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Michael Doxie is on the fast track to Division I lacrosse.
The 5-foot-7, 140-pound midfielder from New York power Niskayuna uses his speed and quickness to make a difference on the lacrosse field.
Soon, he’ll have the chance to do just that at the Division I level.
Doxie verbally committed last week to the upstart program at Boston University, a decision first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Michael on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factor in my decision was that Boston University has tremendous academic offerings. I’m interested in business and their business school is very highly ranked.
Boston University will be able to provide me with a world-class education and provide me with all the necessary tools to be successful after college.
The coaching staff was also a big part in my decision. (BU Head) Coach (Ryan) Polley and (Assistant) Coach (Drew) Kelleher made me feel right at home when i visited.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Other schools that I visited and considered were Ohio State, Bryant and Richmond.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths as a player are the ability to always play with my head up and the ability to pass off the dodge after making the first guy miss.
I also am a tough-nosed player that likes to clear the ball with my speed and push it in transition to create scoring opportunities. I play with a lot of heart and a great desire to win.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I feel like I can continually get better at every aspect of my game, but one specific area I will work to get better at is defense. I would like to have the ability to play as a two-way midfielder.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My dad introduced me to playing lacrosse at a very young age. He played collegiate lacrosse and wanted me to to play lacrosse as he did, and I fell in love with the game.
Other sports I have played are hockey, football and golf.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Albany Power 2017 and Sweetlax Platinum 2017. I attended Maverick Showtime, Orange Crush Showcase, Big 4 Fall Tournament, Quaker Fest and FLG in 3D.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you get to this point?
I would like to thank my parents first for taking me to all of my lacrosse games and recruiting events. They have been very supportive during the recruiting process for me.
I would also like to thank my high school coaches, Coach Vorgang, Coach Delano and Coach Williams, for helping me through the recruiting process and molding me into the player that I am today.
Niskayuna has established a strong lax tradition and I’m honored to keep upholding that.
Last of all, I would like to thank Coach Martin of Sweetlax for also helping me through the recruiting process and supporting me in being the best I can be.
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