LaxLessons – The Original. The Best. The Leader.

Your unbiased, professional source for lax recruiting.

Our groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Recruiting Rundown, launched in 2009.

Get caught up on the latest news right here, right now by visiting’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source for recruiting news, analysis and objective information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia news and sports director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, the author of the latest edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies.” Access Insider here.

Long Island Showcase 2016-1

It was a Suffolk County sweep in the eighth annual Long Island Showcase on Friday at SUNY Farmingdale.

But not  without some last-minute drama in the grand finale as Suffolk’s Rising Sophomores pulled out a dramatic 8-7 win to complete the trifecta.

Game recaps are below.

Be sure to check out LaxLessons’ Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section in the coming days for a rundown of top player performances in each class.

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 12.19.12 AM

Game 1 Rising Juniors – Suffolk 14, Nassau 5


Westhampton Beach’s Dylan Laube, an athletic, underrated and uncommitted midfielder who also stars in football (as a running back/safety), enjoyed a coming out party with three goals for Suffolk, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first quarter.

Suffolk extended the lead to 7-1 at the half.

Another middie, Pete Engelken of Sachem East, had two goals. Pete Lasalla of Rocky Point excelled in the faceoff X as Nassau struggled to get possession in the first half as Suffolk built its insurmountable lead.

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 12.27.48 AM

Game 2 Rising Seniors – Suffolk 12, Nassau 8


Three players each finished with two goals –Smithtown East’s Luke Eschbach, Comsewogue’s Will Snelders and Shoreham-Wading River’s Kevin Cutinella — for Suffolk, which broke a 5-5 halftime time by outscoring Nassau 3-1 in the third period. A blast by Cutinella gave Suffolk a 7-6 lead with just over six minutes left in the third.

Smithtown East’s Connor DeSimone was also an offensive catalyst as a feeder. So too was an unlikely player: Hofstra-bound goaltender Jacob Coleman of Riverhead who unleashed a bullet, 80-yard feed from inside the crease to Marquette-bound Garret Moya of Huntington, who converted it into a goal.

Nassau was led offensively by attackmen Sam Brown (Long Beach), Jack Keogh (Manhasset), Mike Leake (South Side) and Dominic Scorcia (Carey) as well as its own unlikely offensive source: LSM Joseph LiCalzi of South Side, who scored  twice in a pair of transition opportunities.

Another defender, Joe Bartolotto of Miller Place, also got in on the scoring, getting a goal off a nice fake.

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 12.46.00 AM

Game 3 Rising Sophomores – Suffolk 8, Nassau 7


Half Hollow Hills West attackman Christian Mulé capped a back-and-forth exchange in the fourth quarter by netting the game-winner on an extra-man opportunity with 10 seconds remaining in regulation.

The goal, Mulé’s second of the game, came on a lefty blast.

Nassau had grabbed a 7-6 lead on a goal by Manhasset attackman Louis Perfetto after teammate Nick Turrini of Calhoun tied it at 6-6. Suffolk had knotted it at 7-7 on a goal by Smithtown West’s John Hoffman.

Nassau came out hot, taking a 3-1 lead after one quarter. Nassau led 5-3 at halftime. It was tied 5-5 after three quarters.

For rosters for both Nassau and Suffolk, check in to LaxLessons’ Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section by clicking here.

For more coverage, including player evaluations of the Long Island Showcase, visit Lacrosse Insider in the coming days by clicking here.

Long Island Showcase 2016-2

Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to, contact Joe Lombardi directly at or send a Tweet to @Joe_Lombardi or @LaxLessons.

LaxLessons’ Fall 2015 Signing Week coverage

Recruiting abstractLL/RR LaxLessons Recruiting Rundown: The Leader  The Original, The Best 

Our groundbreaking, imitated and never duplicated Recruiting Rundown launched in 2009, years before the copycat imitators.

Tristate Division I Class of 2015 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2016 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2017 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2018 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2019 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2020 commitments by college

LL/RR Recruiting Rundown commitment lists

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2015

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2019

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2020

* Recruiting commitment story archive

2015 National Letter Of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

* 2014 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

* 2012 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

tristatetop100Tristate Top 100

First 10 attackmen

First 10 midfielders

First 10 defenders/longstick midfielders

First 5 faceoff midfielders

First 5 goaltenders

First 25 seniors

First 25 juniors

First 25 sophomores

Once again, our Tristate Top 100 is an exclusive feature on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. If you are not already, become an Insider by clicking here.

Get in the Zone: The HS Zone

High School Zone: Long Island

High School Zone: Hudson Valley

High School Zone: Connecticut

High School Zone: New Jersey

High School Zone: New York City

High School Zone: Upstate New York

High School Zone: New England

High School Zone: Pennsylvania

High School Zone: Maryland

High School Zone: Canada

High School Zone: Beyond the Northeast

Connect with us

* Follow LaxLessons on Twitter by clicking here.

* Become a Fan of LaxLessons on Facebook now by clicking here.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Be sure to sign up for our free online newsletter. Just enter your email address on the “Receive Our Newsletter” link on the homepage of

PLAYS/DRILLS: Apps for iPhone/iPad

* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook Android app in Google play.

* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook iPad/iPhone app in the iTunes store.

* You can subscribe to’s playbook, featuring animated drills and plays for your team, by clicking here.

Man-Up, Man-Down Plays




Posted In: Long Island lacrosse, Summer travel teams

If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page.

Leave a Reply