Kyle Karsian hopes to start the 2014 varsity season the way he ended the 2013 campaign.

The rising senior attackman at Ramapo High School (N.J.) had five goals and three assists in a 14-5 playoff win over River Dell in the Raiders’ second-to-the-last game.

Karsian finished the varsity season with 20 goals and 20 assists.

After one more year at Ramapo, he will be heading to Baltimore to play his college lacrosse. Karsian committed to Division III power Stevenson last week, a verbal first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound righty is effective at creating scoring opportunities through strong field vision and an excellent shot.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I liked the Business School at Stevenson University as well as all of the campus facilities. (Stevenson Head) Coach (Paul) Cantabene runs a top-notch program and told me that a player’s success is based on how hard they work and I share that philosophy. I am pleased to be staying in the East.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Some of schools I was considering were Widener, Montclair State University, Monmouth, Tampa, St. Leo and was able to get most of my visits in.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
This fall I will focus on continuing to build strength and work on all aspects of my game.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
Wyckoff has a strong youth lacrosse program that I started with in third grade. I also played football and baseball.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
My club team is New Jersey Thunder Black Elite. Over the years, I participated in Top 205, Peak 200, New England Top 150, and The Garden State Challenge.

Any final thoughts?
I want to thank my parents for all their support and guidance. I would also like to thank my high school coach, Tom Albano, my club coaches, John Gallucci Sr. and Rory Murray, as well as all my teammates along the way. I look forward to my senior year at Ramapo High School and playing at the next level with the Mustangs.

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