Rising sophomore attack standout Kellogg verbals to UVa

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The number of rising sophomore commits in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed lacrosse has hit half a dozen. And counting. The latest comes from Trinity-Pawling’s Tyler Kellogg, an attackman who started every game as a freshman at Trinity-Pawling before enjoying a strong summer for Prime Time. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Kellogg has verballed to the University […]

It’s ‘Lake Placid Week’ in the lacrosse world

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More than 180 teams, from Under-15 all the way up to the Masters division, have converged on scenic Lake Placid, N.Y., for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: The Lake Placid Summit. For tournament scores and schedules, click here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links […]

Fairfield Prep rising junior star Sims selects Princeton

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It’s been quite a couple of months for Austin Sims. After helping Fairfield Prep win the Connecticut Class L state championship in June, the multi-talented midfielder has enjoyed an eventful summer that include strong showings at the Under Armour Underclass Tournament and the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight. That summer just got even more memorable […]

Rutgers lands a homegrown attack talent in rising junior Heningburg

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Rutgers has been making its mark on the tristate recruiting scene since Brian Brecht took over as Scarlet Knights’ head coach prior to this past season. The commitment comes from one of the top attackmen in the Garden City. He’s rising junior Jules Heningburg, who has good size (6-foot-2, 168), stick skills and athleticism. Heningburg […]

LI Express takes U-15 national lacrosse title

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It was a unique opportunity for a large group of standouts from the regions to show their skills in front of college coaches — and win a national championship in the process. The Long Island Express did just that. And they did it in style. The second-seeded Express downed the top-seeded Fellowship of Christian Athletes […]

NYC holds off HV to win ESG gold; All-Tournament team, final stat leaders, team-by-team stats/results

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Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography New York City outlasted Hudson Valley to win the gold medal of the inaugural Empire State Cup in Syracuse today. Start spreading the news. The gold medal of the inaugural Empire State Cup was won by New York City. NYC held off Hudson Valley 10-8 to wrap up the four-day event […]

Froccaro, Alleyne come up big in All-American Showcase

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Princeton-bound Jake Froccaro had a huge game scoring wise and on faceoffs, leading Team Freedom to an 11-9 win over Team Spirit in the Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, yesterday. Froccaro, the former Port Washington star, scored five goals and won 10-of-13 faceoffs. Rutgers-bound Kris […]

Hudson Valley, New York City to meet Sunday for ESC gold medal

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The Hudson Valley team that will be facing NYC tomorrow in the gold-medal game of the inaugural Empire State Cup. It will be Hudson Valley vs. New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 for the gold medal of the inaugural Empire State Cup. Hudson Valley advanced to the game by beating Long […]

Rocky Point rising senior Accardi awaits college career at Air Force

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If you’re looking for a prototype for playing defensive lacrosse, look no further than Nick Accardi. The Rocky Point High School rising senior is a textbook defender adept at getting groundballs with outstanding stick skills and a high lacrosse IQ. When it came time to select a college, this student of the game paid equal […]

Unbeaten Hudson Valley is top seed as Empire State Cup playoffs start

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Photo by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography The playoffs of the inaugural Empire State Cup at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse, New York start on Saturday, July 28. Top-seeded Hudson Valley is a 5-0 in round-robin play, edging New York City in a tightly-contested battle of undefeateds, before defeating Western in an overtime thriller. Despite […]

Villanova-bound Byrnes is second Garden City rising junior to commit this week

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Some attackmen are known for their feeding. Others their finishing. Or their riding. When it comes to Kieran Byrnes, he’s known for almost everything. The rising junior from Class B state champion Garden City is as versatile as they come. So it should come as no surprise he was a target recruit of several of […]

Empire State Cup: Day 1 photo gallery featuring all six regions

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Photos by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography It’s Day 2 of the inaugural Empire State Cup. For a look at yesterday’s scores, and the schedule for today through Saturday, click here. Now, here’s a look back in photos at a busy day of action yesterday in Syracuse.  

