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) RyanCornell, sr., Darien, G, right (Committed to Vermont) […]

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 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Binghamton corrals first 2019 commit; St. John’s get verbal from CHSAA power Chaminade

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We’ll be reporting on the 25th — yes, 25th senior commitment — for CHSAA power Chaminade in a moment, but we first bring you our latest new 2019 verbal. Athletic defender Declan Ferris of Bethlehem in the Albany area just committed to Binghamton, giving the Bearcats and new coach Kevin McKeown their first sophomore verbal. […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2020, 2019, 2017 commitments

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We start our latest update with a brand-new Class of 2020 commitment. It comes from Connecticut where Brunswick School midfielder Logan Tucker just became Ohio State’s second tristate freshman commit. Tucker, who was recruited as a faceoff specialist, is a multi-talented player with good stick skills and a strong shot. He transferred to Brunswick from […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 50 college freshmen

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In the fall, we presented our “Freshman 50,” a look at the Top 50 collegiate freshman from the tristate area. As the start of the college season inches closer, we are now republishing that list. As you know by now, with our high school rankings, our policy is not to attach specific numeral rankings, but […]

Lacrosse Insider: Latest 2020 verbal comes from Long Island; Five D-I programs pick up first 2019 tristate verbals

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We start things off with a brand-new Class of 2020 verbal before we get to a flurry of Division I programs all picking up their first sophomore class verbal. The latest freshman to give a commitment is midfielder Zander Stapleton of Port Washington (NY), who committed to Boston University. A versatile and athletic player, Stapleton […]

Lacrosse Insider: Two new 2019, four new 2018 verbals

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A pair of new 2019 commitments lead off this latest update. Our first comes from the Hudson Valley where defender John Hufnagel of CHSAA power Iona Prep just gave Providence College its second sophomore tristate verbal. Hufnagel is a technically sound position defender with good footwork and a high lax IQ. He’s also an outstanding […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity powerhouse prepares to usher in new era with new coach

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As the start of the new year rapidly approaches, one of the most successful and tradition-rich varsity programs in the nation is preparing for the start of a new era. Former collegiate and professional lacrosse star Keith Cromwell (shown above being inducted into Rutgers University’s Hall of Fame) is eager to start his first season […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2020, 2019 verbals; 2018 standout switches schools

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New Class of 2020 of 2019 tristate commitments have just been made, along with a 2018 change of schools. The 2020 verbal is the first freshman verbal for Hofstra University. It comes from close by as midfielder Joe Juengerkes just decided on the Pride. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Juengerkes is an athletic player who also excels in football […]

Lacrosse Insider: New senior, junior, sophomore class commitments

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We have verbal commitments from the classes of 2017, ’18 and ’19 to report in this update. Our new senior commit comes from the Hudson Valley where Arlington HS (NY) midfielder Darian Brown (above) decided on Misericordia. Brown is an athletic, aggressive and energetic player. He’s Arlington’s third 2017 commit, joining fellow middies Matt Lopez (Salisbury) […]

Lacrosse Insider: Penn State takes tristate lead for 2020 verbals as D/LSM decides on Nittany Lions

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Our latest freshman verbal has given Penn State the lead among college program with five Class of 2020 tristate commitments. The Nittany Lions just secured a verbal from upstate NY standout D/LSM Thomas “Buddy” Pelish of Penfield HS. Pelish is an extremely skilled and technically sound position defender. He is adept at takeaways as well […]

Lacrosse Insider: Leading scorer in New York this past spring decommits

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One of the nation’s most prolific high school scorers has reopened his recruiting after committing to Syracuse. Junior midfielder Chase Scanlan, who transferred from Gowanda/Silver Creek (NY) to IMG Academy (FL), was NY’s top scorer in 2016 with 104 goals and 169 points. He had a state record 14 goals in a game during the season and led Gowanda/Silver Creek […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new verbals from Long Island and Hudson Valley

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This update is stuffed with three new post-Thanksgiving commitments. Our first comes from the Class of 2018 where Suffolk County (NY) power Commack just saw its second Class of 2018 standout commit. He’s attackman Liam Walshe, who committed to Manhattan. Walshe is a versatile righty who has a strong and accurate outside shot. The other […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2017, 2018 verbals come from Hudson Valley, New Jersey

