St. Anthony’s (NY) 2017 A Quinn O’Reilly will follow his brother’s path to Sacred Heart lacrosse

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St. John the Baptist (NY) LSM PJ Usak will follow path of his father, coach to LIU Post

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Iona Prep (NY) standout Brendon Lao will take his speed, skills to Ithaca College lacrosse

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Iona Prep (NY) 2015 attackman Jordan Bogle will be playing his college lacrosse in West Virginia

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Chaminade (NY) midfielder Sean Kuttin makes Hopkins lacrosse first program to get two 2018 tristate commitments

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St. Anthony’s HS (NY) 6-foot-3 defender Aidan Conk commits to Furman lacrosse

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St. Dominic HS (NY) athletic LSM Andrew Cali will take care of business for Mercy College lacrosse

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Chaminade HS (NY) two-way midfielder Alex Alacqua gives Army lacrosse a huge 2016 commit

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St. Dominic’s (NY) 2015 playmaker Matt Defeo is latest Long Island standout set on Mercy lacrosse

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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. Access Insider here. The success Division II Mercy College in […]

St. Anthony’s HS (NY) twins Tyler and Thomas Reynolds will be teammates with Tampa lacrosse

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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. St. Anthony’s Tampa-bound twinx Tyler Reynolds, left, and Thomas Reynolds. The […]

Versatile St. Dominic’s (NY) A/M Brad Baker will be headed to Holy Cross 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. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that the College of Holy Cross has been making a sudden impact on […]

Midfielder Matt Huber’s verbal gives St. Anthony’s (NY) lacrosse 13 Class of 2015 commits

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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. CHSAA (NY) power St. Anthony’s has seen its Class of 2015 commit count climb to 13. The Friars reached a baker’s dozen last week when midfielder Matthew […]

Rising football/lacrosse star Herschel Halesworth makes move to Iona Prep (NY)

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Herschel Halesworth is one of the most promising young football and lacrosse players in New York’s Hudson Valley. After all, how many eighth-graders are the focus of a story detailing their potential? (See that story from back on April 5 on Lacrosse Insider here.) Halesworth made an immediate impact on the Sleepy Hollow High School […]

Versatile midfielder Terrence Mooney of St. Anthony’s (NY) commits to Penn

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If you’ve been following along as they’ve been made on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section., Ivy League programs are making a big splash when it comes to securing verbal commits to their admission processes from tristate standouts. One program front and center among the activity is the University of Pennsylvania. One of the Quakers’ […]

Archbishop Stepinac (NY) standout Dylan DeMuro makes Manhattan his choice

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Dylan DeMuro, a defender/longstick midfielder for Archbishop Stepinac High School (NY), will stay close to home and play his college lacrosse at Manhattan College, a decision first reported when it was made in early June by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound DeMuro, a righty, is an athletic player […]

St. Anthony’s star Michael Laviano is now bound for BU after decommitting from Ohio State

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Photo by Steve Ryan/MaxPreps A desire to play closer to home wound up being the difference in one of the tristate’s top Class of 2015 players having a change of course in his college destination. Star attackman and St. Anthony’s High School (NY) standout Michael Laviano has verballed to Boston University after decommitting from a […]

Chmil continues family’s D-I lacrosse tradition by deciding on Duke

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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 […]

Buscemi’s verbal to St. John’s gives St. Anthony’s (NY) 12 2015 commitments

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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 […]

Lacrosse Insider: New head coach named at Fordham Prep (NY)

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Fordham Prep enjoyed a great deal of success during Len DeLucia’s six-year tenure as head coach of the CHSAA (NY) school. DeLucia, pictured at left, led the Rams to one of their biggest interstate wins in a school history, a 7-6 victory over national power Gonzaga (DC) in the Strake Jesuit Tournament in Tampa, Fla., […]

Lacrosse Insider: CHSAA Nassau-Suffolk Class AAA, AA predictions, analysis

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It will be Championship Thursday in the CHSAA (NY) Nassau-Suffolk Division as Class AAA and AA titles are decided at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. Here’s a look at the matchups. St. Anthony’s (13-4) vs. Chaminade (12-3), 4:45 p.m. Analysis: The two regular-season were each decided by one goal, with the teams splitting. Round 3 — […]

