Loyola-bound Paul Volante hopes to help Ridgefield (CT) return to title-winning ways

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Midfielder Will Perry eager to help Greenwich (CT) build off its first state title

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Fall Signing Week starts today: Bergen Catholic (NJ) has 10 Class of 2015 commits

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Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018

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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 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2018, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Predators Lacrosse’s former D-I players helping new generation get college looks

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Members of the Predators Lacrosse coaching staff, all former Division I standouts, from left: Paul Santavicca (Marist), Gary Raniolo (Fairfield), Tom Interlicchio (Hofstra), Mike McCall (North Carolina), Kevin Interlicchio (Johns Hopkins), Ryan Penner (Marist), Pat Watson (Hofstra) and JJ Lian (UPenn). The goal of most travel programs is to improve players’ skills and get them […]

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 […]

Junior midfielder Harris from CT state champ Fairfield Prep decides on Drexel

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Fairfield Prep will officially start its quest for a second straight Connecticut Class L state champion on Wednesday, April 9 when it hosts Daniel Hand to open the regular season at 4 p.m. at University Field. If the Stags once again end the season in celebration, Cam Harris will undoubtedly play a large role. Harris […]

New Canaan (CT) midfielder Kyle Smith, one of Connecticut’s top sophomores, decides on Denver lacrosse

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Kyle Smith has not yet started official varsity practice for his sophomore season on the New Canaan (Conn.) boys lacrosse team. That will happen Monday. But he’s already enjoyed a breakout season for the Rams. Smith hauled in 21 catches for 447 yards to help New Canaan win the state championship in football. The kind […]

New Canaan (CT) football star Frank Cognetta’s college future is in lacrosse at Richmond

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Mention the name Frank Cognetta to high school sports fans in Connecticut, and there’s first thing of football. For good season, Cognetta, a running back for state champion New Canaan High School, rushed for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns this past fall. But in lacrosse, Cognetta is also one of the top defenders in the […]

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 […]

Ridgefield (CT) midfielder Peter 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 […]

Video special: Highlights of the Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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We are just over a month away from the start of official varsity tryouts and practices for the 2014 varsity season in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. As we draw closer to the start of the season, we unveiled our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings. […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Carbone says Ridgefield (CT) looks to come back strong after falling in conference, state semis

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Ridgefield’s boys lacrosse program has progressed to the point where it reloads — and doesn’t rebuild — despite playing in one of the nation’s top conferences, the FCIAC. Expect that to be the case once again this spring. For more, we check in with one of the most hard-nosed and versatile midfielders in Connecticut, RHS […]

Player’s perspective: Devane, Wilton eye shot at another CT state title

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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The 2013 Wilton Warriors were living proof of just that. Wilton won the Connecticut Class M state title after starting the season 1-4. One of the catalysts to the 17th-seeded unlikely run to glory was the play of attackman Brendan Devane. Now a senior, Devane will […]

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, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

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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 […]

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 […]

Fairfield Prep (CT) faceoff specialist JP Masaryk finds a perfect college fit close by in Trinity

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JP Masaryk didn’t have to travel far to find his perfect fit in a college program. The Fairfield Prep (Conn.) faceoff specialist discovered exactly what he was looking for in when he visited nearby Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. “After my visit, I felt all my factors for an ideal college culminate with Trinity and […]

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) 2014 defensive standout Gifford finds perfect mix of academics, athletics

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Kyle Gifford knew what he was looking for in a college program. Namely, one that provided top-notch lacrosse and outstanding academics. The senior defenseman at Darien High School (Conn.) found what he was looking for in Washington & Lee, a commitment first reported on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Gifford, a […]

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 […]

Greenwich (CT) Wilson finds selecting best college fit is an exact science

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Renwick Wilson’s college decision came down to more than lacrosse. A lot more. “I want to attend a college that is dedicated to improving the environment while also providing a superior education in the sciences,” said the senior at Greenwich High School (Conn.). Wilson found what he was looking for in Oberlin College in Ohio. […]

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 […]

Greenwich (CT) midfielder Saleeby will takes his speed, shot to Dickinson

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Lacrosse is a fast-paced game. That suits Sam Saleeby just find. The athletic midfielder from Greenwich High School (Conn.) thrives in unsettled situations, using his speed to set up his shot. “Sam is one of the best pure shooters I have on my team,” Greenwich coach Scott Bulkley said. Needless to say, those type of […]

