Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – Week 9

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 17-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 16-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 3. Manhasset (NY),  Record: 13-2, Last week’s ranking: No. 3 4. Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ),  Record: 16-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 5 5. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 16-1, Last week’s ranking: No. 6 6. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 10-4, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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We have quite a week of action in store as we head into Memorial Day Weekend with playoff games galore in the tristate. Here’s what you can look forward to: Monday, May 22 Section 1 semifinals Class A Mamaroneck at Lakeland/Panas Scarsdale at Wappingers Falls Class D  Irvington at Bronxville Croton-Harmon at Westlake NY Ivy League […]

Lacrosse Insider: FCIAC semifinal preview

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Semifinals Tuesday, May 23 at Brien McMahon HS, Norwalk No. 3 Ridgefield (14-3) vs. No. 2 Greenwich (12-5), 5 p.m. Notes: With significant graduation losses too numerous to mention, many thought this would be a rebuilding year of sorts for Greenwich. But tested by a tough schedule, this young team has well-exceeded expectations and is […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity game, players, coach, team of week – Week 9

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Game of the Week Stepinac (NY) 11, St. John the Baptist (NY) 10, OT Pat Magliocchino scored the game-winner as the Crusaders won their first-ever CHSAA Class AA playoff game. Magliocchino finished with five goals and an assist. Goaltender Tyler Rispoli, a resident of Mahopac, made 15 saves. Greg Cafaro had two goals. Stepinac will now […]

Lacrosse Insider: In postseason marked by botched D-I at-large picks, best tourney game has been in D-III

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The botched at-large selections of the NCAA Division I tournament have made for an event that’s — sadly — been unwatchable. Even more unfortunate has been the complicit acceptance of the picks by those buying into the “logic” of picking the best “name” or “marquee” programs rather than the most deserving teams. As a result, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Chaminade awarded CHSAA AAA title after St. Anthony’s sanctioned

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Chaminade defeated archrival St. Anthony’s comfortably 12-6 in the teams’ regular-season meeting 12-6. What would have happened in the scheduled CHSAA Nassau/Suffolk AAA title-game meeting scheduled for Thursday will forever remain a mystery. That’s because, on Wednesday, St. Anthony’s was sanctioned by CHSAA for self-reported use of ineligible player due to a self-reported administrative violation for […]

Lacrosse Insider: Section 1 (NY) playoff preview

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The addition of a Clas D bracket has resulted in one big change in the Section 1 playoffs this month. Because there will now be four finals, the title games will no longer be a tripleheader in one day, but rather, split with two games a day on back-to-back days. The venue for the finals […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 8 game, players, coach, team of the week

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Game of the Week Darien (CT) 12, Greenwich (CT) 8 The three-time defending state champ Blue Wave extended their winning streak to 46 games but not without a scare. Greenwich jumped out to the 3-0 first quarter lead on faceoff wins by Bailey Savio and goals by Jack Feda, who finished with five goals. At […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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It’s playoff time in the tristate and action on fields in NY/NJ/CT will heat up — literally — with each passing day. In fact, friends, temperatures will soar into the mid- and upper-80s Wednesday through Friday. As we present our day-by-day look at games we’re highlighting, please be aware, of course, that many playoffs matchups […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – Week 7

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  1. Darien (CT), Record: 12-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 14-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 3. Manhasset (NY),  Record: 11-2, Last week’s ranking: No. 9 4. Chaminade (NY),  Record:8-3, Last week’s ranking: No. 3  5. Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ),  Record: 12-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 4  6. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 11-1, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 7 game, players, coach, team of the week

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Game of the Week Garden City (NY) 12, Shoreham-Wading River (NY) 11 We start off by noting why this was really the game of the week. It was the featured contest at the ninth annual Lax Out Cancer Event at SWR in which the Shoreham and Wading River communities come together to raise awareness and […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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Believe it or not, we’re about to start what will be the final week of the regular season for many teams in the tristate. This year’s regular season seems to have floated by faster than others because of the weather. We actually had some snowfall the past few days in parts of upstate New York. […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2017 verbal after decommitment; Yorktown-Ridgefield game rescheduled

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We have a late Class of 2017 verbal to bring you in this update. It comes after a decommitment. Midfielder Mike Carbone of Pearl River in the Hudson Valley’s Rockland County has decided on Canisius College after decommitting from another upstate NY program, Division III Ithaca. Carbone is a strong dodger who has racked up 18 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – Week 6

