Lacrosse Insider: These are the three remaining unbeaten teams in Fairfield County

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Here’s an update on records and recent scores of the leading teams in Fairfield County. Brunswick (9-0), defeated Hotchkiss 15-4, defeated Greenwich 7-5 Darien (8-0), defeated St. Joseph 23-2, Fairfield Warde 20-1 and Wilton 12-6 New Fairfield (6-0), defeated Weston 9-3 Staples (8-1), defeated Trumbull 7-1 and lost 9-6 to Greenwich New Canaan (4-1), defeated […]

Lacrosse Insider: John Jay holds off Pleasantville in key Section 1 showdown

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There are plenty of aspects that make the John Jay-Pleasantville game one of the most interesting regular-season affairs in Section 1. For starters, Pleasantville coach Chris Kear played for John Jay, and his father, assistant coach Bob Kear, founded the John Jay program. And then there’s success on the field. Three-time Section 1 Class C […]

Lacrosse Insider: Darien’s start — coupled with strong goaltending, defense — proves to be Wilton’s finish

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Darien’s start proved to be rival Wilton’s finish on Saturday when the FCIAC powers met in the latest renewal of one of the area’s premier rivalries. The Blue Wave, who picked up a 12-6 victory to extend their winning streak to 62 games, jumped out to a 6-2 lead after the first quarter. Though 18 goals […]

Lacrosse Insider: Five surprise teams in tristate lacrosse this season

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One of the many things that makes Long Island lacrosse so special is that, each season, surprise teams spring up without notice throughout the county. Chalk it up not only to depth of talent, but the sheer number of high schools fielding teams. With the growth of lacrosse, we’ve been seeing more and more under-the-radar […]

Lacrosse Insider: Some Telltale Tuesday games make CT season even more interesting

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The season is starting to take shape in Connecticut and there have been some surprises of note. Here’s a quick rundown of the leading public school teams with some recent results, including a batch of interesting outcomes from Tuesday, April 17. Darien 6-0,  def. St. Joseph-Trumbull 23-2, def. Fairfield Ludlowe 17-2, def. Manhassett (NY) 7-6 […]

Lacrosse Insider: What we learned from Manhasset-Darien game

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In terms of level of play and execution, 22nd annual Battle of the Sound may have been the best game of the year in tristate lacrosse. Four-time defending Connecticut state champion Darien pulled out a dramatic 7-6 win over longtime intrastate rival and New York powerhouse Manhasset in a late Saturday afternoon showdown at DHS […]

Lacrosse Insider: This was one of the most incredible HS goals we’ve seen

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The game: Ward Melville 11, Chaminade 7 When: Saturday, April 7 at Gold Star Stadium at Chaminade in Mineola The play: With Chaminade having possession of the ball with 5.9 seconds left in the half, trailing Ward Melville, 7-4, Chaminade coach Jack Moran called for timeout. The Flyers’ Sean Kuttin, who is headed for Yale […]

Lacrosse Insider: What we learned from Ward Melville-Chaminade game

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It was a matchup of the two top teams on Long Island, according to our Tristate Top 25 rankings. Ward Melville and Chaminade each entered Saturday’s showdown in Mineola with unbeaten records, and determined to pick up a big signature win. It was the two-time Long Island Class A champion Patriots who did just that, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Lacrosse Insider: What we learned from Yorktown-John Jay game

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Friday was a good day to be a John Jay Indian. It started with a report of a newly released ranking naming the Katonah-Lewisboro School District the best in the state. You can read it here. Then came the game. John Jay entered Friday night’s showdown against archrival Yorktown having lost 15 straight against the […]

Lacrosse Insider: This FCIAC result comes as a surprise

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The season in the FCIAC has just started, but already we have a big upset and it came on Wednesday as Trumbull edged Greenwich 9-8. It’s always noteworthy on the rare occasions when a team in the traditional upper echelon in the conference falls to a team that usually places in the second half of […]

Lacrosse Insider: What we learned from Darien-Yorktown game

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With the nature of scheduling in lacrosse, teams’ biggest tests often come in the first couple of weeks of the season, when non-league, out-of-section and out-of-state games are scheduled. Case in point, St. Anthony’s. While the Friars are off to a 0-2 start, they showed dramatic improvement following a 10-5 loss at Yorktown by playing […]

Lacrosse Insider: And we’re off – Here are three early season results that came as a surprise

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As the late, great baseball legend Yogi Berra famously said, “It gets late early out there.” Berra was referring to left field in Yankee Stadium with its notorious setting sun obstructing outfielders’ view of batted balls. But the same can be said about the 2018 lacrosse season. Nor’easters notwithstanding, we’ve had almost two weeks’ worth […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three teams with most impressive opening wins

