Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new commitments from Hudson Valley

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We have a trio of new 2018 verbals — all made by players who live in the Hudson Valley. We start with prep power Trinity-Pawling, where post-grad attackman/midfielder Graham Roediger has committed to St. John’s. Roediger, a graduate of Somers High School, is following the path of his brother, Luke, a junior defenseman at SJU. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 25 seniors

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We’ve completed our unveiling of the top players by position in our Tristate Top 100 player rankings, now we start our Top 25 players by class, starting with seniors. If you need to get caught up with our top players by position, click here. Sean Kuttin, sr., Chaminade (NY), M (Committed to Yale) JP Lannig, sr., […]

Lacrosse Insider: Princeton-bound Hudson Valley goalie among four new 2019 verbals

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We interrupt our countdown to the complete rundown of the Tristate Top 100 rankings with four new Class of 2019 verbal commitments, starting in New York’s Hudson Valley. Griffen Rakower, who broke the Byram Hills HS single-season save record with 273 this past season, has just committed to the admissions process at Princeton University. An outstanding […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 5 faceoff midfielders 

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We’ve presented our leading players in the Tristate Top 100 at attack, midfield and defense. Now, let’s move to the faceoff X as we count our way down to the unveiling of the complete rankings. Joe Neuman, sr., Salisbury (CT), M/FO (Committed to Yale, decommitted from Johns Hopkins) James Ball, so., Chaminade (NY), M/FO (Committed […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of Long Islander 2019 players make D-I commitments

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We’re taking a quick break from our countdown to the complete unveiling of the Tristate Top 100 varsity player rankings for this update featuring a trio of new verbal commitments as we march our way to another big event — National Fall Signing Week. One of the top Class of 2019 middies on Long Island […]

Lacrosse Insider: One of top 2019 FOGOs on Long Island decides

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Brand-new University of Michigan head coach Kevin Conry, who served as associate head coach on Maryland’s national title team, just picked up a verbal from one of the top Class of 2019 faceoff middies on Long Island. Nick Troy of Ward Melville has committed to Michigan after a breakout summer in which he when from […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 10 defenders/longstick midfielders 

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We’ve presented our Top 10 attackmen and Top 10 middies as we make our way to the unveiling of the complete Tristate Top 100 and bonus group of players. Now, we turn to the longsticks. Here are the first 10 defensemen/longstick middies in the Top 100, with lots more on the way, of course. Kenny […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 10 midfielders 

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Our march to the unveiling of our Tristate Top 100 high school players and a bonus group of honorable mentions moves to midfield. We released our Top 10 attackmen on Wednesday as we make our way to the whole enchilada – the complete list of players selected. Now, here are our first 10 middies, with plenty more […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 100 first 10 attackmen

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We will be working our way to the unveiling of the complete Tristate Top 100, plus a bonus group of players beyond the Top 100, by unveiling Top 10 and Top 5 selections by position and ranking. Let’s start on attack with the first 10 attackmen picked in the Top 100. Xavier Arline, so., Shoreham-Wading […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2019 CHSAA middie has change of heart, switches verbal to Hopkins

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A year ago, almost to the day, one of the top underclass midfielders in the tristate had made his college choice.But now, after initially deciding on Princeton University, Class of 2019 standout John Schreiber has had a change of heart. He announced his verbal to Johns Hopkins, following his father’s collegiate path. Schreiber (pictured at […]

Lacrosse Insider: Providence picks up verbal from standout LI attackman

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OT GW goal w/ 1 sec. left @LacrosseWM's Matt Grillo. Patriots scored 4G in last 53 sec. of regulation to tie it. pic.twitter.com/lJrbL3WuEZ — Joe Lombardi (@Joe_Lombardi) June 10, 2017 It will be forever remembered as one of the most biggest plays in the history of one of the top varsity programs in the tristate […]

Lacrosse Insider: Yorktown (NY) 2019 standout makes D-I choice

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Marist College’s first Class of 2019 commitment has come from one of the top high school programs in New York State and the nation. Goaltender Dan O’Meara of Yorktown HS has verballed to the Red Foxes, continuing a long line of Huskers who went on to continue their lacrosse careers just up the road at Marist’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: Trio of new NJ Class of 2018 commitments

