Title time: Lets hear your Nassau, Suffolk picks
Garden City senior attckman Will Fuller. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Anyone who knows Long Island lax knows there’s no such thing as a sure thing. There’s far too much parity for that. Just check out some of the teams still standing this week in Nassau and Suffolk.
Title time: Let's hear your FCIAC, SCC and SWC picks
Fairfield Prep junior attachman Brendan Rotanz. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Championship Week is here. And you know what that means? It’s time for you to go on record with who you think will win. We’ll start now with Connecticut and come back with separate threads for Nassau and Suffolk and Section 1. Connecticut state tournament […]
An unforgettable day at Iona Prep
Moments earlier, his team had wrapped up a 12-10 win over St. John the Baptist of West Islip and its first-ever New York Catholic Class A state championship. The celebration had now subsided and Iona Prep coach Rick Trizano called for their attention. “Guys, are you ready now to to walk off this field?” he […]
Fairfield University-bound Pete DiSalvo, left, and Iona Prep face St. John the Baptist today at 1 p.m. at Iona Prep for the New York State Class A championship. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Sections 1 and 8 have the day off, but there’s plenty going on today, headlined by the FCIAC and Section 11 Class A […]
Sectional/Conference finals matchups
Here’s a rundown of what’s on tap in sections 1, 8 and 11, with Section 11 Class A semis still to be completed. For video highlights of Lakeland/Panas’ 9-6 Class A sectional semifinal win over Mahopac, click here
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FCIAC semis postponed till tomorrow
Just received word via e-mail that today’s scheduled FCIAC semfinal doubleheader featuring Ridgefield vs. New Canaan and Wilton vs. Darien has been postponed till tomorrow. The games, which were scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today Brien McMahon, will now be played tomorrow. The schedule is as follows: Darien vs. Wilton, 3 p.m. and […]
Closing in on 300
Iona Prep’s Nick Trizano is five goals shy of 300 for his career. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It could be a special 24 hours for Iona Prep attackman Nick Trizano. The Drexel-bound senior enters today’s New York State Catholic Class A semifinal against Canisius with 295 career goals. If Iona Prep wins, it will play […]
Sectional/conference semifinal scores and highlights
Top: Can junior defenseman John Bello, first-year coach Lew Janavey and the Somers Tuskers show some “Red Rage” (the team’s rally cheer) by advancing to thesectional finals for the first time since 2007? Above: Matt Gorski and Darien face rival Wilton in the FCIAC semifinals. (Photos by Ryan Rabidou/LaxLessons.com, top, and Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com/ above) By […]
A View from the Dome: Who's your pick for player of the year?
In the next few weeks public school state champions in both New York and Connecticut will be crowned. Along the way we’ll also learn who received all-America recognition and respective state, sectional and conference accolades.
Here are your downstate New York/Connecticut semifinal matchups
Steve Finnell’s Garden City team is in action today in the Nassau County semifinals against Plainedge. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Wednesday's quarterfinal scores and highlights
Brendan Donelan and No. 4 Brewster host No. 5 Hen Hud in a Class B sectional semifinal today. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
St. Anthony's gets revenge vs. Chaminade
St. Anthony’s pulled away for a 17-9 win over rival Chaminade tonight in the CHSAA championship game at Hofstra. The win was especially sweet for the Friars, who last year suffered a 12-11 overtime loss to Chaminade in the title game.
Here we go, gang. This will be our last poll till the final poll at the end of the season.
Let's hear your playoff picks
Senior midfielder T.J. Tynan and Fox Lane visit rival Horace Greeley in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on Wednesday. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) By week’s end, we will have our championship matchups determined for sections 1, 8 and 11 as well as the FCIAC, SCC and SWC. But before we get to that point, […]
'Cuse comes back to overtake Cornell 10-9 in OT thriller
Things looked pretty bleak for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team late in the fourth quarter of today’s NCAA Division I championship game. Cornell had taken its biggest lead at three goals with 5:31 remaining and were controlling the pace, running a patient, ball-control offense. But the Orange battled back and scored the last […]
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Post-game reaction to SU's big win
Top: Chris Daniello scored the first goal of Syracuse’s 17-7 win over Duke in today’s national semifinal victory. Above: Another former John Jay all-American, Kevin Drew, played a key role at d-middie for the Orange. (Photos by SU Athletic Communications) Hey gang, just a few moments ago, Syracuse advanced to its 16th NCAA championship game. […]
Championship Weekend score updates
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., host of this weekend’s NCAA championships.
