YOSSET, New York – The Long Island Gulls are proud to announce that current defenseman Adam Fox has committed to attend school and play hockey at Harvard University beginning in the fall of 2016.
Fox (’98) will play for the Gulls U-16 Midget team this season under head coach Vinny Smith.
“I was torn between Yale and Harvard, and it was even tougher to decide after Yale won the NCAA championship last season,” said Fox. “Both are great academic schools, but I felt that Harvard was the better place for me being right near the city of Boston.”
The Jericho, NY native dressed last year for the Gulls U-14 Bantam team, and also competed in the OHL Cup with the Elite Hockey Group where he posted four points in four games.
“The Gulls gave me the opportunity to play at a higher level,” added Fox. “I was exposed to a lot of scouts, coaches, and even colleges. The Gulls program helped develop me into a better hockey player.”
The Des Moines Buccaneers drafted Fox in the 21st round this past Spring in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.
“We are so excited and proud of Adam on his commitment. Adam is a very special student athlete. His ability to control a game from the blue line is not something that is common in today's game. His poise, vision and playmaking ability are unreal. We look forward to Adam being a huge part of our Midget U-16 team this season and we wish him and his family nothing but continued success in the future,” said current New York Bobcats assistant coach and general manager, Craig Doremus. “We are excited that Adam is the next Long Island Gull to continue his hockey career at the NCAA Division 1 level.”
The Long Island Gulls would like to congratulate Adam and his family on taking the next step in his hockey career.
Harvard is located in Cambridge, MA and is a member of the ECAC hockey conference (NCAA-D1).
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)