If you have been following along here, upstate New York has been a hot spot when it comes to major Division I women’s recruiting commitments.

That trend continues now as we focus on Allie Butler.

The sophomore attack from Queensbury High School has decided to play her college lacrosse close to home by verbally committing to Siena College, which is located just 45 miles.

The 5-foot-5 Butler is a quick, athletic player with outstanding stick skills and an excellent lacrosse IQ.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Allison on her commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
(Siena) Coach (Andrea) Duffy (Duffy-Cofrin) and I are very close and we have a great working relationship together. Also it’s very close to home which is good because I wanted my family to be able to come and watch my games.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering UConn, Loyola, High Point University, UNC, Harvard and USC. I have visited Loyola, UConn, Harvard, Duke, John Hopkins, High Point University, Maryland and UNC.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are definitely my stick skills and looking for that open player and getting assists. Assists mean more to me than goals do because goals usually are only scored with that assist. I could describe my style of play by trying to play like a guy and always trying new things.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my shot selection because I have a tendency to hit the goalies in the body and also the head which results in a yellow card.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
When I was in sixth grade, I quit competitive gymnastics and I wanted to try something new and there was a club league that all my friends played that I wanted to try and I have loved the sport sense. Other sports I have played are field hockey, basketball, soccer and swimming.

What travel team did you play on last summer and what showcase events did you participate in?
Last year I played on ADK and we traveled up and down the East coast to Maximum Exposure Lax Camp, Lax Clash,T3, Champion Cup, Best of the Beach, Lake Placid Summer Classic (played for the champion Star Riders team), All-Star Express, Prime Time,  President’s Cup, The Rise and Lax for the Cure.

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