Mountain Lakes (NJ) 2016 Joey Goodwin hopes to stand tall in goal for Jacksonville lacrosse

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

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional, Lax Recruiting Source. Fall 2014 Signing Week coverage Our second annual Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings debuted here Sunday at Lacrosse Insider as we ran down players 50-100, plus a bonus group of players, in our listing of the leading varsity players from the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here are our Top 100 Tristate preseason player rankings for 2015

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Joe McHale, Seton Hall Prep (NJ) hope to build off a breakout, 16-win season

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2017 FO specialist Kyle Prouty helps Princeton lacrosse build its homegrown talent base

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NJ 2017 attackman, Maverik Showtime all-star Nick Casner selects Siena lacrosse

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Here’s our latest gallery of 10 new Fall Signing Week photos

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Here are 10 boys, girls photos from Day 2 of Fall Signing Week

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Here’s our first batch of Fall Signing Week photos

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Fall Signing Week starts today: Bergen Catholic (NJ) has 10 Class of 2015 commits

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Red Bank (NJ) high-scoring attackman Tim Barile follows father’s path to D-I lacrosse

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St. Augustine Prep (NJ) 2017 goalie Luke Russamanno opts for Ohio State lacrosse

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Quick, shifty Mountain Lakes HS (NJ) attackman John Natoli gives Lafayette lacrosse its first 2017 tristate verbal

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Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2018, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Jake Southren, first-ever junior lacrosse commit for Randolph HS (NJ), will follow brother’s path to Stevens Tech

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NJ 2016 defender Josh Karp finds a home away from home with Colgate lacrosse

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Southern Regional (NJ) 6-foot-3 D Mike Adragna looks ahead to Fairleigh Dickinson 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Photo by Richard Ta/MaxPreps Many players on the lacrosse field […]

Shore (NJ) midfielder Doug Goldsmith will take his two-way talents to Albany 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. Every college team can use what Doug Goldsmith provides. The rising junior at Shore Regional High School in New Jersey is an athletic and hard-nosed two-way midfielder adept […]

Freehold HS (NJ) defender Mike O’Brien’s childhood decision to play lacrosse as well as football results in D-I future

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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. Mike O’Brien started playing lacrosse as a way to keep in shape for football. “I got introduced to lacrosse through football growing up,” O’Brien said. “My brother, […]

Mountain Lakes (NJ) 2017 Hunter Batesko, a 6-foot-2 midfielder, gives Michigan lacrosse a big tristate catch

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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. To say Hunter Batesko is a can’t miss prospect would be stating the obvious. For starters, the Mountain Lakes High School (NJ) two-way midfielder is 6-foot-2 and […]

Don Bosco (NJ) two-way middie Russell Masci makes Maryland lacrosse his choice

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The combination of size and speed are attributes major Division I coaches crave for their midfield recruits. So it should come as no surprise that Russell Masci of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) was a high target for several marquee programs. Last week, the rising junior decided on his destination, verbally committing to the University of […]

NJ 6-foot-3 2016 middie Brett Habich will give Siena College his best shot

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To say Brett Habich will be giving Division I his best shot would be quite appropriate. After all, the Class of 2016 right-handed midfielder  from Red Bank Catholic (NJ) is known for his blistering shot that’s been clocked at 96 miles per hour, which he can place anywhere in the net. Habich will take his […]

Ridgewood (NJ) 2016 D/LSM Brett Kennedy will take his skills, speed to Syracuse

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Growing up in Ridgewood, N.J., it didn’t take Brett Kennedy long before he picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time. “Lacrosse is big in my town,” Kennedy said. “Most kids have a stick in their hands at a very young age. I was probably in first or second grade when my dad bought […]

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. […]

Immaculata (NJ) standout Wyatt Agaisse will prep at Trinity-Pawling (NY) before starting college career at Mount St. Mary’s

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Photo by Ken Inness/MaxPreps Wyatt Agaisse, one of the leading players for New Jersey state champion Immaculata, will be heading north before going south for college. Agaisse, an attackman and senior team captain for Immaculata in 2014, has committed to Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland, a decision reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ 2016, 2015 stars decide on their D-I destinations

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One of the top Class of 2016 players in New Jersey has made his choice. So too has another product of the Garden State who will be playing a post-grad year in the Hudson Valley. Those are the headlines as we bring you this latest recruiting update. We begin with the Class of 2016 verbal […]

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 […]

Here are your 2014 NJ All-America selections

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Here are New Jersey 2014 US Lacrosse All-Americans. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi directly at joe@laxlessons.com or send a Tweet to @Joe_Lombardi or @LaxLessons. Get in the Zone: The HS Zone High School Zone: Long Island High School Zone: Hudson Valley High School Zone: Connecticut High […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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, […]

