Wilton HS (CT) senior stopper Jameson Hill opts for Ohio Wesleyan lacrosse

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Wilton (CT) midfielder Reid Melillo will take his speed, smarts to Roanoke lacrosse

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Greenwich (CT) FOGO Bailey Savio will follow his brother’s path to Loyola lacrosse

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Darien (CT) 2017 three-sport standout Riley Stewart makes lacrosse — and Brown – his college choice

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Wilton (CT) attackman Charlie McGovern will scoring skills to Union lacrosse

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Faceoff midfielder Andrew Pugliese from CT state champ Darien gives Boston University lacrosse a marquee commit

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Goaltender Philip Rech from unbeaten CT state champ Darien decides on Washington & Lee lacrosse

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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 […]

New Canaan (CT) two-way talent Ryan O’Connell gives Michigan lacrosse a Class of 2017 recruiting coup

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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. There are few things Ryan O’Connell can’t do on the lacrosse field. The two-way midfielder for New Canaan High School (CT) is one of the most versatile […]

Loyola-bound Darien (CT) 2017 Kevin Lindley will follow brother Peter’s path to Division I 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. Having an older brother who has gone through the Division I lacrosse recruiting process proved to be a big benefit for Kevin Lindley. The rising sophomore at […]

Greenwich (CT) 2016 Danny Colligan will take his longstick to St. John’s

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The play of its defensive midfielders, mostly notably Cole Perry, played a big role in the Greenwich High School boys lacrosse team winning a Connecticut state title for the first time in school history this past spring. Even though Perry will be moving on to Denison University, expect that theme to continue in 2015 for […]

Photo gallery: Darien gets 10th state title, second unbeaten season

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

Video special: Darien pulls away to win battle for first place in FCIAC

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Darien’s strengths as a team were on display Saturday as the Blue Wave pulled away to defeat Greenwich 10-4 in a showdown for first place in the FCIAC. Joe Lombardi spoke with three of the standouts: attackmen John Reed (three goals), Jack Kniffin (one goal) and Colin Minicus (three goals, one assist). Have a recruiting […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Ridgefield (CT)

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Ridgefield (CT) has picked up a pair of huge wins over NY powers Garden City and Yorktown. Here’s more on the Tigers from three of the team’s leading players: junior attackman Ryan Dunne, senior midfielder Micky Carbone and junior  goaltender Brendan Winne. Joe Lombardi caught up to the Tiger trio after Ridgefield’s 7-4 win over […]

Photo gallery: New Canaan rallies to beat Ridgewood in CT/NJ clash

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Photos by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com New Canaan scored the last four goals of the games to pick up a 7-5 win over visiting Ridgewood in a CT/NJ contest played on Thursday. New Canaan (6-1) has won five straight since losing to St. Anthony’s 10-5 at Princeton University. Harry Stanton and Justin Meichner each scored twice for […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Bonaparte, Ridgefield (CT) add out-of-state clash vs. Garden City (NY) to schedule

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Will Bonaparte (right), signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland this past fall, joined by teammate Micky Carbone, who signed with Providence. During its climb to prominence as one of the premier programs in Connecticut, Ridgefield has benefited from playing a tough out-of-state schedule that has included such tristate powers […]

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, […]

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. […]

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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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 2016, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greenwich (CT) 2016 midfielder Will Perry on his college choice: ‘Providence just felt right’

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Sometimes it comes down to location, quality of academic programs, campus size or athletic facilities. For Will Perry, the destination to commit came down to something far more simpler — and probably far more important, too. “Providence just felt right,” the sophomore midfielder at Greenwich High School (Conn.) said. Perry’s commitment to Providence College was first […]

Top programs will play at Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic on Sunday

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It will be football weather on Sunday, Nov. 24, but there will be plenty of lacrosse on Long Island. That’s because 40 high school teams that have combined to win 40 state titles will be converging for the Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic at Farmingdale State College. Action begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 2 […]