Sound Shore League finals schedule

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The Sound Shore League men’s league will wrap up its 33nd season of play starting tonight. The league is made up of teams from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield counties, as well as high school,  youth and masters leagues. Two-time champion Prime Time takes on Ernie’s Lacrosse of Darien in the Division 1 title game […]

Hudson Valley, NYC off to 2-0 starts at Empire State Cup

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 Photo by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography The Hudson Valley and New York City regions are off to hot starts, as the inaugural Empire State Cup lacrosse event is under way at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse. The teams, both 2-0 in round-robin play, will meet on Friday, July 27 at 12:30 o,n, as part […]

St. Dominic’s versatile middie Beil bound for Mount St. Mary’s

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If there’s been a trend in lacrosse we’ve  noticed the most the last year or so, it’s been the ever increasing value of faceoff specialists among collegiate recruiters. The latest commitment by a standout in the faceoff X was made by rising senior midfielder RJ Beil of St. Dominic High School on Long Island. Beil […]

Bronxville faceoff star Walsh bypasses PG year to go straight to Maryland

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As a faceoff specialist, Andrew Walsh knows all about making quick adjustments. By committing to the University of Maryland this week, he’s making his biggest one yet. Walsh, who helped Bronxville advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year, was planning on spending a post-grad year in prep school. But those plans have […]

Garden City’s Dolan decides he’ll be making his stops at UMass

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One of the catalysts for Garden City in its run to an unbeaten season and the Class B state championship was the play of goaltender Dan Marino. Marino is now headed to the University of Virginia, leaving a huge hole in goal for the Trojans. Two  of the players hoping to fill it are rising […]

Chaminade rising junior Wysota verbals to Villanova

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We had three major commitments today involving a rising seniors (Wilton’s Ted Ottens/Brown), rising sophomore (Brunswick’s Lazare Zoungrana /Virginia) and rising junior (Chaminade’s Matthew Wysota/Villanova). We will be getting Ottens’ thoughts on his choice, and already heard from Zoungrana, a New Rochelle resident, in this story. Now, it’s Wysota’s turn. Wysota is a 6-foot, 185-pound right-handed […]

Top training tips for a travel league lacrosse team

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The world of lacrosse is incredibly competitive. When you want to play for a travel league lacrosse team, be prepared to face stiff competition. You will be up against players who have dreams about playing in college and the major leagues. You will have to be seriously dedicated to your preparation for the travel league […]

UVa-bound Zoungrana of Brunswick becomes tristate’s third rising sophomore commit

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We started off this week with news of our third rising sophomore commitment by a tristate sophomore. It was made by Lazare Zoungrana of the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound longstick midfielder/defenseman verballed to the University of Virginia. Zoungrana, a New Rochelle resident, has exceptional speed and athleticism and excels in transition […]

Former John Jay standout Kear named head coach at Bard

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Bard College has a new head coach and it’s former John Jay standout Tucker Kear. Kear went on to play collegiately at UMass before transferring to Butler. Kear’s father, Bob, founded the varsity lacrosse program at John Jay in 1979. His brother, Chris, is head coach at Pleasantville, where Bob Kear is his assistant. Another […]

Chaminade’s Bonafede, one of nation’s top rising juniors, reflects on his choice of Princeton

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Sam Bonafede is not only one of the most multidimensional midfielders in the nation, but one of the best. The Chaminade High School rising junior was ranked No. 4 last fall on Inside Lacrosse’s Top 20 Young Gun Sophomore Watchlist. So it should as no surprise that the 5-foot-8, 165-pound righty had his pick of […]

Empire State Cup, Hot Beds, All-America Showcase highlight week ahead

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One brand-new event and a tradition-rich showcase highlight the ahead. The inaugural Empire State Cup in Syracuse and the Battle of the Hot Beds Tournament in Newark, Del., are the two events on tap. There’s also another noteworthy event this week: the All-America Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, […]

Yorktown’s Phelan sets his sights on Rutgers

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Jack Phelan has good size, speed, stick skills and a very high lacrosse IQ. So it should come as no surprise that the 6-foot-3, 190-pound rising senior is the latest Yorktown defensive standout to decide on continuing his lacrosse career at Rutgers. Eric Cooley, a 2012 YHS grad, will be a freshman at Rutgers this […]

U.S. wins rematch vs. Canada to take seventh straight U-19 World Lacrosse Games gold medal

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The United States Under-19 team is still undefeated in World Games championships. The U.S. held on for a 10-8 win over Canada today in the gold-medal game of the U-19 World Games in Turku, Finland, this past Saturday, July 21. After the first quarter ended in a 2-2 tie, the U.S. went ahead 6-2 at the […]

