Ridgefield fans should be out in full force tonight at 7 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium as the Tigers host Section 1’s Somers.

It’s the final countdown, folks.

Until the playoffs that is.

The final week of the regular season in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region is upon us.

While we’ve been talking about the seedings for weeks now, we still have some big games to play before they are officially unveiled.

Including tonight at 7 p.m. at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow Stadium, where the defending FCIAC champion Tigers will hosts defending Section 1 Class B champion Somers.

Neither team will be at full strength, however. Ridgefield is minus Towson University-bound midfielder Kurt Mueller, who sustained an injury in a one-goal win over Wilton last week and missed the Tigers’ 14-9 loss at John Jay. Somers will be without Johns Hopkins-bound defenseman Eddie Schurr (sprained ankle), who was also out of action in the Tuskers’ 11-10 win over Montgomery (N.J.).

Of note, Somers senior midfielder Greg Petre needs one goal to reach the 100 mark for his varsity career. Petre is bound for Army, which last night picked up one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history, defeating Syracuse 9-8 in double overtime in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, a game that promises to be the talk of the lax world for quite some time.

In games today in the Hudson Valley, Eastchester visits Irvington, John F. Kennedy Catholic plays at Pearl River, Scarsdale hosts Clarkstown South and Suffern visits White Plains at 4:30 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., Nanuet plays at Pelham at Glover Field.

It’s a busy day in Suffolk. East Islip visits Connetquot at 5 p.m. in a matchup of 12-3 teams. West Islip takes a 13-game win streak into its game at Northport. Also at 4 p.m., it’s West vs. East as Smithtown West (11-4) plays at Smithtown East (9-6), Sachem East visits Connetquot, Sachem East plays at Longwood, Patchogie-Medford visits North Babylon, Half Hollow Hills East hosts Middle Country and William Floyd plays at Brentwood. Commack hosts Bay Shore at 4:30 p.m.

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128 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Monday/5.17.10”

  1. C-seedings says:

    There is still a lot that can happen, but here is one scenario….

    If, Rye beats Greeley, Putnam Valley beat Brewster, Bronxville beats Irvington, Pelham wins out, Pleasantville beats Fox Lane and Briarcliff remains above .500 (whew!!!):

    1. Pleasantville (67/16 = 4.1875 index) Even if they lose to Fox Lane, they will have an index of 4.0 and a 1 more win than B’ville, don’t know if that’s the tiebreaker, but if it is, they will stay 1.
    2. Bronxville (64/16 = 4.0 index)
    3. Pelham (62/16 = 3.875 index)
    4. Putnam Valley (62/16 = 3.875 index and one less win than Pelham)
    5. Nanuet (46/14 = 3.286 index)
    6. Pearl River (50/16 = 3.125 index)
    7. North Salem (49/16 = 3.0625)
    8. Rye (39/13 = 3.0 index)
    9. Sleepy Hollow (46/16 = 2.875 index)
    10. Briarcliff (45/16 = 2.8125 index)
    11. Byram (41/16 = 2.5626)
    12. Hastings (40/16 = 2.5)
    13. Haldane
    14. Irvington
    15. Ardsley
    16. Kennedy

    If Rye loses to Greeley, they drop to the ten spot, and Sleepy and Briarcliff bump up one. Either way, Rye’s road to the final will be tough. If they win, they’re the 8 and play Pleasantville at P’Ville, then Put Valley at Put Valley in the Semis. If they lose and they’re the 10, they play Bronxville @ B’Ville second round.
    Going to be interesting to see how it plays out…

  2. lax1212 says:

    does anyone know when the first round of the playoffs is?

  3. hud lax says:

    may 22nd is first round of playoffs

  4. SirLaxalot says:

    Can someone do a point breakdown for Class B??

