Severna Park (Md.) junior commits to Navy


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Severna Park (Severna Park, Md.) junior defenseman Billy Bollhorst has made a verbal commitment to men's college lacrosse for the Navy.

Bollhorst, a 2013 graduate, was a starter as a sophomore and the defender plays club ball for Predator lacrosse.

Navy is a Division I institution and is located in Annapolis, Md. The Midshipmen play in the Patriot League.

ESPNHS: What other school’s did you consider?

Billy Bollhorst:“Penn State, Maryland, Towson.”

ESPNHS: What made Navy such an attractive choice?

BB: “Navy is a school with deep lacrosse traditions and living near the academy we often went to watch Navy play. The everyday lifestyle of a Midshipman just interested me, I never thought I would represent Navy and my country in this way.”

ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

BB: “How early it truly started.”

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

BB: “Where the coaches saw themselves in the next few years, and how do you see me fitting into the program.”

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

BB: “Don't rule anything out. If you really want it or even if you're not sure go check it out.”

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

BB: “Playing phone tag with the coaches since they weren't able to call back.”

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