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Utahns Abroad: Rufus Frost Checks In From North of the Border

Rufus Frost - McGill LacrosseRufus Frost, who graduated from Park City High School in 2012, checks in after completing his first season at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Redmen play in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association and play their season in the Fall. The 2012 Redmen won the CUFLA Championship, beating Western Ontario 7-6 in Overtime.
Utah Lacrosse News: How big is your school?
Rufus Frost: About 20,000 undergraduates.
ULN: What do you like most about the city you are in?
RF: Its an unbelievable college town. Montreal, just beating out Boston, actually has the highest student per population ratio in North America.
ULN: What is College lax like?
RF: Its a lot of fun. You’ll find that you find a ton of time to devote to lacrosse, much more than high school, which makes college all the more fun.
ULN: What is the hardest part of College ball?
RF: The most difficult thing I faced in my freshman season was making the adjustment from being a big fish in a small pond, to a small fish in a big pond. Everyone is so much bigger, faster, and stronger than they were in high school, and the game moves at a faster pace. This makes your training off the field that much more imperative.
ULN: Whats your Major?
RF: Psychology
ULN: What game are you most looking forward to playing in this next season and why?
RF: @ Bishop’s University. McGill has a huge rivalry with Bishop’s as the two teams are typically fighting for a spot atop the eastern conference. It is one of the largest and most rambunctious crowds we play for all year. Bishop’s and McGill have also captured the last two national titles.
ULN: What is the biggest difference between High School and College ball?
RF: The speed of the game and the size of the players. All the skills are just at a higher level.
ULN: What advice would you give to High School players who want to play College?
RF: Get into recruiting as early as possible. Regardless of whether you are putting up serious points yet or not, contact all of the coaches you have any interest in playing for no later than the summer between your sophomore and junior year. That way, you have instantly put yourself on their radar for your next lacrosse season.
ULN: Thanks Rufus, best of luck next season!
Photo courtesy of Michael Sonea

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