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The midweek Nor’easter — the fourth of the month — didn’t prevent many varsity teams from starting their seasons this past week. We came away most impressed by these three showings: Garden City 11, Syosset 5: These Nassau County powers have a tradition of playing their lid-lifters against each other (or at least meeting in […]

Start of spring storm could drop foot or more of snow, wiping out full slate of opening varsity games

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Updated with new snowfall projections This Wednesday features a full slate of season-opening games, including no less than 18 on Long Island. But there’s now a good chance those contests will wind up being postponed. The latest snowfall projections for a midweek storm that will hit the tristate predict a foot or more of accumulation […]

Lacrosse Insider: Many NY, NJ HS teams take field for first scrimmages

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With mounds of snow serving as a backdrop, many teams mainly New York and New Jersey took to the field for their first preseason scrimmages on Saturday, including Northern Jersey rivals Ridgewood and Seton Hall Prep (above). Here are some more photos: CHSAA member Archbishop Stepinac traveled over the new Tappan Zee Bridge to meet […]

Lacrosse Insider: Fourth Nor’easter could arrive on first day of spring

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Spring, where art thou? Tuesday, March 20 is the first day of spring, and there’s a full slate of both regular-season and preseason games scheduled. But a possible fourth Nor’easter of the month is expected to arrive in the tristate area on Tuesday afternoon, with a combination of rain and snow, coupled with strong winds, […]

Snow-Way: Third Nor’easter in two weeks keeping HS teams off practice fields

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With the third Nor’easter in two weeks moving through the tristate area, high schools teams are struggling to get practices in as many districts have had multiple school closures during that span. Click here for the latest forecast for Tuesday. You can report a new commitment or any commitments not included by emailing Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Rundown of eight new Class of 2019 verbals

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We have a flurry of new Class of 2019 verbals in this update. Here’s the rundown: Hudson Valley Yorktown D/LSM Nick Gibson to Limestone. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Gibson is an aggressive athlete with good skills. Wappingers D Zack Timmons commits to Salisbury. Timmons is a skilled takeaway defender with high lax IQ. Suffern D Zach […]

Lacrosse Insider: Five former tristate varsity stars making splash as college freshmen

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March has come in like a lion weather wise. And the college lacrosse season is also off to a roaring start. Among the more interesting storylines: the immediate impacts being made by freshmen, something that is not the norm at the next level. Here are five former tristate varsity standouts who’ve made a big splash. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Lax programs battle elements in stormy start to preseason

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The Nor’easter that swept through the area Wednesday slammed parts of the Hudson Valley and Connecticut with as much as two feet of snow with resulting in thousands of power outages and road closures due to downed trees. The latest storm, couple with a Nor’easter last Friday, was a double whammy for programs in the Hudson […]

Lacrosse Insider: Two new 2019 standouts give verbals

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Two Class of 2019 standouts have just made their college choices. Our first commitment comes from New Jersey where Wayne Hills longstick midfielder Nick Azzopardi has committed to Wagner. The 6-foot, 170-pound Azzopardi is a skilled takeaway defender. Moving to upstate New York, another long pole, defender Mitchell Jones of Queensbury has decided on D-II Le Moyne. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Five tristate storylines to watch as preseason starts

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The Nor’easter that swept through the area Friday spared most of the tristate of significant snowfall, but the gusty winds resulted in numerous downed trees, power outages and road closures. As the cleanup continues through the weekend, varsity teams in New York will start official practices on Monday, just two days before yet another winter storm […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new 2019 commitments including Ivy League-bound standout

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A pair of new Class of 2019 standouts include a player who is Ivy League bound. Goaltender Gene Martin of Moorestown HS (NJ) has committed to the admissions process at Cornell. The 6-foot, 155-pound righty is an outstanding stopper who’s strong on clears with a high lax IQ. He’s coming off a sophomore season on varsity […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley, Long Island standouts decide

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Two standouts from downstate New York have just decided on their college destinations. We start in the Hudson Valley, where senior goaltender Jack Guerra of North Rockland HS has committed to the College of St. Rose. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Guerra is a stocky and sturdy player who was also a lineman in football. Moving to the […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 NJ standout decides

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One of the top programs in New Jersey just saw its fourth junior give a college commitment. Goaltender Ryan LaForty of Ridgewood has decided on a D-III program that’s been reeling in a steady stream of impressive tristate statndouts. LaForty, the latest such player, is a poised and polished player with a knack for making […]

