3d New England Setting Standard for 'Late Recruiting' With Pipeline To Johns Hopkins University
SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. — 3d New England, 3d Lacrosse’s flagship club organization in the Northeast, is bucking the “early recruiting” trend thanks to a continuing pipeline of players committing late in their scholastic years to one of the most storied Division I lacrosse programs – Johns Hopkins University.
With the recent verbal commitment given to the Blue Jays by a pair of high school brothers, 3d New England has now in four of the last five years helped a players in the senior class get noticed, get recruited and ultimately commit to play lacrosse at the storied Baltimore institution.
In September, brothers Weston and Matt Narewski of the New Hampton School in New Hampshire both gave a verbal commitment to attend and play at Johns Hopkins University. Weston, a senior longstick midfielder who takes draws and also excels as a football player, and Matt, a sophomore face-off specialist, had been recruited by many of the elite Division I colleges before both opted to commit to Dave Pietramala.
While Matt’s commitment as a member of the class of 2019 might be considered the norm for today’s lacrosse recruiting environment, Weston’s stands out as the continuation of 3d New England’s success in recent years with helping coaches at one of the nation’s most respected programs find outstanding recruits for its next class to reach campus.
“We feel this speaks to the quality of the relationships we’ve worked to build with college coaches, with our players and with their families,” said 3d New England Director Matt Rowley, who doubles as 3d Lacrosse’s National Club Director.
“Each of these seniors who has committed at a stage people might call ‘late in the process’ is an example of why we strive to help our players develop – from the time they enter our program, we push our players to keep improving and to focus on developing as lacrosse players, athletes and students in the classroom.”
Rowley pointed out that group of players committing “late” to Johns Hopkins are players of various positions, indicating that in any given year a player of any type could possibly find his or her way to a roster spot at a top Division I school.
“You just have to keep grinding, keep working at improving your skill and finding ways to show that you’re taking leaps as a player,” Rowley said. “And as advocates for each player, the 3d New England staff has watched these student-athletes do just that. They’ve listened to advice from coaches, they’ve worked behind the scene, they’ve put in the extra time, and they’ve stayed focused on their own skills and path while so many young players might be getting caught up in the drama of lacrosse recruiting. These guys are really just a testament to their own hard work and to what we think is a great relationship with the outstanding staff 3d has working in New England.”
Here’s a look at the 3d New England past and current players to commit to Johns Hopkins in their senior or post-graduate year of study.
2017: Weston Narewski, FO/LSM, New Hampton School (N.H.)
2015: Patrick Foley, Defense, St. John's Prep (Mass.)
2014: Patrick Fraser, Attack, Dexter School (Mass.)
2013: Alex Perreault, Midfield, Bishop Hendricken (R.I.)
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