Big week for recruiting commitments; summer circuit sizzles

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Star attackman Daniel Bucaro of unbeaten New York state champion Ward Melville, regarded by many as the top uncommitted rising junior in the nation, made his college commitment this past week, verballing to Georgetown. It was a week filled with commitment news, and one in which the summer showcase circuit sizzled as well. For more, […]

Plenty of memorable moments at Maverik Showtime; more news

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One of the nation’s premier summer showcases, the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight, wrapped up late this week at Western Connecticut STate University in Danbury, Conn. For more on that and other top stories in tristate lacrosse, check Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. With the 2013 season now complete, our latest […]

Maverik Showtime Spotlight marks sixth year

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The Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight, which has emerged as the most selective showcase, marks its sixth year this week at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. For more, check Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android […]

Brand-new wave of verbal commitments starts

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If you were with us this week here at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi and at LaxLessons.com/blog, you have already caught the wave. The new wave of college verbal commitments that coincides with the end of high school season and the start of summer travel showcases. For more on that and other top stories in tristate lacrosse, check Joe […]

Ward Melville is only Suffolk team with two AAs; Recruiting commitment update

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All-America selections for Suffolk County include two standouts from undefeated New York Class A state champion Ward Melville. With the high school season now over, there are also plenty of recruiting commitments to get updated on. For more on that and other top stories in tristate lacrosse, checkJoe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for […]

Recruit’s late commitment change to Syracuse, AA awards, start of travel season top tristate news

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With verbal commitments by high school underclassmen now commonplace, Joe DeMarco’s story becomes even more noteworthy. The senior faceoff specialist, who had been planning on playing collegiately at the Division III level, attracted late Division I interest and now is headed to national finalist Syracuse. For more on that and other top stories from the […]

Title time in tristate lacrosse

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The just completed Saturday state championship games are front and center in this week’s news, of course. For more, check Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. With the 2013 season now complete, our latest poll question asks, “What tristate varsity boys team do you think was the biggest surprise this past season?” […]

Niskayuna-Garden City showdown highlights busy Wednesday of tristate semis

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Niskayuna’s third New York state tournament game will be its second showdown against a nationally ranked power in the span of less than a week. The unbeaten Silver Warriors, ranked second in the nation, will face defending Class B state champion Garden City in the downstate semis on Wednesday, June 5 at Marist College. That’s […]

Survive-and-advance Woodstick 2, Yorktown-Niskayuna games highlight road to NY Class B crown

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With three nationally ranked teams, including defending state champion Garden City, Yorktown and unbeaten Niskayuna, the race for the title in New York Class B may be as competitive as any in the nation. Survive-and-advance battles between Garden City and Manhasset as well as Yorktown and Niskayuna will be played in the next few days. […]

Sectional/conference title time in NY/CT; state tourney in NJ

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Sectional and conference championship action is in full force in downstate New York as well as Connecticut. New Jersey state tournament action, meanwhile, continues. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook Android app […]

Concannon is St. Anthony’s unsung hero in win at Yorktown

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One of the heroes of St. Anthony’s 13-12 overtime win at Yorktown this past Saturday wound up being someone who did not even play at all in the first half. Hofstra University-bound junior goaltender Jack Concannon saved the day for the Friars. Literally. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse […]

It will be West vs. East in both FCIAC and Suffolk County this week

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Matchups between FCIAC West Division leader Ridgefield and East Division co-leader New Canaan and the annual Battle of Smithtown between Smithtown West and Smithtown East highlight an eventful upcoming week of games. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad app * Download for free […]

Monumentals wins for Manhasset, Yorktown steal Saturday spotlight

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Manhasset and Yorktown shared the spotlight not only of the tristate but the entire nation with a pair of monumental wins on Saturday. ‘Set held on for a 9-7 win over Garden City in the 123rd Woodstick Classic, snapping a streak of three straight Woodstick wins by the Trojans. Yorktown pulled away for a 12-8 […]

We’re at the midway point and there have been plenty of surprises

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Do you like surprises? Then the 2012 high school lacrosse season in the tristate region has been to your liking. After all, there have been plenty of them. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad app * […]

Sophomores commitments in women’s lacrosse, new recruiting showcase event, noteworthy games top week’s news

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There was no shortage of news both on and off the field in tristate lacrosse this past week. Among the headlines: Sophomore verbal commitments are now becoming prevalent in the women’s game; there will be a new recruiting showcase this summer; there were plenty of noteworthy results in varsity games. Those are among the topics […]

Bridgewater-Raritan win streak snapped at 36, Beardsley coaching debut, Manhasset one-goal win over Darien top tristate news

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It was a week that started with two-time New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner Bridgewater-Raritan seeing its 36-game win streak snapped and ended with the start of the Ric Beardsley coaching era at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse with an OT game against powerhouse Jamesville-Dewitt and another epic Manhasset-Darien battle. Those are among the topics […]

Eventful week in HV/LI wraps up; CT, NJ will now start their seasons

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It was quite a week for Hudson Valley and Long Island varsity teams and it wrapped up with some interesting outcomes yesterday Now, Connecticut and New Jersey squads are set to get their seasons going this coming week. For more on that, and a look ahead to some of the big games on the schedule […]

