FLG alum, Louis Perfetto, made a place for himself as a freshman at Boston University. The attackman from Manhasset talks about how playing high school basketball helped elevate his game from “X.” Starting in all six games of his shortened freshman season at BU, he’s even more ready to get back to the field this upcoming spring.
A: I started playing lacrosse in 1st grade. Growing up in Manhasset, Lacrosse is so popular that is inevitable that you get the stick in your hand at some point.
Q: How did playing basketball help to improve your lacrosse game?
A: I played point guard in basketball, and when comparing that to my position in Lacrosse (X attack) they are so similar. Both allow you to quarterback the offense and make your teammates around you better.
Q: What about Boston University and its lacrosse program helped you decide it was the right school for you?
A: Boston University offers the perfect balance between high-level Academics and Lacrosse. I am challenged on and off the field every day and I know at the end of the day I will become a better person because of it.
Q: Have you always played attack? And what about this position has made you stick to it?
A: I played midfield up until 8th Grade. My FLG coach at the time told me to try out attack, and I have been playing ever since. Attack allows you to always be involved in what is happening on the offensive side of the ball while being able to compete against skilled defenders.
Q: When you’re not on the lacrosse field, what else are you likely to spend your time doing?
A: I love to be physically active so I try to play as many sports possible with friends for fun like Basketball and Golf. I love being able to play video games with my friends as well, especially during quarantine when I was not able to see most of them as much. I also love being able to spend time with my family which I had a great opportunity to do over quarantine.
Q: In what ways did the coronavirus quarantine impact your freshman 2020 spring season?
A: The biggest impact was not being able to finish the season. We had very high goals set for our team last year. Not being able to accomplish them was hard to settle with. We were just hitting our stride in 2020, so I am excited to continue that this year.
Q: What are you looking forward to most about next season?
A: Being able to finally compete against another college team again. I am excited to be able to build on our team’s success from last year. We have very high expectations for our team this year.
Q: What’s your favorite quote or piece of advice you’ve ever heard or received?
A: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” – Kevin Durant
Q: Lastly, what’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Being able to win both the Basketball and Lacrosse Long Island Championships my senior year.