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As a 1985 graduate of Yorktown High School, Scott Marr is very familiar with the talent pool available in New York’s Hudson Valley.

A big part of the success Marr has enjoyed as head coach at the University at Albany has come from his ability to tap into it.

recruiting_updateMarr has done just that in corralling a commitment from one of downstate New York’s best Class of 2015 goaltenders — Steven Forrest of Harrison High School.

Forrest’s commitment to the Great Danes was first reported when it was made last month by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

Continuing with the Class of 2015, Scott Marr and the University at Albany picked up a big verbal from a bit further down thsforresthede Hudson River Valley.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Forrest, a righty who has played travel lax for five years with Superstar Lacrosse, has been a four-year varsity player in both football and lacrosse at Harrison.  

Now, here’s a Q&A with Steven on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Albany gives me a great opportunity to play at a high level and a offers a great education.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Le Moyne, RPI

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I do a good job at inside shots and starting the fastbreak with quick outlet passes.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My father (also named Steven) signed me up for a clinic in second grade, and then, when I picked up my first goalie stick a year later I was hooked.

What showcase events did you participate in?
I have attended HotBeds, The Capital Challenge, Blue Chip 225 and Brine Nationals.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my family for all they have done for me, my high school coaches for all the support they’ve given me over the years and especially my summer coaches from Superstar, Roy Colsey and Jon Dana, who gave me the opportunity to improve my game.

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