If you checked our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” last week, you learned that the second senior from one of the top programs in New York’s Section 1, Somers, has found a college program to call home.
That would be dodging attackman Anthony Carpenter.
Ten years from now, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound righty would like to be a phys-ed teacher in the Hamptons (he revealed in his LaxLessons player profile), but following one more varsity season with the Tuskers, he’ll be continuing his lacrosse career at Kean University in New Jersey.
Carpenter joins Army-bound defenseman Kevin Schurr as Somers’ 2012 commits.
Here’s more from Anthony on his selection.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Because it had physical education and I want to be a PE teacher.
Coach (Shelley) Sheiner also is a great coach and I like his style of play.
My overnight was great. They also are providing me with all the academic resources I need to be successful.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited and had overnights at Western New England, Centenary and Roger Williams.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strength is my dodging. I see the field well and I like a rapid style.
What areas of your game do you think you need to improve on?
I need to increase my strength and I will be working to improve all my skills.
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
After my sophomore year during summer tournament play, I began to get many contacts from coaches.
What were some of the big summer showcase events you’ve competed in the last couple of years and how did you do?
I played for WestRock again this summer. We played at Lehigh Laxfest, Hofstra, UMass and Hotbeds.
* For more info on Anthony, including his highlight video, click here.
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