Longstick-Midfield

  • Skilled with take-aways and ground balls
  • Strong checking ability
  • Skilled at passing and clearing
  • Good speed, size and strength

Goalie

  • Good reaction time
  • Excellent body positioning
  • Strong clearing Ability
  • Ability to play angles and defend shots
  • Good stick-handling

Best Locations to be Seen by College Lacrosse Coaches:

  • Top Camps
    • Elite 300 Premier Camp
    • IAS Showcase
    • Penn Elite Camp
    • All-Star Lacrosse Camp
    • Players Choice Lacrosse Camp
  • University-Sponsored Camps

Preferred Grades for All Divisions:
3.0 GPA

24 ACT

1000 SAT (on 1600 point scale)
(No scores needed for underclassmen)

Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting Statistics

Schools with Men’s Lacrosse Programs

  • Division I: 91
  • Division II: 54
  • Division III: 202
  • Junior College: 17
  • Total:  364

Average # of Athletic Scholarships, per school:

  • Division I:  12
  • Division II:  9.9
  • NJCAA (varied by school): 20

Total Student-Athlete Population, by Division

  • Division I: 2,341
  • Division II: 1,058
  • Division III: 3,820
  • Junior College: 286
  • High School Student-Athletes:  64,929

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