The Somers High School (N.Y.) Tuskers are on a recruiting roll.
So too are brother combinations.
Earlier this month, we told you that Port Washington (N.Y.) rising junior midfielder Joey Frocarro would become the third brother in his family to play at Princeton.
Jack Fowler, a rising junior defender at Chaminade (N.Y.), meanwhile, will be following the path of his brothers Brendan and Danny to Duke.
Somers’ latest commitment also involves a brother connection.
In fact, a couple of them.
Rising senior Tim Cousin verbally committed to Siena College yesterday afternoon, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi. There, he will join his brother, Kevin, who is a sophomore attackman for the Saints.
As if that’s enough of a brother combo, this past December, another Section 1 standout, Lakeland/Panas’ Brian Prunty, verballed to Siena, where his brother, Conor, is a junior midfielder.
Yesterday, Somers rising senior midfielder Justin Corpolongo verballed to St. John’s University. Carpolongo’s brother, Alex, will be an incoming freshman at Stony Brook University.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Tim Cousin is an aggressive attackman who is strong with either hand and an opportunistic scorer who is also a relentless rider.
Another Cousin brother, Chris Cousin, is a sophomore goaltender at the College of Holy Cross.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Tim on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted to find a school where I could walk on campus and get the feeling of “I could really see myself here.” Siena was that school. I walked onto the campus and felt right at home. I also wanted to find a school that would challenge me academically but with a high level of lacrosse as well.
What influence did your older brothers Kevin and Chris play in your development as a player and how big a factor is the fact that Kevin plays at Siena and your familiarity with the campus in your decision?
Growing up, Kevin and Chris really helped me develop as a player. When I was younger, I would go to all of their games and I would watch my brother Kevin to see what he would do. He is a great player, so I learned a lot from just watching him at an early age. Chris helped me out a lot by as we got older we were always shooting on him. He would always wants us to go to the turf and shoot on him and that really helped develop my shot.
When it came to the recruiting process, Kevin told me it would be great if I ended up at Siena, but he didn’t want to pressure me into making a decision. He said he would be happy wherever I ended up. Kevin is not only and outstanding brother but a great player to look up to.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
The other schools I considered were Providence and Boston University.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would say my strengths as a player is being able to beat my guy and draw the double. I always take great pride in my riding. My style of play would be someone who is always hustling one hundred percent of the time.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I got introduced to lacrosse at a very young age my parents introduced it to me when I was in second grade. I also play football and I am going to try out for the basketball team this year.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on WestRock and I didn’t do any showcase events beside Moonlight.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents for everything they have done for me. Without them I really don’t think this is possible. They are always there for me after a win or a lose and drove me to all my practices and games when I was younger. I would also like to thank my coaches Brian Dalton and Lew Janavey they have not only helped me a lot during the recruiting process but molded me into the player I am today. Finally, all my friends who have supported me through everything.
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Posted In: Hudson Valley, Recruiting Rundown, Section 1
Great choice Timmy. Congrats to you & the family.
Good luck at Siena and this fall in football Timmy!