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Division III power Ithaca College has just seen an unprecedented flood of commitments from New Jersey, with a trio of new verbals from Garden State standouts. The new verbals come from attackman Blake Eischen and defenseman Liam Farnan of Ramapo High School and midfielder AJ Anderson of Bergen Catholic. Ramapo now has three 2018 commits, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Loyola lands star 2019 NJ attackman

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One of the top offensive standouts in New Jersey has just made his college choice. Class of 2019 attackman Jack Griffin of Ramapo has decided on Loyola. A feeder/finisher, Griffin is Loyola’s third junior tristate commit, joining middie Danny Parker, St. Anthony’s (NY) and goalie Colton Teitelbaum, Locust Valley (NY), goaltender. Griffin is Ramapo’s second […]

Lacrosse Insider: D-I collegiate standout from NJ transfers to Maryland; New verbals after decommitments

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We have some Division I transfer news as the new college academic year starts as well as two Class of 2018 verbals after decommitments. Defenseman Matt McIlroy, a 2016 Westfield (NJ) grad, has transferred to national champion Maryland after spending his freshman season at Denver. The 6-2, 205-pound McIlroy, a member of Westfield’s 2014 state title […]

Lacrosse Insider: Former HC at major D-I college team takes over prep program

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A familiar name in the lacrosse world is taking over a national prep school power. Former Cornell head coach Matt Kerwick has been named the director of lacrosse at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Kerwick comes to IMG Academy with more than 15 years of college coaching experience, most recently at Cornell, where he led […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island 6-3 star middie gives new verbal after decommitment

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We have a couple of big Class of 2018 verbals — literally — from Long Island, with both players involved standing 6-foot-3. We start with one of the nation’s best Class of 2018 midfielders on one of the nation’s best programs where Garden City 6-3, 185-pound middie Kyle Steinbach just told Insider he’s decommitted from Maryland […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 standout NJ middie will play D-I in state; Two Duke commits switch varsity programs

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A Class of 2018 New Jersey standout deciding to play collegiately within the Garden State tops this update. Talented midfielder Xavier Ritter, St. Peter’s Prep has verballed to the newly launched D-I program at NJIT. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Ritter is a versatile two-way midfielder with a knack for getting open from outside. He’s St. Peter’s […]

Lacrosse Insider: MLL standout from NY takes over as HC of varsity power

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We have another coaching change to report in this latest update. Matt Bocklet is already a well-establish name on the national lacrosse scene, especially now in Denver, where he’s a star defenseman in the MLL, playing for the Outlaws. The defenseman (right) now has a new lacrosse post in Colorado. He was just named the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Legendary coach at tristate power steps down

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One of the most successful names in tristate varsity lacrosse history is stepping down from his head coaching position. Fresh off another Tournament of Champions title, Chuck Ruebling (above) has decided his 31st season as head coach at Delbarton was his last. Matt Kovachik (right), who has served as Ruebling’s assistant and right-hand man for 17 years, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Newly launched Utah program snags first-ever NY commit

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The newly launched Division I program at the University of Utah just picked up its first commitment from New York state. It comes from the Hudson Valley where Class of 2018 goaltender Joe Persico of Iona Prep verballed to the Utes. Persico finished with 14 saves in an 8-4 win over Fordham Prep in the […]

Lacrosse Insider: More Class of 2020 summer standouts

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With the month of August winding down, we are wrapping up our weeks-long look at summer travel standouts from all the high school classes. In this update, we present our final batch of Class of 2020 standouts. Jack Cerza, West Essex (NJ), M: The 5-foot-9, 168-pound Cerza followed up a productive varsity season with a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Brown corrals commitment from talented 2018 middie; CHSAA FOGO decides

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A brand-new Class of 2018 commitment by an Ivy League program that has been making some noise on the recruiting scene this summer headlines this update. Athletic and skilled midfielder Nolen Rockefeller of national prep power Deerfield (MA) has just verballed to the Bears’ admissions process. A strong dodger, Rockefeller has an outstanding feel for […]

Lacrosse Insider: New 2018 verbals from NY, NJ, CT

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We have a trio of new verbals in this update, starting with one of the top varsity programs in the nation. Attackman Jack McGorry of CHSAA power St. Anthony’s has committed to Division III power Ithaca. McGorry has a nice scoring touch and a nose for the net. St. Anthony’s now has seven senior commitments, with the others […]

