Zach Reilly’s junior season was cut short when the goaltender suffered a broken collarbone injury in Yorktown’s sixth game of the 2012 campaign, a loss at Smithtown West in a battle of New York state powers.
But Reilly managed to return to action late in the season and now is back at full force for 2013.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Reilly verbally committed to Division III power SUNY Oneonta, becoming Yorktown’s sixth senior college commit. You can check out the complete list in LaxLessons.com’s “Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for the classes of 2013, ’14 and ’15.”
Reilly, who is a righty with strong communication skills and a high lacrosse IQ, has been playing the game since third grade.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Zach on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I loved the campus and felt at home with the coaches and my future teammates.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited and was considering Mount St. Mary, Stony Brook, Salisbury and Oswego.
What areas of your game have you been working to improve on?
I’ve been working to improve my speed and my release off a save.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
Some of the biggest influences in my life would my dad, mom, (Yorktown head coach) Dave Marr, (Yorktown assistant coach) Sean Carney, Adam Lodewick, Vin D’Andraia, and my goalie coach, Dennis Butler.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?
In the summer, I played for the Yorktown Ballers at the Yale, Long Island and Syracuse tournaments.
In the fall, I played at the UMass, Rutgers and Shoreham-Wading River tournaments.
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