Jake Smolokoff enjoyed one of the most productive seasons of any varsity player in New Jersey this past spring.
The Red Bank High School senior had a 39-goal, 22-assist season.
But points don’t begin to describe his strengths as a player.
An offensive-minded midfielder, Smolokoff uses his speed, strength, change of direction, and field awareness in order to create shot opportunities for both himself and his teammates.
He will take those abilities to the next level, verballing to RPI.
Smolokoff’s commitment was first reported when it was made on Sept. 17 by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider expanded coverage section.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound righty, who enjoyed a strong summer for Team United, also plays varsity football as an offensive tackle and linebacker.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factor to my decision was the academic program at RPI.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also considered RIT, Clarkson and Union.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I would like to improve my shooting.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My dad played lacrosse in college and he introduced me to it when I was young.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I played for Team United and I attended the Capital Challenge Showcase.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank Steve Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley for their contributions in the recruiting process. Also want to thank my high school coach Don Femminella for making me the player I am today.
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