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Cam Mulé has been immersed in lacrosse for as long as he can remember.
That should hardly come as a surprise. After all, his father, Jim Mulé, a standout at St. John’s University, was the starting goalie on the U.S. team that defeated Canada to win the 1999 World Cup of Lacrosse. He then became the 12th overall selection in the inaugural MLL Draft in 2001 and went on to play and coach in both the MLL and NLL.
“I was introduced to lacrosse by my dad at a very young age,” said Cam, who will be a sophomore at Half Hollow Hills West (NY). “I was lucky enough to be around him growing up when he was playing and then coaching in the NLL and MLL. I was able to learn from and spend time with some of the greatest players to play the game.”
Cam has combined all those valuable lessons learned with some impressive skills of his own, allowing him to be one of the most coveted offensive recruits in the Class of 2017.
This past week, Mulé decided on his college destination, giving a verbal commitment to defending national champion Duke, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-8, 150-pound Mulé is an elusive and skilled lefty who is effective as both a feeder and finisher and who has an extremely high lacrosse IQ. He performed well at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight, where he made the all-star game.
Mulé, who plays travel for Team 91, was a key contributor for Hills West this past spring as a freshman after playing on JV before being called up to varsity for the postseason as an eighth-grader.
An outstanding athlete, he also plays soccer and basketball.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Cam on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I decided on Duke because it has both the academic and lacrosse profile that I was looking for. I had a great feeling when I visited and loved the campus and team atmosphere. I also felt very comfortable and love the entire coaching staff.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I seriously considered both UPenn and Michigan. I also visited Harvard, Princeton, Maryland and Georgetown.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My vision, playmaking ability, and understanding of the game. I also take pride in riding and getting groundballs.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I want to improve all aspects of my game, but especially need to work on my off-hand.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Team 91 2017 Orange.
This past year I have participated in the following events – NXT Philly Showcase, LI HS Showcase, Adrenaline Black Card and Maverik Showtime.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank so many people for helping me to get to this point. First and foremost my Dad for not only teaching me how to play the game the right way but for passing on his love for lacrosse to me. Next is my entire family for always being there and supporting me including my Mom, brother, sister, grandparents and uncles.
I would also like to thank all my coaches especially my Hills PAL coach Pete Doran, my HS coach Nils Haugen, and Dave Dimaria and Keith Cromwell for training me. They all have taught me so much.
Lastly, the entire Team 91 organization for everything that they have done throughout the years. Brian Spallina, Nicky Polanco and George Breres have meant so much to me. They have been great influences and have taught me how to act on and off the field.
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