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Today, we focus on defenseman Ryan Breen. A captain and standout at Phillips Exeter, Breen is now attending the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., for a post-grad year before heading off to Lafayette. (In the photo above, Breen signs his National Letter of Intent with the Leopards.)

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

What were the main factors in your decision to attend Lafayette?
It is a great school with a great lacrosse program, and Coach (Terry) Mangan really made the decision easy early on in the process.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Lehigh, Brown, Penn, Georgetown, UMass and Colgate

What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I want to become a better student of the game.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are my athleticism, aggressiveness, and 1-on-1 play.  I would describe my style of play as physical and “with an edge.”

What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
Matt Callahan and Sam Gardner, two defensemen currently at Tufts who really took me under their wings and taught me a lot.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
Early on in my high school career.  My freshman year, I made the varsity at Exeter as a midfielder and after being switched to long pole, I realized I could use my size, athleticism, and awareness to play strong defense.

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6 Responses to “Former Exeter star Breen set for PG season at Taft, then Lafayette”

  1. ExLax says:

    Congrats Ry. Good job man.

  2. PE Lax says:

    Have a good year at Taft Ryan and best of luck at Lafayette down the road.

  3. oldeneagle says:

    It has been fun watching you and the rest of the Exeter defense play these pasy few years. Good luck at Taft and Lafayette.

  4. RD says:

    Very true. Great job at Exeter Ryan and good luck at Taft.

  5. Old Rugger says:

    Best of luck Ryan and remember “Beat Lehigh” Hopefully the Pards can continue to play at the level they did last year and keep getting solid recruits.

  6. Old Rugger says:

    Congrats Ryan, Beat Lehigh!, hopefully the Pards can continue to play well in the Patriot League with solid recruits!

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