Trinity Pawling has sure been in the spotlight this week.

The private school in New York’s Hudson Valley has seen three junior standouts commit to Division I colleges (shown in photo below, from left): midfielders Julian Garritano (Sacred Heart), Gianni Bianchin (UMass) and Bryce Jurk (Sacred Heart).

We’ve gotten the reactions of Garritano and Bianchin.

Now, let’s focus on Jurk.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound righty is noted for his size, stick skills and run-and-gun style of play on offense.

Now, here are Bryce’s thoughts on his selection of Sacred Heart.

What were the main factors in your college commitment?
I wanted to find a school that was small-medium sized, and where I could picture myself succeeding on and off the lacrosse field. I wanted a school in the Northeastern area.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also considered Quinnipiac, Binghamton, Stony Brook, Hartford and UMass. I visited all of them except for UMass and I learned a lot in the process.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I love getting ground balls and taking shots on the run. I am a run-and-gun type of player looking for the nice skip passes when I can and clearing the  ball.

When did you first start playing the sport in Canada, how were you introduced to it, and where did you play before Trinity Pawling?
I started playing when I was 4 years old. My older brother, Nick, played and I’ve loved it ever since. All my life, I played Burlington Chiefs box and field lacrosse and the Edge program. Last summer i started playing Junior box lacrosse in Hamilton.

How long have you played with Gianni Bianchin and Julian Garritano?
I have played with Gianni since we were little kids in Burlington and we joined Edge together. We’ve been through it all. I just started playing with Julian about two years ago when he joined the Edge program. We have the connection on and off the field with him being my hockey linemate at Trinity Pawling, it’s just the beginning considering we are going to SHU together.

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