The most desirable destination for any young lacrosse player is the Ivy League. It offers the most opportunities and prestige available for a student-athlete.
In men’s lacrosse, the conference is also a powerhouse, perennially fielding multiple teams in the top 20 year after year.
Most of the teams in the Ivy League are starting fresh after missing most of the last two seasons due to COVID-19. That’s a perfect place to start when comparing data from the last two recruiting classes -- you don’t get much more neutral than not playing.
Recruiting isn’t random. Let’s take a look at the breakdown of where in the region Ivy League teams have recruited.