Behind The Code...High School Lacrosse Player, Michael Del Vecchio

Name: Michael Del Vecchio    

Position: Attack

High School: Methacton High School (2015)          

Travel Team: Twist Lacrosse

Committed To: Goucher College

What aspects of your game are you working on to improve?

I am always looking to improve my game in all facets, but if i had to choose one thing it would be changing up the way I dodge and not sticking to the same one.

What makes you unique?

I believe that my strengths are being able to keep my head up and see the field when I have the ball and being able to move the ball at a fast pace with a quick release shot.

Who Are Your Role Models? Why?

My parents are in no doubt my role models because they raised me and showed me how to be a great person.

What Is The Best Part Of The Game of Lacrosse? What Do You Enjoy Most About The Sport?

I love the fast paced play and being able to just have fun with it. I enjoy the fact that no outcome is ever guaranteed and its like playing a new team every time you see a team you\’ve played before.  

What Is Something You Learned During Your High School Athletic Career?

I learned leadership throughout my high school career. I didn\’t only learn how to be a leader, but a good leader where I am supporting my teammates, not scrutinizing them.

I What Advice Would You Pass On To Other Athletes That Want To Play At The Next Level In College?

Do not ever give up hopes. Even if you can\’t go Division I, don\’t stop trying because there are many schools out there, DII, or DIII, that will give you your opportunity to play.

What Would Your Teammates Say About You?

I believe my teammates would say that I am a hard worker but always supportive of everyone around trying to do our best.

What Was The Biggest Obstacle You Overcame in Sports?

My biggest obstacle I overcame was proving my ability. I needed to prove my ability to gain respect by the other players so they knew that they could trust me.

Who Helped You Improve Your Game The Most?

Gary Mercadante, Delaware Valley Men\’s Lacrosse Coach, has helped me improve my game tremendously. He runs a lacrosse \”clinic\” type program, Back 2 Basics, for people looking for one-on-one help, all the way up to group help. I spent many days one-on-one with I\’m and he has helped me become the player I am today.

What Are You Looking Forward To At Goucher College?

I am looking forward for an opportunity for a chance to compete for a starting job. Also I cannot wait to get to play for Coach Kelly and his coaching staff and be able to play in his system. Mainly, I want to make the most of my stay at Goucher and do my best to succeed.