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Our latest sophomore commit comes from Rumson-Fair Haven (NJ), where defenseman Steve Edler has decided on Richmond, a decision first reported last week by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Edler, a lefty, is a talented position defender with strong takeaway skills. He is a hard-worker with outstanding athleticism and leadership skills.
Edler drew interest from several Ivy and Patriot league programs.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Steve on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The campus is beautiful. The academics are great. The coaching staff is awesome and very friendly. Also the team has a winning attitude and also plays top level competition like Duke or UVa.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering Princeton which I visited along with Lafayette, which I visited twice and had a offer from. I was also looking at Dartmouth, Providence and Rutgers.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I don’t know what I’m exactly majoring in but it will probably be something in economics.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths would be that I communicate well and help everyone be on the same page while on defense. I would say that I’m aggressive and try to get into the head of the person I’m playing.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on clearing the ball and being able to take the ball upfield more effectively.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced by my brother who played. I also play football.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I would like to thank may parents first for bringing me to all the events and being very supportive.
I also would like to thank Coach Chemotti and the other coaches for giving me the opportunity to play at Richmond, my high school lacrosse coach, Andy Eastwood, my football coaches, Bryan Batchler and Rob Orrok, and my Blue Star coaches Don Green and MV Whitlow for helping me become the athlete I am.
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