Lacrosse Insider: Suffolk County 2019 standout commits

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One of the top Class of 2019 goaltenders in the tristate area will be going from one island to another to play his college lacrosse. Devin DeGennaro of Islip HS has committed to Wagner College on Staten Island. DeGennaro is a strong stopper and communicator with a high lax IQ. He’s Wagner’s second 2019 tristate […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 Preseason Rankings

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1. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 11-4, Last year’s final ranking: No. 6 2. Darien (CT), Record: 23-0, Last year’s final ranking: No. 1 3. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 21-1, Last year’s final ranking: No. 3 4. Brunswick (CT),  Record: 16-1, Last year’s final ranking: No. 25 5. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 20-2, Last year’s final ranking: No. 2 6. Garden City (NY), Record: 16-4, Last year’s final […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 middie from Long Island power decides

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A junior midfielder from one of the top programs on Long Island will be playing his college lacrosse close to home. Christian Lyons of Syosset has just committed to Manhattan College. Lyons is a hard-nosed athlete who is dangerous in the open field. He’s Manhattan’s second 2019 commit from in state, joining another middie, Blake Van […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tampa gets commitments from pair of area standouts

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Twice is nice for the University of Tampa lacrosse program. The Spartans have secured the services of two standout longsticks from the area: Tenafly (NJ) Class of 2018 D/LSM Zach Limbardo (right) is a skilled takeaway defender. North Penn (PA) defender Ryan Schoppe is a hard-nosed, on-ball, takeaway defender. You can report a new commitment or […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout NJ middie decides

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One of the top midfielders in Bergen County (NJ) will be playing his close lacrosse close to home. Michael Kraus of Don Bosco Prep has committed to Stevens Tech in Hoboken. A natural lefty, the 5-foot-11, 182-pound Kraus is strong with both hands and an athletic dodger. * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 CT takeaway defender gives new verbal after decommitting

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One of the top Class of 2019 defenders in Connecticut has a new college destination. Multi-talented Tyler Previte of Wilton HS has just verballed to Air Force from Lafayette. Previte is a physical player who always slides with the full force of his 6-foot, 195-pound frame. The righty also has a high lax IQ and excellent […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley standout makes college choice

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One of the top senior goaltenders in the Hudson Valley has made his college choice. Hen Hud HS goaltender Vincent Bell has committed to D-III power Springfield College. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Bell is a skilled, strong stopper with a high lax IQ and good athleticism. * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new verbals from Long Island

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Two standouts from Long Island now know where they’ll be playing their college lacrosse. From the Class of 2019, midfielder Sean Kennedy of Comsewogue has committed to LIU Post. Kennedy (left) is a versatile athlete with good skills. He’s Comsewogue’s second junior commit, joining Albany-bound goalie Tommy Heller, Albany. Staying in Suffolk County, attackman Jack Betcher, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Yorktown 2018 schedule as challenging as ever

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After serving as interim head coach in 2017, Sean Carney starts his first season as the permanent head coach at Yorktown. To no one’s surprise, the Huskers’ schedule will be filled with major tests from within Section 1 and beyond, with major non-state showdowns. As always, it will be a challenging one. Here’s a look. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Michigan gets big 2019 verbal from Long Island

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The University of Michigan has added its fourth Class of 2019 commitment from Long Island. It comes from CHSAA power Chaminade where attackman Kevin Pimenthal has decided on the Big Blue. The 6-foot, 155-pound Pimenthal is a skilled playmaker with good field vision and a high lax IQ. He’s also an outstanding student with a […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT, LI 2019 standouts give D-I verbals

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A pair of Class of 2019 standouts from Connecticut and Long Island have decided on their Division I destinations. Aidan O’Donnell, a defenseman/longstick midfielder at Xavier HS (CT), has just verballed to Marquette. The 6-foot, 160-pound O’Donnell is a strong takeaway defender with outstanding stick skills who is also dangerous in the open field. O’Donnell […]

Lacrosse Insider: College freshman from Yorktown (NY) makes move to new D-I program

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Two years ago almost to the day, Anthony Altimari decided on his college destination. Then a junior at Yorktown High School, the faceoff middie verballed to Delaware. But now, he’s had a change of heart and is the latest freshman collegiate player from the tristate to transfer following the first semester. Altimari has enrolled at […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 standout NJ goalie will play D-I college lax close to home

