Jesse James West made a name for himself long before this summer, in which he enjoyed a string of strong performances. In fact, long before he even started playing lacrosse. The Class of 2018 attackman at Sparta High School (NJ) is named after the infamous outlaw Jesse James. “It’s my real name,” he said. But […]

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Stony Brook University has been stockpiling commitments from New York, and, more specifically, its home base of Long Island. The Seawolves’ latest verbal comes from just about 25 miles from its campus. West Babylon attackman/midfielder Mike McMahon just committed to the Brook. He’s the Wolves’ eighth — count ’em, eight — 2018 tristate verbal, joining the following: […]

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One of the top rising senior players in the Hudson Valley has just made his choice. Attackman/midfielder Alston Tarry of Section 1 power Bronxville has given Bucknell its ninth Class of 2018 commits. Tarry has ideal size at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and is coming off a 50-goal, 30-assist junior season. Bucknell’s other 2018 NY/NJ/CT commitments […]

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Our latest Class of 2018 commitment comes from a program in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences, the FCIAC in Connecticut. The program producing this new D-I bound standout is one not you might expect. After all, Brien McMahon in Norwalk is not in the upper tier in the conference with Darien, New Canaan, […]

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On the football field, Nico Ragaini has been described as a “flash of lightning.” In the video above, the 2017 Notre Dame-West Haven (CT) grad returns an interception 82 yards for a touchdown. A standout at wide receiver, Ragaini had eight catches for 162 yards in a 34-28 win over West Haven in that game. […]

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Our latest Class of 2018 commitments start out with one of the nation’s most successful and tradition-rich varsity programs where midfielder Logan Hyde of Manhasset (NY) has decided on D-III Vassar College.  Hyde is both a strong shooter and dodger. Staying on Long Island, goalie John DeFeo of St. Dominic (NY) is also D-III bound, […]

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  Express Keeps on Rolling!! Express NORTH Katonah announces: Tryouts start this Saturday for Graduation Years 2027-2019 (September Grade 3-11)!! We anticipate having AA & A Teams at Most Age Levels!!    BRIAN KUCZMA John’s Hopkins 3x All-American, Defensive Player of the Year, current Head Coach Wappingers Falls, Former Head Coach Putnam Valley (where he won 3 […]

One of the leading rising senior middies in New Jersey will not have to venture too far to play his college lacrosse. Hunterdon Central’s Justin Aimone has just decided on Delaware. The athletic Aimone is a versatile two-way player and strong dodger who has an eye to find open teammates while also being a strong […]

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We have a new batch of 2020 standouts in this update as we continue our weeks-long look at summer travel standouts. Kevin Kuttin, Chaminade (NY), A: An extremely skilled player, Kuttin has a high lax IQ and outstanding creative abilities on offense. Nicholas Caccamo, Harborfields (NY), D: An aggressive, rangy player, Caccamo’s all-out style and […]

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The summer travel season is now one for the books. We’ve been providing daily reports the last few weeks on players who stood out in all the high school classes on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. If you have tips, thoughts and nominations, email us at info@laxlessons.com. Here’s a sampling of some stories: Class of 2019 summer standouts […]

We have a new batch of 2018 verbals, with some ranging beyond the borders of the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot. Let’s start down south in CT, where Northern Westchester resident Ian Dardani, who now attends Westminster School (CT),  has committed to Division III Dickinson. A 5-foot-8 attackman, Dardani is extremely skilled with a strong shot and […]

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As we continue our summer travel evaluations, we have a pair of rising sophomore updates. Jack Graffagnino, Islip (NY), D: The 6-foot, 160-pound Graffagnino is a hard-nosed, aggressive player with the ability to get groundballs and ignite plays in transition. Cole Krauss, Delbarton (NJ), D: The 6-foot-2,175-pound Krauss is an adept on-the-ball defender with a high […]

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We have a pair of new Class of 2018 verbals – both involving Connecticut. We start on Long Island where defenseman Jake Plunkett of Kings Park will be headed to the University of Hartford. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Plunkett is an aggressive and physically strong player who is a dependable position defender. He’s Hartford’s second 2018 tristate […]

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It’s been quite a week for travel lacrosse in the tristate. Two of the top and most established travel programs have made some big changes. SuperStar and coach Roy Colsey have joined Prime Time and Express North has hired one of the nation’s most well-known and successful coaches, Jeff Brameier, from the Connecticut Chargers. Colsey, […]

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