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Featured Five: 2012 Girls Super Sophs

The 2012 Super Sophs Showcase featured some excellent lacrosse on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 2012 at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut. A showcase for rising juniors, the action was impressive both days with spirited and competitive games. The boys took the field on Saturday, while the girls games were played Sunday. Over the weekend, coaches from UMass, Penn State, Bryant, Army, Brown, Bucknell, Stony Brook, Fairfield, Hartford, Quinnipiac, Princeton, Sacred Heart, Penn, Michigan, Marquette, Navy, Manhattan, Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Connecticut College, Marywood, Washington College and Richmond were in attendance. Here are five players from the girls action on Sunday that stood out. ...

Discussing Vassar College with Head Coach Marc Graham

I was able to catch up with Marc Graham, Head Coach at Vassar College. I know Marc from his time at Trinity College. Coach Graham was one of the most dedicated recruiters at the Division 3 level and I was anxious to learn more about his move to Vassar and the school's attractions for a potential student athlete. About 10 years ago, I looked at Vassar before I took my talents to Wesleyan University. I think my mother is still upset about my decision! CM: How did you end up as the Head Coach at Vassar College? After spending 5 years at Trinity College as the Defensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator I was looking for a Head Coaching position. I spent one year in Ohio helping to start the Defiance College program, but when I had the chance to return to the Northeast and to an exceptional school like Vassar College I could not pass up the opportunity. ...

Member Commitment: Martha Harding, Class of 2012, Wesleyan University

Last week girl’s high school action was highlighted by a huge matchup in Washington D.C., where St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA) visited Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) Wednesday and took home a huge win, defeating the Tigers 14-9. The Saints also took down Holy Cross (MD) and Christian Brothers (NY) for a perfect 3-0 week. Meanwhile on Long Island, two powers collided on Thursday as Garden City (NY) took down Manhasset (NY), 10-9 in overtime. It was a good week for the Trojans, who also took down Massapequa (NY) on the heels of their big comeback win over Darien (CT) in double overtime. This week features some great matchups. ...

Member Commitment: William Mette, Class of 2013, Colgate University

How was your SportsRecruits.com experience? My experience was awesome. I loved having the ability to get the attention of college coaches simply through sending an email with a link to my page attached. It made the recruiting process a good deal less stressful because I knew that I was getting seen. Was SportsRecruits.com easy to use? It was very easy to use. The staff gave me simple instructions that were easy to follow, and the process of making an account and creating a page was very fluid. Was the SportsRecruits.com staff helpful to you throughout the process? The staff at SportsRecruits was very helpful. They provided me with great recruiting advice that allowed me to get myself out there in front of coaches of the schools that I most desired to attend. ...

Member Commitment: Mikie Schlosser, Class of 2013, University of Michigan

Was SportsRecruits.com easy to use? Yes, very easy! Was the SportsRecruits.com staff helpful to you throughout the process? Yes. The staff was quick to respond and helpful at all times. What was the college coaches response to your profile and video? We received hundreds of views over the course of the year. How did you use SportsRecruits.com to increase your exposure to college coaches? We uploaded a number of videos showing a progression of improvement from freshman to sophomore year and through the summer of my rising junior year. Athletic, academic, awards, transcripts, photos, articles could all be uploaded to give coaches plenty of information. ...

Member Commitment: Bill Newman, Class of 2012, Roanoke College

How was your SportsRecruits.com experience? It was a very positive experience. Everyone was great and the staff really helped with the whole process. Was SportsRecruits.com easy to use? Very easy to use. Updates and additional film was no problem. I really liked the e-mail feature and the school selection. Was the SportsRecruits.com staff helpful to you throughout the process? The staff provided good advice and tips throughout the process. Helpful e-mails were abundant. What was the college coaches response to your profile and video? Coaches often asked for additional film. They liked my highlight video and it peaked their curiosity to come and see me play. ...

Member Commitment: Joe Kinney, Class of 2011, Williams College

How was your SportsRecruits.com experience? Our experience with SportsRecruits.com was excellent. The staff was very helpful and always accessible. Was SportsRecruits.com easy to use? Yes, the site was really easy to use! Was the SportsRecruits.com staff helpful to you throughout the process? The staff was great. We first ran into them at a tournament and were always able to get questions answered quickly and easily. ...