Peter Conley emerged as a star on the rise this in 2010 when the athletic, dodging midfielder earned all-section honorable-mention honors as a freshman at Mamaroneck High School.

He followed that up this past spring by being named all-section section.

Conley went on to enjoy a strong summer for the Prime Time travel team, performing ell in such showcases as the Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Camp and the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight, where he was invited to the all-star game.

So it should come as no surprise that he became a target recruit of several of the nation’s top collegiate programs.

Conley decided earlier this week where his destination will be. If you checked out our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” late Sunday night, you learned that Conley has given a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer from Georgetown.

“Peter is an exceptional player, an outstanding individual, and a great student,” Mamaroneck coach Jeff Barnard said. “We are all very proud of him.”

The 6-foot, 175-pound Conley, who was Mamaroneck’s leading scorer the last two season, has been a member of the Prime Time program since it launched three years ago.

“Peter is an explosive dodger with a lethal first step which makes him such a threat at both the midfield and attack positions,” Prime Time director Nick Daniello said. “He is an extremely creative player who has knack for making the big play. Georgetown has landed itself not only a great player but a great kid as well.”

recruiting_updateNow here are some thoughts from Peter on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision to attend Georgetown?
I visited several schools with great academics and outstanding lacrosse programs but two things really set Georgetown apart.

First, Washington, D.C., was a huge draw.  I’m really excited to have the chance to spend my college years in such a great city.

Second, I am impressed by and feel very comfortable with so many Georgetown people I have met.  I spoke to several alumni, students, players, and, of course, the coaches. They all made me feel that Georgetown is a place where I could thrive on and off the field.

Coaches Matt Kerwick, Scott Urick and Dave Urick are a great team and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of their program.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Notre Dame, Yale, Duke, Dartmouth, Penn and Cornell.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My youth coach, Bob Garry, taught me so much about the game. He allowed me to be creative offensively but always stressed the team concept. He pushed me to develop both hands at an early age and encouraged me to take chances. So I’ve always played that way.  I would say that I’m a good dodger and I like to take it to the cage, but I also can shoot pretty hard and accurately from deep.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
My high school coach, Jeff Barnard, entrusted me with a starting attack position my freshman year and we had a great season. He encouraged me and said if I kept working hard that I had the ability to play at the next level.

You have been a member of the Prime Time travel team since its inception three years ago. How did that help you develop into a D-I recruit?
Prime Time has been a great experience for me.  Nick Daniello always puts together a challenging schedule against the top teams in the country and that has helped all of us.  My coaches – Chris Daniello, Ryder Bohlander and Nick Hautau – all played at the D-I level, and working with them has been invaluable.

I also want to give a shout out to my teammates from Prime Time, Mamaroneck High School, and the LMYL (Larchmont/Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse). Playing with so many great guys over the years has not only made me a better player, it’s been a ton of fun.

* For more info on Peter, check out his player profile by clicking here.

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