Nine Hopkins games will be on ESPNU

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Earlier this month, we told you that Syracuse University’s 2011 schedule was unique in that just two of the Orange’s games — at Princeton and at Villanova –  are true road games. Johns Hopkins University unveiled its ’11 schedule today and it also is noteworthy in that just two games — at Delaware and at […]

‘Mustache Madness 2′ ends today

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The month-long, second annual “Mustache Madness” effort spearheaded by high school, collegiate and pro teams throughout the nation comes to an end today. Players on these teams have been working hard to raise money for the HEADstrong foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Several college teams have set up donation pages, […]

You make the call: Who gets the edge – Darien or John Jay?

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One team has won six straight state titles and has the nation’s No. 2-ranked junior. The other has won four sectional titles the last five years, including the 2007 season when it defeated the nation’s top-ranked team in the state semifinals, and has the nation’s No. 8-ranked senior. Combined, the two teams have 20 players […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hey gang – here’s hoping that if you’ve done any traveling, that it’s gone smoothly. It won’t be long before it’s time to dig in and enjoy your Thanksgiving feast. If you have some extra time afterward, instead of lying on the couch, you may want to check back on some recent stories here. Among […]

Rye’s Barton, an ESG standout, reflects on his college choice

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Aside from John Jay, no team from the Hudson Valley region has more seniors committed to play lacrosse in college than Rye. The six-time Class C sectional finalist Garnets have six players set to take their skills to the next level. Among them is Briggs Barton, an athletic attackman with good size at 6-foot-3. Barton, […]

Sticks for Soldiers set for Fairfield Ludlowe

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Teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, including mainly squads from the Nutmeg State, will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. That’s when the fifth annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. Participating teams including […]

Salisbury’s Scales, among nation’s top juniors, looks ahead to UVa

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Now that November 2010 Signing Week is one for the books, we turn our recruiting attention solidly and squarely on the classes of 2012 and ’13. We expect more verbal commitments from several of the leading players in the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region in the days and weeks to […]

Belichick takes time out for lax after big win

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s love for lacrosse is hardly a secret. After all, he was captain of the lacrosse team at Wesleyan College. But his passion for the game remains as high as ever, despite his day job. For starters, his son, Steve, is a senior defenseman at Rutgers. Belichick also remains involved […]

Mattei helps St. Anthony’s lead region in NLI commits

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What team led the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed of Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut in Division I- and Division II-bound seniors? The answer: St. Anthony’s. The Friars had an astonishing nine players sign National Letters of Intent during the Nov. 10-17 signing period. You can check the complete list simply by scrolling down this page. One […]

Northeast’s top teams set for SWR Fall Classic

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Manhasset. West Islip. Garden City. Ward Melville. Smithtown West. Darien. Yorktown. Syosset. Those are among the teams that will competing in what, in our opinion, may be the most competitive and power-packed event of the fall. It’s the annual Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic, gang. Needless to say, many of the players you’ve been reading about […]

Signing Week: Rundown of Division I, II regional recruits

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Well gang, it’s been quite a week of “2010 Signing Week” coverage. Since yesterday was the eighth and final day of the NLI fall signing period, here’s a rundown of Division I and Division II recruits from our coverage area, which also happens to be the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed (the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut […]

Binghamton-bound Collins among six Rye senior commits

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We’re closing in on midnight, gang, and the official end of National Letter of Intent Signing Week. You can check out our coverage over the last eight days by clicking here. (Just scroll down to see all the stories.) Tomorrow, we’ll recap the D-I and D-II commitments by seniors from the entire Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut […]

Somers salutes its college-bound seniors

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There are just a few precious hours remaining in the NLI Fall Signing Week, gang. Tomorrow, we’ll have a recap of the Division I and Division II players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region who made their verbal commits to accept college scholarship offers official by signing National Letters of Intent, starting a week ago, […]

Report: Empire State Games canceled for ’11, likely beyond

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We interrupt our “Signing Week 2010″ coverage for this special report. After more than 30 years of memorable moments, the Empire State Games could be history. While the Games’ long-term fate is doubtful at best, the Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting in a story published tonight that the Games are definitely off for 2011. You can check […]

Stephens makes it official; Sachem North honors 7 commits

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There’s just one more full day, gang, and then National Letter of Intent Signing Week, and with it our special  coverage, will come to a close. When that happens, we will be presenting a final rundown of senior signings. In the meantime, you can check the list of D-I commits we posted last week as […]

Schuldt among three Yorktown senior commits

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After today, it will be six down, two to go. We’re talking about the number of days remaining in National Letter of Intent Signing Week, when Division I- and Division II-bound high school seniors make their verbal commitments to accept scholarship offers official. As usual, Yorktown is well-represented among varsity programs with players signing. Shown […]