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We have a new 2017 commitment and new 2018 verbal in this update. The latest tristate senior to decide is from the Hudson Valley, where Clarkstown North HS (NY) A Kyle Ryder committed to Division III Kean University in New Jersey. Ryder is a feeder/finisher who had 33 goals and 28 assists as a junior. […]

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

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Two tristate sophomores have just decided on their collegiate destinations. Our first new 2019 verbal comes from Long Island where Riverhead midfielder Connor Kalmus has committed to Delaware. The 5-foot-8, 140-pound Kalmus, who was a varsity standout as freshman, also made the Long Island Showcase Rising Sophomore roster. Kalmus is a quick and agile player with outstanding […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new 2018 verbals include Ivy League-bound CT standout

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We have three new Class of 2018 commitments in this latest update. Our first comes from one of the top midfielders in Connecticut, Greg Gatto of FCIAC power Ridgefield, whose commitment to the admissions process at Cornell is now official. Gatto, who has a 4.0 grade-point average, has ideal size at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. He […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 CT standout decides; Rundown of late switches in 2017 verbals

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We have a new 2019 commitment and a quick rundown of four new verbals made after decommitments just prior to Fall Signing Week, which ended last Wednesday. Our new sophomore verbal comes from Connecticut where Fairfield Prep attackman Mason Reale just became Villanova’s first 2019 tristate commit. Reale, a feeder/finisher, is an elusive, shifty and […]

Lacrosse Insider: Second 2019 commit for Yorktown (NY) is Ivy League-bound

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With 2016 Fall Signing Week now complete, we have a big 2019 verbal to report. It comes from 2016 NY Class B state finalist Yorktown, which just saw its second sophomore verbal with defender Chris Perrino’s commitment to Cornell’s admissions process. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Perrino, a righty who is an aggressive on-ball defender, has outstanding […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new verbals, including 2019, as Fall Signing Week close draws near

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As National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week is set to wrap up on Wednesday, we have a pair of new 2017 verbals as well as a new Class o 2019 commitment in this update. Senior attackman Connor Provost just became the third senior commit for Allentown HS (NJ), committing to the new D-I program […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hudson Valley 2019 decides, new 2018, 2017 commitments from Long Island, Connecticut

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We’re midway through Fall Signing Week. While the spotlight is firmly set on the Class of 2017, we have new 2019 and 2018 verbals to bring you in this update. Our latest tristate sophomore verbal comes from Katonah (NY) resident Max Kesicki, a midfielder at Trinity-Pawling School (NY), who committed to Bryant. Kesicki is dangerous in transition […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new verbals as Fall Signing Week gets started

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On the eve of the start of Fall National Letter of Intent Signing Week, we have three new verbals to bring you in this update. Our first is a Class of 2018 verbal from Seton Hall Prep (NJ) where midfielder Will Stevens has committed to St. Joseph’s. The 6-foot, 175-pound Stevens is an offensive-minded player […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island 2017 standout gives new verbal after decommitting on eve of Fall Signing Week

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  We’re just a day away from the start of National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week. And we bring you a late development in this update. Versatile midfielder Cole Barnard of Long Island power Locust Valley has changed his choice on the eve of Signing Week, verballing to Fairfield University after decommitting from St. John’s. Barnard, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Class of 2020 hits 20 commits as LI 6-foot-2 A/M decides

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The Class of 2017 will be in the spotlight very soon when National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week starts Wednesday, Nov. 9. But today, we have a milestone involving the Class of 2020, namely the 20th freshman verbal from the tristate. It comes from two-time Class C state champ Cold Spring Harbor where attackman/midfielder Alex Moynihan […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ 2017 middie switches D-I verbal; Third Syosset (NY) senior decides

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The recruiting commitments keep coming in at a rapid pace as we make our way to the start of National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week next Wednesday, Nov. 9. We start with our latest verbal after a decommitment. It comes from Moorestown (NJ) versatile midfielder Frankie Labetti. The senior has verballed to Fairfield University […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2020 commitment update; High-scoring attackman gives his LI team its fifth 2017 commit

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We have had a record number of commitments for the current freshman class at this stage of the recruiting calendar. So we thought this would be a good opportunity to give you a quick overview of how things stand now for Class of 2020 commits and the college programs that have corralled the most among […]

Lacrosse Insider: Four new 2018 verbals; Pair of players give verbals after decommitting

