Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 8 – May 10th

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While it was another relatively unexciting week in terms of changes within the rankings, the next couple of days will help determine a lot when it comes to regional bragging rights. In DC, Bullis moves up two spots to No. 14 after a semifinal win and will look to stand in the way of Landon’s hopes of an IAC title and national championship on Friday. Up in New England, Brunswick and Avon Old Farms will square off on Wednesday afternoon in a highly anticipated matchup.
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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25 – Week 7, May 3rd

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It was a relatively calm week in the high school lacrosse landscape, as the only notable entrant into the Top 10 is La Salle (Pa.), who passed the eye test at Under Armour’s Banner Field in Baltimore on Friday. Top-ranked Landon (Md.) moved closer to an undefeated season with three more solid wins, while Culver (Ind.) and Darien (Conn.) have upcoming tests against notable regional talent.
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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25 – Week 6, April 26th

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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25 – Week 5, April 19th

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After Top 25 wins over Bullis and St. Ignatius Prep, Landon (Md.) takes over the No. 1 spot from Hill Academy (Ont.), pushing its record to 12-0 just over halfway through the Bears’ season. Elsewhere, little change occurred within the Top 10, besides Victor (N.Y.) sliding in with a week of solid tests against Midwest prep notables coming up.
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NCAA Passes Proposal Eliminating Recruiting In Lacrosse Until Junior Year

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The lacrosse world received shocking and encouraging news to start the weekend, as the NCAA has passed a proposal sent by the IWLCA and IMCLA that eliminates college recruitment before September 1st of a prospect’s junior year. The rule will go into effect on April 26th unless the NCAA Board of Directors decide to nix it in their meeting.

The current climate – one in which players commit as early as 8th grade – has been troubling to many, though there wasn’t a ton of optimism when it came to the recruiting proposal actually getting passed by the NCAA Division I council this week during meetings in Indianapolis.  Continue reading

Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 4 – April 12th

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It was a relatively quiet week within RR’s high school Top 25, as the upper half of the rankings held serve. Long Island powers jumped their Connecticut counterparts with Chaminade (N.Y.) and Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) moved into the No. 6 and 7 spots, respectively, with huge wins over fellow Top 25 opponents last week. In addition, Haverford (Pa.) continued its resurgence by beating conference rival Malvern Prep, climbing into the Top 10. Read below for the rest of the changes.

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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 2 – March 29th

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This week’s edition of the Recruiting Rundown High School Top 25 saw a ton of changes (following losses by nine previously ranked teams) and a new No. 1 in the land: Hill Academy from Ontario. The Pride rolled into the states and returned to the Great White North unblemished with notable wins over Boys’ Latin, Loyola Blakefield, IMG Academy and Noble & Greenough, among others. They supplant Culver (Ind.), who fell to Haverford (Pa.) in double overtime on Sunday.
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Taking A Look At Teams 11-15: Avon Old Farms, Boys’ Latin, Brunswick, Gonzaga, Victor

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Monday marked the release of Recruiting Rundown’s Top 25 HS rankings, with Culver (Ind.) taking the top honor. Hill Academy (Ont.), McDonogh (Md.), Darien (Conn.) and Deerfield (Mass.) rounding out the top five. Head below for quick previews for teams 11 through 15, and check out yesterday’s breakdown of teams 6 through 10.

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