Chaminade (NY) midfielder Sean Kuttin makes Hopkins lacrosse first program to get two 2018 tristate commitments

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Shoreham-Wading River HS (NY) 2017 attackman Chris Gray will take his two-way ability to Boston University lacrosse

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2017 attackman Andrew Lockhart is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Cornell lacrosse

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Half Hollow Hills East (NY) 2016 two-way midfielder Andre Gomez is bound for Bryant lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) senior Dan Daley is sold on Saint Leo lacrosse in class, on field

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6-foot-2 defender Connor Donaghy gives Sachem East HS (NY) its fifth 2015 commit

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Faceoff midfielder Joey Caputo gives Half Hollow Hills West (NY) its eighth 2015 commit

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Calhoun HS (NY) big, strong middie Spencer Kaufman will take his skills from Long Island to Staten Island and Wagner lacrosse

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High school sports community mourns death of Shoreham-Wading River (NY) football/lacrosse player

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Defender Elijah Gomez will join Sachem North HS (NY) teammate Simone at Mercy lacrosse

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Bethpage HS (NY) standout Joe Tierney, Nassau’s assist leader, will take his passing fancy to Marist lacrosse

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Northport HS (NY) star Rocco Sutherland on college switch: ‘I just felt more at home at Michigan’

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Sachem East 2016 goalie Michael Bollinger is latest Long Island standout to decide on Stony Brook

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Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018

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Lefty attackman Terrence Haggerty will follow Harborfields HS (NY) linemate Connor Bennardo’s path to Detroit-Mercy lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) 2015 midfielder Tyler Alvarez hopes to assist in LIU Post lacrosse’s title run

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Manhasset HS (NY) 2016 midfielder Jack Miller will take his versatile game to Richmond lacrosse

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NYIT-bound midfielder Jeremiah Sullivan gives Half Hollow Hills West (NY) lacrosse its sixth 2015 verbal

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Smithtown East (NY) Christian Villani’s verbal to Maryland lacrosse makes him tristate’s first 2018 commit

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Baldwin HS (NY) textbook defender Nick DeLuca decides on NYIT lacrosse

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St. Anthony’s HS (NY) 6-foot-3 defender Aidan Conk commits to Furman lacrosse

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St. Dominic HS (NY) athletic LSM Andrew Cali will take care of business for Mercy College lacrosse

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Chaminade HS (NY) two-way midfielder Alex Alacqua gives Army lacrosse a huge 2016 commit

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Sachem North HS (NY) starting QB Michael Licata’s college future is in lacrosse

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St. Dominic’s (NY) 2015 playmaker Matt Defeo is latest Long Island standout set on Mercy lacrosse

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St. Anthony’s HS (NY) twins Tyler and Thomas Reynolds will be teammates with Tampa lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) midfielder Nick Page set on Stevenson University lacrosse

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Bethpage HS (NY) attackman Bobby Chillianis will follow his brother’s path to Mercy lacrosse

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Sachem North HS (NY) LSM Joe Simone will take his scrappy style of play to Mercy lacrosse

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Patchogue-Medford (NY) 2015 D/LSM David Morales makes up for late start to lacrosse career

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Switch to goal gets Jack Statfeld of Friends Academy (NY) an opportunity with Muhlenberg lacrosse

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Wantagh (NY) 2016 midfielder Kyle Sliwak will play his college lacrosse close to home at Hofstra

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2015 attackman RJ Ehli is latest Smithtown West (NY) player to make college lacrosse commitment

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Miller Place (NY) midfielder Kevin Gersbeck gives Lehigh lacrosse its first Class of 2017 verbal

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. There’s no telling where Lehigh University’s recruiting Class of 2017 will end. But there will never be any doubt where it began. In Miller Place on Long Island. […]

Half Hollow Hills East (NY) Zach Kleinbaum, whose strength is his strength, will be headed to Hamilton College lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. When you look at his size — 6-foot-2, 210 pounds — and what he’s capable of doing in the weight room — namely, bench-pressing 310 pounds – […]

Versatile St. Dominic’s (NY) A/M Brad Baker will be headed to Holy Cross lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that the College of Holy Cross has been making a sudden impact on […]

