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For Luke Finneran, a post-grad season helped him realize his dream of playing Division I lacrosse.
Finneran, one of the leading offensive weapons in Greenwich High School’s run to the Connecticut Class L state title in 2014, is now attending prep school nearby at Avon Old Farms.
Finneran will stay in New England to play his college lacrosse, verballing to Bryant University, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Greenwich coach Scott Bulkley labeled Finnerman, a righty, the best inside finisher he’s ever coached.
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Finneran came up big in the postseason last spring. He had four goals and three assists in a 13-10 win over Staples in the state final after netting a combined six goals in the semis and quarterfinals. He earned All-America honors.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Luke on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The reason I choose Bryant was because of how (Bryant Head) Coach (Mike) Pressler, and the rest of the coaching staff make it their mission to help you succeed on and off the field.
Also, their lacrosse team and academics are tops in the nation as well.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Delaware, Quinnipiac, Gettysburg and Roanoke. I visited Delaware, Quinnipiac and Roanoke.
Why did you decided to PG at Avon Old Farms and how has that helped you so far?
I chose to attend Avon because I knew it would give me the best chance to play Division I lacrosse.
So far it has helped me a lot and I’m very happy I decided to come.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
As a player, I feel that I am very good at operating, and scoring, in tight spaces.
I also think I have a good field awareness and like to set up my teammates.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I definitely need to work on my offhand which is a must at the next level.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced in the third grade by my dad and uncle. I also played hockey and baseball as well.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for CP-LAX and competed at King of the Hill, Nat 175 and Blue Chip top 225.
This past summer, I participated at the Under Armour Underclassmen games for Team New England.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I would like to thank my family, friends and coaches from both Greenwich and Avon for helping me reach my goal.
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