bcaseyIf you’ve been with us on our Lacrosse Insider expanded coverage section, you know Hofstra University has broken into the recruiting Class of 2016.

And the Pride didn’t have to go far to get that commit.

Bobby Casey from nearby Wantagh High School has verballed to Hofstra.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Casey has is a quick and smart position goalie with quick hands on low shots who excels at clearing the ball upfield.

He also plays football for the Warriors.

Casey, who plays for Team 91 2016 Orange, participated at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight and Blue Chip 225 Showcase as well as Crabfeast, NSCLA, NXT Invitational and Hofstra Blue and Gold.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Bobby on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Academic fit and I wanted to play for (Hofstra Head) Coach (Seth) Tierney.

recruiting_updateWhat other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered Rutgers, Loyola, Lehigh and St. John’s.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
Off stick-side high shots.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My dad played college lacrosse. He coached me from the second grade to sixth grade.

Any final thoughts?
I want to thank my family for all their support, my coaches at Wantagh High School, John Cuiffo, Steve Moriarty and Craig Klassen and my teammates at Wantagh.

I also want to thank the coaches at 2016 Team 91: Brian Spallina, Brian O’Keefe, Brad Weinman, Tom Martello and Seth Tierney, and my teammates at 91, especially the defense.

Also, thanks to Jimmy Mule and George Breres for all the help and support over the years at 91.

Posted In: Long Island lacrosse, Recruiting updates, Section 8

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