News & Notes: Syracuse ties UVa for No. 1; Marasco named Big East offensive player of the week

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It’s all tied up in the race for No. 1. Syracuse drew even with Virginia in the latest United States Lacrosse Association Division I poll, which was released today. Maryland, meanwhile, moved up to the No. 3 spot, which had been held last week by now No. 4 Notre Dame. After beating Princeton, Hofstra moved […]

Player's perspective: Darien's Tony Britton, junior defenseman

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Seven in ’11. That’s Darien’s motto for this coming season as we learned from Duke University-bound junior attackman Case Matheis. But the Blue Wave will have plenty of big games prior to the state championship game — if they are, in fact, in position to win a seventh straight Class M title. Wait. Did we […]

Weekend college scoreboard

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The University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team picked up its biggest win a while, upsetting defending national champion Duke 7-3 today at Franklin Field. Several former Long Island standouts, including Manhasset product Drew Belinsky (two goals and one assist), Half Hollow Hills East grad Maxx Meyer (five ground balls) and Comsewogue product Al Kohart (one […]

Has Stony Brook arrived? Big test vs. Virginia today

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One of the more intriguing college games this weekend pairs No. 5-seeded Stony Brook against the top-ranked team in the coaches’ poll, Virginia. The teams meet at noon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium. But the Cavaliers will be minus the Bratton twins, Rhamel and Shamel, who were suspended for today’s game for violating team rules […]

Army-Syracuse rematch set for Sunday

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A rematch of the biggest upset of last year’s NCAA tournament is among the games on this weekend’s slate. Army, which stunned Syracuse 9-8 in double overtime in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last year, returns to the scene of the stunner as the Black Knights face the Orange in a 4 p.m. […]

Player's perspective: Somers' Kieran Donohue, senior attackman

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Kieran Donohue has been surrounded by lacrosse almost since birth. Donohue’s father, Jim, who played at Fox Lane, served as both head coach and assistant coach with Somers. His brother, Troy, and sister, Morgan, both were standouts for the boys and girls varsity teams, respectively, at Somers. And now Donohue starts his senior season with […]

Player's perspective: John Jay's Jake Weil, senior midfielder

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The start of official practice has not yet arrived, but the John Jay Indians are getting ready right now. And that’s a good thing, because the Indians’ schedule this year demands it. For the second straight year, the attackman’s John Jay team will meet Yorktown in the opening week of the season. This year’s showdown […]

Gameday Saturday, 5/14: Rye hosts Greenwich; Somers visits LP; St. A’s, Yorktown renew their rivalry; Iona Prep plays at John Jay

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Player's perspective: Byram Hills' Andrew Larrabee, junior goaltender

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The Class C race will take on a whole new look in Section 1 this coming season. That’s because Rye, which has made six straight appearances in the class championship game, has moved up to Class B. Minus Rye, be sure to weigh in with your thoughts on how the Class C race shapes up […]

News & Notes: Site for Section 1 championships picked; Regional varsity schedule rundown; Marasco earns Big East honor

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Section 1 championship day will be returning to Rockland County for the first time since 2007. This year’s games, set for Thursday, May 26, will be held at the Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn, which is just west of Suffern off exit 15A on 87. The announcement of the site came last week at […]

Loomis Chaffee's DeLaMater will make Trinity his next stop

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For Will DeLaMater, the college recruiting picture all started to come into focus this past summer. The athletic midfielder drew recruiting interest after enjoying a strong showing with the Prime Time travel team in which he exhibited good offensive skills and solid all-around play. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound DeLaMater, a senior standout at the Loomis Chaffee […]

Weekend college scoreboard

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Here’s a look at finals scores of Division I men’s games played this weekend: Today Vermont 9, Colgate 4 Syracuse 13, Denver 7 Rutgers 11, Manhattan 3 Notre Dame 12, Duke 7 Siena 11, Air Force 6 Georgetown 15, Jacksonville 12 Roanoke 20, St. Mary’s 7 Yesterday St. John’s 16, Holy Cross 7 Ohio State […]

TV spotlight on lacrosse today

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A rematch of last year’s Division I national championship game that will be broadcast live on ESPN is among two college lacrosse gameson TV today. Duke and Notre Dame will be meeting at 3 p.m. on  Sunday at Everbank Field, Jacksonville, Fla., in the Sunshine Classic on ESPN. Duke beat Notre Dame 6-5 in last […]