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 standout Maher follows college path of his brother, but in a different sport

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Dylan Maher learned what it takes to become a college-bound athlete before he verbally committed to Division III power Dickinson College last week. That’s because Maher’s older brother, recent Ridgefield (Conn.) High School graduate Bryce Maher, will be playing baseball at the University of Massachusetts. “He has pushed me and helped me become the person […]

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 […]

Connecticut boys finals schedule, semifinal scores

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FINALS Saturday, June 8 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Division M No. 2 Joel Barlow vs. No. 17 Wilton, 11 a.m. Division L No. 3 Staples vs. No. 4 Fairfield Prep, 1:30 p.m. Division S No. 13 St. Joseph vs. No. 15 Weston, 6 p.m. (Note: Starting time changed from earlier scheduled 4 p.m. […]

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 […]

Greenwich’s Nail will be headed to Holy Cross lacrosse

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Jack Nail is a textbook position defender. The junior at Greenwich High School (Conn.) is an aggressive player who has good footwork. Nail has helped the Cardinals win eight of their first 10 games, allowing five or less goals in half their games. Last week, Nail decided on his college destination, giving a verbal commitment […]

Player’s perspective: Brett Baker, Ridgefield (CT) attackman

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The Ridgefield Tigers are in the midst of quiet a run. It started in 2009 when they won the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title. Two years later, Ridgefield won the Connecticut Class L state title. Last year, they returned to the state title game. What can we expect from the 2013 version of RHS […]

Ridgefield (CT) goaltender Molyneux decides on Western New England

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Chad Molyneux has strong stopping skills and good technique. For a goaltender, those ingredients are often the byproducts of success. Add ideal size, at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, and it should come as no surprise that Molyneux is the latest senior from 2012 Connecticut Class L state finalist and 2011 Class L state champion Ridgefield to […]

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) * […]

Greenwich (CT) sophomore Decker Curran sets his sights on Michigan lacrosse

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Greenwich (Conn.) coach Scott Bulkley describes Decker Curran as one of the most athletic attackmen he’s coached. “Decker has a tremendous shot both spotting up and on the run,” Bulkley said. “He is a tenacious rider and creates scoring situations with his consistent hustle. I love how hard he plays.” Bulkley will get to admire […]

Ridgefield 6-3 sophomore Volante hopes to help Army come up big

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If you enjoy watching defenders who value style over substance, Paul Volante may not be what you’re looking for. The sophomore at two-time Connecticut state finalist Ridgefield is all about being steady and not necessarily spectacular. “I am not a very flashy player,” Volante said. “I play smart with good fundamentals and always play for […]

Darien’s Gesualdi is headed to Hobart to play lacrosse, football

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Peter Gesualdi’s recruiting story is different. The scores of seniors whose verbal commitments first became official with the start of Fall National Signing Week yesterday are focused on playing one sport — lacrosse — at the next level. But Gesualdi has taken the famous quote from baseball legend Ernie Banks to heart. Namely, “Let’s play […]

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 […]

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 […]

HS teammates will stay together at next level

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A total of eight players from three of the top high schools programs in the tristate area — Massapequa, Chaminade and Yorktown — will remain teammates at the collegiate levels. That’s among the topics Joe Lombardi explores in his latest column on the tristate lacrosse scene for InsideLacrosse.com.  Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email […]

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.) […]

Byram Hills star midfielder Kaiser commits to Fairfield

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When it comes to midfield play, being steady is better than being spectacular almost every time. “My style of play is not flashy,” Jake Kaiser said. “It’s more of a simple and a textbook style of playing lacrosse.” And it’s landed the Byram Hills High School (N.Y.) rising senior a chance to play Division I […]

Recapping a busy week on the tristate lacrosse scene

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So much for the dog days of summer. This past week started and ended with a flurry of commitments, including three by rising sophomores, bringing the total number in the tristate to seven. Joe Lombardi has an overview of all the news in his latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. In case you missed […]

Darien rising junior goaltender Huffard headed to Yale

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Considering Darien’s tradition of goaltending success, Phil Huffard’s chances of eventually playing at the highest level of Division I lacrosse seemed almost ordained even before he earned a spot on Darien’s varsity team as a freshman. That’s because, as you will learn more about, Huffard’s four predecessors as Blue Wave starting goalie have all gone […]

