The Broncos now have another senior set to take his skills to the next level — defenseman Billy Casperson, who has committed to Hamilton College.
Heres a Q&A with Billy on his commitment:
What were the main factors in making your choice?
Hamilton was on the top of my list from the beginning of my college search, starting back in November of last year. I had seen the campus at various times throughout the year and really could see myself being there. I thought Coach (Scott) Barnard was building something special and wanted to be a part of the first Hamilton mens lacrosse team to compete in the NESCAC league.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Haverford and Tufts. I visited many schools though, such as Connecticut College, Middlebury and SUNY Geneseo.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
Think I’m going to have get used to the overall speed of the college game and the quickness of some attackmen. Coach Barnard stressed that if I work hard my freshman year, I could see the field often.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe I am a good position defenseman with solid stick skills to clear the ball. I;m not the flashy type of player but I try my hardest on the field to make sure the opposing offense doesn get any opportunities to score.
What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
At Bronxville, we have had a number of guys who have moved on to play at the next level. Throughout my sophomore and junior year, I tried to connect with guys like Chris Walsh (Wesleyan) and Joe Wood (Washington & Lee) to better understand what it takes to play Division III lacrosse. Those guys helped me to understand the recruiting process and what to expect in the future.
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
In November of last year, I played for a fall team that traveled to many tournaments up and down the East Coast. It was at these tournaments that I started to receive emails and letters from schools saying they had seen me play. After getting emails from some schools, I started to take my self-much more seriously as a potential Division III prospect.
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