Regional All-America rundown; other postseason awards

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We’ve been bringing you the news of postseason awards the last month or so as those selections have been made. Now, here’s a quick look back at players named to the United States Lacrosse All-America teams from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Here’s the rundown: Connecticut Case Matheis, A, Darien […]

Wilkinson gets the call at Marist

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Marist has a new head coach. Keegan Wilkinson, the Red Foxes’ top assistant for the last four years, has been tabbed to take over the school’s men’s lax program. Wilkinson takes over for Scott Nelson, who accepted the head-coaching job at Binghamton in mid-May. Nelson was named 2011 MAAC coach of the year after leading […]

Plenty of players from the tristate region set to play in Under Armour Underclass Tournament

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A total of 15 players from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, have been selected to play for the North team at the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPNU, is set for Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at Towson […]

Darien's support for troops in Afghanistan is among the topics in Sunday's InsideLacrosse.com column on tristate lax

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The FCIAC champion Darien boys lacrosse team’s efforts to support troops in Afghanistan is among the topics we discuss in this week’s Sunday column on the tristate region for InsideLacrosse.com. You can check it out now by clicking here. In case you missed MSG Varsity’s hour-long season tristate review special that premiered Tuesday night, you […]

Busy weekend for recruiting events

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Summer officially started on Tuesday. The summer travel season began a few days before that. Now, it’s kicking into high gear. We shared with you the rosters for Team Suffolk and Team Nassau earlier this week. On Thursday, they played their first game in the Long Island Showcase at Dowling College. Suffolk won both the […]

Darien lends a hand to support troops in Afghanistan

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Darien boys lacrosse players (from left) JP Walsh, Tim Murphy and Graham Maybell stand alongside coach Jeff Brameier with boxes of items that were sent to Delta Company in Afghanistan. The FCIAC champion Darien boys lacrosse team has been busy both on and off the field the last few months. Working through America Supporting Americans, […]

Top 205 is off and running

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The Top 205 Camp is under way at Towson University in Maryland for rising seniors and rising juniors. The rising sophomore camp is set for Goucher College in Baltimore July 2-5. For more info, including schedules, click here. In case you missed MSG Varsity’s hour-long season tristate review special that premiered Tuesday night, you can […]

Tristate dominates final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse rankings

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A total of 16 teams from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut comprise the 25 teams in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 High School Power Rankings. But a team from Pennsylvania, Haverford, completed a trifecta of sorts by being ranked No. 1. The Fords also drew the top spot in both the LaxPower.com […]

Team Nassau, Team Suffolk set to take the field

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Ohio State University-bound Ryan Hunter of Syosset is among the standouts on Team Nassau. Rising senior, junior and sophomore teams representing Nassau and Suffolk are set to take the field. Those teams will be playing this week in the Long Island Showcase at Dowling University’s Brookhaven Campus on Thursday. Here’s the schedule of games featuring […]

LA Times story: Lax is now 'everywhere' in Southern California

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A Wall Street Journal story that we recently linked to here explored the nationwide growth of lacrosse, particularly in urban areas. That story cited a 48 percent increase in the number of lacrosse players nationally over the last five years. Southern California is an area in which the growth is especially evident. Columnist Chris Erskine […]

LaxPower.com, MaxPreps.com release their final national rankings; Who do you think was No. 1 in the region?

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Photo by Richard Rector/MaxPreps.com Haverford’s Will McNamara battles Darien’s Brandon Coley during the host Fords’ 11-5 victory at the third annual Checking for Cancer Classic in Hanover, Pa., on April 18. The high school season is now over everywhere, with the final round of state title games held this past weekend in the few remaining […]

Summer travel season is off and running

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This past weekend marked a transition as we moved from the end of the high school season to the start of the summer travel season. That’s among the topics we discuss in our latest Sunday column for InsideLacrosse.com. You can check it out by clicking here. Meantime, we will mark the end of the high […]

Report: Colgate's Nagle will take over as Stony Brook coach

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It hasn’t taken Stony Brook long to find a replacement for Rick Sowell. Just over a week after Sowell left Stony Brook for the head coaching job at Navy, Stony Brook is set to name a successor. Colgate’s Jim Nagle is the Seawolves’ choice, according to a report by John Jiloty of Inside Lacrosse. To […]

First major summer travel events set for this weekend

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With the state championships ending the high school season a week ago today in New York and Connecticut and the Tournament of Champions title game wrapping up the season in New Jersey, today marks the first weekend of the summer travel season. And Cantiague Park in Hicksville and Lehigh University are the places to be. […]

