It may be the dog days of August, but the recruiting commitments continue to come in from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. You can learn about them as they’re made by checking out the “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” thread each day.
One of them was just made by a player who is busy preparing for the football season. Somers rising senior Anthony Lombardo, who is expected to be the Tuskers’ quarterback this fall, has finalized his collegiate future. He has accepted a scholarship offer from Binghamton.
Lombardo, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound midfielder who was a standout on the Hudson Valley Empire State Games team, becomes the second member of his family to commit to a Division I school. His older brother, Rob, an all-state standout for Somers, is a freshman on the football team at Navy after a spending this past year at U.S. Naval Academy Prep.
Here’s a Q&A with Rob on his commitment to Binghamton:
What were the main factors in your decision to attend Binghamton?
The academics Binghamton has to offer. Binghamton has a great business program and I plan on majoring in that. Also when I visited there, I knew it was a place I could see myself attending.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering UMass, Army and Siena. I visited all those schools.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I need to improve my stick skills a lot. I also need to get stronger and faster.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strength as a player is my athleticism. I rely on my athleticism in lacrosse. I would describe my style of play as being a transition player.
What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
I’ve looked up to my older brother, Robbie, JoJo Marasco and Greg Petre. My brother taught me what hard work and dedication can do for you. Day in and day out, JoJo did something amazing, and just from watching him, it helped me become better. Also, he and Greg would take me aside to give me tips on what I should do to become a better player. They also took me through shooting drills and taught me things there.
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the D-I level?
After I made the all-star game of (Maverik) Showtime underclassman recruiting camp (last summer).
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