Daniello’s career-high four goals lift Syracuse past Army

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Former John Jay star Chris Daniello scored a career-high four goals as Syracuse pulled away for a 12-7 win over visiting Army in front of 4,432 fans at the Carrier Dome today. The game had been tied at 5-5 before the Orange went on a 4-0 third-quarter run.

Hopkins survives scare vs. Siena 8-7

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Mike Kimmel’s extra-man goal with 49 seconds remaining lifted Johns Hopkins to an 8-7 win over upset-minded visitor Siena in a game today at Homewood Field in Baltimore in another game that demonstrates the increased parity in collegiate lacrosse Hopkins senior goalie Brent Herbst of Plainview had to come out of the game with just […]

Froccaro helps Bates win Princeton debut 17-14 over Hofstra; Dartmouth upsets Colgate; notes on other games

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Freshman midfielder Jeff Froccaro of Port Washington (left) had three goals, including a crucial insurance goal with 2:09 remaining, as eighth-ranked host Princeton edged No. 11 Hofstra 17-14 today. The game marked the debut of first-year Princeton head coach Chris Bates, (pictured below right) a 1985 John Jay graduate who took over the Princeton program […]

Player’s perspective: Ossining’s Michael Zavarella, junior defenseman

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Ossining will be playing this season in a newly aligned league that is made up of eight teams from Northern Westchester and Putnam, including Hen Hud. How does Ossining look as we get set for the official start of varsity practice? We got the perspectives of junior defenseman Michael Zavarella, who is coming off a […]

Player’s perspective: Clarkstown South’s Sean Day, senior midfielder

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The Clarkstown South Vikings will be keeping it closer to home this season. The Vikings have been placed in a four-team league that also includes rivals Clarkstown North as well as North Rockland and Suffern. While those teams are all familiar, being minus Luke Haggerty isn’t. The goaltender, who was an all-American last season, has […]

Player’s perspective: East Hampton’s Jake Beyer, senior defenseman

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With all the wintry weather we’ve seen — and will see — this week in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, let’s take a trip to one of the area’s premier summer hot spots. East Hampton. Jake Beyer calls it home. The 5-foot-10 senior longstick midfielder, who is bound for the up-and-coming Division I program at […]

Player’s perspective: John Jay’s Fletcher Franklin, senior goaltender

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John Jay lacrosse has started a new era. Tim Schurr, who has taken over the program, is just the third varsity head coach in the 31-year history of the program. The Indians, who saw their run of consecutive sectional titles end at four last year, welcome back a strong nucleus, and drew the No. 20 […]

Player’s perspective: Mahopac’s Johnny McGuigan, senior goaltender

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It’s been a busy few days for Johnny McGuigan. He’s been spending the last few weeks preparing for his senior season as starting goaltender at Mahopac. And this past weekend, he committed to Division II power New York Tech, where he will join teammate John Brandofino. Last week, Brandofino shared his thoughts on the upcoming […]

Daily Orange Syracuse preview is a must-read

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Hey gang – I thought you might be interested in checking out one of the most thorough, well-written, interesting and graphically impressive college sports previews I’ve seen. And, perhaps most notably, it was done by a college newspaper.

Player’s perspective: Yorktown’s Stephen Burke, senior defenseman

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Yorktown is hoping to win a sectional title for what would be the 29th time in the last 31 years this season. It’s certainly one of the more impressive streaks in high school sports. Anywhere. If they are to do it, the Huskers will have to get consistent play from a new-look defense that is […]

Player’s perspective: Garden City’s Jared Mitchell, senior midfielder

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Garden City will start the season as the No. 7  team in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason Power Rankings. So you’ll be hearing a lot about the Trojans, who have 11 players who are planning to continue playing the sport in college. For an in-depth and thorough look at the Trojans, be sure […]

English, White notch goals in their collegiate debuts

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Two of the top players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, former Manhasset star Connor English (left) and former Ridgefield standout Matt White (below right), both made successful and memorable collegiate debuts today as freshmen at the University of Virginia. Both White and English scored goals as Virginia rallied for an 11-8 win at Drexel, […]

