Jimmy Spillane

2016 | NJ: River Vale
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Recruit Profile
Your ability to play Offense, Defense, Man-up, Man-down, and Face-off was remarkable ..." Ryan Boyle

I am a well-rounded athlete. Besides playing lacrosse since 3rd grade, I was the Center for football from 3rd grade through freshman year, as well as Co-Captain of my football team. I have been swimming competitively since the age of 5. I am also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I believe this shows that I am a leader and disciplined in whatever I do, and I would enjoy the commitment it takes to be a collegiate athlete.

I started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade where I played attack (X) for 6 years and switched to midfielder when I started taking face-offs in 9th grade. Since I have experience at other positions, I have a high awareness and skill set for the game so the coach can have confidence in my abilities after the face-off.

I started taking face-offs with no prior experience as a Freshman winning 90%, then I would run down and play attack where I always had played. As a Sophomore I took every face-off for the Varsity team and won 78.5% and started playing middy and was on the man-up unit. Summer as a rising junior, I won 80% of my face-offs in 4 tournaments. Spring of Junior year, I was starting OM & won 77% FO (206/260) with 10G,9A,44GBs. My high school won Leagues and was Team of the Year. I was selected as a NJ States Player to Watch, 1st Team All League, & 3rd Team All County. Summer as a rising senior, I played 49 games and went 420/550 on face-offs - 76%. I also made 3 All Star Games at Gait Cup, UA Shootout, and Battle of the Hot Beds.

I believe my background and hard work in other sports has led me to become a successful face-off specialist because of the timing, quick hands, and physicality of playing Center; the endurance and toughness from swimming; and the balance, focus and discipline from Tae Kwon Do.

I am an Honors student, Peer Leader, and member of Student Council, and Varsity and Club swimmer. My senior year I was elected Executive Council and Captain of the Varsity Lacrosse and Swim teams. I dedicate myself not just to sports but to academics as well and have a 3.73 gpa, 30 ACT, and 1910 SAT.

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Honors & Awards:
* 2016 NJ 1st Team All-State Group 2, 1st Team All-Bergen County, 1st Team All-Jacobson League, Jacobson Player of the Year, NJ State ASG Selection, 1st Team All-Suburban (Ridgewood Press), Captain of Lacrosse and Swim Teams, Northjersey.com Player of the Year Candidate, National FOA Showcase Elite 8 Finalist
* 2015 All Star at Gait Cup, Under Armor Shootout, & Battle of the Hotbeds, 3rd Team All-Bergen County, 1st Team All-Jacobson League, National FOA Showcase Elite 8 Finalist, Team of the Year, League Champs
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Other HS Sports Played:
Swimming, Captain, All North Jersey Honorable Mention, 3 School Records
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
SPRING 2016 SENIOR: 80% FO win, 41G, 28A, 95 GB IN 16 games (4.43 ppg), MARKED 500TH CAREER FACE-OFF WIN SUMMER 2015: * 76% Face-Off Wins (Club with NJLC, Brotherhood, and Trilogy ICE) in 7 tournaments - 49 games - 420/551 Face-Off Wins Rising Senior year. Winner of 2015 Yale Bulldog Bash & Brandywine Classic. Championship game at Gait Cup. Undefeated into Quarter Finals at UNC and Hotbeds. * 77% Face-Off Wins (Varsity) (210/272 + 10G, 9A) in 18 games Junior year. * 72% Face-Off Wins (Fall Club Brotherhood 2016 Elite) in 2 tournaments (47/65) Junior year. * 80% Face-Off Wins (Summer Club Brotherhood 2016 Elite) in 4 tournaments (152 of 189) Rising Junior. * 78% Face-Off Wins (Varsity) (149/190) as a Sophomore. * 90% Face-off Wins (Freshman Team). * Pascack Valley HS - NJ GROUP 2 NORTH JACOBSEN LEAGUE CHAMPS * SUMMER, 2014 - Winner of Summer Slam (Westchester PA) and Yale Bulldog Bash (New Haven CT) * Placed in Elite 8 at National Face Off Academy Showcase 2015 & 2016

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Pascack Valley
Craig Buckley
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The Faceoff Academy
Kyle Ojakian
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Faceoff Academy 2016
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Brian Wolchok
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GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-

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Recruit Relationships

Shawn Buchanan

Jul 16, 2014

Jimmy is not one to sit and talk about what he is going to do, but instead actually goes out and achieves his goals. He lets his work speak for itself, choosing to be a leader and remarkable role model for his peers and teammates.

Craig Buckley

Jul 7, 2014

Jimmy is an extremely hard worker that is motivated both on the field and in the classroom. This past year, Jimmy did an outstanding job for us at the faceoff X. His determination to be successful makes him a valuable recruit for any college coach.

Brian O'Rorke

Jul 2, 2014

Jimmy is an extremely hard working, mature young man. He is truly dominant at the face-off x and he can single handedly change the flow of a game. In addition to facing-off, Jimmy is an offensive threat off the dodge.

Kyle Ojakian

Jun 25, 2014

Jimmy is a tremendous young man with a gift for the faceoff x. Jimmy is almost automatic at the faceoff x and gives our team a huge advantage. He is a constant worker in practice and in games and I believe he will be a valuable college player.

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