Warner, who is also a football standout, has grown his lacrosse skills considerably since then, to say the least. Warner is now a Class of 2014 midfielder who also plays attack for Baldwin High School (N.Y.), and soon, Yale University
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound righty is an effective dodger especially effective at drawing and dishing.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Tyler on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
One major factor in my decision was selecting a school that had a great lacrosse program with a strong coaching staff that I would be able to develop a good relationship with.
Also, I wanted to choose a school that was strong academically and would provide me with a great education.
When I visited Yale, I definitely felt that this school provided the perfect situation for me.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also considered Boston University, Stony Brook, Cornell and St. John’s. I visited Stony Brook and Boston University.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My ability to break down my defender while dodging and my ability to find the open man. I think I have a fairly uptempo style of play because I look to push the ball in transition and attack my defender. Also, I’m a pass first guy.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I definitely think there’s room for improvement in all parts of my game, but if I had to narrow it down to one thing I think I need to work on my shot accuracy on the run while dodging down the alley.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I got introduced to lacrosse by my elementary school teacher Mr. Bruno and my first coach, Coach Frank in fourth grade.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the For the Love of the Game program in the summer. I played at JDRF, NYLA, King of the Hill, MVP, the Under Armour Uncommitted Game and I played for the Nassau team at the Long Island Showcase.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank Coach Frank, Coach Alexander and Coach Garguilo for helping me to develop my game and always supporting me. I would also like to thank my summer coaches, Coach Winkoff, Coach Hungerford and Coach Nessler for helping me tremendously during the recruiting process.
And last, but not least, I would like to thank my family and friends who always support me and push me on and off the field.
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