Fairfield Prep will officially start its quest for a second straight Connecticut Class L state champion on Wednesday, April 9 when it hosts Daniel Hand to open the regular season at 4 p.m. at University Field.
If the Stags once again end the season in celebration, Cam Harris will undoubtedly play a large role.
Harris is an athletic junior midfielder who earlier this week gave a verbal commitment to Drexel University, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5 foot-11, 175-pound New Canaan (Conn.) resident is a natural righty who is strong with either hand. He is a physical and aggressive player who also played wide receiver for the Jesuit’s 2013 football team.
Here are Cam’s highlight reels:
Now, here’s a Q&A with Cam on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I am really interested in what comes next after lacrosse. I was very interested in Drexel’s co-op program and will be going into their business or engineering school, both of which have a great reputation.
The CAA is a great D-I conference and has really strong competition. I’m also excited about the opportunity to play for (Drexel Head) Coach (Brian) Voelker.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered and visited Brown, Army, BU, Bowdoin and Dickinson.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I play a very physical and aggressive game. I like playing both offense and defense. I also like dodging and making plays on the run.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I’m always trying to get better. I want to dodge more quickly and shoot harder.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse??
I grew up playing youth lacrosse for New Canaan and I think that I started playing in the third grade although my dad got me my first stick even younger than that.
What travel team do you play on and what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for CT Chargers since the fifth grade and then when I went to Prep I played for the Bulldogs. In addition to Bulldogs, this summer I also plan to play for Eclipse.
I was an all-star in the Loyola Shootout and Elite 100. I also attended National 175, NSCLA, UPLax, Shoreham Wading River Classic and PSLS Florida.
Any final thoughts?
Yes. I want to thank my parents who brought me to tournaments and camps all over the east coast. I also want to thank (Fairfield Prep) Coach (Chris) Smalkais and Coach (Brian) Adkins with the Bulldog Lacrosse Club.
Finally, I would like to thank the New Canaan Youth Lacrosse program which got me started playing at a competitive level and coaches (Chip) Buzzeo, (Mike) Regan and (Will) Koshansky.
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