Early introduction to Virginia lacrosse leads to verbal from New Canaan HS (CT) 2017 attackman Jackson Appelt

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. Jackson Appelt’s first introduction to the coaches at his eventual […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Darien (CT)

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Regular-season starts don’t get much better than the one Darien High School (Conn.) is off to this sprin. After beating national power Niskayuna 8-7 on April 12, the Blue Wave then picked off Manhasset 7-4. Manhasset has advanced to the Nassau County (NY) final 13 times the last 14 years. The win over ‘Set came […]

Listen to CT boys lacrosse preview special on Laxworm Radio Show

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The varsity season in Connecticut is the last to start in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. A preview of Connecticut lacrosse, with special emphasis on the FCIAC, was the focus of the “Laxworm Radio Show,” which premiered Sunday morning from the Lax Cave. Joe Lombardi was the […]

Player’s perspective: Foote, Greenwich among CT teams set to get things started

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Now, it’s Connecticut’s turn. After Long Island and CHSAA  teams got varsity practices rockin’ and rollin’ back on March 10, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey teams followed the next week. Connecticut teams traditionally start their practices — and seasons — later, and this year is no exception, with the start date being Monday, March […]

Player’s perspective: Lindley looks to lead Darien (CT) back to championship

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UMass-bound Peter Lindley (fourth from left), with seven fellow 2014 commits from Connecticut power Darien, from left: Kyle Cornell (Bryant), Phil Huffard (Yale), Owen Koorbusch (Rhodes), John Reed (Bucknell), Kyle Gifford (Washington & Lee), Sam Meyjes (Haverford) and Brad McCarthy (Colby).  End the season in a pile. Simply stated, that’s the annual goal at Darien […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: UVa-bound Kraus hopes to help New Canaan (CT) three-peat in FCIAC

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New Canaan enters 2014 in pursuit of a three-peat in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference in Connecticut. The Rams beat Greenwich 8-5 in last year’s FCIAC final. It was New Canaan’s eighth FCIAC title overall. For a look at New Canaan in 2014, we check in with […]

Ridgefield midfielder Dearth, one of Connecticut’s top 2016s, set on Syracuse

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It would be hard to say where Peter Dearth is more valuable on the lacrosse field. Offensively, the sophomore at Connecticut power Ridgefield uses his quickness, athleticism and ability to shoot on the run to create scoring opportunities. Defensively, Dearth’s physical attributes — coupled with a strong lacrosse IQ — allow him to get takeaways […]

Player’s perspective: Duke-bound Harrington has high hopes for senior season at Greenwich (CT)

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Any conversation about contending teams for both the Connecticut Class L state and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference titles will include the name Greenwich. The Cardinals, who won the FCIAC title in coach Scott Bulkley’s first season as head coach in 2010, advanced to the state title game in 2012. GHS went 15-6 last season, […]

Links to updated tristate recruiting commitment rundowns for classes of 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17

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The following are links for boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating classes of 2014 (current seniors), 2015 (current juniors), 2016 (current sophomores) and 2017 (current freshmen). If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2014

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The following are Division I boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2014 (current freshmen). Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you have a commitment to […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2015

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2015 (current juniors), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2016 (current sophomores), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2017 (current freshmen), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure […]

Staples (CT) 2015 defender Jackson: ‘Loyola totally took the cake’

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Lucas Jackson is not only efficient when it comes to getting groundballs, but handling the ball once he gets it. “I can run an offense off a clear or break, and I can play solid defense when behind the cage at X, regardless of the size of my opponent,” he said. It’s those attributes, along […]

Schedules Scanner: Links for 2014 men’s, women’s college, boys, girls HS schedules

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

Kersten named new varsity boys varsity coach at Danbury (CT)

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Bill Kersten, the former girls varsity coach at New Milford High School (Conn.), has been named the new varsity boys coach at nearby Danbury High School. Kerstein replaces longtime coach Paul Purdy. The announcement came in a press release from Danbury AD Chip Salvestrini. Here’s more on the announcement in this story from the Danbury […]

NLI Fall Signing Week: Latest, most up-to-date rundown of 2014 commits

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National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week lasts from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships, so committed players to Division I programs that do not award athletic scholarships (such as the Ivy League and military academies), as well as commited players to Division III programs, do not sign NLIs […]

Darien (CT) 2015 two-way middie Burgoyne will take his size, skills, athleticism to Navy

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You would have a tough time arguing whether Ian Burgoyne is more valuable to the Darien High School (Conn.) boys lacrosse team on either offense or defense. That’s because Burgoyne is the protoypical two-way midfielder. “I enjoy playing defensive midfield just as much offense,” he said. It’s that kind of versatility — coupled with the […]

Class of 2013 commitment rundown by high school/prep school

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The following are boys collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating class of 2013. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or info@laxlessons.com or contact us on Twitter @Joe_Lombardi […]

New Canaan standout Kraus will continue UVa tradition started by his father and uncle

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Michael Kraus was familiar with the University of Virginia long before he committed to the Cavaliers. You see, Kraus’ father, Steve Kraus, and his uncle, Andy Kraus, both played at UVa. Steve Kraus was a midfielder for the Cavaliers from 1978-81 and Andy Kraus, also a midfielder, played from 1988-91. Both were captains and All-Americans […]

Ask Joe: These lacrosse standouts are the tristate’s top football players

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Reader “Just sayin” asked the question. Now, Joe Lombardi has the answer. Just sayin” wanted to know who Joe thinks the top football-playing tristate lacrosse standouts are. Here’s Joe’s response: I talk all the time about the football/lacrosse connection and the synergy between the sports. We now have more football/lacrosse standouts than ever. And in […]