The case against helmets in lacrosse

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Helmets are mandatory in boys/men’s lacrosse at all levels. But that’s not the case in girls/women’s lacrosse. Will things change? Hopefully not. That’s according to many of the 250,000 players involved in the girls/women’s game who argue that not wearing helmets may actually be safer. The New York Times took an in-depth look at this […]

Duke-Notre Dame rematch highlights weekend slate

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A rematch of last year’s Division I national championship game highlights this weekend’s slate of Division I college games. Duke and Notre Dame will be meeting at 3 p.m. on  Sunday at Everbank Field, Jacksonville, Fla., in the Sunshine Classic. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. Duke beat Notre Dame 6-5 in last […]

Player's perspective: Ossining's Michael Zavarella, senior defenseman

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Michael Zavarella knows a lot about playing against tough competition. The Ossining senior defenseman has been covered such standout attackmen as Mike Daniello of John Jay and Case Matheis of Darien. This season, Ossining is one of the teams competing in a Class B in Section 1 that may be as stacked as it’s been. […]

GC is No. 2, Darien No. 3 in IL preseason national rankings

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, is well-represented in Inside Lacrosse’s Under Armour preseason national power rankings. Garden City, a 2010 Class B New York finalist, checks in at No. 2 behind top-ranked Pennsylvania’s Haverford. Darien, the six-time Connecticut Class M state champs, is No. 3. Darien faces Haverford […]

Dobbs Ferry's new varsity team needs a coach

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There will be several new varsity programs springing up in the Hudson Valley region this season. We told you last month about how Carmel, which has a long tradition of athletic success at the Class A and Class AA levels, will be make its varsity debut this spring. Ditto for Blind Brook. And add another […]

Mamaroneck's Danehy commits to Colgate

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It’s been a busy week of recruiting commitments, folks. If you’ve been checking out our  “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown”each day, you already know this. Three of this week’s commitments have come from players from the Prime Time travel program: the Hotchkiss School’s Chase Clymer (Middlebury) and Loomis Chaffee’s Will DeLaMater (Trinity) and the […]

Player's perspective: Greeley's Brian Dubs, senior defenseman

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Much of the preseason chatter involving Section 1 Class B has centered on defending champion John Jay, 2009 champion Somers and the two new additions to the class: Yorktown and Rye. But there are several others teams that certainly bear watching. We’ve been taking a look at a few the last couple of weeks. After […]

Mahopac's Bota finds the right fit in Western New England

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While much of the focus here the last few weeks has been looking toward the start of the upcoming high school season, there’s also been some recruiting news to pass along as well. If you checked out our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” yesterday, you learned of several commitments. Mamaroneck junior goaltender Jake Danehy […]

Player's perspective: Brewster's Paul Dingee, senior attack

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When it comes to the race for the Section 1 Class B championship, much of the discussion has centered on four teams. Defending champion John Jay, 2009 champion Somers as well as two teams who have moved to Class B this coming season: Yorktown (from Class A) and Rye (from Class C). We’ve heard the […]

College Lacrosse 2011 is now available

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Attention Xbox fans. College Lacrosse 2011 is now available after having been released this past weekend. The new game includes several features not included in the original College Lacrosse 2010, including more than 50 game-play improvements, including dive shots, bullet and loft passing and new penalties as well as new graphics. For more info, click […]

What do you love most about lacrosse?

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It’s a game like no other. It combines the best attributes of some of our most popular sports like football, soccer, hockey and basketball. It’s been called the fastest game on two feet. Though the oldest sport in North America, it’s also the fastest growing. What makes lacrosse what it is? With Valentine’s Day upon […]

Week 1 college roundup: UMass upsets Army; Duke rolls past Siena; Galasso scores big in UNC debut; other scores

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UMass outshot Army by a better than 2-to-1 margin as the 16th-ranked host Minutemen defeated the 12th-ranked Black Knights 8-5 today. Former St. Anthony’s star Will Manny had a goal and two assists for UMass. For video highlights and the box score, click here. Defending national champion Duke looked impressive in its opener, rolling to […]

Let the (college) games begin

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The scrimmages are winding down and now it’s time for the games to begin. At the college level, at least. It all starts at noon Saturday when Navy, which has won nine straight season opener, hosts VMI at Navy-Marine Corps Memroial Stadium in Annapolis to begin its 104th season of lacrosse. For more on the […]

