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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