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We have new batch of 2018 verbals, plus two big verbal after decommitments as well as a pair of commitments from the senior class. Our first new junior class verbal was made by midfielder Tyler Menniti of Harrison, who has decided on Siena. Menniti is a strong two-way player with a powerful outside shot. He’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI standout, one of nation’s top 2019’s, decides; Chaminade (NY) sees 22nd 2017 decide

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Greg Campisi has been making his mark this fall as sophomore starting quarterback on CHSAA (NY) power St. Anthony’s. But Campisi is also one of the most highly regarded members nationally of the Class of 2019 lacrosse class. So it should come as no surprise that lacrosse will be Campisi’s sport of choice at the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of New 2019 commits; 2017 LI teammates decide

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We have a pair of new 2019 and two new 2017 verbals in this update. The first 2019 verbal comes from upstate New York where Penn Yan midfielder Conner Fingar (left) just decided on the University at Albany. The 6-foot, 170-pound Fingar is a skilled and versatile athletic player. Our other sophomore commit was also picked […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new 2018, ’17 tristate commitments

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We have a trio of new verbals to bring you in this update. Let’s start with a new 2018 commitment from upstate New York where Niskayuna D/LSM Kamren Thomas has decided on Belmont Abbey. Thomas is an athletic, rangy takeaway player. Moving to the Class of 2017 and heading just a bit farther south, Wappinger (NY) D/LSM Harrison […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2019, 2018 verbals; Pair of decommitments

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New 2019 and 2018 verbals as well as a pair of verbals following decommitments headline this latest update. Let’s start with the sophomore class where Fordham Prep (NY) D/LSM Stephen Zupicich just committed to the admissions process at Holy Cross. Zupicich (left) is a skilled and polished takeaway defender with a high lacrosse IQ. He’s Holy […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI power sees third freshman give verbal; 2018 HV standout decides; CT 2017 A/M heading south

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We have our latest Class of 2020 verbal, a new 2018 commitment and several college decisions by members of the current senior class in this update. Let’s get things started with our newest freshman commit. It comes from Long Island power Shoreham-Wading River where midfielder Gavin Gregorek just decided on Navy. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound Gregorek is […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of 2018 verbals are twice as nice for Marist; New 2020 commitment

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With its campus located less than an hour from Yorktown High School, Marist College has managed to corral some significant former Huskers through the years. But this week, the Red Foxes managed to corral commitments from two current Husker standouts simultaneously. It’s a rare recruiting coup to be sure. But in this case, it makes […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – The complete rundown

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Tristate Top 100 (First group of 50) First group of 10 Jose Boyer, sr., Yorktown (NY), D/LSM (Committed to Notre Dame) Connor DeSimone, sr., Smithtown East (NY), M (Committed to Johns Hopkins) Connor Drake, so., Wilton (CT), M (Committed to Duke) Ian Laviano, sr., Cold Spring Harbor (NY), A (Committed to Virginia) Matt Magnan, jr., Fox […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – The First 50 players

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It’s Super Sunday in our Tristate Top 100 countdown. Today, we wrap up our countdown with the unveiling of The First 50. The top half of the Top 100. Two years ago, in the fall of 2014, we introduced our LaxLessons Top 100 tristate player rankings. We did so underscoring the reality that rankings — whether […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout Hudson Valley 2018 M changes commitment to Georgetown; Two new verbals from Long Island powers

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We have a flurry of new commitments, including a verbal after a decommitment in this latest update. Let’s start in the Hudson Valley where Class of 2018 midfielder Declan McDermott of two-time Section 1 Class C champ Pleasantville has committed to Georgetown after decommitting from Holy Cross. McDermott, who had committed to Holy Cross in August 2015, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – Second group of 50 players

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It won’t be long now. We’ve now unveiled our First 10 rankings for Tristate Top 100 attackmen, midfielders and defenders/longstick midfielders, First 5 rankings for faceoff midfielders and goaltenders, Top 25 players for the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 and bonus group of players from the Tristtate Top 100. In 24 hours, our complete […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – Bonus group of players

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It won’t be long now. We’re just 48 hours away from the announcement of our complete Tristate Top 100 with the Super Sunday unveiling of the First 50. Today, we move from our class Top 25 rankings to our bonus group of players. We welcome input and feedback on the selections. So email us at […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new 2017 verbals, including two from CT; 2018 LI standout decides