Lacrosse Insider: Two new 2018 verbals from downstate New York

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We have two new Class of 2018 commitments from downstate New York in this update. Our first comes from Westchester County, where Ardsley midfielder Danny Hewitt has verballed to Monmouth. Athletic dodger with good size. Hewitt is an athletic dodger with good size at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. He’s also a football standout as a linebacker/defensive […]

Lacrosse Insider: Another 2018 standout gives new verbal after decommitment; Upstate NY middie is D-I bound

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We’ve had a steady flow of verbals after decommitments and that continues today. This one, though, comes in the Ivy League, and beyond the tristate. Attackman Austin Madronic of the Culver Military Academy in Indiana has committed to the admissions process at Harvard after decommitting from another Ivy, Cornell.Madronic switches from Cornell. Creative scorer, strong […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT 2018 attackman changes verbal; NJ 2018 A/M D-I bound

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A new verbal after a decommitment leads off this report. Talented Class of 2018 attackman Darian Cook of Avon Old Farms (Conn.) is the latest tristate standout to verbal to Brown after decommitting. Cook, a lefty offensive dynamo who transferred to Avon Old Farms from Joel Barlow (CT), had originally verballed to UMass. The 5-foot-10 Cook […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 Long Island standout changes D-I commitment

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 One of the top senior midfielders on Long Island is now Ivy League-bound. Will Kusnierek of defending CHSAA AAA champion Chaminade has changed his college commitment from Notre Dame to Princeton. A skilled lefty, Kusnierek also is athletic and equipped with outstanding leadership skills. A resident of Manhasset, Kusnierek is Chaminade’s eighth senior commit, joining: Andrew […]

Lacrosse Insider: Star 2018 LI attackman has change of heart, is now Ivy League bound

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Whenever there’s a coaching change in college sports, lacrosse included, a certain number of committed players will opt to go elsewhere. The University of Michigan made one of the biggest splashes when it comes to coaching changes in the world of college lax, tapping associate head coach Kevin Conry of national champion Maryland to take […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 D-I bound NJ standout makes even bigger ‘name’ for himself during summer

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Jesse James West made a name for himself long before this summer, in which he enjoyed a string of strong performances. In fact, long before he even started playing lacrosse. The Class of 2018 attackman at Sparta High School (NJ) is named after the infamous outlaw Jesse James. “It’s my real name,” he said. But […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 LI A/M will play D-I college lax close to home

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Stony Brook University has been stockpiling commitments from New York, and, more specifically, its home base of Long Island. The Seawolves’ latest verbal comes from just about 25 miles from its campus. West Babylon attackman/midfielder Mike McMahon just committed to the Brook. He’s the Wolves’ eighth — count ’em, eight — 2018 tristate verbal, joining the following: […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 A/M from Westchester power makes D-I choice

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One of the top rising senior players in the Hudson Valley has just made his choice. Attackman/midfielder Alston Tarry of Section 1 power Bronxville has given Bucknell its ninth Class of 2018 commits. Tarry has ideal size at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and is coming off a 50-goal, 30-assist junior season. Bucknell’s other 2018 NY/NJ/CT commitments […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout CT 2018 goalie is D-I bound

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Our latest Class of 2018 commitment comes from a program in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences, the FCIAC in Connecticut. The program producing this new D-I bound standout is one not you might expect. After all, Brien McMahon in Norwalk is not in the upper tier in the conference with Darien, New Canaan, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Ivy League lax commit has change of heart, will play football in college

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

Lacrosse Insider: Two LI standouts among trio of latest 2018 verbals

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Our latest Class of 2018 commitments start out with one of the nation’s most successful and tradition-rich varsity programs where midfielder Logan Hyde of Manhasset (NY) has decided on D-III Vassar College.  Hyde is both a strong shooter and dodger. Staying on Long Island, goalie John DeFeo of St. Dominic (NY) is also D-III bound, […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ 2018 middie decides on Delaware; D-II Pace picks up big verbal

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One of the leading rising senior middies in New Jersey will not have to venture too far to play his college lacrosse. Hunterdon Central’s Justin Aimone has just decided on Delaware. The athletic Aimone is a versatile two-way player and strong dodger who has an eye to find open teammates while also being a strong […]

Lacrosse Insider: New batch Class of 2020 summer standouts

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We have a new batch of 2020 standouts in this update as we continue our weeks-long look at summer travel standouts. Kevin Kuttin, Chaminade (NY), A: An extremely skilled player, Kuttin has a high lax IQ and outstanding creative abilities on offense. Nicholas Caccamo, Harborfields (NY), D: An aggressive, rangy player, Caccamo’s all-out style and […]

