Kevin Fuchs has big plans.
“I hope to see myself on Wall Street,” he said. ” I also look forward to giving back to my community and all of the people who have helped me along the way.”
But Fuchs has plenty to accomplish before he reaches those heights.
For starters, the standout midfielder has two more varsity seasons to play at Hewlett High School (N.Y.). That will be followed by a collegiate career at the Division I level.
Fuchs decided where that will be spent when he verbally committed to the admissions process at Cornell, as reported at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi.
In deciding on the Big Red, Fuchs follows the footsteps of another star midfielder at Hewlett, Max Seibald. After earning Ivy League rookie of the year honors, Seibald went on to win the Tewaaraton Trophy. The 2009 Cornell grad now plays in the MLL.
The 5-foot-8, 160-pound righty combines strong sticks skills with exceptional speed. He is an adept dodger.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Kevin on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
One of my main focuses during the recruiting process was attending a school that had a great tradition in all aspects. When the opportunity arose to attend a prestigious university that has the academics and athletics that Cornell has to offer, it was a no brainer for me.
It has always been a dream of mine to compete for a national championship while receiving an Ivy League education and (Cornell Head) Coach (Ben) DeLuca presented that quite well to my parents and I.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Binghamton, Penn, Dartmouth and Michigan. I visited Michigan and Binghamton during the process.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I think some of my strengths as a player are getting up and down the field and just reacting as an athlete between the lines. I can dodge from anywhere on the field which really helps my game and makes me a more diverse player.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
Major influences from a lacrosse standpoint have been all of my high school coaches, the FLG staff, and my PAL coach, Kevin Anderson.
I also would like to thank Max Seibald, who is an alumni of Hewlett High School and always has been a role model of mine, and Max Cohen, another alumni and role model, who initially introduced me to the game.
I’m grateful to have all of these people in my life along with an extremely supportive family.
What travel team did you play on this past summer and what were some of the showcase events you competed in?
This summer, I played for For the Love of the Game. Some of the tournaments I participated in were King of the Hill, MVP, FLG in 3D, and Tri-State. I made the all-star games at FLG in 3D and MVP. I also was on the Long Island Rising Junior Showcase team and participated in that game.
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