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Holy Cross just picked up a big commitment to its admissions process. Literally.

It comes from 6-foot-3, 195-pound St. Sebastian’s of Needham (MA) Class of 2018 goaltender Alex Gainey, whose a decision was first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

Gainey, a righty, is also an  excellent student with a 3.6 GPA.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Holy Cross provides me with top level academics and a variety of majors to choose from paired with a high level of lacrosse and strong competition.

Also, Coach Lattimore, Coach Klipstein, and Coach Burke are terrific men who can teach me to be the best person both on and off the field. Finally, I believe the program can compete for a Patriot league Championship and a National Championship within the next few years

Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
I am currently undecided. I have interest in Pre-Med and Business but I am not sure yet.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I feel as though my size really helps stay big in the net and take up room. I also feel like my angles and quick hands help me make a lot of saves that otherwise I wouldn’t make.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I think I need to work on all aspects of my game in order to become the most complete player I can be and be the most ready once the spring starts and when I step on campus.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse through kids at school when I lived in Duxbury (MA). Some of my best friends were playing when the youth program just started in first grade and I happen to find a fiddle stick in my garage.  I immediately fell in love with the game.

When I moved and attended St. Sebastian’s, the school was filled with lacrosse players and only furthered my love for the game and drive to improve to be the best I can be.

Also, during my lifetime I’ve played a lot of AAA Hockey and some soccer,

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Laxachusetts 2018 AA team and have participated in Big 4 Fall and Summer Champions league, Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Crabfeast and Philly Showcase.

In addition, the showcases I’ve participated in are Maverik Showtime, Adrenaline Black Card, and Philly Showcase Individual.

Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I’d like to thank God for this wonderful opportunity he’s given me and the ability to play this amazing game. Also, I’d like to thank my parents and entire family for all they’ve done for me. They’ve sacrificed so much time  in order to provide me with opportunities to achieve this dream of mine.

Finally, I’d like to thank all the coaches I’ve had throughout my life, especially Tillman Johnson, Kyle Prussing, Ted Weihman, Adam White, and Sean Morris.


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