Lacrosse Insider: CT 2018 attackman decides, two other new verbals

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We have a new batch of 2018 verbals, with some ranging beyond the borders of the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot. Let’s start down south in CT, where Northern Westchester resident Ian Dardani, who now attends Westminster School (CT),  has committed to Division III Dickinson. A 5-foot-8 attackman, Dardani is extremely skilled with a strong shot and […]

Lacrosse Insider: Latest Class of 2020 summer travel standouts

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As we continue our summer travel evaluations, we have a pair of rising sophomore updates. Jack Graffagnino, Islip (NY), D: The 6-foot, 160-pound Graffagnino is a hard-nosed, aggressive player with the ability to get groundballs and ignite plays in transition. Cole Krauss, Delbarton (NJ), D: The 6-foot-2,175-pound Krauss is an adept on-the-ball defender with a high […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 LI defender makes D-I choice; CT standout will stay in state to play in college

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We have a pair of new Class of 2018 verbals – both involving Connecticut. We start on Long Island where defenseman Jake Plunkett of Kings Park will be headed to the University of Hartford. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Plunkett is an aggressive and physically strong player who is a dependable position defender. He’s Hartford’s second 2018 tristate […]

Lacrosse Insider: Big changes among travel team powers

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It’s been quite a week for travel lacrosse in the tristate. Two of the top and most established travel programs have made some big changes. SuperStar and coach Roy Colsey have joined Prime Time and Express North has hired one of the nation’s most well-known and successful coaches, Jeff Brameier, from the Connecticut Chargers. Colsey, […]

Lacrosse Insider: New batch of 2019 summer travel standouts

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With the summer travel season now one for the books, we’ve been sharing our notes with our thoughts on tristate players who impressed. Here are five more Class of 2019 standouts: Macklin Fitzpatrick, Avon Old Farms (CT), A: The powerful finisher is an ambidextrous offensive force with a quick release and extremely accurate shot. Reale […]

Lacrosse Insider: Brand-new D-I program at Utah corrals first tristate commit

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When former Princeton coach Bill Tierney left to take over at Denver in 2009, the impact was immediate in terms of tristate recruits. Not to mention college lacrosse overall. After all, Tierney became the first college lacrosse coach to win an NCAA Division I championship west of the Eastern Time Zone. It remains to be […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2020 summer travel standouts update

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We presented updates on Class of 2019 summer travel standouts — and have more to come. But first, we want to get the Class of 2020 (rising sophomores) in on the action. We have several separate reports on players who’ve impressed the last couple of months. Yes, we made a list, and we’re checking it […]

Lacrosse Insider: New verbals from NY, NJ, CT

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Our daily dose of new 2018 verbals takes us to all three states in NY/NJ/CT. We start in Connecticut, where Division III power Ithaca just picked up a big commitment from one of the top rising senior defenders in the FCIAC. Chris D’Entrone of Ridgefield HS is a rare three-sport athlete with a tremendous upside. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Three new Division I 2018 commits

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A trio of new Division I rising senior commitments start with a defending champion. We start with defending Tournament of Champions winner Delbarton where goaltender Miles Lenin has committed to Yale’s admission’s process. Lenin is a strong stopper with good clearing and communication skills. He’s Delbarton’s fifth 2018 commitment, joining the following: Chet Comizio, Villanova, midfield; […]

Lacrosse Insider: Pair of new 2018 CT commitments; LI standout gives new verbal after changing commitment

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Let’s get right to our newest Class of 2018 commitments, with both coming from Connecticut, before we bring you a 2018 verbal after a decommitment from a Long Island standout. Attackman Connor Galante of prep power Loomis Chaffee will stay in state to play his college lax, committing to Trinity College.to @Trinity_MLax. Lefty with ideal size […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout 2018 middie will follow brother’s collegiate path

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Our latest tristate verbal comes from a familiar name associated with both a high school and college program. Class of 2018 midfielder Chet Comizio of defending New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner Delbarton has just committed to Villanova. That’s where his brother, TJ, also a middie, just completed his sophomore season. Like TJ, Chet is […]