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We have three new 2017 commitments, two from Fairfield County, and a brand-new 2018 verbal in this update. Attackman Jake Shaw of Wappingdf in the Hudson Valley just decided on SUNY Oneonta. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound junior is coming off a 22-goal, 40-assist season. Turning to Connecticut, midfielder Nick DiSanto of Wilton just decided on Roanoke. DiSanto […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 25 sophomores

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We’re just a few days away from our Super Sunday unveiling of the complete Tristate Top 100 list. Today, we wrap up our sneak peek at our position rankings with a look at the Top 25 sophomores that were ranked in the Top 100. A quick programming note. While a relatively small group of Class […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – Top 25 juniors

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We’re inching our way to our unveiling of the complete Tristate Top 100 and the accompanying large bonus group of players on Sunday. As we get closer and closer, we are revealing a sampling of those selected. We started with position rankings and now are in the midst of class rankings. Keep in mind, our […]

Tristate Top 100: First 25 seniors

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We’ve now unveiled our First 10 rankings for Tristate Top 100 attackmen, midfielders and defenders/longstick midfielders and First 5 rankings for faceoff midfielders and goaltenders. But that’s “just” 40 players out of not only the Top 100, but a large bonus group of players we will be announcing as we work our way to our “Super […]

Lacrosse Insider: Sophomores from Hudson Valley, Upstate NY decide

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We have two new Class of 2019 commitments as well as a pair of 2017 commitments in this update. Our latest sophomore to commit is attackman/midfielder Joe Michalski from Eastchester HS (NY), who will be headed to High Point University. A natural lefty, Michalski is strong with both hands. He has good size and outstanding […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 5 goaltenders

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We wrap up our sneak peek at our Tristate Top 100 position ranks with a look at the First 5 faceoff midfielders name to the rundown. On Tuesday, we start a three-day rundown of the Top 25 players named in the classes of 2017, ’18 and ’19. While there are some Class of 2020 players named […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 5 faceoff midfielders

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Day 4 of our Tristate Top 100 player countdown brings us to the faceoff X, a position where the tristate area has been consistently producing the best of the best in college lacrosse. We considered both performance at the varsity and travel level equally — unlike the unprofessional arbitrary numerical rankings which base their selections only […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 10 defenders/longstick midfielders

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We have unveiled our first two Tristate Top 100 Top 10 position rankings with the announcement of attackmen on Thursday and midfielders on Friday. Now, here are our Top 10 defenders/longstick midfielders as we count down our way to our Super Sunday unveiling of the complete Top 100 list and bonus group of players on Sunday, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 10 midfielders

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We’re now on Day 2 of our Tristate Top 100 player ranking rundown. Things got rockin’ and rollin’ Thursday with our First 10 attackmen. Now, we now present our First 10 midfielders, presented, as always, in alphabetical order. Matt Chmil (above), sr., Chaminade (NY), Committed to Duke Connor DeSimone, sr., Smithtown East (NY), Committed to […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2020, 2019, 2018 commitments among new tristate verbals

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While the day-by-day countdown to the unveiling of our complete Tristate Top 100 list on Super Sunday — Oct. 14 — is now underway, we will still have plenty of recruiting updates and other news to bring you between now and then. Starting right now as we have new Class of 2020 and Class of […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 – First 10 attackman

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It starts today. But the real start was just two short years ago when we introduced our LaxLessons Top 100 tristate player rankings. We did so underscoring the reality that rankings — whether team rankings, player rankings or even restaurant rankings (any type of rankings you can think of, in fact) — are not an […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of nation’s leading seniors transfers to defending CT state champ Darien

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Three-time Connecticut state champ Darien got an unexpected boost in its quest for a fourth straight state title. One of the nation’s leading seniors has moved to Darien and transferred to Darien High School and will be eligible to play his final varsity season for the Blue Wave, the No. 1-ranked team in the LaxLessons […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2018 100-point scorer decides; 2017 verbals after decommitting

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A 100-point scorer from this past season is among the new commitments we bring you in this latest update. Attackman Mac Bredahl, who had 49 goals and 56 assists for NJ power Chatham this past spring, will play his college lax close to home at Villanova. Bredahl is a versatile and creative super scorer (as […]

Lacrosse Insider: Syracuse, Duke corral big commitments; College coach switches schools

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The lacrosse programs at Duke and Syracuse are front and center in this new update. So let’s get right to it. Syracuse has just corralled a commitment from the most valuable Class of 2020 midfielder at this past summer’s Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight: Marshall McGuire of Lake Oswego (OR). The 6-foot-2, 185-pound righty, who […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here are 2016 fall signing week dates, info

