Sachem North coach reflects on stunning win over No. 1 West Islip
It didn’t take long for the 2010 lax season to have a major upset. The West Islip Lions, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, suffered a stunning 13-12 overtime loss to visiting Sachem North today. We caught up with Sachem North coach Jay Mauro (shown here in the photo by […]
Lax Lesson of the Week: The Question Mark Dodge
A video breakdown of one of the best dodges from X. Use your speed and change of direction to create a high percentage shot for yourself.
Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/3.31.10
After two-plus days of drenching rain, things have finally let up. Still, that wet weather remains a factor in the form of field conditions.
College update: Salisbury wins thriller over Gettysburg; Marasco honored
In what may have been the Division III game of the season so far, third-ranked Salisbury edged No. 1 Gettysburg 11-10 in overtime before more than 2,500 fans at Gettysburg and several players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region played big roles. Senior attackmen Jake DeLillo of Yorktown (left) had two goals and Mike Winter […]
Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/3.30.10
Barring thunder and lightning, it’s rare for rain to get in the way of a good lax game. We knew all along that Monday’s games would be a go, but with flood warnings now in effect, that is not likely to be the case for today. (And that’s not even taking field conditions into account, […]
You make the call: Pick “Showdown Saturday” winners
It’s quite a lineup, folks: * Chaminade at West Islip, 1 p.m. * John Jay at Yorktown, 1 p.m. * Somers at St. Anthony’s, 2 p.m. Together, these three games combine to form “Showdown Saturday,” one of the most action-packed single-day, early season slate of games the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region has seen. * Previous […]
Scoreboard Central: Monday/3.29.10
It’s Week 1 of the regular season for many teams who didn’t get things started last week in the Hudson Valley/Long Island region. (Teams in Connecticut do not open up until a week from today.) It should be a memorable opening week with some huge matchups scheduled for Saturday, including John Jay-Yorktown, Chaminade-West Islip and […]
Scoreboard Central: Saturday/3.27.10
Jamie McCulloch of Ossining, right, takes aim at Fox Lane goalie Cameron Stephens during the first quarter of Ossining’s 5-4 overtime victory today. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Today is an interesting one — game-wise and otherwise. What do I mean by that, you ask? Though the regular season is already under way in the Hudson […]
Inside Lacrosse high school preview podcast
Hey gang – Inside Lacrosse associate editor Geoff Shannon and I spent some time previewing the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region in a podcast that is now up on InsideLacrosse.com.
Scoreboard Central: Friday/3.26.10
Tom Cirillo had five goals and two assists in Eastchester’s 12-6 season-opening win against Pearl River on March 24. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Smithtown West begins the season with high expectations. The Bulls, who are ranked No. 23 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Preseason High School Power Rankings, hope to live up with them starting […]
Scoreboard Central: Thursday/3.25.10
It’s Week 1 of the regular season, folks. For some teams that is. Most won’t getting things going officially until next week. A few teams’ openers aren’t until the following week.
Player’s perspective: Here’s how you can get in on the act
If you’re a player from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region who wants to share your thoughts on the 2010 season in our “Player’s perspective” feature, please be sure to get in touch with me.
Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/3.24.10
The Syosett-Garden City season-opening matchup we spotlighted here yesterday headlines today’s action.
Lax Lesson of the Week: Over the Cage Shooting Drill
The high school season has just gotten under way and things are heating up at LaxLessons.com. Beginning this week, we are introducing a new feature, the LaxLessons.com “Lax Lesson of the Week.” We will be breaking down, demonstrating and dissecting all areas of the game, starting this week with over-the-cage shooting drill. A great shooting […]
Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/3.23.10
The Manhasset Indians officially begin defense of their Class C state championship today with a 4:30 p.m. game at the Friends Academy. That’s one of 10 games involving Nassau-based teams today.
Finnell hopes history doesn’t repeat itself against Syosset
As far as season openers go, it wasn’t exactly tailor-made. But the Garden City Trojans certainly learned a lot and made improvements after falling to Syosset 6-3 to start the 2009 campaign. Well guess what, gang? The teams meet again to start the 2010 season. The game is set for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at […]
Scoreboard Central: Monday/3.22.10
Are you ready to get started? Today is opening day of the lax season, gang. While most teams throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region don’t get started until next week, there are a smattering of season-opening games today.
