Now, the rising senior at Wantagh High School (N.Y.) is preparing for Division I.
The lefty attackman verbally committed to St. Joseph’s University last week, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi.
A two-year starter for the Warriors, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound Cain had 33 goals, 26 assists and 59 points this past season after compiling 29 goals and 16 assists as a junior.
An adept finisher and feeder, Cain is a playmaker and a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I liked how (St. Joe’s Head) Coach (Taylor) Wray and (St. Joe’s Assistant) Coach (Dan) Keating were really pushing for change at St. Joe’s.
The program is heading in the right direction and I feel I can make a big contribution to the future success of the program. The school was in a great location not too far from home and I really loved the campus.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Duke, High Point, Yale, Georgetown and Salisbury.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My quickness and passing ability to find the open man are my main strengths as a player. Coach Wray told me he saw the” point guard” in me when I play. Most coaches liked my lax IQ.
I like to play fast and push the ball up the field in transition. I finish well and have a high shooting percentage.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
The main area that would improve my game is to get stronger in the weight room. Also, the speed and technique of my shot is something I always work on and look to improve on.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I actually used to be a baseball guy until second grade. That summer my parents sent me to a local lacrosse camp and I won a lacrosse stick in a raffle. It sparked my interest in the sport.
To seal the deal, my dad volunteered to coach my PAL team in third grade. Ever since then, I loved playing the sport of lacrosse.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I’ve played with both the Long Island Express and the Long Island Outlaws. This summer I did the Long Island Under Armour tryouts, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip and the Long Island Showcase where I made the Nassau County Rising Senior team. I made the all-star team at the Hofstra Long island Classic.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents for helping me through the recruiting process and supporting me for all these years.
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