First year in CHSAA (NY) has resulted in plenty of Gael wins for Kennedy Catholic

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Junior midfielder Ryan Podlovits has been one of the stars of Kennedy Catholic’s quick start. For a gallery of photos of the Gaels, click here. John F. Kennedy Catholic in Somers, N.Y., is making a big splash in its first season in the CHSAA, riding an eight-game win streak. The Gaels […]

Photo gallery: Chaminade beats St. Anthony’s in OT in renewal of classic CHSAA (NY) rivarly

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Sean Cerrone scored with one second left in the first overtime to give Chaminade an 8-7 win over visiting St. Anthony’s in a rematch of last year’s CHSAA AAA title game won by Chaminade. Cerrone and Brendan Kearns each had two goals for the unbeaten Flyers (8-0). Kearns added an assist. […]

Photo gallery: Chaminade pulls away from Manhasset to stay unbeaten

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Chaminade’s Jack Brennan had three goals in the Flyers’ 10-5 Reg’s Rock win at Manhasset on Saturday night. Brendan Kearns had two goals and an assist for the Flyers, who remain unbeaten at 5-0. Henry Griffith had a goal and an assist for ‘Set. Chaminade now leads the Reg’s Rock series […]

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 […]

Giants, Coughlin make Iona Prep’s opening week of practice a memorable one

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Giants coach Tom Coughlin addresses Iona Prep players at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility in East Rutherford, N.J., as Iona Prep coach Rick Trizano, right, looks on. For New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Iona Prep, the scheduled start of practice earlier this week wound up being a perfect storm of problems. “Due to the weather issues we […]

Lacrosse Insider: Defending CHSAA champ Fordham Prep will get things started in Florida

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Fordham Prep will be heading south to start the 2014 season. The defending CHSAA AA champions will travel to Florida for the annual Jesuit Lacrosse Classic at Tampa Jesuit High School. The schedule is as follows: 3/21 vs. St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, Illinois at Tampa Jesuit HS 3/22 vs. Gonzaga College HS, District of Columbia […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) 2016 attackman ‘Dusty’ Heagerty will take his nickname, game to Michigan

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Considering he will  playing lacrosse at the Division I collegiate level, it may be surprising how TJ Heagerty’s nickname came about. The sophomore attackman at national power St. Anthony’s is known as “Dusty.” It’s a relatively new nickname — and it’s stuck. “I got the nickname ‘Dusty’ in eighth grade when my friends and I […]

Player’s perspective: DeLasho, Fordham Prep set sights on another CHSAA title

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The third time was a charm for Fordham Prep in 2013. After falling to archrival Iona Prep twice during the regular season, the Rams roared back to beat the Gaels when it mattered most, in the CHSAA (N.Y.) AA title game, winning 8-4. One of the catalysts behind FP’s championship was faceoff specialist Joe DeLasho. […]

Links to updated tristate recruiting commitment rundowns for classes of 2015, ’16, ’17 and 18

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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 2015, ’16, ’17 and ’18. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or […]

Army-bound O’Brien gives St. Anthony’s (NY) 17 Class of 2014 verbals

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St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) enters the 2014 varsity season on a mission after seeing its run of four straight CHSAA AAA titles ended last season. The Friars will have no shortage of college-bound players aiming to achieve that goal. St. A’s has 17 — count ‘em — 17 Class of 2014 commits alone. One of them, […]

Player’s perspective: Concannon, St. Anthony’s (NY) eager to reclaim crown after four-year title run ends vs. Chaminade

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St. Anthony’s is eager to return to a familiar place in 2014. The Friars had won four straight New York CHSAA AAA Nassau/Suffolk championships, beating Chaminade in the AAA final each season prior to last year. That title run came to an end in 2013 as Chaminade defeated the Friars 7-5 in the title game […]

Player’s perspective: Bonafede, Chaminade will have a tough act to follow in 2014

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The 2013 season will be remembered for a long time in Mineola. The Chaminade Flyers completed a rare 3-0 season series sweep of archrival St. Anthony’s, with the final win, a 7-5 victory, coming in the much-awaited CHSAA (N.Y.) Nassau-Suffolk AAA title game. Chaminade finished 15-2 with the losses coming against Hudson Valley (N.Y.) power […]

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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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 hotspotfor lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2017, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate […]

