University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

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  1. dantesinferno18

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    Can anyone tell me about their tennis and the school. I got a tennis letter from them and I applied there and everything I just want to know a little more about it. Also do they have a good business program?
     
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    Idk about their academics, but from looking at their schedule, they play a lot of teams that either I play against or I know guys on the opposing teams, and they seem pretty solid. What's your national ranking/TR rating?
     
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    Idk my national ranking, I don't play national tournaments. I'm top 50 in my section(i I've no points to defend so my ranking is only gona go up) I played 1 singles fo my HS team my junior year and I'm gona this year, went to the state tournament last year. So I'm good but I'm not gona be an AMAZING college player.

    If you are fimiliar with st. Marys I lost to their 2 singles in 2 tie- breaks so I'd be high on their singles line up if I went there if that helps
     
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    Hmm, I'm guessing that St. Mary's #2 would have a lot of trouble getting into the top 6 at La Crosse, but then I've never seen him play and am merely crunching results from players that I have seen that he's played... I would look into their academics first, and then see if they have what you want. That's why you are going to college.
     
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  5. DownTheLine

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    Was it a card? Hand written letter? Folder full of info?
     
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    I got a recruit letter telling me all about their tennis, and another sheet to fill out with my info, coaches, stuff like that to send back to their coach
     
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    In recent years they have had to fund raise to keep the program. It isn't in very good shape. Always has had a few good players, mostly from within Wisconsin. I think I would look elsewhere, it's not a solid place for tennis.
     
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    Coach and players did a great job to raise funds to keep the program afloat for the foreseeable future, but they'll need to continue to raise funds to do so. One drawback is the indoor facility, where they play home matches on a basketball-style (super-fast) surface. The school is solid (and inexpensive) for business and health sciences.
     
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    It's still a program that has major limits. There was an indoor in the city, but it closed and has been converted to a Church. The fund raising will come around again. Look at UW Green Bay, they are a D1 program, but hardly with D1 talent. They virtually have no courts, use a private indoor club, and the outdoor courts are unusable, but a step above UWL, and you may get a scholarship!
     
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    Don't get TOO excited, those go out to a lot of kids. Also like everyone else have said it doesn't look like it's in great shape.

    None the less congrats
     
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    Who the he!! Are you???
     
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    ..Did I say something?
     
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    Why not check out St. Mary's? Not a great tennis school, but in a good conference. You know you can make the team. Then again, it's probably much more expensive than UW-Lacrosse.
     
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    Yea I got in at St. Marys they gave me $15,000 off but it's still more than la
    crosse. Also i think lacrosse is a better school academic wise
     
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    Just wondering, what school do you play for? I currently play for a D3 team in wisconsin, but not La Crosse.
     
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    im still in high school, you play for eau claire right i think we ran into eachother a while back (on here not in person)
     
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    I am from Wisconsin. Whitewater, EauClaire, Oshkosh, are all better programs than LaCrosse, and for that matter are probably better academically. UW Eau Claire is considered 2nd in the State to Madison. Green Bay, for the life of me is a mystery that they are D1. Whitewater if they had the D1 stuff, would easily be much better than Green Bay. I would say look elsewhere within the State. Many better programs, and you won't need to fund raise to keep the program. Ultimately, it will be gone (men's).
     
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    I was talking to my uncle and he said academically la crosse is second beat next to Madison, I'm not making my college choice based on tennis it is just a bonus if I can play tennis for the school
    I go too
     
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    If you're top 50 in the MW section in your first year of 18s and are looking to stay in WI or MN you could probably find a roster spot on any team you want in those two states, and you'd probably start as a freshman/sophomore at any of them except U of Wisc, U of Minn, Marquette, and maybe Gustavus.
     
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    I would say that is fairly correct. Possibly play at Marquette of U. of MN. with that ranking. I would look at UWGB, as they don't get players with that level of ranking, and you would for certain get a full scholarship. The coach is only part time, and won't put much time and effort into recruitment.
     
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    OP is top 50 in Northern section, I'm pretty sure, which is considerably smaller/weaker than MW. So the advice for D1 or top D3 programs probably needs to be tempered. I'm not positive, but I'd think that top 50 Northern wouldn't be enough for those schools, and that OP should be evaluating the midlevel D2 or D3 schools.
     
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    I would say with Boyer and Sprecher, the Northern isn't considered that weak. In Wisconsin, other than Bertha and Vick, they really don't produce any higher quality players. Looking back, whatever happened Bortz or Ahmanson? UW you'll face the foreign thing as they want to win. Marquette would take a kid like this, he may really improve, and make a difference. Iowa, not much there, what happened to Dwyer? this player should try and play where he can get some $, and a good education. North Dakota going D1, great school, top level law program, they will be looking. Other than Ohio State top players avoid the Big 1o because they don't want to have over 1/2 of their season indoor. That alone tells you where its at. 30 yrs ago Neilson was considered the premier indoor facility. Now it's tired, air quality is horrible, can you imagine being a top recruit from Texas or Florida walking into that, no way would you want to play there.
     
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  23. bluetrain4

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    I think North Dakota dropped men's tennis years ago.
     
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    For some reason, I think it's back. NDSU adding men's tennis as well, after many years without a men's team. I believe that with both headed to D1, they went all sports in their conference. I may be wrong, but I don't think so.
     
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    Wow, that would be great. Very rare in with Title IX and the general lack of funds for non-revenue sports to see schools actually add men's tennis.
     
