Dartmouth freshman Cortland Begor lays the wood with his own company, TimberStix Lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, […]

Brunswick (CT) 2017 midfielder Sean Morris looks ahead to North Carolina 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. Sean Morris had his pick of the nation’s top Division I programs. In the end, the Class of 2017 midfielder from Brunswick School (CT) couldn’t find a […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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: 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) […]

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 […]

Deerfield (MA) 2016 defender Alexander makes Michigan his choice

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You’d have a hard time find a sport Curtis Alexander doesn’t like And just as hard a time finding one he’s not good at. There’s ski racing, squash, football and soccer. There’s also lacrosse. That’s the sport the transfer from Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine, now a sophomore at Deerfield Academy (Mass.), will be […]

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. […]

Links to updated tristate recruiting commitment rundowns for classes of 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17

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The following are links for boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating classes of 2014 (current seniors), 2015 (current juniors), 2016 (current sophomores) and 2017 (current freshmen). If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make […]

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 […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2014

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The following are Division I boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2014 (current freshmen). Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you have a commitment to […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2015

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The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2015 (current juniors), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2016 and 2017. If you have […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

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The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2016 (current sophomores), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2017. If you have […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

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The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2017 (current freshmen), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you have […]

Video special: Top 5 offseason stories in tristate lacrosse

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Saturday marked the first day of winter. But the start of the varsity lacrosse season is right around the corner. The 2013 season ended Saturday, June 8 with championships being decided in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Here’s a rundown of boys and girls teams that took […]

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 […]

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, […]

Player’s perspective: Bryce Jurk, Trinity-Pawling (NY) midfielder

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With a total of 14 college-bound players, expectations are high at the Trinity-Pawling School in New York’s Hudson Valley, which competes in the highly regarded Founders League. Sacred Heart University-bound Bryce Jurk is among nine T-P seniors set to take their games to the next level. A 6-foot-1, 175-pound midfielder, Jurk is especially adept at […]

Trinity-Pawling (NY) standout gives Providence first soph commit

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Providence College has tapped into the Class of 2015 for its first recruit. It’s Thomas Bianchin. A lefty attackman, Bianchin transferred to Trinity-Pawling School (N.Y.) from Bishop Ryan Catholic in Hamilton, Ontario. Bianchin is an explosive player who is adept at feeding and finishing, as evidenced by his highlight reel. Now, here’s a Q&A with […]

Player’s perspective: Jeff Kratky, Taft School (CT) midfielder

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Jeff Kratky says it simply and best. “The competition in the Western New England is always intense,” said the senior faceoff midfielder at the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. It would be hard to argue with that assessment, considering the league includes Deerfield, Salisbury, Avon Old Farms, Brunswick, Westminster, Trinity-Pawling and Hotchkiss. Kratky, a Darien, […]

Trinity-Pawling (NY) standout McKenzie makes Marquette his choice

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Trinity-Pawling School in New York’s Hudson Valley has had no shortage of college commitments the last week. Three of them have been reported during that time at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi. Among the:  Jordan McKenzie, a junior defenseman/long-stick midfielder who arrived at T-P by way of New Westminster, BC. McKenzie has made the newly launched program at Marquette […]

Trinity-Pawling (NY) faceoff specialist, LI native Shapiro set on Siena

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Jake Shapiro’s road to Division I lacrosse began in Lido Beach on Long Island. It has now taken him to Trinity-Pawling School in New York’s Hudson Valley en route to his ultimate destination — Siena College. Shapiro, who is a post-grad student at Trinity-Pawling, is currently competing in the 170-pound weight class as a wrestler. […]

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 […]

Narlee will stay close to home in college at BU

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During most of Henry Narlee’s playing days at Massachusetts power Duxbury, the possibility of playing lacrosse at Boston University did not exist for the simple reason that BU didn’t decide to launch a program until this year. But now that it has, the versatile midfielder, who is currently a senior at Avon Old Farms (Conn.), […]