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It won’t be long now. National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week will be getting under way very soon. Right after Election Day, in fact. This year’s fall period starts Wednesday, Nov. 9 and lasts through Wednesday, Nov. 16. As always, we will be providing in-depth coverage of this once-in-a-lifetime moment for so many throughout […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three 2017 verbals, including new UVM commit; 2018 NY standout decides

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A trio of new 2017 commitments and our latest 2018 verbal complete this brand-new update. Let’s get things going with our new senior commits, starting on Long Island where Center Moriches HS attackman Keegan Maxwell committed to Lynn University. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Maxwell is a skilled talent with a high lacrosse IQ. Heading upstate, 2015 state champ Niskayuna […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of LI classmates decide; New 2018, 2020 verbals

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Several new 2017 verbals, plus 2018 and 2020 commitments comprise this new update. Let’s start with the senior class where Marist College just corralled a verbal from one of the top faceoff midfielders in the Hudson Valley, Mahopac’s Anthony Evans. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed Evans is a hard-nosed player with good anticipation and stick-to-itiveness. Marist now […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2020 FOGO gives earliest Ivy League admissions process commitment

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Koby Ginder, a longstick midfielder/faceoff specialist at Horace Mann School in the Bronx (NY), gave the verbal to newly named Princeton head coach Matt Madalon. The 5-foot-8, 125-pound Ginder is extremely agile with quick hands. He is also an intuitive player who is dangerous in the open field after winning draws. There are now 14 […]

Lacrosse Insider: ‘Cuse corrals second 2020 tristate commit; Long Island 2019 will follow his brothers’ path to D-I lax

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Three new verbals from three different classes are featured in this update. We begin with our latest Class of 2020 commitment. It comes Suffolk County (NY) where Mount Sinai A/M Russell Maher has verballed to Syracuse. A skilled lefty, the 6-foot, 160-pound Maher, a lefty, is an adept dodger who also has a strong and […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 CHSAA standout set on Fairfield; New 2020 verbal

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Our latest Class of 2020 commit and a new tristate junior verbal are included in this latest update. Let’s start with the Class of 2018 where goaltender James Corasaniti of Fordham Prep will go from one Jesuit school to another, committing to Fairfield University. Corasaniti earned starting duties for the Rams as a sophomore this past spring, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of tristate 2019 standouts give verbals

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We have a pair of new 2019 commitments as well as a new 2017 verbal in this update. Let’s start with the sophomore class and on Long Island where Chaminade midfielder Reilly Gray has decided on Notre Dame. At 6-foot-3, the 170-pound Gray has ideal size. He’s also an outstanding athlete who also plays basketball. […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018, 2017 Long Islanders decide on D-I colleges in New England

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We have a pair of new verbals from Long Island natives in this update. One from the Class of 2018, and the other from the Class of 2017. The first verbal comes by way of Connecticut where Manhasset (NY) resident Paul Governale, a junior D/LSM at Salisbury School (CT), has decided to stay in New […]

Lacrosse Insider: Binghamton lands big verbal from Section 1 (NY) standout; CT native, Rockland County (NY) 2017 decide

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We have a brand-new batch of verbals to bring you in this update. Let’s start in the Hudson Valley where Section 1 (NY) power John Jay just saw one of its leading returnees decide. Highly skilled attackman Jackson Rieger has committed to Binghamton, where is now coached by a former Hudson Valley standout, Brewster HS […]

Lacrosse Insider: Flurry of new verbals, including 2018 LI goalie

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We’ve had a flurry of commitments, so let’s get right to it. We have three new 2017 verbals. Marist College just picked up a commitment from standout defender Anthony Magnotta of Scotch Plains Fanwood (NJ). Magnotta (right) is a technically sound, rangy player with good toughness and aggressiveness. Marist now has three 2017 tristate verbals with […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of tristate’s top goalies decides; Notre Dame snags big 2019 verbal

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One of the leading goaltenders in New Jersey — and the tristate — has made his college choice. Northern Highlands (NJ) senior Greg Coleman received an offer after visiting Army and has accepted that offer. Coleman, who made 165 saves last season, also was recruited by Dartmouth and Richmond. Coleman led a strong defense for […]

Lacrosse Insider: The Freshman 50 — A look at college’s top first-year players from NY/NJ/CT

