When it comes to school and lacrosse, family has motivated most decisions for Nate Usich.
He was a third-generation day student at Avon Old Farms, the prep school in his hometown of Avon, Conn., where he played alongside eventual Syracuse defenseman Tyson Bomberry and Connor Kelley (Easton, Conn.), a star midfielder at Maryland. When his own commitment decision came around, it helped that his uncle attended Dickinson.
Now, heading into his senior year with the Red Devils, Usich's goals and aspirations have a familial tone.
"I want all the players that come here to know nothing I’ve done is out of their reach," the 22-year-old long-stick midfielder said. "I’m not the most athletic or the fastest, I never have been. So you can't leave it to chance. If you're a guy who shows up, gets one percent better every day, you can do some great things."