New Canaan (CT) star Stanton will follow his brother’s college path

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After winning the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship in 2012, there was some uncertainty surrounding the New Canaan High School lacrosse program. That’s because the Rams were starting a new coaching era as former NCHS standout Chip Buzzeo took over for Alex Whitten. New Canaan went on to accomplish a rare feat in the […]

Greenwich’s Perry, among leading defenders in CT, decides on Denison

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Greenwich High School (Conn.) coach Scott Bulkley says Cole Perry is one of the top longstick midfielders in Connecticut. But Perry brings more to the Cardinals than that. He’s also a team leader on and off the field who will be a team captain in 2014. Those are the attributes that made Perry is coveted […]

Ridgefield (CT) rising senior Carbone picks Providence

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Micky Carbone’s importance to Connecticut power Ridgefield High School’s lacrosse team was evident right from the start of this past season. The junior midfielder scored three goals in the Tigers’ 10-5 win at Greenwich on April 3. He went on to finish the season with 13 goals and seven assists as Ridgefield finished 17-4. Carbone’s […]

Quinnipiac cops commitment from high-scoring CT standout

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Quinnipiac has copped a verbal commitment from one of Connecticut’s highest-scoring attackman: rising senior Kevin Cop of Southington. Cop compiled quite a stat line last season: 52 goals, 28 assists and 80 points. Kevin Cop didn’t have to look far to find a perfect college fit. The rising senior verbally committed yesterday to Quinnipiac University, […]

Connecticut All-America, Academic All-America, player of year, coach of year selections

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The 2013 US Lacrosse Connecticut High School All-America selections have been announced by US Lacrosse Connecticut area representatives and CHSLCA All State/All America co-chairpersons Frank Barron and Brian Adkins. The players were selected by a committee appointed by the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches Association and were composed of head lacrosse coaches from each of […]

Connecticut all-state boys teams for divisions L, M and S

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CLASS L Player School Jersey Number Class Grade Team ATTACK Brett Baker Ridgefield 14 L 12 1 Zach Bartolo McMahon 37 L 12 1 Kevin Brown Fairfield Prep 41 L 12 1 Mason Burr Simsbury 10 L 11 1 Tim Edmonds Fairfield Prep 22 L 12 1 Colin Bannon Staples 4 L 12 2 Drew […]

Here are your NY/NJ/CT state finals schedules for Saturday

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NEW YORK NEW JERSEY CONNECTICUT Among Saturday’s matchups, defending New York Class B state champion Garden City will be facing a Jamesville-Dewitt squad which has won three state titles since 2007. Our latest poll question asks who you think will win the game. To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll […]

Connecticut state semifinals, finals boys schedule

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SEMIFINALS Wednesday, June 5 Division L at Cheshire High School: No. 2 Simsbury vs. No. 3 Staples, 7:15 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk: No. 1 Ridgefield vs. No. 4 Fairfield Prep, 7:30 p.m. Division M at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk: No. 2 Joel Barlow vs. No. 3 New Canaan, 5 p.m. at […]

Updated NY/NJ state semis/finals schedules, NJ T of C schedule

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NEW YORK Boys brackets Girls brackets NEW JERSEY Boys Tournament of Champions Girls Tournament of Champions Semifinals – June 5 Finals – June 8 CONNECTICUT Boys Semifinals, finals schedule Girls Class L bracket Class M bracket Class S bracket Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New Mobile apps for […]

Epic Moments: Scott Bulkley, former Darien (CT) High School and University of North Carolina standout

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LaxLessons.com and Epoch Lacrosse have teamed up for a new feature at LaxLessons.com in which lacrosse standouts share their epic high school memories. Darien High School is home of one of the nation’s top boys lacrosse programs. Scott Bulkey, now the varsity coach at Fairfield County, Conn., rival Greenwich High School, knows that better than […]

Player’s perspective: Tim Covel, Cheshire (CT) defender

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Tim Covel is part of a proud few. The three-sport athlete. So for the senior defenseman/long-stick midfielder at Cheshire High School (Conn.), preparing for the start of the lacrosse season is a bit of a different process. That doesn’t mean that Covel, who will attend Connecticut Connecticut, doesn’t have a stick in his hand during […]

Schedules scanner: Men’s/women’s college, boys/girls HS

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

College-by-college breakdown for Class of 2013

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When it comes to lacrosse hotbeds, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region is, of course, No. 1. So now that National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, which runs from Nov. 14-21, is upon us, the question is: What college is No. 1 when it comes to landing commitments from tristate seniors? The answer is […]

Marquee programs lead field at SWR Fall Classic

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High school teams that have combined for 90 state titles will be competing in one venue on Sunday, Nov. 18. They will be vying at Tom Rotanz’s Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic, which is annually regarded as the premier event on the fall schedule in the tristate region. This year’s event will be played at Farmingdale […]

Sacred Heart-bound Lange will follow former Southington star Wholley to D-I level

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Most successful Division I athletes had at least one mentor that helped them along the way. For many, it’s a coach or parent. For Mike Lange, it was a player. As a freshman at Southington High School (Conn.) who had just started playing lacrosse less than two years earlier, Lange was like a sponge whenever […]

Greenwich sophomore Harrington on Duke: ‘I felt like it was the right fit on every level’

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If we had to pick a theme for lacrosse news in the month or so following National Letter of Intent Fall Early Signing Week, it would be this: Sophomores take center stage. The accelerated recruiting pace has led to a steady stream of verbal commitments from the members of the Class of 2014. The latest […]