There was a definite Ohio State feel in the hallways of Syosset High School today.

The fact that Ryan Hunter was wearing a red Ohio State T-shirt and Ohio State baseball cap hardly came as a surprise.

After all, the senior attackman committed to play at OSU back in October, 2010.

But the newest Brave to soon become a Buckeye joined Hunter in Ohio State attire.

And there was a good reason Liam Blohm was clad in a black Ohio State T-shirt and gray OSU sweat.

The sophomore longstick midfielder verbally committed to the Buckeyes last night, as you may have learned early this morning in our post on Twitter.

The 5-foot-11, 158-pound Blohm, who is shown alongside Hunter at right in the photo above, is a righty with exceptional stick skills and good athleticism.

Here’s a Q&A with Liam on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision?
(Head) Coach (Nick) Meyers and the entire staff there really made the difference. The entire package of the lacrosse program, its facilities, along with the outstanding university, and its opportunities were really exciting to me. I knew it was the right place. I am thankful for the opportunity to join the Buckeye family.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Maryland, Johns Hopkins , Cornell and Dartmouth.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I  feel like my strength’s are my ability to play at a very high energy level all the time with constant pressure. I like to play in transition and move the ball down the field as a pole. I try to play with a sense of urgency and unselfishness. I do whatever we have to do to win.

Who have been the biggest influences on you in your development as a player?
I cant say enough of my experience being part of Coach (John) Calabria’s program at Syosset High School. He does such a great job preparing us for every situation now and in the future. This would not be possible without him. He has been unreal.

My Long Island  Express coaches, Gene Isnardi and Jack Moran, have been another major influence on me with my summer team. They have such great knowledge of the game and what is necessary to perform and play at a high level . My dad has been a huge help to me as well.

What are your thoughts of being a future college teammate of current Syosset teammate Ryan Hunter?
It’s really exciting. Ryan is such a great player and leader for us. He really was a great help during this process. We are so excited to be able to continue our careers together.  He is going to have a great career at OSU. It’s awesome.

What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?  
Long Island Express Orange. We played in the Tri-State Tournament, as well as Jersey Shootout. We also competed at the U-15 Nationals in Orlando. I participated in  Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip as well as Long Island Showcase.

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

* Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at

Follow Joe Lombardi on Twitter @joe_lombardi or by clicking here. Follow LaxLessons @LaxLessons or by clicking here.


Player’s perspective archive

* If you’re a player from the region and would like to share your perspectives on the 2012 season, send an email to You can  check out the more than 90 stories by clicking here.

Schedules scanner

* For a look at how schedules for teams from throughout the region for the 2012 season are shaping up, be sure to check out  the “Schedules galore” thread.

Recruiting coverage

* Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown (for classes of 2012, ’13 and ’14)

* 2011 NLI Fall Early Signing Period commitment rundown

* Class of 2011 commitment rundown

* Recruit profile archive

* For a list of committed players with their profiles up, click here.

* To get your profile up, click here.

Connect with us

* Follow LaxLessons on Twitter by clicking here.

* Become a Fan of LaxLessons on Facebook now by clicking here.

Get in the game

* You can subscribe to’s playbook, featuring animated drills and plays for your team, by clicking here.

By subscribing, you can print and download plays and even watch them on your phone.

Posted In: Long Island lacrosse, Recruiting Rundown, Section 8

If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page.

5 Responses to “Sophomore star Blohm gives Syosset another future Buckeye”

  1. Tristatebuckalum says:

    Buckeye Lax from Westchester & Long Island is growing and I like it.

    Dominique Alexander – Jr. middie – Baldwin
    Keenan Ochwat – Sr. defense – Farmingdale
    Cameron Stephens – Fr. goalie – Fox Lane

    Chris Mahoney – Sr. defense – Shoreham Wading River
    Ryan Hunter – Sr. attack – Syosset
    Allen Winkoff – Jr. middie – Cold Spring Harbor
    Brian Ward – Jr. attack/middie – Bayport-Blue Point
    Liam Blohm – Soph. LSM frm Syosset

  2. IslandLaxpert says:

    Nice player. Reminds me of Thomas Keith with the athleticism and stick skills who was a standout LSM for Syosset now at Cornell.

  3. 495 Lax says:

    Syosset has had a few sophs commit early the last year or so with the goalie Feit verballing to Hop last year. As I recall he was one of the first sophs to commit nationally and now it’s commonplace. Amazing how things changed so much in such a short amount of time.

  4. Braves Lax says:

    great article. Congrats Liam

  5. Lax Brah says:

    Yeh big guy!

Leave a Reply