Midfielder Matt Huber’s verbal gives St. Anthony’s (NY) lacrosse 13 Class of 2015 commits

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. CHSAA (NY) power St. Anthony’s has seen its Class of 2015 commit count climb to 13. The Friars reached a baker’s dozen last week when midfielder Matthew […]

Syosset HS (NY) goaltender Bryan Ochs will makes his college stops for LIU Post lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know there has been a big surge in Class of 2015 Division II and […]

Texas standout JR Booth will be returning to Long Island to play his college lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. “You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe famously said. JR Booth has proven him wrong. Booth, a Class of 2015 attackman at Westwood High School […]

Massapequa lacrosse state title celebration photo makes cut among nation’s best

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. Photo by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps New York Class A state champion Massapequa made the cut for MaxPreps’ Images of the Year, which were published on Thursday, Aug. 7. […]

Sachem North HS (NY) midfielder Jake Castorf will be playing his college lacrosse at Franklin Pierce

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. Jake Castorf made his mark in his first varsity season at Sachem North High School in Suffolk County. “He made an instant impact,’ Sachem North coach Jason […]

Navy commit Andrew McKenna becomes third D-I bound defender for Ward Melville (NY) lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. Andrew McKenna got a taste of playing at a higher level this past spring. The freshman made the varsity squad at 2013 New York state champion Ward […]

Ward Melville (NY) 2017 Dominic Pryor is headed to Hofstra lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that traditional national power Ward Melville (NY) has been making noise when it […]

Elusive Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2017 attackman Cam Mulé decides on Duke lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking Lacrosse Insider, the leading source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. Cam Mulé has been immersed in lacrosse for as long as he can remember. That […]

Northport (NY) 2017 Connor Cronin will take his faceoffs at Michigan

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. One of the top faceoff specialists on Long Island will be taking his talents to the Midwest. He’s Northport High School Class of 2017 midfielder Connor Cronin, who […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 Brody McCoy realizes dream with commitment to Air Force

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. As a youngster, Brody McCoy enjoyed competing in a rare combination of sports — football and gymnastics. But then, he was introduced to lacrosse by his father […]

Offensive ignitor Dylan Crossan of South Side (NY) will continue his passing fancy at Stony Brook

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It’s the day after an avalanche of major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. Lacrosse fans are familiar with the terms finisher and feeder to describe attackmen. Dylan Crossan has found another word to sum up his style of play. […]

Dylan Rhatigan is second Sachem North (NY) standout to commit to UMass Lowell’s new D-I program

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps UMass Lowell’s newly launched Division I program has quickly established a pipeline to one of the top programs in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Earlier this week, UMass Lowell secured its second verbal commitment from Suffolk (NY) power Sachem North in less than […]

Feeder/finisher Danny Bullis of Mount Sinai (NY) sets sights on St. Joseph’s

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Danny Bullis’ ability to feed and finish makes him an attackman who gets his points across. Literally. The Class of 2015 attackman at Mount Sinai High School (NY) picked up 72 of them this past season. Bullis hopes his high school point production continues at the next level. He’s given a verbal commitment to St. […]

Agile and athletic 2017 midfielder Sean Lulley commits to UPenn

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Sean Lulley has yet to find a sport he doesn’t enjoy playing. The rising sophomore at Half Hollow Hills East (NY) is a three-sport high school athlete in lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. He’s also played soccer and football. But lacrosse is where Lulley’s college future is. The two-way midfielder as verbally committed to the admissions […]

Athletic 2015 midfielder Mike Cusmano is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Stony Brook

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It’s less than 5 miles from Stony Brook University’s campus to Ward Melville High School in neighboring East Setauket. It’s a route Seawolves coach Jim Nagle knows quite well. Nagle, who has completed three season as HC at “The Brook,” was an all-Suffolk County selection on the Ward Melville team that went 24-0 and won […]

Manhasset (NY) 2017 Kevin Mack looks forward to helping build a winner at Michigan

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everal newly launched programs have managed to make their mark in a short amount of time. Look at Richmond, which fell to Virginia by just one goal in the NCAA quarterfinals. Marquette picked up wins against Hofstra, Georgetown, St. John’s and Rutgers this past season. The next newbie to achieve success could do it in […]

