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Reid Melillo has the speed to make things happen on the lacrosse.
He also has the smarts to go with it.
The combination of those attributes makes the Class of 2015 standout at Wilton High School (CT) one of the most versatile midfielders in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
He hopes the same thing can be said when he starts play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with Roanoke College.
The 6-foot, 175-pound righty’s commitment to Roanoke was first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. You can watch his highlight reel here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Reid on his commitment,
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factor was the academic reputation. Second, I wanted to go to a school that had a strong history of winning. Lastly, Head Coach (Bill) Pilat and Assistant Coach (Justin) Tuma treated me extremely well throughout my recruiting process.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Ohio Wesleyan University, Franklin & Marshall College, United States Merchant Marine Academy and Babson College. I visited Ohio Wesleyan and Franklin & Marshall.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would say my speed and lax IQ. I would describe my style of play as unselfish and smart.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I think the area of my game that I need to work on the most is my shooting.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I have been playing lacrosse ever since I can remember. My brother, Connor, who plays at Franklin & Marshall College introduced me to the sport at a young age.
I also ran indoor track up until my junior year.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on the Connecticut Chargers in the summer and Warrior Pride in the fall.
I participated in Crabfeast, Baltimore Summer Kickoff, Philly Showcase, Super Sophs, National Invite 175, and Blue Chip 225.
Any final thoughts?
First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents for the endless hours taking me to numerous tournaments and showcases, they have always been behind me no matter what.
I would also like to thank my Chargers Coach, Jackson Kiniry, he has done so much for me and I could not have asked for a better coach.
Lastly, I want to thank Coach Pilat and Coach Tuma at Roanoke College for this amazing opportunity. I cannot wait to work hard and be a part of the team.
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