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Newsome Boys 2024 Braiden Ames Commits to Florida Tech!

Congratulations to Braiden on his college choice and good luck in the future!

Braiden Ames

Graduation Year

High School
Newsome High School


College Choice
Florida Institute of Technology

Why did you choose this college?
Fantastic education as well as a great team environment.

What Advice Would You Give Those Starting the Recruiting Process?
Create a list of colleges that have your major that you want to study in. From there find out which one has lacrosse and talk to their coaches.

Who Would You Like to Thank for Getting You to Here?
My parents, 3D and True Lacrosse, and Coach Max Drewett.

What are your first memories of the sport?
Passing with my dad except he had a baseball glove as he didn’t know how to play lacrosse.

What is Your Favorite Memory From Your High School Career?
During the 22’ season, beating Mitchell to be top 8 in the state.

What is Your Stick Brand? And Why?
ECD DNA, I found myself breaking my heads 2 times a season so I settled on the DNA which can withstand the checks I put my heads through.

Which Lacrosse Player Do You Most Want to Have a Meal With and Why?
Jarrod Neumann, he started playing lacrosse as a senior and he fell in love with the sport so much that he is now in the PLL. I want to ask him what he did to improve so much in a short time span.

Do You Watch College & Pro Games and What Are You Watching for to Make You a Better Player?
Yes, Tucker Durkin was a big one for me, such a fundamental and strong defenseman.

What’s Your Go-To Meal After a Game?
If it’s around, I always get Freddy’s.

What’s the One Thing Your Teammates Would be Surprised to Know About You?
I plan on majoring in Computer Science.

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