Player’s perspective: Harvey’s Jamie Lunt, senior defenseman

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As we get set for the official start of varsity practices, we’ve headed east, west, north and south — and plenty of points in between — to get the thoughts of players from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region in a first-of-its-kind feature, “Player’s perspective.” And we’re grateful to all the players for their amazing […]

Sachem North’s Andreassi commits to UMass

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The commitments continue to roll in gang. As always, you can check out an archive of the recruiting updates we’ve posted here by clicking here Our updated recruiting review and commitment rundown is also available 24/7. Late tonight, I got word of yet another major junior class commitment. Sachem North’s Michael Andreassi, a junior attackman/midfielder, […]

Hopkins, Syracuse roll to season-opening wins

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Both Johns Hopkins and Syracuse started the season tonight with impressive victories in games that marked the collegiate debuts of a pair of former two-time high school all-Americans from the Hudson Valley as well as a former Ridgefield star. Yorktown’s John Ranagan (left), a freshman midfielder for Hopkins, had three ground balls and four shots […]

Player’s perspective: Irvington’s Jake Bernard, senior midfielder

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The Irvington Bulldogs enjoyed a breakout season last year under first-year coach Drew Werney. But the Bulldogs lost quite a contingent of key players to graduation, especially on offense. College of Wooster-bound senior midfielder Jake Bernard offers his thoughts on how Irvington will fare this season. * Player’s perspective archive

Helping Haiti

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The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti occurred more than a month ago. And there is still plenty more we all need to do for the people of Haiti, who need our help so they can get the safe drinking water, shelter and medical care they so desperately need. * Haiti News Network

Player’s perspective: Brewster’s Andrew Nicol, senior goaltender

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The Brewster Bears have made two sectional final appearances since 2005. But senior goaltender Andrew Nicol was familiar with what title games are all about even before that. Nicol’s father, John, was varsity coach at Yorktown from 1998-2002. During those five seasons, the Huskers won sectional championships each year. * Player’s perspective archive

Garden City recruit rundown

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Junior attackman Brian Coleman of Garden City has committed to Penn. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The Garden City Trojans fell to Sayville in a squeaker last year in the state quarterfinals. But the Trojans appear to be the Class B team to beat on Long Island this season given the fact that 11 players […]

Player’s perspective: Rye’s Michael Collins, junior defenseman

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The Rye Garnets’ run of four straight Section 1 Class C titles ended last season with a 10-7 setback to Putnam Valley last June in the sectional finsld. Junior defenseman Michael Collins (shown defending against Rye Country Day’s J.P. Garry last season) will be among the players the Garnets will be counting on if they […]

West Islip is No. 1 in preseason national rankings

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The West Islip Lions, who are in pursuit of their fourth state title in the last five years are No. 1 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Preseason High School Power Rankings. St. Anthony’s checks in at No. 4. Six other teams  from the Hudson Valley/LongIsland/Connecticut region are in the Top 25, including John Jay at […]

Player’s perspective: Brett Dresner, Byram Hills senior defenseman

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Defending Section 1 champion Somers. John Jay and Rye, who have each won four sectional titles the last five years. Horace Greeley, a 2009 Class B semifinalist. Those are the four teams that join Byram Hills to form Conference III League A. The Bobcats bring strong credentials to the league as well, having made a […]

Eck reflects on the art of the faceoff

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As we told you earlier this week, one of the game’s premier faceoff specialists, Chris Eck, will be doing his thing on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a clinic presented by Dynasty Lacrosse at the East Fishkill Golf and Baseball Center in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. I just completed a Q&A […]

Bronxville’s Near picks Notre Dame

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We have another major commitment from one of the top juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, folks. Bronxville standout midfielder Jack Near, who starred this past summer for Prime Time Lacrosse, just called me moments ago from Colorado, where he is enjoying some skiing during winter break, to inform me that he has verbally […]

Player’s perspective: Mamaroneck’s Matt Weiner, senior goaltender

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It should be an interesting season for Mamaroneck. Realignment has put the Tigers in a league that includes White Plains, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Roosevelt and Scarsdale. If Mamaroneck is to contend for the top spot, Connecticut College-bound senior goaltender Matt Weiner will have to come up with plenty of big saves. * Section 1 league rundown

