In some ways, lacrosse is still almost brand new to Nolan Callahan.
In other ways, the rising junior at Avon Old Farms (Conn.) is already a student of the game.
The goaltender, who did not start playing the sport until age 15, has crammed what many take years to acquire into what has turned into a meteoric rise.
It’s resulted in Callahan, a Florida native, giving a verbal commitment to attend Syracuse University.
The 6-foot-4 Callahan takes up a lot of space in goal but still has enough quickness to start transition opportunities, attributes on display in his highlight film.
Callahan’s story is as unique as it is intriguing.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Nolan on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The main factors in my decision to attend Syracuse, and during my entire college recruiting process, mainly revolved around the gut feeling I had when I stepped foot on campus, as well as what would offer me the best opportunity looking into my future and life off of the playing field.
Finding a school where I could thrive academically, socially and athletically was most important to me during my process. In addition to that, I wanted a chance to compete for a national championship year in and year out, as well as a goalie situation that would challenge me to work my hardest everyday to have the opportunity to step on the field.
Read the rest of the interview at laxlessons.com