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 9-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 12-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 3. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 7-2, Last week’s ranking: No. 3  4. Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ),  Record: 10-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 5  5. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 8-1, Last week’s ranking: No. 7  6. Mountain Lakes (NJ), 8-2, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 6 game, players, coach, team of the week

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Game of the Week Iona Prep (NY) 13, Fordham Prep (NY) 10 Most of our “Game of the Week” picks are contests decided by one goal. This one is an exception, and deservedly so. Anyone who’s followed the heated series between these CHSAA rivals know each game often winds up as if it’s several games within a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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As the calendar turns from April to May, we start a month that will bring the end of the regular season in just a couple of weeks, followed by the start of what promises to be one of the most interesting postseasons we’ve seen the last few years. So this coming week is perhaps the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Late 2017 D-I verbal from Hudson Valley; Pair of 2018 tristate standouts decide on same college

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We have a late Class of 2017 verbal and a pair of new 2018 commitments in this updates. The new senior commitment comes from one of the top offensive players in the Hudson Valley: attackman/midfielder Emmett Fay of Section 1 power Mamaroneck (NY). The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Fay is an effective scorer from inside or out, with a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – Week 5

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 7-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 10-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 3 3. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 5-2, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 4. Victor (NY),  Record: 6-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 4 5. Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ),  Record: 8-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 5 6. Mountain Lakes (NJ), 8-0, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: A look at what’s in store now that new recruiting guidelines will take effect

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When news arrived from Indianapolis earlier this month the NCAA had passed new recruiting legislation to curtail contacts with underclassmen, there was almost universal praise from coaches, players and parents alike. With the new rules about to become reality, many are now wondering what exactly it all means. So we thought we’d provide answers to […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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The final week of April has a little bit of everything when it comes to tristate boys lacrosse action. There is a large batch of heated rivalry games (with most on Saturday) as well as key league and conference games and a heaping helping of interstate affairs. Here are games we’re highlighting each day. Monday, April […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 5 game, player, coach, team of the week

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Games of the Week Bronxville (NY) 10, Fordham Prep (NY), 9, 2OT Bronxville led 5-3 at halftime after taking a 3-1 edge after the first quarter. The game was tied at 8-8 heading into the fourth quarter. Chaminade (NY) 11, Yorktown (NY) 10 The renewal of this downstate NY rivalry game didn’t disappoint as Chaminade, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Four new 2018 verbals

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We have four new Class of 2018 verbals to bring you in this update, three from New Jersey. The first comes from Millburn HS, where attackman Davis Moshier has committed to Division II Rollins College. A creative offensive performer, Moshier was Millburn’s leading scorer in 2016, finishing with 40 goals and 26 assists, earning first […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – Week 4

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 5-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 4-1, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 3. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 8-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 3 4. Victor (NY),  Record: 5-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 4 5. Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ),  Record: 6-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 10 6. Mountain Lakes (NJ), 6-0, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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Spring Break is in the rearview mirror,  and now, things kick into high gear as the 2017 varsity regular season hits the halfway point. That means wall-to-wall action at this, the busiest time of the season. Here’s a rundown of tristate games we’re highlighting for this week. Monday, April 17 Hicksville (NY) at Syosset (NY) Amity […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 4 game, player, coach, team of the week

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Games of the Week Yorktown (NY) 11, John Jay (NY) 10. Kyle Casey’s third goal of the game in the closing minutes snapped a 10-10 tie and capped an impressive comeback for the host Huskers, who outscored their Section 1 archrivals 4-0 in the final quarter. Teammate Shane Dahlke had set up Casey’s game-winner when […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2017 NY standout attackman makes late switch

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One of the top senior attackmen in upstate New York has had a late change of heart. Canandaigua Academy standout Devin Andrews has decommitted from Quinnipiac and decided on Stony Brook. A skilled lefty, Andrews had been recruited by Mercyhurst, Mount St Marys, Ithaca, Hobart and Limestone when he originally committed to QU. His switch to SBU […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 3-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 3-1, Last week’s ranking: No. 9 3. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 5-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 4. Victor (NY),  Record: 3-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 3 5. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 4-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 5 6. St. Anthony’s (NY),  Record: 3-1, Last week’s ranking: […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 3 game, player, coach, team of the week

