Brunswick School (CT) 2017 Max Metalios, a Maverik Showtime all-star, commits to Penn

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps Max Metalios got his start as a defenseman when his youth team was short on longsticks. “My eighth-grade coach, Rob Bonaventura, gave me a long pole because we didn’t have enough guys,” Metalios said. Since picking up that longstick, he hasn’t put it down. The Class of 2017 standout at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brunswick (CT) 2017 standout Buckanavage makes Michigan his choice

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps Alex Buckanavage’s lacrosse skills sparked the interest of several of the nation’s top Division I programs. But in deciding on his collegiate destination, Buckanavage looked beyond lacrosse. The quick and elusive attackman at the Brunswick School (CT) says academic reputation and a global alumni network were two of the reasons he […]

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: Michigan lands big verbal from CT Class of 2017 standout

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Michigan has made another big splash on the tristate recruiting scene. Coach John Paul’s Wolverines have landed a verbal from one of the top Class of 2017 players in Connecticut. Joe Lombardi is reporting that lefty attackman Alex Buckanavage of the Brunswick School has just verballed to Michigan. Buckanavage is a creative feeder/finisher with a […]

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, […]

2017 defender Devaney will take his size, skills to Air Force

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It’s a long way from Middlebury, Vt., to the Air Force Academy in Colorado, but Chandler Devaney can’t wait to make the trip. Devaney, a Class of 2017 defender at the Proctor Academy in New Hampshire, committed to Air Force this week, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings (FINAL)

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Here are the final LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings for the 2014 varsity season. 1. Darien (CT), 23-0: The 2014 Blue Wave are the second in school history to finish as unbeaten state champs, but coach Jeff Brameier said this year’s team was the best to ever wear blue-and-white jerseys. Last week’s ranking: No. 1 […]

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: A rundown of travel events/summer showcases for June through August

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The travel season and summer showcases start this coming weekend, even as state playoff action continues for varsity teams in the tristate. Here’s a rundown of events for June through early August. Andy Forsberg Memorial Tournament June 7-8, Huntington, NY D-III Summer Showcase June 8, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY Moonlight Showcase June 12, John Jay […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings (Week 11)

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Here are the latest LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings. 1. Darien (CT), 19-0: Blue Wave are now tied with Wilton for most FCIAC titles, with 13. Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Massapequa (NY), 17-2: The Chiefs, who have won 17 straight since back-to-back losses to Chaminade (NY) and Garden City (NY), will be looking […]

Tristate well-represented in Under Armour boys/girls All-America selections

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There will be no shortage of senior boys and girls players from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic set for Saturday, July 12 at Towson University. The boys game, which will be shown live on ESPNU, is at 5 p.m. […]

Video: Tristate Playoff Preview Special

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If the postseason is anything like the wild ride we’ve seen during the regular season, the next few weeks should be very exciting in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Joe Lombardi hosts a comprehensive look at tristate teams to keep an eye on as the playoffs get […]

Lacrosse Insider: Saturday score predictions

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Here’s what to expect during another Stacked Saturday of varsity action on the fields of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Some of the tristate’s — and thereby, the nation’s — top rivalries are on tap for the first May Saturday of action. Here’s a look […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings (Week 6)

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Here are the latest LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings. 1. Smithtown West (NY), 11-0: As unbeaten teams continue to fall, the Bulls are not only one of the few and the proud, but maintaining their top ranking. Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Bergen Catholic (NJ), 9-0: A 10-9 overtime win at Cherry Creek (CO) […]

High School Scoreboard Central, Saturday, 4/26

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, 4/26 NY Carey 11, Wantagh 8 Elwood-John Glenn 12, Comsewogue 6 Floral Park 13, Glen Cove 3 Garden City 7, Long Beach 4 Great Neck North 11, Roosevelt 4 Horace Greeley 9, Brewster 8 Jamesville-DeWItt 14, Fairport 8 Kennedy Catholic 16, Bishop Loughlin 5 Kings Park 9, Babylon 8, OT […]

Tuesday, 4/22: Syosset visits Massapequa, Smithtown East host Sachem North, Ward Melville plays at Smithtown West on LI; Unbeaten Bergen Catholic (NJ) plays Colorado power; Wilton vs. Ridgefield in CT; John Jay battles Lakeland/Panas, Yorktown faces Mahopac in Hudson Valley

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* Lacrosse Insider: Games to watch this week * Lacrosse Insider: Tristate HS players, coach of the week * Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings * High School Scoreboard Central, Monday, 4/21 Call it Telltale Tuesday. There’s no shortage of matchups on the slate that will reveal plenty as we get set for the regular-season […]

