Here’s our first batch of Fall Signing Week photos

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2019 M Lake De La Fuente, a two-way talent from Texas, commits to Cornell

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Fall Signing Week: Two days in the books, we’ve got a brand-new photo gallery

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Fall Signing Week: We go beyond the tristate with eight new photos

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Charlotte (NC) native, St. Anne’s-Belfield (VA) 2018 A Javon Johnson makes Michigan his coach

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Offensive playmaker Connor Shellenberger gives Johns Hopkins its first 2019 commit

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Feeder/finisher Trevor Pelletier from Miami (FL) will play his college lacrosse at Manhattan

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Athletic 2017 Sunset HS (OR) midfielder Tillman Gallagher makes Mercer lacrosse his college choice

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Tatnall School (DE) 2017 Sam Schluter will follow uncle’s path to Syracuse lacrosse

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2018 attackman Ross Pridemore, who verbals to Virginia lacrosse, has already had success down south

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Texas football safety AJ Bott’s college future will be in lacrosse

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UMBC gets a big Midwest commit from 2016 midfielder Kamal Baker

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Athletic 6-2 California midfielder Jesse Cuccia will be heading to the East Coast to play for BU lacrosse

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UNC lacrosse-bound goaltender Caton Johnson becomes fourth 2018 commit

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Texas standout JR Booth will be returning to Long Island to play his college lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. “You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe famously said. JR Booth has proven him wrong. Booth, a Class of 2015 attackman at Westwood High School […]

6-foot-3 rising junior goalie Nick Washuta verbals to Vermont lacrosse

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Nick Washuta’s initial take on the University of Vermont’s campus convinced him it was a place he wanted to be for four years.  “As soon as I stepped onto the campus of the University of Vermont, I fell in love with the school,” said […]

Son of Minnesota Vikings’ GM sells Cole Froemming on lacrosse, and Marquette is glad he did

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The early signs for the newly launched men’s lacrosse program at Marquette University have been very encouraging. After going 5-8 in their inaugural season in2013, the Golden Eagles won six games this past spring including victories against such established programs as Hofstra, Georgetown, St. John’s, Providence and Rutgers and advanced to the Big East semifinals, […]

Ohio native Matthew Schmidt will make his stops for Notre Dame lacrosse

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Matt Schmidt’s introduction to lacrosse came in seventh grade in his native Ohio. “My middle school was starting a new lacrosse program and needed a goalie,” Schmidt said. “I wasn’t scared of the ball, and i instantly fell in love with the game and the position. I knew I wanted to play in college, so […]

Jason Simaan’s faceoff excellence will take him from one coast to another for college lacrosse career

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Jason Simaan’s excellence in the faceoff X will take him from the furthest point west in the continental United States to one of its furthest points east. The Class of 2016 midfielder at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif.,  has committed to the admission process at Brown University in Providence, R.I., some […]

Two-way midfielder Malik Ekpenyong will fly off to Air Force after a strong summer at lacrosse showcases

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If you were at one or more of the summer’s major showcases, chances are you saw Malik Ekpenyong. The Class of 2015 two-way midfielder at Bloomington Jefferson High School (MN) and the Team Minnesota travel program played at King of the Hill, Best of the Best, Brine National Lacrosse Classic and Battle of the Hotbeds. […]

Woodbury (MN) 2016 lefty attackman Trey Lervick will be headed off to Air Force

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If you’ve been following along the last few days on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section you know there are been plenty of commitments up and down the East Coast and as far west as California. We now profile a commit from a player from right in between. He’s Trey Lervick, a Class of 2016 […]

Lehigh will be getting a Texas-size midfielder in Andrew Eichelberger

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It’s hard to miss Andrew Eichelberger on the lacrosse field. The rising junior two-way midfielder from Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston is 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Eichelberg also has skills to go along with that size and will soon be showcasing them at the next level. He has given a verbal commitment to Lehigh University, […]

Class of 2017 goaltender Luke Millican will be going from the Lone Star State to the Ivy League

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Luke Millican, one of the top goaltenders in the Class of 2017, will be going from his home state of Texas to play his college lacrosse in the Ivy League. Millican, who plays at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas, has verbally committed to the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania, as first reported […]

Michigan gets commitment from athletic 2017 goaltender DeChesere

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The University of Michigan continues to make a splash among Class of 2017 commitments. The Wolverines’ latest verbal comes not only from beyond the tristate but beyond the Northeast as well. It comes from Class of 2017 goaltender Zion DeChesere of Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Zion DeChesere is not only […]

Class of 2017 midfielder Wellford will show his size, skills at Virginia

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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 […]

Cornell gets commitment from ‘Fleet’ 6-foot-3 midfielder Wallace

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Cornell has not yet made an announcement on a new head coach. But that hasn’t stopped interim HC Matt Kerwick from continuing to make ground on the recruiting front. The Big Red have just landed a major verbal commitment to its admissions process. It comes from beyond the Northeast. Athletic 6-foot-3, 190-pound midfielder Fleet Wallace […]

