Nick DeCaprio makes things happen on the lacrosse field.

The rising junior defender at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) is an aggressive defender with good speed and stick skills who excels in transition.

After two more seasons with the Hermits, DeCaprio will be making the transition to Division I lacrosse.

This week, he decided where that will be, verbally committing to the University of Michigan, a decision reported at

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
To receive a good mix of high end academics and athletics. Michigan had both, and with the incredible campus and coaching staff, it made my decision pretty easy.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Georgetown, Penn State and Towson and considered Princeton, Loyola, Notre Dame and Richmond.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Definitely my speed and stick skills. It helps me in the clearing game and in shutting down my opponent. My style of play is more of a run-and-gun type of game. I like to push transition and make plays.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my overall strength and lacrosse IQ.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
By my friends from football. I have played football, baseball and basketball as well.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played in UP Lax, Crab City Challenge, MVP Delaware and the Philly Invitational with South Shore Lacrosse Club. I also played in the Under Armour All-American Underclassmen Games on the New Jersey team and in Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my high school/club lacrosse coach, JC Valore. He always puts his players first and without him I would be nowhere near the player I am today.

I would also like to thank my family for their unconditional support and encouragement.

Posted In: New Jersey lacrosse, Recruiting Rundown

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