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Less than one year after picking up the game of lacrosse, Trabuco Hills senior faceoff specialist Colin Seedorf has committed to study and play NCAA Division 2 lacrosse at Colorado Mesa University.

“Congratulations to Colin on his commitment to CMU,”  Trabuco Hills coach Eric Bassett said by email.  “He has been a huge gift to our team, giving us a dominant FOGO after coming over from the football team just last year.  He is an amazing athlete and will be a great asset to CMU”.

Seedorf was already a dual-sport athlete (football and wrestling) at Trabuco Hills before he picked up lacrosse, and was planning on continuing on that until a broken hand cut short his football season and forced him to re-think his wrestling plans. 

“I have played football all my life and I had wrestled for a couple years,” Seedorf explained by email.  “I broke my hand at the end of football season so it was gonna be very hard to wrestle with a very weak hand. My close friends who play lacrosse said I should give it a shot.”

The Trabuco Hills coaching staff initially assigned their athletic newcomer to JV with the intent of molding him into a short stick defensive midfielder.  However, it didn’t take Seedorf long to realize his talents may be better suited for another position. 

“I began to watch face off and I was instantly attracted to it.,” he said. ” I began to face off and I started doing very well and the coaches decided to bring me up about a quarter through the season.”

Facing off turned out to be love at first sight for Seedorf, and he immediately went to work making up for lost time and doing the things he needed to do to play in college.

“I instantly knew lacrosse is what I want to do in college”, he said.   “As soon as I started playing it was all I could think of and it still is all I can think of. I started working very hard. 

I would come home and watch lacrosse face-off videos for hours a night trying to perfect my craft. My friends kept telling me the best way I can get recruited at this point was to go to tournaments and they found an open club team for me. I made SD United and it’s history from there.”

Seedorf performed well enough with SD United to earn the offer from Colorado Mesa and decided that CMU was the right college choice for him.

“There are many things that attracted me to CMU, but here are a few,” Seedorf said.  “I absolutely love the coaching staff, they make me want to better myself and they really inspire me. CMU has a very hard working lacrosse team. The campus is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I really wanted to get out of California and Colorado will be a beautiful change of scenery.”

Not surprisingly, now that Seedorf has checked one challenging goal off his list, he is adding a few more for his senior season

“My goals for this season are to score one goal a game on fast breaks,” he said.” Have a win percentage of 75%. Get First Team All-League and get second or first team All-County.

He also wanted to thank a few friends who have helped guide him on his whirlwind journey. 

I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches and a special thanks to the whole Evans family, Craig Friesen, Adam Morawski, Michael Marino, A.J. Switzer, and Jared Friesen.