Lacrosse Insider: Flurry of 2018 verbals; New Hudson Valley varsity coach named

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We have a fresh batch of Class of 2018 commitments — and news of a Hudson Valley varsity coaching appointment — in this update. We start with one of the top defenders in Section 1 (NY), which includes high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess counties. Isaiah Rust of Section 1 Class B finalist John […]

Lacrosse Insider: More Class of 2019 summer standouts

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We’ve been sharing our thoughts on players who stood out during the summer travel season the next few weeks in all the high school classes. If you have tips, thoughts and nominations, email us at info@laxlessons.com. Here’s our latest 2019 standout watch. Christian Barnard, Brunswick (CT), G: Barnard is an outstanding stopper, first and foremost. He’s especially strong […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 standouts from upstate NY, LI powerhouses make their college choices

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We have a pair of new 2018 commitments to bring you now — one from upstate New York and the other from Long Island. Let’s start upstate where one of the top defenders on Class A state finalist Pittsford has just committed to one of the nation’s top Division III programs.D/LSM Trevar Hall to @TuftsLacrosse. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Standout 2018 defender from three-time NY sectional champ decides

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One of the top Class of 2018 defensemen in the Hudson Valley will be staying in state to play his college lacrosse. Cullen Dell of three-time Section 1 (NY) Class C champ Pleasantville has decided on Division III Ithaca College. Dell is a big pickup for the Bombers. Literally. He’s 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. He’s also […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2019 summer standouts update

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We will be sharing our thoughts on players who have stood out during the summer travel season the next few weeks in all the high school classes. If you have tips, thoughts and nominations, email us at info@laxlessons.com. This is our first 2019 standout watch. Sean Derby, St. Anthony’s (NY), D: The Army commit is […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 attackman will stay in NY to play his college lax

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Class of 2018 verbals continue to be made at a brisk pace. Our latest comes from upstate New York where Guilderland High School attackmanConnor Quimby committed to Division II power Le Moyne College, which has won five national titles. The 6-foot-1, 173-pound Quimby will be on the Upstate NY team next week at the Brine National […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2018 update – new commitment, three NJ standouts stepping up

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The Class of 2018 is front and center in this update. We have a new verbal and updates on several rising juniors who’ve been performing well in showcases. Our new commitment comes from beyond the tristate. Well, beyond in fact. From deep in the heart of Texas, where Lake Travis HS high-scoring attackman Tyler Pellegrino […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2021 CT defender’s all-out style of play draws notice

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The close defense position is particularly stacked when it comes to tristate Class of 2021 players. One such player who has impressed this summer comes from Connecticut. Kevin Lynch, who will be a freshman this fall at Staples High School, has impressed with his all-out, physical style of play. Lynch has an array of checks, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Keep an eye on this 2021 CT goaltender who’s been coming up big this summer

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As the summer travel season heats up, we’ve been updating the performances of tristate standouts in all four high school classes who have been making their mark here on Insider. We now focus between the pipes and a goaltender from Fairfield County, CT who has been coming up big. Literally. Dante Batista of Wilton, a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Westchester 2020 FOGO turns heads during strong summer

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There’s a faceoff midfielder on the rise in the Hudson Valley. That player who’s been turning the heads of Division I coaches this summer is rising sophomore Oliver Krohn of Scarsdale High School. Krohn, who plays travel for the Long Island Express North team and hones his skills at the FaceOff Academy, has enjoyed several dominating […]

Lacrosse Insider: Dynamic 2020 duo from same Long Island HS enjoy breakout summer

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With the NCAA’s decision to strike down early recruiting commitments, college coaches are focusing on the remaining uncommitted upperclass players in the classes of 2018 (rising seniors) and 2019 (rising juniors) at this summer’s showcase events while also keeping a careful eye on underclass players. It’s an interesting balancing act because of the fact that many […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 standouts from Hudson Valley, Connecticut decide

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We have two new Class of 2018 commitments — one from a pure finisher and the other a standout defender — in this latest update. One of the top scorers in the Hudson Valley, attackman JoJo Janavey of Section 1 Class A champion Lakeland/Panas will play his college lacrosse close to home at Mercy College. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Baltimore’s become the ‘grandfather’ of a game still surging in NY/NJ/CT, and now, well beyond East Coast

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We’ve long respectfully referred to Baltimore as the traditional home base of the sport of lacrosse, while labeling the NY/NJ/CT region the “hotspot” for the game. It’s also the cool place for lax in terms of relevancy and importance while these are stormy times in terms of growth and relevance for the Charm City and neighboring Maryland. […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ, LI 2018 standouts decide, including a ‘Corn Dog’