Video special: Top 5 offseason stories in tristate lacrosse

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Saturday marked the first day of winter. But the start of the varsity lacrosse season is right around the corner. The 2013 season ended Saturday, June 8 with championships being decided in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Here’s a rundown of boys and girls teams that took […]

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) * […]

Attackman Guarino’s ‘no fear of failure’ style makes him 17th 2014 commit for St. Anthony’s (NY)

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The term “reckless abandon” is not always associated with the attack position. But if you’ve ever seen Paul Guarino play, you know it fits. “I believe this game has to be played with no inhibitions,” the senior at national power St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) said. “A lot of people look at my style of play as […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) Bucknell-bound ‘Gooch’ Senerchia is tristate’s second Class of 2017 commit

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The number of tristate verbal commitments for the Class of 2017 has doubled in the last 24 hours. The first 2017 verbal commitment was made back in September when Ara Atayan of New York state finalist Bronxville decided on North Carolina. Atayan, whose commitment was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLesson.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Yorktown (NY), Iona Prep (NY), Harrison (NY)

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Signing NLIs from Yorktown HS (N.Y.), from left: Austin Fusco (Syracuse), Connor Vercruysse (Rutgers), Kris Alvarado (LIU Post) and Luke Palmadesso (Villanova). Looking on are, from left, coaches Sean Carney, Dave Marr and Rob Doerr. Iona Prep (N.Y.) midfielder Michael Orefice, who committed to play for Loyola during his sophomore year, signs his NLI. Harrison […]

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 […]

Fordham Prep (NY) 2014 standout Werner, third brother in his family to play goaltender, is bound for Bryant

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James Werner is the youngest of four boys. All three of his brothers played lacrosse at the school Werner now attends, Fordham Prep (N.Y.). Two of them, Billy (Class of 2003) and Robert (’09), played goaltender, the position James plays. The oldest brother, John (’01), played defense. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and […]

St. Anthony’s HS (NY) goaltender Modugno’s path to his position came almost by chance

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For Baylee Modugno, it all started in fifth grade. That’s when one of his best friends, Jason Debenedictis, made a request. Debenedictis, now a senior attackman at Sachem East High School (N.Y.), has committed to St. John’s University. “One day, he was shooting in his backyard and shouted out to me ‘Throw on this equipment […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) 2015 A/M O’Reilly will take his size, shot to Sacred Heart

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Sacred Heart University continues to rack in tristate verbal commitments under new coach Jon Basti. The latest comes from a high school program that continually racks up verbal commitments of its own. We’re talking about St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, N.Y., where 2015 attackman/midfielder Connor O’Reilly has decided on Sacred Heart, as first […]

Villanova-bound 2016 midfielder Nugent marks a first for St. Anthony’s (NY)

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He’s the first of what will undoubtedly be many. Jared Nugent informed Joe Lombardi yesterday that that he has verballed to Villanova. The midfielder becomes the first St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) Class of 2015 college commit. Nugent’s verbal was first reported on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, The 5-foot-8, 152-pound Nugent, a hard-nosed righty who excels […]

Iona Prep (NY) football standout Aviles’ college future is in lacrosse

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Riley Aviles has a big game today. Aviles is a wide receiver/safety on the Iona Prep football football team, which hosts Xavier at 1:30 p.m. Aviles is also a standout in lacrosse. He was named first-team all-league and Attackman of the Year for the CHSAA Metro Division this past spring. Lacrosse is also the sport he’ll be […]

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 […]

Chaminade (NY) offensive initiator Quinn finds right fit in Fairfield

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Brendan Quinn is an outstanding athlete. He’s also a skilled lacrosse player. The combination made the attackman at Chaminade High School (N.Y.) a target recruit of several Division I programs. Quinn, who also plays football and basketball for the Flyers, has committed to play lacrosse at the next level at Fairfield University, a verbal reported […]

Maverik Showtime 2015 all-star MVP DeSanti: ‘West Point was a perfect fit for me’

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If Danny DeSanti had a “What did you do this summer?” assignment when he returned to classes at St. Anthony’s High School (N.Y.) earlier this month, there’s no doubt he had plenty to write about. After all, the longstick midfielder was named MVP of the 2015 all-star game at one of the summer’s previous recruiting […]