Versatile midfielder Terrence Mooney of St. Anthony’s (NY) commits to Penn

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If you’ve been following along as they’ve been made on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section., Ivy League programs are making a big splash when it comes to securing verbal commits to their admission processes from tristate standouts. One program front and center among the activity is the University of Pennsylvania. One of the Quakers’ […]

Sachem North (NY) midfielder Will Russo will grow his game at newly upgraded UMass Lowell’s D-I program

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William Russo continues to grow and develop as a player, according to his coach at Sachem North High School in Suffolk County (NY), Jason Mauro. “He’s just starting to come into his own and we look forward to watching him continue to improve,” said Mauro. That makes Russo, a Class of 2015 midfielder, a perfect […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2017 LI two-way middie commits; 3 2015 verbals

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We have several Class of 2015 commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, to report in this latest recruiting update. But we begin with the hottest class for activity of late — the Class of 2017. Joe Lombardi is reporting that the University of Pennsylvania has just […]

Lacrosse Insider: Blue Chip 225 sophomore elite game Top 10 tristate peak performers

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Players from coast-to-coast battled it out at the Blue Chip 225 sophomore session July 14 through July 17 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. This week’s sophomore showcase was highlighted by the all-star game doubleheader played Wednesday night, July 16. The first game featured the varsity sophomore all-star game followed by the elite sophomore all-stars. […]

Garden City (NY) 2015 A/M Liam Byrnes becomes latest brother bound for college lacrosse

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Liam Byrnes (center) with his college-bound brothers, twins Kieran (Villanova) and Conor (VMI). Make way for another Byrnes brother, NCAA lacrosse. First, there was Kieran Byrnes, a 2014 attackman for New York power Garden City, who committed to Villanova in July 2012. Then, there was Conor Byrnes, Kieran’s twin brother and a 2014 GC defender, […]

Offensive-minded midfielder Jimmy Kickel of Ward Melville (NY) will play his college lacrosse close to home

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It’s been a busy week for Class of 2015 commits for one of the nation’s premier programs — Ward Melville, which just two seasons ago went 22-0 and won its eighth New York state title. We told you earlier this week about defenseman Mike Cirrone’s verbal commitment to the University of Richmond. Teammate Jimmy Kickel […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 A/M James Avanzato makes Maryland his choice

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Two of the top performers at the 2017 all-star game at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight held last week at Western Connecticut State University were a pair of University of Maryland commits who play for varsity teams in Suffolk County (NY). Commack High School midfielder Kevin Snyder, who, as we told you when […]

Lacrosse Insider: NY powers Ward Melville, Yorktown each get their fifth 2015 college commit

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Ward Melville and Yorktown have combined to win 15 New York state titles. On Monday, the two national powers – and longtime inter-sectional rivals – combined on a pair of Division I commitments, both in the Class of 2015. Joe Lombardi is reporting that Ward Melville midfielder Jimmy Kickel and Yorktown midfielder Mike Dedvukaj have […]

Ward Melville (NY) takeaway defender Mike Cirrone commits to Richmond

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Photo by Ray Passaro/LI Sports Shots A combination of quickness and stick skills makes Mike Cirrone an especially effective defenseman when it comes to a couple of key aspects of the game. The rising senior at Ward Melville High School (NY) is known for his takeaway checks and his outstanding clearing ability. It’s those attributes […]

Lacrosse Insider: Fourth 2015 commit for Ward Melville (NY) comes from three-year varsity standout

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The Ward Melville team that went unbeaten and won the New York Class A state title in 2013 was renowned – deservedly so – for an outstanding senior class. But there were also several sophomores on that squad who are now eager for a shot at returning to the state championship game. A total of […]

St. Anthony’s star Michael Laviano is now bound for BU after decommitting from Ohio State

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Photo by Steve Ryan/MaxPreps A desire to play closer to home wound up being the difference in one of the tristate’s top Class of 2015 players having a change of course in his college destination. Star attackman and St. Anthony’s High School (NY) standout Michael Laviano has verballed to Boston University after decommitting from a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime 2016 review

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We began our analysis of the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight all-star games played at Western Connecticut State University earlier this week with a look at the Class of 2017. Now, here’s a look at the 2016 game, and 10 peak performers, followed by a look at five other 2016 standouts from the four-day event. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime 2017 review

