Lax Lesson of the Week: 14 Fish

view

A straight 1-4-1 play set, with picks and pops on either side allowing freedom of play direction.

Report from Blue Chip 205 Recruiting Showcase

view

As June rolls into July, the recruiting calendar has been heating up with events throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region and up and down the East Coast. One of them is the Blue Chip 205 Recruiting Showcase at Bryant University in Rhode Island. The event is divided into two sessions: Rising Seniors and Rising Juniors. […]

NCAA may put brakes on early commitments

view

The NCAA is considering a proposal that could mean the end of early verbal commitments. The measure, which would prevent recruits from giving verbal commitments prior to July following their junior year in high school, is on the table because recruits now feel pressure to commit early, according to the Division I Recruiting and Athletics […]

Lakeland/Panas’ Prunty selects Siena

view

Earlier this month, Conor Prunty stood alone. Though he was among nine players from the Hudson Valley region named as an all-American, he was the only one who had not committed to a college. No more. In case you missed our update here earlier this week, Prunty has given a verbal commitment to attend Siena.

A look back at an eventful season

view

There was plenty to talk about this past season. That’s for sure.

Report from Top 205 in Maryland

view

As we’ve been talking about since the end of the high school season on June 12, the recruiting calendar has been heating up with events throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region and up and down the East Coast. One of them is the Top 205, which is divided into two sessions — seniors this week […]

Who’s No. 1? LaxPower releases final national rankings

view

There has been quite a spirited debate here among readers — and in our latest poll question — as to who would have won a matchup between state champions West Islip and Manhasset. Now, LaxPower has weighed in. I just received word from George Baldassare, LaxPower’s director of high school boys lacrosse, that its computer […]

Recruiting scene heats up

view

The high school season officially ended on June 12. But returning varsity players throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region have been as busy as ever the last few days. And that will continue to be the case for more than a month.

You make the call: Who would win – West Islip or Manhasset?

view

They’re the top two teams in the final Under Armour Inside Lacrosse National Rankings. They both have won back-to-back state titles. Manhasset ended the year 20-0. West Islip ended it with 21 straight wins after suffering a season-opening overtime loss to Sachem North. But the teams did not play this season, which begins the question: […]

First look at 2011: A (very) early overview of how Suffolk shapes up

view

For the last five years, the West Islip Lions have been the dominant force in Suffolk County lacrosse. But next season, the Lions will be minus two of the top 10 graduating seniors in the nation in Nicky Galasso and Andrew Hodgson. So how will Suffolk look next season. Yes, it’s early, but that hasn’t […]

Section 1 Shootout roster, schedule

view

The second annual Section 1 All-Star Shootout, a recruiting showcase event, is set tonight for 6:45 p.m. at John Jay High School. This year, it’s being run in conjunction with the Empire State Games tryouts. All Hudson Valley players still involved in the tryout process have been invited to attend.

West Islip, Manhasset draw top two spots in final rankings

view

State champions West Islip and Manhasset finished the season ranked first and second, respectively, in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings for the 2010 season.

College coaching news: Cornell’s Tambroni headed to Penn State; Harvard’s Tillman moves to Maryland

view

There is some major college coaching news to report. One of the nation’s most highly regarded coaches, Jeff Tambroni (pictured at left), who has led Cornell to the Division I final four three times the last four years, has accepted the head-coaching position at Penn State. John Tillman, who has lifted Harvard to the upper […]

Sound Shore League action under way

view

It’s opening week for the Sound Shore Adult Men’s League of the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region.

All-Section 1 team, coaches of the year

view

Here’s a rundown of the All-Section 1 selections, including honorable-mention selections, as well as a look at the all-Americans, academic all-Americans, Scholar-Athletes and class and overall Section 1 coach of the year for the 2010 season.

HV recruiting showcases

view

Now that the varsity season has come and gone, we now officially shift our focus here to the summer recruiting scene. And in the Hudson Valley, we have news on some showcase recruiting events to pass along, including one being run in conjunction with the Empire State Games tryouts.

