It’s the day after an avalanche of major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now.
Lacrosse fans are familiar with the terms finisher and feeder to describe attackmen.
Dylan Crossan has found another word to sum up his style of play.
“I would describe it as being an initiator,” Crossan said.
A glance at the South Side (NY) rising senior’s 2014 stats certainly attest to that description. Thirty one of Crossan’s 38 points game on assists.
After one more varsity season, Crossan will continue to look to give rather than receive at the Division I level. He verbally committed to Stony Brook University earlier this week, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-9, 150-pound Crossan, a righty, has also outstanding field vision.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Dylan on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The academic support for athletes was a big factor along with a great coaching staff and beautiful campus that’s close to home.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Adelphi, Sacred Heart, Saint Joseph’s and Hartford. I only visited Adelphi and Stony Brook.
What are your strengths as a player?
My ability to dodge and find the open man is my biggest strength on the field.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
Getting stronger and getting to goal line extended to create a better shot.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I started playing PAL lacrosse in fourth gade because a lot of my friends in town played and I knew it was for me right away. I also played soccer up until sophomore year.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Rock LAX, my high school team, during the summer and we participated in the NYLA College Showcase, LI LAX Fest, Philly Showcase and Warrior LI LAX Classic. I also played for Team Nassau in the Long Island Showcase as a rising sophomore and rising senior.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my high school coach, Steve DiPietro and the rest of the South Side lacrosse coaching staff for all they’ve done for me and the opportunities they’ve given me. I would also like to thank Steve Serling (coach) for teaching me new techniques that have helped me improve my game and always pushing me to be the best I can be. I would like to thank my first PAL coaches Mike O’Reilly and Chris White whose love for the game was contagious. Last but not least I would like to thank my parents and my older brother for always supporting me through this process. I wouldn’t be where I am without them and I couldn’t be more appreciative of them.
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