By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 8/21/15
Shoreham-Wading River High School (NY) 2017 defenseman-LSM Danny Cassidy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Stony Brook University.
Danny Cassidy ledger:
High School: Shoreham-Wading River, NY
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Stony Brook University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Outlaws 2017 Select
Lacrosse Honors: 2014 Suffolk County Rookie of the Year (as a Freshman), Started on Varsity as a Freshman, 2014 LaxFest All-Star team, 2015 All-League (as a Sophomore), Started on Varsity as a Sophomore, 2015 Suffolk vs Nassau top 20 All-Star team, 2015 Inside Lacrosse Invitational All-Star team, 2015 Under Armour Shootout at UMBC All-Atar team, Under Armour All-American underclassman top 88
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose Stony Brook? “I chose Stony Brook University, because it is a fantastic academic institution, with a great lacrosse program. I also chose Stony Brook because of its wonderful coaching staff, as Coach (Jim) Nagle, Coach (Andrew) Watkins, and Coach (Craig) Gibson made me feel like I was at home and I felt very comfortable with them.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my Mom and Dad, as well as my two sisters for giving up their summers and free time to take me to lacrosse games and tournaments as well as sitting through the hot and cold temperatures while watching and rooting me on.
“I would also like to thank my club coach Mike Brennan and my high school coaches, Coach Mike Taylor and Coach Brian Baker for their help and guidance throughout the years which helped me become a better player and person.
“I would also like to thank Coach Tom Rotanz for teaching me the fundamentals of lacrosse.”
Other schools considered: Richmond, UMBC, Manhattan, Princeton, Yale
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