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Ethan Larson; Heading to One of The Nations Top Lacrosse Programs

Ethan Larson is wrapping up a career where he was part of a great Ward Melville defense. Last season they went a very impressive 15-5 en route to the Suffolk County Class A Championship. After Larson graduates from Ward Melville, he will be attending UNC, where he will be suiting up for the Tar Heels. Larson says the strongest part of his game is his ability to break out and clear the ball. This is something that the Tar Heels can look forward to seeing him do when he steps on to the field. Keep reading down below to learn more about Larson in this interview with this week’s Senior feature!

Q. What were some of the deciding factors in choosing to play at UNC?

A. The main factors that helped me decide on playing at UNC were that the coaches made my family and I feel  part of the program the first time we met. The level of lacrosse I knew they provided was something very important to me. I have always dreamed of playing division 1 lacrosse at a competitive program. The campus is something that stuck out to me as well, I find it to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

Q. How have you been staying active during quarantine?

A. During this quarantine, I’ve been going for long runs as well as doing many body weight workouts to keep myself in shape.

Q. What would you say is the strongest part of your game?

A. The strongest part of my game in my opinion is my ability to break out and clear the ball. I also consider getting ground balls a major part of my game as well.

Q. Who are some of the people that have helped you get to where you are today?

A. Some of the people who have helped me get to where I am today are most importantly my parents. The entire Three Village Lacrosse staff and Ward Melville lacrosse staff, Tom Zummo, and especially John Krieg. John was the one who knew I was a defenseman and he provided me with the foundation I needed to succeed.

Q. What is one of your most memorable moments playing for Ward Melville?

A. I don’t have a specific memory that sticks out to me. Ward Melville lacrosse is one big memory that I will never forget. I am grateful enough to have put on that jersey and take the field with the people who I have played with my whole life.

Q. What are you most looking forward to when you take the field at UNC?

A. I am looking forward to having a chance to compete and do everything I possibly can to help my team succeed.


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