Mike Morgan and the Merrimack Warriors landed their first commitment in the 2022 class on Monday, as Cambridge, Ga., defenseman/LSM Ethan Landry announced that he would be taking his talents to North Andover, Mass.
“For me, it was everything about Merrimack,” Landry told Lacrosse Bucket. “The campus is great and the academics are exactly what I need…Also, they have built a winning culture within the team and Coach Morgan really knows how to win games.”
While NCAA recruiting is currently in a dead period, which prohibits in-person recruiting and campus visits, through January 1st, Landry said that he did take a virtual tour back in September and took a visit up to Merrimack on his own to take the admissions tour.
Merrimack head Coach Mike Morgan initially reached out to Landry on September 1st, which was the first day that college coaches could contact 2022 recruits. “We’ve called many times since then and had a zoom call to watch film so I could see how their defense plays,” Landry said.
The 6-foot-3, 175 pound defenseman/LSM moves very well for his size, has shown to be excellent off the ground, and has been a force on the back end for Cambridge as a starter the past two seasons. He helped lead the Bears to a 4-3 record during the shortened 2020 season. As a freshman in 2019, Landry and his Cambridge team went 7-11 and fell in the first round of the GHSA 6A-7A state tournament.
Landry stated that two of his mains goals coming into his junior season are to keep getting stronger and continuing to learn. “My goals for my junior season are to continue gaining weight and getting stronger and faster. I will also continue to get as much knowledge from the great coaches I have the opportunity to work with in both ThunderLB3 and my high school.”