At first glance, Tom Cummings wasn’t overly familiar with the Mount St. Mary’s College (Md.) program.

But the more he learned, the more he liked.

“When I first began to look at where I might have an opportunity to play lacrosse at the college level, I wasn’t really familiar with Mount Saint Mary’s,” said the senior defenseman at defending New York State Class C champion Shoreham-Wading River. “But when I learned more about the university itself and the lacrosse program and then had the opportunity to visit the campus, meet the coaches and some of the members of the team and watch the team play, it became obvious to me really quickly that Mount Saint Mary’s was a perfect fit for me.”recruiting_update

At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, the right-handed Cummings should tower over many of his collegiate opponents.

But Cummings’ road to D-I lax has been anything but easy.

“It was tough for me because I got hurt right at the end of basketball season (pulled back muscles) last year and missed most of the lacrosse season because of the injury,” Cummings said. “Many of the schools I was interested in and that had shown some interest in me didn’t have an opportunity to see me play and by the time I was healthy they had already recruited all of the kids from my class that they needed.

“As far as other schools are concerned, I was offered the opportunity to play at Post University in Connecticut, and if I hadn’t committed to Mount St. Mary’s, that is where I would have most likely gone.  I was also very interested in Stony Brook University and Monmouth University.”

In the end, Cummings,  who has been playing the sport since age 8, found the perfect fit.

“The Mount has the academic programs that I am interested in, in terms of number of students the university was exactly what I was looking for, the campus is beautiful and the lacrosse program plays a highly competitive schedule and has a winning tradition.  I couldn’t have found a better fit.”

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