By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/22/13
Assumption College School (Six Nations, Ontario, Canada) junior attackman Layne Smith has committed to play junior college lacrosse at Community College at Baltimore County-Essex (MD).
Layne Smith ledger:
High School: Assumption College School, Six Nations Reservation, Ontario, Canada
Graduation Year: 2015
College Choice: Community College of Baltimore County-Essex, Maryland
Major lacrosse honors, showcases: Canadian field lacrosse Nationals All-Star team, Canadian Box Lacrosse Nationals All-Star team, Can-Am Showcase (MI)
Other lacrosse honors: Six Nations Minor Lacrosse – 2011 Captain, MVP, High Scorer, Athlete of the year, Zone 9 “A” Champions; 2012 High Scorer, Zone 9 “A” Champions; 2013 High Scorer, Zone 9 “A” Champions; 2013 Ontario Lacrosse Association Midget All-Star selection. Team Iroquois Lacrosse Program – 2011, CLA Captain, Leading Scorer, Bronze Medal, GM MVP, first team All Canadian; 2012, CLA TIL team member; 2013, CLA TIL Silver Medal. Six Nations Minor Field/Fall Field Lacrosse – 2011, 2nd in scoring, U16 Leading Scorer, Provincial “A” Gold; 2012 Dick’s Tournament of Champions US National Championships Silver Medal, All Canada Games All Star selection, CLA U16 Alumni Cup Canadian National Championship Bronze Medal, CLA All Star selection, Assumption College School Rookie of the Year, U16 Provincial “A” Gold
Service project: Put on Lacrosse Presentation for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation youth; gave a brief history of the game, rules, teams played on, etc., showed trick shots, skills, and played a friendly game with the Yavapai youth.
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “I chose the school because I loved the feeling I got being on campus. I also chose it because I want to create a new path for other native kids younger than me looking to go to college, other than the usual Onondaga Community College. The coaches were great and I love the facility. The players I got to stay with for a day of college life were very cool; their hospitality they showed was great. They really helped me on my final decision of whether to commit or not. It felt like I really connected with them and I want to be able to do that with my team members when I go to Essex.”
What are your thoughts on this past HS lacrosse season/team’s outlook for next season? “This past high school season was great. We got fourth in Ontario. This year we will focus on getting first as we have most of our players back from last year.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my past coaches for teaching me what I know. I would like to thank my friends and teammates for always being by my side. I would like to thank my family for supporting me as much as they could. A special thanks to my dad and grandma for teaching my to have respect and be humble; and my dad for driving me everywhere and for coaching me when I was younger and making things happen for me. Big special thanks to my grandma for making me the young man I am today.”
Other schools considered? I am very interested in Syracuse, Loyola, Maryland and Albany
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