You make the call: What was the year’s biggest story?

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File photo by Ray Nelson 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 on June 11. The Dalers were the only team from Long Island to take a state crown this year, marking the first time just one or […]

Player’s perspective: Alleyne, Clarkstown South thinking big

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Section 1 has no shortage of talented goaltenders. Kris Alleyne is high on the list. The Clarkstown South senio has signed a National Letter of Intent to accept a scholarship offer from Rutgers. Alleyne  is one of three returning all-section netminders, along with Byram Hills’ Andrew Larrabee (Notre Dame) and Mamaroneck’s Jake Danehy (Colgate). Alleyne […]

Football success helps Darien’s Eppley develop into D-I lax recruit

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We will be continuing our preseason “Player’s perspectives” later this week and have a steady stream of them as the new year begins. Among the players on deck we’ll be hearing from in the days and weeks to come are Kris Alleyne (Clarkstown South), Anthony Berardis (Mahopac), Tony Britton (Darien), Tom Cirillo (Eastchester), Alex Dodge […]

Fordham Prep junior Williamson finds right fit in Fairfield

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Logan Williamson’s progression as a lacrosse player has been as steady as it’s been impressive. A natural athlete who also excels in football, the 6-foot, 185-pound defenseman/long-stick midfielder combines a strong understanding of the game with an aggressive style of play. The Fordham Prep junior, who continues to grow his game, will have an opportunity […]

Fetzer, from defending sectional champ Mahopac, set for next level

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The days between Christmas and New Year’s Day are usually slower paced than most others during the year. Not when it comes to lax recruiting commitments. If you were with us today on Twitter, you learned of commitments for defensemen on two of the most successful teams from this past season. Fordham Prep’s Logan Williamson, […]

Player’s perspective: Maryland-bound Dunn sizes up Westminster

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The Simsbury, Conn.-based Westminster School enjoyed plenty of highlights in 2011. The Martlets beat Hotchkiss 9-5 in late May to clinch their first Founders League outright title since 1996. Westminster’s 7-0 league record was highlighted by a double-overtime win over Avon Old Farms. Will 2012 be another championship season for Westminster? If that winds up […]

Ledwin on verbal to Hopkins: ‘It’s almost like winning the lottery’

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Off the field, Matt Ledwin is a versatile and well-rounded person. “He has approached his studies with the same passion he does his lacrosse,” said coach Craig Solomon of Hen Hud, where Ledwin is preparing for his junior season on the Sailors’ varsity squad. But on the field, Ledwin is focused on faceoffs. His exceptional […]

Hen Hud junior standout Ledwin commits to Hopkins

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We start the day with some big recruiting news. One of the nation’s top juniors, Hen Hud faceoff specialist Matt Ledwin, verbally committed late last night to Johns Hopkins. Ledwin narrowed his choices to Harvard and Dartmouth (as well as Hopkins). Ledwin became a priority recruit of many of the nation’s top programs after a […]

Player’s perspective: Andreycak, Fordham Prep back for more

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If you’re looking for a player who epitomizes the term “pure scorer,” look no further than Ben Andreycak. The senior attackman was the leading scorer for Fordham Prep last season with 57 goals and 38 assists for 95 points. The Rams, who went 13-7 won the CHSAA championship and beat rival Iona Prep three times, could […]

LaxLessons Holiday Giveaway: Nike Chrome Lakota

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How does a Nike Chrome Lakota Head sound for the holidays? You can have a chance to win it quickly and easily. Here’s how: * Like LaxLessons on Facebook at Facebook/LaxLessons anytime between now and Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m. * Click on the LaxLessons Contest Tab and enter your email. * You are eligible […]

New Canaan’s McDonough picks Penn

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Kevin McDonough is equally accomplished in football and lacrosse. The New Canaan High School senior and Long Island Sting standout earned all-state honors in both sports, and had the opportunity to play both at the next level. But in the end, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound McDonough (shown in the photo above at left), a linebacker in […]

Player’s perspective: Guterding, GC set for more tough tests

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Much of the preseason buzz surrounding the 2011 season centered on the fact that longtime Woodstick Classic rivals Manhasset and Garden City would be competed in the same class – B. That meant that either Manhasset or Garden City would not get out of Nassau County in the postseason – let alone make it to […]

Darien sophomore standout Stein set on Northwestern

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High school sophomores making verbal commitments to colleges has become more and more prevalent in men’s lacrosse for more than a year. Is the trend coming to the women’s game? Northwestern University, which has won six national titles the last seven years, recently landed a commitment from one of the nation’s top 10th-graders. Emily Stein […]

Player’s perspective: Darien’s Matheis prepares for varsity finale

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Few players in the area have had as important an offseason as Case Matheis. The Darien senior attackman’s 2011 season was cut short by a knee injury. After igniting the Blue Wave’s FCIAC title run, Matheis suffered a torn meniscus in the state quarterfinals. Darien’s quest for “Seven in 11” – a seventh straight state […]

Schedules scanner: College men’s/women’s, HS boys/girls rundown

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College schedules are, of course, up and running. High school slates are being finalized. But let’s take a look at how things stand now, as the start of the high school season rapidly approaches. Here are links from LaxPower.com to access the  websites with college schedules for the conferences and teams you’re interested in: MEN’S […]

Put Valley’s van de Veerdonk: ‘Georgetown really stood out’

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If you’ve been with us regularly since the National Letter of Intent Fall Early Signing Week ended less than a month ago, you know that since then, there’s been a steady stream of verbal commitments involving sophomores. Including this past week as we discussed in our weekly look at tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. If you […]