Bronxville set for a special day of lacrosse
Bronxville will be getting a good run this Saturday and helping a special cause at the same time. The Broncos are the lone team from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region competing in a preseason tournament on Saturday at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J., to benefit Fields of Growth.
Player’s perspective: Byram Hills’ Danny Lohrfink
The Byram Hills Bobcats are set to embark on what promises to be a challenging season. After all, the Bobcats have been aligned in a league with defending Section 1 champion Somers as well as John Jay and Rye, who have each won four sectional titles the last five years. There’s also 2009 Class B […]
10,000 … and counting
Congratulations, blog poster “John FANagan.” At 6:55 p.m. the comment you posted on our “Scrimmage Central” thread was the 10,000th in the history of this blog. Considering this blog celebrated its one-year anniversary just last Sunday, March 14, that’s quite a feat. In recognition of this milestone, “John FANagan” will receive a $50 gift certificate […]
Scrimmage action started earlier this week and it will be a busy weekend of action. Among the more noteworthy events on tap for Saturday are the West Islip Four-Way and the Red/Gray Tournament at Somers. Both events begin at 9 a.m. Garden City also takes on Delbarton at Delbarton, and in another New York vs. […]
Putnam Valley’s Calabro making sudden impact at the college level
Former Putnam Valley star Kyle Calabro was named Middle Atlantic Conference player of the week. Calabro, a freshman attackman at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., had seven goals in a three-game span. For more info, click here. * College coverage archive
Player’s perspective: Manhasset’s Ricky Buhr, senior midfielder
As has been well-documented here, the defending Class C state champion Manhasset Indians suffered significant graduations losses. Namely, 10 players who are now on collegiate teams. If the Indians are to have a shot at repeating as champions, Syracuse University-bound midfielder Ricky Buhr will undoubtedly have to continue doing what he does best — namely […]
Former Smithtown West star earns weekly honor for Stags
The Fairfield Stags are coming off one of the biggest wins in program history and former Smithtown West star Joe Marra is a big reason why. The senior, who had a career-high 17 saves in a 10-8 win over then No. 3-ranked Notre Dame, was just named the NEILA Player of the Week. To read […]
Player’s perspective: Somers’ Chris Longo, senior goaltender
Chris Longo came up big in Somers’ biggest games last season. The senior goaltender made 17 saves as the Tuskers unseated four-time defending champion John Jay 14-9 in the sectional finals. This came after a 26-save performance in a 10-7 regular-season win over John Jay. Longo and the Tuskers are in action on Saturday as […]
Player’s perspective: North Salem’s Chris Wood, senior defenseman
North Salem, an upstart program in Section 1 circles, is getting ready for what promises to be an interesting season. The Tigers will be playing plenty of games at home — or close to home — thanks to the newly aligned Section 1. Providing thoughts on this is North Salem’s 6-foot-4 senior defenseman Chris Wood, […]
Countdown to 10,000: Post the comment and win a $50 gift card
It seems like just yesterday that the 9,000th comment in the less than one year history of this blog was posted. (It was actually Jan. 5 if you’re scoring at home.) Now, we are less than 100 comments away from 10,000. If you are the person who posts Comment No. 10,000, you will be notified […]
Player’s perspective: Manhasset’s Drew Belinsky, senior midfielder
Manhasset rolled to the Class C state championship last season. But seven stars from that team are now playing at the Division I college level. The Indians still have plenty of talent returning. University of Pennsylvania-bound senior midfielder Drew Belinsky takes a look at the team and how it has been preparing for the start […]
Former Clarkstown South star scoring big at Quinnipiac
It hasn’t taken long for former Clarkstown South star Chris Haggerty to make an impact at Quinnipiac University. The junior attackman, a transfer from Onondago Community College, was named ECAC Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week after a six-point effort in a 12-2 win over Providence. You can read more about the award by clicking here.
