Braedon Gait is a rare type of player.
The junior midfielder from Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) can control a game from midfield.
Gait is a technically sound player who can break down defenses with his dodging ability and outstanding shooting and stick skills.
Those traits are synonymous with Braedon’s surname. After all, his father, Gary, and uncle, Paul — both former Syracuse University stars — are regarded as arguably the two best players in the history of the game.
The latest Gait to star in Central New York will be playing his college lacrosse a bit further south.
The 5-11, 160-pound Braedon Gait has committed to the admissions process at Princeton, as first reported at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factor for my decision was that Princeton is a top contender for the national championship. They have won championships in the past and continue to be a threat.
Another factor in my decision is the Princeton education. I want to get the best education available, and I believe Princeton can give me that.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering other Ivy schools such as Brown and Harvard, as well as other smaller Division I schools. I visited both Brown and Harvard.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I feel that dodging and shooting are strengths of mine. I have a very controlled style of play.
What areas of your game have you been working to improve on?
I’ve really been working on my left hand lately, as well as defensive play.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
The biggest influence for me as a player has been living and growing up around the Syracuse lacrosse program. Knowing their history and watching their success has really inspired me to develop as a player.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?
I played for both the Central New York Roadhawks and Team United. I played with these teams in many showcase tournaments such as the Quaker LaxFest, NSCLA and UPLax.
One showcase that I participated in individually was the Adrenaline Black Card Showcase.
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