Friday, November 3, 2017
5:30pm – 8:30pm
MSI Sports Institute in Aston, PA
UPDATE – OCT 22, 2017
This is to let you know we do not plan to proceed with The Match™ on November 3rd. Despite having lots of great schools signed up to attend and a good number of strong players planning to come, we are hearing from lots of interested players that the proposed Friday night timeframe does not work for them given school commitments, commuting challenges and/or fall sports conflicts.
We are mindful of everyone’s busy schedules, travel commitments and cost considerations, and we did want to forbear in making this decision based on the data we have. While we could move forward on a smaller, more intimate scale with such an impressive array of college representatives in the mix, we believe the responsible course of action is to defer further preparations.
If you already paid, we will refund your payments. Another recruiting showcase in Maryland on Saturday, October 28th has offered to include you if they have space in their event. While more expensive than The Match™, they will honor our price when you register. There are space constraints based on positions, and it’s time sensitive, so please reach out to them before Wednesday, October 25th if you are interested. Additional details are attached.
Please be assured we will stage the popular showcase on a Sunday in late October next year – consistent with its slot on the calendar the last four years. Perhaps you will be able to join us. Or perhaps you will be well on your way to a college of your choice.
As D3 players ourselves with a profound sense of mission, we regret losing the chance to present our unique clinic/7v7/full field format. But we will not risk diluting our goal to deliver the highest quality opportunity and value that we want for you, the players and the parents.
The Match™ will return on October 28, 2018!! In the meantime, we remain committed to philosophy of the event and encourage you to “focus on the fit, not the frenzy.” Please accept our sincere thanks for your interest and support. We are hopeful you will find your match!!
Scott Growney and Patrick Carney
Founders/Directors, The Match™
The name “The Match™” should reinforce an overlooked reality in today’s recruiting scene. While many high school players dream about playing Division I lacrosse, the truth is that spots are limited. The competition is great and not every great player is going to end up on a Division I roster. Many players (and parents) recognize this reality late in the pursuit and only after investing considerable time and effort and experiencing frustration in the process.
Aspiring players should reach for the stars, yes. But they also should be realistic, strategic and proactive, focusing on colleges that might be the best fit for them academically and athletically. Strong players have an opportunity to leverage their lacrosse talents to get the best education they can, while competing at the highest possible level. And such a college experience can prepare a student-athlete for life!
Put differently, the “Fit Is It”! Often the fit is the best school with a lacrosse program that promises to permit the player to contribute in a meaningful way sooner rather than later.
We have scheduled our showcase the evening before two large recruiting events in the Philadelphia area – Quaker LaxFest and the Terrapin Classic. We expect lots of Division III coaches to be in town and in attendance at The Match™. Come to Light it Up!!
- $150/player Early Bird Special until September 30th
- $165/player on or after October 1st
Below are the colleges that have registered to attend The Match this year. We will update this list as more colleges register.
The following colleges supported The Match™ in 2016:
The following colleges supported The Match™ in 2015:
The following colleges supported The Match™ in 2014:
The following colleges supported The Match™ in 2013:
COME TO THE MATCH™, COME READY TO LIGHT IT UP!!