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Rams' Cognetta, Smith make college commitments for lacrosse

New Canaan junior Frank Cognetta and sophomore Kyle Smith have committed to play men's lacrosse at the next level. Following his high school graduation in the spring of 2015, Cognetta will enroll at the University of Richmond, and Smith will play the University of Denver one year later, per Joe Lombardi of LaxLessons.com. Recently, both players served as key cogs in the Rams' football title run, as Cognetta starred in the backfield, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns. On the lacrosse field, he is considered one of the best defenseman in the entire state. Meanwhile, aligned outside as a wide receiver, Smith recorded 21 receptions for 447 yards. At 6-foot-3, 200 lbs., Smith already provides an physically imposing force in the lacrosse midfield, where he still has three seasons ahead of him at New Canaan. He is naturally right-handed.

"A lot of things factored into making my decision," Smith told LaxLessons.com "I wanted to go to a school with a good mix of lacrosse and academics, which Denver provided. When I went out there, I fell in love with the school. Not too many people, awesome coaches, and awesome players."

The New Canaan boys lacrosse team will play its first game at home on April 9 against Trumbull beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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