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We have a pair of new Class of 2018 commitments to bring you in this update, including a “Corn Dog.” Stay tuned. We will explain. But it does seem appropriate with the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest set for the Fourth. We begin in New Jersey before heading to the Island. Westwood HS standout […]

Lacrosse Insider: College coaching change for leading tristate program comes as surprise

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After 11 seasons, including two NCAA Division II titles, as head men’s lacrosse coach at LIU Post, John Jez is out. Post AD Debbie DeJong made the move after the Pioneers went 8-8 this past season, saying only the university “just wanted to go in a different direction.” Charged with that task is Long Island native […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2018 standout gives new verbal after decommitment; Hofstra snags verbal from standout goalie

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Ivy League champion Yale has just picked up a big commitment to its admissions process following a decommitment. Midfielder Sean Kuttin of CHSAA champion Chaminade has decided on the Bulldogs after decommitting from a verbal to John Hopkins. Kuttin, who also plays attack, is a skilled offensive player with an impressive array of dodges. He also […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase results, rosters

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The top high school players in the four high school classes converged Friday at Farmingdale State for the annual Long Island Showcase. The games, as always, were played under the watchful eyes of college coaches. A new wrinkle this year was the addition of a freshman game. Last year, Suffolk swept the three games played. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rosters – Suffolk County

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The annual Long Island Showcase, pitting four Nassau County teams for each high school class against their Suffolk County counterparts is scheduled for Friday, June 16 at SUNY Farmingdale. Here are rosters for the Suffolk County teams: Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you think will also like […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rosters – Nassau County

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The annual Long Island Showcase, pitting four Nassau County teams for each high school class against their Suffolk County counterparts is scheduled for Friday, June 16 at SUNY Farmingdale. Here are rosters for the Nassau County teams: Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen * Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you think will also like […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings – FINAL

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 23-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 20-2, Last week’s ranking: No. 7 3. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 21-1, Last week’s ranking: No. 5 4. Cold Spring Harbor (NY),  Record: 21-0, Last week’s ranking: No. 2 5. Victor (NY),  19-3, Last week’s ranking: Not ranked 6. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 11-4, Last week’s ranking: No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Suffolk County 2017 All-America, All-Academic team, Coach of Year selections

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All-American Chris Gray, SWR, Attack Sean Lulley, Hills East, Attack Connor DeSimone, Smithtown East, Attack Joe Bartolotto, Miller Place, Defense Andrew McKenna, Ward Melville, Defense Dominic Pryor, Ward Melville, Midfield Lucas Capobianco-Hogan, Mt. Sinai, Defense Peter LaSalla, Rocky Point, Midfield Honorable Mention All-American George Wichelns, Connetquot, Attack Ryan Erler, Smithtown West, Goalie James Avanzato, Sachem […]

Lacrosse Insider: Nassau County 2017 All-Americans

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Lacrosse Insider: Flurry of transfer activity among college standouts from tristate

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It’s the time of year when we traditionally see a flurry of transfer activity involving college players.Conley We’ll be monitoring those changes of venue as they happen, starting with this report. Conley Former Mamaroneck HS (NY) All-American Peter Conley (left), a midfielder who also plays attack, finished his standout Georgetown career with 100-plus, but he’ll […]

Lacrosse Insider: Flurry of new 2018 verbals

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We have a flurry of new Class of 2018 commitments in this update. Toomey is a rangy and athletic player with a high lax IQ. We start in New Jersey where Ridgewood defender Aidan Toomey has decided on Colgate. He becomes the Red Raiders’ sixth 2018 tristate commit, joining the following: Thor Adamec, John Jay […]

Lacrosse Insider: US Lacrosse North Jersey All-America selections

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* Enjoying Lacrosse Insider? Be sure to tell a friend you think will also like our expanded coverage and email this link: laxlessons.com/lacrosse-insider. Recruiting Central You can report a new commitment or any commitments not included by emailing Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com. LL/RR LaxLessons Recruiting Rundown: The Original, The Best  Our groundbreaking, imitated and never duplicated Recruiting Rundown launched […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here are CT All-Americans, Academic AA’s, other awards

