This is an interview feature with some of the best defensemen in the 2022 class off Long Island. Each interview includes the players name, position, high school, intended major, what makes these players unique, and highlight videos.
The praise for Ithaca College was very high from juniors Drew Turner and Conor Caizza. Both raved about their experiences at Ithaca, and the common denominator in both of their experiences was head coach, Jeff Long.
Finding the balance of academics and athletics for collegiate athletes is never easy. The recruiting process can be overwhelming for some. However, for Alexa Ritchie, a senior from Ithaca, the stars just seemed to align with her college decision.
Being a freshman and starting off a lacrosse season as a starting midfield is no easy accomplishment. It is even more impressive when that same player added a goal and assist to the stat sheet for Boston University. Freshman Chrisitan Quadrino did exactly that.
There are many factors in deciding on where to commit to play college lacrosse. The factors range from the talent of the team, coaches, campuses, location, and academics. For Tess Ferguson, her decision was the latter. She chose Ithaca college not only to compete for a national championship but for academics as well.
The college recruiting process can be an overwhelming but exciting time for prospective athletes. Every athlete has a different approach to the recruiting process, but for Kleberg, the approach was simple. She was going to visit every school she was recruited to.
Nothing has been normal since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March. Much of daily activities have changed. The same goes for the recruiting journey of Junior Long-Pole Defenseman, Brendan Staub. The 2022 Cornell commit, like many in his class, experienced a unique recruiting experience.
John Whelan graduated in 2019 from Manhasset HS, the defender and long-pole midfielder also played football and basketball in high school. Now, Whelan attends the University of Virginia, where he plays on the men’s club lacrosse team.
Former Binghamton attacker from Watertown, Brianne Arthur, now takes on the role of FLG’s 2027 white team head coach. When she’s not coaching the FLG team, she doubles as the assistant coach for the Canisius women’s lacrosse team.
FLG Lacrosse and Wantagh senior goalie, Cole Dexter, has committed to Arcadia University and he plans to study business. Dexter chose to play for this Division III lacrosse program in Pennsylvania based on its location and its tight-nit staff and players. Following an unprecedented junior season that was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, Dexter looks forward to getting back in goal for the spring 2021 season.