BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/9/15
From Press Release
Registration for the Girls Session of The Match™ (www.matchlax.com) is still open. The Match™ is an individual recruiting showcase focusing on strong players targeting D3 colleges slated for Sunday, Oct. 18 at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA.
Event directors have several dozen registrants from at least four states and a large and diverse group of girls who have been nominated by club or high school coaches. Based on inquiries and expressions of interest, directors know many players/parents are waiting to see which coaches/schools will be in attendance before committing.
So far, coaches from 18 schools plan to attend: Albright, Bryn Athyn, Cedar Crest, Dickinson, Drew, Eastern, Franklin & Marshall, Hobart William Smith, Immaculata, Kutztown, Lebanon Valley, McDaniel, Medaille, Muhlenberg, Smith, Swarthmore, Ursinus and Widener. More are expected to register over the next week.
At this point, the goal is to stage a smaller, more intimate, event relative to the Boys’ Session, which featured 160 players in each of the last two years. Directors will close registration for the Girls’ Session next week or as soon as it has a full complement of 60 players.
This promises to be a meaningful opportunity to obtain exposure to the coaches in attendance and, possibly, game film featuring lots of touches. The Match™ on the boys’ side has been well-received by college coaches, players and families and has resulted in a number of successful recruiting outcomes/commitments. See story on Match grads that committed to Division III colleges.
Directors expect the Girls’ Session will yield similar results.
We encourage interested players, including those who have already been nominated, to register as soon as possible to secure a spot. It is hoped that players/parents will see this as a high value event and as an opportunity to participate in a “prospect day” in front of a solid array of coaches, all in an efficient, fun and comfortable setting.
Players/Parents: Space is limited by position; total enrollment is also limited. Click here to register.
Coaches: High school and club coaches can still nominate players by completing the on-line nomination form. Players/parents will receive notification letting them know about the opportunity and providing a link to additional information.
When/Where: Sunday, October 18th at The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
Format: Positional clinics, drills/station work, 7v7 games, full field scrimmaging, recruiting seminar/presentation on the D3 value proposition.
CONNECTLAX Membership: Players will receive a free 6-month subscription to ConnectLAX – an online/mobile recruiting platform (see www.connectlax.com).
The event philosophy is simple — FOCUS ON THE FIT, NOT THE FRENZY™! Leverage your lacrosse talents and get the best education you can, while competing at a high level.