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One of the top junior goaltenders in the New Jersey has decided to play his college lacrosse close to home. Old Bridge’s Andrew Cherry has just committed to NJIT. Cherry is a strong stopper who is also capable of making acrobatic saves. He’s also an outstanding student with a 3.8 GPA. He’s NJIT’s second 2019 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Oh, brother – St. John’s snags twin tandem from NJ

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St. John’s University pulled off what’s especially rare — at least, in lacrosse. Namely, a double play. The Red Storm secured commitments from the twin brother tandem of Chris and Clayton Lancaster from  Hunterdon Central (NJ). Chris, pictured above and at left, is a defense. Clayton, shown below and at right, is a midfielder. Both […]

Lacrosse Insider: A look at Darien 2018 schedule as Wave look to get one for the thumb

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The Darien Blue Wave will be looking to get one for the thumb this coming season. The Wave have not only won four straight Connecticut state titles but 55 straight games, including back-to-back 23-0 seasons. But Darien will be challenged by significant graduation losses, and, as always, an extremely challenging schedule. Here’s a look at that […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new 2019 verbals

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We have three brand-new Class of 2019 verbals in this update. We start in New Jersey, where midfielder Kevin Jaffe of prep power St. Joseph’s Regional has decided on Hartford. Jaffe is a physically strong player who is a gifted dodger who also shoots well on the run. Staying in NJ, attackman Danny Varga of Rutgers Prep has […]

Lacrosse Insider: New LI, NJ verbals

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A senior from one of the top programs in Suffolk County and a junior from one of the powerhouse teams in New Jersey have both decided on their collegiate destinations. We start on Long Island where Smithtown East HS just saw its fifth 2018 standout commit with defenseman Matt Guercio making SUNY Maritime his choice. Guercio […]

Lacrosse Insider: Former Ivy League lacrosse commit now D-I bound for football

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On the football field, Nico Ragaini has been described as a “flash of lightning.” In the video above, the 2017 Notre Dame-West Haven (CT) grad returns an interception 82 yards for a touchdown. A standout at wide receiver, Ragaini had eight catches for 162 yards in a 34-28 win over West Haven in that game. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Former Maryland 2019 commit decides on new D-I destination

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Joey Corbett has made a lot of moves on the lacrosse — and off — in his young lacrosse career already. The talented Class of 2019 midfielder start his varsity career in Rockland County at North Rockland High School before transferring to prep power Trinity-Pawling in the Hudson Valley and then, Don Bosco, in Bergen […]

Lacrosse Insider: Latest D-I transfer comes from 6-foot-3 CT defenseman

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With the second college semester underway, we have our third transfer to report this week. It comes from Connecticut, where Fairfield University has welcomed a former high school standout from close to its campus: 2016 Fairfield Ludlowe HS grad Jake Tymon, who spent his freshman season at D-II Mercyhurst. Tymon is a big late pickup for […]

Lacrosse Insider: BU snags new transfer from 2017 LI standout for spring semester

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For the second straight day, we have news of a Class of 2017 Long Island standout landing at Boston University after transferring from a D-I program. We told you earlier that former three-time All-Suffolk County standout Kevin Snyder, a Commack HS grad, a midfield who excels in the faceoff X, transferred to BU from Maryland. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three-time Suffolk All-County star makes new verbal after obtaining release from national champ Maryland

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Three-time All-Suffolk selection Kevin Snyder, a versatile middie known for his prowess in the faceoff X, has transferred to Boston University just weeks after obtaining his release from defending national champion Maryland after his first semester. Snyder, who told Insider he obtained his release from the Terrapins this week, is in the process of deciding […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ attackman will play two sports in college; 2019 CT standouts commits to Ivy League program

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Let’s play two. One of the top senior atttackmen in New Jersey will be doing just that. Mac Bredahl of Chatham HS has just committed to Division III power Tufts, where he will also play golf. Bredahl decided on the Jumbos after decommitting from Villanova in the fall. A prolific feeder/finisher, Bredahl racked up more […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT, LI 2019 standouts decided on D-I programs close to home

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Two Class of 2019 standouts have just decided on their college destinates. Sacred Heart University picked up a verbal from close to campus: New Fairfield attackman/midfielder John Morgan. Morgan is a skilled, athletic offensive player who also excels on FOs. He’s New Fairfield’s second junior commit, joining Furman-bound attackman Brett Tenaglia. Moving to Long Island, Farmingdale […]

Lacrosse Insider: Bronx native, CHSAA standout makes D-I commitment

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A strong summer put Bronx native and late bloomer Danny Rodriguez on the radar of several Division I programs. After weighing several offers, the senior faceoff midfielder at Archbishop Stepinac HS has made his choice, deciding to stay in the tristate area to play his collegiate lax, committing to Sacred Heart University. Rodriguez is a […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 LI standout decides