Lacrosse Insider: Varsity games to watch this week

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Bunnell-Stratford (CT), off to a 3-0 start, hosts Bethel on Tuesday, April 22. Can Connecticut’s upper echelon continue to make a splash after Darien and Ridgefield picked up wins against two of the most successful programs in Long Island history, Manhasset and Garden City, respectively, this past weekend? Will Bergen Catholic […]

Video special: Five tristate under-the-radar teams

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You’ve seen both the Tristate Top 25 preseason and Week 1 rankings, now let’s give a shoutout to the underdogs. Here’s a look at five under-the-radar teams from the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotspot, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region, in the latest “Top 5 in 5″ video special anchored by Joe Lombardi. You can watch it […]

Newly released documentary, “COMMITTED,” puts spotlight on lacrosse recruiting

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Alex Weber, the former standout attackman at the University of Pennsylvania who now coaches the varsity team at Harvard Westlake High School (Calif.), produced and directed “COMMITTED,” a documentary on lacrosse recruiting videotaped this past summer at Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. You can watch the trailer here. Lacrosse has taken Alex Weber to […]

Video special: Highlights of the Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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We are just over a month away from the start of official varsity tryouts and practices for the 2014 varsity season in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. As we draw closer to the start of the season, we unveiled our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here are the Top 50 in our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason rankings

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Our first-ever player rankings debuted here Sunday at Lacrosse Insider as we ran down players 50-100 in our listing of the Top 100 varsity players in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region heading into the 2014 season. For those just joining us, because we won’t budge in our […]

Lacrosse Insider: Introducing our first Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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What separates a player ranked, say, No. 22 from one ranked No. 23 or N. 24? Is it possible someone ranked No. 41 may be a better all-around player than one ranked No. 30? Of course. Rankings, whether team rankings or player rankings, are not an exact science. It’s one of the main reasons we’ve […]

Class of 2016 CT standout Fosse makes Michigan his choice

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Noah Fosse will always remember his first stick. “It was a Brine A7 shaft with a maroon red head traditionally strung,” remembers the Class of 2016 attackman at the Westminster School (Conn.). Fosse’s mother brought home sticks for her three sons when he was just a youngster. “And from then on every holiday, if could […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Delbarton (NJ), Northport (NY), Garden City (NY); Video from Barrington (RI)

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Three standouts from Delbarton (N.J.) sign their National Letters of Intent: Peter Welch (Duke); Matt Marone (Delaware); and Will McCarthy (Lafayette). Northport High School (N.Y.) attackman Brian Cannon signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina. Two-time New York Class B state champion Garden City twin brother tandem of Conor […]

NLI Fall Signing Week: Latest, most up-to-date rundown of 2014 commits

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National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week lasts from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships, so committed players to Division I programs that do not award athletic scholarships (such as the Ivy League and military academies), as well as commited players to Division III programs, do not sign NLIs […]

LSM Mickunas verbals to Penn, becomes second Ivy tristate 2016 commit

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If you were with us on Lacrosse Insider earlier this week, you already know that Penn has become the second Ivy League second to garner a rising sophomore tristate commitment. The first came when we first reported that midfielder Cooper Telesco of Ridgewood, N.J., committed to the admissions process at Cornell. Joe Lombardi is now […]

Avon Old Farms (CT) rising junior Hahn headed to Air Force

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For Matt Hahn, it was love at first sight. It happened when Hahn and his brother, Taylor, were given lacrosse sticks by the father for Christmas when they were in second grade. Now, a decade later, not only has Hahn’s passion for the game grown, so too have his skills and talent level. Last week, […]

Collins will play his college lacrosse close to home at Brown

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Rhode Island may not be considered a high school lacrosse hotbed, but there’s one squad in the Ocean State with an array of Division I talent that would rival many teams in the tristate. It’s La Salle Academy in Providence. There’s one of the nation’s top rising juniors, Duke-bound attackman Joseph Manown. Rising senior midfielder […]

New England All-America overview

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The following players were named to the All-America team from the New England. Western New England Pat Charles, A (Forman School, 2013) Alec Dunn, D (Westminster School, 2013) Eric Fernandes, A (Canterbury School, 2013) Julien Garritano, M (Trinity-Pawling School, 2013) Thomas Heidt, G (Brunswick School, 2014) AJ Rocco, A (Avon Old Farms, 2013) Shane Simpson, […]

