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Joe Tierney is living proof that it’s better to give than to receive.

The all-Nassau County (NY) Class of 2016 attackman at Bethpage High School led Section 8 with 46 assists this past spring to go along with 24 goals.

Tierney will be taking his passing fancy committed to Marist, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 5-foot-11, 145-pound Tierney, a righty, becomes the Red Foxes’ first 2016 tristate verbal.

He was also an academic all-county selection.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I loved the school, the coaches, the team, and it’s a beautiful school. It’s a great lacrosse program, and the academics are terrific at Marist also. In my heart, I know Marist is the place I would like to be.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Lehigh, Jacksonville, Sacred Heart and Detroit Mercy.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My best strength as a player is my vision because I can see the field very well, and I can feed my teammates off a move.

I love taking control on the field and demanding the ball which is another strength because I like to be a leader on the field.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My neighbor Tom Luzzi introduced me to lacrosse when I was a kid.

I also play basketball and soccer.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
Viper Lacrosse, 225 Blue Chip Elite all-star game and Top 205 sophomore year.

Any final thoughts?
Most importantly, I would like to thank my family, friends and coaches for everything they have done to help me get to this spot.

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