Liam Erickson is a can-do attackman.
“I consider myself a good feeder, finisher and dodger,” the Brewster High School (N.Y.) senior said. “I also pride myself in my abilities to ride on clears and move off ball. Overall, I believe I am a hard player with a high IQ for the game.”
Erickson will soon be taking his numerous skills to the next level. He committed to SUNY Cortland on Sept. 3, a commitment first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed Erickson, the younger brother of former Brewster standout longstick midfielder Harry Erickson (who now plays at the University at Albany), will be joining fellow Prime Time 2014 standout Mike O’Connor at Cortland.
“Liam is an extremely tough and hard-nosed attackman who is a great finisher,” Prime Time director Nick Daniello said. “He one of the original Prime Time kids from when we first started in 2008 and is truly great kid.”
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted a school that would meet my needs both academically and athletically. I also factored in the size of the school and the distance I wanted to be from home. But after visiting Cortland and meeting with (Cortland Head) Coach (Steve) Beville, I realized Cortland meet all my needs and was the perfect choice for me.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered Cortland, Western New England, Sacred Heart and Salisbury. I visited both Cortland and Western New England.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
The area of my game I need to work on is my left hand, but I need to improve all aspects of my game before arriving to Cortland next fall.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was first introduced to lacrosse when I was in first grade. My brother and I decided that baseball wasn’t our thing and that lacrosse looked like a fun game to play.
Along with playing lacrosse, I also wrestle for Brewster High School where I have been a varsity starter since eighth grade.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I have played for Prime Time 2014 for the past five summers and have attended numerous showcases. I have attended NYLA, MVP,King of the Hill, Tri-State and Battle of the Hotbeds with Prime Time. I have also individually attended the Moonlight All-Star Showcase the past two summers.
Any final thoughts?
I would first like to thank my parents and older brother Harry, who is now an LSM for Albany, for supporting me throughout the years.
I would also like to thank my high school coaches Mike Honey and Ken DaRos who have shaped the player I am today.
Lastly, I would like to give a big thanks to Prime Time Director, and my coach for the past five seasons, Nick Daniello who has always been there for me every step of the way.
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