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Scott Bulkley has had no shortage of talented players during his six-year tenure as head coach of defending Connecticut Class L state champion Greenwich.
But Bulkley says Alec Oropall stands apart.
“Alec is one of the strongest and most athletic midfielders I have coached,” Bulkley said. “His energy is endless and he is the ultimate teammate.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Oropall, a righty, is a two-way midfielder whose next destination after GHS will be the College of Holy Cross, a decision first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Bulkley calls Oropall a “steal” for Holy Cross.
“He is really a throw-back midfielder who plays both ends of field very well. He also is one of the best wing players in the state and his tenacious attack on groundballs was a huge part of our success this past season.”
Now, here’s a Q&A with Alec on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I knew that I wanted to play Division I lacrosse, so once I got the opportunity I was quick to jump on it.
What other schools were you considering?
The two other schools I was considering were Amherst and Middlebury.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My personal strengths I think are my defense and my clearing game. I would have to describe my style of play to be aggressive. I enjoy the friendly competition between myself and the player I am guarding.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my shooting if I want to be a great two-way versatile player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
A dear family friend, (Greenwich resident) Marty Sands, introduced me to lacrosse when I was in kindergarten. Marty created a travel team called the Titans and invited me to be one of the first Titans.
I played football through sophomore year. I am now only playing lacrosse and basketball.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for the 2015 Connecticut Chargers and I attended National 175. Sophomore year, I attended Maverick Showtime and fall Jake Reed.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank all of the Greenwich lacrosse coaches for being able to guide me to this moment. They were a huge factor in my success as a player and as a person.
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