Lacrosse Insider: Cornell lands commitment from athletic 6-3 midfielder

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Joe Lombardi is reporting that the Cornell Big Red have just landed a major verbal commitment to its admissions process. It comes from outside the tristate. Athletic 6-foot-3, 190-pound midfielder Fleet Wallace from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Va., has decided on Cornell. The heavily-recruited Wallace is a two-way player who also excels on rides […]

Penn State plucks 2016 goaltender Rusbuldt from Richmond (VA)

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We’ve been documenting the recruiting success of Penn State University in the tristate region. Now, we venture Beyond the Northeast for news of the Nittany Lions’ latest verbal. It comes from Jack Rusbuldt, a talented goaltender for the Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium […]

Newly released documentary, “COMMITTED,” puts spotlight on lacrosse recruiting

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Alex Weber, the former standout attackman at the University of Pennsylvania who now coaches the varsity team at Harvard Westlake High School (Calif.), produced and directed “COMMITTED,” a documentary on lacrosse recruiting videotaped this past summer at Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. You can watch the trailer here. Lacrosse has taken Alex Weber to […]

Denver downs Notre Dame in inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout

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* Scoreboard Central: Finals, box scores from Saturday’s action * Box score From press release COSTA MESA, Calif. – On a perfect California day it was an imperfect result for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team as the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish fell to No. 12 Denver, 10-7, in the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout […]

Air Force continues to fly high on recruiting scene as two-way midfielder Haverty verbals

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Air Force has been flying high when it comes to landing commitments from standouts in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region. The latest commitment for the Falcons comes not only from beyond the tristate, but beyond the Northeast well. It comes from athletic midfielder Cole Haverty of Westminster Schools […]

VA attackman Miller will bring skill, speed to the D-I level

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Like many youngsters, Ian Miller played a wide variety of sports. “I started off between the ages of 5-9 being a gymnast and playing soccer,” he said. “I then dropped both of those sports and started playing football until I was introduced to lacrosse in the sixth grade.” That’s when everything changed for Miller, who […]

Class of 2015 attackman Teixeira formed his Cornell connection at a young age

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Considering the fact that he’s a Jacksonville, Fla., native, it should come as no surprise that Anthony Teixeira grew up playing football. But that all changed when Teixeira was in the fifth grade. “A few kids in my neighborhood were talking about trying out lacrosse and I thought it sounded fun, so I signed up […]

Tyndall will travel from football-crazed Texas to UNC as Class of 2017 lacrosse commit

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When Blake Tyndall first started playing lacrosse as a third-grader, it wasn’t nearly as popular in his home state of Texas then as it is now. And his friends let him know it. “Being from Texas, I’ve caught some grief over the years for having my lacrosse stick with me so much,” he said. But […]

Summer 2012 splash helps Georgia goaltender Hudson become Division I commit

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It didn’t take William Hudson long to establish his potential as a Division I recruit. For the junior goaltender at Westminster Schools in Georgia, it happened after his freshman year when he made the rising sophomore all-star game at the Maverick Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. Hudson cemented his D-I future when he verbally committed […]

Florida 2016 goaltender Simon decides on Delaware

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For the latest Class of 2016 commitment, we head down to the Sunshine State. Eric Simon, goalie at Martin County High School (Fla.) and Blue Devil Elite club team, verbally committed to Delaware last week, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. A 6-foot-1,  170-pound goalie righty, Simon […]

Latest 2017 verbal will provide Virginia with a ‘Rock’ on defense

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Sometimes, an athlete’s name is a perfect fit. Meet Will Rock. One of the most highly regarded 2017 long-stick players, the McLean, Va., native is an aggressive, strong and rangy player with good stick skills, speed. Couple that with his ideal size (6-foot-3, 185 pounds), and, well, the University of Virginia will be getting a […]

Calgary, Alberta native Bullen, lefty goalie, on choice of Cornell: ‘It feels like home because of the cold’

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Caelahn Bullen is an impact player in lacrosse, whether he’s playing indoors or outdoors. The sophomore goalie at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) will be playing the field game exclusively at the next level, verbally committing to the admissions process at Cornell University. A Calgary, Alberta native, Bullen competed this past summer for the West Coast Starz, while […]

Syracuse native Chase, now playing in Florida, will be on the attack at Notre Dame

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For our latest Class of 2015 commitment, we travel beyond the tristate, and in fact, beyond the Northeast, and all the way down to Tallahassee, Fla., where MacLay School attackman Stephen Chase has made his choice after drawing interest from many of the nation’s premier programs. Chase has verbally committed to Notre Dame. A two-time […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Smithtown West (NY), Ridgefield (CT), Darien (CT), Southington (CT), Minnesota Elite

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Midfielder Christian Zawadzki of Smithtown West High School (N.Y.), who committed to Maryland as a sophomore, signs his National Letter of Intent. Goaltender Matt Smidt, also of Smithtown West High School (N.Y.), who is bound for Ohio State, with Bulls head coach Bob Moltisanti Jr. and assistant coach Mark Rotella after signing his NLI. Here […]

