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The first stat you need to know about Coron Broomfield has nothing to do with goals, assists, points orgroundballs.
It’s a stat that’s more often associated with football than lacrosse.
You see, Broomfield, a Class of 2016 midfielder at upstate NY power Canandaigua Academy, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. So as you might expect, he’s also a football standout at running back and on special teams.
But lacrosse is where Broomfield’s collegiate future lies.
He has committed to play close to home at Hobart, a decision first reported when it was made back on Aug. 30 by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
“Coron is an exceptionally fast, athletic midfielder,” said Canadiagua coach Ed Mulheron said.
In fact, the 5-foot-6, 163-pound Broomfield, a righty, makes things happen on both offense and defense — an ability that should serve him well at the next level as well as in his two remaining varsity seasons.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Coron on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Locaton, major, size, quality.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Hartford, Rutgers, Hofstra and Sacred Heart.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Speed, lateral movement and ablity to persevere through physical setbacks.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
Make my stick work more fluid and improve accuracy in my shooting.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
In sixth grade in the middle school, Mr. (Deven) York told me I should try playing lacrosse.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
Hotbeds in Delaware and I’ve only worn cherry and gray.
Any final thoughts?
Shoutout to my family for making me the person I am today.
I’d also like to thank the Yorks for guiding me on a successful path and all my coaches in every sport for teaching me the traits of a man.
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