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Somers High School (NY) has had no shortage of former standouts go on to enjoy success for Quinnipiac University’s men’s lacrosse program.
The latest Tusker headed to Hamden is Tyler DeVito, a decision first reported when it was made last month by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The attackman/midfielder is set to join QU for the 2016-17 school year after a PG year,.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound DeVito, a natural righty who is strong with both hands, is a playmaker on offense with outstanding field vision and a high lacrosse IQ.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Tyler on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
There were many factors which came into play in my decision. I think the great selection of different academic courses I could take which will allow me to change my studies where my interest are was the main one.
Also, the great lacrosse staff there made my decision seem so easy.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Boston University and Tufts.
Why did you decide to PG a year and how do you think that will help you?
I decided on a PG year because I never saw a down side to it, I get another year to improve as a lacrosse player and play against some of the best competition around, along with improve academically.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my strengths as a player would be my field vision in being able to see the entire field and open opportunities. I think my style of play is pass first, but just trying to set up plays every time I touch the ball.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
My stick skills can always get better, but If I had to narrow it down, it would be me lefty shot on the run.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse by my uncle who had played in high school and collage and my cousins at very young age. Football and basketball have been the other sports I’ve played through most of my life.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I’ve played for Team Superstar under Roy Colsey and John Dana which has gave me some of the best memories I have of the game of lacrosse.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you get to this point?
I owe all of what I have done to my family for driving me to practice and games.
Also, all the coaches that taught me the game.
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