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Game of the Week John Jay (NY) 17, Smithtown East (NY) 16, OT. Jackson Rieger, a senior attackman bound for Binghamton, had one of the best individual games of any varsity player in the nation this season, and scored the game-winner in overtime as John Jay pulled out the dramatic win at Smithtown East. The […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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It’s spring break week and that means you should get set for the type of interstate matchups we see mainly on Saturdays throughout this coming week. It sure makes for an interesting — and what should be an eventful — week. Here are games we’re highlighting by day. Monday, April 10 Cold Spring Harbor (NY) at […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 1-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 3-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 3. Victor (NY),  Record: 1-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 3 4. St. Anthony’s (NY),  Record: 3-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 4 5. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 2-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 5 6. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 2-0, Last week’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 Long Island standout decides; Eighth-grader makes his (very) early college choice

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We have a Class of 2021 early bird verbal from beyond the tristate area to bring you in this update. But we begin on Long Island with a new 2019 commitments from CHSAA power Chaminade. It comes from talented D/LSM Matthew Zito, who just became the fifth sophomore Flyer to decide on Furman University. The […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 2 game, player and coach of the week

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Game of the Week Manhasset (NY) 11, John Jay (NY) 10, F/OT. ‘Set pulled out the victory in the renewal of this heated downstate rivalry when John Psyllos scored off a nice feed from Steven Schneider, who gained possession after Edward Arnold scooped up a groundball after a caused turnover and fed it to Schneider. Schneider […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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Action in the area kicks into high gear this week. With all three states now off and running, this will be the first full week of games in NY, NJ and CT. Here are contests we’re highlighting from Monday through Saturday. Monday, April 3 John Jay (NY) at Smithtown East (NY) Horace Greeley (NY) at Briarcliff (NY) […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Week 1 game, player and coach of the week

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Game of the Week Syosset 9, Northport 8: The Braves preserved the win in this Nassau vs. Suffolk showdown of Long Island powers dramatically as Anthony Celauro made a save with one second remaining in regulation. Matt Benus had three goals and three assists and Jack Monfort three goals for Syosset.  Justin Roderka had three goals […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate games to watch this week

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Long Island teams got things started on Monday, followed by the rest of New York as the week went on. This week, Connecticut and New Jersey gets in on the action, launching their regular seasons. So get set for our first steady daily diet of varsity lacrosse in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island 2019 middie decides; two new 2018 verbals

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Our latest Class of 2019 verbal headlines this latest update. It comes from Long Island where Army just picked up its second sophomore tristate commitment with talented Calhoun HS midfielder Nick Turrini’s verbal to the Black Knights. Turrini is a versatile and skilled two-way player with a high lacrosse IQ. Army’s other 2019 tristate verbal […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate games to watch this week

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It will be an interstate Clash of the Titans on Saturday, March 25 when Chaminade (NY) takes on McDonogh (MD) at Princeton University. Spring starts on Monday, and so too does the 2017 varsity lacrosse season in the tristate with the first scheduled games. As always, Long Island gets things going first. But by week’s end, […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019, 2020 verbals; Pair of 2018 commitments

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The first Class of 2019 commitment for Division I Jacksonville University and its first-year head coach, former Syracuse University star John Galloway, headlines this latest update. Talented attackman Matt Holland of Randolph High School in northern New Jersey has just verballed to Galloway’s Dolphins. Holland, who was pulled up to varsity his freshman season, is […]

Lacrosse Insider: Snow-way! Lax programs battle the elements in stormy start to preseason

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The Nor’easter that swept through the area early this week spared Long Island of heavy snowfall accumulation, but parts of Connecticut and the Hudson Valley got slammed with as much as two feet or more of snow. That didn’t stop the lax team at Fairfield-Ludlowe (CT) from getting outside and teaming up to clear the […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 gives new verbal two-plus years after initial commitment; CT standout LSM is NY-bound for college

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We have a pair of new 2018 verbals, with one coming after a decommitment. Faceoff midfielder Joe Neuman, who committed to Johns Hopkins as a freshman at Walt Whitman (HS) in Suffolk County, has just committed to Yale’s admissions process after decommitting from JHU. Neuman, now attending CT prep power Salisbury School, is a small […]

