(Photo Courtesy of Hoggard Lacrosse)
On Tuesday, Seth Tierney and the Hofstra Pride landed a commitment from John T. Hoggard, N.C., junior attackman/midfielder Trey Parkes.
The Tar Heel State native is the fourth commitment in the class of 2022 for the Pride and second at the midfield spot, alongside Vincent McDermott out of Massapequa,N.Y.
“When I visited Hofstra it felt like I was still at home,” Parkes told Lacrosse Bucket. “The campus was beautiful and I saw a lot of opportunities ahead of me.”
Parkes was able to get up to Hempstead and see Hofstra on his own, dspite in-person recruiting and official visits still being off the table due to the recruiting dead period implemented by the NCAA. Hofstra assistant coach Tim McIntee initially contacted Parkes in October.
On film, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior shows a very dynamic offensive skillset. Not only does he have the ability to operate as a dodger and shooter from up top, but he can also take control of an offense from behind the cage at ‘X’ and get to the rack and feed. He has also shown the ability to be aggressive on the ride.
Parkes said that while he sees a need to improve in every aspect of his game over the next few season before he gets to college, he really sees how he can improve his self physically. ” I plan to get bigger stronger faster so I can compete at Hofstra day one.”
Coming into his junior season, Parkes said the one goal on his mind is to help lead Hoggard to a state title. “Personally I don’t look towards personal goals like All-Conference, All-State, ect. At the end of the day it comes down to who’s the best team in the state and who wins the championship and Hoggard’s goal is to win a state championship.”