Buchman Commits to Bryant

Santa Margarita sophomore Quentin Buchman announced his verbal commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Buchman emerged as a top prospect last season when he finished his freshman campaign with 57 points (35 goals, 22 assists).  Strong performances at Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip & High Rollers helped him draw attention from Division 1 programs.

Buchman says the he chose Bryant for the “Opportunity to develop as a student and an athlete; and great coaching”.  With three years to go before he enrolls at Bryant, Buchman knows that there is still a lot of work to be done and says this his goals are to “Develop everyday by getting stronger, faster, and increasing my lacrosse IQ. My goals for our team is to win CIF.”  He also wanted to thank his high school and SoCal Express coach Adam Guy,  Tom Demaio (Bunch Nation), and Mike Acee (Team 212) for supporting him on his recruiting journey.

Santa Margarita head coach Adam Guy had this to say about Buchman “I am extremely proud of Quentin and his commitment to play at Bryant University. He has worked tirelessly on the field, in the weight room, and most importantly, in the classroom, to get to this point. It’s a great day for Santa Margarita and the Orange County Lacrosse community and I am excited to coach Quentin these next three years and help him prepare to play at the next level.”

5 Things to Know About Quentin Buchman

  1. Quentin is “Q” to his friends
  2. Q has a 4.0 GPA
  3. You can see Q play for the SoCal Express this winter at the 3d Oceanside Hustle, Surf Storm, and the Adrenaline Challenge.
  4. Q had a breakout game against Granite Bay last season.  His six goals led Santa Margarita past the No. 4 team in the CIF North Coast section.
  5. Q can Rip.   His 95 mph missile earned him the fastest shot award at the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championships.

5 Things to Know About Bryant University

  1. The Bulldogs are building a west coast legacy. Eight players on the roster for 2015-16, hail from California.
  2. The Bulldogs are coached by Former Duke coach Mike Pressler.  You can learn more about Pressler by reading It’s Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered by Pressler and Don Yaeger and watching Pressler’s interview on 60 Minutes.
  3. Bryant’s International Business Program is ranked 16th in the country by Bloomberg Newsweek.
  4. The University has a student body of approximately 3,500.
  5. The average incoming student in 2015 ranked in the top 25% of their high school class and had 1172 on the SAT.