New Recruiting Rules For Division I Lacrosse Impact Local Coaches

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By: Todd Karpovich, PressBox

College lacrosse is reining in some of the madness that goes with recruiting student-athletes.

Earlier this year, the NCAA passed a rule that prohibits Division I lacrosse coaches from speaking with a prospective student-athlete before Sept. 1 of his or her junior year in high school. The new rules are expected to stem some of the pressures put on young athletes to commit to a college when they are still adjusting to high school.

Calvert Hall head coach Bryan Kelly supports the new rule because high school students can now make a college decision with a better understanding of who they are and what they want to do. He said the toughest part of the change for college coaches is that they won't be able to speak at all to players who have committed until September of their junior year.

July 18th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg

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