Quinnipiac University has emerged as one of the leading colleges when it comes to landing tristate verbal commitments.

The Bobcats hit the No. 7 mark earlier this week with their latest verbal, which marks their first for the Class of 2015. (For college-by-college commitments rundown links for the classes of 2014, ’15 and ’16, scroll to the bottom of this story.)

Rising junior left-handed attackman Connor Hulme of Canandaigua Academy in upstate New York is the latest Bobcat commit, a commitment first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.

He becomes the second Canandaigua attackman to commit to QU, joining 2014 standout Brian Feldman, who is also a lefty, and Canandaigua’s second Class of 2015 commit, along with defender Mike McClain (Penn State).

The 5-foot-10 Hulme is a finisher with a quick release and hard shot who enjoys playing a physical style of play. He scored 27 goals and added eight assists last year this past season. He played travel lacrosse with the Upstate Sweetlax 2015 team last fall and summer.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Location, size of school, Coach Fekete, and Coach Frahy, level of competition, as well as academic opportunities.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Fairfield, and Quinnipiac, considered Fairfield, Delaware, Colgate and Hobart.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
Right-handed shooting.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My dad is an assistant coach at the varsity level, and I played football, basketball and soccer.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
Sweetlax lacrosse, coached by Kevin Martin. Attended Maverick, Showtime lacrosse camp, Hotbeds All star game 2015, summer of 2012, Philly invitational All star game 2015, summer of 2013.

Any final thoughts?
I’d like to thank my parents for all their support over the years, (Canandaigua Head) Coach (Ed) Mulheron for getting me to be the best player I can be, and coach Martin for the opportunity to play for him over the past year.

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