Player’s perspective: Ridgefield’s Ian Vazquez, senior attackman/midfielder

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We continue counting down to the official start of varsity practice for the 2010 season by checking in with some of the leading players from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Now batting is Wesleyan-bound senior attackman/midfielder Ian Vazquez, who helped Ridgefield win the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title for the first time in […]

Rye’s O’Callaghan commits to Colgate

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Rye midfielder Jack O’Callaghan, one of the top juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, told me this morning that he has decided on a college after being recruited by many Division I programs. “I have verbally committed to Coach (Jim) Nagle at Colgate and am looking forward to playing there with Kevin Gordon,” O’Callaghan […]

Player’s perspective: Mahopac’s John Brandofino, senior attackman

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Mahopac enters the season minus all-America attackman Tyler Perrelle, but the ‘Pac does have a strong nucleus of returning players that includes one of the region’s top offensive players, John Brandofino, a senior bound for Division II power New York Tech. * Player’s perspective archive

Faceoff clinic set for Saturday

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One of the game’s premier faceoff artists, former Colgate star Chris Eck, will be sharing his knowledge on one of the game’s most important elements on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a clinic presented by Dynasty Lacrosse at the East Fishkill Golf and Baseball Center in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. For […]

Player’s perspective: North Rockland’s Kevin Walsh, junior attackman

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This is a big season for Kevin Walsh – and for North Rockland. Walsh, a 6-foot-3, lefty-shooting attackman, hopes to lead the Red Raiders to another Rockland County championship while increasing his chances of taking his game to the college level. * Player’s perspective archive

Lax is catching on at Keio Academy

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Lacrosse is gaining popularity throughout the nation and throughout the world. That’s evident in Westchester, where the Keio Academy’s second-year junior team is picking up steam, thanks in large part to the efforts of senior captain Chris Jinno (pictured above). The goal is to launch a varsity team — possibly as soon as next year. […]

Orange beat Terps in final tune-up

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Former John Jay star Chris Daniello scored three goals today as top-ranked and two-time defending national champion Syracuse beat Maryland 10-7 at the Carrier Dome in the Orange’s final scrimmage of the preseason. Syracuse opens the season on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. against Denver in the debut of new Denver coach and Princeton […]

Player’s perspective: Briarcliff’s Troy Press, senior midfielder

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Briarcliff begins a new era this season as the Bears welcome in new  varsity coach Paul Bordonaro. One of the players Bordonaro will be relying on in his debut season is senior midfielder Troy Press, who has committed to attend Division II Wingate University in North Carolina. Press, who is currently one of the standout […]

Player’s perspective: Darien’s Case Matheis, sophomore attackman

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We continue our new feature, “Player’s perspective” with one of the top underclassmen in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Darien attackman Case Matheis, who became the first freshman to start in coach Jeff Brameier’s 26-year tenure with the Blue Wave, helped the Blue Wave win their fifth straight Class M state title. * Player’s perspective […]

College lax preview show on ESPNU, ESPN2

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ESPNU will preview the college season in an hour-long college preview special that will debut on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. Eamon McAnaney is the host.

MLL rookie of year, former Syracuse star Nimms to appear at clinic

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Former Syracuse University star Kenny Nimms, who was the 2009 MLL rookie of the year for the Chicago Machine, headlines Prime Time Lacrosse’s second annual Spring Training Clinic at John Jay High School in Cross River on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Player’s perspective: Somers’ Greg Petre, senior attackman/midfielder

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It didn’t take long for the Somers Tuskers to set the tone against three-time defending sectional champion John Jay in last year’s Section 1 title game at White Plains High School. It happened just seven seconds into the game when Greg Petre (shown above in a photo taken by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) fired in a shot […]

Player’s perspective: East Hampton’s Austin Heneveld, senior attackman

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Austin Heneveld, a Navy-bound senior attackman from East Hampton, is next up in our newly introduced “Player’s perspective” feature. Check back each day to read the insights of other players from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. * Player’s perspective archive

Player’s perspective: Rye’s Cole McCormack, senior midfielder

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Few high school players excel in the two key parts of the posssession game — groundballs and faceoffs — more than McCormack. So perhaps it’s appropriate that McCormack’s college destination is Cornell, a college program that excelled in both areas en route to its appearance in this past season’s NCAA Division I championship game — […]

Syracuse’s Daniello nominated for prestigious national award

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Hey gang. I just received an e-mail from Syracuse University’s assistant director of athletic communications, Mike Morrison, with some interesting news.

