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It was an unforgettable season for Jack Grass and Bronxville.

The Broncos won the Section 1 title for the first time.

Grass, meanwhile, set a school record for points in a season with 104 and assists with 45. He finished the year with 59 goals.

After two more varsity seasons, Grass decided where he will be playing his college lax.

As reported here early Sunday morning, Grass has given a verbal commitment to Johns Hopkins after also considering Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Penn.

Now, as promised, here’s a Q&A with one of the nation’s top rising juniors on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision to attend Hopkins?
It’s tremendous academically. I really like what the lacrosse program is all about. Coach Petro (Dave Pietramala) spent a lot of time with me discussing the academic, athletic and social opportunities that are all more than perfect for me. It’s a great fit.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered Duke, UVa, UNC and Penn. I also visited syracuse maryland and georgetown.

What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
Every part of my game definitely needs some adjustments and more improvement to play at the next level, but I think the two biggest areas are improve my first-step quickness and improve on my wing dodging

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
With a lot of room to improve, I’d say I’m more of a “complete”-type attack man. I do most things pretty well, as opposed to the attack man who does one or two things great.

I like to always put the defense under pressure whatever the situation is. I would describe myself as a “quarterback” to the offense with a good lacrosse IQ that can do the right things at the right times.

What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
I’ve always liked watching Paul Rabil and Mikey Powell and how both of them had the ability to just dominate games. I’ve had great teachers, coaches and mentors: Tim Horgan, Mike McCall, Paul Carc (Carcaterra) and Bobby Wynne.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
My freshman year at Salisbury, I was the only freshman on the team. I played on the same line with two Division I players on. the team had upwards of 15 D-I players that year.

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3 Responses to “Bronxville’s Grass reflects on his choice of Hopkins”

  1. Bronco Bob says:

    Well done Jack! You’ve made the entire community proud. You are a true testament to what one can accomplish through hard work, dedication and commitment to a goal. All the best.

  2. slacrosse says:


    Recruits for high level D1 programs like Hopkins are great for Section 1’s lax reputation.

    Within Section 1 also good to see another high level D1 recruit coming out of a “southern” Westchester small high school. The broader the geographic top D1 recruiting base is within Section 1, the better.

  3. section1 says:

    kid can ball

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