Jack Concannon’s journey to the world of Division I lacrosse started at age 4 when he first started playing the sport.
That early start helped the St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) junior goaltender develop exceptional stick skills and quick hands.
When he developed athleticism and size to go with those skills — he’s now 6-foot-2 — he became a recruiting target of many top-notched collegiate programs impressed by the abilities you can see by checking out Concannon’s highlight reel.
After weighing his options, Concannon has decided to stay close to home by playing at Hofstra.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I chose Hofstra because of the academics, the coaching staff and the great reputation of the lacrosse program.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Colgate, Marist, Binghamton, Boston University and Marquette.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Fast, quick hands, great athleticism and aggressive.
What areas of your game have you been working to improve on?
I have been working on my positioning and footwork.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
My coach, Mike Chanenchuk (St Anthony’s assistant and Long Island Express director), and my brother Danny Concannon, who is serving in the United States Marine Corps.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?
I played for Long Island Express and some showcase events I competed in are Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip, National Invitational 175, Philly Shootout and Prep School Showcase.
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