    As for playoff dates, this is from the BOCES site…

    Seeding Meeting (Committee Members Only)
    5/20BOCES, Elmsford

    RoundDateSiteTime
    Section One Tournament
    1st Round5/22 (A, B, C/D)Higher Seed11:00 a.m.
    Quarter Finals5/25 (A, B, C/D)Higher Seed4:30 p.m.
    Semi-Finals5/27 (A, B, C/D)Higher Seed4:30 p.m.
    Finals6/2 (B) White Plains3:00 p.m.
    6/2 (C/D)White Plains5:30 p.m.
    6/2 (A)White Plains8:00 p.m.
    6/3 (Rain date)White Plains

    Outbracket-Intersectional
    Section 2 @ Section 1
    Intersectional6/5 (B)Yorktown1:00 p.m.
    6/5 (C/D)Yorktown3:30 p.m.
    6/5 (A)Yorktown6:00 p.m.

    Regional Championships
    Section 1/2 @ Section 9
    Regional Finals6/8 (B)Middletown3:30 p.m.
    6/8 (C/DMiddletown5:30 p.m.
    6/8 (A)Middletown8:00 p.m.

    State Semifinals
    Section 1/2/9 @ Section 8/11
    State Semi-Finals6/10 (B)Hofstra University 3:30 p.m.
    6/10 (C/D)Hofstra University5:30 p.m.
    6/10 (A)Hofstra University8:00 p.m.

    State Championships
    Finals6/12 (B)Stony Brook University11:00 a.m.
    6/12 (C/D)Stony Brook University 1:30 p.m.
    6/12 (A)Stony Brook University4:00 p.m.

  5. lax 123 says:

    How many teams from A go into the playoffs? Who number wise plays who? Does anyone know?
    Thanks

  6. long time laxer says:

    In the first round, the seeds add up to 17 if there are enough teams. #1 plays #16, #2 plays 15 and so on, the bracket is laid out (in descending order) #1, 16, 9, 8, 5, 12, 13, 4, 3, 14, 11, 6, 7, 10, 15, 2. There wont be enough teams to fill out all the lines, so some teams will have byes into the next round. Connect the lines to see how the teams go after they win.

  7. Syracuse says:

    I like Ridgefield today. I can’t envision Colsey losing to three Section 1 teams, not with the talent he has to work with.

    Ridgefield 11, Somers 7

  8. slacrosse says:

    Yes Field will lose for the 3rd time vs. Section 1 teams. I’ll take Somers’ talent over that of Field.

    Somers wins 13-9

  9. RedRageisBack says:

    Somers has been fighting to end and closing out some tough games as of late. Big game tonight from Longo and Bello. Petre will get his 100th maybe 1 or 2 more. Deiana will dominate F/Os! Let’s go Tuskers finish out reg season on a high note!
    Somers 11
    Field 9

  10. Lax Novice says:

    I like Ridgefield tonight, I didn’t like them against Somers when the game was originally scheduled in early April, but the season has come and gone and the Tigers should prevail at home. Hope the Somers fans enjoy the PA guy there.

    Ridgefield 8 – Somers 6.

  11. young warrior says:

    “Hope the Somers fans enjoy the PA guy there”
    Top Ten Nominee

  12. laxconn says:

    I forgot about the Ridgefield PA guy until u mentioned him. It was torture listening to him last year, might want to bring earplugs if u r a Somers fan

  13. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: White Plains putting boots to Suffern 9-1 at the half.

  14. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: White Plains 12, Suffern 4 after 3 quarters

  15. Sec1 says:

    White Plains final score?

  16. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ridgefield leads Somers 7-2 after 1 quarter. Morrissey has won 7 of 10 faceoffs.

  17. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Petre scored both of Somers’ goals, including the 100th of his career. … Aaron Mathias has 3 goals for Ridgefield.

  18. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ward Melville leads Sachem North 5-0 at the half.

  19. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Sachem retired Doug Shanahan’s number at halftime.

  20. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: McElhone scores on man-up to make it 6-0 Ward Melville early in the third.

  21. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ridgefield leads Somers 10-7 at the half. Mike Galione has 4 goals for the Tigers; Petre has 3 and Pfiffner 2 for Somers, which bounced back a bit in second quarter.

  22. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Somers pulls within 10-9 early in third on Petre’s 4th goal. Ridgefield makes goalie change.

