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 Darien snapped a three-game “Battle of the Sound” losing streak against Manhasset.

Then, yesterday, top-ranked Garden City stayed unbeaten by defeating Duxbury (Mass.) 10-5.

That was the same score of the battle of unbeatens between New Jersey power Summit and defending Connecticut state champ Ridgefield, with Summit winning.

A week after taking Manhasset to overtime, John Jay picked up a statement win against a Long Island power by beating Masssapequa 9-8.

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11 Responses to “Looking back at a noteworthy week”

  1. Laxtime says:

    HV AAs for 2012:

    Gately – Town
    F. Fusco – Town
    Lambert – JJ
    J. Grass – Bronxville
    Monteferante – LP
    Alleyne – Cl South
    K. McNally – Suffern
    Cirillo – Eastchester

    Ninth spot between Landis/Pelham (although he let in 9 goals vs Cirillo), Branca/JJ, Koelsch/Town, K. Cousin/Somers, C. Cousin/Somers, Schurr/Somers, Ledwin/Hen Hud or Larrabee/Byram.

  2. SirLaxalot says:


    Locks –

    Lambert, JJ
    Gately, Town
    Frank Fusco, Town
    Monteferante, LP
    Jack Grass, Bronxville
    Alleyne, Clarkstown South

    Contenders for other 3 spots:

    Erickson, Koelsch, K. McNally, Ledwin, Landis, Cousin twins

  3. justlaxin says:

    Gately, Fusco, Keolsch Town
    Lambert JJ
    Grass Bxville
    Monteferante LP

    McNally, Berardis, Landis, Cousins, Beck – top one out as of now, Alleyne gets to play town so lets see how he does then

  4. HV Lax says:



    Gately, Fusco Town
    Lambert JJ
    Grass Bxville
    Monteferante LP
    Alleyne, South

    Others in Hunt

    Erickson Brewster
    McNally, Suffern
    Berardis, Pac
    Kevin/Chris Cousin, Somers
    Beck, John Jay

  5. lax1 says:

    I dont think Berardis should be considered at all. He did next to nothing in the Brewster game and has been out since that. Player should have to play a full year mabye be allowed to miss a game or two. if anything Evans runs that team but not enough for an AA nod. Alleyne on south should get the AA however cousins at somers should keep him on his toes. Larabee is good but Alleyne is much more athletic and will be the better college athlete.

  6. slacrosse says:

    Grass a lock? Not yet.

    Yeah I know that Grass is a recruited kid and good but so far his Bville team has not played any top competition. His inclusion should not be based upon being recruited even by a top D! team but rather how he performs vs teams like Somers, Pac and LP. Bville finally has some tough teams on their sched–I’d expect him to stand out but let’s see what happens.

    • slacrosse says:

      Larrabee of Byram Hills needs to be in the running. He made some excellent saves vs Rye as you’d expect from a Notre Dame recruit and he doesn’t have a lot of experienced help around him.

  7. Pac Lax says:

    Hynes on Pac is a beast. Already has well over 10 pts as a LPM. Best player on the field….

    • laxbuff says:

      Hynes may be the best LPM in the section. He’s all over the place. Evans has single handedly carried the Mahopac offense and Berardis has been a non-entity for this team. He has not recovered from his injury and it’s obvious.

  8. Old Rugger says:

    Have not seen Pac yet this year. Will be good to see how that offense matches up against the JJ defense.

  9. ///////////////////////// says:

    They should be adding some more names to the list 4 AA.
    Mariano really starting to come around.Some names mentioned are good players but dont come close to the talented teams that SOMERS OR town or jj.Play Branca in goal iis another,

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