Lacrosse Insider: Drumroll, please — now, here are our first Class of 2021 commits

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The recruiting spotlight is now shining on the Class of 2021 — that’s current eighth-graders, if you’re doing the math — with our very first commitments now in the books. The very first 2021 verbal comes from Long Island where Mount Sinai goaltender Emily Lampartner has announced her intentions to sign with the University of […]

Lacrosse Insider: Unbeaten Hofstra picks up 2020 verbal from near its campus; AD of lacrosse power announces retirement

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A resurgent Hofstra is off to a strong 4-0 start this season with a big one on Saturday at defending national champion North Carolina. The Pride’s also picking up some wins in the recruiting wars. Hofstra just secured a verbal fro one of the top underclassmen long poles on Long Island: D/LSM Anthony Carroll of […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 CHSAA stopper decides; 2018 verbals from Long Island, upstate NY

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We bring you a new Class of 2019 commitment plus a pair of 2018 verbals in this update. Our latest sophomore commitment comes from CHSAA power Chaminade where goaltender Andrew Jenet has decided on Furman, to become the first 2019 tristate commit for the Paladins and head coach Richie Meade. Jenet is a strong stopper and […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 CHSAA LSM/D makes his choice; two other new junior commitments

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One of the top junior longsticks in the CHSAA will be headed from the Bronx to the Mountains to play his college lacrosse. Carson Brown, an LSM/D at Fordham Prep, has just verballed to Vermont. The 6-foot, 170-pound Brown is extremely skilled and outstanding on takeaways and groundballs. He also has strong stick skills and […]

Lacrosse Insider: Players, games to watch in 2017, Top 25 tristate preseason games

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With teams from throughout the tristate about to start tryouts and practices the new few weeks, here’s a preseason package to get you set for the varsity season in NY/NJ/CT. We present our preseason players and games to watch and our preseason Top 25 rankings. Players to Watch Connecticut  Jackson Appelt, sr., New Canaan, A […]

Lacrosse Insider: Versatile 2018 attackman from Long Island decides

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Siena College has been challenged by a tough early season schedule that has included games against Syracuse and Virginia. The Saints hope strong recruiting classes of 2017 and ’18 will put them in position to challenge in those type of marquee games in years to come. To that end, Siena just picked up its fifth […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI standout who committed as freshman in 2014 gives new verbal; Two new 2018 verbals

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When Nick Brode committed to Boston University in April of 2014, he became the Terriers’ first-ever freshman verbal. He also was the first-ever ninth-grader in the history of Center Moriches (NY) in Suffolk County to give a verbal. Fast forward to nearly three years later, and quite a bit has changed. For starters, Brode now […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 preseason HS boys rankings

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 1. Darien (CT), 2016 record: 23-0, Last year’s final ranking: No. 12. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  2016 record: 18-1, Last year’s final ranking: No. 5 3. Victor (NY),  2016 record: 22-0, Last year’s final ranking: No. 2 4. St. Anthony’s (NY),  2016 record: 14-2, Last year’s final ranking: No. 4 5. Delbarton (NJ),  2016 record: 22-2, Last year’s final ranking: No. 4 6. Ward Melville […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of top defenders in Fairfield County (CT) decides

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Connecticut power Greenwich High School doubled its number of 2018 verbals with a brand-new commitment from one of the leading defenders in Fairfield County. Longstick midfielder JT Lawrence is the latest tristate standout to decide on the growing Division III program at Colorado College. Colorado College, off to a 3-0 start this season (wins against […]

Lacrosse Insider: Division I men’s lacrosse coaches contact info

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While there are dead periods and contact periods during the year limited when and how coaches may contact prospective recruits, there’s no limit as to when players can contact coaches. Here’s a rundown of contact info for head coaches and assistant coaches at the Division I level. AIR FORCE Head Coach, United States Air Force […]

Lacrosse Insider: Teen swings lacrosse sticks during Hudson Valley college-dorm fight, police say

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A 19-year-old female has been charged with menacing after swinging a lacrosse stick during a fight with a male student at (above) in the Hudson Valley’s Rockland County on Saturday, Orangetown Police said. For more details on the incident, click here. * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you think will also like […]

Lacrosse Insider: NCAA recruiting calendars for 2017

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It’s now a quiet period for recruiting on the NCAA Division I calendar. When does contact period start up again? You can find out that, and other key dates, by clicking below: Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s: No recruiting caelndar * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you think […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new 2018 verbals, 2019 standout also decides

