When you play Lacrosse in college do you consider it to be just a hobby now to do in your free time?

As someone who played as competitive division 1 lacrosse as it gets, I'd just point a few things out. By all means it's your decision and if you'd rather spend your time elsewhere, I'd do that. I wouldn't let some of the below reasoning stop you without knowing the 'full' story though:

I forgot where I heard it from but pretty much someone said when you play in college no matter the sport it becomes more of hobby for you instead of a competition to be better or become professional.

Not sure who said this or what they meant by it, but don't know one college athlete who would agree. You don't give up countless hours and push your self to exhaustion and physical limits because it's a 'pretty fun hobby' -- you do it to try and be the best and to work as hard as humanly possible with a group of your friends and teammates, towards the ultimate goal of a title.

In my opinion I think he's right because in all honestly anyone can become a really good Lacrosse player and play in the MLL, NLL or, LXM tour but its still extremely hard to get into the pro league especially if you don't play at a big D1 school.

In all honesty, no, not 'anyone' could become a really good lacrosse player and play in the MLL. Please don't spread that false posit to other people in this sub. That's just not true - it takes skill, talent and hard work. Don't belittle what those guys have done.

Also Lacrosse is not a sport to pay the bills like Baseball and Basketball.

It's not like baseball or hoops, or football, or hockey - but there are people who make their entire livelihood playing and coaching lax. Some of my friends in fact. But no..you're not getting multi million dollar signing bonuses here.

I'm a freshmen in college and this will most likely be my last year playing lacrosse aside from summer box league, I feel like I'm wasting my time now since I rather focus on school and get a degree rather then becoming an All-(insert name). What do you guys/girls think about college ball?

This is my last point, it's not an either/or proposition. The choice is not to play lacrosse or get a degree. Many, many people do both and find it one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. If you don't want to play lacrosse, then you need to be honest with yourself and say that.

I wouldn't use some of the excuses you've set forth for the reasoning though. It all boils down to whether or not you'd like to make a sacrifice to be a member of that team. If not, then you should 100% explore a hobby or activity that you are all in on.

Just my 2 cents. Good luck whichever way you choose.

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