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    I'm telling you guys right now I have no hope for playing D1 I'm honestly not that good, I might be able to make the team at gustavis but I would never start, maybe at dubs b/c I am REALLY good at dubs (not trying to be cocky)
     
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    I know you weren't trying to be cocky, but I don't think you would even be able to get on that. Gustavus is very, very strong as well as deep, or at least they were...
     
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    Gustavus is not nearly as strong as it has been in the past. In fact, last year Carleton won the conference and beat them. Based on the OP's posts, my guess is that the OP would probably play on their JV for a year or two and then potentially crack the lineup at one of lower singles positions.
     
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    That's disappointing. Who knows, you never know what recruits they could potentially get in the future.
     
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    That's true. Gustavus has for a long time been national top 10 material, sometimes higher. Carleton winning the conference could have simply meant that Carleton was also that good, but Carleton wasn't even ranked in the top 20. They were 29 in the final poll last year.

    But, Gustavus has a strong program with a lot of support, and their down period hasn't been long. So, they may very well be back at their previous level soon.
     
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    Their #1 singles guy is pretty good, but they don't have the depth of the past teams. Also, a few of the other teams in the conference have gotten stronger.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. I followed them in high school, so I was there for the 'glory years'. Heck, I even applied (and got accepted) there, but I knew there was no way that I would make the team. Now I second-guess this choice... :neutral:
     
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    You're right they have to bring it back because it's required now.
     
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    I'm from lacrosse. Their tennis program is pretty solid for D3. I've played with a few of the players over the summer mostly the women but a few of the men. Academically they are a solid school as well. I would choose Lacrosse way over St. Marys. Personally, I think Lacrosse has a much stronger tennis program and has many more academic opportunities. Either choice and I will hopefully be playing you in the near future.
     
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    How's lacrosse's business school
     
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    I used to play at UW River Falls before the program was axed because of Title IX. At that time (early 90's), La Crosse had a very good program. Their #1 guy had played #6 at UT (Tennessee) and UW Madison but flunked out. I still recall playing Bill Hehli in singles, who I think may be their coach there now.

    I think Whitewater is the strongest D3 team in Wisconsin now, but La Crosse is probably still pretty strong, and most likely stronger than St. Mary's, who have never had a strong tennis program.
     
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    Safe to say that UW Whitewater is probably the 2nd strongest Women's, and third strongest Men's program in the State. Green Bay, a complete joke, Marquette, wrong people driving that bus, UW Milwaukee, are they even around any longer. I wouldn't touch UWL for men's, it could be dropped again. It isn't a safe program. Look to a Northern Illinois, a Univ of Dubuque, it isn't worth the time I've put into writing this.
     
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    Green Bay isnt great, but theyre definitely better than Whitewater. Green bay just doesnt have a strong top, I practice with their #1 when he is home. But they have some decent depth for a mid major school.
    Northern juniors is much better than in past eras, including mine. Problem is, MWest section isnt just Wisconsin. MWest section has Illinois, Ohio, etc, and is a much stronger section as a whole.
     
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    In men UW Green Bay is an OK program, but not nearly where they should be. I believe they are making a switch to look at foreign players in an attempt to upgrade the overall men's program. The women's is a complete joke! Whitewater is solid, and getting stronger. I'm just advising that were I a player I wouldn't look at any program in Wisconsin that had to fund raise for its survival. I think that is a pretty compelling argument the program could be on the block again. Budgets are tight, no real commitment from administration, think for a minute if they need to cut again, first thing out is men's tennis, "it was fat then, it's fat now." Yes, I am aware that the ******* is greater than just Wisconsin. That said, Boyer and Sprecher are the real deal. College tennis is great, I am a former Big 10 player, honestly you get much below the top 4 at the lower Big 10 schools, there is very little difference between them and a top D3 school.
     
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    If you're discussing the strength of Northern, you probably should also mention Vick, McCoy, and possibly Freuh as well.
     
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    Not sure about LaCrosses business program I can't imagine it's bad.
     
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    Green Bay is starting to get foreign players, so hopefully that helps. I play with Boyer almost every day, he just needs to develop better speed and consistency. Mccoy is playing HS tennis this year so it will be a tough field. Oh, and I beat a recent Badger #1 this summer and I finished my playing at Division 2 so I understand full well that for an individual sport, school division doesnt indicate alot.
     
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    McCoy is playing highschool this year???? For mounds view? If so that means I get to get slaughtered by him. Can't wait
     
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    Yep it is certain. Should be one of the toughest fields ever for highschool tennis in Minnesota. What school do you play for? I coach alot of the kids/teams in the winter for this section (Centennial, Spring Lake Park, Coon Rapids, etc), figured Coon Rapids would have had a nice shot at team state if Mccoy wasnt playing this year.
     
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    I play for cretin, so McCoy is in my conferenceand I play 1 singles so I get to play him
     
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    Both the Minnesotan U of M recruits (Freuh and Saxon) are also playing I assume? I wish I could be there to see some of those matches, curse Missouri and its semi-floundering tennis programs...
     
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    Yeah theyre all playing, Mccoy was the only one who hasnt the last 2 years. Should be good. Do you play for NW Missouri State or where?
     
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    Nice, good luck! Hope you have some offense and come in to the net, because he doesnt miss and gets to everything.
     
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    I am a Mounds View alum so I've followed them a bit. I had overheard that Wyatt might come back and play his senior year, but didn't know for sure. I used to also take lessons from his dad Brian back in high school. MV should be pretty strong and with Wyatt they may have a chance to real well in state.
     
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    Haha, no, they're our 'rivals', but they have money and lower standards (pulling the academic's card, lol), so they get a lot of really, really good players. That's hopefully going to change next year with the recruits we get in. :)
     
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