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Rain forced a 45-minute delay in the start of the all-star game doubleheader at the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., on Wednesday, July 9. Lightning halted play for a half hour as well. While it wound up being the longest doubleheader in the event’s seven-year history, it […]

Kings Park HS (NY) head coach Marcello Sandoval takes over Dominican College program

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From press release Dominican College of Blauvelt (NY) Director of Athletics Joe Clinton has announced that Marcello Sandoval has been named the new head men’s lacrosse coach.  Sandoval becomes the seventh head coach in program history. “We are very excited to have Marcello take over the men’s lacrosse program and join our athletics staff,” said […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime all-star game rosters

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The Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 all-star games at the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight, held its all-star games Wednesday night at Western Connecticut State University, have gone final. Click here for game recaps and check back for Joe Lombardi’s Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 player breakdowns and evaluations. Here […]

MVPs DeSimone, Bardwell lead teams to Maverik Showtime all-star wins

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Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight, regarded as the nation’s No. 1 summer showcase, held its all-star games Wednesday night at Western Connecticut State University. Led by MVP Connor DeSimone of Smithtown East High School (NY), Team Maverik (Red) beat Team Cascade (White) beat 14-8 in the Class of 2017 game, which was halted a […]

Mount Sinai (NY) 2017 D/LSM Capobianco-Hogan will be headed to Hopkins

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Dave Pietramala was perched in a folding chair right near midfield at the Long Island Showcase on June 20 at Farmingdale State. One of the players who caught the eye of the Long Island native and Johns Hopkins coach was a Class of 2017 defender/longstick midfielder from Mount Sinai High School, Lucas Capobianco-Hogan. Less than […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maryland snags its second 2017 commit from Long Island

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The University of Maryland has just picked up its second Class of 2017 commitment from Long Island. The first came back in February when Commack High School midfielder Kevin Snyder decided on the Terrapins. Joe Lombardi is reporting that another Suffolk standout will also be bound for College Park. In the process, Sachem North High […]

Here are your Suffolk (NY) All-Americans

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Here are Suffolk County (NY) 2014 US Lacrosse All-Americans. Dan Bucaro, Ward Melville, jr., attack, Georgetown Brian Cannon, Northport, sr., attack, North Carolina Logan Greco, Smithtown West, sr., defense, Virginia Ryan Keenan, Smithtown West, sr., attack, Penn State Kieran Mullins, Islip, sr., attack, Army Justin Reh, Rocky Point, sr., attack, Albany Troy Reh, Rocky Point, […]

Lacrosse Insider: St. Anthony’s star decommits; St. John’s snags 2016 verbal

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It’s the Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean the news has taken a pause when it comes to wild, wacky world of lacrosse recruiting. In fact, we have some very big news to report in this update. We start on Long Island. One of the leading Class of 2015 players in the nation, St. Anthony’s […]

Chmil continues family’s D-I lacrosse tradition by deciding on Duke

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Matt Chmil is part of a new generation of lacrosse players. One that has taken up America’s fastest growing sport even though their family roots were in other sports. The Chaminade High School (NY) Class of 2017 midfielder’s father, Steve Chmil, was an infielder in the Atlanta Braves’ organization from 1980-85 after starring at Vanderbilt […]

Video special: Top 5 moments in tristate varsity lacrosse

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The summer showcase season is well under way and the 2014 varsity season in the tristate is now one for the books. But what a season it was. It featured three first-time state champions, a team finishing unbeaten and plenty of dramatic moments along the way. Joe Lombardi (pictured at left) takes a look back […]

Lacrosse Insider: Hopkins, Duke land 2017 verbals from LI; 2015 Nassau standout is also D-I bound

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Dave Pietramala was perched in a folding chair right near midfield at the Long Island Showcase on June 20 at Farmingdale State. One of the players who caught the eye of the Long Island native and Johns Hopkins coach was a Class of 2017 defender/longstick midfielder from Mount Sinai High School, Lucas Capobianco-Hogan. Less than […]

Lacrosse Insider: Michigan’s latest big 2017 tristate verbal comes from Long Island

