Massapequa is building a strong connection to a school south of the tristate region.

Defenseman/longstick midfielder Nick Capuana, a rising junior, verbally committed to Towson yesterday, joining Pequa teammate and classmate Ian Kirby as a Tigers commit.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Capuana is an athletic and aggressive defender who thrives in transition.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Nick on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factors in my decision  to attend  Towson  were  (Head) Coach (Shawn) Nadelen and his staff are great coaches and they  building an outstanding  program  . I had a great  visit and loved the campus and facilities . Academically , It has  the  majors i am considering and felt it was a perfect all- around fit for me  to spend my  college life as a student- athlete.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
In addition to Towson,  I visited  UMass and Hofstra. I was also  considering Marquette, Michigan and Binghamton.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are  athleticism , speed  and toughness. I am very competitive .   My style of play is based on my  athletic  abilities. I love playing  man-to-man D and playing fast .

What are your thoughts on continuing to be teammates with Ian Kirby at the next level and how big a factor was that in your decision?
I think it’s great  to be able to continue playing with Ian. We are good friends  and both very competitive .  He is a great player and we  are really excited about being teammates at Towson.

Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
My coaches at  Massapequa High School. Head Coach  Tim Radomski  and assistants coaches  Kieran O’ Brien, Mike  Draper  and  Kevin Sheehen have all  give me great advice and assistance during  my recruiting process .

On and off  the field they are all great coaches.   Also, my  travel team coaches, Jim Byrns, Tim Byrns and Steve Bentz,  have played a major role in my development as a player as well.

What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this summer?
I play for the Long Island Jesters coached by Jim Byrnes. This summer we won FLG3D Tourney in Baltimore. I  was named to the FLG3d all- star game. I also was named to the Hotbeds all-star game in Delaware and made the Long Island Showcase rising junior game as a defensman for Nassau County.

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One Response to “Capuana latest rising junior star from ‘Pequa to pick Towson”

  1. Cheiftain says:

    Congrats Big Nick!

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