Lakeland/Panas star Prunty selects Siena
Despite starting last season with little fanfare, the Lakeland/Panas Rebels were thisclose to winning the Section 1 Class A championship. But the Rebels wound up losing to Yorktown 11-10 in overtime after holding a 9-4 third-quarter lead. Once again this season, most observers have tabbed Yorktown to win the title. But Lakeland/Panas should, at the […]
Lacrosse for Dummies
Computers. Taxes. Cooking. Special diets. Web design. Travel. Green living. Cars. MySpace. Even eBay. Whatever the topic, you can probably find a “For Dummies” book about it. So why not, lacrosse? Why not, indeed. * Overview of lacrosse positions for men’s and women’s field lacrosse and box lacrosse * Differences between men’s and women’s lacrosse
Red/Gray Tournament schedule
The schedule for the seven-team, second annual Red/Gray Tournament starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 at Somers has just been finalized. The event includes defending Section 1 Class B champion and host Somers, CHSAA champ St. Anthony’s and New Jersey power Don Bosco. Brewster, Fox Lane, Auburn and Guilderland will also be competing.
Player’s perspective: Greenwich’s Colin Dunster, senior midfielder
The Greenwich Cardinals have started a new era. Former Darien star and longtime Blue Wave assistant Scott Bulkley has taken over as the team’s head coach. There’s lots to talk about when it comes to Cardinals lax. And we did just that with Bryant University-bound senior midfielder Colin Dunster, whose brother Jimmy, is a starting […]
Player’s perspective: Carey’s Greg D’Arienzo, senior midfielder
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better two-way midfielder in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region than Greg D’Arienzo. The Carey senior, who is bound for Maryland, shares his thoughts on the upcoming season. * Player’s perspective archive
Player’s perspective: Yorktown’s Derek Koelsch, senior goaltender
As has been well-documented, Yorktown will have a new look on defense this season. That defense will be anchored by a first-year starter in goal, Trinity College-bound senior Derek Koelsch. After strong showings in the summer and fall, Koelsch has been spending the winter working hard to be physically and mentally prepared for the season. […]
Player’s perspective: White Plains’ Norman Greenfield, senior attackman
White Plains enjoyed a breakout season last year that included groundbreaking wins over Mahopac, Putnam Valley and North Rockland. Though league realignment has altered the Tigers’ schedule this season, they still hope to pick up some eye-opening wins. That’s among the topics we discussed with Dickinson College-bound senior attackman Norman Greenfield. * Player’s perspective archive
You make the call: Who will be the best teams in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region?
Practice is now officially under way. The start of the season is right around the corner. Now’s the time to tell us who you think will be the best teams in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. And have a chance to win. * “You make the call” topic archive
Sachem North’s Cabble picks Robert Morris
Today marked the official start of practices and tryouts for teams throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. While we’ve been focusing on the arrival of a new season, the recruiting news continues to come in. Today, we have news of a commit from the Class of 2011, Sachem North’s Jake Cabble, a midfielder who is […]
Player’s perspective: John Jay’s Brandon Merlino, senior midfielder
Today, it all starts. Officially, at least. This is the first official day of practice and tryouts, but for many teams and players throughout the area, it’s just the continuation of a what’s already been an intense and diligent preseason. John Jay senior midfielder Brandon Merlino (file photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) has been getting ready […]
Virginia outlasts Syracuse 11-10 in 1 vs. 2 showdown
I’ve always said that one of the great things about lacrosse is that when two equally talented teams play, the result, more often than not it seems, is a one-goal game — often in overtime. This weekend, that theory has gone one step further. Former Huntington star Rhamel Bratton (right) scored four goals as second-ranked […]
Face-Off Classic is a classic as Maryland, Princeton get OT wins; notes on other games
It was an action-filled and eventful day at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore with two of the three games resulting in 11-10 overtime finishes. * College coverage archive
Player’s perspective: Greeley’s Hunter Bastian, senior defenseman
Horace Greeley will be getting its share of tough tests this season. The Quakers are members of newly aligned Conference League III-A, along with defending Class B sectional champion Somers as well as John Jay and Rye, who are both sectional champs four of the past five years. Wittenberg University-bound senior defenseman Hunter Bastian shares […]
Region well-represented in Tewaaraton Watch List
A total of 16 players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region are among the 64 men’s college lacrosse standouts named to the 2010 Tewaaraton Watch List today. The Teewaraton Trophy is awarded to the college player of the year.
