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Needham's Riley commits to Bates

Needham High senior Mark Riley has committed to play lacrosse and football at Bates College, ESPNHS lacrosse editor Tom Peace reported on Monday.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder was an All-American midfielder for the Rockets' lacrosse team. In the fall, Riley played both receiver and tight end for the Rockets, catching 72 balls for 1,266 yards and a school-record 15 touchdowns while being named to ESPN Boston's All-State football team.