For the family of Hudson Valley region (N.Y.) lacrosse standout Trevor Pollack, playing at the Division I level is not exactly a unique accomplishment.
After all, his uncle played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University. Pollack’s sister, Jacqueline, is a distance runner on the Boston College women’s track and field team.
But for Tappan Zee High School (N.Y.), having players at the D-I level in lacrosse is extremely rare.
In fact, the Dutchmen have had just one other prior to Trevor Pollack’s commitment today to Mount St. Mary, a decision first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider section.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Pollack, a rising senior midfielder, has been a varsity player at T.Z. since his freshman year. He is effective at shooting on the run and dodging, has good speed and quickness and is strong defensively and on groundballs.
Pollack, a righty who played for the Dip N Dunk Lacrosse Club this summer, also considered Wagner and Nazareth.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The following factors contributed to my decision in going to Mount Saint Mary’s: (Head) Coach (Tom) Gravante, meeting my fellow 2014 commits that I got along with and played really well with, and the fact that Mount Saint Mary’s offers a quality education.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Towson, Delaware, Providence, Rutgers and Wagner.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
What I need to work on is being smooth with my left hand.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
The way I was introduced to lacrosse was through my teacher James Amandola, who recruited me to play. He is now my travel and varsity coach.
Other sports I played were soccer, basketball and track.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
The travel teams I played on were Dip N Dunk and Grip It N Rip It. The showcases I attended were Top 205 in the fall and summer and Peak 200.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank Coach Amandola and Coach (Jim) Ardizone for making me a better player and person on and off the field. Coach Amandola was also a tremendous help with the recruiting process. I couldn’t have done it without them.
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