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Four new verbal commitments, with three coming from the Class of 2018, make up this brand-new update. Our first new junior verbal comes from Long Island where faceoff/midfielder Brandon Rizzuto from defending CHSAA champion St. Anthony’s has committed to the admissions process at Holy Cross. The 5-foot-6, 170-pound Rizzuto decided on the Crusaders after also […]

Lacrosse Insider: 6-foot-4 standout CT defender bound for Patriot League

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Brandon Delcristo’s growth as a lacrosse player matches his growth in stature. The senior defender at Greenwich (CT) is now 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. He also has both strength (he bench presses 250 pounds and squats 325) and speed (he runs a 4.62 in the 40-yard dash) to go with that size. Those physical attributes — […]

Lacrosse Insider: New England prep power brings in new coach from rival school

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On Wednesday, May 24, the varsity boys lacrosse teams at New England prep powers and league rivals Trinity-Pawling (NY) and Taft (CT) end their seasons against each other. That scenario seems fitting considering what happened today. Current Trinity-Pawling head coach Nic Bell told Insider that he’s accepted an offer from Taft to teach English and become […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch – the complete rundown

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NY/NJ/CT interstate Chaminade (NY) vs. McDonogh (MD), Saturday, March 25 at Princeton University Yorktown (NY) at Darien (CT), Saturday, April 1 New Canaan (CT) vs. McDonogh (MD), Friday, April 7 at University of Pennsylvania Niskayuna (NY) vs. Darien (CT), Friday, April 7 at Union College, Schenectady Yorktown (NY) at Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ), Saturday, April 8 Delbarton […]

Lacrosse Insider: More at the Shore – Seaside tristate D-I program lands three verbals in one day

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It was more for the shore as Monmouth College, located on the Jersey Shore, hauled in not one, not two, but three commits in one day on Wednesday. So let’s get right to it. Class of 2019 attackman Cole Campbell of St. Joseph’s Collegiate (NY) became the Hawks’ second tristate sophomore commit. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Campbell […]

Lacrosse Insider: Suffolk 2018 standout will head south for college

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Our latest Class of 2018 verbal comes from out east on Long Island where Westhampton Beach midfielder Craig Connor has committed to Division II Florida Southern. The athletic Connor has ideal size at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Connor, who has a hard and accurate outside shot, is a natural righty who also is strong with his left […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – NY/NJ/CT interstate

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Top 10 tristate games to watch in 2017 by region Connecticut Hudson Valley Long Island New Jersey Upstate New York One of the main things that makes lacrosse so special compared to other varsity sports in the number of interstate games in the regular season. The genesis of this phenomenon dates back to the 1960s […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout junior D/LSM makes new verbal after decommitting; CT 2018 decides

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Our latest verbal following a decommitment is among two new decisions by tristate Class of 2018 standouts in this latest update. Defender/LSM Evan Malgier of NJ power St. Augustine Prep has decided on Maryland after committing to Ohio State in the fall of 2015 as a sophomore in October 2015. Malgier decommitted from the Buckeyes this past fall. […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019, 2018 verbals

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We have a pair of Class of 2018 commitments in this brand-new update. We begin on Long Island where midfielder Nick Evangelista of Locust Valley HS (NY) has committed to Rollins College. Evangelista is a strong two-way player with good speed and athleticism. Staying in the Class of 2018 and moving down south, St. Thomas […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – New Jersey

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We’ve presented region-by-region Top 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 from Long Island, Connecticut, Hudson Valley and upstate New York. We now turn to New Jersey with a look at the top games this coming season in the Garden State. First, a quick reminder. These are all intrastate games. We will present a separate rundown of top […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – Upstate New York

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We’ve presented region-by-region Top 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 from Long Island, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. We now turn to upstate with a look at the top games this coming season in the counties north of the Hudson Valley, First, a quick reminder. These are all intrastate games. We will present a separate rundown of […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ middie’s new verbal after decommitting among flurry of 2018 decisions

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The Class of 2018 is in the midst of a wave of new verbals. So let’s get right to them. Our first is a new verbal that follows a decommitment. Westfield (NJ) midfielder Nicky Bond, who had been bound for  Navy, has committed to the admissions process at Princeton. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound Bond is a skilled […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three-time CT state champ Darien’s tough tests start in preseason

