Hamilton College’s defense will have a Hudson Valley feel to it for years to come starting in the 2012 season.

Earlier this week, we told you about Bronxville’s Billy Casperson’s commitment to the Continentals. Now, we can add add the word “Hamilton” following the name of another defensive standout from Westchester on our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown.”

Brian Dubs, a 5-10, 170-pound Horace Greeley senior, will also be joining coach Scott Barnard’s program next year. Barnard came to Hamilton four years ago after coaching Herkimer Community College’s team.

Here’s a Q&A with Brian on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision to attend Hamilton?
Hamilton is the best all-around fit as the most important aspect in making my decision was going to be the academics. Hamilton offers excellent academics and it has the competitive level of lacrosse that I was looking for. Coach (Scott) Barnard has shown a ton of interest in me and has been really positive about my playing a large role on the team. I also visited the campus multiple times and I have always left feeling like it would be a great place to spend the next four years

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited and had been in contact with the coaches at Middlebury, Colby, Amherst and Bowdoin.

What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I think I need to work on my agility and my stamina to keep up with the fast pace of the college level. I will also need to get stronger so I can handle the bigger attackmen.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths as a player are my vision of the field and my ability to pick up ground balls and clear. I am confident with the ball. My style of play is nothing fancy. I rarely throw a big check, I just play position defense to keep my man from scoring.

What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
Hunter Bastian and Nate Becker taught me a lot about lacrosse last season. Hunter really led the defense last year and taught me a lot about the game and how to play it at the next level. Nate is one of the toughest attackmen I have ever faced and showed up to practice every day to make me look bad and help me get better at the same time.

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