Name: Nick Gray
High School: Chaminade
Club Team: FCA Northeast Region Team
Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?
I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade with the Garden City Lacrosse club
Why did you choose to attend Providence College?
I liked the atmosphere and feel of the campus and I really liked the coaching staff!
What are you looking forward to most at the next level?
Playing in Division 1 competition
What are your future goals beyond college lacrosse?
To pursue a job in the business world.
Can you provide some insight into your experience with FCA, when did you join the program?
I played for FCA during the summer after my Sophomore year of HS.
How did you hear about the program?
I heard about the program through some of my friends at Chaminade.
What was one of your favorite memories?
One of my favorite memories was traveling to Vermont with my Dad and eating at some great restaurants.
What advice do you have for any future FCA players about the recruitment process?
Always play your hardest even when you think no one is watching!
What is your greatest strength as a lacrosse player?
Communicating to my defense and outlet passes.
What is one part of your game you are focusing on getting better at before attending Providence?
Trying to get better at inside shots and stopping 90+ mph shots from Division 1 shooters.
What is your favorite tailgate food?
Celebrity you would most like to hang out with is?
Who is one lacrosse player that you have learned a great deal from?
A goalie named Eric Schneider who plays for Johns Hopkins.
What other lacrosse clubs have you played for over the years?
Long Island Express, The Long Island Snipers, and FLG.
Feel free to include any shout-out or special thanks.
I want to give a special thanks to Coach Pomponio and Coach Moran at Chaminade HS and Coach Chanenchuk and Coach Schreiber from the Long Island Express. I also wanted to give a shout out to Coach Bednarz and Coach Kelly from FCA. The FCA Coaches made me feel welcomed and pushed me to be a leader on the field.
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