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One of the top junior goaltenders on Long Island will be playing his college lax close to home. Port Washington’s AJ Galassi has just committed to St. John’s. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Galassi is an aggressive, strong stopper with a high lax IQ. He’s also an outstanding student with a 4.5 GPA. St. John’s now has […]

Lacrosse Insider: National champ Maryland secures late 2018 verbal

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Defending national champion Maryland has picked up a late Class of 2018 verbal. It comes from Florida, where defenseman Noah Cash of St. Thomas Aquinas Prep has decided on the Terrapins. Cash is a skilled player with ideal size at 6-3, 185 pounds. He’s also an outstanding student with a 4.7 GPA on a 5.0 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Star 2018 middie gives new commitment three years after early verbal

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With four varsity seasons ahead of him, Andrew Russell had already made his college choice in December of 2014 (left) when the athletic middie from NY state power Victor verballed to Virginia. But now, three years later, he’s had a change of heart. On Friday, Russell made Michigan his choice after decommitting from UVa. A […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new 2019 verbals

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An Ivy League commitment is among three new Class of 2019 verbals. It comes from New Jersey, where Haddonfield HS middie Aiden Blake has committed to the admissions process at Cornell. Blake is a two-way playmaker with ideal size at 6-3, 190. He’s Cornell’s eighth tristate junior commit, joining the following: Frankie Ciniglio, Ward Melville (NY), […]

Lacrosse Insider: Yorktown (NY) 2019 three-year varsity standout verbals; Two new decommitments

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A new Class of 2019 verbal headlines a shakeup in junior commitments by Hudson Valley power Yorktown HS. Faceoff middie Brendan Wiliams has just decided on UMass. The 5-foot-7. 175-pound Williams is a hard-nosed, aggressive player with a high lax IQ. He’s now Yorktown’s third junior commit, joining two Marist-bound commits: attackman Shane Dahlke and […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019 goaltending stars from LI, CT decide

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Two new Class of 2019 tristate goaltending standouts have just decided on their D-I destinations. We start on Long Island where Tommy Heller of Comsewogue has committed to Albany. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefty is a physically imposing presence who finished this past varsity season, in which he started as a sophomore, with a save percentage […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three-time All-Suffolk County middie gets release from defending national champ Maryland

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One of the top 2017 tristate grads has decided to find a new college with four years of eligibility remaining. Three-time All-Suffolk selection Kevin Snyder, a versatile middie known for his prowess in the faceoff X, has decided to leave defending national champion Maryland after his first semester. Snyder, who told Insider he obtained his […]

Lacrosse Insider: Oh, brother – Cornell pulls off double play with pair of 2019 commitments

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Twice is nice for Cornell. The Big Red just got two big Class of 2019  commitments to its admissions process from the twin tandem of defenders Patrick and Ian Jacobs from Princeton HS (NJ). Patrick is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound righty who is also a starter in soccer. He’s also an outstanding student with a 3.5 GPA. Ian, […]

Lacrosse Insider: New D-I St. Bonaventure program picks up verbal from standout A/M

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The announcement that St. Bonaventure, in upstate Olean, NY near the Pennsylvania border would be joining the world of D-I lax came in March. The Bonnies’ new program will launch in 2018-19. “For a number of reasons, the addition of men’s lacrosse at St. Bonaventure is extremely beneficial for the institution,” Director of Athletics Tim […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 CT standout gives new D-I commitment; Rutgers lands 2019 NY verbal

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One of the top 2018 longstick standouts in Connecticut has changed his commitment. Pomfret School D/LSM Nate Gentile has switched his commitment to Georgetown from Air Force. The athletic and skilled Gentile, who is a varsity captain in hockey as well as lax, is a physical presence who plays with a relentless style. Rutgers has just […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ standout switches verbal, will follow brother’s path to Duke

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Almost two years ago, one of the top sophomore goaltenders in the tristate committed to a collegiate program steeped in tradition at that position —  Notre Dame. But Garrett Smith of New Jersey power Mountain Lakes has had a change of heart. Now a senior, Smith has switched his commitment to Duke, where his brother, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Fourth Yorktown (NY) junior is D-I bound

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It should come as no surprise considering their proximity to each other. Marist College in Poughkeepsie is increasingly becoming a destination for one of the state’s top programs, one which happens to be less than an hour’s drive away. The second Class of 2019 player from Yorktown High School has just decided on the Red […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019 verbals from New Jersey, Long Island

