Monday, 4/30: Rye visits Fox Lane; Mamaroneck hosts Scarsdale; Clarkstown South plays at O’Neill; Fairfield Prep visits Cheshire

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Last week had its share of highlights. Now, it’s Day 1 of what will be another big week of games in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Let’s start off in Section 1, where Rye, coming off a 9-3 win over Horace Greeley, visits Greeley’s main rival Fox […]

Yorktown’s win over Darien highlights an eventful week of big games

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  Photo by Ray Nelson The week began with Yorktown beating Darien to move into the national rankings and ended with a stacked Saturday of big games throughout the tristate region. Be sure to check out the latest installment of Joe’s weekly column on tristate lax at InsideLacrosse.com. Looking ahead to this week, another big week […]

Photo Gallery: Garden City, West Islip, Smithtown West, Chaminade, Bronxville, Ridgefield prevail on a busy day of big games

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   Photos by Ray Nelson Garden City and host Shoreham-Wading River met upfor a good cause — the fight against breast cancer. The Trojans, ranked No. 1 in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Power Rankings, pulled away for a 13-4 win in a busy Saturday of games. Also of note: * West Islip rallied to beat […]

Saturday, 4/28: Plenty of power-packed matchups from morning till evening

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There’s one problem with what is a stacked Saturday of big games from the morning through the evening. Where do we start? How about chronologically, with 10 a.m. games between Hicksville and host Baldwin and visiting Smithtown East and Northport. At 10:30 a.m., there’s a nice matchup between defending Class A state champ Farmingdale and […]

Friday, 4/27: Wrapping up an eventful Thursday; Darien (8-1) visits McMahon (8-1); Sayville (8-2) hosts Bayport-Blue Point (8-2); Mount Sinai squares off against SWR

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It was quite a day. Here are some highlights from Thursday: * Resurgent Yorktown built a six-goal first quarter lead and coasted to a 16-9 win at Somers behind Conor Gately’s four goals and four assists and Frankie Fusco’s six goals. * Sean Wilkinson, the hero of Ridgefield’s state title win over Fairfield Prep last […]

Thursday, 4/26: Yorktown-Somers, John Jay-Mahopac form unique doubleheader; LP hosts Bronxville; Defending state champs Ridgefield, Wilton collide; New Canaan/Greenwich and Staples/Weston also set to square off

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What will Yorktown do for an encore? After an 11-9 win over previously unbeaten Darien catapulted the Huskers into the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national rankings, Yorktown will take on one of its main challengers in Section 1 Class B — Somers. The Tuskers are unbeaten vs. Section 1 teams, including a 9-6 win at John […]

Eastchester’s Guido will stay close to home at Manhattanville

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It was an eventful week for the Eastchester Eagles. Senior attackman Tom Cirillo set a school record for goals in a game with nine. And classmate Pat Guido, a defenseman, decided on his college destination. “The main factors in deciding on Manhattanville were the strong academic programs that they offer,” Guido said. I really liked the […]

Yorktown debuts in Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national power rankings

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Photo by Ray Nelson Sophomore Connor Vercruysse, who was moved from midfield to attack, had three goals for Yorktown in its 11-9 win last night over Darien. The latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national power rankings are out, and Yorktown has earned a spot. Fresh off last night’s 11-9 win over previously unbeaten Darien, Yorktown checks […]

Wednesday, 4/25: Yorktown, Lakeland/Panas will have quick turnarounds after dramatic wins; Brien McMahon (7-1) faces Simsbury (7-0) in CT; Bridgewater-Raritan (8-0) takes on Hunterdon Central (7-1) in NJ

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The tristate lax world is still buzzing about last night. For good reason. After all, the specter of a possible unbeaten regular season became a trending topic in Darien after the Blue Wave beat Manhasset for the first time since 2008 last week. Yorktown, meanwhile, was trying to regroup after back-to-back one-sided losses to Chaminade […]

Pleasantville, Briarcliff launching Saw Mill Slugfest on Saturday

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Pleasantville and Briarcliff are launching a new annual event this Saturday featuring five games between the two schools from Grades 3/4 all the way up to varsity.  The event is called the Saw Mill Slugfest and this year, will be held at Pleasantville High School. There will be food, concessions and T-shirts for sale. All […]

