Perhaps it’s appropriate that Mark Phillips will be playing his college lacrosse close to the Canadian border.

After all, the attackman/midfielder from Montclair Kimberley Academy (N.J.), has an offensive game reminiscent of a crease attackman in box lacrosse, as evidenced by his highlight film.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound lefty has outstanding stick skills, a strong shot and good field vision.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I decided on Vermont because I love the school and the state. I used to have a house up in Stratton and I always loved going up there.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Siena, Holy Cross and Lafayette. I visited all three of them, but Siena was the only other one that offered me a spot.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would say that I play like a Canadian crease player. I have good hands on the crease and outside of that I have good vision and can find the open player.

What areas of your game do you think you need to work on?
I think I need to work on my speed and my shot.

Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
Mostly my dad and my high school coach. They always push me to play my hardest and to put work in outside of the season.

What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this past summer?
I played for NJ Diesel, which is a Trilogy team. We played in a few big tournaments like Crab City Challenge and Tri-State National.

* For more info on Mark, including his highlight film, check out his player profile by clicking here.

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One Response to “NJ standout Phillips will venture to Vermont with his box-style skills”

  1. Jersey Shore Lax says:

    This kid has a nice game. Looking forward to watching him next season.

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