SUNY Cortland gets another tristate 2014 commit in Castellano

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The Class of 2014 continues to grow for St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) when it comes to commitments. The count is now 11 with the latest verbal coming from midfielder Luke Castellano, who decided on SUNY Cortland, a decision first announced when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section. Though small […]

Homire, leading scorer among middies on St. Anthony’s (NY) JV team, gives BU its first 2015 tristate commit

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Boston University’s first Class of 2015 tristate commit is in the book and it comes by way of national power St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, N.Y. Attackman/midfielder Brendan Homire has verballed to coach Ryan Polley’s Terriers, according to Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Homire led all […]

Chaminade (NY) 2014 standout Roberts looks ahead to Lafayette

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Growing up in Manhasset, N.Y., James Roberts became immersed in lacrosse at a young age. It’s a passion for the game that has only grown through the years and will continue to grow even more. Roberts, a Class of 2014 attackman/midfielder at defending CHSAA (N.Y.) AAA champion Chaminade, is not only looking forward to his […]

Fordham Prep (NY) standout Lee will head to Williams after dropping baseball and picking up lax

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Joe DeLasho has company. DeLasho, a midfielder and faceoff specialist, committed to Fairfield University just under a year ago. Now, Fordham Prep (N.Y.) has another Class of 2014 commit. Jack Lee has verbally committed to Division III power Williams, a commitment that was first reported when it was made on July 29 by Joe Lombardi […]

St. John the Baptist (NY) standout Annitto finds right mix of academics, athletics in Wesleyan

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Nick Annitto is an outstanding lacrosse player. The rising senior attackman/midfielder at St. John the Baptist (N.Y.) is a versatile player who is an effective dodger and finisher who is equipped with good speed. But when it came time to choose a college, Annitto weighed academics equally with athletics. The final result was a decision […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) senior Rivera on his college choice: “The bottom line is Cortland wins national championships’

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When you play at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), winning championships is the rule not the exception. While finding a college program that achieves similar success is a challenge to say the least. Greg Rivera thinks he’s found what’s he’s looking for in SUNY Cortland. The rising senior attackman verbally committed to the Red Dragons last week, […]

Chaminade junior Fowler continues family’s Duke tradition

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The Fowler/Duke connection is in full force. Duke faceoff star Brendan Fowler and incoming Duke freshman goaltender Danny Fowler will have another Blue Devil brother. Rising junior longstick midfielder Jack Fowler has verballed to Duke, as first reported last week at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi. Jack Fowler is a technically sound defender who plays well off the ball. […]

Kellenberg’s Kavanagh, brother of Notre Dame standout, headed to Hofstra

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Brendan Kavanagh’s style of play is similar to that of his brother, Notre Dame standout and former Chaminade star Matt Kavanagh. “I have a Canadian, hockey-type style of play like my brother,” Brendan, a rising senior attackman at Kellenberg Memorial (N.Y.) said. Both are also lefties. But when it came time to make his college […]

St. Anthony’s midfielder Bonomi bound for Richmond

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Ryan Bonomi is no stranger to joining new lacrosse programs. The rising senior at St. Anthony’s played on the varsity team at Northport before transferring prior to his junior season with the Friars. In another year, the athletic, two-way midfielder will be preparing to make another transition to a new team. Bonomi has given a […]

Kellenberg’s Quinn is a perfect fit for Marist’s fast-paced style

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Comfort level with the campus and the program are often the key factors in a lacrosse recruit’s decision to verbally commit. That was certainly the case with Kyle Quinn. But there was another factor that was equally important for the rising senior at Kellenberg High School (N.Y.), who has decided on Marist College, as first […]

St. Anthony’s rising senior Nadjari headed to West Point

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If there’s an early tristate leader for most verbal commitments since the 2013 varsity season ended on June 8, St. Anthony’s would have to be the No. 1. The New York CHSAA power has seen four members of its program give verbals in less than two weeks. The latest came today as rising junior attackman […]

St. A’s Laupus will stay a Friar by picking Providence

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It’s been a busy stretch for St. Anthony’s (N.Y.). We shared the story of defender Mike Ruane’s decision to verbal to Quinnipiac yesterday. Today, we have news of another Division I-bound Friar. He’s one who will remain a Friar at the next level: midfielder Tom Laupus has verbally committed to Providence College, as first reported […]

