Boca Raton (Fla.) goalie heads to Delaware

Boca Raton (Boca Raton, Fla.) junior goalie Nick Martin has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for the University of Delaware.

Martin, a 2013 graduate, was earned First Team All-District and Third Team All-South Florida honors after posting a 65 percent save percentage and leading his team to an 18-2 record.

Delware is a Division I school located in Dover, Del. and plays in the Colonial Athletic Assosciation (CAA).

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

Nick Martin: "Hofstra and Fairfield."

EHS: What made Delaware such an attractive choice?

NM: "Delaware had everything I wanted in a school. The student population is a great size, nearly 20,000, which is something that was very important to me. The coaches are great at Delaware, Coach Shillinglaw is one of the most tenured and successful college lacrosse coaches of all time. More importantly, he and the rest of his staff, were all great people. They were all very helpful and kind throughout the process and all of the players on the team spoke extremely highly of them which was very important to me. It was very easy to envision myself playing for them throughout my college career. Delaware obviously has a great reputation on the field, and being a part of the winning tradition that has been established there is something I look forward to."

EHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

NM: "One thing that really surprised me about the recruiting process was how early it begins, and how quickly things can develop."

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

NM: "Well, there were a lot of questions back and forth throughout my visit at Delaware so it is very difficult to pick one. But as a goalie, it was important for me to find out that I would be the only 2013 goalie, and also to establish Delaware's comfort with my style of play."

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

NM: "One piece of advice I'd offer other players in the recruiting process would be to find somewhere they are comfortable with the coaching staff and the team, the academics, and a school that fits their needs socially."