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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
The Syosett-Garden City season-opening matchup we spotlighted here yesterday headlines today’s action.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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
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. […]
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]