The Cross River, N.Y.-based Prime Time travel program has a big — and growing — connection with the Stevens Institute of Technology.
For starters, Prime Time Director Nick Daniello played for the Ducks.
And now, two Prime Time 2014 players will follow his path.
We told you about John Jay defenseman Bob Giordano’s decision.
Now, let’s learn why Kieran McCullough also decided on the Ducks.
McCullough, a goaltender who plays varsity lacrosse at New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep, was recruited by several Division I programs, before opting on Stevens Tech.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound McCullough is a strong stopper and communicator.
“I would say my goaltending style is a mid-low arc with quick and aggressive play around the crease,” McCullough said.
McCullough attended Maverik Showtime and Jake Reed fall showcases last year. This year summer, he attended Jersey Strong Showcase (with his Don Bosco team), King of the Hill, Top 205, National High School Showcase (with his Don Bosco team) and Battle of the Hotbeds.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The academic strength of the school and the opportunities Stevens will give me after graduation while playing for one of the top lacrosse programs in the country.
Another important factor in my decision was the coaching staff at Stevens. (Stevens Head) Coach (Gene) Peluso made me feel like a part of the Stevens family and I felt their enthusiasm to work our way to the national championship weekend.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited St. Johns, Drexel, Marist and Holy Cross.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I would like to continue to perfect my clearing game.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My elementary school physical ed teacher Mr. Fitz (John Fitzpatrick).
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank Nick Daniello for helping me through the recruiting process and thank my high school coaching staff, led by Mike Springer.
In addition, I would like to thank my youth coaches Kevin O’Sullivan, Seth O’Hanian and Tony Haggerty for teaching me the game and providing me the opportunity to play competitive lacrosse at a young age.
And lastly, I would like to thank my mom and dad for all their support and long hours driving to and from tournaments, practices, games and college visits.
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