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 […]

Fairfield Warde HS (CT) Adams twins will be going their separate ways in college

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Twins Mike, left, and Greg Adams, at right, will be going their separate ways in college. It all started back in the third grade. That’s when neighbors of Mike and Greg Adams suggested the twin brothers take up lacrosse. The next step was signing up for the youth program at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Under Armour All-America Weekend wraps up

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Above, Ridgefield (Conn.) standouts Will Bonaparte, left, and Simon Mathias, right, flank RHS head coach left to Roy Colsey. Bonaparte and Mathias were members of the New England Under Armour All-America Underclassmen team. More than 320 players from across the region tried out for the team. Under Armour’s All-America Underclass Tournament featured girls and boys […]

Savio lands at Loyola after stellar senior season

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In an era of early recruiting commitments, with high school sophomores and even freshmen, deciding where their college destinations will be,  Graham Savio’s story is all the more unique. The recent Greenwich High School (Conn.) graduate had received limited recruiting interest prior to the start of the 2013 spring season. But after several dominant performances […]

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 […]

FCIAC boys/girls championship results

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BOYS Final New Canaan 8, Greenwich 5 MSG Varsity game replay Semifinals New Canaan 5, Darien 3 Greenwich 6, Ridgefield 5 GIRLS Final Darien 12, New Canaan 10 Semifinals Darien 21, Danbury 9 New Canaan 14, Greenwich 6 Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com.LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * […]

FCIAC boys/girls finals schedule, semifinal scores

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BOYS Final Friday, May 24 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 4 Greenwich, 7 p.m. Semifinals New Canaan 5, Darien 3 Greenwich 6, Ridgefield 5 GIRLS Final Friday, May 24 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk No. 1 Darien vs. No. 2 New Canaan, 4 p.m. Semifinals Darien 21, […]

FCIAC boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Semifinals Tuesday, May 21 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 3 Darien, 5 p.m. No. 1 Ridgefield vs. No. 4 Greenwich, 7:30 p.m. Final Friday, May 24 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk 7:30 p.m. GIRLS Semifinals Monday, May 20 at Dunning Stadium, New Canaan No. 1 Darien […]

FCIAC boys seedings and quarterfinal-round matchups

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Final seedings (Power-point system used) 1. Ridgefield 2. New Canaan 3. Darien 4. Greenwich 5. Staples 6. Wilton 7. St. Joseph 8. Ludlowe Quarterfinals, Saturday, May 18 No. 5 Staples at No. 4 Greenwich, 11 a.m. No. 6 Wilton at No. 3 Darien, 1 p.m. No. 8 Ludlowe at No. 1 Ridgefield, 1 p.m. No. […]

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 […]

You make the call: Who will win Ridgefield-Greenwich opener?

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Connecticut will get its regular season going next week and there are some interesting Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference games. Our latest poll question asks who you think will win the Ridgefield at Greenwich game on Wednesday, April 3. To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll past the “New Comments” […]

Marquee LI vs. CT matchups highlight Darien Lacrosse Jamboree

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Four defending state champions will be on display on Saturday, March 23 at the annual Darien Lacrosse Preseason Jamboree. They include defending New York state champions West Islip (Class A) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) and defending Connecticut state champs Fairfield Prep (Class L) and Darien (Class M). Here’s the schedule: Darien vs. Shoreham-Wading River, […]

Player’s perspective: Jack Harrington, Greenwich (CT) defender

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Greenwich wrapped up a 9-9 season with a 15-5 loss to eventual Connecticut Class L state champion Fairfield Prep in the first round of the CIAC tournament. For a team whose roster was made up of many underclassmen, the Cardinals’ 2012 finish may actually prove to be the start of something big. After all, those […]

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: Quinn Mendelson, Staples (CT) midfielder

