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/ 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’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Equipped with ideal size at 6-foot-2, 215 […]

The tristate region will be well-represented in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Here’s a rundown of the rosters, including player bios. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to, contact Joe Lombardi directly at […]

LaxLessons’ 2014 Tristate Top 25 varsity rankings were released earlier this month. You can check them out here. Now, we can see where the tristate’s finest stack up with the best in all of the nation. LaxPower, the world’s leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for […]

Michigan has made another big splash on the tristate recruiting scene. Coach John Paul’s Wolverines have landed a verbal from one of the top Class of 2017 players in Connecticut. Joe Lombardi is reporting that lefty attackman Alex Buckanavage of the Brunswick School has just verballed to Michigan. Buckanavage is a creative feeder/finisher with a […]

Photos by Ray Passaro/ The ability of players to come together and play together in an all-star environment is impressive. The Suffolk rising senior team has mastered that art. Suffolk’s rising seniors have won all of the Long Island Showcase confrontations against their counterparts from Nassau in the six-year history of the event. The latest […]

Photos by Ray Passaro/ The Rising Junior game at the sixth annual Long Island Showcase Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University featured the most even mix of committed and uncommitted players. The result was an interesting and eventful game that featured noteworthy performances on both offense and defense. Result Suffolk 13, Nassau 8 Noteworthy […]

From press release ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry the entire 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championship – over 40 games from DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colo. – dating Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 19. Team USA, playing a minimum of five games on ESPNU, will join nearly 40 nations […]

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Photos by Jim Sannerud/MaxPreps Darien defeated New Canaan 10-8 for the second undefeated season and 10th state title in school history on Saturday, June 14 at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Above, junior William Hemernick controls for the Blue Wave. For the game story, click here. For thoughts on the game from senior goalie […]

  Photos by Ray Passaro/ University of Maryland-bound Austin Henningsen of Northport (above, right) had three goals and excelled on faceoffs, and Bryant College-bound Jake Buonaiuto of Miller Place had five goals as Suffolk defeat Nassau 15-10 in the Long Island Showcase Rising Senior game on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University. John Daniggelis (Smithtown […]

With the accelerated recruiting process resulting in commitments being made earlier and earlier, the game most major Division I coaches attending the Long Island Showcase tripleheader on Friday, June 20 were paying extra attention during the final game — the Rising Sophomore contest. That’s because nearly all the players involved in the contest were uncommitted. […]

  Photos by Ray Passaro/ Dylan Rhatigan and Tom Haun of Sachem North each scored three times and Dan Rooney of Smithtown East (above) had two goals for Team Suffolk in a 13-8 win over Team Nassau in the Long Island Showcase tripleheader on Friday at Farmingdale State University. Locust Valley’s Joe Madsen and Syosset’s Mac […]

Lacrosse Insider: LaxLessons All-Tristate honorable mention All-LaxLessons Tristate Team Players of the Year Connecticut: Kyle Foote, Greenwich, sr., M, Loyola Long Island: Craig Berge, Massapequa, sr., M, Georgetown New Jersey: Christian Cuccinello, Mountain Lakes, sr., A, Villanova (pictured above, at right) Westchester/Hudson Valley/NYC: Luke Palmadesso, Yorktown, sr., M, Villanova Coaches of the Year Connecticut: Jeff […]