  23. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ward Melville leads Sachem North 7-0 on goal by DeStefano with 3 and change left in 3rd.

  24. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ward Melville pushes lead to 9-0.

  25. Blax says:

    Ridgefield score????

  26. Syracuse says:

    Blax,

    Trust me, you’ll get it when I get it.

  27. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Emanuel scores off feed from Donohue in final minute. Somers and Ridgefield tied 11-11 after 3 quarters.

  28. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: Ward Melville 12, Sachem North 1

  29. Blax says:

    Thanks…didnt know what happened…I wanted to go to that game…I have alot of friends kids on the Ridgefield team.

  30. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Pfiffner’s 5th goal, with 4:14 left in regulation, gives Somers its first lead, 12-11.

  31. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Petre scores his fifth. Somers leads Ridgefield 13-11 with 2:21 remaining.

  32. Lax Novice says:

    The PA guy must be going more beserk than usual.

  33. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Goals by Ridgefield’s Galione and Vazquez, the latter coming with under a minute to play, ties the game 13-13.

  34. Blax says:

    holy crap….what a game….thanks for the updates….great job.

  35. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Joe Marasco, on load from recently eliminated Syracuse, scores winner with 1 second left for So… just kidding …

  36. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Somers and Ridgefield heading to OT tied at 13.

  37. Blax says:

    what a game….great job on the updates…

  38. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Somers wins faceoff but turns ball over. Timeout Fighting Colseys.

  39. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Ridgefield turns ball over. Fighting Marascos call timeout with 2:21 left in first OT

  40. Lax Novice says:

    Cosley turns around and calls his favorite play:

    “Matt, take it up top!” Then he remembers Matt’s in Charlottesville.

  41. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Shot goes out of bounds. Ridgefield wins chase to the ball. Somers is then called for tripping, so the Fighting Colseys are going man-up for 30 seconds …

  42. laxxxx says:

    im loving all the comedy in here while I’m dying to hear who wins

  43. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Somers’ Longo makes great save to end first 4-minute OT. Second one coming …

  44. Blax says:

    I think Syracuse has a future in some type of broadcasting…nice job….

  45. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Somers wins faceoff to start 2nd OT, calls timeout …

  46. Blax says:

    Laxlessons website server bogging down with everyone hitting the update button…waiting on the edge…

  47. Lax Novice says:

    Wonder how the FO battle is going, Morrissey is very good, but Deiana is no slouch.

  48. laxx says:

    Anyone have a Hen Hud-North Salem score?

  49. Syracuse says:

    Waiting … waiting … waiting …

  50. somlax says:

    Petre scores winning goal for Somers!

  51. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: Somers 14, Ridgefield 13 … Petre’s sixth ends double-OT thriller

  52. slacrosse says:

    GREAT WIN FOR SOMERS!! WAY TO HANG IN THERE!! WHAT A GAME.

  53. Lax Novice says:

    WOW, a classic battle. Both teams will hold their heads high after this one. Congrats all around. Good job by Syr and all contributors.

  54. pride says:

    somers peaking at the right time….

  55. Syracuse says:

    Somers’ first goal was scored by Petre. It was the 100th of his fine career and came behind his back on a fast break …

  56. somfan says:

    How was Somers D without Schurr?

  57. Pelican Brief says:

    Pelham 10, Nanuet 9

    Doug Eich 4-3

  58. Joe Lombardi says:

    Somers’ 14-13 double-OT win over Ridgefield may have been the regular-season game of the year in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Somers trailed 7-2 early and Ridgefield trailed 13-11 in the closing minutes.

    Somers D did get rattled early on and looked like it would be in for a long night after allowing seven first-quarter goals. But after that, the Tuskers allowed just five goals in the remaining three quarters and two OTs. Somers was minus Schurr in the one-goal win over Montgomery (NJ) on Saturday, too. Matt Cirieco played well the last two games starting in Schurr’s spot.

    I thought a big key was Somers’ ability to neutralize Duncan Morrissey on faceoffs in the second half after Morrissey came out and won seven of the first 10 draws.