Quick reminder when posting comments
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Updated sectional/conference quarterfinal matchups
Click here for next week’s quarterfinal- and semifinal-round schedules for Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Nassau and Suffolk: Click here for next week’s quarterfinal- and semfinal-round schedules for the FCIAC and SCC.
Friday's schedule/Score updates
Senior midfielder Cameron Ross and Darien lay out the welcome mat for visiting Norwalk today at 4 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Let's hear your NCAA semifinal picks
We’re down to the final four in Division I, folks. With the games set for Saturday, we are once again presenting our staff predictions. Be sure to post your picks as well. NCAA Division I tournament bracket
Thursday's playoff results
Garden City’s Brian Coleman, left, and Cornell-bound defenseman Thomas Keith of Syosset. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’ve got playoff games all over the place today, gang. Hope you’re ready. Ready to not only post your predictions and then take in the games, but pass along updates and info on the games you attend right here. […]
Wednesday's playoff updates
Holy Cross-bound senior attackman Myles Gillespie of Iona Prep holds the Metro tournament trophy with his teammate and brother Jack after the Gaels’ 17-7 title-game win over Fieldston at Iona Prep. Iona Prep and Fieldston are meeting for the Metro tournament title today and action gets under way in the Nassau County playoffs with Class […]
A View from the Dome: Upstate update, Part II
Hey guys, Several weeks ago I threw out there an early look at what the rest of New York state has to offer. Well, a lot has happened in that time. Many of the top teams in Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have made their move and are poised to earn their rightful […]
Blue and white upset: Wilton stuns Yorktown
John Wiseman had a dream last night. “We were playing Yorktown,” said the former Wilton standout who is now the Warriors’ first-year head coach. “And we won 9-6.” But here’s where it gets interesting.
Rob Santangelo and Rye are hoping to win a fifth straight Class C sectional title. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Much is made of the annual Charlie Murphy Cup between Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas. But the ‘Huskers also play another Cup game that honors of the program’s other founding father. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Wilton, Yorktown […]
Princeton-bound Bobby Lucas and Chaminade dropped a spot this week to No. 7 in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s playoff time, gang. Or close to it, at least. With all the seeds out, let’s check how our final regular-season rankings shake out.
Goalies steal spotlight in Metro semis
Rye Country Day goaltender Chandler Grinnel breaks through for a one on one scoring opportunity against Iona Prep (top). After he scored a goal, he celebrates with teammates. (Photos by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It probably won’t surprise you to hear I’ve been to countless lacrosse games. But this might. In just about every game, I’ve wound […]
Milestone for Marasco: 200 and counting
JoJo Marasco now has 202 career goals. (Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Reaching the 100-career goal mark in high school lacrosse is a rare feat. Today, Syracus University-bound Somers star JoJo Marasco accomplished something even more unusual. Marasco scored his 200th career goal today as Somers won at Brewster 13-7. New York state all-time goal-scoring leaders
Michael O’Hagan is one of five Division I-bound player on Iona Prep. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Nassau County playoff brackets set
Attackman Ryan Hunter of defending Nassau Class A champ Syosset. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The seedings and matchups are out for the Nassau County playoffs, folks. There are some interesting matchups needless to say.
Section 1 Class B: Who's going to win?
At left: Dylan Haas, John Bello (Somers). At right: Drew Beck, Andrew Masterson (John Jay). John Jay has won four straight titles. Somers is likely to be the top seed in the playoffs.
Video highlights of Yorktown's 13-10 win over John Jay
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Saturday's scores and highlights
It’s the grand finale, gang. Well sort of, at least. The final Saturday of the regular season features some interesting matchups. Let’s take a look, shall we.
Yorktown rallies past John Jay in entertaining slugfest
Yorktown’s John Ranagan. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) When they talk about Yorktown’s 13-10 win tonight over John Jay years from now, most folks will start with two words. John Ranagan. The Hopkins-bound senior midfielder had one of those games that will forever will etched in the memories of those who witnessed it. Check back […]
John Jay defenseman Jeff Dunworth. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) When did John Jay/Yorktown become, well, John Jay/Yorktown? As far as I can tell, it was 2004. I remember looking back at the crowd midway through the second quarter of the teams’ regular-season meeting (the first time John Jay ever won at Yorktown) and seeing the […]
National Senior Showcase rosters set
Players from throughout the region have been selected to participate in the National Senior Showcase on June 20 at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Everybody’s all-Americans: Let’s hear your picks
Ridgefield rallies to beat Darien
Roy Colsey didn’t sleep well last night. His baby son made sure of that. Not that it mattered anyway. “I wasn’t going to get much sleep last night no matter what,” he said. After all, today was the day Ridgefield had marked on its calendar for weeks make that months. Maybe even years.
