The presence of athletic midfielders who also excel on the football field has served Yorktown’s lacrosse program well the last few years.
But next season, the Huskers will be minus both Ty Schuldt and Justin Mabus.
Which means that senior Brian Quigley will be counted on heavily.
“We expect big things from him,” Yorktown assistant coach Sean Carney said of Quigley.
Cortland State is hoping for the same thing starting in 2012.
The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Quigley has committed to attend the Division III power, becoming Yorktown’s fourth college commit – joining classmates Conor Gately (Marquette) and Frankie Fusco (Drexel) and junior Trevor Koelsch (Johns Hopkins).
Here’s a Q&A with Brian on his college choice:
What were the main factors in your decision to attend Cortland?
Because of their excellent lacrosse program and they also had the major I am interested in (Education/Phys Ed).
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Keene State Salisbury, Western New England and Stevenson.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I plan on using the weight room to build more strength. I also have my senior year at Yorktown to further develop my skills against tough opponents.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Strength, speed, good stick skills and good field vision.
What players have helped influence you as you made your way through varsity?
Ty Schuldt and Justin Mabus
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
During the past varsity and summer season I had the opportunity to play against quality teams. I felt I was able to compete against these teams and play at a high level.
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