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The lax hawk will be flying high soon enough. The hawk is the adopted mascot of the three-time defending Connecticut state champion Darien boys lacrosse program. The hawk will undoubtedly be spreading its wings March 18 when official practices start. After the annual blue-white intrasquad scrimmage, the Wave have several challenging preseason outings before embarking […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – Hudson Valley

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We’ve presented region-by-region Top 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 on Long Island as well as Connecticut. We now turn to the Hudson Valley with a look at the top games this coming season in the counties just north of New York City. We are including games that will actually be played in the Hudson Valley, […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – Connecticut

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We launched our region-by-region Top 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 on Long Island. ICYMI, you can check that rundown out here. We now head up and over the Long Island Sound with a look at the top games this coming season in Connecticut. First, a quick reminder. These are all intrastate games. We […]

Lacrosse Insider: Highly recruited 2019 Hudson Valley standout commits

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One of the most highly sought-after sophomores in the Hudson Valley has made his college choice. Athletic midfielder Jack Howe, a key contributor on the Section 1 (NY) Class C champion Pleasantville varsity squad as a freshman last spring, has just committed to Georgetown. Howe, a triple-threat player with good size, skills and speed, had 24 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Yorktown (NY) schedule features pair of new powerhouse foes

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A challenging schedule as tough as any public school program you’ll find has been been one of the main reasons — maybe the main reason — for the success of the Yorktown (NY) boys lacrosse program. This year’s schedule is no different. But then again, it actually is. The Huskers have added a pair of […]

Lacrosse Insider: Don Bosco Prep (NJ) 2019, Yorktown (NY) 2018 decide

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New Class of 2019 and 2018 commitments headline this latest update. We start with the sophomore class, where New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep just delivered Quinnipiac University its first 2019 tristate verbal. It comes from defender Michael Buschbacher. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Buschbacher has good skills and speed to go with his size and is a […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity games to watch in 2017 – Long Island

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We’ve presented our tristate varsity players to watch for the upcoming 2017 varsity season. Now, let’s get to the games. We will focus on games between teams in within their own areas — Long Island, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, New Jersey, Upstate New York — and then present a separate look at interstate showdowns, which have […]

Lacrosse Insider: Chaminade (NY) 2019 standout decides

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Two programs known for churning out exceptional goaltenders are front and center in this latest update. CHSAA power Chaminade has one alum who is now a netminder for Notre Dame, in Fighting Irish freshman Jack Zullo. Just as Zullo will be entering his senior year at UND, another Flyer will be joining him in South […]

Lacrosse Insider: Colgate corrals first Class of 2019 tristate commit

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Colgate has compiled an impressive array of senior and junior commitments from the tristate region. The Red Raiders hope they can do the same with NY/NJ/CT underclassmen. To that end, ‘Gate took the first step. But considering the player and program that provided the Raiders with their first Class of 2019, it wound up being a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new Class of 2020 verbals

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Rutgers has just scored a daily double of sorts as the Scarlet Knights have picked up their first Class of 2020 verbals, with both coming from in-state. Jack Aimone (left), a versatile and athletic midfielder from Hunterdon Central, is the first Garden State freshman standout who plans to join the Scarlet Knights. Aimone, who plays travel […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 104-goal scorer gives new verbal after decommitting from Syracuse; 6-foot-3 CT defender decides

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The journey of one of the nation’s premier high school super scorers will soon land in Baltimore. Junior midfielder Chase Scanlan, who was New York’s top scorer in 2016 with 104 goals and 169 points for upstate Gowanda/Silver Creek (NY), has just verballed to Loyola after earlier decommitting from Syracuse. Scanlan had a state record 14 goals in a game […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2017 standout picks D-III program over several D-Is; New 2019 verbal

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It’s always noteworthy when a player opts to go the Division III route after drawing interest from Division III. That’s the case with defender Logan Adams of Hunterdon Central (NJ), left, who just decided on Ithaca College. Adams had been recruited by D-I programs Villanova, Providence and Lehigh as well as Hobart, Salisbury and Gettysburg. The […]

Lacrosse Insider: John Jay will be tested by games vs. LI powers Smithtown East, Manhasset, Cold Spring Harbor