Thursday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
John Bolton and Darien visit Ridgefield. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s here. The moment FCIAC fans and fans from throughout the region have all been waiting for. Darien vs. Ridgefield. Darien has won four straight state titles. Ridgefield is the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
Two days, two showdowns: Let's hear your picks
Matt Gorski of four-time defending state champion Darien. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Two days, two showdowns. And in Fairfield and Section 1, they are, simply stated, the regular-season games of the year. Everybody’s all-Americans: Let’s hear your picks
Wednesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
The Irvington Bulldogs’ 9-0 start has created quit a stir on this blog in the last 24 hours. Be sure to check out our report on yesterday’s 7-4 win over Eastchester as well as a video interview with first-year coach Drew Werney. Today, the Bulldogs, who are in their third year as a varsity program, […]
Let's hear your NCAA quarterfinal picks
We’re down to the final eight in Division I, folks. With the game set for this weekend, we are once again presenting our staff predictions. Be sure to post your picks as well. NCAA Division I tournament bracket
Look who's 9-0: Upstart Irvington
I have to admit to being a bit taken aback at what I saw as soon as I walked toward the football field at the Irvington High School/Middle School complex. The green and white was familiar. The lacrosse attire was not. You see, lacrosse is a new phenomenon at IHS, which is my alma mater. […]
Manhasset tops Chaminade; White Plains pulls off another stunner
Anybody laughing now? Reading the comments in this week’s LaxLessons Top 25 regional rankings thread, it became fairly clear that a lot of people weren’t too sure about our selection of Manhasset as the area’s No. 1 team. Nor did it feel like, despite its big win over Putnam Valley on Saturday, many of you […]
A tumultuous week of upsets has resulted in some cataclysmic changes in our brand, spanking new LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. Not the least of which comes at the No. 1 spot. After all, since our preseason rankings, one team West Islip has held the top spot. But no more. After an upset […]
Many viewed last year’s Section 1 Class C final as a given. Rye was going to win a fourth straight title. Someone forgot to tell that to the Byram Hills Bobcats, who built a surprising 4-3 lead at the half. But the Garnets battled back and went ahead 5-4 in the third quarter on a […]
A View from the Dome: Resurgence 30 years in making at White Plains
Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years. It just took them a while to find their way. With coach Mark Armogida at the helm, White Plains has begun to rid itself of a stigma that seems to follow every high school lacrosse team located at or south of I-287 this notion that central or […]
T.J. Tynan of Fox Lane battles Joey Bonitatibus of Yorktown. (Photo by Ray Gallagher/Picture That) Iona Prep hopes to defend its CHSAA New York section championship today when it meets rival Fordham Prep for the second time in four days today. The teams met on Friday in the opening round of the playoffs, with Iona […]
Video: John Jay vs. Syosset OT goal
Sophomore Mike Daniello scored off the initial possession of overtime to give John Jay a dramatic 11-1- win over 2008 Class A finalist Syosset Saturday night. You can watch the goal here.
An extra special day
Yorktown 9, Chaminade 8, OT. John Jay 11, Syosset 10, OT. There were no league championships at stake in those two games today. No sectional seedings were on the line either. But both games had a playoff feel to them. And for good reason. After all, this is why they play these games. Though they […]
A quick programming note
Two Long Island vs. Westchester showdowns between four of the premier programs in the region. Two overtime games. Does it get much better? When it comes to high school lax, I don’t think so. Before I check back with more on Yorktown’s 9-8 win over Chaminade and John Jay’s 11-10 win over Syosset, I have […]
It’s the second Saturday in May and that can only mean one thing, folks. Wall-to-wall lax. So in between making the rounds to whatever game or games you may be attending, be sure to check back here for all the latest scores.
