Hewlett Lacrosse Star Blooming at University of Michigan

Sam Martorella will take the field for the Wolverines in 2013.

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."

Click here to read the rest of the interview.


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