Tucked away in a Hudson Valley hamlet about an hour and a half north of Manhattan and near the Connecticut border, Millbrook is a small town known for its scenic elegance.
Millbrook School, meanwhile, is hoping to make a name for itself when it comes to lacrosse.
As we told you on our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown,” three of the school’s seniors have committed to Division I programs. In addition, a player taking a post-grad year, midfielder Tyler Albrecht, is headed to Cornell.
Included in that group is Will Gabrielsen.
The 6-foot-1 left-handed goaltender has decided on Drexel.
Here’s a Q&A with Will on his commitment.
Millbrook School has four players bound for D-I schools. Is that a source of pride heading into next season?
We are very proud of our team and the program that we are developing, we are hoping to bring Millbrook’s name into the conversation as one of the top teams in New England.
What were the main factors in your decision to attend Drexel?
Definitely the coaching. (Head) Coach (Brian) Voelker was an outstanding player and is an outstanding coach who actually played with my Uncle on the Philadelphia Wings. (Assistant) Coach(Chris) Collins played with my high school coach in college and was a goalie and I greatly look forward to learning from a great player and having a goalie coach to help me develop at the next level. I am also excited to meet and play under the rest of the coaching staff.
Another determining factor was the location. I have family in the Philadelphia area and am excited to be close to them. Finally, being able to attend a very good school that also has a great lacrosse program is something I have dreamed about my whole life.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Harvard, Ohio State, Haverford and a few other NESCAC schools.
What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
I am sure I will need to adjust and get used to the increased speed of the game.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my strengths as a player are quick hands and being able to move the ball up the field to start transition after a save.
When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
My dad and coaches always told me that I had a chance to play at the college level and once the players around me started committing I realized that I had the potential to make it as well.
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