Westfield’s 2014 season just ended in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions quarterfinals with a loss to Mountain Lakes.
While it was the end of varsity lacrosse for the seniors on the Westfield squad, Owen Colwell has two more years to pursue a TOC crown. After that, his goal will be an NCAA Division I championship.
He hopes to reach that goal at Johns Hopkins.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman/longstick midfielder committed to the Blue Jays.
Colwell, who plays travel lacrosse with Leading Edge, is a highly skilled lefty with good speed and footwork. He was an all-star at MVP Session 2 last summer and also attended Black Card Showcase. He earned a starting spot for Westfield’s varsity squad as a freshman.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Owen on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The rich history of Hopkins lacrosse and the exceptional education I would receive at Hopkins is unmatchable. I thought the campus was great and I really liked (Head) Coach (Dave) Pietramala and his staff.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited UNC and UVA and was considering Princeton Ohio State as well.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I am good at running transition and I have good stick skills.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my footwork and my strength.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I started playing lacrosse back in third grade with an in town program. I have also played baseball, basketball and I currently still play football.
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