Will Bonaparte’s impact for Ridgefield’s boys lacrosse team starts in the faceoff X.
But his contributions go far beyond that.
His skills as a two-way midfielder made him a target recruit of several of the nation’s top programs.
On Saturday, the rising junior made his choice. As first reported on Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, Bonaparte gave a verbal commitment to the University of Maryland.
And the Terrapins will be getting themselves a versatile player.
Now, here’s more from Will on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I chose Maryland because I wanted to balance great academic opportunities with great lacrosse. Maryland had both of those for me and Coach (John) Tillman and his staff made me feel like a part of the team instantly. I look forward to experiencing the great tradition of Maryland lacrosse.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited North Carolina, Navy and a few others. I also considered Syracuse and Hopkins, but Maryland was the best fit for me.
What would you describe as your other main strengths on the field?
I am a versatile midfielder and a physical player. My main strengths are my speed and athleticism. I can also shoot the ball well and I pride myself on my defense.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
My greatest influence as a player has come from my coach (at Ridgefield), Roy Colsey. I share Coach Colsey’s passion for winning and I am lucky to have such an accomplished athlete prepare me for the next level of lacrosse. I am grateful to Coach Colsey for helping me through this recruiting process and I admire him immensely.
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