With recruits routinely giving verbal commitments as high school underclassmen, we’ve also seen an increased amount of changes to those commitments.
Alec Orazietti, a rising junior attackman at Watchung Hills (N.J.), is the latest example.
Orazietti verbally committed to UMass this past December. But circumstances prompted Orazietti to look elsewhere — most notably his brother Rob’s decision to transfer from UMass.
Earlier today, Orazietti decided where his new college destination will be: Lafayette College.
A 5-foot-10 righty, Orazietti has a strong and accurate outside shot and also excels playing off the ball.
What were the main factors in your decision to commit to Lafayette and decommit from UMass?
When my brother transferred from UMass, I decommitted to take the time to look at other schools and find the perfect school for me. Lafayette has a strong academic reputation and meeting with Coach Rogalski and the other coaches made my decision easier. They were great and I look forward to playing Lafayette lacrosse.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I have visited many campuses and really liked St Joe’s, Syracuse, BU, St John’s and Rutgers.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I used to be a crease player but my current Coach, Coach Lovejoy, has made me a complete offensive player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My father began the youth program at Watchung Hills, so I began playing at a young age. My mother also played lacrosse growing up and is my No. 1 fan.
What travel team do you play on and what showcase events have you been in and which ones do you plan on attending?
I play for FCA 2015 Elite Team and 2Knights Sentry Team. I played at Jake Reed Nike Bluechip and will be playing for FCA in Lake Placid.
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