Possession is the name of the game in lacrosse.

And the perfect way to describe David Smith’s game.recruiting_update

Faceoffs and groundballs are the specialty of the sophomore from Shawnee High School in New Jersey.

He’ll be taking those skills to the major Division I level after verballing committing this past week to the University of Virginia.

Now, here’s a Q&A with David on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I felt as though it was time to make a decision after visiting a few schools. Mainly because Virginia is a great academic school and also is very good at lacrosse.

dsmithWhat other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
UPenn, Princeton and Georgetown

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
One of my strength is facing off and on the run shooting. I try to work hard on and off the field.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I think there can be improvements everywhere. Specifically, I would say that ball control is my weakness.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My dad introduced me to it when I was in first grade and I also play football.

What travel team did you play on last summer and what showcase events did you participate in?
I have played for Tri-State Lacrosse for my entire lacrosse career.

Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com.


New iPhone/iPad app

* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook iPad/iPhone app in the iTunes store.

* You can subscribe to LaxLessons.com’s playbook, featuring animated drills and plays for your team, by clicking here.

Schedules scanner

Links to 2013 men’s and women’s collegiate and boys and girls high school schedules.

Player’s perspective archive

You can check out the more than 100 stories by clicking here.

Recruiting coverage

* Updated tristate recruiting review and commitment rundown (for classes of 2013, ’14 and ’15)

* College-by-college breakdown for Class of 2013

* Recruiting commitment story archive

* 2012 Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

* Recruit profile archive

* For a list of committed players with their profiles up, click here.

* To get your profile up, click here

Connect with us

* Follow LaxLessons on Twitter by clicking here.

* Become a Fan of LaxLessons on Facebook now by clicking here.

Cast your vote in our latest poll

To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll past the “New Comments” and “Popular” tabs and click on “Poll.” You will then see the poll questions and can cast your vote from the multiples choices, or, write in your choice if it’s not one of the choices.

Posted In: New Jersey lacrosse, Recruiting Rundown

If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page.

Leave a Reply