It’s been quite a windfall for Trinity Pawling.

The private school in Pawling, N.Y., saw three of its junior midfielders make Division I commitments this past week as we told you over the weekend on Twitter.

All three are natives of Ontario who played for the Edge Junior Elite team.

We’ve already profiled one of them, Sacred Heart University-bound Julian Garritano.

Now, we turn our focus on Gianni Bianchin, who has committed to UMass.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Bianchin, who also plays attack, is a righty with superb stick skills. He is also known for his athleticism and unselfishness.

Now, let’s get Gianni’s thoughts on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your college commitment?
When I went for my visit, I immediately fell in love with the school. I felt that it was definitely the school for me and that I would excel both athletically as well as academically. Also, the coaches and the players there were both very welcoming and great to be around.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Stony Brook, Delaware, Hobart, Sacred Heart and Notre Dame. I visited Stony Brook, Hobart and Sacred Heart.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My stick skills, my speed coming up and down the field, and also my dodging in the offensive zone. I describe my style of play as both a playmaker as well as a goalscorer.

When did you first start playing the sport in Canada, how were you introduced to it, and where did you play before Trinity Pawling?
I first started playing lacrosse when I was 6 years old. I started off playing box lacrosse and was introduced to field a couple years later. I was introduced to lacrosse by my dad, Serge Bianchin. I played box lacrosse in Ontario, Edge Lacrosse and Team Ontario field lacrosse.

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