Sophomore LSM/D Kyle McBride of Palos Verdes has committed to play lacrosse at NCAA Division I St. John’s, Sea Kings coach Jimmy Borell said.
McBride (5-foot-10, 155 pounds) plays for the Factory and LA Heat clubs and also plays varsity basketball for Palos Verdes. He spent most of his freshman season on the Sea Kings’ junior varsity but appeared in seven games with the varsity late in the season.
A highlight video posted in October shows a speedy transition player with good ball-handling skills who also plays solid on-ball defense with good position and footwork. McBride made the all-star teams at three different club events — the Long Island Lax Fest, Adrenaline Challenge and C2C Spotlight
McBride is the third area player to commit to St. John’s, following 2016 A/M Jack Doyle of Crespi and 2017 D Nick Mohler of Loyola. He also is only the second Class of 2018 player in the L.A. area with a reported commitment to a D-I school, joining defender Evan Egan of Oak Park, who is committed to North Carolina.