By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/30/16
Smithtown West (N.Y.) 2017 goalie Ryan Erler has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Stony Brook University.
Ryan Erler profile:
High School: Smithtown HS West, NY
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Stony Brook University
Club affiliation: Long Island Tide
Lacrosse Honors: All Division, All County, Section XI Division 1 Goalie of the Year, Epoch/Laxmagazine.com National and Northeast Lacrosse Player of the Week (May 5), MSG Varsity All-Metro Honorable Mention, 222 saves with a .67 save percentage.
Academic Honors: Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Business/Finance
Why did you choose the school? “I chose Stony Brook because it is very strong academically, but also because Coach Nagle made me feel like I belonged there. The strength of the team also helped my decision. I also chose Stony Brook because it’s close to home and my family can see my games.”
Outlook for 2017 HS season? “We graduated a bunch of starters, but have a group of young and talented players who have been waiting to play. We are obviously hoping to go all the way to a state championship.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my Long Island Tide coach, Kevin Kaffl, for believing in me and reminding me that a great program would find me. I want to thank my Varsity Coach, Coach Moltisanti, for giving me the opportunity to prove myself this past Spring. I would also like to thank my family for always being there for me.”
Other schools considered: Hartford, Binghamton, Drexel and Hofstra
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