You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Providence College was the first college visit Luke Verrochi took.
He wound up taking others, but none of the other schools he went to topped his thoughts about PC.
As a result, the rising senior defenseman/longstick midfielder at Fox Lane High School (NY) has just become the Friars’ seventh 2015 tristate commit, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Verrochi becomes Fox Lane’s second rising senior verbal, joining Dan Tracy (UMass, defense/longstick midfielder).
Verrochi, who is also a standout in football and skiing at Fox Lane, is an athletic and aggressive defender known for his takeaway ability.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Luke on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Providence was the first school I visited and after seeing more schools afterward, I still felt that Providence was right for me. The coaches are all great guys and I really like the way the lacrosse program is headed. The school is also in a great location and is exactly what I’m looking for academically.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited UVM, Brown, Dartmouth and Lafayette.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would describe myself as an aggressive player and my strengths would be one-on-one defense as well as fighting for groundballs to push a quick offensive transition.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I could always improve my footwork and also being more decisive on when to slide.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My parents threw me in my town’s youth program in first grade and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on Prime Time and I’ve been to King of the Hill, NYLA, MVP and Maverick Showtime.
Any final thoughts?
I’d like to thank my parents for driving me to all my practices and games for the past 11 years, my coaches all the way through eighth grade, Coach (Dan) Tracy and Coach (John) Kayser, my high school coaches, Coach (Chris) Coughlin and Coach (Chris) Vazzano, and all my PrimeTime coaches, especially PT director Nick Daniello.
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