By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/8/17
Smithtown East (N.Y.) 2018 goalie James O’Connell has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II lacrosse at American International College.
James O’Connell profile:
High school: Smithtown High School East, NY
Grad year: 2018
College signed with: American International College
Club team: Recon
Lacrosse honors: Long Island (Suffolk Top 20 Showcase Team)
Expected major: Sports Management
Why did you choose American International? “From the moment I stepped on campus I felt welcomed and was met by coach (Tim) Robbins, who made me feel right at home. The school itself felt right all around. The classes are small, there’s lots of room for advancement, and the students receive lots of opportunities that not many colleges offer.”
HS team’s 2018 outlook: “We are looking really strong this year in my opinion. We lost a lot of key players last year so that left a little dent on us. But we all are working harder than ever on and off the field to get back where we left off. We are playing as a team and we are ready to prove people wrong this season and make a run for states.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents and family as a whole; they pushed me to become a stronger student athlete and I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. I would like to thank every coach that has helped me out along the way. Lastly I want to thank my team; they’re all hard working guys and I always look forward to getting after it with them.”
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