McMahon’s Miller will make his stops for Towson

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He still has two seasons of varsity lacrosse ahead of him, but Josh Miller has already emerged as a leader. And a vocal one. That’s a key attribute for a goalie, which happens to be the post the standout from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Conn., plays in high school, and which he will […]

National champion Loyola lacrosse lands commit from Greenwich rising junior Foote

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Though he has not yet started his junior year of high school, Kyle Foote is already a two-year veteran of varsity lacrosse. And he’s earned some high praise from his coach at Greenwich (Conn.) High School, Scott Bulkley. “Kyle has one of the best split dodges I have seen,” Bulkley said of the natural right-hander. […]

Fairfield Prep rising junior star Sims selects Princeton

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It’s been quite a couple of months for Austin Sims. After helping Fairfield Prep win the Connecticut Class L state championship in June, the multi-talented midfielder has enjoyed an eventful summer that include strong showings at the Under Armour Underclass Tournament and the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight. That summer just got even more memorable […]

UVa-bound Zoungrana of Brunswick becomes tristate’s third rising sophomore commit

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We started off this week with news of our third rising sophomore commitment by a tristate sophomore. It was made by Lazare Zoungrana of the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound longstick midfielder/defenseman verballed to the University of Virginia. Zoungrana, a New Rochelle resident, has exceptional speed and athleticism and excels in transition […]

Staples’ Mendelson sets sights on brand-new BU program

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Quinn Mendelson  will have the opportunity to be part of building a Division I lacrosse program from its very foundation. The standout from Staples High School in Westport, Conn., has decided to join the brand-new program at Boston University. Mendelson is a 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed defenseman. Now, here are Quinn’s thoughts on his commitment: What […]

Tristate region will be well-represented at All-American Showcase in Florida; boys, girls rosters included here

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will be well-represented when hundreds of the leading high school players in the nation will be competing in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase July 22-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The girls event is […]

Here are your 2012 New York, Connecticut state champions; New Jersey Tournament of Champions winners

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BOYS State championships Connecticut  at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Class L Fairfield Prep 8, Ridgefield 6 Class M Darien 11, New Canaan 5 Class S Joel Barlow 15, Somers 2 New York at Faller Field, Middletown High School  Class A West Islip  12, Ithaca 7 Class B Garden City 11, Irondequoit 5 Class C […]

Saturday, 6/9: Connecticut, New York will crown state champs; New Jersey TOC boys/girls finals doubleheader set

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It’s title time. Among the headlines: * Garden City, Shoreham-Wading River and New Canaan will be trying to win both boys and girls titles. * The GC boys, making their third straight title-game appearance, last won a championship in 2000. The GC girls are looking for their seventh straight championship. * Shoreham-Wading River’s boys, fresh […]

Wednesday, 5/30: Section 1, 11 championship tripleheaders, GC-Wantagh Nassau Class B final highlight slate; Connecticut starts state play

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After Syosset rallied from a three-goal early fourth-quarter deficit to beat Massapequa 14-13 in last night’s Nassau Class A title game, the Class A nightcap between Garden City and Wantagh had a tough act to follow. But lightning prevented the game from being played. So it’s been rescheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. at Hofstra […]

Connecticut boys, girls state tournament brackets

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Boys Class L Class M Class S  Girls Class L Class M Class S  LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown (for classes of 2012, ’13 and ’14) * 2011 NLI Fall Early Signing Period commitment rundown * Class of 2011 commitment rundown * Recruit profile archive * For a list of […]

Thursday, 5/24: St. Anthony’s, Chaminade meet for title; Section 1 boys semis, girls finals set; Section 11 has its Class B, C semis

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As is always the case with St. Anthony’s and Chaminade, the third time will be the charm. At least for one of the teams. The Friars of St. Anthony’s will face the Flyers of  Chaminade in the CHSAA Class AAA title game at Hofstra University at 4:45 p.m. Both teams are ranked among the nation’s […]

Tuesday, 5/22: FCIAC boys semis; Section 1, 11 quarterfinals set; Nassau semis tripleheader at Hofstra

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It will be quite a seven-day stretch. Capping it off next Monday (Memorial Day), the college lacrosse season wraps up with the Division I men’s championship game in Foxboro, Mass., ending a Final Four that includes Loyola (Md.), Notre Dame, Maryland and Duke. We will also have championships determined and championship game matchups set up […]