    It’s noteworthy that Somers has picked up three one-goal wins against some strong non-section opponents in Niskayuna, Montgomery and now Ridgefield. In those games, Petre a total of 13 goals, including, as noted six tonight. He now has 105 career goals heading into the playoffs.

  59. laxnoz says:

    somers d played great of course they missed eddie but matt cirieco filled in for him and played great congrats to somers on agreat win and congrats greg on 100th goal

  60. Joe Lombardi says:

    Since I was at the Somers-Ridgefield game (special thanks to Syracuse for posting my score updates), I’m not sure if this has been noted yet, but Ryan McGee had 10 points and White Plains beat Suffern for the first time in program history today.

    Here are the stats:

    White Plains 6 3 3 4 – 16

    Suffern 1 0 3 3 – 7

    White Plains Scoring:

    Ryan McGee 5g 5a

    Norman Greenfield 5g 0a

    Dan Broderick 3g 2a

    Mark Robles 1g 0a

    Anthony Cardon 1g 0a

    Kevin Avery 1g 0a

    Nick Leone 0g 1a

    Kevin Barry 0g 1a

    White Plains Saves:

    Kevin Barry 11 saves

    Suffern Scoring:

    Kevin McNally 4g 0a

    Eric Hammerslag 1g 1a

    Mario Allegra 1g 0a

    Mike Gersten 1g 0a

    Oliver Svoboda 0g 2a

    Suffern Saves:

    Bryan Bergstol 12 Saves

  61. RedRageisBack says:

    Great game for Somers!
    They just don’t quit!
    Somers stars came to life in the 2nd half. (Bello,Petre, Pfhiner and Longo)

    Watch out for the Red Rage in the playoffs!!

  62. slacrosse says:

    Hey good for White Plains.

  63. Laxtitutes Rule says:

    Anyone know when all americans are decided? who are the best 9 this year??

    gotta go with my jay studs pickel, daniello, and they should get a least 1, maybe 2 more, because of their complete domination in section 1.

    then comes interlicchio, piffner, and petre, and probably brandofino. id say cole mccormack but it seems like hes been hurt and thatll hurt him. after that, no one sticks out, so i’ll give a shout out to joey marasco and johnny ranagan- theyll get it again for reppin the HV so hard

  64. somlax says:

    Congrats to Matt Cirieco. He is a junior and returning next year! Great game. Congrats also to close defenders Christian Smith and John Bello.

  65. LI Guy says:

    Smithtown West 7, Smithtown East 6

  66. Bigeasy says:

    I did the A numbers and still have LP one Pac two Town three and Suffern four remember to divide by the number of games. Still dumb that way. Town would have to go to Pac even though they beat them good the 1st time. This system is dumb.

  67. the_network says:

    Give the nod to Jamie McCulloch of Ossining for AA.

    He’s bouncing around between first and third in the section in scoring.

    F&M are lucky to be getting him.

  68. LaxHound says:

    HV AAs

    Daniello, JJ
    Pickel, JJ
    Smyth, JJ
    Petre, Somers
    KI, Town
    Brando, Pac
    Honovich, LP
    McCormack, Rye
    Fitzgerald, PV

    Thoughts???

  69. softees says:

    Where is the love for Christian Smith? They put him on #10, Ridgefield’s Towson bound middie in the 2nd half and Smith shut him down, including stripping him in OT. Also Rob Mendoza played a hell of a game, keeping #2, the Lafayette bound attackman in check from the second half onward. Tremendous game overall! Congrats Somers!

  70. Tiger Town says:

    What are you talking about? Ridgefield’s Towson-bound middie, Kurt Mueller, was on crutches tonight. #10 is Aaron Mathias, who is playing at Amherst College next year.

  71. D=PAC says:

    Congrats to Somers. Sure glad Pac played you early. Keep rollin!

  72. softees says:

    Tiger Town-

    My mistake, regardless, they tried to run the offense through him up top and it did not work. numerous iso’s stopped by Smith. Go Somers!

