Liam Lynch excels in the faceoff X.
But don’t call the rising junior at New York Class C state finalist Bronxville a FOGO. Lynch, after all, is a skilled midfielder with outstanding stick skills who is also a crafty dodger and finisher.
“I pride myself on doing all the little things to help make my team successful,” Lynch said.
It’s that kind of versatility that made the 5-foot-10, 175-pound righty a target recruit of many Division I programs.
Lynch has decided what program will be getting his myriad skills. He verballed to Fairfield University, a commitment first reported when it was made on Aug. 20 by Joe Lombardi on our Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.
Lynch has been a member of the Prime Time travel team for the last three years and was named an all-star at King of the Hill.
“He is a tremendous talent and one of the top faceoff men in the tristate area,” Prime Time Director Nick Daniello said.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I was looking for a school that provided a combination of excellent academics, athletics and a strong commitment to lacrosse. Fairfield University offers that plus an excellent coaching staff with strong support from their alumni. I feel that (Fairfield University Head) Coach (Andy) Copelan and his staff will help me take my game to the next level.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Besides Fairfield, numerous other schools including Marquette, UMass and Providence had contacted me. I am very appreciative of all the coaches and their staff that expressed interest.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
To succeed at the next level, I want to improve all aspects of my game. In the short term, I need to increase my strength and continue to work on my speed. My focus will be both offensively and defensively. Dodging, hand speed and lefty stick skills are other things that I will focus on improving.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse early through the Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association (BYLA), beginning in elementary school. I also played football and I am an avid surfer.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Prime Time 2015 team out of John Jay-Cross River headed up by Nick Daniello and coached by Charlie McCormick and Bob Crossett. With Prime Time, I played in the NYLA showcase, King of the Hill and Hotbeds. I also played in Good to Great, UPenn Invite Day and the FO Academy.
With Bronxville’s varsity team, I played at the LI Uprising. Earlier in the fall, I attended the Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip.
Any final thoughts?
I just want to thank everyone that was instrumental in helping me through this process.
I especially want to thank my parents, especially my mom for driving me to all of my events, sisters and friends for their support as well.
I’d also like to thanks my high school coaches Tim Horgan and Bill Locher, my (Prime Time) club director Nick Daniello as well as his brothers Chris and Mike, plus the PT 2015 coaches, Charlie McCormick and Bob Crossett, all of whom were tremendously helpful to me during the recruiting process.
I would also like to thank the Fairfield coaching staff for giving me this incredible opportunity.
Lastly, I want to thank my Bronxville and Prime Time teammates. I am very lucky to be able to play with incredibly talented players and would not have this opportunity without their help and support.
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