Earlier this year, Mike Malave was all set. The standout midfielder from Shoreham-Wading River committed to Bucknell in January. But by the midway point of the year, the situation that once seemed settled became anything but.
There will be no shortage of MLL players at John Jay High School this coming month. Current and former Major League Lacrosse stars Kenny Nims, Matt Madalon, Jeff Bigas and Chris Daniello will be participating in an elite training clinic sponsored by Prime Time Lacrosse.
When James Barlow first started playing lacrosse as a fourth-grader, he hardly could have imagined where it would take him. The senior attackman at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to Towson University.
To be the best, you have to play the best. Ossining senior Mike Zavarella knows that as well as anyone. The list of the standout attackmen he has gone up against reads like a who’s who of the top seniors in the nation, including Darien’s Case Matheis and John Jay’s Mike Daniello.
Combine outstanding stick skills with good size and what do you get? An attackman with the necessary ingredient to play at the next level. Meet senior Lewis Thompson from Newtown (Conn.) High School.
The commitments are continuing to roll in at a hot and heavy pace, folks. In the last hour alone, we learned of two major ones.
At 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, Rob Caffrey is usually one of the smallest players on the field. But the Lakeland/Panas attackman has come up big time and again for the Rebels. Last year, the quick and elusive Caffrey registered 70 goals and 33 assists to help the Rebels win the Section 1 Class A championship and […]
Jake Froccaro is a fundamentally sound player with a great feel for the game. But lax IQ isn’t the main reason the standout from Paul Schreiber High School in Port Washington is the No. 6-ranked rising junior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. Froccaro is an extremely skilled and talented athlete whose highlight reel is […]
The commitments continue to roll in, gang. If you checked out our Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown just tonight alone, you learned the college destinations of the following standouts from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region: * Lakeland/Panas high-scoring attackman Rob Caffrey will join Providence College of the newly formed Big East Conference. * St. […]
Fall has arrived, and when it comes to lacrosse recruiting, that means there’s no busier time for commitments. If you check our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” each day, you know this. Over the weeknight, we had a couple of major verbals. First, I learned yesterday that attackman/midfielder Jake Froccaro from Paul Schreiber Senior […]
Quick question, gang. Especially those of you in the Hudson Valley region. Name the Section 1 program that has produced the most Division I recruits the last two years. If you guessed Somers, you are correct. Senior attackman Kieran Donohue became the sixth Tusker player who is or will be continuing his career at the […]
Lacrosse is spreading from East to West — and from North to South. Case in point. Rollins College, which is located just outside Orlando in Winter Park, Fla., on the shores of Lake Virginia. The Tars are set to start their fourth season as an NCAA Division II program. And some help is on the […]
Nothing can give a team a lift like a big save. Gabriel Weissmann made plenty of them last season for Horace Greeley, keeping the Quakers in plenty of games. After one more season with Greeley, Weissmann will take his talents to the next level.
Sachem North has been making a lot of noise but on and off the field of late. Last year, the Flaming Arrows started the season by upsetting the nation’s top-ranked team, West Islip. Yesterday, Sachem North’s number of Division I-bound seniors swelled to four with the commitment of defenseman Alex Harris to attend Stony Brook.
We hope you are checking out the “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” thread each day, gang, because new names are popping up at a feverish pace. Today, we learned of two more major commitments.
Fairfield Prep’s Connor Byrne is eager to help the Jesuits reclaim the SCC title after losing to Cheshire 13-5 in last year’s final. Whether or not that happens, of course, remains to be seen. But one thing is sure. He has plenty of lacrosse to look forward to after that. Byrne, a senior attackman/midfielder, has […]
Hamilton College’s defense will have a Hudson Valley feel to it for years to come starting in the 2012 season. Earlier this week, we told you about Bronxville’s Billy Casperson’s commitment to the Continentals. Now, we can add add the word “Hamilton” following the name of another defensive standout from Westchester on our “Updated recruiting […]
Bronxville has two of the area’s top rising senior recruits in midfielders Charlie McCormick and Jack Near, who have committed to Georgetown and Notre Dame, respectively. The Broncos now have another senior set to take his skills to the next level — defenseman Billy Casperson, who has committed to Hamilton College.
Ryan Walsh is pretty busy these days. The senior is a middle linebacker, tight end and long-snap center on punts for Wantagh’s football team who was the defensive MVP of last year’s Nassau County finals. But his collegiate future is in lacrosse. Walsh, a 6-foot-4 attackman who was the seventh-leading scorer in the county last […]
John Jay senior Alex Lanza drew up a nice blueprint for a perfect college. He wanted to continue his lacrosse career at a place that a place that equally balanced academics with athletics. The 6-foot, 200-pound lefty defenseman completed his mission by giving a verbal commitment to Division III power Gettysburg, where he will join […]
Case Matheis wrapped up this past season with a record-setting performance in helping Darien win its sixth straight Class M Connecticut state title. The slick and smooth attackman scored nine times to break the school record for goals in a game as the Blue Wave rolled to a 17-5 win against New Fairfield. Duke’s men’s […]
Sept. 1 marked the first day Division I college coaches could contact junior players under the NCAA’s recruiting rules. And traditionally, that date has signaled the start of some major commitments. This year is no different. We’ll be telling you about some of them this week. So be sure to check back for that.
The college football season is under way. The NFL regular season begins on Thursday night. But lacrosse is still very much in the air with plenty of fall travel tournaments — not to mention college fall ball events — on the horizon in the coming weeks.
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There was quite a long list of renowned collegiate programs that would have been very pleased to have gotten a verbal commitment from either Jimmy Morris (No. 20, picture at top) and Brendan Morris (pictured below). But Gettysburg has to be especially happy right now. That’s because both of the twin brothers have committed to […]
Seth Tierney plans on hanging around Hofstra for a while. The former associate head coach at Hopkins signed a contract extension to remain as head coach of the Pride through 2014. Tierney took over as Hofstra coach in August 2006 after former Pride coach John Danowski left to take over the Duke program. One of […]