They’ll meet again: It will be U.S. vs. Canada for World U-19 gold

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It was a classic confrontation played before an overflow crowd as Canada outlasted the United States 11-9 in overtime in the round-robin portion of the U-19 World Games in Turku, Finland, this past Saturday, July 14. And now, they’ll meet again. The United States pulled away for a 12-7 win today against the Iroquois Nationals […]

Latest college-bound Marasco’s path is very much his own

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The fact that Chris Marasco will be playing lacrosse at the next level hardly comes as a surprise. After all, the Somers rising senior midfielder has been a member of the Tuskers’ varsity squad since his freshman year. And if that’s not enough, his three siblings all play or played collegiate lacrosse: Matt, a defenseman, […]

Huntington’s Greenhill’s choice of Rutgers goes beyond lacrosse

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For TJ Greenhill, the decision where to play in college went well beyond lacrosse. And, in fact, college. The Huntington High School rising senior set out to find a school that would put him in the best possible position in 2017, and not necessarily 2013. That’s one of the main reasons Greenhill, who hopes to […]

Harrison rising junior Marino, one of Hudson Valley’s top middies, commits to UMass

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Many of the key contributors on Harrison’s sectional quarterfinal team this past season were underclassmen. One of those underclassmen has emerged as one of the top midfielders in the Hudson Valley. He’s rising junior Jake Marino. After two more seasons with the Huskies, Marino will be headed to UMass. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Marino, who is […]

Stony Brook-bound Prestreau will become latest from his Yorktown block to play D-I lax

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Like many players growing up in Yorktown, lacrosse has been a way of like for as long as Brian Prestreau can remember. In fact, he grew up surrounded by it. Prestreau, who took up the sport at age 6, lives next door to former Yorktown All-Americans Tom and Kevin Interlicchio and right down the street […]

Ridgefield (CT) attackman Baker is bound for Bryant

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Word came over the weekend that two of the top players on two-time Connecticut Class L state finalist Ridgefield made their choices. Rising junior midfielder Will Bonaparte decided on Maryland. Another Tiger standout also made his choice, rising senior attackman Brett Baker will be continuing his lax career at Bryant. Baker is a 6-foot, 170-pound […]

Ridgefield (CT) rising junior Bonaparte eager to join Maryland’s midfield

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Will Bonaparte’s impact for Ridgefield’s boys lacrosse team starts  in the faceoff X. But his contributions go far beyond that. His skills as a two-way midfielder made him a target recruit of several of the nation’s top programs. On Saturday, the rising junior made his choice. As first reported on Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, Bonaparte gave a verbal […]

Recapping an eventful week

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It was a week that started with a first college commitment by a rising sophomore from a tristate area school — Orleans, Ontario native Jake Fox of Trinity-Pawling (pictured above) — and ended with the first commit by a tristate resident who’s a rising sophomore — Brian Willetts of Smithtown East. In between, the Maverik Showtime […]

Willetts’ verbal to UNC marks first rising sophomore commit by a tristate resident

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We started the week by telling you about the first rising sophomore commitment from a player from the tristate region – Jake Fox of the Trinity-Pawling School in New York’s Hudson Valley. The attackman verballed to Johns Hopkins. We ended the week with more on the news we told you about Thursday night – the […]

Staples’ Mendelson sets sights on brand-new BU program

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Quinn Mendelson  will have the opportunity to be part of building a Division I lacrosse program from its very foundation. The standout from Staples High School in Westport, Conn., has decided to join the brand-new program at Boston University. Mendelson is a 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed defenseman. Now, here are Quinn’s thoughts on his commitment: What […]

LI Lacrosse Showcase hero Hickey looks forward to collegiate career at Marist

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There was plenty of drama in this year’s fourth annual Long Island Showcase, with both the Rising Senior and Rising Junior games being decided by one goal. A goal by Casey Hickey on a sidearm shot from the perimeter in transition gave Suffolk a 6-5 overtime win in the Rising Senior game. Needless to say, […]

Army-bound O’Brien is Smithtown West’s latest Division I-bound senior

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Earlier this week, we talked about how Smithtown West’s recruiting class of rising juniors has emerged as one of the best in the tristate region. The Bulls’ class of rising seniors is pretty noteworthy, too. One of the most recent additions to that class comes from Pat O’Brien. A righty attackman, O’Brien has verbally committed […]

Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight Rising Junior, Rising Sophomore All-Star game recaps

