What better way to impress a recruit than have him in for a visit from the top ranked team in the country? For Dartmouth, the answer was to have Choate defensemen Brendan Less witness the Big Green's upset of No. 1 Boston University on Sunday afternoon.
Less, a '98 defensemen who previously played at Delbarton School in New Jersey and for the LI Gulls, chose Dartmouth over Cornell and Princeton after visiting all three Ivy League schools over the last two weeks. Less, who plays for the CT Wolfpack 16U split season midget team, is a five-foot-nine blue liner who has very good skating ability and vision. He has very good hockey IQ and displays good patience and confidence with the puck on his stick.
Less, a Kinnelon, NJ native, was selected to participate in this past summer's USA Hockey Select 16 Festival that brought together many of the top-98 born hockey players in America. Less, a junior on Pat Dennehy's Choate squad this winter, will most likely matriculate to Dartmouth for the 2016-17 season, but could play a year of junior hockey prior to heading to Hanover in the fall of 2017.
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