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Joey Maimone’s introduction to lacrosse came as a youngster when his neighbors in Allendale, NJ were playing with fiddlesticks.
Maimone’s father, Joe, quickly picked up a mini stick for Joey to use and a lacrosse career was born.
Now entering his senior year at at traditional NJ power Don Bosco Prep, Maimone, a skilled attackman, has just decided on a college destination, verbally committing to Washington College, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Maimone, a righty, is an elusive finisher with a nose for the net who is dangerous from X. To watch his highlight reel, click here.
Maimone is the third Don Bosco player to commit to Washington College the last four years.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Joey on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The second I stepped on campus, I knew it was the best place for me academically and athletically. I loved the tradition of the WAC Lacrosse program and the campus was beautiful.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Dickinson, Connecticut College, Roanoke and Franklin & Marshall.
Have you decided what academic major you plan to pursue?
Leaning towards Economics.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My lacrosse IQ, off ball movement and finishing.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
My off hand as well as my physicality and aggressiveness as a player.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My neighbors were throwing out some fiddlesticks and my father picked them up and I fell in love.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
Patriot Lacrosse, Maverik Showtime.
Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout this long process as well as Coach Gorman, Coach Armstrong and Coach Ruebling. Don Bosco lacrosse is going to be something different this year.
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