Golf vs Lacrosse

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Bear-, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Bear-

    Bear- 5-Year Member

    Nov 27, 2011
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    This upcoming year I have the option of playing either golf or lacrosse in the spring. I am stuck as to which to do.

    I just started playing golf this year, and I am not very good. I have no realistic chance of ever getting a varsity letter in it, but I enjoy playing it. However, I did earn a varsity letter in hockey this year as a Freshman, so I most likely will get one in the years to follow.

    For lacrosse, I played through eighth grade, and I was pretty good (captain of travel team). However, I don't really enjoy it that much.

    Would it be worthwhile to play lacrosse for a season to get the letter? Would it have a large impact on my application?

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

    May 7, 2010
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    When you are a fifty three year old general in charge of procurement, defense contractors will not be inviting you to hurl a lacrosse ball back and forth.

    Seriously, why not do what's more fun?
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    I think the academy would look more kindly on lacrosse, but I agree with EDelahanty - if its not fun I wouldn't do it. There's enough stuff in life that's not fun that you HAVE to do. This isn't one of them.

    I would add that IMO every officer should know how to play golf. It's definitely a sport that with some study and practice you can improve upon immensely, and in a short amount of time.
  4. will60633

    will60633 5-Year Member

    Jun 27, 2011
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    ...... But lacrosse is amazing.

    As a lacrosse player I am highly biased, but seriously, what's not to love!
    I can assure you that either sport will get the job done. But lacrosse will put you in better shape, and similar to hockey, develop that team sport attitude that is loved by the Army.

    In a presentation from my RC two year ago, he said WP loves sports but LOVES team sports.

    I personally would rather hit people with sticks than balls with sticks :smile:
  5. BigNick

    BigNick 5-Year Member

    Jun 28, 2010
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    For getting into WP, the important thing is to get a letter in one or more sports and be a team Captain - especially for physical and/or team sports like football , wrestling, hockey and Lacrosse. Of course, there is the agrument that you should do what you like and do it well.

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