  73. Laxit says:

    AA…

    Daniello/JJ
    Pickel or Smyth/JJ
    3rd player from JJ??
    KI/Town
    Petre/Somers
    Pfiffner/Somers
    McCormack/Rye
    Someone from LP
    Someone from PV

  74. laxx says:

    Hen Hud- North Salem score?

  75. RiverLax says:

    Hen Hud won. Not sure about the score. I heard something like 8-4, 8-2.

  76. P&G says:

    LaxIt,

    Honovich from LP
    Fitzgerald from PV

    I HATE AA lists – but I felt complelled to complete yours…

    3rd player from Jay – conflicted….not obvous don’t want to leave someone out – but if somers gets 2 – Jay needs 3….. Weil? Walter? Smyth?

  77. Old Rugger says:

    If JJ were to get 3, I’d pick Smyth, he has improved all season and is really showing how to run Schur’s defense. Very good footwork.

  78. lax fan says:

    Morrissey did a good job at the start on faceoffs, but Deiana really pulled through for Somers, he doesn’t give up, great hustle. Congrats Somers .

  79. laxer 12 says:

    Hv AAs
    Daniello
    Pickel
    Interlicchio
    Brandofino
    Honovich
    Fitzgerald
    Petre
    Last two up for grabs

  80. laxdog says:

    HV AAs

    Daniello, JJ
    Pickel, JJ
    Smythe or Waldman JJ
    Petre, Somers
    KI, Town
    Brando, Pac
    Honovich, LP
    McCormack, Rye ???
    Fitzgerald, PV

  81. RedRageisBack says:

    Bello proved last night he is one of the best defenders in the HV.
    I think its called a “yardsale”??
    Yet he flys under the radar…Can’t wait for these playoffs!!!

  82. Town Laxer says:

    HV AAs

    Daniello, JJ
    Pickel, JJ
    Smyth, JJ
    Waldman JJ
    Petre, Somers
    KI, Town
    Brando, Pac
    Honovich, LP
    Fitzgerald, PV

    Smyth and Waldman earn my vote . They both have had steller seasons and their defensive play is reason the JJ Team is currently 14-1 (McCormack has missed a lot of games due to injury)

  83. laxerfan says:

    Not sure what “rule” dictates that certain schools get set numbers, but there are some players who are worthy of consideration who are not the “third player from JJ” or “someone from PV, someone from LP” that someone posted above. Isn’t part of this supposed to be about players not teams? What about including some other great players, not from Somers, JJ, Yorktown? On this list would be McCormack Rye, Fitzgerald PV, Wood Bville, Brandofino Pac, probably a couple of others.

  84. BigBadBear says:

    laxerfanm always hated that “rule” myself but it is what it is…side note, some of these box scores re: assists look a little dubious (ie, 10 goals, 10 assists)…my understanding of the correct rule is that you only get an assist when the goal scorer does NOT have to make an athletic move to shoot..any kind of dodge or fake means no assist…(another favorite is shots on goal)

  85. laxin says:

    great game last night for somers. petre, pfifner, deiana, and bello all really stepped up. the faceoff circle was great to watch, deiana really turned it on after they got down. overall it had to be about 50/50 or maybe even deiana by a little. petre nd pfiffner dominated offensively and bello had his will on defense.go somers!

  86. Old Rugger says:

    LaxerFan agree about “rule” but the counter arguement is that the teams you mentioned (Town, JJ, Somers) tend to have much stronger strength of schedule and so if they put up comparable of better stats (I know stats are only part of the equation) they tend to get more attention. With the “down year in Sect 1” and the increase in parity I agree that more conversation is needed about quality players from the “non-power league” teams. Here are just a few names to throw out there I’m sure there are many opinions.

