NCAA D1 to CUFLA: Seth Obadia Carving His Own Path

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Normally when we see transfers at the NCAA level guys transfers to another school of the same division where they feel they fit better or whatever other reasons they might have for transferring. In the case of  former Lafayette attackman Seth Obadia he is taking another route that we haven't seen too many at the D1 level players take, especially guys from the States.

Former Lafayette attakman Seth Obadia will be transferring from Lafayette which is NCAA D1 to McGill which competes in the CUFLA. This is a very interesting decision as the NCAA and CUFLA are almost the complete opposite of each other. The NCAA can give scholarships for athletics in D1 and DII but the CUFLA is made up of some club teams and some varsity teams. Not to mention that the CUFLA is made up of teams in Ontario, Canada and they play in the fall instead of the spring. Hence the name, Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA). The one thing that they both have in common is the on the field product. In both the NCAA and CUFLA there are talented lacrosse players that want to win and bring it every game. 

As a Sophomore in 2018 Obadia appeared in 6 game for the Leopards, staring in 4. The attackman would put up 8 goals and 1 assist on the season. Obadia would  also add 7 ground balls to his name. During his freshman campaign in 2017 the Port Washington, NY native would only appear in 1 game for the Leopards. 

As Obadia leaves Lafayette he heads north of the border to McGill University where he will play for head coach Tim Murdoch. Murdoch has lead McGill since 2003 and has taken them to the promise land twice as they won the Baggataway Cup in 2012 and 2015. Last season McGill lost in the semifinals to eventual champs Western. I think that Obadia can be a good assent for this McGill team at the attack position. 




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