Matt Waters is a midfielder who makes things happen.

“I am strong between the lines as well and am able to push the tempo and creates scoring situations,” said the sophomore at  Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.).

Those skills translate to success at the next level, which will be at the University of Delaware. Waters’ commitment was first reported last week by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 6-foot, 170-pound righty is an athletic player who is also a football standout. He enjoyed a strong summer for the Team United travel program.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
The passion for lacrosse by (Delaware Head) Coach (Bob) Shillinglaw and (Assistant) Coach (Greg) Carroll and the academics as well as the facilities.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Lafayette, Bucknell, Yale and Michigan.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
My strength and quickness.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My older siblings played growing up so I was introduced at a young age. I also play football for my high school.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Team United. I attended the Maverik Showtime  as well Capital Challenge and many others with Team United.

Any final thoughts?
I  had great youth coaches and United Coach Steve Carcaterra and Coach Ric Beardsley worked tirelessly to make me a better player.

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