    Fazio LP
    Near Bx
    Wood Bx
    McColloch O
    McGee WP
    Leventhal HG

  87. StillAwaysTogo says:

    Based on pac beating suffern which is not a done deal, I got seedings as:

    lp-4.3
    town-4
    pac-3.86 with win
    suffern-3.62
    white plains-3.6
    Arlington
    Wappingers
    Clarkstown south

    Above is based on white plains beating North Rockland Weds and Pac beating Suffern.

    so Lp play south
    Town plays wappingers
    pac plays arlington
    white plains plays suffern in rematch

  88. Town Laxer says:

    Does anyone actually know when the AA’s are named this year? Along with the other honors?

  89. Joe Lombardi says:

    Town Laxer –

    For the Hudson Valley region, the AA meeting is Monday, June 7.

  90. pride says:

    is that all section too joe?

  91. AA says:

    Joe, who do you think will be the AA’s this year?

  92. hen hud says:

    hen hud won 12-3

  93. KDog says:

    How come Prunty(LP) isn’t on any of these lists? IMO, he’s one of, if not the best middie in the section. Also, if Bello isn’t dinged up all year, he gets AA. He’s the best in the section when healthy.

  94. Jethro says:

    KDog better than Honovich??

  95. slacrosse says:

    McCormack of Rye was on the pre-season AA lists and based upon his performance, should remain on the list.

    After the Greeley game tomorrow he will have played in 13 of 16 games. So he’s played in plenty of games to judge him on performance.

    He has played and contributed big time despite his injury which in the early
    days had to be very obvious to anyone that saw him play. One game after his
    injury, he played in the 10-9 loss to Jay. After the game a Jay player paid a
    good compliment about him to the (JN).

    Despite playing at 60-90% of normal capacity from the start of his injury to
    today (probably around 90%) he’s still roughly in the 65-70% range in FO wins.
    Other then to rest him on occasion he takes all the FO’s. Just as importantly
    as FO, he’s continued to be very effective in ground balls as well as making
    assists and goals.

  96. Jethro says:

    Yeah it was Pickel he said McCormack was a real warrior.

  97. facts says:

    As a defensemen i played both Prunty and Honovich this season

    Two great players but different

    Honovich can play defense and creates Transition and gets easy offense, however isnt as useful in a six on six settled offense.

    Prunty the opposite he is the best player on there offense when there settled and he can dodge, shot and score at will.

    You make the call which one

  98. showtime says:

    anyone think arlington could get an AA pick

  99. P&G says:

    nope – not even close….Arlington isn’t getting one….you need to be beat Brewster, Mahopac, L/P, Yorktown, or John Jay – if you want to talk about getting an AA pick.

  100. LAXman says:

    Arlington won’t get one this year, but they have an up and coming program and may get one in years to come.

  101. slacrosse says:

    Gotta say that Honovich, Prunty, Fallo, Montemerno (sp), Caffrey make up one potent offensive unit!

  102. sec 1 stats says:

    why does stats play a big part. Fazio and that Montemerno kid (l/P) just get it done. Not flashy just get it done under the radar.

  103. slacrosse says:

    As LAXman said about Arlington, the formula for being in the running for AA is to win many games (inc. over top comp) and have a player with clearly great skills.

    Arlington is in no better or worse position then any other school in this regard.

    I would say that they did put themselves in a potentially good position this season by playing some top teams. Had they won or maybe come very close then people would have naturally started really focusing on their players.

  104. Former HV Laxer says:

    Sla
    give us your AA picks as you are the most knowledgable blogger on here except for Joe of course

  105. Syracuse says:

    Right now I think AAs are:

    Interlicchio
    Honovich
    Pfiffner
    Daniello
    Pickel
    Brandofino

    Not sure about last three. Don’t see a goalie.

  106. Indian J says:

    In regards to All American, its always disappointing to the stronger players on the teams that are not in the spotlight or in the top echelon of section. It is important to consider though what you are receiving All American for. If you are running around and having success against the toughest competition there is, then perhaps that is what we are looking for in an All American. Teams who do not play enough of the top competition, or teams that play it unsuccessfully, cannot have very many candidates unless there is an exception that a large majority of the community is aware of. Simply dominating weaker competition is not cause to be awarded All American, nor is it evidence, that in being faced with stronger competition, that success would be forthcoming. Sometimes, you get an absolutely awesome player on a team that is fairly ordinary in every other way and on the rare occasion you will find one on a weaker team. (Jon Hess, Nyack ’94) These players have usually made noise for a few seasons and exposed themselves to the larger community through Empire State Games, summer camps, and most notably, performing extremely well against superior teams even while the score becomes progressively lopsided. All Americans stick out. They are, by far and away, the players who impact each game they play, and they do so in a stunning fashion. Being a consistently good player game in and game out does not make you an All American, it makes you good.