High school boys and girls, collegiate men’s and women’s postseason tournament schedules

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HIGH SCHOOL Section 1 Section 8 Section 11 New York State Tournament schedule FCIAC COLLEGE NCAA Tournament brackets/Final Four schedules Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s Division I women’s Division II women’s Division III women’s Vote in our latest poll:  It’s been an interesting regular season in Connecticut’s top conference, the FCIAC. […]

FCIAC boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Semifinals Tuesday, May 22 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk No. 2 Wilton vs. No. 3 New Canaan, 5 p.m. No. 1 Darien vs. No. 4 Ridgefield, 7:30 p.m. Final Friday, May 25 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk 7:30 p.m. GIRLS Semifinals Monday, May 21 at Dunning Field, New Canaan No. 2 Wilton […]

Saturday, 5/19: Greenwich vs. New Canaan highlights FCIAC quarterfinal slate; Playoff photo gallery

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Before we get to today’s action, a quick word about yesterday. The nation’s top-ranked team, Garden City, is still unbeaten. In Nassau County quarterfinal action  yesterday, the Trojans handled South Side 15-7. In the other Class B game played at Hofstra, Long Beach rolled to a 20-7 win over Plainview. In Section 1, the big […]

Tuesday, 5/15: Wilton, Yorktown renew rivalry; Red-hot New Canaan visits Rye; Suffern hosts Clarkstown South; Fox Lane hosts Greeley; White Plains visits Bronxville; Suffolk squads prep for playoffs

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The playoffs are under way on Long Island. The Hudson Valley is soon to follow. Very soon. In fact, the regular season ends today. Among the big matchups is an intriguing crossover game. Traditional rivals Yorktown and Wilton renew their series in a 7 p.m. game at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown for the Jim […]

Monday, 5/14: Bronxville hosts Somers in battle of Section 1 powers; Scarsdale visits New Rochelle; Nassau Class A playoffs start

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The NCAA Tournament started this week with some memorable games. (Scroll down to check out links for updated scores and interactive men’s and women’s brackets.) Meanwhile, the playoffs are also under way. In fact, county champions have been crowned in New Jersey in Bergen, Union and Essex counties. Get info on that — and the […]

Saturday, 5/12: Final weekend of regular season features plenty of marquee matchups

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Postseason action will be front and center today — in the NCAA at least. (Check the links below for today’s first-round men’s and women’s collegiate games.) For most of the region, it’s the final weekend of the regular season. Except in Nassau County. The Section 8 playoffs started yesterday with four Class B games. Unbeaten […]

Friday, 5/11: Reviewing a monumental day/night of games; Two of Connecticut’s top teams — Wilton and Fairfield Prep — collide; Comsewogue faces BBP; Eastchester, Bronxville face off; Pelham visits White Plains

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It’s a best of three. But right now, things look pretty promising for Chaminade. The Flyers won 11-8 at St. A’s yesterday, staying in control after jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Coupled with a 6-5 win at Chaminade earlier in the season, and the Flyers have swept the regular-season series against the Friars for […]

Thursday 5/10: Irvington comes back to stun Dobbs Ferry; Chaminade, St. A’s set for Round 2; Yorktown’s Senior Night is against Clarkstown South; Suffern meets LP; Rye visits Byram; Red-hot New Canaan hosts Ridgefield; Smithtown West, Northport will shoot it out

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Before we get to today’s games, a quick word about what was a relatively light day for games yesterday. But there was a big story. In a battle of upstart varsity programs, Irvington pulled out an 11-10 Senior Day win over neighboring Route 9 rival Dobbs Ferry. Dobbs Ferry, which started the season 11-0, has […]

Wednesday, 5/9: Unbeaten Garden City visits Wantagh (12-2); Bronxville plays at Scarsdale; Mamaroneck hosts White Plains

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It was Telltale Tuesday in the FCIAC on both the boys and girls sides of things. In girls action, New Canaan, Sarah Mannelly’s five goals won its seventh straight against rival Greenwich, beating the visiting Cardinals 12-10 in a matchup of 12-0 teams. Will they meet again in FCIAC playoffs? That’s the question we’re also […]

