With recruits routinely giving verbal commitments as high school underclassmen, we’ve also seen an increased amount of changes to those commitments.

Alec Orazietti, a rising junior attackman at Watchung Hills (N.J.), is the latest example.

Orazietti verbally committed to UMass this past December. But circumstances prompted Orazietti to look elsewhere — most notably his brother Rob’s decision to transfer from UMass.

Earlier today, Orazietti decided where his new college destination will be: Lafayette College.

A 5-foot-10 righty, Orazietti has a strong and accurate outside shot and also excels playing off the ball.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Alec on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision to commit to Lafayette and decommit from UMass?
When my brother transferred from UMass, I decommitted to take the time to look at other schools and find the perfect school for me. Lafayette has a strong academic reputation and meeting with Coach Rogalski and the other coaches made my decision easier.  They were great and I look forward to playing Lafayette lacrosse.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I have visited many campuses and really liked St Joe’s, Syracuse, BU, St John’s and Rutgers.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I used to be a crease player but my current Coach, Coach Lovejoy, has made me a complete offensive player.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My father began the youth program at Watchung Hills, so I began playing at a young age. My mother also played lacrosse growing up and is my No. 1 fan.

What travel team do you play on and what showcase events have you been in and which ones do you plan on attending?
I play for FCA 2015 Elite Team and 2Knights Sentry Team. I played at Jake Reed Nike Bluechip and will be playing for FCA in Lake Placid.

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One Response to “Orazietti will land at Lafayette after decommitting from UMass”

  1. WH lax says:

    Congrats big guy!

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