FCIAC, SCC, SWC playoff schedules
FCIAC Final Ridgefield 7, Darien 6 (OT) SCC Final Fairfield Prep 10, Cheshire 6 SWC Final Newtown 9, New Fairfield 8
Can we talk for a second? In private. Actually, I should say, about privates. Because today’s slate is headlined by a private school showdown between host Brunswick of Greenwich, the No. 10 team in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings, and New Jersey power Lawrenceville, which is coming off a 12-11 win over the No. […]
Somers rallies to beat Lakeland/Panas in OT
Colgate-bound Erik Pfiffner and Syracuse-bound JoJo Marasco. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) There was something in the mist tonight at Walter Panas High School. With a thick white haze engulfing the field, tonight’s game between Somers and host Lakeland/Panas had a unique feel to it. It’s a feeling Somers hopes to experience once again real soon. […]
It's official: Under Armour all-America rosters announced
Yorktown defenseman John Fennessy, right. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The last week or so we have been reporting the names of those senior standouts selected to play in the fourth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, June 27 at Towson University. Today, the 44-member roster, featuring North and South teams, was released and […]
Thursday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Somers junior goaltender Chris Longo. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) This is Lew Janavey’s first go-round as a head varsity coach. But prior to his arrival at Somers this season, he made a name for his self after serving for years as an assistant coach for Lakeland and then Lakeland/Panas under Frank Vitolo and Tim Weir. […]
Ridgefield becomes region's latest upset victim
Ridgefield became the fourth team ranked in the Top 10 of the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings to suffer an upset loss this week. The Tigers fell to visiting New Jersey prep school power Lawrenceville 12-11 today at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Wednesday’s scores and highlights
Let's hear your NCAA tournament picks
NCAA tournament action gets under way on Saturday. So we thought it might be interesting if members of our staff threw out their picks for Division I. Be sure to check them out and weigh in with your own for Division I, II or III or all three divisions.
A View from the Dome: A family affair at Shoreham-Wading River
If you do nothing else between now and next season, remember the name Timmy Rotanz. He’s the talented attackman for Shoreham-Wading River, the son of successful head coach Tom Rotanz, and a vital cog in a machine that could very well execute without a hiccup all the way to Rochester come early June. Oh, and […]
Wednesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
It’s been an upset-ting week for several of the top teams in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings so far. West Islip, Shoreham-Wading River and Rocky Point have all been upset victims. Kings Park, which stunned SWR on Monday, is looking to prove it was no fluke when it plays at Glenn today at 4 p.m.
Ward Melville stuns West Islip in OT
Ward Melville, which earlier this season knocked Yorktown out of the unbeaten ranks, just did the same thing to West Islip. The Patriots picked up a stunning 8-7 overtime win.
It’s been a stormy season on Long Island. And there were a few more bolts of thunder last night. Try these on for size: King Park 9, Shoreham-Wading River 8, 2OT. Glenn 12, Rocky Point 7. These results and others impacted our latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. New York State Sportswriters […]
Just one team has beaten Yorktown this season: Ward Melville. Today, the Patriots hope they can also deal another powerhouse its first loss when it visits West Islip, the No. 1-ranked team all season in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. That 4:30 p.m. game headlines today’s slate.
It’s a light Monday on the schedule one that could become even lighter if the rain projected for later today throughout the region winds up being as heavy as expected.
Here are your NCAA tournament seedings
Selection Sunday has come and gone and the seeds and schedules for the NCAA tournament are now official.
Murphy Cup stays with 'Huskers; Somers settles score vs. Iona Prep
John Ranagan will never forget the feeling. No matter how hard he may try. It was two years ago and Ranagan and the Yorktown ‘Huskers had just suffered a crushing 10-9 loss at Lakeland/Panas. It ended a string of 12 straight Yorktown wins in the Charlie Murphy Cup game. “I wanted to make sure I […]
It’s SAT Saturday. When players from throughout the region are done with that test, they will face plenty of other late this afternoon and evening.
Section 1, 8, 11 championship results
Section 1 finals at White Plains High School Class A Yorktown 11, Lakeland/Panas 10 (OT) Class B Somers 14, John Jay 9 Class C Putnam Valley 10, Rye 7 Section 8 (Nassau) finals at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class A Hicksville 7, Baldwin 6 Class B Garden City 11, Lynbrook 4 Class C Manhasset 7, Cold […]
Joe Patyi of North Rockland collides with Fox Lane goaltender Luke Robinson during Fox Lane’s 8-4 win yesterday. (Photo by Ray Gallagher/Picture This) Before we get to today’s action, let’s take a quick look at the latest Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour national rankings. Chaminade climbed five spots to No. 7. Other than that, most of the […]