I spoke to newly named Princeton coach Chris Bates earlier this afternoon, and I have to laugh at how the conversation began. He asked me what I’ve been up to and after I told him about my various ventures, he said, “Wow. It’s been a whirlwind for you.” Actually, I can’t think of a better […]
Rye attackman Rob Santangelo will be spending his college years close to home. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Hey gang – Be sure to check back here each day for the latest recruiting news. As we all know, this time of year, there is plenty and you never know when it’s going to happen. Case […]
Princeton’s search for a replace for the legendary Bill Tierney has ended. The Tigers, one of the nation’s strongest and most tradition-rich programs, have named former John Jay star Chris Bates as their new head coach.
It should come as no surprise that when 44 of the nations best senior boys lacrosse players gathered for the fourth annual Under Armour all-America Senior Classic last night, there was plenty of scoring and one unforgettable play. The South outlasted the North 19-16 before 2,364 fans at Towson Universitys Johnny Unitas Stadium in […]
Before we get set to start our fourth and final week of position voting for the LaxLessons.com all-region team with the goaltender position, let’s check out the final vote tally for the defense position. All-America teams by region: Hudson Valley Connecticut Long Island
The South outlasted the North tonight 19-16 in the fourth annual Under Armour all-America Senior Classic before 2,364 fans at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. The South team took a lead it would not relinquish just over four minutes into the fourth quarter as Georgetown-bound attackman Brian Casey of Georgetown Prep scored […]
Yorktown’s John Fennessy, right, will be playing at his future college on Saturday in the Under Armour all-America Classic at Towson University in Maryland. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Here’s an in-depth look at the Fairfield-area summer travel teams to keep an eye on.
I’ve heard it called the greatest upset in state playoff history and one of the biggest ever. I’m talking about John Jay’s 11-10 double-overtime win against Huntington in the downstate Class B semifinals, which we are featuring today in our “Blast from the Past” video series. I strongly disagree. When John Jay and Huntington […]
Led by No. 2 West Islip, teams from throughout the region are represented prominently in LaxPower.com’s boys rankings for the 2009 season. Our friend George Baldassare, LaxPower’s director of high school boys lacrosse, just sent along the links to the final boys and girls rankings. Final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national rankings Final LaxLessons.com […]
West Islip celebrates its third state title in the last four years earlier this month in Rochester. (Photo by Mike Janes/MaxPreps.com) At least according to the numbers. Chris Kieser sat down and did some numbers crunching and came up with results I’m sure you will find real interesting. Take it away, Chris.
Before we get set to start Week 3 of our LaxLessons.com all-region team voting and the defense position, let’s check out the final vote tally for the midfield position.
Wilton has spent the better part of a decade chasing ghosts. First-year coach John Wiseman puts it more diplomatically. Expectations, he says, weren’t aligned with reality.
Hey gang – We’re starting a new feature here at LaxLessons.com. We’d like you to send along video highlights of any memorable games from the past or recent summer league or alumni games whatever you want to share with all the folks who check this blog each day. To submit your video, just click […]
We’ve unveiled USILA all-Americans for the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Now, we have our list of honorees for Long Island.
The all-section dinner will be held tonight at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor. Here’s the list of this year’s honorees, which I just obtained this morning.
Brendan Rotanz helped Fairfield Prep beat the top-ranked team in Connecticut, Ridgefield, in the Class L state semifinals. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Now we’re locked in. We’ve had plenty of shifts some drastic, others not from week to week during the season in our LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. But now we’re locking […]
Action in the Sound Shore Adult Men’s League starts tonight with five games. This is the league’s 30th season. Teams that compete are from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield counties.
It was a long process last year, but the Yorktown ‘Huskers are ready to do it again. Yorktown coach Dave Marr told me tonight that Yorktown is planning to petition to compete in Class A for the 2010 season. Report on Monday night’s Section 1 exceptional senior all-star game
Dan Kaiser, the president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of US Lacrosse, furnished me with the names of the Section 1 players named academic all-Americans and scholar-athletes.
University of Virginia-bound attackman Matt White of Ridgefield has been named Connecticut player of the year and five-time Class M state champ Darien has been honored as the state’s team of the year. FCIAC finalists Ridgefield and Darien each had three players selected as USILA all-Americans.
The Section 1 exceptional senior game is set for tonight at Yorktown High School’s Charlie Murphy Field. Here are the rosters, along with the colleges the respective players will be attending. Update: For a report on Monday’s game posted just after the Red team beat the Blue team 13-9, check Joe’s report in comment […]
Here are the rosters for tonight’s Connecticut senior all-star games at Branford High School.
The high school season is over, but there’s plenty going on lax-wise throughout the region, starting today. And we’ll be updating you on all of it.
Before we get set to start Week 2 of our LaxLessons.com all-region team voting and the midfield position, let’s check out the final vote tally for the attack position.
West Islips Nicky Galasso and Manhassets Connor English both came through with big games in leading their teams to New York state championships. But no one could have quite expected this.
We now have our six state championships in New York and Connecticut.
Senior midfielder John Bolton and Darien are looking to win their fifth straight Class M CIAC championship today. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPrep.com)
Before we break down the matchups, here’s a look at the schedule for Saturday’s state championship tripleheader at Brien McMahon in Norwalk: Class S: St. Joseph-Trumbull vs. Weston, 10:30 a.m. Class M: Darien vs. Wilton, 1 p.m. Class L: Simsbury vs. Fairfield Prep, 3:3 p.m.
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Putnam Valley goaltender Brendan McCrudden makes a sprawling save on Manhasset’s Zac Koufakis during Manhasset’s 16-4 win yesterday over Putnam Valley in the downstate Class C semifinal. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) For more photos from the Manhasset-Putnam Valley game, click here.
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Yorktown’s Tom Casey, who had four goals in the sectional finals against Lakeland/Panas, hopes to help the ‘Huskers get past West Islip today. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
The CIAC semifinals take place tomorrow at locations across the state, but Brien McMahons Jack Casagrande Field will play host to Connecticuts two marquee matchups the New Fairfield-Wilton clash in M and the Ridgefield-Prep rematch in L. Those are previewed below.
West Islip’s Nicky Galasso, shown in action at left last night against Hicksville, scored five goals to match his jersey number. Yorktown and West Islip both suffered crushing losses to Syosset in last year’s playoffs. Now, they’re each within a game of playing for a state title. Connor English of Manhasset has enjoyed one of […]
New York/At University at Albany Somers’ Erik Pfiffner New York/At Stony Brook University Garden City’s Kevin Dachille Connecticut/At higher seeds Fairfield Prep’s Griff McGoldrick (Photos by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re just one game away from the final four, folks. Later today, state semifinal matchups will be set in New York and Connecticut. It promises to be […]
Iona Prep’s Myles Gillespie (No. 16) and Nick Trizano. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Here is a rundown of players selected to the all-Southern Connecticut Conference squad.
In perhaps the biggest blockbuster coaching move in the history of college lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse is reporting that legendary Bill Tierney is leaving Princeton for the University of Denver.
All three matchups will be 1 vs. 2. No, we’re not talking about seeds. We’re talking about sections. Three teams from Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) will square off against their counterparts from Section 2 (Albany area) tomorrow starting at 3:30 p.m. at the University at Albany in the state quarterfinals. We’ve […]