Wilton finishes No. 1 in Register's final Connecticut rankings

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Who’s No. 1 in Connecticut? According to the final New Haven Register poll of the season, it’s Wilton. The Warriors, of course, ended Darien’s run of six straight Class M state titles with an 11-3 state semi win before beating New Canaan 12-2 in the final during a season in which Villanova-bound Mike Francia (above) […]

Section 1 Showcase rosters

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The Section 1 showcase is today at 5:30 p.m. at John Jay High School. Here are the rosters:

Section 1 Exceptional Senior All-Star game rosters

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The Section 1 Exceptional Senior All-Star game is tonight at 6 p.m. at Yorktown High School. Here are the rosters and breakdowns by position: RED/WHITE TEAM 1 Collins Michael Rye Defense/LSM Binghamton 2 Barton Briggs Rye Attack Connecticut 3 Zavarella Mike Ossining Defense Western New England 4 Kaufman Brian Ossining Midfield Drexel 5 Billups Andrew […]

Rutgers selects Siena's Brecht as head coach

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Brian Brecht promises to use the same formula that produced so much so much such during his tenure at Siena. The newly named Rutgers head coach is expected to recruit heavily from the New York/Connecticut/New Jersey tristate area in a bid to reestablish the Scarlet Knights as a national power. For more on Brecht’s appointment […]

Large tristate contingent among U-19 U.S. team tryout invitees; Rosters for Under Armour Underclass Tournament set

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There is no shortage of players from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area invited to participate in tryouts for the United State  Under-19 men’s national team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championships in Turku, Finland in 2012. Tryouts are set for July 7-10 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore […]

Hudson Valley Academic All-Americans and Scholar-Athletes announced

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The following Hudson Valley seniors were named to Academic All-Americans and Scholar-Athletes: First Last School Award Benjamin Arcano Bronxville Academic All-American Jeffrey White Hen Hud Academic All-American Gabriel Weissmann Horace Greeley Academic All-American Logan Bagarozy Putnam Valley Scholar Athlete Alexander Bennett John Jay Scholar Athlete Christian Bonaventura Rye Scholar Athlete William Casperson Bronxville Scholar Athlete […]

Byram Hills' Larrabee commits to Notre Dame

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If you checked our “Update recruiting review and commitment rundown” bright and early on Monday morning, you learned of a major commitment. Byram Hills junior standout goaltender Andrew Larrabee has given a verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame. Larrabee is getting set to start another summer season for the Prime Time travel team. […]

Here are your 2011 Connecticut All-Americans

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Last week, we released both the Connecticut all-state and All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference teams. In case you missed it, you can check out the all-state team by clicking here and the All-FCIAC team by clicking here. Today, we have the All-Americans and Academic All-Americans for Connecticut, selected by the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches […]

Thursday will be a busy one for Section 1 with senior game and recruiting showcase at separate sites; Sound Shore action starts

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We told you yesterday in this space that even though the high school season is over, there would be plenty of news and info to pass along on a daily basis from now till the start of the 2012 season. We are expecting some noteworthy recruiting news this week. So stay tuned for that. Also, […]

NY, CT state title games, NJ TOC final feature plenty of drama

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Hofstra University-bound senior captain Korey Hendrickson (No. 14) scored the game-winner in overtime as Farmingdale beat Ithaca 12-11 to celebrate its first-ever state title yesterday. The Dalers were the only team from Long Island to take a state crown this year, marking the first time just one or no LI teams […]

Here are your 2011 New York/Connecticut state champions and New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner

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NEW YORK at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Syracuse Class A: Farmingdale 12, Ithaca 11, OT Class B: Jamesville-DeWitt 8, Garden City 7, OT (JD is pictured at left) Class C: Cazenovia 14, Bayport-Blue Point 6 CONNECTICUT at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Class L: Ridgefield 11, Fairfield Prep 10 Class M: Wilton 12, New Canaan […]

Here is your 2011 Connecticut All-State team

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Earlier this week, we released the All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference team. In case you missed it, you can check it out by clicking here. At some point tomorrow, we expect to have the list of Connecticut’s All-Americans, following the selection committee meeting. Today, we bring you the 2011 Connecticut All-State selections. Class L All […]

State titles on the line in New York, Connecticut; Summit takes 68-game win streak into New Jersey Tourney of Champions final

