TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/4/14
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Jimmy Spillane is a 2016 attackman/midfielder/face-off specialist from New Jersey on Pascack Valley H.S. and Brotherhood Lacrosse
What are you looking for in a college lacrosse program?
“I am looking for a college that has a competitive lacrosse team along with a strong academic standing. Also, I want to play on a team where my teammates take the sport as seriously as I do and the coaching staff will expect me to go all in with lacrosse to further enhance my skills and focus year round.”
How do you see yourself contributing to a college lacrosse program?
“I see myself contributing to a college team by always trying to be one of the hardest working players on and off the field. As any of my coaches can attest to regardless of the sport, I try to be the first one early to practice and the last one to leave. Also, I believe that I can be a player that the coach doesn’t have to worry about when he gets home because I am mature and a leader and will be a responsible person off the field. Finally, I am a very versatile player with a high IQ for the game, and a very quick learner.”
What is your greatest strength as a player?
“I am a well-rounded athlete. I swam competitively since the age of 5 and was the center for football from 3rd grade through freshman year, as well co-captain of my football team. I am also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I believe this shows that I am a leader and disciplined in whatever I do, and I would enjoy the commitment it takes to be a collegiate athlete. I have also played lacrosse since 3rd grade and in that time, I have taken on the roles of midfield, attack, and now facing off. Since I started facing off after years of experience at other positions, I have a high awareness and skill set for the game so the coach doesn’t have to worry about my abilities after the face-off.”
Why do you feel you will succeed in college as a student-athlete?
“I believe my background and hard work in other sports has led me to become a successful face-off specialist because of the timing, quick hands, and physicality of playing Center, the endurance and toughness from swimming, and the balance and discipline from Tae Kwon Do. I am also enrolled in Honors English, Honors History, and Honors Chinese 3 my junior year as well as being a Peer Leader and a member of Student Council. I dedicate myself not just to sports but also academics and leading others.”
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