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When it comes to Georgetown University’s Class of 2016 tristate commits, Jack Stephenson is No. 1.
The goaltender at Brunswick School (CT) gave a verbal commitment to the Hoyas in mid-September, a decision first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Stephenson is Brunswick’s third 2016 verbal, joining Virginia-bound midfielder John Fox and Duke-bound attackman/midfielder Reilly Walsh (a transfer from Bronxville, NY).
A lefty from Larchmont, NY, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound Stephenson is an athletic, aggressive and agile netminder
Stephenson, who plays travel for Prime Time, was an all-star at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Jack on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted a great academic school that offered a superior D-I lacrosse program. From the beginning of this recruiting process, Georgetown seemed a great fit for me because of its excellent academics and superb lacrosse program.
So when I had the opportunity to visit and get to know (Georgetown Head) Coach (Kevin) Warne and the coaching staff, I knew Georgetown was the place I wanted to go.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was fortunate enough to have been able to visit Maryland, Dartmouth, Brown, Princeton, Colgate and Georgetown.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths as a goalie are my quick my hands and aggressive play. I would describe my play as athletic and transitional as I like to make the save and then get the ball out of my stick as fast as possible to start a fast break.
What areas of your game do you need to work on?
I need to continue working on my outlets and positional play, and I can always improve on my overall fitness.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports do you play?
I was introduced to lacrosse through a great youth program in Larchmont (NY). In addition to lacrosse, I play hockey, golf and soccer.
What travel team do you play on and what showcases events did you compete in?
I play on PrimeTime and I participated in Prep School Showcase, Moonlight Showcase and Maverick ShowTime.
Any final thoughts?
I want to first thank Nick Daniello for all the support he has given me throughout this whole process. None of this could have happened without his help.
I would also like to thank my high school coach David Bruce for all the guidance he has given me.
Last but not least I would like to thank my family for all the love and support they have shown throughout the recruiting process.
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