News & Notes: Yorktown-Ridgefield on hold

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If you were us this afternoon on Twitter, you learned of a major commitment in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. John van de Veerdonk, a junior attackman at Putnam Valley, has decided on Georgetown University. Be sure to check back to get John’s thoughts on his commitment. In […]

Iona Prep’s Fee will take his work ethic — and skills — to Bucknell

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Good size, a strong shot and stick skills are not the only things Division I coaches look for in an attackman. Shane Fee can attest to that. There’s another attribute that just as — if not even more — important. And it’s one you may not have thought too much about. “When you work hard, […]

Mcliverty set on Springfield, giving Yorktown eight senior commits

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The number of college committed seniors at Yorktown has climbed to eight. As we told you last week on Twitter and our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown,” three more Huskers made their choices official late last week. We profiled two of them — the twin brother tandem of Fitim and Gzim Lajqi — in […]

Greenwich sophomore Harrington on Duke: ‘I felt like it was the right fit on every level’

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If we had to pick a theme for lacrosse news in the month or so following National Letter of Intent Fall Early Signing Week, it would be this: Sophomores take center stage. The accelerated recruiting pace has led to a steady stream of verbal commitments from the members of the Class of 2014. The latest […]

Duke-bound Harrington of Greenwich latest sophomore to commit

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When we reported here and on Twitter earlier today that another sophomore star from the tristate area, Hicksville’s Patrick McCormick, had committed to North Carolina, we told you we expected more commits from the Class of 2014 in the weeks and months to come. Check that. We should have said “in the hours to come.” […]

Hicksville’s McCormick, one of nation’s top sophs, verbals to UNC

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There’s been a surge in sophomore commitments the last few weeks, and we expect a few noteworthy ones to come in the weeks and months ahead. If you were with us earlier today on Twitter or checked out our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown,” we told you about the latest. Patrick McCormick, a versatile […]

Strong performance at fall showcase helps Eastchester’s Gendusa land spot at F&M

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Matt Gendusa made up for some unfortunate timing this fall. After missing most of the summer travel season with a broken hand injury, the Eastchester High School senior midfielder returned to action in October, competing in the Franklin & Marshall All-Star Fall Brawl as an independent player. “I had pretty good day and it worked […]

Yorktown’s Lajqi twins will stay together at Mercy College

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If Mercy College’s men’s lacrosse program is to attain success at the Division II level, it will need to attract talent from the area surrounding the school’s Dobbs Ferry campus. One of the prime targets in that territory is Yorktown. So new head coach Steve Manitta has to be pleased that he’s gotten commitments from […]

Westhampton Beach’s Corrigan will make his stops at Marist

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Brian Corrigan has been playing lacrosse since the third grade. During that time, he’s developed into a Division I recruit. But the junior goaltender from Westhampton Beach High School thinks he has not yet reached his full potential. That’s good news for Marist College and its first-year coach Keegan Wilkinson. The Red Foxes are the […]

Kirby will takes his all-out style of play to Cornell

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During our recap of the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight all-star game in July, we had high praise for Chandler Kirby. The junior defenseman/long-stick midfielder at Jericho High School on Long Island was labeled ‘an intriguing prospect. He has good athleticism, instincts and is very coachable and hard-working.” Plenty of Division I coaches felt […]

News and Notes: Section 1 finals to return to White Plains; Greenwich sophomore is a target recruit of top programs

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The Section 1 boys lacrosse championship tripleheader will be back at White Plains High School this coming season. Glenn D. Loucks Field will host the event for the third time in the last four years. Last year’s games were played at the Suffern Middle School Sports Complex after being held at WPHS the previous two […]

Star men’s, women’s college players will be holding clinics for players in grades 5-12 next two Sundays at John Jay

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John Jay’s all-time leading scorer in girls lacrosse, Casey Bocklet (pictured above), will be joined by two highly renowned teammates from the national power Northwestern University women’s lacrosse team for a special clinic/workout at John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 11. West Bablyon’s Shannon Smith, the 2011 Tewaaraton winner as […]

Greenwich’s Moeser will be heading to Hofstra

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Alex Moeser’s freshman season on the Greenwich High School varsity lacrosse team was memorable for more than one reason. For starters, the Cardinals completely an unlikely run through the FCIAC tournament by winning the championship. Moeser also discovered something very important. Namely, that he had the potential to eventually play Division I lacrosse. That potential […]

Sophomore standout Zawadzki on his verbal: “Playing for the Terps has always been a dream I’ve had’

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Christian Zawadzki didn’t have to look far to see what attributes it takes to be Division I lacrosse player. His brother, Anthony, is a junior midfielder at Lafayette. He also learned at an early age the dedication and commitment it takes to reach the highest level in a sport. His father, Tony, is a football […]

Smithtown West’s Zawadzki commits to Maryland

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We just reviewed a busy week for commitments among members of the Class of 2013. For a recap, be sure to check out our weekly column on lax in the tristate for InsideLacrosse.com. Slowly the number of commitments among current sophomores is rising. Earlier today, I received word of the latest. Christian Zawadzki of Smithtown […]

Zakow takes his unique outlook on attack position to Jacksonville

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Evan Zakow is not like most attackmen. Sure, the Walt Whitman senior likes to feed and finish. He also enjoys doing something you won’t hear a lot of players at his position ever even mention. “I love to ride,” Zakow said. “Attackmen don’t get revenge often on the long-poles and I hate watching the ball on the […]