Good size, a strong shot and stick skills are not the only things Division I coaches look for in an attackman.

Shane Fee can attest to that.

There’s another attribute that just as — if not even more — important.

And it’s one you may not have thought too much about.

“When you work hard, good things happen and it’s an excellent judge of character when coaches see someone hustling for the ball,” the Iona Prep senior said.

Fee’s work ethic is undoubtedly one of the things that made Bucknell interested in him.

That’s where the 6-foot-2, 165-pound Fee will be spending his collegiate career.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Fee on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision?
Bucknell’s reputation as an esteemed lacrosse program and also its reputation as an excellent academic institution.  I loved the team’s mentality of being mentally and physically tough.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I always knew Bucknell was a school where I could get a great education and play high level lacrosse, which is why it was always my first choice.

(Head) Coach (Frank) Fedorjaka really sold me on Bucknell early, and I worked hard to make the dream a reality.  I also considered playing at Haverford, McGill and Amherst but never got around to visiting any of them.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My ability to finish in tight space and my sense of where I need to be on the field: with or without the ball.

What areas of your game do you think you need to improve on?
A couple of things that I could definitely improve on are my shot on the run and my ability to dodge to my off-hand.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
The summer going into my junior year. I attended a clinic where Coach Fedorjaka told me that if I could get bigger and faster over the next two years, I had a chance to play Division I lacrosse.

What were some of the big summer showcase events you’ve competed in the last couple of years and how did you do at them?
Going into my junior year, I competed at Blue Chip 225 at Bryant, Peak 200 at Springfield, and Raider Sunday at Colgate.

Going into my senior year, I attended Whiz Kids Lacrosse Camp at Avon Old Farms.  I think what caught the eyes of coaches the most was hustling on rides.  When you work hard, good things happen and it’s an excellent judge of character when coaches see someone hustling for the ball.

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

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