siddronMountain Lakes is off to a 6-1 start this season.

Defense has been a big reason.

The Lakers have allowed five goals or less in five of their seven games.

Jack Siddron is a big part of the Lakers’ defense.

Literally.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior, who also plays football for the Lakers, is a physically imposing defender who also possesses good stick skills and a high lacrosse IQ.

Siddron has verbally committed to the brand-new Division I lacrosse program at Monmouth University.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I really felt welcomed and a part of the vision that (Head) Coach (Brian) Fisher and (Assistant) Coach (Andy) Geison have for the upcoming future with Monmouth lacrosse.

It’s something new to be a part of, and it’s very close to home.  Then, the academics are very strong, and it’s an all-around great school.

recruiting_updateWhat other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Bryant, Providence and Fairfield.  I was also considering Holy Cross and multiple D-III schools.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are my stick skills, lacrosse IQ, positioning and groundball work.  I love to play in a fast-paced game go up and down style.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
The main area I want to work on is my man-to-man defense.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to the game of lacrosse by my father who has been the strongest influence since the beginning.  He played for (Head) Coach (Tim) Flynn’s first Mountain Lakes teams.  My father has coached me since second grade and I have also played soccer, basketball, and I still play football.

What travel team did you play on last summer and what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for Laker Futures this past summer.  I attended Top 205, Peak 200 and Super Sophs, and this fall, I played for 2 Knights and played at Rutgers D1 Experience, King of the Hill (Lehigh) and the Philly Invitational.

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