Mike Wasik didn’t have to look far to find a lacrosse role model.
“My cousin Andrew Wasik introduced me to lacrosse when I was in second grade,” said the senior at Caldwell High School (N.J.).Andrew Wasik played Division -II lacrosse at Pace University and played in both the MLL and the NLL. “He was a huge influence on me and helped me to become the lacrosse player I am today,” Mike Wasik said.
Mike Wasik is also bound for the next level. The speedy and agile midfielder will playing at one of the nation’s top Division III programs. Wasik has committed to Franklin & Marshall, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
“I love to dodge and am really confident with my shot on the run,” the 5-foot-10, 185-pound righty said.
“My faceoffs have improved a lot over the past few years as well. My style of play is 100 percent aggressive and I don’t mind having to put my shoulder down.”
Wasik had 19 goals and 11 assists in 20 games this past spring. You can watch his highlight reel here.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Franklin & Marshall not only has one of the top rising lacrosse programs in the country, but also has the great academics that I was looking for. It has an exceptional business program which I hope to become a part of.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Stevens Institute of Technology and Muhlenberg. Besides those, I also visited Washington College.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I will always continue to work on my shooting and dodging. It is going to be important, especially for this season, to sharpen up my faceoff skills and really push the transition game a lot.
What other sports have you played?
When I was younger I played every sport that I could possibly be involved in. However, in high school I only played football and lacrosse.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I’ve played for both Trilogy Lacrosse and Thunder Lacrosse in the summer and fall seasons for as long as I can remember.
Any final thoughts?
I would love to give a huge thank you to my entire family. To my dad, for bringing me to all of my tournaments and being at every single game I’ve ever played in. To my brother Ryan, for dealing with being dragged along to all my tournaments and traveling all over to watch me play.
Most importantly, I’d like to thank my mom (Leslie Wasik) for all of her support and for all the help she provided me in the recruiting process. She helped me to organize emails, save important information, and provide me with all that I needed when trying to make my decision on which school I truly wanted to go to.
I wouldn’t be in the position I am in with lacrosse, nor would I be the person I am today; if it weren’t for my family and all the support they have given me.
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