Posted by metrofan
While I am in agreement with much of what I didn't quote from you, I do want to point out that putting 7th and 8th graders together with Seniors, is often a bad idea, given the gap in social maturity.
If numbers are an issue, the MIAA provides for Co-Op teams. Which is a much better method, especially for the younger students, than seeking waivers.
As to the purpose of HS sports, serving as an academic incentive is job one. That this transfers into a college incentive, is part of the "job".
As regards D3 rosters, your statement would indicate you haven't looked at them, or at least many of them. While it is true that many players from privates focus on college playing opportunities, there are also players from public schools in D3, and a few in D1.
UMass Boston, with a new coaching staff this season, doesn't even have a full roster, dressing 14 skaters in a game I saw earlier featuring a mix of public and private. In fact, I saw them dominate the "private" roster from Wesleyan.
The biggest problem is peoples perception, rather than reality. IF you are a senior, get real about the level of play you can fit into. Understand that not even all of the "Dream Team" published by the Herald can play in D1.
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