After a successful career both in the classroom and on the ice and field at West York, the YAIAA Division II boys' lacrosse player of the year's next chapter will take him to Lebanon Valley College, where he is going to study pre-med biology.
Before he hits the books and continues his lacrosse career in college, Garman -- who scored 60 goals and assisted on 33 others -- took time to discuss his future among other things following his high school graduation.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
I believe I was in fifth grade, and West York didn't have a club team so I began playing for Central.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I do. As I'm getting dressed, I tend to put every piece of equipment on my left side on before I put it on my right side. That's something I started in hockey and carried through lacrosse.
What's your best memory of high school?
My overtime game-winner on senior night against Susquehannock to clinch our first-ever lacrosse division championship.
You had 60 goals this year, is that the one you will remember the most?
That one and also the overtime winner against Central in the county semifinals, which advanced us to our first-ever county championship. Mostly because the goal against Central avenged our loss to them prior in the season.
What do you like the most about lacrosse?
Probably the camaraderie. At West York we have two mottos. One is family, in that we are a tight-knit group of guys. Anything that is going on off the field, as soon as we step on the field, we tend to push everything off to the side and focus on playing lacrosse. The other one is attitude and effort, which means we always give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time.
What are some similarities between hockey and lacrosse?
Definitely the physicality is there and the hand-eye coordination with handling the stick in both sports.
What position do you play in hockey?
How long have you been playing hockey?
I started skating at 21/2. It's been quite some time.
How did you get into hockey?
My dad played in a men's league and what he did the one night was brought me into the rink and stood me up on the dash and faced me in the direction of where the game was going on and asked me if I wanted to do it. He said I got this big smile on my face. Once I got on the ice, I just fell in love with it.
What do you like more: hockey or lacrosse?
That's a tough question. I grew up around both sports. I'm going to have to say lacrosse, because I feel like I've achieved more in that sport and therefore I get a better sense of accomplishment from that.
What kind of music is on your iPod?
A lot of house music, which is a variation of techno. It's a lot of what I listen to pregame, it gets me pumped up. I listen to a lot of Kid Cudi and Slightly Stoopid.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would they be?
One would be my maternal grandfather because I never got to meet him. He passed before I was born. Another one would be Steele Stanwick, former attacker for the University of Virginia. I kind of grew up watching him play and tried to play similar to him. He was my role model in lacrosse. The final one would be Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils. I idolize him in hockey and as a person due to his hard work ethic both on and off the ice.
What's one place you want to go to during your lifetime?
I'd probably say Italy. One of my dad's cousins has a house there and then a beach house across the Adriatic in Croatia. I'd love to go over and see the Mediterranean way of life. I'm also a big fan of soccer and I'd really like to see a European game of soccer.
What's your favorite restaurant?
Downtown Grille in Charlottesville, Va. It was probably hands down the best meal I've ever had in my life.
You're going to be majoring in pre-med biology at LVC, why that major?
It started with my uncle, who is a physician's assistant. I started to express some interest in that field and did some shadowing and got into the (operating room) about eight or nine times. I saw a decent amount of surgeries and went with him on some office visits and made the hospital rounds. I just kind of fell in love with making that my profession for the rest of my life.
You're going to have quite the workload with lacrosse and your major at LVC.
I've been getting told that quite a bit. I have been taking a rigorous workload in high school and playing both hockey and lacrosse year round, so I feel like I have adequately prepared myself for anything that I may face in college. The degree of difficulty is obviously going to be a lot harder.
What are your summer plans then to prepare for all of that?
I just want to spend as much time as I can relaxing and enjoying myself before the chaos hits, and I'm hitting the books for 40-50 hours a week.