Sophomore girls commit, big boys rivalry games top lacrosse news

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Sophomore verbal commitments by boys lacrosse players have become more and more frequent But they remain rare on the girls side. That’s why it was especially big news when Ella Bonafede, a midfielder on the top-ranked girls team in the tristate region, St. Anthony’s, decided on Duke. For more on that, and a look ahead […]

It’s time to get the regular season started

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Here we go. There have been a handful of season-opening games the last few days in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region the last few days, but the 2013 varsity lacrosse season starts in earnest this week with a marquee matchup getting things going on Tuesday, March 19. For more on that, be sure to […]

Preseason focus shifts to official start of varsity lacrosse practice

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Monday, March 4 marks the official start of varsity practice for Long Island. Within the next two weeks, all programs from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will have started too. While the focus is now on the soon-to-start season, there were some big recruitment commitments last week. […]

ESG postponement, big recruiting commitments top tristate news

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The Empire State Games’ planned 2013 return will not be happening. The relaunch of the Games after a two-year hiatus has been postponed until 2014 because of lack of funding. There were also some major recruiting commitments this past week, including two-time New York State Class C semifinalist Bronxville’s fifth Division I commit and a […]

Syracuse-bound Chavez, three other NY commits top tristate news

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Commitments by four New York State standouts — Syracuse University-bound Rye High School junior defender Lazarus Chavez and three sophomores — were the big stories this past week in tristate news. That, along with the latest batch of preseason player perspectives, are among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting […]

Big sophomore commitments, more team outlooks top week’s tristate lacrosse news

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Two of the top sophomore standouts in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region gave verbal commitments to Duke and Towson. That, along with the latest batch of preseason player perspectives, are among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner Links […]

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 […]

Hopkins, Duke soph commits headline week’s tristate news

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Sophomore verbal commitments to Johns Hopkins and Duke were made by players from two of the top varsity programs in the tristate region — St. Anthony’s (NY) and Mountain Lakes (NY) — this past week. That is among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us […]

Couple of big midfield commits as start of varsity practice draws near

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A couple of standout tristate midfielders — a sophomore from New Jersey and star quarterback in football from Long Island — made their college choices. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s new column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner Links to 2013 men’s and […]

Tristate squads working hard to prepare for 2013

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Tristate teams are gearing up. With the start of the 2013 season rapidly approaching, varsity players from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, are getting ready. That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s new column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner Links to 2013 […]

Family ties play big role; Yorktown, Ridgefield each now have six senior commits

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Family ties played a big role in one of the top attackmen in New York’s college choice. Tristate powers Yorktown and Ridgefield, meanwhile, each saw their sixth senior commit. Those were among the big stories in New York/New Jersey/Connecticut lax from this past week — and are the topics of Joe Lombardi’s new column for […]

With new year fast approaching, it’s time to look ahead to 2013

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It won’t be long now. With the start of the new year rapidly approaching, it’s time to start looking ahead to how the 2013 boys lacrosse season is shaping up in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. How do defending New York and Connecticut state champions West Islip […]

Latest Gait headed to D-I, Michigan’s soph commits top news

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Another member of the Gait lacrosse dynasty will be playing lacrosse at the Division I level. But it won’t be at Syracuse. The upstart University of Michigan, meanwhile , broke into the high school sophomore class by landing three big commitments. Those are among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com. Have a […]

New Jersey steals tristate lacrosse spotlight

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New Jersey lacrosse is on rise. Anyone who doubts that must not have been paying attention the last week. That’s because six — count ‘em, six — boys lacrosse standouts from the Garden State made verbal commitments this past week. That’s among the topics Joe Lombardi covers in his weekly column on tristate lax for […]

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 […]

Looking back at this past week in tristate lacrosse

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It was a big week on the lax scene. The announcements by the University of Maryland and Rutgers University that they will be joining the Big Ten Conference got most of the attention. That news came just as National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week was coming to a close. Joe Lombardi takes a look […]

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 […]

Nassau coaches’ rankings, Whitten’s depature headline week’s tristate news

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Who’s No. 1 in Nassau County? We’re going to have to wait more than seven months to find out the answer. But Section 8 coaches have go on record with their preseason rankings by conference. The Nassau County coaches’ rankings, along with the depature of coach Alex Whitten of defending FCIAC champion New Canaan, top […]

Ohio State snags Suffolk’s Rookie of the Year; Hudson Valley standout headed to Hofstra

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Suffolk County’s 2012 Rookie of the Year will be playing his college lacrosse at Ohio State. One of the leading defenders in the Hudson Valley is headed to Hofstra. Joe Lombardi has more on those developments, and the week’s other top stories in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, in his weekly “High School Notebook” […]

BU lacrosse continues to make mark on tristate recruiting scene

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The newly launched Boston University lacrosse program continues to burst onto the tristate recruiting scene. The Terriers landed commitments this past week from players from two of the top nation’s top programs – goalie Court Whitney of Mountain Lakes (N.J.) and midfielder Henry Narlee of Taft School (Conn.), who transferred from Duxbury (Mass.). Joe Lombardi […]

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 […]