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Staples is back in the mix in Connecticut lacrosse. After three straight losing seasons from 2006-08, the Wreckers have reeled off four straight winning seasons, including an 18-2 record in Paul McNulty’s first year as head coach in 2010. How does 2013 shape up for Staples? For some answers to that question, we turn to […]

Player’s perspective: Will Bonaparte, Ridgefield (CT) midfielder

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Ridgefield’s first game in its quest for a third straight appearance in the Connecticut Class L title game won’t be for six weeks, when the Tigers host Greenwich on April 3. But they have been doing plenty of work in preparation for that season-opener, and the official start of practice. We continue our preseason look […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Brendan Devane, Wilton (CT) attackman

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Tradition-rich Wilton is enjoying a revival. After hovering around the .500 mark from 2006-2008, the Warriors have won 15 or more games in three of the last four seasons, including 2011, when the Warriors won the Connecticut Class M state championship. The resurgence coincides with the arrival of former WHS standout John Wiseman as the […]

You make the call: Who will win the FCIAC boys title?

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With the start of the season inching closer, be sure to vote in our latest poll, which asks, “Who do you think should be the favorite to win the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title?” We will be asking for your thoughts on a tristate conference championship regularly, starting last week when we asked who […]

Player’s perspective: Pete Johnson, New Canaan (CT) attackman

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New Canaan was one of the biggest success stories in tristate boys lacrosse last year. The Rams won the postseason championship one of the region’s most competitive leagues, Connecticut’s Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, by beating Ridgefield 11-9 in the title game at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field. The game proved to be a microcosm […]

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) * […]

Ridgefield’s Shannon will make his saves for Richmond

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Conor Shannon has no shortage of lacrosse role models. The senior goaltender at 2012 Connecticut Class L state finalist and 2011 state champion Ridgefield’s older brother, Matt, is a defenseman at the University of North Carolina. Shannon’s coach at Ridgefield, Roy Colsey, is one of the game’s all-time greats and a recent inductee into the […]

Player’s perspective: Phil Huffard, Darien (CT) goaltender

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It was a season of comebacks for the Darien Blue Wave. A year after being denied in their quest for a seventh straight Connecticut Class M state title, the Blue Wave beat New Canaan 11-5 in the CIAC title game. That big win was the result of another comeback. After all, Darien had fallen to […]

Buzzeo named new boys coach at New Canaan HS

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New Canaan High School (Conn.) has handed the keys to its varsity boys lacrosse program to one of its own. Chip Buzzeo, a 1996 New Canaan graduate who went on to play at Princeton University, has been named the Rams’ new head coach. Buzzeo takes over for Alex Whitten, who led NCHS to the Fairfield […]

Greenwich sophomore Curran sets his sights on Michigan

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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 […]

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 […]

Wilton junior Devane bolsters Warriors’ bond with Bryant

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The bond between Bryant University and Wilton High School (Conn.) when it comes to lacrosse keeps getting stronger. For starters, Bryant head coach Mike Pressler was an All-American for Wilton his senior year in 1978 and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. Peter McMahon, a 2009 WHS grad who is now a […]

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 […]

News and notes: New Canaan coach Whitten heading south; US Lacrosse calls for recruiting age limit

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Defending FCIAC boys lacrosse champion New Canaan is in search of a new coach. Alex Whitten told his team on Wednesday that he will be leaving the area to become head coach at Western Albermarle High School in Crozet, Va. Whitten, who is the son of legendary former Wilton coach Guy Whitten, had guided the […]

Darien standout Lindley’s lacrosse future is at UMass

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Peter Lindley is among the most versatile juniors in the tristate region. The Darien (Conn.) attackman is equally effective as either a finisher or feeder, has outstanding stick skills and good field vision. After a strong summer in which he performed well at several showcase events, the 6-foot, 160-pound Lindley’s recruiting stock continue to rise. […]

Bucknell-bound Reed becomes Darien’s second junior commit

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Playing alongside Division I caliber talent is something John Reed has gotten to experience long before he will begin his collegiate career. You see, Reed is a junior attackman at defending Class M Connecticut state champion Darien. “Just this past year, I had the opportunity to play with and learn from amazing players such as […]

