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Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Guidelines
Division I – Tier I
• US Lacrosse Regional Team Member
• High School/US Lacrosse/Under Armour All-America Honors
• High School All-State Honors
• Attends Major Events
o Top 205
o Top Star
o Top 105
o Texas Top 99
o NE Elite 180
o Champ Camp
o US Lacrosse Sponsored Events

Division I – Tier II, Division III – Tier I
o High School All-State Honors
o High School All-Region/Conference/Sectional Honors
• Attends Major Events
o Top 205
o Top Star
o Top 105
o Texas Top 99
o NE Elite 180
o Champ Camp

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

Technical Skills Desired at all Levels

Attackmen
Preferred Height: 5'7" - 6'1"
• Shot Speed & Accuracy
• Strong Scoring Ability
• Agility & Moving With the Ball
• Stick Handling & Shot Selection
• Passing Ability & Field Vision

Midfielders
Preferred Height: 5'10" - 6'2"
• Strong Passing Ability
• Scoring Ability
• Shortstick & Longstick Handling
• Speed & Agility

Defensemen / Longstick-Midfield
Preferred Height: 5'10" - 6'3"
• Take-Aways, Ground Balls
• Strength & Checking Ability
• Passing & Clearing
• Size & Speed

Goalie
Preferred Height: 5'9" - 6'3"
• Reaction Time
• Body Positioning
• Clearing Ability
• Angle Play & Shot Defense
• Stick Handling

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

**Club experience is strongly preferred among college coaches at all division levels.
**University camps are highly recommended.

Preferred Grades
3.0+ GPA, 24+ ACT, 1100+ SAT
(No scores needed for underclassmen)

*Must see video first to be sent to DI schools.

Lacrosse by the Numbers
Schools Offering Lacrosse
Varsity
Men
Women
NCAA Division I
56
81
NCAA Division II
32
40
NCAA Division III
138
167
NJCAA
26
15
Total
252
303
Athletic Scholarship Opportunities
Division I(per school)
12.6
12
Division II (per school)
10.8
9.9
Student-Athlete Participation
NCAA Division I
2,445
2,079
NCAA Division II
1,077
806
NCAA Division III
4,349
3,114
High School
65,044
51,977
Note: Division III schools offer merit, academic, and need-based scholarships.