ddesanti1If Danny DeSanti had a “What did you do this summer?” assignment when he returned to classes at St. Anthony’s High School (N.Y.) earlier this month, there’s no doubt he had plenty to write about.

After all, the longstick midfielder was named MVP of the 2015 all-star game at one of the summer’s previous recruiting events, the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight held in July at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

DeSanti capped off the summer by deciding on his college destination, giving a verbal to Army, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi when it was made on Sept. 5 in LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider expanded coverage section.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound DeSanti, who is also a football standout for the Friars, is an especially big commitment for the Black Knights. He has good speed and stick skills and a strong work ethic.

“I love to push the transition game and create offensive opportunities,” he said.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Danny on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I knew from my first visit that West Point was a perfect fit for me and I immediately felt comfortable with the coaches.

I was looking for more than just academics. West Point builds character, instills discipline and teaches leadership. I will also have the chance to give back by serving my country.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Boston University, Lehigh and Notre Dame.

I visited Maryland, Georgetown, Hofstra, Binghamton, Princeton, Boston University and Lehigh.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I’d like to get stronger to improve on the physical part of my game.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My father (Mike DeSanti) took me to a clinic when I was young and I liked it immediately.  I played baseball until it conflicted with lacrosse and still play football.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the South Shore Ballers.

Over the past two years, I have attended Maverick Showtime, Jake Reed, National 175, Prep School Showcase and Super Sophs.

Any final thoughts?
I’d like to thank (St. Anthony’s Assistant) Coach (Mike) Chanenchuk for helping me with the recruiting process and Coach (John) Lynott for helping improve my defensive game.  A special thanks to Coach (Jim) Konen for being a great coach, a great mentor and a great person.  And thanks to my parents for sacrificing so much and being so supportive, especially in my decision to attend West Point.

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