Yorktown-Somers game to benefit Stephanie Crispinelli Fund

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Thursday night’s Yorktown-Somers game at 7 p.m. at Somers High School will benefit the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanatarian Fund for the second straight year. “The concession stand will be open and operated by the student council,” Somers coach Lew Janavey said. “There will be T-shirts and bracelets for sale, as well as a 50/50 drawing at halftime. […]

Tuesday, 4/24: Darien, Yorktown renew rivalry; Pac, LP meet again; Unbeaten Comsewogue visits SWR (7-1); Lynbrook hosts Manhasset; Byram Hills plays at Rye

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One of the most much-awaited annual matchups in the tristate region will be renewed tonight as Darien visits Yorktown at 7 o’clock at historic Charlie Murphy Field. Darien, at 8-0 and coming off its first win over Manhasset since 2008, is riding high. Yorktown (6-2), which suffered back-to-back one-sided losses to Chaminade and Smithtown West […]

Monday, 4/23: Croton looks to stay unbeaten; East meets West in Battle of Smithtown; McMahon plays at Masuk

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We’re at the halfway point of the regular season. Considering all the surprises and interesting storylines that have emerged already, and especially this past week, you can only imagine how many unexpected plot twists will occur before the regular season wraps up and we prepare for the playoffs. But first things first. Let’s take a […]

Looking back at a noteworthy week

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The regular season in high school lacrosse has reached the midway point. So far, there have been many compelling stories, interesting outcomes and big developments. Among them, West Genesee coach Mike Messere surpassed Ward Melville/Mount Sinai legend Joe Cuozzo to become the winningest coach in high school lax history. That happened Thursday, the same day […]

Photo Gallery: Top-ranked Garden City pulls away from Duxbury

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 Photos by Ray Nelson It was a busy Saturday of action, with plenty of interesting results, as you can see on our “Gameday” thread.  Among the highlights: New Jersey power Summit beat defending Connecticut Class L state champion Ridgefield 10-5 in a battle of unbeatens; John Jay edged Nassau Class A-leading Massapequa 9-8 just a […]

Saturday, 4/21: Now No. 1, GC hosts Duxbury; Pequa plays at John Jay; Nisky visits Somers; Ridgefield set for Summit in battle of unbeaten; West Islip battles Ridgewood; Acompora Tourney at Northport

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Just a few days after taking over the top spot in the national rankings, Garden City hosts Massachusetts power Duxbury at 1 p.m. Duxbury beat Jamesville DeWitt 10-8 on April 14. JD, of course, is the team that’s beaten GC in the state finals the last two years. Also in Nassau, Manhasset looks to bounce back […]

LaxLessons Gear Giveaway: Win a pair of Brine King III gloves

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The latest LaxLessons.com Gear Giveaway is under way! You can win a fresh new pair of Brine King III gloves just by liking us on Facebook at Facebook/LaxLessons.   The contest runs through Monday, April 30. Just click here or on either the image above or below to go right to Facebook/LaxLessons.  

Friday, 4/20: Darien, West Islip pull out big wins; Wilton vs. St. Anthony’s, Shen vs. Yorktown, Tappan Zee vs. Suffern highlight today’s slate

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One of the things that makes lacrosse special is that, when two very strong teams square off, invariably the game winds up going down to the wire. Last night was a perfect example. Manhasset and Darien, both of whom are among the Top 20 teams in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings, went toe-to-toe for […]

LaxLessons helmet debuts on ILGear.com launch

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What has a black shell and a green chrome facemask? The LaxLessons helmet that debuted today on the launch of Inside Lacrosse’s new ILGear.com website.    It’s a Cascade Pro7. HeadWrapz is taking team orders today, email them at orders@headwrapz.com for more info. For more, click here.  LAXLESSONS Links Player’s perspective archive * You can  check out the more than 100 […]

