Former Hewlett High School lacrosse star Sam Martorella sat down with MgoBlue.com — the official University of Michigan athletics website — earlier this week and spoke about his transitition to the college game.
The 5-foot-10 freshman comes to Michigan looking to help rebuild a struggling program that went 1-13 in 2012.
Martorella was captain of both the Hewlett lacrosse and football teams during his senior year. He was also named All-County football during his junior and senior years.
From his interview:
On the transition from high school to Division I Lacrosse ... "I think the transition is pretty tough because I'm not from such a big powerhouse high school. I think the coaching I got from high school was pretty good, and that geared me up for knowing what I'm going to be in for. Tempo and speed are just a big difference."
Martorella also discussed why he chose to become a University of Michigan Wolverine instead of going to other potential schools:
What drew you to Michigan the most ..."The tradition that Michigan has is so rich, and to be a part of that is something very special that I take to heart. The academics are a big thing that drew me here as well."