Hereford (Md.) junior chooses Hofstra

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Hereford (Parkton, Md.) junior goalie Conor Cunningham has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Hofstra.

Cunningham recorded eight saves in the Bulls' 6-4 win in the Maryland Class 3A/2A state championship game last season and earned Honorable Mention All-State.

ESPNHS: What other school’s did you consider?

Conor Cunningham: “Also considered Notre Dame, Towson, and High Point.”

ESPNHS: What made Hofstra such an attractive choice?

CC: “The urban feel of the campus, and they offer the academics I am looking for. Also, I was extremely impressed with their facilities and it is a great opportunity to play for a top Division 1 team.”

ESPNHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

CC: “It was great that the coaches were so understanding about the stress of the process and that as a recruit you are trying to make he best decision possible for you.”

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

CC: “To make sure that their school has the academics you are looking for because that is what leads to your future after college.”

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

CC: “Visit as many schools as possible so you can choose a school that is right for you.”

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

CC: “I think that the process is starting too early and many 15-16 year olds are not ready to make such a big decision. I also think that after you show an interest in a school they should be able to call you within reason to keep in better contact.”

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