Chalk up another one for St. Augustine’s Prep.
We reported yesterday that the New Jersey power, which has averaged 17 wins per season the last five years, saw sophomore midfielder James Kitchen verballed to Hofstra.
Another Hermits’ player has also decided his Division I future.
He’s Will Fox.
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound junior faceoff midfielder has committed to Fairfield University.
“Will is a true student of his position who has worked tirelessly to become a strong force at the faceoff X,” St. Augustine coach JC Valore said. “He is a true asset to our program and we fully expect him to be a major contributor for us over the next two years. He is a young man whose quality of character is something that our school community is extremely proud of.”
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted a school where I could receive a great education as well as play the best lacrosse possible. I also wanted a coaching staff that I would enjoy playing for each and every day. But most of all, I wanted a school that I would enjoy even if I wasn’t playing lacrosse.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Georgetown, St. John’s and Richmond.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
The strengths in my game are much different than a “classic midfielder” since my main goal as a player is to obtain possession. The thing I’m best at is staying lower than my opponent, as well as creating contact during the faceoff.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I started playing lacrosse in fifth grade. Before that I had played baseball and my youth lacrosse coach, John Vesey, really helped me make that transition. I also used to wrestle which helps me with leverage and being comfortable on the ground.
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
My faceoff coaches that helped move my game along so much. As well as my high school coach, JC Valore, who pointed me in the direction of facing off.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?
In the summer and fall, I played with Southshore Lacrosse. In the fall I participated in Philly Showcase, Philly Team Showcase, Cottle Invitational and UPlax.
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