Ohio State vs. UMass

Ohio State vs. UMass

Ohio State vs. UMass



Lax.com presents Highlights from the Ohio State vs. UMass game this past Saturday. Checm them out!

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Levels of Division 1
    by (#272315) on 2/28/11 @9:07PM
I have come to realize that lower level division 1 teams recruit more overall athletes (football/hockey players who also play lax) and the top d1 schools recruit the finesse players. I will continue to say that top d3 schools definitely have some quality finesse player who, in my mind, are much more skilled than the "diesel" low level d1 guys..any comments feel free
 
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    by (#196296) on 3/01/11 @5:45AM
I agree with that and I don't. OSU has some really good players on but they also have what you said. Those d3 players though would get just beaten up at that level due to their size. The biggest difference between 1 and 3 division is just athleticism for the most part
 
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1 and 3
    by (#1248) on 3/01/11 @9:35AM
Depth at the D1 level plays a huge difference, you just have a ton of more really strong players on a good D1 squad where the D3 has some players that just aren't that good. Elite D3 players on those top teams can play anywhere but after about the top 10 there is a pretty significant drop off. I played D3 and quite honestly it is becoming pretty watered down with all these new programs. I mean you've got teams playing that can't even score goals. It's great that the sport is growing but with that growth comes the obvious pain of some terrible lacrosse.
 
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Agree and disagree
    by (#270355) on 3/01/11 @3:45PM
What most schools recruit on is:

Overall lacrosse skills, athletic ability, knowledge of the sport, and most importantly...coach-ability.

What I mean by that last one, it more represents an athlete's desire to buy into the program and work hard every single day. I agree that there are good lacrosse players in the lower levels of NCAA and even club that could play D1. I assume they could not commit mentally. Many big athletes are brought into the the Division 1 because they are very coachable and most coaches assume they can make them into great players, which sometimes does work out.
Matt Danowski is a prime example of someone who isn't very big but is very smooth with the lacrosse stick, smart, and a very coachable athlete. I am also forced to mention one of the greatest NCAA players... Mikey Powell. At 5-10 his legacy still continues today. Both Danowski and Powell are noted for their work ethic.

Truth of the matter is, size isn't the difference between the divisions...its more the knowledge, atheltic ability and coachability. Again, Coachability in my definition that represents mental toughness and commitment to the program. A coachable player runs hard in every drill and practices hard every single day. The real difference between the divisions isn't the size of the athlete, it is the size of the heart in the athlete.
 
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    by (#267120) on 3/01/11 @6:33AM
this music sucks
 
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Noooo!
    by (#273772) on 3/05/11 @9:33AM
this was supposed to be our dream season!
 
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