Thursday, 4/19: Manhasset, Darien ‘Battle of the Sound’ highlights slate; West Islip, Smithtown West meet again; Section 1 slate includes Rye vs. Lakeland/Panas

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When it comes to marquee matchups, today is perhaps the biggest weekday of the season so far. Among the matchups: Darien vs. Manhasset; West Islip vs. Smithtown West; and Rye at Lakeland/Panas. Let’s start with Darien and Manhasset. Darien has a score to settle. Make that three scores to settle. The Blue Wave’s “Battle of […]

GC’s the 1: Trojans take over top spot in national rankings

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Photo by Susan Coote Fresh off a one-goal win over then  top-ranked Conestoga (Pa.) in the Checking for Cancer Classic, Garden City is the nation’s new No. 1-ranked high school boys lacrosse team. Garden City is alone at the top.   At least for now.   The Trojans’ 12-11 win over then top-ranked Conestoga (Pa.) […]

Wednesday, 4/18: Unbeaten Bethpage, Comsewogue, Bridgewater-Raritan and Don Bosco all have tough tests; Yorktown girls host rival Lakeland/Panas in matchup of 2011 state semifinalists

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Bethpage has been one of the biggest surprises in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region thus far this season. The Golden Eagles have jumped out to an 8-0 start, led by the offense of Ryan Mahon and Jesse House and defense of Danny Chillianis. Starting now, Bethpage will […]

Tuesday, 4/17: After an eventful Monday, Tuesday slate is highlighted by New Canaan-Darien

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It was a relatively light day for games yesterday, but there was no shortage of big news in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region. It started bright and early in the morning. As we first told you here on Twitter, another sophomore standout from the tristate, made a college […]

Iona Prep sophomore Orefice decides on Loyola

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Mike Orefice didn’t plan on becoming one of the area’s premier faceoff specialists. While growing up, the Iona Prep sophomore was content on being an offensive midfielder. But soon, Orefice found taking faceoffs put him in the center of the action. Now, it’s earned him a scholarship to one of the nation’s leading Division I […]

Career Day: Cirillo scores career-high nine goals, giving him 17 in last two games

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It was Career Day for Tom Cirillo. The Salisbury University-bound attackman registered a career-high and school record nine goals in Eastchester 12-10 loss today to Pelham. “It means alot to me to set the record for my school,” said Cirillo, a senior who is the all-time leading goal scorer in EHS history. “I take great pride […]

Monday, 4/16: Busy week starts with Suffern hosting North Rockland; Comsewogue looks to go 8-0; Rocky Point hosts Huntington

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We are set to start what promises to be an eventful week. When it ends, we will be at the halfway point of the regular season. The day is highlighted by a big Rockland County showdown between two of the top teams in the county. North Rockland is 5-2, with both of its losses by […]

Photo Gallery: Unbeaten Smithtown West soars past Yorktown

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Photos by Ray Nelson Smithtown West put on quite a show yesterday. The Bulls displayed their offensive balance and faceoff dominance as they pulled away for a 14-4 win over Yorktown. Smithtown West, which improved to 7-0, trailed 2-1 after the first quarter. It was Yorktown’s second straight loss on Long Island after a 4-0 […]

John Jay-Manhasset OT thriller biggest surprise on a day in which Garden City may emerge as No. 1 team nationally

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On a day when Garden City knocked off the nation’s top-ranked team, Conestoga (Pa.), the biggest surprise happened not at the Checking for Cancer Classic at the Hanover School in Pennsylvania (where Garden City and Conestoga played), but in Nassau County. That’s where John Jay, coming off a 9-6 loss on its homefield to Somers, […]

Saturday, 4/14: Get set for a Super Saturday filled with marquee crossover, interstate matchups; Somers-Ridgefield game features future college teammates

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We’re in store for quite a Saturday. Today is marked by some interstate and in-state, non-section matchups that have been much awaited. So let’s get right to it. Yorktown, coming off its first loss in a setback at Chaminade, plays at Smithtown West in a rematch of a one-goal thriller last season. The game will […]

Friday, 4/13: Thursday showdown outcomes prove telling; St. Anthony’s hosts La Costa Canyon