Fall Signing Week starts: Photos from Bronxville (NY), Minnesota Elite Girls, Trinity-Pawling (NY), Taft School (CT), Salisbury (CT)

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Senior commits from New York Class C state finalist Bronxville: Matt Behrens (Georgetown, left) and Will Duncan (Providence) flank head coach Tim Horgan. Commits from the Minnesota Elite girls lacrosse club team Anne Slusser (Duke), Lydia Sutton (USC) and Lauren Kelly (Louisville), along with their coaches Laura Mark and Linda Hokr. Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) has 12 […]

Two-way midfielder Marshall is latest 2017 commit

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Ara Atayan of New York Class C state finalist Bronxville became the first Class of 2017 commit when he verballed to the University of North Carolina on Sept. 29. Now, we have another, and this one, comes from far beyond the tristate region. Christian Marshall, a two-way midfielder from Las Vegas, had no shortage of […]

Feeder/finisher Wray, 2015 attackman from Georgia state champs, makes his college choice

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If you’ve been following our updates from the newsroom of our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know by now that Lafayette College has emerged as a presence in the world of Division I recruiting. Most of those verbals have come from standouts in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut […]

Furman-bound Widhelm follows lead of his grandfather, an All-American at Hopkins

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The role lacrosse has played in Parker Widhelm’s family spans generations. Widhelm’s grandather, Gus Widhelm, a product of the Gilman School in Baltimore, was an All-America defender at Johns Hopkins in 1959. “I have grown up with him talking about his time playing,” Widhelm. One day, Parker, who also plays defense, may have a similar […]

Lefty 2015 midfielder Noseworthy will take his nose for the net to Cornell

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Brent Noseworthy is a strong and athletic player who can score from inside or out. Yes, he has a nose for the net (we couldn’t resist), but he’s also effective in the faceoff X as well. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound 2015 midfielder from Burlington, Ontario, will be taking his myriad skills to Cornell University. Noseworthy’s commitment […]

San Diego-area 2016 standout Costa opts for Ohio State

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Cal Costa’s introduction to lacrosse came when he was a fifth-grader. “One of my friends gave me a lacrosse stick and invited me to practice with his team,” said Costa, who is now a sophomore at the Bishops School in San Diego, Calif. “I fell in love with the game at that practice and the […]

Playmaking GA attackman McMeen will spread his wings at Air Force

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Connor McMeen is helping to put Georgia lacrosse on the map. The senior attackman at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga., was one of four players from the Peach State selected to play in the Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament. McMeen’s selection for that coveted event came after a junior varsity season in which he […]

Oregon 2015 standout Paris will make the move to Michigan

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In our newest feature, “Beyond the Northeast,” we take a look at college commitments by standouts from beyond the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Today, we travel to Oregon for the first time. Portland, Ore., to be precise, and Lincoln High School. That’s where Ben Paris plays. Paris, […]

Ober will look to make a difference on defense at Denver

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Jon Ober’s introduction to lacrosse came when he was 9 or 10 years and something caught his eye at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store — a plastic lacrosse stick. Ober persuaded his mother to buy it for him, but never would have guessed at the time where it would take him. Ober, a rising and […]

California sophomore star will return to his Maryland roots

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Our new “Beyond the Northeast” recruiting section debuts today. We start with a rising sophomore from California who just verbally committed to the University of Maryland. But Preston Faecher, a standout attackman at Redondo Union High School (Calif.) in Redondo, Calif., is not exactly unfamiliar with the Eastern seaboard. His father, after all, is a […]

Florida FOGO Parker feels right at home at Syracuse

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Max Parker first started playing lacrosse as a seventh-grader. It gave him something to do leading up to the start of football season. Now, just five years later, lax has become Parker’s passion — and where his collegiate future lies. The rising senior midfielder from Orlando, Fla., and Lake Highland Prep, verbally committed to attend […]

Chicago-area goalie Anastos will be heading East to Lafayette

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We’ve gone far beyond the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, to bring you commitment news the last few days. From Las Vegas to Florida, in fact. If you were with us yesterday at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi, you learned of a commitment from a location right in between. Jonathan Anastos, a […]

AJ Ferraro, one of Florida’s top defenders, decides on Navy

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If you’ve been with us the last few days on Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi, you know that the That goes for beyond the borders of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Last week, we told you about an attackman from Las Vegas, Grant Gravitt, who verballed to the University of Denver. […]

Ohio football star Berning commits to Richmond for lacrosse

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He runs a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, squats 415 pounds and bench presses 245. If it sounds like Ryan Berning is a college football prospect, it’s because he is. The 6-foot, 180-pound senior at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati (shown at right in both photos above), in fact, had 17 tackles from his […]

Landon (MD) junior attackman O’Brien bound for Bucknell

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As far as varsity schedules go, few rival that of Landon High School’s when it comes to strength. The Maryland power, located in Bethesda, is challenged game in, and game out, both inside and outside the Interstate Athletic Conference. (Landon won its 28th IAC title last season.) It has served the Bears well and proved […]