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We told you last week that Brunswick (CT) rising sophomore attackman Alex Buckanavage committed to the University of Michigan. John Paul has just landed another big verbal from a 2017 tristate attack standout in Manhasset’s Kevin Mack. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound Mack is an outstanding feeder with strong stick skills and good field vision and quickness, […]

Rundown of July travel showcase events

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Here’s a rundown of summer showcases for July from both in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region, and beyond the tristate. Vail Shootout June 29-July 7, Vail, CO Blue Chip 225 Seniors June 30-July 3, Bryant University, RI Top 205 Rising Juniors July 1-4, Towson University, MD Brine National […]

Lacrosse Insider: 15 tristate players who had big weeks at Jake Reed

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It was a big week down in the the proud and age-old grandfather of lacrosse, the Baltimore area. The Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Camp held its rising sophomore and rising junior showcases at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Now, here’s a look at 15 standouts from the nation’s growing and vibrant No. 1 […]

Shoreham-Wading River (NY) star Bray switches commitment to Cornell

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Photo by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com Ryan Bray, left, on the attack for Suffolk’s rising senior team, alongside Smithtown East’s John Daniggelis, during last week’s Long Island Showcase game at SUNY Farmingdale. Ryan Bray thought he found the right fit. It was early in his his sophomore season on the varsity team at then-defending New York Class […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island 2015 standout switches commitment to Cornell

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One of the top returning varsity players on Long Island has had a change of heart. Back in October, 2012, just after starting his sophomore season on the varsity team at then-defending New York Class C state champion Shoreham-Wading River, attackman/midfielder Ryan Bray of Shoreham-Wading River verbally committed to Ohio State. But now, Bray has […]

Tristate region well-represented in LaxPower’s final national rankings

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LaxLessons’ 2014 Tristate Top 25 varsity rankings were released earlier this month. You can check them out here. Now, we can see where the tristate’s finest stack up with the best in all of the nation. LaxPower, the world’s leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rising senior review

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Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com The ability of players to come together and play together in an all-star environment is impressive. The Suffolk rising senior team has mastered that art. Suffolk’s rising seniors have won all of the Long Island Showcase confrontations against their counterparts from Nassau in the six-year history of the event. The latest […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rising junior review

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Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com The Rising Junior game at the sixth annual Long Island Showcase Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University featured the most even mix of committed and uncommitted players. The result was an interesting and eventful game that featured noteworthy performances on both offense and defense. Result Suffolk 13, Nassau 8 Noteworthy […]

Long Island Showcase photo gallery: Rising senior game

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  Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com University of Maryland-bound Austin Henningsen of Northport (above, right) had three goals and excelled on faceoffs, and Bryant College-bound Jake Buonaiuto of Miller Place had five goals as Suffolk defeat Nassau 15-10 in the Long Island Showcase Rising Senior game on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University. John Daniggelis (Smithtown […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rising sophomore review

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With the accelerated recruiting process resulting in commitments being made earlier and earlier, the game most major Division I coaches attending the Long Island Showcase tripleheader on Friday, June 20 were paying extra attention during the final game — the Rising Sophomore contest. That’s because nearly all the players involved in the contest were uncommitted. […]

Long Island Showcase photo gallery: Rising Junior game

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  Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com Dylan Rhatigan and Tom Haun of Sachem North each scored three times and Dan Rooney of Smithtown East (above) had two goals for Team Suffolk in a 13-8 win over Team Nassau in the Long Island Showcase tripleheader on Friday at Farmingdale State University. Locust Valley’s Joe Madsen and Syosset’s Mac […]

Lacrosse Insider: LaxLessons All-Tristate team; players, coaches of the year

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Lacrosse Insider: LaxLessons All-Tristate honorable mention All-LaxLessons Tristate Team Players of the Year Connecticut: Kyle Foote, Greenwich, sr., M, Loyola Long Island: Craig Berge, Massapequa, sr., M, Georgetown New Jersey: Christian Cuccinello, Mountain Lakes, sr., A, Villanova (pictured above, at right) Westchester/Hudson Valley/NYC: Luke Palmadesso, Yorktown, sr., M, Villanova Coaches of the Year Connecticut: Jeff […]

