Lavallee commits to Providence

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Cape Elizabeth senior boys’ lacrosse standout Timmy Lavallee, joined by (clockwise) his mother Jean, father Steve, assistant boys’ lacrosse coach Steve Bornick, athletic director Jeff Thoreck and head boys’ lacrosse coach, Ben Raymond, signs his National Letter of Intent to attend and play lacrosse at Providence College Tuesday afternoon.

“I was already interested in Providence as a school, even before the lacrosse program,” said Lavallee, who was also considering Colby, Gettysburg and Union. “I went to a play day at Providence this summer and luckily, I played really well. The coach came to me and said he wanted me to come. I’m excited and thrilled to have the opportunity.”

Lavallee, who is interested in business, expects to play attack at the next level and plans to move from his middie position this upcoming spring when the Capers will likely battle rival Falmouth (which boasts a defensive standout, Michael Ryan, who has also committed to Providence) for regional and state supremacy.

“It’s great for the program,” said longtime Cape Elizabeth coach Ben Raymond, who also coached Lavallee in soccer. “We’ve had a few others go on to play Division I, but it doesn’t happen often. It’s great for other kids to see. Timmy works hard and puts out a lot of effort. It’s good to see there’s a reward at the other end. He’s also outstanding academically. His game will translate well to college.”