Publishes Recruiting Guidelines for Division I Men's Lacrosse Players

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College athletic scholarships and sports recruiting information website has published Division I men's lacrosse recruiting guidelines. The recruiting guidelines give an inside look at what college lacrosse coaches and recruiters consider to be the ideal statistics for top level, 5-star recruits. However, Division I lacrosse recruiters and coaches stress that recruiting isn’t an exact science and competition is extremely high for Division I men's lacrosse. The guidelines serve to help student athletes better understand the recruitment process and increase their chances of securing a Division I men's lacrosse scholarship.

The guidelines were developed using information from multiple sources, including college rosters, hundreds of men's lacrosse recruits and college lacrosse coaches across the U.S. The analysis of this information identifies the model stats for men's lacrosse players that are chosen to play at the Division I collegiate level.

Division I Men's Lacrosse Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

Division I Top Level Candidate Stats

  •         High school All-State honors
  •         High school, US Lacrosse and/or Under Armour All-American honors
  •         US Lacrosse regional team member
  •         Participation at national and regional events, including:

o    Champ Camp
o    Texas Top 99
o    Hot Beds Tournament
o    NE Elite 180

Division I Mid to Lower Level Candidate Stats

  •         High school All-State honors
  •         High school All-Region, Conference and/or Sectional honors
  •         Club experience is strongly preferred
  •         Participation at national and regional events, including:

o    Champ Camp
o    Texas Top 99
o    Hot Beds Tournament
o    NE Elite 180

Skills Assessed by College Coaches for Lacrosse Positions at All Levels


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


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

Defensemen / Longstick-Midfield

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


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

Preferred Grades for Division I Men's Lacrosse Recruits

  •         3.0 GPA
  •         ACT score of 24 or higher
  •         SAT score of 1100+ out of a possible 1600

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About is a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information. The organization helps student athletes identify opportunities and make connections with recruiters across the country by gathering stats on a wide variety of men's and men's sports and delivering the information in an easily searchable format that allows users to search by sport, state, division and school.

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