Tuesday, 5/8: Darien, Ridgefield boys, Greenwich, New Canaan girls have FCIAC showdowns; Suffern, Mahopac collide; Iona Prep hosts John Jay; Syosset takes on Farmingdale

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We’re coming off quite a week — and weekend — for Connecticut lacrosse, as was detailed last night on “Lacrosse Monday” on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.” But it could be that we ain’t seen nothing yet. After all, consider what’s on tap for today — both on the boys and girls side in the […]

Monday, 5/7: NCAA tournament selections unveiled; Resurgent Fairfield Prep hosts Greenwich; Pelham (11-1) visits Bronxville (10-1); Clarkstown South visits Arlington; Dobbs plays at Edgemont

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Before we get to today’s high school action in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, we have a quick college update. NCAA Tournament selections were announced yesterday. Here’s the rundown: Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s Division I women’s Division II women’s Division III women’s […]

Saturday, 5/5: Woodstick Classic set for Garden City; Darien hosts St. Anthony’s; Chaminade visits Fairfield Prep; John Jay hosts New Canaan; Fox Lane, Greeley renew rivalry; Clarkstown South hosts Minisink Valley; Dobbs (11-0) takes on Pelham (10-1)

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We started a week that wraps up today with Cinco de Mayo (not to mention the Kentucky Derby) by spotlighting three games this weekend. One was completed last night. The other two are today. A strong second half lifted Yorktown to a 14-10 win over Lakeland/Panas and its 20th Charlie Murphy Cup in the 23-year […]

Thursday, 5/3: Resurgent Rye plays at Pleasantville; Somers hosts Mahopac; John Jay visits Fox Lane; SWR hosts BBP; Greenwich visits Darien

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For a team that has enjoyed a considerable amount of success — including postseason success — the last decade, Rye has actually been flying under the radar this season. After the Garnets opened the season with a loss to Iona Prep, one of four setbacks in its first seven games, some wrote off Rye. But […]

Wednesday, 5/2: Nyack-Scarsdale game honors 9/11 hero Crowther; Clarkstown South visits North Rockland; Woodstick rivals GC, Set have games today

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Sometimes, we forget that the game itself is not the biggest thing. And that the games are just that – games. So when those in the lacrosse community come together to embrace a cause that’s so much more than the score, it’s especially refreshing. We’ve seen quite a few examples of that the last few […]

Tuesday, 5/1: John Jay hosts Lakeland/Panas; Mahopac visits Yorktown; Greenwich, New Canaan renew rivalry

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Lakeland/Panas and John Jay fell just short of Section 1 championships last year. LP lost to Mahopac in the Class A title game while John Jay lost to Yorktown. Today, both squads meet. Expect this one to be a defensive-oriented affair. LP has allowed a total of just eight goals in two games (wins over […]

Saturday, 4/28: Plenty of power-packed matchups from morning till evening

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There’s one problem with what is a stacked Saturday of big games from the morning through the evening. Where do we start? How about chronologically, with 10 a.m. games between Hicksville and host Baldwin and visiting Smithtown East and Northport. At 10:30 a.m., there’s a nice matchup between defending Class A state champ Farmingdale and […]

Friday, 4/27: Wrapping up an eventful Thursday; Darien (8-1) visits McMahon (8-1); Sayville (8-2) hosts Bayport-Blue Point (8-2); Mount Sinai squares off against SWR

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It was quite a day. Here are some highlights from Thursday: * Resurgent Yorktown built a six-goal first quarter lead and coasted to a 16-9 win at Somers behind Conor Gately’s four goals and four assists and Frankie Fusco’s six goals. * Sean Wilkinson, the hero of Ridgefield’s state title win over Fairfield Prep last […]

Yorktown debuts in Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national power rankings

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Photo by Ray Nelson Sophomore Connor Vercruysse, who was moved from midfield to attack, had three goals for Yorktown in its 11-9 win last night over Darien. The latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national power rankings are out, and Yorktown has earned a spot. Fresh off last night’s 11-9 win over previously unbeaten Darien, Yorktown checks […]

Monday, 4/23: Croton looks to stay unbeaten; East meets West in Battle of Smithtown; McMahon plays at Masuk

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We’re at the halfway point of the regular season. Considering all the surprises and interesting storylines that have emerged already, and especially this past week, you can only imagine how many unexpected plot twists will occur before the regular season wraps up and we prepare for the playoffs. But first things first. Let’s take a […]

