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LILJ Interview with Binghamton University Commit Grace Agrillo

Grace Agrillo has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University for the fall of 2023. As a junior, she hopes to lead Huntington back to the playoffs this spring and build up her confidence before becoming a Bearcat.

Agrillo started playing lacrosse in kindergarten and was fortunate enough to have her dad as her coach. She got to play with her sisters growing up and has followed in their footsteps all the way to the top divisions of college lacrosse. Her sister Megan currently plays at Sacred Heart University and her other sister Sarah plays at Marymount University. She noted her sisters as her source of inspiration. She has watched them compete at the college level while pursuing a degree they are passionate about and hopes to be in that position when she arrives at Binghamton.

Agrillo has played one full season on Huntington’s varsity lacrosse team and is currently playing for their field hockey team. “I love playing any sport at Huntington, it’s really fun and all the girls are so nice. The team just has this really good bond,” she said.

In preparation for her spring season, she practices with her club team once a week and has fall ball starting up soon. She also makes sure to get outside and put in the work by herself. Her team lost to Smithtown East last year in the playoffs, so their team goal this year is to make it past the second round of playoffs again and hopefully get even further.

Agrillo plays for Liberty Lacrosse, and this is her fourth year with the club. “The coaches are amazing. We have such a good coaching staff; I love going to practices.” Her club team helped her get seen by many coaches over the summer and her high school team provided her with frequent practices and high competition to prepare her for these tournaments.

At the start of her recruitment process, she was looking for a medium-sized school where she could play a high level of lacrosse but at the same time, she did not want that to be her only commitment. Once she got her highlight reel out, her process went faster than she had imagined; but she loves where she ended up. “It’s in state and it’s close to my house so both of my parents will be able to get to a lot of my games.” She plans to study education and really loved the campus. She has only heard good things from people and loved the coaching staff. “I’m super excited to play there, it checked all of my boxes.”

Her advice for athletes going through the recruitment process is to do the best you can. Try not to get panicked, always practice and just enjoy it. Her favorite moment from her lacrosse career was winning a playoff game with her high school team this past spring. She hopes to be successful in the next chapter of her life at Binghamton University both in her lacrosse career and in her academic studies. “I’m really looking forward to having fun with the team and finally being there, meeting everybody and creating a good bond with everybody.”

 

 

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