Get caught up on the latest news right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, the author of the latest edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies.” Access Insider here.
If John Lombardi makes the kind of immediate impact on the University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team like he did for Irondequoit’s varsity team as a freshman this past spring, the Wolverines will be very pleased.
Lombardi, one of the nation’s top Class of 2018 midfielders, verbally committed to Michigan last week, a decision reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-6, 165-pound Lombardi, a righty, had 26 goals, 17 assists and 43 points this past spring.
He is a quick, elusive and athletic dodger with good speed, stamina and strength. He is also a member of Irondequoit’s varsity football team and plays running back and linebacker.
Lombardi joins Maryland-bound attackman Christian Villani of Smithtown East HS (NY&) and Johns Hopkins-bound midfielder Alex Mabbett as tristate 2018 commits.
Lombardi is also an outstanding student with a 94.5 grade average.
His brother, Billy Lombardi, a graduate of Aquinas Institute where he was a five-year letterwinner, is a sophomore midfielder at Penn State University.
Now, here’s a Q&A with John on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I plan to major in business and the University of Michigan has an excellent business school.
I visited Michigan and the coaching staff made me feel like I belonged.
There are some great things happening at Michigan and I’m just excited to be a part of it
What other schools did you consider?
Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse and Virginia.
What are your strength as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I feel my strengths are the fact that I can play anywhere on the field. I just want to make a difference no matter what position I am asked to play.
I feel I do my best when the competition is toughest.
What areas of your game do you need to work on?
I take preparation very seriously. I work in the weight room three days a week. I play wall ball and shoot every day of the week. The stick doesn’t leave my hand. I need to keep training and get better every day because if I don’t the competition will.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I always admired my brother Billy and wanted to do everything he did. When he played, I was always elected the water boy and although I thought it was a punishment, as I look back, it allowed me to watch and learn.
What travel program do you play on?
I play for 2018 Sweetlax. I really enjoy playing for Sweetlax and look forward to fall and summer lacrosse.
I competed in the Big 4, Adrenaline Cup and the Sweetlax invitational.
Any final thoughts?
I want to thank Kevin Martin from Sweetlax for all of his guidance and support throughout the recruiting process.
I would also like to thank my family for all of their love.
Get in the Zone: The HS Zone
Be a Lacrosse Insider
Apps for iPhone/iPad
Connect with us
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Be sure to sign up for our free online newsletter. Just enter your email address on the “Receive Our Newsletter” link on the homepage of LaxLessons.com.
Posted In: Recruiting Rundown