Weston lends a helping hand to Bridgeport Central

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The spirit of community that exists in lacrosse is sometimes difficult for those not involved in the game to understand. For the uninitiated, there is a stirring example of just this in now playing in Fairfield, Conn. In its fourth season as a varsity program, Bridgeport Central endured a 1-15 season last year and was […]

Player's perspective: Garden City's Brian Fischer, senior defenseman

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When Garden City players walked off the field after losing to Jamesville-DeWitt 11-5 on June 12 in the Class B state title game at Stony Brook University,  it marked the end of the season. But not the end of many of those players’ championship hopes. After all, the nucleus of that Trojans’ team is back […]

Player's perspective: Somers' Matt Dalton, senior long-stick midfielder

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If Somers is to make its third straight sectional championship game appearance, the defense will have to come up big. And the Tuskers appear to have the talent and experience to get the job done. Somers, after all, has all seniors starting not only at close defense but at long-stick midfielder, where Matt Dalton is […]

Surge in opportunities for college lacrosse players

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While the number of Division I programs has remained relatively stagnant, the surge in popularity lacrosse is enjoying has led to many more opportunities for players. When all levels, including the MCLA are taken into account, there are more colleges fielding teams — and throughout the country — than ever before. For more, be sure […]

Player's perspective: Putnam Valley's Kevin Christopher, senior midfielder

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Can the Putnam Valley Tigers make it a three-peat? That’s one of the main story lines entering the season in Section 1, which includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties. If the Tigers are to take another Class C title, Kevin Christopher will be one of the big reasons why. Christopher, an all-section midfielder, is […]

Player’s perspective: Mahopac’s TJ Foley, senior midfielder

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How does Mahopac look entering the season? We’ll be keeping the perspectives of a couple of  ’Pac players. First up is Drexel-bound midfielder TJ Foley. An athletic, two-way midfielder who was also a standout on the Indians’ sectional finalist football team and is currently a member of the varsity basketball team, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Foley […]

Hofstra edges Syracuse, Hopkins outlasts Penn State in scrimmages

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The schedule featured a full slate of college scrimmages as we ran down for you this morning. Be sure to check back here for results as they come in and post any info/thoughts on any scrimmages you may have attended. In a three-way scrimmage at Syracuse that also included Hofstra and Le Moyne, Hofstra edged […]

Some big college scrimmages set for today

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Most of the sports focus this weekend is on Super Bowl XLV, which, of course, will be played tomorrow in Dallas. But for lax fans, there are some interesting scrimmages going on today throughout the Northeast. We will be getting reports on some of them, including the two going on at Syracuse as No. 2 […]

Player's perspective: Greenwich's David Dickson, senior attack/midfielder

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David Dickson hopes his senior season at Greenwich goes a lot like his junior year. The 6-foot senior attack/midfielder, who has committed to Bucknell, was a first-team all-FCIAC selection last year and also was named all-state. And, oh yeah, Dickinson helped the Cardinals win the FCIAC title. Can Greenwich make it two in a row? […]

Player profile: Iona Prep's Ben Borsellino, senior midfielder

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Can Iona Prep three-peat? That’s the biggest question entering the season surrounding the Gaels, who have won back-to-back state titles (the first in the school’s history). How does Iona look heading into the CHSAA season? What are some of the Gaels’ big crossover games this year? You can find that out — and more — […]

Phil wants to get things warmed up for lax

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Punxsutawney Phil must be a lacrosse fan. The renowned groundhog (some say he’s actually a woodchuck, but we digress) did not see his shadow this morning, meaning we will have an early spring. (For a video of Phil’s announcement, click here.) Granted, with the unrelenting snow, ice and cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing, Phil’s prediction […]

Player's perspective: Garden City's Stephen Jahelka, senior defenseman

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We’ve talked a good deal here about the abundance of talent Garden City has entering the 2011 season. But equally as important is another attribute the Trojans are also blessed with. Experience. The Trojans, who fell to Jamesville-DeWitt last year in the Class B state title game at Stony Brook, have a strong group of […]

Player's perspective: Greeley's Gabe Weissmann, senior goaltender

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The race for the Section 1 Class B championship this coming season has attracted quite a bit of attention. That’s because Yorktown, which has 28 sectional titles the last 31 years,  has moved down from Class A, and Rye, which has advanced to the sectional final six straight years, has moved up from Class C. […]