Junior Will Bowen of BC High is an interesting story as he has been committed to play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina since February of his freshman year in high school. At 6’3″ and 220 pounds he is a top ranked outside linebacker who lives in Cohasset but looked around for a high school that would challenge him both academically and athletically and after visiting other schools decided on attending BC High. His decision was also influenced by the fact that one of his best friends had chosen to go to BC High and that his Laxachusetts Coach Steve Lydon had just taken over as head coach of the lacrosse team for the Eagles. In the fall of his freshman year Bowen was heading home from football practice when his lacrosse coach called to let him know that North Carolina was interested in him and this was his first exposure to college recruiting. Bowen was contacted by other ACC, Big Ten and Ivy League colleges but after talking with coaches and making campus visits he felt most at home in Chapel Hill and committed to UNC on February 4th of his freshman year saying “it was the best decision of my life”. Although he is settled and satisfied with his decision to play lacrosse at UNC, Bowen indicated he would be willing to discuss the football route with coaches, learn more about their programs and learn more about that process as he has been playing football since the third grade and calls it an amazing sport. The BC High football team returns a number of top prospects next year and Bowen says that the team goal is the same as every year as they will look to compete for a state championship but he is currently focused more on the upcoming lacrosse season having lost to Lincoln-Sudbury 10-8 in the Division 1 state championship game last season. He says the lacrosse team has worked hard as a result of that difficult loss and they will look to make it back to the championship game this year where they could face off against other top programs including Xaverian, Marshfield, Lincoln Sudbury, Needham, Duxbury and Newton North. Bowen is passionate about being a leader and he uses his vocal skills and actions to lead by example as he sees this as a powerful way to motivate and elevate people and this is always a key factor in building team unity and a positive locker room environment. When not on the athletic fields Bowen says he tries to make sure to spend time with friends and family both at school and in Cohasset. Will Bowen is an amazing multi-sport athlete who excels in school, represents BC High extremely well and he has a tremendous future in front of him as a result of all of his hard work.