Looking back at a noteworthy week

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The regular season in high school lacrosse has reached the midway point. So far, there have been many compelling stories, interesting outcomes and big developments. Among them, West Genesee coach Mike Messere surpassed Ward Melville/Mount Sinai legend Joe Cuozzo to become the winningest coach in high school lax history. That happened Thursday, the same day […]

Saturday, 4/21: Now No. 1, GC hosts Duxbury; Pequa plays at John Jay; Nisky visits Somers; Ridgefield set for Summit in battle of unbeaten; West Islip battles Ridgewood; Acompora Tourney at Northport

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Just a few days after taking over the top spot in the national rankings, Garden City hosts Massachusetts power Duxbury at 1 p.m. Duxbury beat Jamesville DeWitt 10-8 on April 14. JD, of course, is the team that’s beaten GC in the state finals the last two years. Also in Nassau, Manhasset looks to bounce back […]

Thursday, 4/19: Manhasset, Darien ‘Battle of the Sound’ highlights slate; West Islip, Smithtown West meet again; Section 1 slate includes Rye vs. Lakeland/Panas

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When it comes to marquee matchups, today is perhaps the biggest weekday of the season so far. Among the matchups: Darien vs. Manhasset; West Islip vs. Smithtown West; and Rye at Lakeland/Panas. Let’s start with Darien and Manhasset. Darien has a score to settle. Make that three scores to settle. The Blue Wave’s “Battle of […]

Wednesday, 4/18: Unbeaten Bethpage, Comsewogue, Bridgewater-Raritan and Don Bosco all have tough tests; Yorktown girls host rival Lakeland/Panas in matchup of 2011 state semifinalists

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Bethpage has been one of the biggest surprises in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region thus far this season. The Golden Eagles have jumped out to an 8-0 start, led by the offense of Ryan Mahon and Jesse House and defense of Danny Chillianis. Starting now, Bethpage will […]

John Jay-Manhasset OT thriller biggest surprise on a day in which Garden City may emerge as No. 1 team nationally

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On a day when Garden City knocked off the nation’s top-ranked team, Conestoga (Pa.), the biggest surprise happened not at the Checking for Cancer Classic at the Hanover School in Pennsylvania (where Garden City and Conestoga played), but in Nassau County. That’s where John Jay, coming off a 9-6 loss on its homefield to Somers, […]

Saturday, 4/14: Get set for a Super Saturday filled with marquee crossover, interstate matchups; Somers-Ridgefield game features future college teammates

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We’re in store for quite a Saturday. Today is marked by some interstate and in-state, non-section matchups that have been much awaited. So let’s get right to it. Yorktown, coming off its first loss in a setback at Chaminade, plays at Smithtown West in a rematch of a one-goal thriller last season. The game will […]

Friday, 4/13: Thursday showdown outcomes prove telling; St. Anthony’s hosts La Costa Canyon

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Call it Telltale Thursday. A couple of results yesterday were just that — telling. Let’s start in the FCIAC, where Darien and Wilton met up in a rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton, ending Darien’s hopes of a seventh straight state title. Darien took the latest meeting 10-8, snapping an […]

Thursday, 4/12: Get warmed up for the weekend with some big games today

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Can’t wait for all the big games this coming weekend? Well, today is a pretty good warmup. Consider these: * Darien at Wilton, 6 p.m.: Rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton to end the Blue Wave’s run of six straight state titles. * Somers at John Jay, 6:30 p.m.: Two […]

Matheis shatters Darien’s career scoring mark

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Congrats to Case Matheis, who just became the all-time leading scorer in Darien history,with 249 points, in a 16-0 win over Fairfield-Warde. The Duke-bound Matheis, who had three goals and three assists, broke the previous record of 248 held by 2006 graduate Cooper MacDonnell, who went on to star at Loyola University. Matheis now has […]

It’s East vs. West — Torrey Pines vs. Darien — for a good cause

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The Darien Blue Wave Boys Varsity lacrosse team will take on the California State champion Torrey Pines High School this Saturday, April 14 at Darien High Stadium.  The 12p.m. Battle of East and West will be played in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project.  Admission is $5.There will be a limited edition T-shirt for sale […]