Gannon selects UMBC, giving Sachem North nine commits

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With the start of the week, we are counting down until National Letter of Intent Signing Week wraps up this Wednesday. As you all know by now, this is the seven-day stretch (which started Nov. 10 and ends Nov. 17) in which seniors make their verbal commitments to Division I or II programs that award […]

Meaningful NYC Marathon for Hofstra attackman Fried

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For Jordan Fried, just finishing the New York City Marathon last Sunday was a significant achievement in itself. But that accomplishment becomes even more meaningful because the Horace Greeley grad, who is a sophomore attackman on Hofstra’s men’s lacrosse team, was part of “Fred’s Team,” a group of runners devoted to raising proceeds for cancer […]

Connecticut event benefits soldier wounded in Iraq

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Teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, including mainly squads from the Nutmeg State, will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. That’s when the fifth annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. Participating teams including […]

Surging Siena hauls in Hudson Valley windfall

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Just two years after winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and advancing to the NCAA tournament, and just a year after playing Johns Hopkins to an overtime game at Homewood Field, the Siena Saints  continue to show they’re a program on the rise. Siena head coach Brian Brecht, a former varsity assistant at Yorktown, […]

Rundown of Hudson Valley/Long Island/CT D-I senior recruits

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Our “November 2010 Signing Week” coverage is about to enter Day 3 and we’ve been updating you on any late developments. Frankly, there haven’t been many. If you’ve been checking out this site each day during the year, you are already aware of any and all of the commitments that were and are being sealed […]

Daniello, region’s top recruit, makes it official

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Top left: John Jay senior attackman Mike Daniello, clad in a Johns Hopkins sweatshirt, signed a National Letter of Intent to accept a scholarship offer from Hopkins tonight, surrounded by his family (top, from left), brother Nick, mother Kathy and brother Chris. Nick and Chris are former college lax standouts. Nick played at Stevens Tech. […]

Signing Week starts today

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If you’ve been checking out our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” each day, you’ve been keeping up college commitments as they’ve been made, with more info, insights, analysis and reaction provided here. So though today marks Day 1 of the fall signing week, there will be few, if any surprises — or even new […]

Syracuse’s 2011 schedule released

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We have been releasing some league alignments and non-section games for varsity teams from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region the last few weeks. Speaking of which, I can report that games next season between Manhasset and John Jay as well as Ridgefield and John Jay are now set. There will, of course, be more to […]

Signing Week: Keenan eager to make Duke choice official

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Earlier this week, we told you about how Johns Hopkins has been picking up steam landing commitments from some of the top players in the region, which also happens to be the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed: Hudson Valley, Long Island and Connecticut. Well, it should come as no surprise that defending national champion Duke […]

Caviola stretches John Jay’s number of senior commits to 10

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The Division I fall signing week gets under way on Wednesday and lasts until Nov. 17. During that time, the many seniors whose commitments we have reported on the last year or more will make those commitments binding by signing National Letters of Intent. Meanwhile, plenty of other seniors who have not yet verbally committed […]

Connetquot’s Pellegrino among JHU’s top catches

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It was an uncharacteristic season for Johns Hopkins. After ending the regular season at 7-7, the Blue Jays’ NCAA tournament hopes were in serious jeopardy. Hopkins did receive an at-large bid, but wound up losing 18-5 to eventual national champion Duke, ending a string of 19 straight quarterfinal-round appearances. Since then, the Blue Jays’ coaching […]

UMass tourney will draw quite a crowd

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One of the biggest events on the fall calendar is set for Sunday. A total of approximately 50 travel teams from up and down the East Coast will be flocking to the Mid-Fall Classic at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. If you are among those on hand for the event, be sure to weigh […]

Speedy middie Chen is bound for Bates

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There has been much discussion of the growing number of senior John Jay players who have committed to college programs. With the commitment of speedy Evan Chen to Bates College in Lewiston, Me., the number is now nine. But there’s also another impressive number. That’s the No. 12. And that’s the number of seniors players […]

West Islip’s Turri will join his brother, Justin, at Duke

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Kyle Turri was considering several Division I programs. But one had something the others did not. In addition to being the defending national champions, Duke is the place where the West Islip goaltender’s brother, Justin, a junior, is a starting midfielder. And Duke is where Kyle Turri will also be playing his college lax. The […]

Teams get behind ‘Mustache Madness 2′

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High school, collegiate and pro teams throughout the nation are now involved in a month-long “Mustache Madness” effort for the second straight year. Players on these teams are once again growing mustaches to raise money for the HEADstrong foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Several college teams have set up donation […]

Tradition-rich Yorktown, Ward Melville rivalry put on hold

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It will be at least a month before most teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region have a good idea how their schedules for the 2011 season will look. Right now, teams are working on scheduling out-of-region games. We are keeping an eye on some rivalry games that may be in danger. Since the league […]