St. Bonaventure is a brand-new name on the Division I lacrosse landscape. But the Bonnies have just picked up a Class of 2019 verbal commitment from one of the most familiar names in college sports history. He’s Joey Paterno, an attackman at the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Paterno plus Pennsylvania. If […]

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Hofstra has stepped beyond the borders of the tristate area to pick up a pair of new commitments. Class of 2020 midfielder John Veit, from the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, is an athletic, rangy two-way player. Class of 2019 faceoff middie Chase Patterson, from Council Rock High School South in Southampton, Pennsylvania, is […]

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One of the top senior defensive standouts in Westchester is D-I bound. New Rochelle High School longstick midfielder Mac Coughlin has just committed to Siena. Coughlin is an outstanding athlete with good speed who also plays football as quarterback/safety. The lefty had 95 groundballs for the Huguenots this past spring, earning all-league honors. You can […]

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Two of the top offensive talents on Long Island have decided to join the defending national champions. Yale just received commitments to its admissions process from Smithtown East attackman Justin Carroll and Chaminade attackman Kevin Kuttin, both Class of 2020 players. Carroll is a righty dodger with good speed, athleticism and a high lax IQ. He also […]

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The New York State Sportswriters Association all-state teams and player-of-the-year selections have been unveiled.Here’s the rundown: Large schools Co-players of the year: Zach Hobbes (Ward Melville, sr., midfielder) and Matt Grillo (Ward Melville, sr., attack) FIRST TEAM Matt Grillo Ward Melville-11 Sr. Attack Jamison Embury Yorktown-1 Sr. Attack Christian Mule Half Hollow Hills West-11 Jr. […]

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One of the top rising senior defenders in the Garden State has made his college choice. Wes Hudkins of Ridge HS has committed to Ithaca College. Hudkins is an aggressive, shutdown takeaway defender. You can report a new commitment or any commitments not included by emailing Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com. Tristate Division I Class of 2018 […]

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Fresh off winning its first Division III national title, Wesleyan University has been busy on the summer recruiting trail and has the results to prove it. Including two Class of 2019 commitments this week from the tristate area. Attackman Will Martin of Section 1 Class A champ Mamaroneck has just decided on the Cardinals. Martin […]

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The New York State Regional Championships are scheduled for this week, starting Monday, July 23 at Binghamton University. Players competing are from the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Participating teams are Hudson Valley, Nassau, Suffolk, New York City, Long Island Parochial,  Adirondack, Central and Western. Here are rosters that have been released for far: […]

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A 2019 Hudson Valley defensive standout has had a change of heart. Scott Stensrud, a physical, athletic standout from Trinity-Pawling School, has just committed to Navy after decommitting from Bryant. Stensrud also has skills to go with his physical prowess along with a high lax IQ. Another athletic rising senior defensive standout from beyond the […]

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One of the top rising senior scorers in Connecticut has made his college choice. Attackman George Raymond of the Suffield Academy, the WNESSLA Division II Offensive Player of the Year, has decided on Gettysburg College. The 5-foot-9, 150-pound Raymond, a product of the Darien Youth Lacrosse program, is a highly skilled talent with a strong […]

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Two of the top Class of 2019 attackmen in the tristate area will both be playing their Division I college lacrosse in New England. Louis Perfetto, a gifted scorer for Manhasset (NY), is bound for Boston University. Perfetto is dangerous from X as well as from close range. The feeder/finisher is coming off a 28-goal, […]

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We’ve been naming names of dozens of tristate players who have been enjoying strong summers. In case you missed it, we did separate rundowns for the Class of 2020  Class of 2021 Now, we move to rising freshmen and the Class of 2022: Charles Balsamo, Manhasset (NY), attack Brock Behrman, Niskayuna (NY), attack Henry Caponiti, Brunswick (CT), […]

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One of the most talented offensive players in the Hudson Valley has made his college choice. Tommy Conley, star attackman for Section 1 Class A champ Mamaroneck, has committed to Division III power Middlebury College. Conley is a creative and gifted feeder and finisher who was offensive MVP of the Section 1 Class A sectional […]

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We’ve started naming names of players from NY/NJ/CT who are enjoying strong summers. We started with the Class of 2020. We turn now to the Class of 2021. Blake Borges, Yorktown (NY), midfield Keith Boyer, Yorktown (NY), defense Tanner Burns, Jamesville-DeWitt (NY), attack Christopher Canet, New Canaan (CT), midfield Christopher Cappelmann, St. Anthony’s (NY), midfield/faceoff Jake […]

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The summer recruiting season — like the weather — is heating up. So we thought now would be a good time to start naming some names of players from NY/NJ/CT who’ve been sizzling. We start things off with the Class of 2020. Chris Arceri, Smithtown East (NY), midfield/faceoff (committed to Penn admissions process) James Ball, Chaminade […]

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One of the top Class of 2019 midfielders in the Northeast will be heading to Homewood Field to play his college lacrosse. Edward Glassmeyer of prep power Brunswick (CT) has committed to Johns Hopkins. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Glassmeyer is an athletic, two-way player with a strong shot and quick release. A natural righty, he’s strong with […]

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There’s a new lacrosse sheriff in town in Easton, PA where former UNC and UPenn assistant Pat Myers has taken over as head coach of the Lafayette University program. It hasn’t taken Myers long to tap into the fertile recruiting ground in the Northeast, and more specifically, the tristate area, One of the most highly […]

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1. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 21-1, Preseason ranking: No. 5 2. Garden City (NY), Record: 18-3, Preseason ranking: No. 6 3. Brunswick (CT),  Record: 16-1, Preseason ranking: No. 4 4. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 19-1, Preseason ranking: No. 3 5. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 17-3, Preseason ranking: No. 1 6. Darien (CT), Record: 22-1, Preseason ranking: No. 2 7. Victor (NY),  Record: 20-2, Preseason ranking: No. 7 […]

Here’s the rundown of Saturday’s New York and Connecticut state championship and New Jersey Tournament of Champions winners: New York NYSPHSAA championship games played at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. Class A Ward Melville (Section 11) 15, West Genesee (Section 3) 2 Class B Garden City (Section 8) 7, Victor (Section 5) 6 Class […]

Few coaches during lacrosse’s period of rapid growth the last quarter century have transformed a varsity program the way Scott Craig did. When Craig took over West Islip’s varsity program in the late 1980s, it was a relatively unknown commodity beyond the town’s borders. But largely by tying in the lax program to the Lions’ […]

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Tristate Top 100 (First group of 50) First group of 10 Kenny Brower, jr., Kellenberg Memorial (NY), D (Committed to Duke) Connor Drake, jr., Wilton (CT), M (Committed to Duke) Sean Kuttin, sr., Chaminade (NY), M (Committed to Yale) JP Lannig, sr., Syosset (NY), A (Committed to Brown) Matt Magnan, sr., Fox Lane (NY), M (Committed to […]

Let’s play two. That’s the decision one of the top defensemen in New England has made when it comes to college. Billy Dobensky, a two-year hockey and lacrosse captain who also plays defense in hockey, has committed to play those sports at Middlebury. A two-time Founders Legue all-star in lax, Dobensky is a tough and physical […]

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