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Ruby1

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150 lb Gilman attackman


Good observation. While there is still room for exceptional smaller players like Sowers, the age of the average athlete who picked up a stick at six and excelled in the MIAA is largely over at the higher levels of DI lax. No longer a niche sport drawing from a handful of prep schools in hotbeds, lax now favors bigger, stronger, faster athletes over "legacies." The best of that type, for example, Jackson Morrill of Yale and Denver, are still valuable, but only the best, not the very good, players with that profile will play significant roles in the future.
As for Conrad, he played basketball in addition to lax and soccer in high school and was around six feet and weighed about 190. He was an exceptional athlete and excellent lax player.
We will see fewer and fewer MIAA players in the major DI conferences as the game expands, As Q pointed out in one of his podcasts, the sport needs to grow at the public school level. Pay to play to play club ball augers poorly for a sport already to closely tied historically to private schools.

(In response to this post by rocket)

Posted: 10/29/2021 at 4:21PM



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