New Sacred Heart University coach Jon Basti has wasted little time in making his mark in landing instate Connecticut commitments.
If you’ve been following with each new commitment as they’ve been made on our Lacrosse Insider section, this comes as no surprise.
With the volume of the Pioneers’ commitments continuing to increase, so too is Basti’s ability to address specific needs.
Greg Onofri, a Class of 2014 standout from Xavier High School, provides athleticism and aggressiveness from the longstick midfielder position as well as strong ability in the faceoff X (he’s on the right in the photo above). His commitment was first reported when it was made on July 29 by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s “Lacrosse Insider” section.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Onofri , a righty, started playing lacrosse as a youngster when he discovered baseball was too slow-paced for him.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Head coach, size of school, academic choices and the fact that it’s Division I.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Vermont, Hartford, St. Anselm’s and St. Michael’s. I visited those schools and Colorado College.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Being strong on faceoffs, athleticism and speed
What area of your game do you need to work on?
Defensive positioning, longstick work.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I played football and soccer as well as snow skiing. I started playing lacrosse because baseball was to slow paced.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
Progression Hurricanes is my travel team. Tournaments I played in are King of the Hill, Gait Cup, UMass Summer Classic and Bulldog Bash.
Any final thoughts?
All my coaches, especially Coach Basile, Coach Basti and Coach Delia
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