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The 2016 John Jay (NY) boys lacrosse team (above) was tested by a tough schedule last season in its run to the Section 1 Class B finals. As anyone who’s followed the Indians during their rise to national prominence over the last decade knows, a challenging schedule is nothing new for John Jay. But this […]

Lacrosse Insider: Latest 2020 verbal comes from Connecticut

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Our latest Class of 2020 verbal comes from a Connecticut program that does not often send many of its players to the Division I level. Trumbull High School is located on the farthest eastern point of the lax hotbed of Fairfield County, bordered by towns such as Monroe, Shelton and Stratford, rather than the powerhouses farthest […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of 2019s decide, latest 2020 verbal

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Three underclassmen are in the spotlight in our latest update. Class of 2019 midfielder Mike Gottlieb, who made the varsity team of prep power Brunswick School (CT) as a freshman, just gave Boston University its first sophomore tristate verbal. The 5-foot-11, 170pound Gottlieb is a versatile, polished athlete with a high upside. A resident of Rye, NY, Gottlieb […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity players to watch – the complete rundown

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Connecticut  Jackson Appelt, sr., New Canaan, A (Committed to Virginia) Alex Buckanavage, sr., Brunswick, A, above (Committed to Michigan) Brian Calabrese, jr., Wilton, A (Committed to Air Force) Arden Cohen, sr., Darien, transfer from Gunnery, D/LSM (Committed to Notre Dame) Finlay Collins, sr., Darien, M (Committed to UPenn) Ryan Cornell, sr., Darien, G, right (Committed to […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019, 2017 standouts decide

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 Our latest new verbals come from New Jersey and just beyond the borders of the tristate area. We start with the Class of 2019 and in the Garden State where Wyckoff (NJ) native Matt Karsian, a sophomore midfielder at Ramapo High School (NJ), has decided to play his college lax close to home, committing to […]

Lacrosse Insider: 25 boys varsity players to watch in 2017 – Connecticut

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Our preseason player watch list wraps up with Connecticut. We’ll soon be rolling out our region-by-region look at the top games to watch this coming varsity season. But first, here are links to our previous regional player watch reports: Long Island Hudson Valley New Jersey Upstate New York Now, here are 25 boys varsity players […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new 2019 commitments

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Two new Class of 2019 commitments come your way in this brand-new report. We start with one of the premier powers on Long Island, and one known for churning out faceoff standouts. Well, chalk up another one. Smithtown East sophomore Michael Herber just committed to Hofstra. Herber is a skilled and hard-nosed player with good anticipation. […]

Lacrosse Insider: 25 boys varsity players to watch in 2017 – Hudson Valley

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Our preseason region-by-region look at the top boys varsity players in the tristate lands in the Hudson Valley after stops in upstate New York, New Jersey and Long Island. Still to come: Connecticut. Now, here are our Top 25 players to watch from the Hudson Valley, listed, as always, in alphabetical order. Thor Adamec, jr., […]

Lacrosse Insider: New verbal gives tristate HS program its fifth 2020 commit

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We have a pair of new underclass verbals, including a nation-leading fifth 2020 commitment for a tristate varsity program. Let’s first start things off in the Class of 2019 where Providence College just secured a commitment from Plymouth Whitemarsh (PA) D/LSM Ricky Amorim (left). The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Amorim is a skilled takeaway defender who has good […]

Lacrosse Insider: 25 boys varsity players to watch in 2017 – Long Island

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Our preseason region-by-region look at the top varsity players to watch heading into the 2017 has hit Long Island. Picking 25 standouts from Nassau and Suffolk is not exactly an easy chore. To say the least. After all, Long Island, of course, is the No. 1 hotbed within the nation’s No. 1 hotspot of NY/NJ/CT. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Rare Class of 2020 Ivy League admissions process verbal comes from familiar lacrosse family

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He’s always been known as the “little” brother of one of the top faceoff midfielders in the tristate region the last few years, Penn State freshman Gerard Arceri. But Chris Arceri of Long Island power Smithtown East, also a FOGO, has quickly managed to make a name for himself that goes beyond those bloodlines. That’s impressive […]

Lacrosse Insider: 25 boys varsity players to watch in 2017 – New Jersey

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Our preseason coverage of the upcoming varsity season in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region continues. We started things off by presenting the first installment of our preseason players to watch rundowns for each of the tristate coverage regions featured on our “High School Zone” section, which is accessible in the main tab on the homepage of LaxLessons.com. […]

