When it comes to prototypical midfield skills, Dillon Confalone rates pretty high.
Good athleticism and speed. Check.
Ability to shoot on the run with either hand. Check.
Strong dodger. Check.
So it should come as no surprise that the rising senior from the Delbarton School (N.J.) is bounded for a strong Division I program.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Confalone has verbally committed to Lafayette, making him one of 11 Class of 13 commits for Delbarton.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Dillon on his commitment:
What were the main factors in your decision?
I was definitely looking for a school that provided me with a challenging academic environment along with a true college campus setting and offered me a competitive D-I lacrosse program. Also, (Head) Coach (Jim) Rogalski at Lafayette made me feel very comfortable and has a focused plan as to where he wants to take this program.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also considered and visited Brown, Bucknell, Princeton, Villanova and BU.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My lacrosse IQ and I can play with both hands and shoot equally well on the run with either. I like to think my style of play is a fast, upbeat tempo.
What areas of your game do you think you need to work on?
I’d like to improve upon creating a faster separation off my dodge so that I have more room to shoot.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this summer?
I played for Patriot Elite Lacrosse and attended- Blue Chip, Black Card Showcase, NSCLA and MVP.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
It definitely started in my youth program with my youth coaches in Summit. Also my high school coaches at Delbarton, Coaches Ruebling and Fleishman helped perfect shooting and dodging points of my game. Finally my Patriot Club Team coaches, specifically coaches Marone, Carty and Naslonski helped further develop my game.
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