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New Jersey power Delbarton just saw its third junior commit: A/M Colin Crowley, whose verbal to Villanova was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Crowley, a righty, is a versatile two-way player who is equally adept at feeding and finishing.
A natural righty, he’s strong with both hands, adept at shooting on the run, has a high lacrosse IQ to go along with a strong work ethic.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Villanova has very strong academics and a strong business program which was very important in my decision. It also has a nationally ranked lacrosse program with great coaches that are optimistic about the future of the team.
When I visited, I really liked the campus and felt like I could be happy there for four years of college.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited and considered Bryant, Middlebury, Amherst, Richmond and Lafayette.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I will be enrolled in the Villanova Business School, but I am not yet sure what I will major in.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I am a two-way midfielder and can use both hands well. I am a smart and hard-working player.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I am always trying to improve on all aspects of my game but the aspect I would like to work on most before this upcoming season is my offense behind the net.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse in third grade when I started playing in the Ridgewood Youth Program.
Growing up, I played football, soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse, but in high school I played football freshman and sophomore year along with lacrosse.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I currently play on Blue Star. I participated in Blue Chip and the NXT Philly Showcase.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I want to first thank my parents for always supporting me throughout the whole process.
I also want to say thank you to Coach Ruebling, Coach Kovachik, Coach Fleishman and Coach Coffey from Delbarton and Coach Whitlow, Coach Green and Coach Hopper from Blue Star.
Finally, I want to thank my youth coach Paul Mularz for starting my passion for the game.
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