Michael Dedvukaj says his style of play is similar to what you might see north of the border, where box lacrosse is prevalent.
“I like to be physical and back my defenseman in so I can scan the field and hopefully make the right decision from there,” Dedvukaj said.
It’s served Dedvukaj well playing for 2014 New York Class B state champion Yorktown. Soon, he will be bringing it to the Garden State. The midfielder has given a verbal commitment to the newly launched Division I program at Monmouth, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Dedvukaj is an offensive-minded middie who had 36 goals and eight assists for Yorktown, performing well in the postseason to help Yorktown win its first state title since 2003.
Dedvukaj, also a standout in football at running back/linebacker, has good hands and deceptive speed and is effective at backing in to the cage to create scoring opportunities.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Michael on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The whole school itself its just absolutely gorgeous. They have a great business program that I will be majoring in, and just the area around it felt like a perfect fit.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Hartford, Towson, UMBC, and Loyola and Rutgers if took a PG year.
What are your strengths as a player?
My strengths are my shot I feel like I can shoot from all different angles and I always keep the goalies guessing.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my left hand I feel it will make me a more complete player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I was introduced to lacrosse in fourth grade from my brother he started to play and I just got into it ever since.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Yorktown Ballers. We use our team for the upcoming season and compete against teams all around the country. I competed in the Moonlight Lacrosse Showcase at the end of my sophomore year, otherwise that’s it.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my family for everything they have done for me on and off the field my coaches and my friends I am truly blessed to be given this opportunity and cant be anymore excited.
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