Robbie Diaz fits the prototype of what college coaches look for in a defender.
The junior at the Pingry School in New Jersey is an aggressive one-on-one defender, with good stick skills who excels on clears and in transition.
After considering several of the nation’s top Division III programs, Diaz has decided on Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Diaz is a righty with an impressive array of stick checks. You can watch his highlight reel here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Robbie on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Denison is a very prestigious academic school, and has top-notch Division III lacrosse. Also with a beautiful campus, Denison was an easy choice for me.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Middlebury, Dickinson, Amherst and Gettysburg.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I have good stick skills and like to clear the ball and push it in transition. I also get my stick in passing lanes and knock down passes. I am aggressive with one-on-one defense and throw a lot of stick checks.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on using my body when playing one-on-one defense, and I need to get faster and stronger in the weight room.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse by my uncle, who played lacrosse at Gettysburg College. I also play soccer.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on Leading Edge 2015 and went to events in the summer and fall with our team, I also individually participated in Adrenaline Black Card Showcase.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents, Mike Webster (Pingry) and Chris Roy (Leading Edge) for all of their support over the years.
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