By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/18/17
Lucy Munro says that coming East to play in the 3rd Annual Prospect Plus Girls’ Lacrosse Camp next month at Holy Trinity HS in Hicksville on Long Island is the ideal opportunity to improve her skills.
The 2021 attack, who will play high school lacrosse at ThunderRidge High in Denver, CO, said the new recruiting rule prohibiting communication with coaches until September of one’s junior year will allow her to focus on improving her game while being instructed by elite college coaches.
“I think that’s one of the best parts about the camp; I am excited to see how college coaches teach are and what skills I mainly need to work on,” said Munro. “I think that it (the new rule) does take off some of the pressure off and lets girls enjoy it more instead of stressing so they can decide if they want to go to the college level.”
Prospect Plus (July 10-12) is a teaching camp where college coaches put participants (Grades 7 to 12) through the same drills they run at their schools. Already committed are coaches from Hofstra, Rutgers, Lafayette, Monmouth, Brown, Drexel, CW Post, George Mason at Columbia. The event attracts elite players from the Greater Tri-State region of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey and well beyond.
Munro learned about Prospect Plus through her father, Jamie Munro, the Founder of 3D Lacrosse.
“He thought it was be a really good camp to see how I matched up against some of the players on Long Island while also getting the best instruction,” she said. “With the new rules, my main focus is to improve my skills as best as I can for junior year.”
What will Munro focus on at Prospect Plus?
“I thunk I need to work most on adjusting to the high school level and learning to play with players that have higher levels of skills,” she said. “I think I really need to work on playing with more explosiveness and I need to work on my dodging.
“I think it will be great to get drills from college coaches that I can take home with me to use.”
“I am really excited. I am happy to get the opportunity.”
Coming East also means playing against players from other regions.
“Yes, it will be interesting to see if the styles are different,” Munro said. “I am nervous, but also curious to see how I match up against them.”
Munro has grown up with lacrosse. Her father was formerly head coach at Denver and her older sister, Emily, will be a freshman player at Oregon and Colin will be a freshman at North Carolina.
“Both my older brother and sister are going to be playing college lacrosse next year,” Lucy Munro said. “I hope to follow in their footsteps. I always grew up being around both of my siblings, but I played soccer until 4th grade. My parents wanted to let me choose instead of starting it 9at a young age).”
What type of player is Munro?
“I think I’m more of a finesse player, but I also have grown up playing box lacrosse and boys’ lacrosse,” she said. “That has helped me a lot.”