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Ridgefield will be looking to win a state title for the first time in 10 years today when the Tigers take on New Fairfield in the Class L title game at 3:30 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. The Tigers last took the championship when they beat New Fairfield 10-1 in the 2001 […]

WSJ report: How lacrosse has conquered the city; Sowell leaves Stony Brook to take Navy job

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The Wall Street Journal explores how the popularity of lacrosse has skyrocketed in the urban portions of the tristate area in today’s editions. The growth is especially apparent at the youth level, which has seen a 42 percent increase in participation the last five years. Here is a link to the story. In college news, […]

Here are Saturday's state championship matchups

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Farmingdale, which has never won a state title, makes its third state title-game appearance on Saturday when it takes on Ithaca at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. It was a wild Wednesday of semifinal-round action, indeed, folks. The big story was Wilton ended its 26-game losing streak against Darien and the Blue […]

Here is your All-FCIAC team

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All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference 2011 ALL-FCIAC FIRST TEAM (Attack) Case Mathias                           Darien Mike Francia                           Wilton Scott McCormack                   Brien McMahon Aiden Scott                             Ridgefield Richard Gregory                   Darien (Midfield) Graham Maybell                     Darien Kip Orban                               Staples Andrew Buckanavage              Ridgefield Joe Costigan                            New Canaan David Dickson                        Greenwich Mike Serpa                              Wilton (Defense) Eric Parnon                             Darien Christian Kolderup                 Darien Pat Holland                             […]

Gameday Wednesday, 6/8: It's one win, and you're in (state finals)

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Justin Mabus and Yorktown are looking to advance to the state title game for the first time since 2008. The Huskers face Garden City in the Class B downstate semifinals at White Plains High School. GC fell to Jamesville-DeWitt last year in the state finals. On the one hand, you have […]

Getting set for what should be a wild Wednesday

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Farmingdale, fresh off an overtime upset victory over two-time defending state champ West Islip in the Long Island Class A championship game, started the season 0-2. Now, the Dalers are a win away from their third-ever state title-game appearance. (The Dalers, who have never won a state crown, most recently appeared […]

You make the call: Who will win Wednesday's state semifinals?

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Farmingdale’s Mike Perettine’s overtime goal skips past West Islip goaltender Kyle Turri for the winner in the Dalers’ 10-9 victory against West Islip in the Long Island Class A title game at Stony Brook on Saturday. We’re just two days away from state semifinal action in both New York and Connecticut. […]

Farmingdale ends West Islip streak; New York/Connecticut state semifinals, New Jersey Tournament of Champions Final Four set

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Farmingdale players celebrate after ending West Islip’s 40-game win streak by pulling out a 10-9 win in the Long Island Class A championship game at Stony Brook University. OK, be honest. If I had told you in late March, when the season was just getting started, that two of Long Island’s […]

Garden City-Yorktown state semifinal history

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A look at the postseason history between Garden City and Yorktown, who will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Class B downstate semifinal at White Plains High School: 1985 Garden City 11, Yorktown 10 1986 Garden City 7, Yorktown 4 1987 Yorktown 9, Garden City 8 1990 Yorktown 7, Garden City 6 1991 […]

Gameday Saturday, 6/4: State quarterfinals set for NY, CT

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Frankie Fusco and Yorktown face Section 2′s Burnt Hills in the New York State Class B quarterfinals at the University at Albany. A week from now, it will all be over. State champions will be crowned and the 2011 season will be one for the books. Who will be celebrating on […]

Here is your All-Section 1 team

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Man of Year Asst.  COY US Lax COY John DeVito Joe Corace Tim Horgan Class A COY Class B COY Class C COY Mike Haddeland Dave Marr Tim Horgan Dave Haddeland Jim Ardizone All Section All Section HM Last Name First School Last Name First Name School Trapp Michael White Plains Christiansen Sam Mamaroneck Grass […]

State Tournament reset: Who plays next – when and where – in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey?

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Nassau County Class C champion Cold Spring Harbor is among the teams from the region in a pursuit of a state title. State tournament action is on hold in New York and Connecticut till Saturday. New Jersey’s Group championships are today. So we thought this would be a good time to […]

Gameday Wednesday, 6/1: Suffolk finals feature one-goal rematches; Section 1 vs. 9 in NYS playoffs; CIAC opening round

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Junior attackman James Pannell, who is bound for national champion Virginia, and his Smithtown West team, coming off an impressive 15-7 Suffolk Class A semifinal win over Ward Melville, now battle the county’s King of the Hill, West Islip. We’re halfway there in Long Island, gang. The Nassau County championship games […]