Owen Duffy is a stud on the offensive side of the ball with a very high lacrosse IQ. Lacrosse is something that runs in his family with his dad playing collegiately at Cornell and his older sister currently playing in high school. Duffy who is in the class of 2023 has transferred from Westhampton to St. Anthony’s where he will be playing throughout the remainder of his high school career. St. Anthony’s is has one of the top ranked lacrosse teams in the nation, and Duffy will have an opportunity to help them continue their winning ways. Read more about Owen Duffy down below where he spoke about how he describes his game and some of the important people in his life who have helped him get to where he is today.
Q. How did you get into playing lacrosse?
A. Since I was a little kid I always had a stick in my hand. My dad played lacrosse at Cornell so growing up my older sister and I were always around lacrosse.
Q. How would you best describe your game?
A. I would compare my game to a point guard in basketball. Ultimately, I try to break down defenses with the objective being to set up my teammates with scoring opportunities, but when the opportunity presents itself for me to score I try to take advantage of it.
Q. St. Anthony’s has a rich history of winning, what does it mean to you to play for a program like them?
A. Growing up, St. Anthony’s was always in my mind because my father played lacrosse and graduated from SA. St. Anthony’s has a tremendous reputation for both academics and athletics. Year in, and year out St. Anthony’s has a great lacrosse program. The COVID pause certainly gave me time to think, and ultimately I felt that transferring to SA was what I needed to do.
Q. Who are some of the people that have helped you get to where you are today?
A. I would definitely say that my parents had a huge part in where I am today, without their support I don’t think that any of this would be possible. I would also say that my coaches, whether it was travel or school ball have played a huge role in helping me get to where I am today.
Q. Looking ahead, is playing in college something that you see yourself doing?
A. Playing in college has definitely been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and as I’m getting older it is starting to become a reality.
Q. What is your confidence level in St. Anthony’s team going into the 2021 season?
A. With a program like St. Anthony’s you are going to have individual talent every year across the board. Combine talent with great coaches, it’s hard to not feel confident heading into the season.