The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is critical to success in almost any field.

Including on the lacrosse field.

Billy Strassman does just that.

The Class of 2015 midfielder for 2014 New York Class B state champion Yorktown uses his quickness and athleticism to dodge, free himself for open shots and lead transition opportunities.

Those are skills that should serve him well at the next level. Strassman will be playing at Trinity College, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 5-foot-9, 155-pound righty, who had eight goals and five assists for the Huskers this past spring, is also a strong defender.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
The strength of the academics and the location. As well as the great lacrosse program and the coaching staff.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Tufts, Middlebury and Williams.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are dodging down the alley and shooting from the outside. I would describe my style of play as fast-paced.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I can improve in every area of my game but specifically I want to work on my defense and wing play on faceoffs.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse in fifth grade by my friends. I also played soccer, basketball, and baseball when I was younger. Now, I’m a strong in-house basketball player.

What travel team do you play on and what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on the Yorktown No Limit Ballers and this year I participated in Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip, Elite 180, and the National High School Lacrosse Showcase.

Any final thoughts?
I’d like to thank my parents and all of my Yorktown coaches for allowing me to be in this position.

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