The recruiting spotlight continues to shine on the Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey.
Earlier this week, we heard from Joseph Rago, an attackman who has committed to Marist.
Now, we stay in the Class of 2015 with the focus on Crimson 2015 goaltender Matt Sefcik. Sefcik has given a verbal to Wagner, a commitment that was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section on Oct. 23.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Sefcik, a righty converted attackman, has an unorthodox but effective style of play.
“At times I will go down similar to a hockey goalie to make a low save, but at the same time, on further-away shots, I tend to stay at home like a more classic style of goalie,” Sefcik said. “So, I would say my style is a mixture of different techniques.”
In fact, Sefcik also plays hockey for the Crimson.
You can see for yourself by watching his highlight reel.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Matt on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
After visiting Wagner for the first time and then doing an overnight I realized that this was the right place for me. It is close enough to my hometown that that my parents will be able to come see my games. I also really liked the coaching staff and the athletic facilities that they offer. Academically they are a highly regarded school, so that was a bonus.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited other campuses like Vermont, Sacred Heart and Tampa.
What are your strengths as a player?
My strengths as a goalie are my quick reflexes and my ability to judge where a shooter is looking, which comes from years of me playing attack before I started to focus on goalie.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I want to work on my clearing game. I need to develop my field vision on clears better and I want to be able to make my outlet passes more consistent.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I started playing lacrosse because my two older brothers played. They constantly wanted to shoot on someone in the backyard, and me being the youngest would always get chosen as the one to go in net.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
This past summer I played with the travel team Jersey Thunder. Along with the tournaments I attended with them I also went to Blue Chip 225, Super Sophs, and the Brine National Lacrosse Classic representing South Jersey (all-star game).
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents who supported me through the whole process. I also want to thank my high school coach Sal Tromonda and my travel coaches Joe Levine and Dave Gallucci.Finally, I want to thank my brothers John and TJ and all my other friends and family who believed and supported me the whole way.
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