Miller Place (NY) 2017 standout Jack Walsh will play his college lacrosse close to home at Stony Brook
LaxLessons – The Leader.
Professional, credible, ethical, unbiased and unparalleled coverage.
Our groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Recruiting Rundown, launched in 2009.
Get caught up on the latest news right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source for recruiting news, analysis and objective information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia news and sports director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, the author of the latest edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies.” Access Insider here.
Stony Brook has successfully recruited numerous standouts from within its homebase of Suffolk County since former Ward Melville standout Jim Nagle’s arrival as head coach in 2012.
We told you last month that the Seawolves landed longtime Sachem North coach Jay Mauro as a volunteer assistant coach.
So look for the Brook to kick it up a notch when it comes to corralling Section 11 standouts.
We bring you the latest such case.
Jack Walsh, a standout Class of 2017 attackman at Section 11 power Miller Place, has verballed to the Seawolves, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Walsh is a versatile righty feeder/finisher with a strong and accurate shot to go along with good foot speed.
Walsh led Miller Place sophomores in scoring last spring with 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Jack on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I was looking for a good balance between school and lacrosse. Stony Brook has a great academic reputation with an outstanding lacrosse program. Coach Nagle and his staff really impressed me and made me feel very welcome. The added bonus is that Stony Brook is 20 minutes from my home.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Monmouth, Oneonta , Rutgers and Marist. They were all great schools with excellent lacrosse programs.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I am looking to be a History teacher.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my strength is passing and seeing the field. I like to push the ball and am excited that Stony Brook plays that style.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to get faster and stronger so that I will be ready for the next level. Playing attack I need to continue working on the art of getting space so that I can make the right pass or get a good shot off.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My father first exposed me to the game along with my older brother Liam.
I started with all my friends in the Miller Place Youth League and Coach Rob Nielsen. I also play basketball.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for LI Empire. Last summer I played at Hot Beds, National High School Showcase, Long Island Laxfest and Super Soph showcase
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I would like to thank my youth coach’s Marc Bloom and Gerry Gersbeck. I also would like to thank my high school coach’s Keith Lizzi and Greg Skillman. I have been lucky to have coach’s that really pushed me but always cared. I feel very fortunate to be going to Stony Brook
Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Joe Lombardi directly at email@example.com or send a Tweet to @Joe_Lombardi or @LaxLessons.
LaxLessons’ Fall 2015 Signing Week coverage
LL/RR LaxLessons Recruiting Rundown: The Original, The Best, The Leader
Our groundbreaking, imitated and never duplicated Recruiting Rundown launched in 2009, years before the copycat imitators.
Tristate Division I Class of 2015 commitments by college
Tristate Division I Class of 2016 commitments by college
Tristate Division I Class of 2017 commitments by college
Tristate Division I Class of 2018 commitments by college
Tristate Division I Class of 2019 commitments by college
LL/RR Recruiting Rundown commitment lists
* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2015
* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016
* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017
* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018
* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2019
* Recruiting commitment story archive
* 2015 National Letter Of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive
* 2014 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive
* 2012 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive
First 10 defenders/longstick midfielders
Once again, our Tristate Top 100 is an exclusive feature on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. If you are not already, become an Insider by clicking here.
Get in the Zone: The HS Zone
High School Zone: Hudson Valley
High School Zone: New York City
High School Zone: Upstate New York
High School Zone: Pennsylvania
High School Zone: Beyond the Northeast
Apps for iPhone/iPad
* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook Android app in Google play.
* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook iPad/iPhone app in the iTunes store.
* You can subscribe to LaxLessons.com’s playbook, featuring animated drills and plays for your team, by clicking here.
Connect with us
* Follow LaxLessons on Twitter by clicking here.
* Become a Fan of LaxLessons on Facebook now by clicking here.
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Be sure to sign up for our free online newsletter. Just enter your email address on the “Receive Our Newsletter” link on the homepage of LaxLessons.com
Posted In: Long Island lacrosse, Recruiting Rundown, Section 11