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We have two new tristate Class of 2019 commitments in this update, starting in New Jersey. Northern Highlands HS attackman Max Paparozzi has decided on Wagner. Paparozzi is a dynamic feeder coming off a 22-goal, 41-assist, 63-point season. Moving to Long Island, another attackman, Zach Pizzimenti of Connetquot has verballed to Wingate University. The 6-foot, 190-pound Pizzimenti […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout LSM from four-time CT state champ Darien decides

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Four-time defending Connecticut state champ Darien has hit the half-dozen mark for Class of 2018 commitments. The latest was made by longstick midfielder Connor Sullivan, who has committed to Endicott College. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Sullivan combines strength (he squats 300 pounds) with speed (he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds). He also excels on faceoffs. […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 star decommits, reopens recruiting process

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One of the nation’s top juniors has reopened his recruiting. Athlete midfielder Joey Corbett of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) has decommitted from Maryland. Corbett had committed to the defending national champion Terrapins when he was a freshman at North Rockland (NY) High school. He then transferred to Trinity-Pawling (NY) before landing at Bosco this school year. […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI, upstate NY 2019 standouts decide; Quinnipiac snags late commitment from Hudson Valley standout

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Two new Class of 2019 verbals are among three Division I tristate commitments in this update. We start on Long Island where Kings Park junior attackman/midfielder Vince D’Alto decided to play his college lacrosse close to home at Stony Brook University. D’Alto is a versatile player who is strong with both hands and has a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley standout will play collegiately right near home; 2019 standout is bound for Bucknell

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We have a pair of new commitments from both the East and West coasts in this update. We start in the Hudson Valley, where Class of 2018 midfielder Kevin Rafferty from Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains has decided to play his college lax close to home in neighboring Purchase, committing to Manhattanville College. Rafferty is a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Utah gets a new 2019 tristate commit

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The newly launched D-I program at Utah has just picked up a new verbal from the tristate, and it’s a name quite familiar to the Utes. Garden City (NY) Class of 2019 attackman Jack Muldoon has committed to Utah. He’s following the path of brother Liam, a Garden City senior A/M, who committed to Utah […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 LI attackman among four new tristate commitments

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We have four new commitments in this update, including a Class of 2019 verbal. We start on Long Island, where Bay Shore HS junior attackman Will Button has decided to play his college lax close to home by verballing to Stony Brook University. Button (left) is a quick, elusive playmaker. He’s Bay Shore’s second 2019 commit, […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019 verbal, Rutgers gets FOGO commit from neighboring state

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We have two new Division I 2019 verbals and a 2018 commitment in this update. Sacred Heart picked up a verbal from versatile attackman/middie Ryan Stout. Stout is a creative, speedy, skilled playmaker. Rutgers picked up a late 2018 signing just before the Fall NLI Period ended. It comes from neighboring Pennsylvania where FOGO Michael […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 upstate standout will play his college lax close to home

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A brand-new Class of 2019 verbal from one of the most versatile players in upstate New York headlines this update. It comes from Class A state finalist Pittsford, where attackman/midfielder Sonny Imburgia has decided to play his college lax close to home at Binghamton. Imburgia (pictured at left) is a two-way player with a hard-nosed style […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new 2019 tristate verbals

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Two Class of 2019 tristate standouts have just given verbals. We start in Connecticut where Newtown HS midfielder Tucker Garrity has committed to Jacksonville. A two-way player, Garrity led the Hawks in scoring this past spring, second-team all state. Garrity is Jacksonville’s second junior commit from the tristate, joining attackman Matt Holland of Randolph (NJ). […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of D-I bound LI standouts switch commitments

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We have a pair of late switches by Long Islanders in 2018 commitments made just prior to the close of Fall Signing Week this past Wednesday. Midfielder Kevin Lynch of Chaminade is the latest in a wave of players the last few years to decide on Notre Dame after decommitting. Lynch, who had originally verballed […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT brothers both change D-I verbals

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Navy just got two for the price of one as one of the top brother tandems in the tristate have both switched their verbals to the Midshipmen. Wilton (CT) Class of 2018 attackman Brian Calabrese and his younger brother, junior goalie Andrew, are now bound for Navy after both earlier committed to Air Force. Andrew is […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI standout will follow brother’s D-I path

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One of the top senior attackmen on Long Island will be following his brother’s Division I destination. Chaminade’s Pat Kavanagh will be headed to Notre Dame, where older brother Matt enjoyed a stellar career. Pat Kavanagh, like his brother, is a highly skilled offensive playmaker and strong finisher. Regarded as a late bloomer, Pat Kavanagh […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 LI star switches verbal