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In its five-year history, the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight has emerged as one of the major events on the summer calendar. The four-day showcase is highlighted by the all-star game. This year’s event featured a new wrinkle in the format. For the first time, there were all-star games — separate contests for rising sophomores […]

UNC-bound Mathie latest commit in what’s shaping up as quite a junior class for Smithtown West

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Based on the early returns, Smithtown West’s recruiting class of rising juniors is among the tops in the tristate. It includes  attackman Ryan Keenan (Penn State), goalie Matthew Smidt (Ohio State), midfielder Christian Zawadzki (Maryland), and now. … Drum roll, please. As we told you first thing this morning on Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, Kyle Mathie became the […]

Ready for the world: U.S. hopes to stay unbeaten in U-19 World Games lacrosse action

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The 2012 FIL U19 World Lacrosse Championships will get under way on Thursday, July 12 with opening ceremonies in Finland. The United States, which has won all six of the previous competitions in World U-19 play, starts action as a heavy favorite in the 12-team event. The U.S. team, which is filled with players and […]

Hopkins-bound Fox of Trinity-Pawling becomes tristate’s first rising sophomore commit

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The first rising sophomore from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, has made a verbal college commitment. He’s versatile attackman Jake Fox from the Trinity-Pawling School in the Hudson Valley. Fox, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound righty, is from Orleans, Ontario and grew up playing box lacrosse. He’s also a […]

East Hampton’s Heneveld will continue his family’s Navy lacrosse tradition

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For Cortland Heneveld, the decision to play his collegiate lacrosse was hardly a rash one. After all, the Midshipmen have been front and center in the East Hampton High School rising junior midfielder’s mind for several years now. His oldest brother, Heath, graduated from the Naval Academy in 2011 and is now in SEAL Qualification […]

Calvagna, one of tristate’s premier faceoff specialists, selects Stony Brook

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Sachem North High School is located less than 10 minutes from Stony Brook University’s campus. So it should come as no surprise that the Seawolves have been attracted some of Sachem North’s premier players. But location is just one of the factors for the influx of Flaming Arrows to Stony Brook. You’ll find out some […]

It’s Showtime: Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight returns to WestConn

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Lance Gibson, a rising junior goaltender from Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, will be among the players on display in the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut University in Danbury. Gibson is shown here in action at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff.  In addition to enjoying success in lacrosse, Gibson has […]

Smithtown West rising junior Smidt reflects on his choice of Ohio State

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Matthew Smidt’s performance in the first half of the Long Island Rising Junior Showcase last month told Division I coaches a whole lot. The lefty goaltender from Smithtown West made 12 saves and was named one of the game’s MVPs in an 11-10 Suffolk win. As first reported by Joe on Twitter on Sunday, Smidt, a strong […]

Tristate region will be well-represented at All-American Showcase in Florida; boys, girls rosters included here

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will be well-represented when hundreds of the leading high school players in the nation will be competing in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase July 22-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The girls event is […]

Former John Jay star Daniello to transfer from Hopkins to Syracuse

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Former John Jay All-America attackman Mike Daniello has decided to transfer  from Hopkins to Syracuse. Daniello will have three years of eligibility at Syracuse, starting with the 2013 season. Daniello will continue a Daniello Syracuse family tradition started by his brother Chris, a 2010 SU grad and third-team All-American. Have a recruiting commitment to report? […]

Taft’s Tautkus commits to Cornell

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James Tautkus’ hometown is not exactly known for lacrosse. “I’m from York, Pa., the home of the York Peppermint Patty,” Tautkus said. After originally attending St. Paul’s in Baltimore, Tautkus landed at the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. “I really learned the game there (at St. Paul’s), but I wanted to go to boarding school […]

Send us your summer photos

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The summer travel season is in full swing, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Above, Team Superstar 2013 Blue after winning the High School Elite Division at the Lehigh Laxfest. Below, Kyle Borbi of Shawnee, N.J., rips an opposite-hand shot at the King of the Hill Tournament in Westminster, Md. Shawnee, a rising junior, […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for classes of 2013, ’14, ’15 and ’16

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The following are boys collegiate commitments from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area for the high school graduating classes of 2013, ’14 and ’15. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at info@laxlessons.com. For breaking recruiting commitment news, follow Joe Lombardi on Twitter @Joe_Lombardi or by […]