High Point adds Ontario native

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Dan Lomas, a lefty attackman from Burlington, Ontario has given a verbal commitment to play men’s lacrosse for High Point University.

Lomas is a 2012 graduate.

ESPN High School: What other school’s did you consider?

Dan Lomas: “Binghamton, Stony brook, St. Joseph’s, Robert Morris.”

EHS: What made High Point such an attractive choice?

DL: “The campus is absolutely remarkable. The guys are great, hard working and determined to make High Point a successful program. I felt the style that Coach Torpey and Coach Tracey teach is a style that fits me as a lacrosse player and a person. It’s the type of environment I can flourish in and improve as a student-athlete at the end of the day. Mostly I was drawn in by the academics. High Point is an extremely prestigious school that cares not only about their academics, but more about how the students are enjoying themselves.”

EHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

DL: “How quickly things can change. I was not a recruited player until the Reebok Top 100 camp.”

EHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?

DL: “I asked what the schools believed in and what they expected from me as a student-athlete.”

EHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?

DL: “Ask questions about everything, don't hold anything back, picking a school is the biggest decision you will make. It shapes your future.”

EHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?

DL: “I think the recruiting process works very well, the only set back is that an athlete can not take an official visits without taking the SAT's, this made it very challenging for me to see the places I wanted to.”