The University of Michigan continues to make a splash among Class of 2017 commitments.

The Wolverines’ latest verbal comes not only from beyond the tristate but beyond the Northeast as well.

It comes from Class of 2017 goaltender Zion DeChesere of Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Zion DeChesere is not only an exceptional stopper but outstanding on clears as well, especially with the accuracy of his passes. A righty, he is also a strong communicator and has good field generalship.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Academics and athletics. Michigan is a great school academically and athletically that when you get a chance to go there, it’s an opportunity that you cannot pass up.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was considering Maryland, Rutgers, Georgetown and High Point. I visited Maryland, Georgetown and Rutgers.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
How athletic I am out of the goal and my vision on the field. My style of play would have to be fast. I play at a very high intensity and with a lot of finesse.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
The area of my games that i think needs work on is everything. Playing lacrosse on the West Coast is very difficult because you may not have that high caliber of players as you would on the East Coast. So I think that I need to work on every aspect of my game to be the best goalie that I can possibly be out on the field.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I got introduced into lacrosse as a sixth-grader at my middle school. I immediately fell in love with the game and haven’t put my stick down since. I also played football and baseball.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Zip It Starz, Mustang Starz, Buku lacrosse, and West Coast Starz (national). The recruiting events I’ve participated in have been Nike Blue Chip Rising Freshman and Rising Sophomore, Adrenaline High Rollers, and Adrenaline Black Card Showcase.

Any final thoughts?
First, I would like to thank my mother for supporting me throughout the whole lacrosse recruiting process, my family for being there at my games, and my friends for taking to time to shoot on me making me a better lacrosse player.

I would like to thank my club coaches Jono Zissi, Scott Hochstadt, Jesse Fahr, and Johnny Rodriguez. Thank you for all the time you have put into your highly respected programs that i had the honor to be apart of.

Lastly, I would like to thank my varsity lacrosse coach, Chris Eissler.

and the rest of the Coronado coaching staff. I’ve played with Coach Eisslers’ lacrosse club, Zip it Starz, since seventh grade and his work has been instrumental in the stages of my lacrosse career. I don’t know where I would be without his work and his dedication to the lacrosse program.

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