CT all-America, all-state teams

view

The postseason awards continue to roll in, gang. Today, Connecticut unveiled its all-America, academic all-America and all-state teams as well as state team of the year and player of the year. We expect to have the all-Section 1 team for New York’s Hudson Valley by the middle of this week and will post it as […]

Title time in Connecticut

view

Darien, led by a record-breaking performance from sophomore attackman Case Matheis, made it six Class M titles in a row. Fairfield Prep was denied in its bid for a fifth straight Class L title, falling for the third time this season to Cheshire. And Weston avenged for a loss to St. Joseph-Trumbull in last year’s […]

West Islip’s Galasso and Manhasset savor state titles, historic milestones

view

West Islip’s Nick Galasso, who was on the field for all four of the Lions’ state titles the last five years, speaks to reporters after his final championship, which came Saturday in a win against Fairport at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium. Galasso also broke the all-time Long Island record for career points in the […]

State titles on line in NY/CT today

view

Welcome to Championship Saturday, gang. It’s been an interesting and eventful season. Now it’s time to award state titles. We’ll have team coverage of today’s New York and Connecticut state title games, but don’t let that from stopping you from weighing in with your thoughts and insights as the games unfold.

Let’s hear your state title picks

view

Well, gang. We’re down to just one day. Championship Saturday, when six state championships will be decided in New York and Connecticut.

New York state semifinals set for today

view

Call it David vs. Goliath. There’s Lakeland/Panas, coming off its first sectional championship since 2003, winning two of its playoff games in overtime. Then there’s West Islip, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, which is looking for its fourth state title in five years. The David vs. Goliath storyline is typified by what promises to be […]

The uncommitted all-American: A look at Prunty’s recruiting prospects

view

If you take a look at nine Hudson Valley All-America recipients, you will notice just one has not yet committed to a college. That would be Lakeland/Panas junior midfielder Conor Prunty.

Let’s hear your NY state semifinal, CT state final picks

view

Is West Islip in line for its fourth state title in the last five years? Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts/prediction on Thursday’s state semifinal vs. Lakeland/Panas at 8 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (File photo) We’re almost at the end of the road, gang. On Saturday, both New York and Connecticut […]

NY quarterfinals, including LI championships, CT semis, set for today

view

Andrew Fazio, who was one of nine players from the Hudson Valley named to the all-America team last night, hopes to help Lakeland/Panas earn a spot in Thursday’s state semifinals today. The Rebels face Section 9 champion Warwick at Middletown High School. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) In just a few days time, we will have […]

State playoffs resume on Tuesday

view

Fairfield University-bound senior midfielder Pete De Salvo, shown in action during the Gaels’ 10-9 win Saturday over Bishop Timon-St. Jude of Buffalo, helped Iona Prep hang on after building a 10-6 lead and win a second straight state title. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It was quite an eventful Saturday. So let’s take a quick look […]

Busy day of state tournament action

view

St. John’s University-bound Ryan Fitzgerald, who had five goals including the game-winner in Putnam Valley’s win over Rye in the Section 1 Class C title game, leads the Tigers into today’s first-round state playoff game against Section 2′s Glens Falls at 3:30 p.m. at Yorktown High School. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) You can look forward […]

Set to state their case after a memorable day/night

view

The state tournament is under way in Connecticut. On Saturday, it starts in New York, although Long Island teams, of course, have a bye into next Tuesday’s state quarterfinals, or Long Island championship games. Here’s a rundown of the Section 1 vs. Section 2 first-round matchups in a tripleheader on Saturday at Yorktown High School’s […]

Section 11 championships, CIAC playoffs set for today

view

We now have our champions in Section 1 and Section 8 who are preparing for the start of the state playoffs (see the state brackets below). On tap for today: the Suffolk championship tripleheader at Stony Brook and the first round of the Connecticut state tournament.

Section 1, Section 8 championships to be decided today

view

Somers hopes it’s in line for a second straight Section 1 Class B title. But to get it, the Tuskers will have to beat John Jay, the eighth-ranked team in the nation. Somers has won eight straight entering today’s 3 p.m. game at White Plains High School. John Jay, meanwhile, has won 14 in a […]

LaxLesson of the Week: 3-Man Fade Shooting Drill

view

Stick-work shooting drill that works off of a 3 man game up top, and has the crease man fading out for a shot.