Silver Creek lacrosse standout Zed Williams has verbally committed to the University of Virginia, the senior told The News.
Williams, a three-time first-team All-Western New York selection, said Wednesday that he called coach Dom Starsia of the perennial power Cavaliers recently to notify him that he would accept the school’s full scholarship offer. Williams said he will sign a National Letter of Intent when the early signing period for lacrosse (and many other sports) begins Nov. 14.
He picked Virginia over Syracuse, Ohio State and Albany.
“It feels good,” said the 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior who also plays football and basketball. “I finally found the spot I wanted to go. Those are the coaches I wanted to play for, like coach Starsia. I just really clicked with those guys.
“It’s far away from home, but I’ll be OK. My family has supported me. And really, I’m just following my heart.”
Williams, who has also been an All-American pick the last two years, became New York State’s career points leader in the final game of his junior season. His total of 554 points is one more than the former mark held by Casey Powell of Carthage (and later Syracuse University).
Williams had 99 points as an eighth-grader, 174 as a freshman, 155 as a sophomore and 126 last year.