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It’s the Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean the news has taken a pause when it comes to wild, wacky world of lacrosse recruiting. In fact, we have some very big news to report in this update. We start on Long Island. One of the leading Class of 2015 players in the nation, St. Anthony’s […]

Players from coast-to-coast battled it out at the Blue Chip 225 senior session June 30 through July 3 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. This week’s senior showcase was highlighted by the all-star game doubleheader played Wednesday night, July 2. The first game featured the varsity senior all-star game followed by the elite senior all-stars. […]

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Blue Chip 225 marked its 17th year with the first of three weekly sessions June 30 through July 3 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. This week’s senior showcase was highlighted by the all-star game doubleheader played Wednesday night, July 2. The first game featured the varsity senior all-star game followed by the elite senior […]

Matt Chmil is part of a new generation of lacrosse players. One that has taken up America’s fastest growing sport even though their family roots were in other sports. The Chaminade High School (NY) Class of 2017 midfielder’s father, Steve Chmil, was an infielder in the Atlanta Braves’ organization from 1980-85 after starring at Vanderbilt […]

We’ve been documenting the recruiting successes coach Dom Starsia and the University of Virginia Cavaliers have been enjoying in terms of landing commitments from the East Coast. The Cavs’ latest recruiting splash comes from beyond the Northeast. Well beyond, in fact. He’s Harry Wellford, an athletic Class of 2017 two-way midfielder from the “Show Me […]

The summer showcase season is well under way and the 2014 varsity season in the tristate is now one for the books. But what a season it was. It featured three first-time state champions, a team finishing unbeaten and plenty of dramatic moments along the way. Joe Lombardi (pictured at left) takes a look back […]

Dave Pietramala was perched in a folding chair right near midfield at the Long Island Showcase on June 20 at Farmingdale State. One of the players who caught the eye of the Long Island native and Johns Hopkins coach was a Class of 2017 defender/longstick midfielder from Mount Sinai High School, Lucas Capobianco-Hogan. Less than […]

We told you last week that Brunswick (CT) rising sophomore attackman Alex Buckanavage committed to the University of Michigan. John Paul has just landed another big verbal from a 2017 tristate attack standout in Manhasset’s Kevin Mack. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound Mack is an outstanding feeder with strong stick skills and good field vision and quickness, […]

Here’s a rundown of summer showcases for July from both in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region, and beyond the tristate. Vail Shootout June 29-July 7, Vail, CO Blue Chip 225 Seniors June 30-July 3, Bryant University, RI Top 205 Rising Juniors July 1-4, Towson University, MD Brine National […]

It was a big week down in the the proud and age-old grandfather of lacrosse, the Baltimore area. The Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Camp held its rising sophomore and rising junior showcases at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Now, here’s a look at 15 standouts from the nation’s growing and vibrant No. 1 […]

Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps Alex Buckanavage’s lacrosse skills sparked the interest of several of the nation’s top Division I programs. But in deciding on his collegiate destination, Buckanavage looked beyond lacrosse. The quick and elusive attackman at the Brunswick School (CT) says academic reputation and a global alumni network were two of the reasons he […]

Photo by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com Ryan Bray, left, on the attack for Suffolk’s rising senior team, alongside Smithtown East’s John Daniggelis, during last week’s Long Island Showcase game at SUNY Farmingdale. Ryan Bray thought he found the right fit. It was early in his his sophomore season on the varsity team at then-defending New York Class […]

One of the top returning varsity players on Long Island has had a change of heart. Back in October, 2012, just after starting his sophomore season on the varsity team at then-defending New York Class C state champion Shoreham-Wading River, attackman/midfielder Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River verbally committed to Ohio State. But now, Bray has […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) has reached a dozen when it comes to Class of 2015 commitments. Attackman/midfielder Chris Buscemi’s verbal to St. John’s University marked the 12th rising senior Friar to decide on a college, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Equipped with ideal size at 6-foot-2, 215 […]