Lacrosse Insider: LaxLessons All-Tristate honorable mention

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* LaxLessons All-Tristate players, coaches of the year, first and second teams Honorable Mention Connecticut: Pat Batista, St. Joseph, jr., LSM; Teddy Bossidy, New Canaan, sr., M; Micky Carbone, Ridgefield, sr., M; Ian Burgoyne, Darien, jr., M; Frank Cognetta, New Canaan, sr., D (pictured below, at right); Ryan Corcoran, St. Joseph, sr., A; Kyle Cornell, […]

Team Suffolk sweeps Long Island Showcase

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Team Suffolk went 3-0 at the sixth annual Long Island Showcase, winning rising senior, junior and sophomore games Friday at Farmingdale State University. Check back for detailed separate reviews and player evaluations on all three games on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Check back for that as well as a a photo gallery LaxLessons.com. […]

Here are your Nassau (NY) All-Americans and players of the year

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Here are the Nassau County (NY) 2014 US Lacrosse All-Americans and players of the year announced at this week’s awards dinner. All-Americans Craig Berge, Massapequa, sr., M, Georgetown Eddie Bouhall, Lynbrook, jr., D, Lehigh Tyler Dunn, Manhasset, sr., A., Penn Joe Grossi, Lynbrook (NY), sr., M, Binghamton Patrick McCormick, Hicksville, sr., A, North Carolina William […]

Lacrosse Insider: 2015 Massapequa title-game MVP, 2015 St. Anthony’s (NY) attackman, 2017 New England standout all commit

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With showcases now under way, get set for an increasing volume of verbal commitments in the coming weeks. As always, we’ll bring you the news first right here on Lacrosse Insider. So stay tuned for all the latest news as it happens. In this update, we have three commitments to report. We begin with a […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase Suffolk County rosters selected

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Rosters for the three Suffolk County teams that will be competing in the Long Island Showcase on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University have been selected. The starting time for the games are as follows: Rising Seniors 4 p.m., Rising Juniors 6 p.m. and Rising Sophomores 8 p.m. You can check out Nassau rosters here. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase Nassau County rosters selected

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Rosters for the three Nassau County teams that will be competing in the Long Island Showcase on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University have been selected. The starting time for the games are as follows: Rising Seniors 4 p.m., Rising Juniors 6 p.m. and Rising Sophomores 8 p.m. You can check out Suffolk rosters here. […]

Berge on Massapequa’s first-ever NY state title: ‘Words don’t do it justice’

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Photo by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps  Massapequa’s first visit to the New York State Final Four was a memorable one. The Chiefs cruised to a 16-2 win over Section 3′s Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class A championship game at Hofstra University for their first state title in their first state title-game appearance. That came after an impressive show […]

Schedule for NYLA Boys HS Showcase at Farmingdale State

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The 11th annual New York Lacrosse Academy Boys High School Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at Farmingdale State on Long Island. Be sure to check Lacrosse Insider for team rosters. Now, here is the schedule: 2014 NYLA Schedule Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi directly […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2015, 2016 player evaluations in the three NY state finals

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State championships are traditionally a time for graduating seniors to grab the spotlight. That was certainly the case in New York as Massapequa (Class A), Yorktown (Class B) and Bronxville (Class C) came away with state titles. If you followed along here, you are well aware of the many seniors who stood out for those […]

NYS championship photo galleries: Massapequa (Class A), Yorktown (Class B), Bronxville (Class C) win titles

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Class B: Yorktown holds off Jamesville-DeWitt 10-9 for seventh title. Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com   Class A: Massapequa rolls past Fayetteville-Manlius. Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Class C: Bronxville wins first-ever state title by winning rematch vs. Cazenovia  * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings (Week 12)

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Here are the latest LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings. 1. Darien (CT), 21-0: Blue Wave will be looking to return to the state title game for the first time since 2012 when they meet Daniel Hand in the semifinals on Wednesday, June 11. Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Massapequa (NY), 19-2: Has a team […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class A final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

NYS Class A final: Massapequa rolls past Fayetteville-Manlius

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, June 7 * New York state tournament final brackets, scores by round HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Making its first New York state championship game appearance, Massapequa cruised to a 16-2 win over Section 3′s Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class A championship game at Hofstra University on Saturday. Massapequa (19-2), which ends the […]