Lacrosse or track?

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  1. Fergusnr

    Fergusnr Member

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    I am a current senior and I received the TWE back in February. I currently have 3 seasons worth of JV Cross Country/track but no varsity/letter. I am definitely reapplying next year so I decided to join a spring sport. Right now I am in track and it looks like I will be varsity 800 relay as well as varsity high jump and I should receive a varsity letter (assuming all goes well). My school just started a lacrosse team this year and they are in need of players so I went to a practice and loved it compared to track. The only problem is that I would be swinging between varsity and JV so I would not receive a letter.

    Which of these would be more beneficial for the application? I know that varsity letters are a big deal but I definitely know that lacrosse would be more enjoyable. Is lacrosse viewed more favorably than track? Or vice versa?

    Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. Spud

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    Varsity letters are nice but the Academy knows that some schools give them away and others are very stingy so they are not the golden bell but are a nice indication of participation and skill (compared to your classmates----another variable). However, all the Academys like to see a TEAM sport and if you like Lacrosse and it is a new team, your chances of being a stud on it are pretty good and your opportunities for leadership may well be a lot better too. I'm biased, though, and love Lacrosse.
     
  3. Fergusnr

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    Thank you for your opinion. I feel bad backing out of track since I've already made the commitment but I feel that it is the right thing to do
     

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