There’s no doubt that there’s been an increased emphasize on size in college lacrosse the last few years.
But there’s still room in the game for those that may not exactly measure up.
Meet Jimmy Anderson.
The midfielder at George W. Hewlett High School (NY) is 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds.
“I am not the biggest kid on the field, but I use my speed to my advantage,” he said.
Anderson’s speed — and skills — have landed him a spot at Dominican College, a Division II program in Orangeburg, N.Y., over the Tappan Zee Bridge in Rockland County, where coach Billy Kurisko has done a good job of attracting talent from Long Island.
What were the main factors in your decision?
One of my main focuses during my recruiting process was attending a school that had a great tradition in all aspects. When the opportunity arose to attend Dominican College everything fell into place. I felt right at home.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
NYIT, Mercyhurst, Tampa University, Washington College, Aurora. I’ve visited Siena and St. John’s in the process.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My shiftiness and determination to get past my opponent. I am not the biggest kid on the field, but I use my speed to my advantage.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I am my own worst critic. I believe everyday I need to work on all aspect to become a better lacrosse player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced by my uncle Kevin Anderson, who played Division I lacrosse at Stony Brook University. I also play soccer as well for my high school and am a three-year starter.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Long Island Jesters. I’ve attended Nike Blue Chip, FLG in 3D, Stony Brook Showcase and chosen for the All-Star Game. U15 National Championship finalist.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my head coach, Adam Hopkins, for always sticking by my side. I would also like to thank my uncle Kevin Anderson and my mom for helping me make this important decision in my life. I would also like to thank my friends and family, the Kohans, Cavallo family, Bravos and the Tansey family for the support they have given me.
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