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Longstick midfielder Reece Eddy has decided to stay close to home and play at Canisius.

The verbal by the Skaneateales HS (NY) longstick midfielder was first reported by Joe Lombardi  on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 6-foot, 175-pound righty is strong on groundballs and in transition and has a high lacrosse IQ.

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

Recruiting abstractWhat were the main factors in your decision?
Having a small school where I could focus on my education and contribute to a solid lacrosse program.  (Assistant) Coach (Brendan) Murphy made me feel very comfortable on the visit and really impressed me.  Canisius is a strong program that I wanted to be a part of building it further.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was also considering Le Moyne.

Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I plan on majoring in chemistry and then attend medical school.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
One of my most important strengths on the field is my IQ.  I am strong at getting the ball off the ground and picking off passes.  I love to move the ball up field and create
transition opportunities.

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 10.00.54 PMWhat area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on all parts of my game, there is always room to get better.  I need to work on getting bigger and stronger, while maintaining foot skills and speed.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My older brother used to play lacrosse when he was younger so it was natural for me to pick it up.  My uncle was also the head coach at Marcellus at the time so I always found myself at the field watching games.

I play soccer as well as hockey.  I started hockey when I was around 11 and I think it had a huge impact on picking up ground balls off the ground.  I was a part of the Skaneateles Lakers 2015 NYS Championship team.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Upstate Lacrosse Club under Ric Beardsley.  This summer we went to Philly Showcase and Boston Invitational.

Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
First off, I would like to thank Ric Beardsley for making me the player I am today.  The two years I have been playing with him has transformed my game tremendously.  He is always pushing his players to be their best.  His recruiting advice and he desire to get kids in the right school for them is what stands out thew most.

I would like to thank my High School coaches Seth Benjamin and Dave Pittard for making the season enjoyable.

Finally, I would like to thank my family for all the work they put in.  The endless hours of driving to tournaments for four years, encouraging me, and just being there for me when I needed them.

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