It pays to be a good student — and a good student of the game.
Rye rising senior Matt McReddie parlayed both those attributes into an opportunity to play lacrosse at the next level.
The 6-foot, 188-pound midfielder will be playing at Bates College in Maine after considering several other prestigious programs.
McReddie, a two-sport captain at Rye, was a member of the Hudson Valley’s Empire State Games team this summer.
Here’s a Q&A with Matt on his commitment:
What were the main factors in your decision to attend Bates?
In addition to being an excellent school academically, I liked that way the lacrosse season is set up, with optional fall ball, winter conditioning and a condensed regular season. At Bates, there is also short spring term that works very well with lacrosse season.
What other schools were you considering?
I visited or considered Colby, Wesleyan, Lafayette, St. Lawrence and Union.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I need to improve my shot, speed and quickness.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I think my main strength is my “Lacrosse IQ” and I would describe my style of play as “old school”not pretty, but still effective.
What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
Cole McCormack and Michael Linehan.
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