Name the Section 1 program that has produced the most Division I recruits the last two years.
If you guessed Somers, you are correct.
Senior attackman Kieran Donohue became the sixth Tusker player who is or will be continuing his career at the D-I level by committing to Siena College.
Donohue is a talented attackman with good size and a nose for the net.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Donohue joins Greg Petre (Army), John Bello (St. John’s), Erik Pfiffner (Colgate) from the Class of 2010 and current classmates Eddie Schurr (Johns Hopkins) and Anthony Lombardo (Binghamton) to form that group of six. This group does not even include 2009 grad and current Syracuse University star JoJo Marasco — arguably the player of the year in New York State his senior season.
Here’s a Q&A with Kieran on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
My decision to attend Siena College was determined by the quality of education, and the availability of the academic advisers for the student-athletes, as well as the beautiful campus and the family-like tradition that I felt when I visited.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Cortland, Drexel, Sacred Heart University and WNEC. I also visited Sacred Heart and Cortland.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I need to be smarter when carrying the ball, shooting lefty and overall getting faster and stronger.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I understand where to be at certain times, where to find the open man, and Im a good dodger from anywhere on the field. My style of play is to get a step on my defenseman and to go hard to the net. Also, just finishing from wherever.
What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
I really have learned a lot from JoJo Marasco and Greg Petre. JoJo taught me how to dodge and read defenses. Greg showed me how to shoot and find the open man. Both of them moved on to great D-I programs (Syracuse and Army, respectively) and I look up to them for teaching me and for moving on to those programs.
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
During my sophomore year when I received a letter from Chris Bates at Drexel (now at Princeton), asking me to fill out a questionnaire and to wish me good luck on the season.
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