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Sachem North LAX Player Commits To West Point

6-foot-2 junior attackman still has two seasons to help the Flaming Arrows get back to championship status.

Sean O'Brien, Sachem North Class of '15, will play for Army at West Point when he graduates. Credit: Matthew McGevna
Sean O'Brien, Sachem North Class of '15, will play for Army at West Point when he graduates. Credit: Matthew McGevna
Sachem North Varsity Lacrosse player Sean O'Brien has announced his commitment to play LAX for Army when he enrolls as a student at West Point in 2015.

For now, the incoming junior will have two full seasons to help the Flaming Arrows get back to the top of the heap in Suffolk County Division 1 lacrosse. 

O'Brien, a 6-2, 165-lb attackman, started for the Arrows last season as a sophomore, gaining some vital experience in the playoffs against high-powered teams like Smithtown East. 

In an interview with LaxLessons.com, O'Brien said he had always set his sights on West Point, and only really considered Navy as an alternative.

"It is a challenge that not many people in life get to experience," O'Brien said in the interview. "It’s an opportunity for me to get a stellar education, play lacrosse and serve my country.  It fits my personality and is something that I always strived for since I was young."

Head Coach Jay Mauro congratulated O'Brien in an email.

"Congrats to Sean and his family on his commitment to the United States Military Academy at West Point," he wrote. "We are very happy for Sean and his family."

Mauro praised O'Brien to LaxLessons.com, citing O'Brien's skill at getting his hands free and his athleticism. 

Sachem North was defeated in the Suffolk County playoffs by Smithtown East last season, but not before notching a first-round victory over Patchogue-Medford. The program is looking to build their younger players and carry last season's momentum deeper into the playoffs this coming year.

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