Northport (N.Y.) junior chooses Albany

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Northport (Northport, N.Y.) junior midfielder, John Glancy, has given a verbal commitment to play men’s lacrosse for Albany.

ESPNHS: What other school's did you consider?

John Glancy: “UMass, Towson, Army and UMBC.”

ESPNHS: What made Albany such an attractive choice?

JG: “The coaches and players really made me feel like they wanted me to be a part of their lacrosse program and the university. The feeling was mutual. I am in the Academy of Finance at Northport High School and intend on pursuing a degree in business. I felt Albany's business school was the best choice. Along with the lacrosse program, Albany was the perfect fit.”

ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

JG: “How all the coaches I visited or spoke with encouraged me to make the best decision for me. That no matter where I chose to go, it needed to feel right for me.”

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

JG: “There is no "one" question. You need to ask a lot of questions so you can come to the right decision for yourself.”

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

JG: “I think it is important to involve your coaches. I am fortunate to have great coaches at Northport High School who helped advise me along the way. As for academics, you can not take 9th grade lightly. As a student athlete you must excel on the field and in the class room.”

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

JG: “My parents and I started the process about a year ago, while I was a sophomore. The stress is the amount of time to research the schools academically and athletically. Speaking with coaches and making visits helps to narrow your choices. In the end, you will know when its right.”

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