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Dominic Pryor Profile

If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that traditional national power Ward Melville (NY) has been making noise when it comes to college recruiting commitments.

Last week, Patriot Nation picked up another 2017 verbal as big, athletic midfielder Dominic Pryor decided to stay on the Island to play his lacrosse, committing to Hofstra, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Pryor is a lefty dodger who is a scoring force and who also plays aggressive, hard defense.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
The coaching staff made it an easier decision for me.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Syracuse, Georgetown, Maryland and Rutgers. I only had the chance to visit Hofstra.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My running and dodging abilities offensively and my aggressiveness on defense. My style of play is high intensity.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
My stick skills and making better decisions on the field.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My old football coach, Ed Munoz, introduced me to lacrosse. I play football and basketball.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Patriot Elite Gold and I participated in the 2014 LI Lax Fest all-star game.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my High School coaches Jay Negus and Chris Muscarella for spending time on me.

I would also like to thank my youth coaches Dave Purdy, Ray McKenna and Brian McGinley, as well as my summer coaches (Ken) Mazzone and (Mike) Zerbo, and my junior high coach, John Black.

I would lastly like to thank my family for always being there for me, my teammates for helping me out through the years, and Mr. Ed Munoz for introducing me to Lacrosse.

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