Greg Pandise is a double-threat defender.
The Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) senior has the dangerous combination of size and speed.
It’s served him well for the Ironmen and should do the same thing at the next level.
The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Pandise, who signed with University of Massachusetts in the fall, has decided on a post-grad season. Pandise, who is also a football standout for the Ironmen, told Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section that he will spend a PG year in 2014-15 at the Salisbury School in Connecticut.
Pandise, a strong position defender, also has good stick skills and is a natural righty. You can watch him in action here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Greg on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I love the aggressive play style of the UMass defense, the atmosphere of a bigger school and the attitude and work ethic of the coaches and players.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Hartford, Sacred Heart, Rutgers, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Siena, Dickinson and Gettysburg. I went to visit Holy Cross, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Siena and Hartford.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My biggest strength is probably my size and speed. I would describe my style of play as being smart and aggressive on defense, and playing up-tempo in transition.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
My vision when looking for open teammates and my footwork.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I started playing lacrosse in the fourth grade.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played with the Sweetlax team over this past winter at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. It’s a great group of players and coaches and we ended up winning the whole tournament. I am playing with them at Lake Placid and Champ Camp this summer.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank all of my coaches, teammates and my family. My coaches and teammates motivate me to keep up my work ethic and help me be the best lacrosse player I can be. And to my family for supporting me in everything that I do.
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