St. Anthony’s Ruane will be playing his college lax at Quinnipiac

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Mike Ruane’s lacrosse career started in second grade when his mother signed him up to give the sport a try. It was well worth it. Now, just over nine years later, the defender/longstick midfielder from St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) will be playing the sport at the Division I level. Ruane verbally committed earlier today to Quinnipiac […]

Long Island boys, girls teams for Under Armour Underclass Tournaments

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Long Island teams that will compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland July3-5 have been selected. Boys Craig Berge, 2014, midfield, Massapequa Liam Blohm, 2014, longstick midfield, Syosset Sam Bonafede, 2014, midfield, Chaminade Brian Cannon, 2014, attack, Northport Nicholas Capuana, 2014, defense, Massapequa J.t. Caputo, 2014, […]

CHSAA Long Island, New York/Westchester champions

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LONG ISLAND Class AAA: Chaminade 7, St. Anthony’s 5 Class AA: St. John the Baptist 9, Kellenberg 7 NEW YORK CITY/WESTCHESTER Class AA: Fordham Prep 8, Iona Prep 4 Class A: Archbishop Stepinac 16, Monsignor Farrell 4 Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New Mobile apps for iPad/iPhone/Android * […]

You make the call: Who will win Chaminade-St. Anthony’s title game?

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They have accounted for every CHSAA AAA final dating back to 1987. After Chaminade’s run of four straight titles ended in 2008, St. Anthony’s has won four consecutive crowns. But Chaminade entered the season as the consensus No. 2 team in the country and was No. 1 in the tristate most of this season. The […]

HS photo gallery: Delbarton ‘D’ is the difference vs. St. Anthony’s

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Photos by Steven Ryan Junior midfielder Jamie White of Delbarton attacks from X in the Green Wave’s 7-3 win over previously unbeaten St. Anthony’s in South Huntington, N.Y., on April 6. Click here for the complete photo gallery. Brown University-bound senior attackman Dylan Molloy controls for St. Anthony’s. Princeton University-bound junior midfielder J.t. Caputo as […]

You make the call: Who will win Chaminade-West Islip clash?

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In less than a week we’ll have our first Showdown Saturday of the regular season. Among the matchups on March 30: La Salle (Pa.) at Gardem City, Yorktown at John Jay and Chaminade at West Islip. The high noon Chaminade-WI game is a rematch of a 7-6 Chaminade win last year — which proved to […]

St. Anthony’s sophomore Ella Bonafede decides on Duke

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Growing up in a lacrosse-playing family, Ella Bonafede has never had to search long to find someone to practice with. “I’ve been playing lacrosse in my backyard with my three brothers for as long as I remember,” said the sophomore midfielder for St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), which ranked No. 3 in the latest Nike/US Lacrosse national […]

Wednesday, 3/20: Defending CHSAA champ St. A’s opens up

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It may have only been Game 1, but defending New York Class B state champion Garden City looked like it was in championship form yesterday in an 8-4 win over Syosset in the traditional marquee season-starter for tristate lax. It was the fifth straight year the two teams have met in the season opener and […]

Stepinac’s Murray decides on a two-sport college future

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Andrew Murray gave in to peer pressure earlier in his teenage years, and now he’s glad he did. As a freshman at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., Murray, a natural athlete who also excels in basketball and soccer, was deciding on what spring sport to play. While growing up, he played baseball. […]

Rundown of this month’s premier HS matchups

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High school lacrosse fans in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate regions may be the first ones to set their clocks ahead this weekend when Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. After all, with some of the big early season matchups set for the opening weeks of the season, who can blame them? […]

Player’s perspective: Joe Delasho, Fordham Prep (NY) midfielder

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When it comes to New York’s CHSAA, much of the discussion here of late has focused between the always intriguing Division AAA race between nationally ranked powers Chaminade and St. Anthony’s. But, as we’ve told you, things will be very interesting in Division AA as well. Iona Prep won the title game 10-9, rallying from […]

Player’s perspective: JJ McDaid, Chaminade (NY)

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The first national high school rankings of the 2013 season have been released and Chaminade is flying high. The Flyers drew the No. 2 ranking, behind No. 1 Boys Latin (Md.), in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings. We continue our preseason coverage of the Flyers by hearing from JJ McDaid. The senior […]

You make the call: Who will win the CHSAA (NY) Division AAA title?

