This season was supposed to be a big year for junior Matt Keegan and Sachem North. With the season currently on hold, Matt is still putting in work to get bigger and stronger so that he can get ready for the summer and next spring. He is still going through the recruiting process for where he will play in college, but knows he wants to be somewhere that he can have an instant impact on the team. Although Matt is focused more about team goals rather than individual accomplishments, he is coming off of a great season last year and was hoping to double his point total from a year ago. This is something that he can carry into next season as he will be even more motivated to do everything he can to help bring a state championship to Sachem North for all of this years seniors who had their last opportunity taken away from them. Continue reading about Matt down below in a recent interview with the LILJ.
Q. What are some of the schools that you are considering to play at in college?
A. As of right now, I am still in the early stages of the recruiting process. I have been contacted by a couple of schools and have recently visited Fairfield University. I look forward to this spring and summer to get more attention from other university’s. I want to go to a school that I can get there and make an impact on the program right away.
Q. Is there anything that you’ve been doing to stay active since there aren’t any games right now?
A. As of right now with the quarantine, I have really focused on getting bigger and stronger. I lift 4-5 days a week and hope that it helps me this summer and spring.
Q. After having a great season last year, what are some of the ways you feel you can get even better?
A. I think I can improve my game by becoming a more aggressive and a better dodger. I think this will help my team because I can create more opportunities for myself and my teammates.
Q. What individual and team goals did you have for this season?
A. Although I am not big into individual goals, I would like to be all county this year and have at least 80 points doubling what I had last year. My team goals are to win a state championship and with the squad we have at Sachem North I know we can do it.
Q. Do you think that if the remainder of the season does get canceled, it will help you be even more determined to come back next season?
A. If this season gets cancelled it will definitely motivate me more next year knowing that we missed a whole season and it will be my last season of high school lacrosse. I will play for all of the seniors who lost there senior season.