Ridgefield (CT) midfielder Dearth is latest tristate standout bound for BU

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Boston University’s men’s lacrosse program is on first big winning streak. Sure, the Terriers have not yet played an actual game since announcing in mid-February they would be launching a D-I program starting with the 2014 season. But BU is sure making its mark in recruiting. If you been reading here the last few weeks, […]

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 […]

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.) […]

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. […]

Ridgefield (CT) attackman Baker is bound for Bryant

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Word came over the weekend that two of the top players on two-time Connecticut Class L state finalist Ridgefield made their choices. Rising junior midfielder Will Bonaparte decided on Maryland. Another Tiger standout also made his choice, rising senior attackman Brett Baker will be continuing his lax career at Bryant. Baker is a 6-foot, 170-pound […]

Ridgefield (CT) rising junior Bonaparte eager to join Maryland’s midfield

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Will Bonaparte’s impact for Ridgefield’s boys lacrosse team starts  in the faceoff X. But his contributions go far beyond that. His skills as a two-way midfielder made him a target recruit of several of the nation’s top programs. On Saturday, the rising junior made his choice. As first reported on Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, Bonaparte gave a verbal […]

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 […]

Postseason honors: Connecticut US Lacrosse All-Americans, All-State recipients

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Connecticut’s 2012 US Lacrosse All-Americans will be among those honored on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the CHSCA annual Lacrosse Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Here’s a look at award winners: All-Americans Matt Brophy, Fairfield Prep, senior, midfield, Deerfield Academy Tony Britton, Darien, senior, defense, Cornell Kevin Brown, Fairfield Prep, junior, attack, […]

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 […]

Here are your New York, Connecticut state finals, New Jersey TOC final matchups

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State championships New York Saturday, June 9 at Faller Field, Middletown High School (pictured above) Class C Shoreham-Wading River vs. Penn Yan winner, 11 a.m. Class A West Islip  vs.  Ithaca, 1:30 p.m. Class B Garden City vs. Irondequoit, 4 p.m. * Click here for the complete New York state boys and girls brackets Connecticut  Saturday, June 9 […]

Wednesday, 6/6: State semis in New York, Connecticut; TOC semis in New Jersey

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We’re one step away from the state finals in New York and Connecticut boys lacrosse and from the Tournament of Champions final in New Jersey. Among the day’s big headlines, we start with the Final Four in each of the three classes in New York. Downstate New York: * Two of the nation’s most tradition-rich […]

Here are your New York, Connecticut state semifinal matchups

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Downstate New York boys semifinals Wednesday, June 6 at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class C Shoreham-Wading River vs. Bronxville, 3:30 p.m. Class A West Islip vs. Niskayuna, 5:30 p.m. Class B Garden City vs. Yorktown, 8 p.m. Upstate New York boys semifinals Wednesday, June 6 at Cicero North Syracuse High School Class C Homer vs. Penn […]

Saturday, June 2: It’s the downstate quarterfinals with Long Island boys championship tripleheader at Hofstra and Section 2 vs. Section 1 tripleheader at Clarkstown South; Connecticut state quarters also today; Iona Prep plays for state title

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We’re a step away from the state semifinals. So let’s get right to it. For starters, the Long Island boys championship games are today. (The girls play their Island title tripleheader tomorrow.) Here’s the lineup for Hofstra University in Hempstead: Games at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Cold Spring Harbor […]

Here are your downstate New York Saturday quarterfinal matchups, next week’s downstate semifinals bracket; Updated CT state matchups

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The Section 1 championship tripleheader last night at White Plains High School was a drama-filled, action-packed whirlwind in which two of the three games were decided by one goal for the second time in the last three years. But this year will forever stand alone. Thanks to Mamaroneck. The Tigers pulled off what has to […]

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 […]