Lacrosse recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.
Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the lacrosse recruiting process.
Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and lacrosse program.
Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.
Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:
- Navigating the subjectivity of lacrosse recruiting with the right recruiting materials
- Insights into the scholarship selection process and what to expect on your official visit
- North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
- Saving time and money by channeling resources into the best possible academic and athletic fit
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:
Meet Angela M.
“By the time I contacted Sparks I was so overwhelmed by the recruiting process that I started questioning my desire to compete in college. The counselors alleviated my anxiety immediately, and because they specialize in academic admissions as well as athletics, I learned how to define my long-term goals and make choices with the big picture in mind. Now I’m a proud graduate and will always be grateful to Sparks for helping me find the best overall experience.” - Recruited at the Universities of Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Tulsa
Meet Ariana R.
“When my mother first told me she hired this firm to help me, I told her she was wasting her money. I was already communicating with college coaches and felt like I had everything under control. I was so wrong! Sparks widened my perspective on the college selection process. My counselor challenged me to consider serious issues I never would have thought about on my own. They helped me uncover needs I didn’t realize I had, and they empowered me to take a step back and critically analyze every option from a big picture point of view.” - Recruited at Wesleyan University and Bates College
Meet Gavin S.
“There is such an advantage to working with a firm like Sparks. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise with the recruiting world as a whole, and all of the counselors are committed to understanding your long term goals. Everyone I spoke to was dedicated to helping me find a school where I would develop as an athlete, scholar and person. I didn’t have to sacrifice any of my priorities, and that’s incredibly valuable.” - Recruited at Cornell and Columbia Universities
Meet Brad H.
“The recruiting process was a high-pressure scenario, but the team at Sparks’ helped me feel well-informed and in control. From recruiting timelines and sports resumes to understanding team cultures and interacting with college coaches, my counselor streamlined every step of the process. By my senior year, I was able to take more risks with my applications and weigh all of my options with a sound mind.“ - Recruited at Harvard and Stanford Universities
Meet Trofym A.
“Even as a top prospect in Canada, the recruiting system in the US was overwhelming. I considered the best programs in the country but felt like something was missing. As a second semester senior, I realized that the fastest team is not always the best choice. In May of my senior year, Sparks helped me identify schools where I would excel both athletically and academically. I went on to complete both an undergraduate and master’s degree, win a World Championship, and experience three Olympic Games.” - Recruited at Yale and George Washington Universities
Before starting as a college counselor with Sparks in 2011, Christina coached and recruited at Harvard, Michigan, and Washington State Universities. She holds a B.A. from Michigan and an Ed.M. from Boston University and has also coached on the high school level. Beyond her work as a counselor with Sparks, she also helped build the firm's experiential education division.