(Photo: Chase Young/Instagram)
Last Friday, the Quinnipiac Bobcats landed a commitment in the 2022 class as Holy Cross Prep, N.J., midfielder Chase Young announced verbaled to the MAAC program.
Young is the fourth commitment in the class for the Bobcats and second from the Garden State, joining Manasquan, N.J., faceoff man Maxwell Pauwels.
“I really liked Coach (Mason) Poli and the assistant coaches were great,” Young told Lacrosse Bucket. “The Quinnipiac lacrosse program is headed for success. I’m really excited to be apart of a team with such a dynamic coaching staff.”
Quinnipiac head coach Mason Poli initially reached out to Young in September and the staff has built a relationship with the junior midfielder ever since. “I have had weekly contact with him (Coach Poli) throughout the fall, keeping him updated with grades and sports, forming a good relationship with him.” Young said.
While in-person recruiting and visits are still off the table due to the recruiting dead period implemented by the NCAA, Young was able to get up to Hamden for a visit on his own, as well as take a virtual tour like the majority of prospects this cycle.
On film, t 6-foot-1, 185-pound righty shows good athleticism and a strong dodging presence. He also appear to have good field awareness and feel for the game, as well as passing skills and defensive instincts. He said the biggest area of his game that he wants to improve is his off hand.
Young also plays football for Holy Cross Prep, serving as their starting quarterback. He says that many of the skills he has to have as a quarterback in football do translate very well and improve his game on the lacrosse field. “As a QB, I have to have vision, quick reaction time, focus, and operate under pressure. These skills all translate to lacrosse seamlessly.”
Coming into his junior season, Young has multiple team and personal goals. “Personally, I would like to play to the best of my ability throughout the season and help to elevate other players and help develop a team cohesiveness. As a team, I would like to be able to enjoy a full, winning season.”