    Section One will fill the amount of spots alloted to it for All American. I’m sure all who receive the award will be deserving. When we predict, we should be looking at players that absolutely dominate. The logic that a “team” needs a certain amount of awards designated for the individual, based on the “team’s” achievement is misguided. One of the best lacrosse “teams” I ever saw was Garden City’s 97 team. They were undefeated 22-0, Class B State Champions and had only one All-American. All their other players were very good. They all played together, moved the ball, and beat everybody.

    Matt Bocklet was one of the better defenders to play in Section One. He did not receive All-American in High School and truly should have. It did not do too much to derail his drive or his lacrosse career. In all of this, perspective is needed.

  107. slacrosse says:

    Former HVLaxer,

    Thanx but I’m a “babe in the woods” in knowledge compared to many other bloggers starting with “Syracuse” above!

    Locks

    Daniello, JJ
    Pickel, JJ
    Petre, Somers
    KI, Town
    Brando, Pac
    Honovich, LP
    McCormack, Rye

    Others
    Fitzgerald, PV
    Smyth or Waldman, J
    Fazio or Prunty , LP
    Bello or Schurr, Somers

    Don’t think any goalies.

  108. slacrosse says:

    Indian J,

    Right on the mark! I like your words describing an AA:

    “….players who impact each game they play, and they do so in a stunning fashion. Being a consistently good player game in and game out does not make you an All American, it makes you good….”

    Actually not sure even an AA can be “stunning” at all times in every game but one way or another, they just stand out, don’t they!

    As an example a few yrs ago Rye played Fox Lane. I had never seen Jay Lucas play and FL wasn’t a real power, like Jay. But you didn’t need his # to locate him. His speed, stick skills, shots, etc stood out dramatically!

  109. Lax Novice says:

    By that measure, Kevin Interlicchio would not be an All-American. I can’t see them denying the young man this honor though. At the end of the day it’s about long-term performance, but not necessarily dominant in every appearance.

  110. Former HV Laxer says:

    Sla and Cuse
    Good selections only Petre and Phiffner different.Agreed what Indian J says but sometimes the dominant player cannot be dominant in the case of face guarding.That is a compliment to that player in that the opposing coach would rather lose a defenseman than see them touch the ball.That can be put in as a criteria for AA .Sure KI, Brando and Petre as Attacks have seen that this year

  111. slacrosse says:

    Lax Novice,

    I agree and was trying to say something like that in my “can’t always be stunning at all times” comment. Lacrosse is a team sport and in any particular game or season, many factors contribute to how an AA will play. As I said you can just tell by a kid’s skills that they really stand-out.

    Based on his skills and performance in more games then not KI will/should be an AA.

  112. bytheway says:

    I honestly believe that there are no AA goalies this year except for Longo.

    Longo Impacts each game he plays. If he would have taken himself out of mentallity durring the Ridgefield game after being down 9-2 they would have NEVER come back. 14 saves in that game. Longo also leads the league in saves with an astonishing number compared to alot of the other goalies.

    Joe Lombardi- Can you get the tole on Longos saves and do you think hes an AA cannidate?

  113. Uncle Lax says:

    Indian J,

    By your definition I would them have to say the John Jay defenseman Smyth meets those AA criteria. If you have caught any of their games this year, you will see that quite a number of the opposition goals are scored when this big guy was on the sidelines catching a breather. He is also the key to the unbelievable numbers they have as a man-down unit this year.

    On the contra side of the arguement, he is not flashy or showy: he does not have tremendous speed like the others in his defensive unit and seems to be a very quiet guy.

