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The connection between seven-time New York state champion Yorktown and the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program has never been stronger.
For starters, the Great Danes are coached by former Yorktown All-American Scott Marr.
For another, Albany has picked up two verbal commitments from Yorktown Class of 2017 standouts in the last week.
The latest came from attackman/midfielder Kyle Casey, whose verbal was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Attackman Justin Cavallo verballed to Albany last week.
An offensive-minded player, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound Casey, a righty, is a strong shooter who also has the ability to find the open man.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Kyle on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Overall, the campus was amazing and the whole coaching staff.
Everything about Albany felt right.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also looked at Saint Joseph’s and Salisbury.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I consider my shooting a big factor, and my ability to find the open man.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
There is room for improvement on my dodging. Also I need to work on my defense.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse at a young age by my brother Thomas. I also play basketball and football
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Yorktown Ballers. I played at the North American Lacrosse Cup and the NHSLC
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I want to thank my parents for everything they have done for me, my brother for teaching me more about the game, my sister for giving me rides to my practices and games, my grandparents for supporting me, all of my coaches for shifting me into the player I am today, and all of my cousins and friends for making me a very competitive player.
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