If you’ve been following along on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider section, you know already that the Stevens Institute of Technology has been on a roll when it comes to landing commitments from tristate standouts.
The latest came earlier this week when Somerville High School (N.J.) Class of 2014 attackman Bryan Rogers decided on the Ducks.
The 5-foot-9, 150-pound Rogers is a righty with outstanding feeding ability and field vision. Rogers, who also plays soccer for Somerville, also has good footwork.
“I like to get my hands free and look for the open cutter,” Rogers said.
Rogers had a considerable amount of familiarity with Stevens Tech even before the recruiting process started. His father, Russell, has been the school’s athletic director since 2000.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Stevens is a combination of both excellent academics and athletics. The lacrosse program has an outstanding tradition and Coaches Peluso, Madalon, and Koch helped me greatly throughout this process. I have grown up around Stevens since I was 5 and felt it would be the best overall school for me.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering Drew University, The University of Scranton and Ohio Wesleyan
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I definitely need to work on improving my shot with both hands. Increasing my shot speed and accuracy will help my game tremendously.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My town, Branchburg, has an excellent feeder program so I was introduced to lacrosse when I was just 5. I first participated in our programs youth clinic as a kindergartner.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Patriot Elite. This summer we attended NSCLA, King of the Hill, The Legacy Invitational and the Jersey Shootout.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my high school coaches, Coach Eaton, Dugan, Flanagan and Dougherty.
I would also like to thank my youth coach, Neil LeBlond for always pushing me to become a better player. My Patriot coaches were awesome during the recruiting process and gave me a lot of great advice which was able to help me make a decision.
I would also like to thank my parents and sister for always supporting me and being there for me no matter what.
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