Lacrosse Insider: 10 boys varsity players to watch in 2017 – Upstate New York

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With the arrival of the new year, we are now officially starting our preseason coverage of the upcoming varsity season in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. To get things rocking and rolling, we will be presenting preseason players to watch for each of the tristate coverage regions on our “High School Zone” section, which is accessible […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2019 defensive standout has Syracuse’s number

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The No. 47 is a legendary one in the annals of Syracuse University men’s lacrosse. It’s the number worn by four-time All-America defenseman Ric Beardsley, who was instrumental in the Orange win national titles in 1993 and ’95. We can now report on a defender, with size similar to Beardsley at that age, headed to the […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2018, ’19, ’20 verbals

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We bring you new commitments in the classes of 2018, ’19 and ’20 in our first update of the final week of 2016. We start in the Class of 2018 where Bucknell picked up its eight verbal from a junior tristate standout: Rumson-Fair Haven (NJ) midfielder Garrett Sweely. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Sweely, a transfer from prep […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new 2017 verbals, two from same Hudson Valley program

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Three new Class of 2017 commitments including two from the same varsity high school program where two seniors at Lakeland/Panas in the Hudson Valley have both made their choices. Defender Mike Coletti (SUNY Brockport) and attackman Tim Fallo (SUNY Geneseo) are two of the Rebels’ most polished and experienced players. The both are technically sound […]

Lacrosse Insider: D-II head coach taps into his Long Island roots to corral three new 2018 verbals

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The Mercy College men’s lacrosse team has just earned the 10th Division II ranking nationally in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Magazine Preseason Poll. Mercy is coming off a 9-6 season which saw it make the ECC Tournament for the second straight year, ending the season ranked No. 13 in the final USILA Coaches Poll. One […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2020 verbal brings number of freshman tristate commits to 25

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Our latest Class of 2020 commitment brings the number of freshman tristate verbals to the quarter-century mark. Talented attackman Joey Pezzimenti of upstate NY power Victor just decided on Ohio State. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound Pezzimenti is a strong off-ball player who really makes things happen, especially in the open field, aided by a blistering and […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley varsity power hires former standout as new head coach

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One of the players most instrumental in the emergence of Harrison High School into a Section 1 (NY) power is returning to his alma mater to take over as varsity head coach. Matt Cipolla, a 2005 Harrison HS grad and former goaltending standout, has been named to take over for Edgar Glascott, who guided the Huskies […]

Lacrosse Insider: Syracuse corrals pair of 2019 commitments

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Twice is nice for Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse program, which just picked up a pair of 2019 tristate commitments. The first come from close to the Orange campus: West Genesee HS midfielder Max Rosa (pictured at left). The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Rosa is a versatile, two-way player with a good combination of athleticism, skills and speed. He […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019, ’18 middies from Long Island, upstate decide

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We bring you new verbals from the classes of 2018 and ’19 in this update. The latest sophomore commitment comes from defending CHSAA champion St. Anthony’s where two-way midfielder Caleb Monzon just decided on Bryant University. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Monzon is a quick and athletic player who is an offensive threat as well as a […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2017, ’18, ’19 D-I verbals from Long Island, CT, Hudson Valley

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Three new Division I tristate commitments have been made the last 24 hours. The first comes from Cheshire High School (CT) 2017 A/M Ryan Lindsey, who verballed to Vermont. Lindsey, who was MVP of the Philly Showcase, told Lacrosse Insider he was originally recruited as a 2018 player. “I was originally going to do a […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of top programs in Westchester County (NY) welcomes new head coach

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There’s been a changing of the guard at one of the top varsity programs in Section 1 (NY), which includes Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess counties. Steve Lennon is the new head coach at Rye after a successful four-year run as HC at nearby Eastchester HS. Lennon replaces Rye co-head coaches and brothers Brian and […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2018 verbals from NY, CT

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We have new Class of 2018 commitments from New York and Connecticut. Our first comes from one of the premier programs in the Empire State –Niskayuna — where attackman/midfielder Tom Constantine just decided to stay in-state to play his college lacrosse, committing to Ithaca. Constantine is Nisky’s second junior commit, joining D/LSM  Kamren Thomas (Belmont […]