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Lafayette College has been making major recruiting strides among tristate standouts.

We’ll be spotlighting two Lafayette-bound Class of 2014 standouts – one from New York (Chaminade attackman James Roberts) and one from New Jersey (Delbarton midfielder Will McCarthy).

We begin with McCarthy, whose verbal was first reported when it was made on Aug. 2 by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider section.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound McCarthy is a righty with ideal size with good field vision and a high lacrosse IQ.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Will on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I loved the staff and the facilities and thought the school fit me well.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Amherst, Richmond, Middlebury and Bowdoin.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I try to use my size to my advantage and I see the field well.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on a faster shot and a stronger lefty dodge.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My mom introduced me to lacrosse when I was young.  I play varsity hockey at Delbarton and played soccer freshman year.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Patriot Lacrosse and played at NSCLA, Legacy Invitational, Hotbeds, Jersey Shootout and King of the Hill.

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