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One of the top Class of 2019 players in the tristate has had a change of heart. Danny Parker, a two-way midfielder at St. Anthony’s, has switched his commitment from Loyola to Virginia. Parker, a speedy dodger, plays with an all-out style on both offense and defense. He’s Virginia’s second 2019 tristate commit, joining another […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of late 2018 verbals; Senior switches D-I verbal

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With Fall Signing Week at its midway point, we have four new late decisions, including one that has come after a decommitment. High scoring attackman Jack Collins of Avon Old Farms (CT) will now be bound for Boston University after decommitting from Bucknell. Collins is coming off a 54-goal, 33-assist junior season and has 176 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Utah taps into tristate for big 2019 verbal

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The newly launched D-I program at Utah has just picked up another verbal from the tristate, and it comes from one of the top varsity teams in NY/NJ/CT and the nation. Athletic Class of 2019 middie Trey Berry of Long Island power Ward Melville has decided on the Utes. Berry is a two-way player with a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new Hudson Valley verbals

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The Hudson Valley steals the spotlight in this update with three new verbals. We start in Northern Westchester where Class of 2018 attackman Sean Nolan of John Jay High School has committed to Florida Southern. Nolan had a team-leading 50 goals for the Indians in 2017. He’s John Jay’s ninth senior commit, joining: Thor Adamec, Colgate, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new verbals after decommitments

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The start of National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Period is coming up really quickly, gang. Signing Week starts Wednesday, Nov. 8 and ends Wednesday, Nov. 15. As we near those special days for current seniors, we are seeing a feverish amount of new verbals after decommitments as we’ve been documenting in this space. We have […]

Lacrosse Insider: Five new verbals, including trio of 2019 commitments

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This update is chock full of news with a trio of new Class of 2019 verbals and two new 2018 commitments. We start in upstate New York where junior attackman Andrew Mapstone of Honeoye Falls has just committed to Lehigh. An explosive feeder/finisher, Mapstone had 57 goals, 48 assists and 105 points this past spring. He’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI standout becomes fourth D-I sibling; 2019 middie switches verbal

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We have two new commitments plus a verbal after a decommitment in this update. We start with a chip off the old block where the latest Quinn brother from CHSAA power Chaminade has just made his choice. Dermot Quinn, a senior middie for the Flyers, will be headed to Holy Cross. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound Quinn […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019 D-I verbals from CT, NJ, NY

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We have a trio of new Class of 2019 verbals as we inch closer to National Fall Signing Week. Our first comes from Connecticut where Salisbury School D/LSM Luke DiIorio is bound for Bucknell. DiIorio is a skilled player with a high lax IQ. He’s Salisbury’s third junior commit joining Vermont-bound goalie Will Mark and Maryland-bound […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 complete rundown

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Tristate Top 100 (First group of 50) First group of 10 Kenny Brower, jr., Kellenberg Memorial (NY), D (Committed to Duke) Connor Drake, jr., Wilton (CT), M (Committed to Duke) Sean Kuttin, sr., Chaminade (NY), M (Committed to Yale) JP Lannig, sr., Syosset (NY), A (Committed to Brown) Matt Magnan, sr., Fox Lane (NY), M (Committed to […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 50 players 

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It’s Selection Sunday for our Tristate Top 100 countdown rankings with the presentation now of the first half of the Top 100. Without further ado: Tristate Top 100 (First group of 50) First group of 10 Kenny Brower, jr., Kellenberg Memorial (NY), D (Committed to Duke) Connor Drake, jr., Wilton (CT), M (Committed to Duke) […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley 2019 FOGO is Ivy League bound; Pair of NJ commits

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One of the top faceoff middies in the Hudson Valley is Ivy League bound. TJ Bryan of Lakeland/Panas has committed to Dartmouth’s admissions process. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Bryan, a hard-nosed athlete with good anticipation, won 64 percent of his faceoffs this past varsity season to go along with 154 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers. Turning […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 second group of 50 players 

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We’re just a few days away from our Super Sunday reveal of the complete Tristate Top 100 player rankings. We now present the second half of the Top 100. Tristate Top 100 (Second group of 50) Sixth group of 10 Brian Calabrese, sr., Wilton (CT), A (Committed to Navy, decommitted from Air Force) Connor Cook, so., Seton […]

