Kyle Keenan

Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown West '11


High school honors:
US Lacrosse All-American (2011); ESPN Rise All-American first team (2011); All-Metro Tri-State first team (2011); All-Long Island team (2010, 2011); All-County (2009, 2010, 2011); team MVP (2011); team captain (2011)

Favorite lacrosse player:
Rob Pannell

Best advice received from a coach:
"There are no excuses!"

What are your strengths as a player?

Speed and vision.

What should every player at your position know?
Know when to push the ball and when to pull the ball out and settle.

What's the most important part of your preparation?
I hydrate, work hard in practice, study film, and am open to suggestions on how to improve my game.

What one thing do you wish you knew before you knew it as a lacrosse player?
Mistakes happen.

What's one tip you have for young lacrosse players?
Live with your stick in your hand.

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