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A program that has churned out D-I commits the last decade now has a new one: Smithtown West in Suffolk County (NY).
The verbal comes from lefty goaltender Kyle Walker, who decided on Army, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Walker is an aggressive position netminder who is a strong stopper. He plan on majoring in Engineering and said the fact West Point has a strong Engineering program was a key factor in his decision.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted a school that will offer me a great education and will give me many opportunities after I graduate and I believe that West Point is the best school in the country for this.
They also have one of the greatest lacrosse programs in the country which I am very excited to play for.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I am leaning towards engineering. I have not decided which type yet.
One of major decision factors was that West Point is arguably one of the best engineering schools in the country.
What area of your game do you have to work on?
I believe that I need to work on my leadership in the cage and also my leadership as a team player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
As a third-grader, I decided to try lacrosse as most of my friends were playing already. I started off playing as a defenseman but that changed as I volunteered to step in the cage at a tournament and I found out that I was good at it so I decided to stick with it.
I have also been playing football since kindergarten and this past year I was captain of the JV football team.
Currently, I am a member of the varsity foootball team here at Smithtown West.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I currently play on the Long Island Outlaws 2018 Select Team. This past summer I was named an Inside Lacrosse All-Star for the 2016-2017 game.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
First off I would like to thank my parents for the countless hours they have spent on the Lacrosse feild with me and for helping me become the person I am today.
I would also like to thank my coaches, Coach Moltisanti and Coach Brennan, for all the help with the recruiting process and with helping me develop as a player. I would also like to thank the coaches at West Point for the opportunity to attend and play for such an amazing school.
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