Lacrosse Insider: Cornell, Marquette corral 2019 verbals

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A pair of new Class of 2019 verbals from New Jersey lead off this update. Our first comes from defending Tournament of Champions winner Delbarton where junior attack Michael Long has committed to Cornell’s admissions process. Long is a skilled feeder/finisher with a high lax IQ. He’s Cornell’s fifth 2019 tristate commit, joining the following: Frankie Ciniglio, […]

Lacrosse Insider: UPenn, Hopkins, Cornell pick up verbals after decommitments

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More new verbals after decommitments keep coming, folks. In this update, we have a pair from New Jersey as well as a big one in Connecticut by way of New York. Jamie Zusi, a Class of 2018 faceoff middie from Pingry, has just verballed to the admissions process at UPenn, after decommitting from Denver. Zusi is a hard-nosed […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 bonus group of players 

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It won’t be long now. We’re inching closer to the announcement of our complete Tristate Top 100 with the unveilings of the second group of 50 players, and then, the First 50. Today, we move from our class-by-by Top 25 rankings and our top players by position regardless of class to our bonus group of […]

Lacrosse Insider: Oh, brother! Trio of new 2019 verbals linked to siblings

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We have three new tristate junior commitments in this update and all are linked to brothers who also are either currently playing lacrosse in college or committed to do so, including a pair of verbals from the same Long Island power. That’s a lot, for sure. So let’s get right to it. We start in […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 LI FOGO switches verbal to Ivy League team; Hudson Valley 2018 is D-I bound

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A flurry of new verbals after decommitments continues in this update with a change of heart on Long Island. Faceoff midfielder Angelo Petrakis of Nassau power Massapequa has committed to Cornell’s admissions process after decommitting from Lehigh. Petrakis is a small but powerful dynamo in the faceoff X. He’s Cornell’s fourth tristate junior commit, joining Frankie Ciniglio, Ward […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019 verbals from LI, CT; 2018 switches college choice

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A pair of new Class of 2019 commitments are front and center in this update. We also have a new verbal after a decommitment. We start on Long Island where longstick midfielder Sal Pascarella of Suffolk power Half Hollow Hills East has verballed to St. Joseph’s. The 5-11, 155-pound Pascarella is an athletic takeaway defender. Equipped […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 25 sophomores 

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As we near the unveiling of the Tristate Top 100 and bonus group of players, we wrap up our leading players by class with a look at the Top 25 sophomore. Xavier Arline, Shoreham-Wading River (NY), A (Committed to North Carolina) Russell Maher, Mount Sinai (NY), A/M (Committed to Syracuse) Michael O’Connell, Chaminade (NY), M […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 5 goalies

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We’re thisclose to unveiling our Top 100 bonus group of players (those beyond the first 100), then the second group of 50 in the Top 100, followed by the Top 50. But now, we complete the reveal of the leading players by position by turning to goaltenders. Top 5 goaltenders Andrew Bonafede, sr., Chaminade (NY), […]

Lacrosse Insider: Four new 2019 verbals, including Hopkins, Brown commits

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We have four new Class of 2019 commitments to bring you in the update, including the latest junior commits for Johns Hopkins and Brown. Siena just secured a verbal from versatile junior attackman/middie Ryan Sisti of NJ power Ramapo. Sisti is a creative feeder/finisher with a knack for making big, clutch plays. He’s Ramapo’s third […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley 2019 twin tandem will play together in college; 2018 star from LI power reopens recruiting process

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Twice is nice for Fairfield University which landed commitments from the Class of 2019 twin brother tandem of Bryce and Dean Ford from Section 1 (NY) power John Jay. Both brothers play attack and midfield. Bryce had 45 goals and 20 assists this past varsity season. Dean is also a potent scorer who is adept […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of nation’s top 2019 commits switches prep schools

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One of the top juniors in the tristate has switched schools for the third time. Talented junior middie Joey Corbett, one of the top players nationally who committed to defending national champion Maryland when he was a freshman at North Rockland (NY), is now attending NJ prep power Don Bosco. This comes after Corbett had […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 standout switches verbal to Ivy League program; 2019 LI FOGO commits

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One of the most versatile senior middies in the tristate has had a change of heart. That’s front and center in this latest update featuring plenty of noteworthy commitments. Billy Chabot of Section 1 (NY) power Rye has just committed to Cornell’s admissions process after decomitting from a verbal to Colgate made at this time […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 NJ middie makes D-I choice; Pair of 2018 varsity teammates decide

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We have a trio of new verbal commitments in this update, all from the Garden State of New Jersey, and two from the same varsity program. Our first comes from the Class of 2019 where Pascack Valley midfielder Zach Olson will play his college lax close to home at St. John’s. The 6-foot, 182-pound Olson is […]