Quinnipiac has copped a verbal commitment from one of Connecticut’s highest-scoring attackman: rising senior Kevin Cop of Southington.
Cop compiled quite a stat line last season: 52 goals, 28 assists and 80 points.
Kevin Cop didn’t have to look far to find a perfect college fit.
The rising senior verbally committed yesterday to Quinnipiac University, located just 15 miles south of Southington High School, where Cop is a high-scoring attackman. Cop’s commitment was first reported yesterday at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi.
Cop compiled quite a stat line this past spring with 52 goals, 28 assists and 80 points for the Blue Knights, who finished 13-6, winning eight of their last 11 games.
The lefty feeder/finisher, who is also a three-year varsity hockey standout, excels in transition.
What were the main factors in your decision?
How nice the school is. It fit me perfectly.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I strongly considered Sacred Heart and Hartford. I visited SHU, Hartford and Providence.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Dodging, passing, and a strong lefty shot. I like to play an up-tempo style and push in transition.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I am always trying to improve my footwork and strength. I use the speed ladder very frequently.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
Mr. DeNicola and his son Jamie, who I played hockey with, introduced me to lacrosse. When Mr. D saw Jamie and I having a catch, he told me I would be good at it.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for the Connecticut Hurricanes this summer. I attended Jamie Munro 3d Blue Chip, Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip, Gait Cup, King of the Hill, Mid-Summer Classic at UMass and the Bulldog Bash at Yale.
Any final thoughts?
The main person who is responsible for my success, understanding of the game, and constantly telling me I can do better is Coach Darryl Delia. He brought the best out of me. I would also like to thank my high school coach Ron Chase.
I would also like to thank my Progression Family: Coach Basti, Coach Mariano, Coach Purdy and Coach Talbot for all that they have done over the years.
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