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Atlanta Coyote, Grant Montgomery Committs to Auburn University

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Grant Montgomery our Atlanta Coyote Goalie for the last four years has committed to Auburn Univeristy to continue his lacrosse career.

Grant has been a stellar player for the McIntosh High School Chiefs and with the Atlanta Coyotes for the last four years.

“Grant is one of the best stoppers I have seen over the last ten years and I am excited to see what he does playing for Auburn in the tough SELC conference”.

Is was great coaching Grant over the last few summers as he provided great leadership as well as comedy relief at my expense.  He is one of my favorite players I have coached and I am going to miss being around him.

Auburn University is getting a solid individual who I know will excel at the next level.

I look forward to watching Grant play for the War Eagles as he continues to pursue academic and athletic excellence.

 

Coach Lou Corsetti

 

 

Ben Laufer – Committs to Berry College

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Atlanta Coyote Defensemen Ben Laufer who played his High School Lacrosse at the Walker School has committed to play at Berry College.

Ben, was a standout defensemen over the last four years with the Coyote program competing at some of the toughest summer camps and tournaments in the country.

Ben, possess great size and quickness and will be a welcomed assest for Coach Gilberts program.  Ben is one of the most determined players I have coached and often played hurt as he had a few injuries during his high school career.  A tremendous student of the game who understands slide packages and off-ball defense Ben will continue to improve at the NCAA level.  Ben, a multisport athlete also played football which helped him to improve on the lacrosse field.

“It was a pleasure coaching Ben over the last few years and I look forward to watching him excel at the next level.   The Berry program is getting a terrific character player who has not reached is peak yet”

We wish Ben continued success as he furthers his education and lacrosse pursuits.

Coach Lou Corsetti

 

Atlanta Coyote Garrett LeClaire chooses Mercer to play his College Lacrosse

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Senior Midfielder, Garrett LeClaire has chosen Mercer Univeristy to play his college lacrosse.  Garrett plays for McIntosh High School and has been part of the Coyote program for the last four years.  A gifted athlete who will excel at the next level.  “I have coached thousands of players in Georgia over the last 25 years and Garrett is one of the top five athletes I have been around. He has speed and endurance plays incredible defense and can put the ball in the cage at will.  Because of his athletic ability Garrett can play multiple positions.  It was a pleasure coaching him the last few years and I look forward to watching him at the NCAA level”  Coach Lou Corsetti, Atlanta Coyotes Lacrosse Director.

Thank you IMLCA

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The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association recently voted unanimously to stop the recruiting madness by not allowing players to commit to playing until their junior year (see article below).  This comes on the heals of the IWLCA (Women’s Coaches Association)  who voted on this same topic a few weeks ago.  This is a breath of fresh air provided the NCAA goes along with the process and makes this happen.  Now young people can mature and develop without having the stress that comes along with getting recruited.  All too often players and their parents listen to the hype or jump program to program in search of the next shiny thing.  I have seen a lot during my over 40 years involved in our great sport and 90 percent of it is great and 10 percent makes you wonder what the world is coming to.  We have freshman and sophomores committing to colleges and universities and they have not played a single minute of high school varsity lacrosse.  The insanity had to stop at some point.   We have many wonderful people who help guide our players during the process and there are many unscrupulous club programs that promise the moon and the stars.  I am so glad that the NCAA coaches have come to this monumental decision.

I talk to college coaches along with several of my colleagues that coach High School lacrosse on a weekly basis and they could not me more thrilled.  I believe all coaches (college, high school and club) were doing a disservice to these players because they are just not developed enough.  As the sport of lacrosse started to explode a few years ago it became an arms race to get as many kids in your program as you possible.  Whoever had the ability to stick to it college coaches could roll the dice.

Many of my coaching brethren when we played did not commit to playing in college until junior and sometimes fall of our senior years.  I know that was the case for me and I am glad for it.  I was not mature enough to make a choice like that and it was a hard decision as senior.  Think about if you were a freshman.

So parents, players, fans and coaches take heed.  Do your research and find out the best college choice for you.  It’s a 4o to 50 year decision and you don’t have to make it as a 9th or 10th grader.

Kudo’s to the IMLCA for recognizing this fault and putting corrective measures in place.

IMLCA Article

See ya on the field!

Coach Lou