TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/5/15
Was your New Year’s Resolution to commit to your dream college?
It was for Ian DeValliere, a 2015 goalie from Bishop Manogue Catholic in Nevada. Coming from a non-traditional lacrosse state in the Midwest, DeValliere was looking to play at a high level, perhaps on the East Coast.
DeValliere recently made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He credits ConnectLAX, which provides lacrosse players a mobile profile and convenient communication with coaches and a comprehensive college matching service.
“Connectlax allowed me to connect with coaches on the East Coast,” said DeValliere. “As a player on the West Coast, I was able to send my film and directly talk to coaches all over the country.”
“ConnectLAX is very easy to use,” DeValliere said. “Updating all of the necessary information is very easy to upload and can be managed through all of the emails that are sent out.
“I would very much recommend ConnectLAX because of how easy it is to connect with college coaches.”
What advice does DeValliere have for young lacrosse players seeking the right college?
“You have to present yourself in a professional way,” he said. “Make sure that you present yourself to them and respond to all of their emails. Coaches need to (be able) stay in touch if you truly want to be recruited.”
Another recent recruit is Middle Creek (N.C.) 2016 face-off specialist/midfielder Ryan Robley, who has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Wagner College. Robley, a transfer this year from Pleasant Grove (UT), said ConnectLAX helped him become in charge of his recruiting process.
“They helped me get my name out there,” he said. “It helps you by helping you learn to be proactive about recruiting.”