  114. slacrosse says:

    Former HV Laxer,

    Agree. Exactly waht happened to the great Dickson of Delaware being face-guarded by UNC in their recent game.

    Brings up another thought. UNC has 6-8 Under Armour AA kids enrolling in Sept to join their other 20 AA’s! But what happens– Delaware almost beats them losing by 1 and Army beats Syracuse!!

    Hey AA is nice to have but lots of non AA kids have great careers on very successful teams in D1-3 and club and CONGRATS TO THEM AS WELL!!!

  115. Lax Novice says:

    sla, that’s where I got the idea, I stole it from you. lol

    He’s as deserving as any in Sect. 1. And Lord knows Hopkins is going to need him next year.

  116. Indian J says:

    You would be entitled to have one maybe two games that were lackluster. It’s human nature. I think though that you can still tell an AA in an “off peak” performance. Also, I am not using my criteria to eliminate or introduce any specific players from the discussion. Just pointing out that an All American is different than a very good player on a very good team or a player who does a great job for an average or weaker team. Also, “stunning” does not have to be overtly “flashy” especially if you’re inconsistent. It’s just a component that certain players have and you know it when you see it.

    How many games would you have to watch Ranagan, Chris Bocklet, or Joe Marasco play before you would say “Dude, that kid is awesome.”? The “Dude” may be optional, but you get were I’m going.

  117. laxer says:

    AA list

    Daniello- Hopkins
    Pickel-Hopkins
    KI-Hopkins
    Petre-Army
    Brandofino-NYIT
    Fitzgerald-St. Johns
    Honovich-Fairfield
    McCormack-Cornell

    The last one is still up in the air IMO

  118. formerhvlaxer says:

    Laxer
    Good list .I agree on all selections.Last one is tough as nobody sticks out maybe another Jay player.Town.Pac.L/P PV each have one AA that is a true AA..No goalies stick out this year.

  119. tuskerfan says:

    How can you guys leave out Pfiffner – Colgate. He should be a lock for Somers.
    He has been their most dynamic, consistent player all year. Team leader,
    two year captain and all round player with 35 goals this season so far…

  120. hvlaxx says:

    Tusker fan, I really can’t see somers getting 2 all americans, if they do it will be petre and piffner bc they are both very similar, 2 year captains and leaders but petre lead their team in goals and assists this year, that’s the only difference

  121. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Where are he 2 JJ Senior defensemen going?

  122. LAXman says:

    Zack Waldman is going to DIII Tufts, a wonderful school both athletically and academically. Greg Smyth is going to Georgetown, however I believe he got in there based on grades and not lax, I hear he’s one of the best students in the class and his top choice was actually MIT. Both have bright futures ahead of them. As for other JJ defenders, Pickel of course is going to Hopkins and Lambert, only a freshmen, I hear is starting to get looked at by top D1 schools already. They start this process so early!

  123. slacrosse says:

    LAXman,

    Hey maybe Smythe should try walking on as Lorfrink of Byram Hills did successfully at Gtow. Here they turned this big miiddie into a pole.

  124. P&G says:

    Whether Smyth and Waldman play another season or 10 seasons of lacrosse…they have worked hard, and have thrived under the “new” system and are two of the nicest young men you will meet. Both chose schools for the right reasons – the academics. Extremely intellegent – couldn’t ask for a better story…And I’m not related to either one! Best of luck to these true student-athletes.

  125. slacrosse says:

    Yeah, sounds like two outstanding kids!!

  126. purple pride says:

    Smyth and Waldman both didn’t play that much last year with the Savs but have always had such great footwork and more old fashion way of playing. Schurr has seen both of them improve so much and has turned them into top section 1 defenders. A great story for both of the two great yound kids.
    Waldman is going to Tafts, and Smyth is going to Georgetown for academics (kids a mini einstein). Lambert, the freshman, will get a good offer from a d1 school later on. He won’t be as good as JJ’s past defenders like Ryder, or will he go to a big time school but he does have a very bright future.

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