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Fall ball is underway in college lacrosse. That means it’s time for us to rank all the players we’ve been reporting on and you’ve been reading about here the last few year as they make the transition to Division I lacrosse. Now, without further ado are our Freshman 50. The Top 50 tristate players now at […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new tristate verbals from classes of 2019, ’18, ’17

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We have three commitments in this update – with one each from the Class of 2019, ’18 and ’17. Let’s start with 2019 where attackman/midfielder Sean Eversen of NJ power Ridge committed to North Carolina, becoming Ridge’s first sophomore commit. Eversen, who joined the varsity squad as a freshman, is skilled with a high lacrosse IQ. He’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: Five new verbals, including 2019 Long Island M/FO, skilled CT attackman

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We have five new commitments from three different graduation classes in this latest update. We begin with the Class of 2019 and on Long Island where St. Anthony’s HS faceoff specialist Matt Cannon has just given Marquette its first tristate sophomore verbal. Cannon is a physically strong player with quick hands and excellent anticipation. He’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: Latest NY/NJ/CT 2019 commit makes Towson his choice; CT standout decides

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We have a pair of new commitments from the tristate hotspot in this update. Our first is a Class of 2019 verbal from Long Island where Walt Whitman attackman Quinn O’Hara just decided on Towson. O’Hara (pictured at right) is an athletic player with good size at 6-foot-2, 160 pounds. He earned a starting spot on varsity, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of Hudson Valley standouts, one by way of Long Island, decide

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We have new Class of 2018 and 2017 commitments in this update — both coming from the Hudson Valley, but one, by way of Long Island. Our junior verbal comes from Section 1 (NY) power John Jay where D/LSM Dan Johnston just decided on Marist College. A big, strong player, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Johnston has […]

Lacrosse Insider: Longtime college assistant will take over one of tristate’s top varsity programs

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In a sign of the level of respect the program at Fairfield Prep holds, the top assistant at one of the nation’s leading programs is stepping down from that post to take over as the new head coach at Prep. Graham Niemi, who has spent the past 13 years as an assistant at Yale, was […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of tristate standouts switch commitments; 2018 middie is bound for Brown

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We have a pair of verbals after decommitments in this update, which features decisions by two players from Connecticut prep power Brunswick School. We begin with our first verbal after a decommitment as Brunswick attackman Griffin Gelinas, one of the top Class of 2018 players in the nation, has verballed to Michigan. Gelinas, who lives […]

Lacrosse Insider: Some college comings and goings

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We have some big news in college lacrosse in this update. Let’s start with a decision by one of the top faceoff specialists in Division I, Domenic Massimilian. Massimilian (pictured both above and at right) will attend Cornell as a student this school year — his senior year — and graduate from Cornell, but will not […]

Lacrosse Insider: LI defender decides; Two 2017 Section 1 (NY) standouts commit

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With Labor Day right around the corner and schools starting up throughout the area, there’s plenty going on. There’s also plenty of activity as far as Class of 2017 commitments go. So let’s get to our latest batch. We start off on Long Island where defender Cameron Rossi of William Floyd will play his college […]

Lacrosse Insider: Star goalie will play in college close to home; Westchester (NY) native headed to Harvard

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We have a pair of big Division I commitments in this update. Let’s start in upstate New York where one of the state’s top rising senior goalies just decided. He’s Anthony Tebbano of Shenendehowa, who verballed to Siena. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Tebbano, a three-year starter, recorded a Section II-best 252 saves while recording a 64-percent save […]

Lacrosse Insider: Syracuse’s first Class of 2020 verbal comes from NY state power

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The first Class of 2020 commitment for both Syracuse and two-time New York state champ Victor is front and center in this update. Attackman Cameron Hay (above), a lefty, has good size to go along with strong skills. He is a potent scorer from both around the crease and the perimeter, where he has a […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT A/M, NJ G make their college choices

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The Class of 2017 commitments continue to come in at a steady pace as we make our way toward Labor Day weekend. We have two more to bring you in this update, starting in Connecticut where Simsbury HS attackman/midfielder Kenny Powell has decided on Springfield College. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Powell is a righty with good skills […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of rising seniors from powerhouse varsity programs decide

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It’s been an active stretch for commitments coming from the Garden State. In this update, in fact, we have a trio of new verbals by NJ standouts. We start things out at the the Hun School of Princeton’s Athletic Department where two-way midfielder Chris Licitra has just decided on Swarthmore. Licitra (pictured at left) is […]