Auric Enchill was familiar with Tufts University well before he verbally committed to the Jumbos’ admissions process this summer.
That’s because his brother, AJ Enchill, is a sophomore midfielder for the Division III power.
Like his older brother, Auric is a midfielder. He is playing his upcoming senior season at the Trinity-Pawling School in New York’s Hudson Valley after transferring from Governor’s Academy in Massachusetts.
Then it’s on to Tufts for the 6-foot, 160-pound Auric Enchill, a righty.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are my ability to create separation, feed, shoot on the run and clear the ball. My athleticism allows me to create plays and opportunities for my teammates. I would describe my style of play as smooth and fast paced.
What were the main factors in your decision?
When I was looking at schools, I knew I wanted to go to a small liberal arts school that competed at a high level in terms of lacrosse. At Tufts, not only will I receive a great education, but I’ll be annually contending for a national championship while playing in arguably the most competitive Division III conference.
(Tufts Head) Coach (Mike) Daly and his coaching staff have brought the Jumbos lacrosse program a long way in a short amount of time and to imagine what they will be accomplishing in the years to come is scary.
Apart from academics and lacrosse, I also loved the proximity that Medford has to Boston as well as the school’s population.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Williams, Lynchburg, Haverford, Swarthmore, Navy and Bryant. I visited Trinity, Sacred Heart, Siena and Connecticut College.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I feel like there is always room for me to improve my game. Over the summer, I’ve been shooting a lot with Penn State midfielder, Sam Davis, who has helped me a lot with time-and-room shooting as well as my shot on the run. (Trinity-Pawling) Coach (Nic) Bell and I will continue to watch film during the offseason so I can build my lacrosse IQ and I would like to make myself more of a defensive threat this upcoming school year so I can play both ways of the ball. Also I like to play wall ball whenever I can so my sticks always sharp.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to the game of lacrosse by my older brother A.J., we would play all the time in the backyard and push each other to get better, always looking for new ways to improve our game.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for NESLL, coached by Steve Zeller and organized by Ken Allis.
This summer, I attended King of the Hill, Hofstra Blue & Gold, Top 150 and Peak 200, where I was selected to play in the all-star game.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to say thank you to my mother and father who have always been there to support me in whatever I do. They have always supplied me with the proper means and insight to be successful in this world. My brothers have always pushed me to excel in the classroom as well as sports. Coach Bell has helped me become a better lacrosse player in terms of improving my skills and lacrosse IQ. I would also like to thank the Trinity-Pawling and Indian Mountain community.
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