The combination of size and speed is what most Division I coaches covet in a midfielder.

Lincoln McGarrity is blessed with both.

The athletic two-way midfielder at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse is 6-foot-4, 200 pounds. He also runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds.

If that’s not enough, he also has two more varsity seasons to refine his already impressive skills.

After that, it will be on to St. John’s University, a commitment made last week and first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

McGarrity, a righty who plays travel lacrosse for Team United, is an athletic two-way midfielder with ideal Division I size who is a wide receiver in football.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Lincoln on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
St. John’s has a great academic history and has become a Division I power in the past 10 years. It had everything I was looking for in a university and is overall a great fit for me.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering the Naval Academy.

What are your strengths as a player and how would describe your style of play?
My main strength would be my physical size. My style of play can be described as me being a big throwback two-way midfielder. I love to use on-ball picks and two man games.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to continue to work on my weak hand shot and make it faster and more accurate.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I have grown up in a lacrosse family. All of my siblings have played lacrosse. Really ever since I could walk, I have had a lacrosse stick in my hand. I also played basketball until my freshman year and I play varsity football at Christian Brothers Academy.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Team United CNY. I participated in the Great Upstate Showcase and the Orange Crush Showcase.  I also played for the Central New York Roadhawks for two years.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my high school coach, Ric Beardsley. He was a huge help in the very confusing process of recruiting. Without him, I do not think I would have been successfully recruited.

Also, I would like to thank my family for supporting me but most importantly my older brother who always pushed me to be better by telling me “There is always some one better than you, strive to be better than that one person.”


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