One of Jack Grossman’s main strengths as a lacrosse player is his good vision.
That quality came in handy when it came time to decide on a college.
The senior attackman/midfielder at Horace Greeley High School (N.Y.) wanted a large school that combined a strong lacrosse program with outstanding academics.
He found what he was looking for in the brand-new Division I program at Boston University, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Grossman will join the Terriers after a post-grad season in 2015.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Grossman, a lefty, is effective as both a finisher and feeder. You can watch his highlight reel here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Jack on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I was looking for a large school that also was a strong academic institution. Boston University was extremely appealing because I will hopefully be able to play a role in the team’s success in my first couple years of the program.
The coaching staff was also another thing I considered when making my decision. (Boston University Head) Coach (Ryan) Polley and his assistants Coach (Drew) Kelleher and Coach (Justin) Domingos really made me feel comfortable throughout the whole recruiting process.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered many NESCAC schools, Colorado College, and had interest from D-I coaches at Cornell, Army and Lafayette.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths include my vision, quickness and feeding abilities. I am also comfortable playing either attack or midfield and dodging from anywhere on the field.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I will continue to work on my off hand as well as my overall stick skills. Also I will work on my shooting both from outside and on the run.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse by the GYL (Greeley Youth Lacrosse) program as well as my friends who started playing at a young age. Growing up I played football, basketball and soccer.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Long Island Sting and True Player Lacrosse. This past summer I attended Under Armour, Hotbeds, Legacy and Baltimore Kickoff.
Any final thoughts?
First off, I want to thanks my parents, without them, none of this would be possible. Ken Miller, my coach from LI Sting brought my game to a new level and was a great support during the recruiting process. I would also like to thank my high school coaches: Vin DeGregorio, Joe Morgan and Kyle DeVito.
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