The Trinity-Pawling School continues to rack up college commitments.
The Pride, a perennial contender in the Founder’s League and New England West Division I, now has 10 — count ’em, 10 — college committed players for the Class of 2014.
The latest verbal comes from Massachusetts native Josh Freilich, an attackman/midfielder, who committed to Union, as reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section on Sept. 28.
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Freilich is a versatile, quick feeder/finisher who is an outstanding dodger and strong shooter with the ability to find the back of the net. The righty will be playing midfield at T-P next spring but will play attack at Union.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Getting a great education while playing lacrosse at a very high level. I chose Union and Division III because it presents the opportunity to play lacrosse, but still have time for the rest of the college experience, such as semesters abroad and other great opportunities.
I also chose Union because of the coaching staff. (Union College Head) Coach (Paul) Wehrum and (Union College Assistant) Coach (Derek) Witheford care about their players and their lives after college as much as they do about what they do on the field in their four years.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering Connecticut College and Providence. I visited Towson, Providence, Conn College, Stevenson, Ithaca and Lynchburg.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I have been working to improve my size and get bigger, faster, stronger as well as working on my left hand.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
Growing up, my brothers and I played every sport: hockey, football, soccer, baseball. I got into lacrosse in seventh grade because my neighbor was playing at the local high school and I had never seen the game before. My neighbor used to come over with his stick and teach my brother how to play and I would always try to tag along. That is how I first got into lacrosse.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for the New England Storm this past summer. We played in the Brine Shootout, Philly Showcase and King of the Hill. I also played in Friar’d up, Hotbeds and National Invite 175.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents and family for supporting me through the whole process. As well as (Trinity-Pawling Head) Coach (Nic) Bell and everyone at Trinity-Pawling, because without all of their help and support, I would not have been given this great opportunity.
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