It’s the busiest time of year for 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.
CHSAA (NY) power St. Anthony’s has seen its Class of 2015 commit count climb to 13.
The Friars reached a baker’s dozen last week when midfielder Matthew Huber verbally committed to Division III power Washington & Lee, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Huber, a righty, has good speed, is dangerous in open field and is especially effective at getting groundballs. He’s also an outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Matt on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted to go to a school with great academics and a highly competitive lacrosse team. Washington & Lee offers both and much more. When I visited in the winter I instantly fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere of the school.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered Vassar, Colby, Rollins, Williams, Amherst and Tufts. I visited Vassar, Yale, Williams and Tufts.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would say my biggest strengths as a player are my speed and tenacity. I would describe my style of play as a two-way middie.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my off hand.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I got introduced to lacrosse at a young age from my dad. I have played basketball, football and run winter track.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Long Island Express. I went to Amherst Good to Great, Nike Blue Chip Fall Showcase, Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Prep School Showcase, Legacy Invitational and National Invitational 175.
Any final thoughts?
First, I would like to thank my high school varsity coaches at St. Anthony’s, coach Keith Wieczorek, coach Doug Schreiber and coach Kevin Adler for all their help.
Next, I’d like to thank coach Mike Chanenchuk of the Long Island Express.
Finally, I’d like to thank coach Tim O’Meara and my parents for all of their support over the years.
I would also like to thank the guys at Xceleration Sports Training.
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