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2017 CHSLCA All-Americans, Academic All-Americans and Other Awards Player School Position Class Grade College Notes ALL-AMERICANS (16) Will attend in the Fall Chris Brown Fairfield Prep Attack L 12 Princeton Andrew Calabrese Wilton Goal L 10 (Sophomore) Arden Cohen Darien Defense L 12 Notre Dame Finlay Collins Darien Midfield L 12 Pennsylvania Ryan Cornell Darien […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity game, players, coach, team of week – Week 12

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Game of the Week OT GW goal w/ 1 sec. left @LacrosseWM's Matt Grillo. Patriots scored 4G in last 53 sec. of regulation to tie it. pic.twitter.com/lJrbL3WuEZ — Joe Lombardi (@Joe_Lombardi) June 10, 2017 NY Class A final: Ward Melville 10, Pittsford 9, OT Matt Grillo capped one of the most memorable comebacks in state […]

Lacrosse Insider: Cornell gets big commitment from magician – literally – in faceoff X

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The word “literally” is often used incorrectly — more for emphasis rather than its, well, literal meaning. So when you initially saw the above headline you might have thought that was once again the case. But when we say Cornell University picked up a commitment from a magician, we mean just that. Mitchell Rothstein, a […]

Lacrosse Insider: NY/NJ state title-game, NJ T of C final predictions

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NY state finals at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Class A: Ward Melville vs. Pittsford, 10 a.m. Prediction: Ward Melville 9, Pittsford 6 Class B: Yorktown vs. Victor, 12:30 p.m. Prediction: Yorktown 8, Victor 7, OT Class C: Cold Spring Harbor vs. Jamesville-DeWitt, 3 p.m. Prediction: Cold Spring Harbor 10, Jamesville-DeWitt 8 Class D: Westlake vs. CBA-Syracuse, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate state, T of C semifinal predictions

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We dusted off the old crystal ball for picks on Wednesday’s NY/CT state semifinals and NJ Tournament of Champions Final Four. Here now is what came up. NY state semifinals Class A at University at Albany Ward Melville (Section 11) vs.Lakeland/Panas (Section 1), 4 p.m. Prediction: Ward Melville 12, Lakeland/Panas 4 at St. John Fisher College, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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It’s title time in the tristate. The field for Saturday’s title games in the New York and Connecticut state tournaments and the New Jersey Tournament of Champions will be set after Wednesday’s semifinals. Then comes the championship games — in Rochester for New York and, as always, Norwalk for Connecticut and Kean University for the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity game, players, coach, team of week – Week 11

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Game of the Week Yorktown (NY) 12, Niskayuna (NY) 11 Two of the state’s most successful programs hooked up in a classic state Class B quarterfinal. After trailing by a goal at the half, Yorktown outscored Nisky 5-1 in the third quarter to take a 10-7 lead heading into the final period, where Yorktown was […]

Lacrosse Insider: All-FCIAC teams

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2017 ALL FCIAC School # Grade Class Place ATTACK  FIRST TEAM Kevin Lindley Darien 12 12 L 1 Logan McGovern Darien 4 11 L 2 Connor Drake Wilton 17 10 L 3 Drew Fowler Ridgefield 3 12 L 4 Jack Feda Greenwich 6 10 L 5 SECOND TEAM Tanner Wood Staples 22 12 L 6 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity games to watch this week

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It’s state playoff time in the tristate with Final Four matchups being decided on Saturday. Here’s a day-by-day look at what’s in store. Tuesday, May 30 Nassau County (NY) championships at Hofstra University Class A: Massapequa vs. Farmingdale Class B: Garden City vs. Manhasset Class C: Cold Spring Harbor vs. Lynbrook Section 2 (NY) Class B […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate varsity game, players, coach, team of week – Week 10

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Game of the Week Ramapo (NJ) 10, Chatham (NJ) 8 Ramapo won the North Group 2 sectional final after falling to Chatham in last year’s title game, Chatham’s third championship the last five years. It was Ramapo’s first sectional title since 2006. The game was tied four times in the second and third quarters, in which […]

Lacrosse Insider: FCIAC final preview

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Final Thursday, May 25 at Brien McMahon HS, Norwalk No. 1 Darien (18-0) vs. No. 3 Ridgefield (15-3), 7 p.m. Notes: The Blue Wave, three-time defending state champs, will carry a 49-game win streak into the final. The Wave’s last loss came May 16, 2015 – 12-11 to Greenwich in overtime. Ridgefield, though, is a […]

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 […]