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Some high school teams in parts of the nation have already started their regular seasons. But among teams in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, we’re still a few weeks away from the first openers. So that gives us some time to continue traversing the tristate to get […]

Player’s perspective: Ross Schnitzer, Iona Prep (NY) defender

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It was a fantastic finish for Iona Prep last season. The Gaels rallied back from a three-goal fourth-quarter deficit to beat rival Fordham Prep 10-9 for their fifth New York CHSAA Division AA title in the last six years. How does Iona Prep look in 2013? For more, we turn to Ross Schnitzer. The 6-foot-4, […]

Chaminade, Fordham Prep looking to unseat their CHSAA rivals

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The CHSAA championship races are always interesting. This season should be no exception as Chaminade will look to unseat St. Anthony’s in Division AAA and Fordham Prep will look to avenge last year’s one-goal lost to Iona Prep in the Division AA title game. That is among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for […]

Player’s perspective: Logan Williamson, Fordham Prep (NY) defender

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When it comes to CHSAA lacrosse, there is much discussion of the always intriguing St. Anthony’s-Chaminade rivalry. While St. A’s has won four straight AAA titles, despite losing twice during the regular season to the Flyers each of the last two years, there has also been a fair amount of drama in Division AA. After […]

Player’s perspective: Sam Bonafede, Chaminade (NY) midfielder

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Chaminade’s main mission for 2013 couldn’t be any clearer. The Flyers are aiming to win a CHSAA AAA championship for the first time since 2008, when they beat St. Anthony’s 12-11 in overtime in the title game. But the Friars have bounced back big time since then, beating ‘Nade in the title game four straight […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) sophomore middie Jones headed to Hopkins

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Do you remember the 2005 Division I men’s lacrosse national championship game? Danny Jones sure does. In fact, to say it left a big impact on the sophomore at four-time New York CHSAA champion St. Anthony’s would be an understatement. For starters, it was Jones’ first introduction to lacrosse. He discovered it while flipping through […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) senior Lefranc changes commitment to St. John’s

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Jordan Lefranc has swifted course. The St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) senior, who committed to Siena College in August, has decommitted from the Saints and committed to St. John’s, a development first reported late yesterday at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi. “St. John’s was one of the schools that always showed interest since the beginning of the recruiting process,” Lefranc siad. […]

Player’s perspective: Jordan Lefranc, St. Anthony’s (NY) attackman

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We started our fourth annual “Preseason player’s perspective” feature by checking in with a pair of championship teams from this past spring — New York State Class A champion West Islip and Connecticut Class M champion Darien. Today, we visit with another title-winning team from 2012. And 2011. And 2010. And, of yeah, 2009, too. […]

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) * […]

St. Anthony’s Concannon will make his stops for Hofstra

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Jack Concannon’s journey to the world of Division I lacrosse started at age 4 when he first started playing the sport. That early start helped the St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) junior goaltender develop exceptional stick skills and quick hands. When he developed athleticism and size to go with those skills — he’s now 6-foot-2 — he […]

Laxers play key roles in Garden City, Chaminade football titles

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Lacrosse has emerged as the hottest sport at the varsity level in much of the nation. That fact was apparent today as both Garden City and Chaminade won football championships on Long Island. Yes, football championships. You see, many of the leading players for both teams are Division I-bound for lacrosse — not football. For […]

You make the call: What was biggest tristate boys lax story in 2012?

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“Strong” Island completed a sweep of the New York state champions with West Islip (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) all winning titles. In Connecticut, New Canaan surprised many by winning the FCIAC championship. Mamaroneck, which lost eight games in a row during the regular season, stunned the Hudson Valley […]

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 […]

Plenty of tristate lacrosse news as NLI Fall Signing Week draws near

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It won’t be long now. Scores of seniors from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, will be making their verbal commitments binding Nov. 14-21 during National Letter of Intent Signing Period. More on that — plenty more — to come, of course. In the meantime, there’s plenty of […]

St. John the Baptist’s Nowak has change of heart, changing commitment to Hofstra

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The National Letter of Intent fall signing period runs Nov. 14-21. That’s when student-athletes who have committed to attend colleges who offer athletic scholarships make those commitments official. However, especially given the accelerated pace of verbal commitments, some commits have a change of heart before they are required to sign their name on the dotted […]