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Call it Telltale Thursday. A couple of results yesterday were just that — telling. Let’s start in the FCIAC, where Darien and Wilton met up in a rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton, ending Darien’s hopes of a seventh straight state title. Darien took the latest meeting 10-8, snapping an […]

Thursday, 4/12: Get warmed up for the weekend with some big games today

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Can’t wait for all the big games this coming weekend? Well, today is a pretty good warmup. Consider these: * Darien at Wilton, 6 p.m.: Rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton to end the Blue Wave’s run of six straight state titles. * Somers at John Jay, 6:30 p.m.: Two […]

Chaminade-Fairfield Prep game will not be played on Saturday

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The Chaminade vs. Fairfield Prep game, scheduled for this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Alumni Stadium (above), has been postponed. Chaminade lacrosse coaches and players will be attending the funeral mass for Chaminade great Jack Lenz (Class of ’43). The game is being re-scheduled. Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Jack Lenz ’43 Mr. Jack […]

Wednesday, 4/11: Suffolk Class A contenders square off; Unbeaten Tappan Zee meets Hen Hud; New Canaan faces Lawrenceville

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We’re halfway through a week filled with big games. While today is a relatively light day,  there are still a few interesting games. It’s a busy day in Suffolk with many of the top contenders in Class A in action: * West Islip and Sachem North, meet at 2 p.m. at West Islip. * Ward […]

Photo Gallery: Chaminade pulls away against Yorktown in battle of unbeatens

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Photos by Ray Nelson Chaminade improved to 5-0 today by pulling away for a 15-8 win against visiting Yorktown in a battle of unbeaten teams on the Flyers’ campus in Mineola. LAXLESSONS Links Player’s perspective archive * You can  check out the more than 100 stories by clicking here. Schedules galore * For a look at […]

Ward Melville’s Mazzone finds the right fit in Rutgers

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Wednesday is a big day for games involving teams in the ultra competitive Suffolk County Class A. Among the matchups is a showdown between Ward Melville and Smithtown West. The teams split their two meetings last year, with Smithtown West winning in the county semifinals. One of the key players to watch in tomorrow’s game […]

Matheis shatters Darien’s career scoring mark

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Congrats to Case Matheis, who just became the all-time leading scorer in Darien history,with 249 points, in a 16-0 win over Fairfield-Warde. The Duke-bound Matheis, who had three goals and three assists, broke the previous record of 248 held by 2006 graduate Cooper MacDonnell, who went on to star at Loyola University. Matheis now has […]

It’s East vs. West — Torrey Pines vs. Darien — for a good cause

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The Darien Blue Wave Boys Varsity lacrosse team will take on the California State champion Torrey Pines High School this Saturday, April 14 at Darien High Stadium.  The 12p.m. Battle of East and West will be played in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project.  Admission is $5.There will be a limited edition T-shirt for sale […]

Tuesday, 4/10: Yorktown, Chaminade — both 4-0 — renew rivalry

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The tradition-rich Yorktown-Chaminade rivalry will be renewed today. Two of the region’s top programs, both of whom are unbeaten, are set to square off at 5 p.m. today at Chaminade’s Ott Field. Yorktown is considered to favorite to win Section 1 Class B. Two other Class B contenders, Brewster and John Jay, meet in Cross […]

Garden City-Conestoga showdown highlights Saturday’s Checking for Cancer schedule

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Saturday is chock full of big games. One event where several huge contests will be played at one venue is the fourth annual Checking for Cancer Tournament at the Haverford School in Pennsylvania. Here are the games: La Salle College High (Pa.) vs St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 9 a.m., Sabol Field Conestoga (Pa.) vs Garden City (N.Y.), 11 a.m., […]

Monday, 4/9: It’s the start of what should be an interesting week

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  With all the marquee matchups in store, it promises to be an interesting week. And it all starts today. While it’s generally a quite day, there are some games of note. In Connecticut, New Canaan visits Norwalk in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Testa Field. Also of note, New Fairfield plays at Newtown at 7 […]

Weston sophomore Limone on Loyola: ‘It’s the right place for me’