Monday, 4/9: It’s the start of what should be an interesting week

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  With all the marquee matchups in store, it promises to be an interesting week. And it all starts today. While it’s generally a quite day, there are some games of note. In Connecticut, New Canaan visits Norwalk in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Testa Field. Also of note, New Fairfield plays at Newtown at 7 […]

Big week ahead: Darien, Wilton square off; Chaminade visits Greenwich, Fairfield Prep after hosting Yorktown; Garden City, Conestoga meet

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  Photo by Ray Nelson Three tough tests for Chaminade, fresh off its huge win over St. Anthony’s, and a showdown between defending FCIAC champion Darien and defending Class M state champion Wilton highlight what promises to be an interesting week in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. […]

Saturday, 4/7: Some good matchups in Fairfield County; John Jay hosts Rye; St. Anthony’s-Delbarton, Yorktown-Fallston among intrastate games

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We have a nice mix of intersectional/conference games with some regional showdowns on tap for this Lacrosse Saturday. Let’s start in Connecticut, where 2010 FCIAC champ Greenwich hosts 2011 Class M state champion Wilton at 11 a.m. If you don’t make it out to the game, you can watch the premiere broadcast on Monday, April […]

Thursday, 4/5: St. A’s, Chaminade set for Round 1; Wilton, New Canaan clash; Suffern hosts John Jay; Somers, Hen Hud meet at West Point

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Considering the long and proud history of the St. Anthony’s/Chaminade rivalry, last year was a somewhat unusual year. After all, it seems, much more off than not, the teams split their regular-season series before playing a “rubber match” that just happens to be for the CHSAA title. But last year was a noteworthy exception. That’s […]

Wednesday, 4/4: Ridgefield, Darien get things started; Manhasset hosts Cold Spring Harbor

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A defending Connecticut state champion — and the defending FCIAC titlist — get things going today. Ridgefield, which beat Fairfield Prep in last year’s Class L title game, hosts Greenwich, the 2010 FCIAC champs, in a 6 p.m. game at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Darien, which beat Ridgefield in last year’s FCIAC championship clash, hosts Fairfield […]

Tuesday, 4/3: Some interesting storylines surround today’s Section 1 slate; Busy day in Nassau, Suffolk

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There will be a game within the game when Byram Hills visits Clarkstown South today at 5:15 p.m. The contest features an intriguing goalie battle between two of Section 1′s premier netminders — seniors Andrew Larrabee of Byram and Kris Alleyne of South. Larrabee, who became the Bobcats’ all-time saves leader last week (surpassing Pancho […]

Monday, 4/2: Rye opens against Iona Prep, Scarsdale plays at White Plains; Garden City, Manhasset are back at home

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If this week’s action winds up producing anything close to the excitement we saw last week – and most specifically on Saturday – then get set for a wild ride. Most schools in the region are off on break this week, which means starting times will vary — with morning, afternoon and evening days games. […]

Friday, 3/30: Close encounter for the fifth time for Iona Prep, Somers? Lakeland/Panas faces national power at West Point

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The weather this time of year can be pretty unpredictable. So too can the annual, early season boys game between Iona Prep and Somers. After all, the teams will be meeting for the fifth straight season. Each of the last three years, the game was decided by one goal. You can watch the game in […]

Saturday, 3/24: Ward Melville-Garden City clash headlines slate; Preseason events at Somers, Darien, Daniel Hand, Yorktown; Manhasset scrimmages Ridgefield

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When you combine a marquee regular-season matchup with several of the most stacked annual preseason events, today may wind up being one of the most intriguing Saturdays of the entire season. Wait, the season hasn’t even started — the regular season, at least — for most teams in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, […]

Thursday, 3/22: John Jay, Darien set for much-awaited annual preseason meeting; Jericho battles Roslyn in matchup of upstart programs

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If the game between Garden City-Syosset serves as the annual lidlifter for the regular season of Long Island lacrosse, then the annual John Jay-Darien scrimmage similarly marks the start of things in the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region. Granted, it’s not an actual game, but it has been as anticipated and talked about as many — if […]

Tuesday, 3.20: Nassau Class A No. 1 seed Syosset gets things started vs. two-time Class B state finalist Garden City

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The wind-chill factor will be a, well, non-factor. But one thing will remain the same. While the temperatures are expected to hover at or above the 70-degree mark on this first day of spring, Garden City will be opening the season in a familiar way. Against the Syosset Braves. It’s been that way the last […]