Marist-bound DeLuca is third junior commit for St. Anthony’s

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Michael DeLuca’s speed and tenaciousness allows him to get to a lot of ground balls. His stick skills result in him coming away with them and often creating transition opportunities. Those skills are on display in the St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) junior’s highlight film. Soon, they will be on display at the next level. DeLuca verbally […]

Lang gives Holy Trinity a sophomore Ohio State connection

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Holy Trinity (N.Y.) is quickly becoming a breeding ground for future Buckeyes. Two-way midfielder Brian Lang has become the second Holy Trinity sophomore to commit to Ohio State, joining attackman Michael Laviano. “Michael is a very close friend of mine, and has been my best friend for a few years,” Lang said. “When he committed, […]

Maryland-bound O’Connell is Chaminade’s first Class of 2015 commit

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Thomas O’Connell is the first Flyer. When it comes to the Class of 2015, at least. As first reported last night at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, one of the nation’s premier programs, Chaminade High School (N.Y.), saw its first sophomore college commitment completed when O’Connell verballed to the University of Maryland. The 6-foot, 165-pound O’Connell is an athletic […]

Ohio State snags its first Class of 2015 recruit in Holy Trinity’s Laviano

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Ohio State has burst into the Class of 2015. The Buckeyes received their first commitment from a sophomore last week when Michael Laviano verballed to the Buckeyes. Laviano is a right-handed attackman who plays at Holy Trinity (N.Y.). The 5-foot-10 Laviano earned all-league honors last season, registering 21 goals and 36 assists. He is an […]

Syracuse recruit Callahan’s rapid rise in the spotlight

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When Nolan Callahan transferred to prep school in New Hampshire two years ago, the hockey goalie from Florida contemplated playing tennis in the spring. But he wound up trying lacrosse. Now, the rising junior at Avon Old Farms (Conn.) is headed to one of the nation’s premier D-I powers — Syracuse. Callahan’s intriguing story is […]

Rivoir gives St. A’s 13 in Class of ’13; college-bound seniors, that is

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The Friars are coming. The Friars are coming. We’ve been updating tristate schools that have the most members of the Class of 2013 awaiting college lacrosse. While Long Island power Chaminade still leads the way with 15, CHSAA rival St. Anthony’s is closing in. The Friars’ rising senior group is now at 13. Among the […]

Chaminade defender Burke decides on Dartmouth

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The fact that Timmy Burke will be playing lacrosse at the major Division I level should hardly come as a surpise. After all, the Chaminade High School (N.Y.) rising senior defenseman/longstick midfielder is the youngest of four lax-playing brothers. If that’s not enough, his cousin, Brian Burke, a former St. Anthony’s star, played at North […]

Chaminade’s McDaid set to join soon-to-launch Furman program

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‘Nade is now No. 1. With the 2012-13 school year about to start, we have been tracking how the leaderboard looks among tristate high school programs with the most rising senior commits. And Chaminade High School (N.Y.) Flyers has been flying high. The Flyers have soared to the top spot on our leaderboard with a […]

What tristate team will be No. 1 in Class of 2013 commits?

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That’s the question Joe Lombardi asks in his weekly column on tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. Right now, it’s a heated race between Delbarton (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Don Bosco Prep (N.J.). Joe had three separate commit updates yesterday at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi that had big  impacts on that unofficial recruiting race: * Chaminade (N.Y.) […]

Fordham Prep’s DeLasho will take his collegiate faceoffs for Fairfield

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CHSAA fans have an intriguing game within a game to look forward to the next two seasons whenever archrivals Fordham Prep and Iona Prep meet on the lacrosse field. It will be happening in the faceoff X. The matchup will feature a pair of players bound for major Division I programs. For Iona Prep, it’s […]

St. Anthony’s Custance will stay a Friar, picking Providence

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Drew Custance brings plenty to his position. Make that positions. That very point is illustrated by the fact that the 6-foot, 155-pound rising senior is equally proficient as an attackman or midfielder for national power St. Anthony’s, the three-time defending New York CHSAA champions. Custance, an adept dodger with good footwork and an aggressive style […]