Profile from: knuckledownlacrosse.com
Tom Williamson, 18, of Ontario, Canada is said to be a natural leader on the defensive line of his lacrosse team. With high hopes of doing big things after high school, the 6’4, 220 lbs defensive player has committed to play Division II lacrosse for Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Date of Birth: April 25, 1996
Graduation year: 2015
Position: Close Defense
Club Affiliations: Ottawa Nemesis U-19, Gloucester Griffins Jr. B
Lacrosse Honors: 2014 OJMFLL Provincial Champions, Intermediate C Provincial Champions
KDL had a chance to talk with Williamson to discuss his future in lacrosse…
What do you plan on majoring in?
TW: Exercise Science
Why did you choose Coker College?
TW: I chose Coker because of the beautiful campus, strong academics, and great coaches.
Do you have any dreams of playing lacrosse after college?
TW: Possibly. My dream is to become either a chiropractor or an athletic therapist, but if the opportunity presents itself I would love to continue to play!
Who would you say most inspires you?
TW: Jamie Foster inspires me the most, I would say. He has been a great coach and mentor throughout my career and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
What advice would you give someone who is hoping to continue lacrosse in college?
TW: Just be proactive with the coaches and do not be afraid to reach out to a school that you want to go to– that is the best way to get under their radar. All in all, just be personable, respectable, and confident in yourself.
What are you most looking forward to next year?
TW: I am really looking forward to getting to know my teammates at Coker College, as well as spending my winters in sunny South Carolina!