Player’s perspective: Pleasantville’s Conor Fraylick, junior goaltender
Conor Fraylick will be playing his college lacrosse close to home at Fairfield University. But he has some unfinished before then. Namely, two more varsity seasons at Pleasantville. * Player’s perspective archive
Bulkley’s appointment marks new era for Greenwich
Just a few weeks ago, Scott Bulkley was eagerly awaiting another season as assistant coach at Darien, where he played, lives, teaches and helped the Blue Wave win five straight state titles. But in early February, Paul Burke resigned as Greenwich coach just days after being sentenced to six months in prison for drunk driving. […]
Here’s a blog you’ll definitely want to check out
Beast47Blog. If you’re a diehard lax fan you can probably figure out who the author of this blog is, folks. After all, when Ric Beardsley starred for Lakeland High School and Syracuse University he was: * A beast. * He wore No. 47. Now, he’s sharing his thoughts in his own, one-of-a-kind way when it […]
Player’s perspective: Brunswick’s Jimmy Craft, senior defensemen
The Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region has no shortage of premier programs. One program that often gets overlooked is Brunswick. If you look at the scheduled the Bruins play – and the number of college recruits they churn out – you could argue Brunswick is as good as any program around. How do the Bruins look […]
Under Armour All-America Classic nomination guidelines
Nine players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region accounted for the 44 players selected to compete in last year’s Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, which was played on June 28 at Towson Universitys Johnny Unitas Stadium. The South outlasted the North 19-16 before 2,364 fans and a national television audience. There should be a large […]
Player’s perspective: Yorktown’s Remy Lieberman, senior attackman
Remy Lieberman is set to begin his third year as a starting attackman for Yorktown. But this year’s Husker team will be minus many of the key players Lieberman played alongside the last two years. That’s among the topics we discussed with Lieberman, who will attend Division III power Wesleyan, where he will join a […]
College conference weekly honor roll
Several former standouts from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region were awarded for their outstanding efforts for their college team by earning collegiate player of the week honors. Though the season is still young, this region has been well-represented in conference accolades so far. * College coverage archive
Cold Spring Harbor commitment rundown
For an overview of scores of commitments from the leading seniors and juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, you can check our updated Recruiting review and commitment rundown any time 24/7. One team that is well represented is Cold Spring Harbor.
Player’s perspective: Garden City’s Kevin Dachille, senior midfielder
Garden City can’t wait to get started. The Trojans, who are coming off a state quarterfinal appearance, are the No. 7 team in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Preseason National Rankings. Garden City opens the season against Syosset for the second year in a row. The teams play on Wednesday, March 24 at Garden City. The […]
Darien’s MacDonnell off to strong start for Loyola
It didn’t take long for Darien’s own Cooper MacDonnell to show his preseason selection as ECAC offensive player of the year was on the mark. The Loyola senior attackman was named ECAC offensive player of the week after starting the season by scoring six goals in an 8-7 overtime win against Navy. Then, this past […]
Former Iona Prep star named CAA rookie of week
The weekly honors continue to roll in and former Iona Prep star Nick Trizano is among the players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region earning recognition.
Novosel, Daniello earn conference weekly honors
Weekly awards have just launched for collegiate conferences throughout the nation, and two former high school all-Americans from the Hudson Valley region are among the winners. Somers’ Mike Novosel (pictured at right), a senior goaltender at Dartmouth, was named Ivy League player of the week. Former John Jay star Chris Daniello, meanwhile, was named Big […]
Player’s perspective: Mike Daniello, John Jay junior attackman
Considering all the highlights he’s already enjoyed at the high school level, it’s almost hard to believe that Mike Daniello has two more varsity seasons to go. In fact, considering all that’s happened, Daniello’s sophomore season seems like an eternity ago. Since it ended, he became one of the most heavily recruited players in the […]