He still has two seasons of varsity lacrosse ahead of him, but Josh Miller has already emerged as a leader.
And a vocal one.
That’s a key attribute for a goalie, which happens to be the post the standout from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Conn., plays in high school, and which he will play at the next level as well.
This past week, Miller decided where that will be.
The 5-foot-11 lefty with outstanding stick skills has given a verbal commitment to Towson University.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Josh on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
One of the main factors for me in my decision making was I wanted to find a school with a well respected coaching staff, as I will be spending a large majority of my collegiate career with them. I really liked the area of the school as well.
The fact that it is less than 10 miles from the (Baltimore) Inner Harbor seemed really convenient.
Towson’s lacrosse tradition was another factor that drew me to the school, along with the impressive facilities.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I had also considered Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Fairfield, Hofstra and Maryland. I visited Hofstra, Penn State and Fairfield.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would have to say I’m a very competitive player who communicates well with the defense while also playing an active role outside the crease. For the most part I am very calm and collective in goal.
What areas of your game have you been working to improve on?
I’ve been working on my outlets more than anything else lately, making sure they’re all on a rope and where they need to be. I also walk my ark frequently, to reassure myself that I’m playing my angles well.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
I would have to say my uncle (Mark Miller) has been my biggest influence during my development as a player. He was a former collegiate goalie, and is currently the assistant lacrosse coach at Colorado College. (Mark Miller was an all-conference goaltender at Division II power Adelphi College.) I”ve been fortunate enough to have him with me through out my lacrosse career and he’s been such an unbelievable help.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this summer?
This summer I was a part of the Chelsea Piers 2014 Lacrosse Team (CP Lax). As a team we played at King of the Hill, Patriot Games, Tri-State Festival, and The Long Island Classic. I individually attended The Under Armour Underclassmen Games, representing New England. I also attended Maverick Showtime and Super Sophs, where I earned a spot in the All-Star game.
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