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He’s the second member of his family to commit to Division I lacrosse, but Brett Makar has the distinction of being the first member of the Class of 2018 from national power and 2014 New York state champ Yorktown to make his college choice.

The defenseman gave a verbal to the University of Maryland on Wednesday, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

Makar’s brother Tyler, also a defenseman, is also a football/lacrosse standout at Yorktown. The rising senior committed to St. Joseph’s. Their cousin, Sean, is an attackman/midfielder at Lakeland/Panas.

Makar is an athletic and agile player known for his intense style of play, strong communication skills and outstanding lacrosse IQ. He is also an effective and relentless shutdown defender.

The 6-foot, 177-pound Makar, a righty who performed well at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight, drew interest from a variety of major D-I programs.

Recruiting abstractNow, here’s a Q&A with Brett on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Maryland not only has a very strong lacrosse program, a wonderful coaching staff anda very good Criminal Justice program which I am very interested in.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Rutgers, Towson, Albany, Syracuse, Loyola and St.Joseph’s.

Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
Criminal justice.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My best strength is my competitiveness and aggressiveness and want to do whatever it takes to help my team win.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
There’s room for improvement in all aspects of my game.

brettmakartweetHow did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My dad (Keith) introduced me to lacrosse at a young age but my older brother Tyler really got me into it . I am also on the football team and played Seton CYO basketball growing up.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for our High school club team the Yorktown ballers I participated in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, moonlight showcase, Maverik showtime, NHSLC, North American Lacrosse cup, and all the other many tournaments my club team has participated in.

Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I want to thank God, my parents,my three brothers, all my aunts and uncles,all my good friends, and the best coaching staff in the country.

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One Response to “Maryland-bound Brett Makar becomes first 2018 commit for 2014 NY state champ Yorktown”

  1. Manute says:

    Great article, very humble young man. He along with his brother and cousin are why High School Lax is fun to watch..

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