Carson Spooner, a junior at Tesoro High School, has verbally committed to play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Spooner took some time with 3d San Diego coach Zack Burke to answer some questions about his recruiting experience.
What were some of the reasons that ultimately led you to decide on Sacred Heart?
I was looking for a school with strong academics and athletic program. Ultimately, Sacred Heart provided both of these two things, especially with the growth of the campus and new state of the art facilities, and the coaching philosophy and positive experience with coaches and players. SHU is an awesome campus and you can feel the energy and school pride when walking around, even when it is 28 degrees.
Describe the recruiting process? Who helped you through and it how much of it was done on your own?
The recruiting process is a long one and for me it involved a lot of contacting schools that I was interested in, sharing my highlight videos and attending tournaments on the East Coast to be seen by the schools in person. For me personally, I was focused on finding the right school and lacrosse program regardless of division level. Also, my coaches were instrumental as well, especially Coach Burke with helping contact coaches and development on the field.
How have you developed as a player in the 3d Lacrosse system?
3d has helped me develop in a structured system that builds on developing solid skills and team play.
How would you describe yourself as a player and how do you see yourself fitting into the program at Sacred Heart in a few years?
I believe that I am an all-around player that can score from the outside and around the crease. I like to create opportunities from X and share the ball. I believe I will fit into SHU’s fast pace offense since I like to make things happen quickly.
Now that you’re committed to Sacred Heart, what kind of goals have you set for yourself?
Now is the time the real work starts. My focus moving forward is to hit the gym harder and continue to perfect my shooting. My main goal is to contribute on the field as a freshman in any capacity they need when I arrive at SHU and to represent the West.