David Glynn does a little of everything for Lake Forest

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Lake Forest senior David Glynn is a man of few words.

So his reaction was about what the Scouts’ boys lacrosse coaches expected when they inquired about whether he would move from the midfield to attack.

“They asked me if I wanted to do it, and I said sure,” Glynn said. “It was a little difficult at the beginning, but I got the hang of it. It was a fun time.”

Glynn excelled all season for a talented Lake Forest team that had an impressive record (20-4) but came up short in its bid to win a state title. The Scouts lost to Loyola in a state semifinal.

Glynn managed to score more than 100 points without letting other areas of his game fall off. He will play next year for Division I Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

“He was one of the best all-around players I’ve seen,” Lake Forest coach Daniel Maigler said. “There’s nothing he can’t do.”

He meshed quickly with his new linemates — junior star Conor Walters and sophomore Matthew Clifford.

“I’d played lacrosse with them since middle school so it made my transition smoother,” Glynn said.

Walters said it was easy playing with Glynn.

“There were times he took games over single-handedly,” Walters said. “He could take on just about any defender in the state. It was really interesting to watch him grow as a player.”

Glynn began playing lacrosse in middle school and he was quickly intrigued by the sport’s constant action and tactics.

“I liked how it was a combination of football, hockey and basketball,” he said.

In fact, Maigler said Glynn’s basketball background helps him in lacrosse.

“He sees the game like a basketball player,” Maigler said.

As a freshman, Glynn played on the junior varsity. The following year, he was a key player on a Lake Forest team that played for the state championship. He saw limited action as a junior because of a leg injury he sustained during the football season.

“That was a huge blow to our team,” Maigler said.

This season, he was completely healthy and made every match count. Per usual, he let his play do the talking.

“He’s such a quiet young man I hardly know what his voice sounds like,” Maigler said with a smile. “He was a leader by [action], and he brought out the intensity in his teammates.”

Maigler expects Glynn will be able to contribute immediately at Quinnipiac.

“There are so many specialists but he’s a kid that can do everything well; there’s no reason to take him off the field,” Maigler said. “I think he’ll be exceptional at the Division I level.”

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