New England boys, girls teams for Under Armour Underclass Tournaments

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New England teams that will compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland July 3-5 have been selected. Boys Zach Ambrosino, Taft School (CT), defense Tyler Blaisdell, Thayer Academy (MA), goalie Will Bonaparte, Ridgefield High School (CT), midfield Tyler Breen, Taft School (CT), attack Andrew Carper, Governor’s […]

Schedules scanner: Men’s/women’s college, boys/girls HS

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

College-by-college breakdown for Class of 2013

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When it comes to lacrosse hotbeds, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region is, of course, No. 1. So now that National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, which runs from Nov. 14-21, is upon us, the question is: What college is No. 1 when it comes to landing commitments from tristate seniors? The answer is […]

Coming soon: What college programs scored best in securing tristate’s top seniors?

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With the National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Period coming up soon – Nov. 14-21 – we’ll have a college-by-college breakdown of senior commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships. Nevertheless, we will include all Division I- and Division II-bound […]

HS teammates will stay together at next level

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A total of eight players from three of the top high schools programs in the tristate area — Massapequa, Chaminade and Yorktown — will remain teammates at the collegiate levels. That’s among the topics Joe Lombardi explores in his latest column on the tristate lacrosse scene for InsideLacrosse.com.  Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email […]

What tristate team will be No. 1 in Class of 2013 commits?

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That’s the question Joe Lombardi asks in his weekly column on tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. Right now, it’s a heated race between Delbarton (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Don Bosco Prep (N.J.). Joe had three separate commit updates yesterday at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi that had big  impacts on that unofficial recruiting race: * Chaminade (N.Y.) […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for classes of 2013, ’14, ’15 and ’16

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The following are boys collegiate commitments from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area for the high school graduating classes of 2013, ’14 and ’15. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at info@laxlessons.com. For breaking recruiting commitment news, follow Joe Lombardi on Twitter @Joe_Lombardi or by […]

Saturday, 5/12: Final weekend of regular season features plenty of marquee matchups

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Postseason action will be front and center today — in the NCAA at least. (Check the links below for today’s first-round men’s and women’s collegiate games.) For most of the region, it’s the final weekend of the regular season. Except in Nassau County. The Section 8 playoffs started yesterday with four Class B games. Unbeaten […]

Friday, 5/11: Reviewing a monumental day/night of games; Two of Connecticut’s top teams — Wilton and Fairfield Prep — collide; Comsewogue faces BBP; Eastchester, Bronxville face off; Pelham visits White Plains

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It’s a best of three. But right now, things look pretty promising for Chaminade. The Flyers won 11-8 at St. A’s yesterday, staying in control after jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Coupled with a 6-5 win at Chaminade earlier in the season, and the Flyers have swept the regular-season series against the Friars for […]

Monday, 5/7: NCAA tournament selections unveiled; Resurgent Fairfield Prep hosts Greenwich; Pelham (11-1) visits Bronxville (10-1); Clarkstown South visits Arlington; Dobbs plays at Edgemont

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Before we get to today’s high school action in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, we have a quick college update. NCAA Tournament selections were announced yesterday. Here’s the rundown: Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s Division I women’s Division II women’s Division III women’s […]

RPI-bound Miller helps Trinity-Pawling notch huge wins over Deerfield, Avon Old Farms

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Trinity-Pawling has been making some major noise on the national lacrosse season this season. The Pride handed one of the nation’s top teams, Deerfield, an 8-7 overtime loss  on April 18. “It was by far one of the greatest moments in my lacrosse career so far,” said Somers resident Taylor Miller, a senior defenseman/longstick midfielder […]

Saturday, 4/28: Plenty of power-packed matchups from morning till evening

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There’s one problem with what is a stacked Saturday of big games from the morning through the evening. Where do we start? How about chronologically, with 10 a.m. games between Hicksville and host Baldwin and visiting Smithtown East and Northport. At 10:30 a.m., there’s a nice matchup between defending Class A state champ Farmingdale and […]

Looking back at a noteworthy week

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The regular season in high school lacrosse has reached the midway point. So far, there have been many compelling stories, interesting outcomes and big developments. Among them, West Genesee coach Mike Messere surpassed Ward Melville/Mount Sinai legend Joe Cuozzo to become the winningest coach in high school lax history. That happened Thursday, the same day […]

Michigan extends recruiting reach with New England commitments

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The University of Michigan is located in the heart of Big Ten country. But as the Wolverines prepare for their first season of Division I lacrosse, they have established a recruiting pipeline to the East Coast that extends beyond the borders of the three states that comprise the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, New […]