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College Lacrosse: “Recruiting Advice For West Coast Players” From Army Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Alberici And ConnectLAX


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We had the very fortunate opportunity to speak with Coach Joe Alberici at Army to get his advice for recruits and more specifically, recruits out West who are looking to go East for college lacrosse. Coach Alberici has had an impressive career including coaching at Duke where he helped strengthen the Blue Devils as one of the nation’s premier lacrosse programs.

Army.ConnectLAXIn 2006, he became the coach at Army and is now in his ninth season, where he continues to man a very impressive group of student-athletes. Here’s what Coach Alberici had to tell us about recruiting and his advice for player’s eager to get noticed: be a well-rounded athlete with multiple weapons and a strong work-ethic that mirrors those abilities.

1. What advice do you have for West Coast players interested in Division I schools, which are primarily located on the East Coast?

Be assertive, think of recruiting as managing your own franchise. You have to find ways to get in front of coaches eyes. It’s best to be seen live, but also keep an open line of communication with coaches. In your e-mails, be sure to include your video that highlights the skills you have which set you apart from the competition, especially your athleticism. Be specific about why you want to go to that school such as the academic curriculum. Keep in mind that coaches get hundreds of these emails, so personalization goes a long way.

2. What is the best way for West Coast players to get on your recruiting radar?

One of the best ways to get on coaches recruiting radar is to go to their prospecting days. It is best to identify 1-2 schools who have their prospecting days close to each other to cut down on travel expenses. Be sure to ask the right questions about the prospecting days such as how many players are expected to be in attendance and if all the coaches on staff going to be there. These are good questions to ask because you may be playing against 50 or 250 other players and that could make a difference of you getting noticed. Use the first few lines of your email to explain who you are and the remaining 1-2 paragraphs include your contact info and references such as coaches and private instructors.

3. What type of player’s do you primarily look for, a raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

Athleticism is the first thing we take into account and some “thing” that stands out from the rest of the players, be it stick skills, hustle or tenacity. In your highlight videos, be sure accentuate those skills. A DI guy has a good mixture of drive, skill, and character along with people to reference all of that.

4. What areas of player development would you recommend West Coast players focus on to compete on the East Coast level?

My best advice is to get the stick in your hands as much as possible and compete with players a level or two above you. Play adult leagues. Playing against older and more experienced players will wear off on you and force you to get better through “osmosis.” Also, don’t just go through the motions while playing, be an active learner, ask questions and learn specifics from experienced players and try to emulate their skills. Seek out the guys who have done it and pick their brain. To play with this kind of competition you may need to travel a little, depending on your area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to join a travel team, just do your homework.

5. How has the accelerated recruiting landscape impacted your approach to recruiting?

It’s difficult to see everyone when they’re young, it’s just part of the landscape. There are still a lot of great players and late-bloomers who may have been missed, so we keep spots open for that. We are going to recruit nationally regardless, we aren’t locked into any particular areas.

ConnectLAX.com helps players maximize their recruiting exposure with mobile recruiting profiles linked to their team roster. Recruits can create their recruiting profile and target list of colleges for free. ConnectLAX team recruiting helps coaches manage and promote their players. Learn more about registering your team at Connectlax.com/recruiting. ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Military Academy.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Army Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Poster


Army Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Poster

NCAA Lacrosse: Army Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring UMass, Holy Cross, Loyola, Lehigh, Navy, Colgate And Notre Dame


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Six home games, including the 93rd meeting between Army and Navy, and the great anticipation of a newly expanded Patriot League highlight the 2014 Army lacrosse schedule, released on Tuesday morning. The Black Knights officially kickoff the 2014 slate with a Feb. 9 home contest against Massachusetts at Michie Stadium.
Army faces rival Navy on Saturday, April 12, in the team’s final home regular season game of the season. In addition, the Black Knights will go up against four teams that were ranked in the final national polls last spring – Notre Dame in the non-conference regular-season finale and Loyola, Lehigh and Bucknell during the Patriot League slate.

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NCAA Lacrosse: “Cadet Flip Cam” Video Of Army Men’s Lacrosse 14-7 Win Over Navy On April 13


First Classman goalkeeper Evan Danahy has the Cadet Flip Cam and captures the Army lacrosse team’s trip to Annapolis, where the Black Knights notched their fifth straight victory over the Midshipmen!

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NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse To Face Army At “2013 Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic” On March 2 In Miami, Florida


Orange Bowl Lacrosse ClassicThe Army lacrosse team will head south for its fifth game of the season to take part in the 2013 Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, March 2. The Black Knights will face Michigan for the first time in program history in the event’s marquee matchup.

Highlighted by a pair of college games between the top contenders in women’s and men’s Division I lacrosse, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with Sun Life Stadium, will host the a full slate of action, which includes college games, high school and youth games will be played throughout the weekend of March 1-3, 2013.

The second game of the college double header, Sun Sports will broadcast the first-ever meeting between Army and Michigan on a tape delay. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. The Wolverines enter their second season at the Division I level after consistently being one of the most successful club programs in the country. Army returns the bulk of its starters from last year’s team and is off to a 1-1 start to the 2013 slate.

In the first game of the doubleheader, No. 3 Florida will take on the No. 1 Syracuse in a rematch of last year’s women’s NCAA Tournament semifinal. That meeting saw then fourth-ranked Syracuse edge past then top-ranked Florida, 14-13 in double overtime. After its most successful year in program history, a 19-4 overall record and advancing to the national championship game, Syracuse enters the 2013 season ranked No.1 in the preseason media poll. The Gators return all but one starter from a team that a year ago finished with a 19-3 overall record and got within a win of the national championship game.

NCAA Lacrosse: Army Men’s Lacrosse Releases “2013 Media Guide”


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National League Lacrosse: 2012 West Point Graduate And Washington Stealth Rookie Defenseman Tim Henderson Balances Professional Lacrosse With Active-Duty In U.S. Army


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The Washington Stealth used the 23rd overall selection in the 2012 National Lacrosse League entry draft to select defenseman Tim Henderson.

Army Defenseman Tim Henderson. Photo by Tommy Gilligan.

Army Defenseman Tim Henderson. Photo by Tommy Gilligan.

But unlike most draft picks, making the opening-night roster is not Henderson’s sole focus. The 23-year-old has other responsibilities that go well beyond lacrosse.

In addition to being a promising Stealth rookie, Henderson is an active-duty member of the U.S. Army. And it’s a responsibility he takes seriously.

“This is what I signed up to do,” said Henderson, a 2012 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “To me, this is not something I take lightly. … So, really, I said I would do (lacrosse) as long as it didn’t interfere with my military duty.”

Stealth general manager Doug Locker and head coach Chris Hall never questioned Henderson’s commitment to the military and have made every effort to work with him to make sure both schedules are manageable. So far, it’s worked.

“Monday through Friday right now I’m in (Army) training and it allows me to come out on the weekends and play, which is phenomenal,” Henderson said. “I love playing lacrosse and I love sports.”

Because most players in the league travel to the cities in which they play the day before a game and leave the following day, the NLL is a league that is able accommodate Henderson’s situation.

Henderson just wrapped up an internship at West Point and is transferring to Oklahoma for officer training in field artillery. He has looked over his schedule for the next four months — the length of the NLL regular season — and there doesn’t appear to be a conflict between his Army work schedule and his commitment to the Stealth.

For more: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20121216/SPORTS/712169856/1004