Player’s perspective: Hotchkiss’ Derick Raabe, senior defenseman

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Princeton-bound senior defenseman and New Canaan resident Derick Raabe of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., is looking forward to one more season of preparing to take his game to the next level. * Player’s perspective archive

Player’s perspective: Somers’ John Bello, senior defenseman

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Few players in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region enjoyed the rapid rise Somers senior John Bello did last season. After coming off an injury-riddled sophomore season, Bello emerged as one of the area’s top defensemen and a Division I recruit. Over the summer, he accepted a scholarship offer from St. John’s of the newly formed […]

Daniello, Marasco come up big as Syracuse wins opening scrimmages

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Two-time defending NCAA Division I champion Syracuse opened its scrimmage schedule today by beating Hofstra 7-6 and Le Moyne 15-8  at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, marking the collegiate debut of Somers two-time all-American JoJo Marasco. Former John Jay star Chris Daniello (pictured at left) and fellow attackman Cody Jamieson each had five points in […]

LoCascio hopes to make his mark at Maryland

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Speed kills. It’s so important, in fact, that some players get by on it alone. Add scoring ability, smarts and stick skills and you have a complete college prospect. Meet St. Anthony’s midfielder Joe LoCascio, the 29th-ranked junior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, who has given a verbal commitment to the University of Maryland. […]

Player’s perspective: Iona Prep’s Pete De Salvo, senior midfielder

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Last season was a historic one for the Iona Prep Gaels, who won their first state championship. Leading the way was a core group of four Division I-bound seniors, including Nick Trizano, who scored his 300th career point and finished second on the all-time state scoring list behind Casey Powell. How will the new-look Gaels […]

Darien’s Parnon picks Maryland

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Two of the top juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region – Darien defenseman Eric Parnon and St. Anthony’s midfielder Joe LoCascio – will continue their collegiate careers at Maryland. Parnon, who is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, has quickness that belies his size.

Blast from the Past: Yorktown edges Corning East in 1989 state title game

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Roy Colsey. Dom Fin. Steve Carcaterra. Ousmane Greene. Erik Elfstrum. Joe Spallone. Those were some of the more recognizable teams on the 1989 Yorktown Huskers, who beat Corning East 8-7 in overtime to win the Class B state championship. The Trojans were led by Casey Donegan, Todd Cavallaro and Dan Burnside. It was the second […]

It’s official: Georgalas joins Army staff

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We told you here late last summer that one of the most successful coaches in Hudson Valley high school lacrosse history, Ted Georgalas, would be joining Joe Alberici’s staff at Army as an assistant. Today, Army officially announced Georgalas’ addition in a press release. You can check it out here.

Player’s perspective: Manhasset’s Bobby Duvnjak, sophomore defenseman

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Manhasset won a state championship for the third time in program history last year. But the Indians lost a strong senior nucleus from that team, including attackman Connor English, who is now a freshman at Virginia. English had nine — count ‘em, nine — goals in a 16-11 win over LaFayette in the state title […]

Player’s perspective: Ridgefield’s Matt Shannon, junior defenseman

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It’s Day 2 for our brand, spanking new “Player’s perspective” feature, gang. Today we head out to Ridgefield, Conn., home of the defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield Tigers. We will be hearing from a couple of coach Roy Colsey’s Tigers here this season. First up is University of North Carolina-bound junior defenseman Matt Shannon. * Player’s […]

Player’s perspective: Yorktown’s Kevin Interlicchio, senior attackman

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Welcome to the first installment of “Player’s perspective.” If you read the preview of this feature posted here yesterday, you shouldn’t be too surprised as to who our first subject is. Yorktown’s Kevin Interlicchio (pictured above in the file photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com).

New feature coming soon: Player perspectives

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On April 1, 2007, I rolled out a new blog feature called “Outside the Box.” It was basically a first-of-its-kind personality profile in which I asked players as many questions about what interests them off the field as I did about what they were up to on it. The first subject was a freshman who […]