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nfosse Noah Fosse will always remember his first stick.

“It was a Brine A7 shaft with a maroon red head traditionally strung,” remembers the Class of 2016 attackman at the Westminster School (Conn.).

Fosse’s mother brought home sticks for her three sons when he was just a youngster.

“And from then on every holiday, if could get a present, I wished more than anything for a lacrosse stick,” he said.

Fosse has made quite a climb in the sport since getting that first stick.

Earlier this month, the attackman verbally committed to Michigan, a decision reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

 A dangerous player operation from X, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Fosse, a righty, has outstanding quickness and field vision.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Noah on his commitment.recruiting_update

What were the main factors in your decision?
I based my decision on where I would have the best relationship with the coaches and have the most fun, while also challenging myself in the classroom.

With this in mind, I also had to pick an institution where I thought I could be most successful, even in the event of a career ending injury.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Dartmouth, Brown, Boston University, Syracuse and UNC. I visited Dartmouth, BU, and Michigan, and had set dates to see Syracuse, but, I had made my decision before having the opportunity to visit the others.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my strengths as a player are my stick skills, footwork and subsequent change of direction. I played Box Lacrosse in Canada this summer with 3D which opened up a whole new realm of skills, skills crucial throughout the indoor game that I could then apply to the outdoor.

I think this experience improved my stick skills immensely. In terms of my footwork, creating space and beating my man from X with a quick roll or a split is my bread and butter.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
An area of the game I need to work on is off-ball movement and finding space and opportunities to be fed or help someone else get open.

Though I can easily find gaps in a defense while off-ball, I also realize that this is an area of the game that has limitless room for improvement.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse from my mother. She, as a single parent with three boys, one day brought home some sticks. Both my brothers play lacrosse as well. My older brother (Sean), currently a stud defensive midfielder at Skidmore College, had a huge influence on my one-on-one skillset and dodging abilities. I want to also thank my little brother (Leif) for constantly getting in the net with pillows in his pants just so I could shoot on a goalie.

Besides lacrosse, I also play basketball and soccer at a competitive level.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for 3D New England. I have played with them since eighth grade. I attended the Denver Shootout, 3D FLG, Harvard Crimson Classic. Baltimore Shootout and the Philly Showcase alongside all the fall ball tournaments 3D has let me play in.

Any final thoughts?
I would first like to thank Jamie Munro, Dave Jenkins and Matt Rowley because I was on one of the first 3D teams and they have made their program the highest level of lacrosse and most competitive programs around. They have taught me every trick in the book to being better and continue to challenge me. They have been there for me whenever i need something and are incredible mentors.

I would also like to thank Ben Kaminow and Joe Fowler who have coached me since third grade. Peter Newman and John Bayreuther have helped me develop physically and mentally and have made me a lot tougher.

Lastly, my mom has always known how much lacrosse has meant to me, she has gotten me everywhere I need to be, meanwhile juggling my two brothers and work. She fills the role of two parents as one, better than anyone (or any two) could.

Also, Sean and Leif, my two brothers, always somehow made me laugh and were so supportive of me in my decision and future in the game.

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