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The regular season in high school lax has started everywhere. But that doesn’t mean recruiting commitments have stopped. As we told you yesterday on Twitter, another highly regarded tristate sophomore has made his college choice. Grant Limone, a 6-foot-3 goaltender at Weston (Conn.) who had 15 saves in a season-opening win over Masuk, has verbally […]

Big week ahead: Darien, Wilton square off; Chaminade visits Greenwich, Fairfield Prep after hosting Yorktown; Garden City, Conestoga meet

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  Photo by Ray Nelson Three tough tests for Chaminade, fresh off its huge win over St. Anthony’s, and a showdown between defending FCIAC champion Darien and defending Class M state champion Wilton highlight what promises to be an interesting week in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. […]

Saturday, 4/7: Some good matchups in Fairfield County; John Jay hosts Rye; St. Anthony’s-Delbarton, Yorktown-Fallston among intrastate games

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We have a nice mix of intersectional/conference games with some regional showdowns on tap for this Lacrosse Saturday. Let’s start in Connecticut, where 2010 FCIAC champ Greenwich hosts 2011 Class M state champion Wilton at 11 a.m. If you don’t make it out to the game, you can watch the premiere broadcast on Monday, April […]

Photo Gallery: Chaminade wins Round 1 vs. St. Anthony’s 6-5

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Photos by Ray Nelson In Round 1 of the Chaminade-St. Anthony’s annual best-of-three series, it was a game of runs. The Flyers, who took both regular-season meetings last year before falling in the CHSAA final to St. Anthony’s for tht third straight year, prevailed 6-5. Chaminade won it on a goal by University of Virginia-bound […]

Friday, 4/6: Chaminade, Brunswick win showdowns in OT; Berkshire meet in New England showdown

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As you would expect, with the observance of Good Friday and Passover beginning at sundown, today is a light day. One game that bears watching is in the prep school ranks. National power Salisbury (Conn.) visits a Berkshire School (Mass.) team that is fresh off a game against Deerfield(Mass.). There was no shortage of big […]

Thursday, 4/5: St. A’s, Chaminade set for Round 1; Wilton, New Canaan clash; Suffern hosts John Jay; Somers, Hen Hud meet at West Point

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Considering the long and proud history of the St. Anthony’s/Chaminade rivalry, last year was a somewhat unusual year. After all, it seems, much more off than not, the teams split their regular-season series before playing a “rubber match” that just happens to be for the CHSAA title. But last year was a noteworthy exception. That’s […]

Wednesday, 4/4: Ridgefield, Darien get things started; Manhasset hosts Cold Spring Harbor

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A defending Connecticut state champion — and the defending FCIAC titlist — get things going today. Ridgefield, which beat Fairfield Prep in last year’s Class L title game, hosts Greenwich, the 2010 FCIAC champs, in a 6 p.m. game at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Darien, which beat Ridgefield in last year’s FCIAC championship clash, hosts Fairfield […]

Tuesday, 4/3: Some interesting storylines surround today’s Section 1 slate; Busy day in Nassau, Suffolk

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There will be a game within the game when Byram Hills visits Clarkstown South today at 5:15 p.m. The contest features an intriguing goalie battle between two of Section 1′s premier netminders — seniors Andrew Larrabee of Byram and Kris Alleyne of South. Larrabee, who became the Bobcats’ all-time saves leader last week (surpassing Pancho […]

Monday, 4/2: Rye opens against Iona Prep, Scarsdale plays at White Plains; Garden City, Manhasset are back at home

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If this week’s action winds up producing anything close to the excitement we saw last week – and most specifically on Saturday – then get set for a wild ride. Most schools in the region are off on break this week, which means starting times will vary — with morning, afternoon and evening days games. […]

Holy Cross-bound goalie Cousin will join twin brother in D-I ranks next season

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To say it was a memorable 24-hour stretch for Chris Cousin would be a big understatement. The morning after helping Somers pick up a 14-6 season-opening win over visiting Iona Prep, Cousin decided  on his college future. The senior goaltender verbally committed to attend Holy Cross. His decision means he will be joining his twin […]