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 […]

Pingry (NJ) standout defender Diaz decides on Denison

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Robbie Diaz fits the prototype of what college coaches look for in a defender. The junior at the Pingry School in New Jersey is an aggressive one-on-one defender, with good stick skills who excels on clears and in transition. After considering several of the nation’s top Division III programs, Diaz has decided on Denison University […]

Delbarton’s Comizio: ‘Winning the T of C exceeds any expectations I could’ve had’

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The 2014 high school season in New Jersey is now for the books. And there can be no doubt who’s No. 1 in the Garden State. Delbarton ended Summit’s 21-game win streak in the Tournament of Champions title game 7-5 after dealing Bergen Catholic its first loss, winning the Non-Public A title game 6-5 in […]

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: 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: NJ Tournament of Champions title-game predictions, analysis

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It’s been an interesting season of in-state and intrastate action in New Jersey. It wraps up Saturday night, June 7 with a marquee matchup in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title game. Here’s a preview, including analysis and a prediction. Tournament of Champions final at Bridgewater-Raritan High School No. 1 Delbarton (20-3) vs. No. […]

Travel, showcase events start this weekend

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State championships will be played in New York and the Tournament of Champions final will be played in New Jersey while Connecticut state playoff action continues. While postseason action is hot and heavy in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region, the travel season is starting as well, with showcase events on tap beginning this coming weekend. Now, […]

Lacrosse Insider: New Jersey player of year, end-of-season awards

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The following players received New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association of US Lacrosse season-ending awards for 2014: Toni Bristol Award (Player of the Year): Christian Cuccinello, Mountain Lakes (pictured at right) Marshall Chambers Award (Attackman of the Year): Chris Blewitt, Bergen Catholic Joe Nazzaro Award (Midfielder of the Year): David Gill, Chatham Dave Pooley Award […]

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: NJ Tournament of Champions semifinals analysis, predictions

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New Jersey is down to its Final Four. The Tournament of Champions semifinals will be played Wednesday, June 4 at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Winners advance to the TOC championship game Saturday, June 7 at 7:30, back at Bridgewater. Game 1: No. 3 Mountain Lakes (22-3) vs. No. 2 Summit (22-1), 5 p.m. Analysis: If defense […]

Westfield (NJ) 2016 defender Colwell will take his skills, speed to Hopkins

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Westfield’s 2014 season just ended in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions quarterfinals with a loss to Mountain Lakes. While it was the end of varsity lacrosse for the seniors on the Westfield squad, Owen Colwell has two more years to pursue a TOC crown. After that, his goal will be an NCAA Division I […]

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: Update on status of Bergen Catholic-Chaminade game

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It was one of the more much-awaited games on the mid-April calendar in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse. But when the threat of lightning resulted in the postponement of a game between defending CHSAA AAA champion Chaminade (NJ) and Bergen Catholic (NJ), the teams initially planned to make up the game last Monday, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate HS players, coach of the week (Week 7)

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Players of the Week New York Hudson Valley Pleasantville’s Brendan Halloran (above) became the school’s all-time scoring leader when he netted a second-period goal in a 12-6 win over Greeley, giving him 230 points for his career. Long Island Wantagh’s Kyle Cain had five goals and six assists in a 14-6 […]

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 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Northern Highlands’ impact felt at several NJ elite programs

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Northern Highlands Regional High School hn Allendale, N.J., has jumped out to a 5-1 start. The Highlanders, who compete in the ultra competitive Gibbs Conference in New Jersey, could conceivably be 9-1 when they play at Don Bosco Prep on April 24. The Northern Highlands varsity program is not the only one enjoying success. Its […]

Lacrosse Insider: Season-ending injury sidelines one of the leading players in the nation, tristate

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The 2014 varsity boys lacrosse season is just a week old in New Jersey and already one of the top players from one of the top teams in the state has suffered a season-ending injury. The injury occurred this past week in an interstate matchup between Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse and Don Bosco Prep […]

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 […]

Inaugural River Dell (NJ) LaxGiving Games set for March 22

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The inaugural River Dell Preseason LaxGiving Games will debut at Matty Certosimo Field on Saturday, March 22. The four-team preseason event, the brainchild of new River Dell coach Joe Infante, features four NJ squads: Lakeland Regional, Ramapo, New Providence and River Dell. “In addition to the games we will be collecting specific donated items for […]

NJ 2015 midfielder Rasimowicz will play collegiately close to home at Rutgers

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To say Paul Rasimowicz opened some eyes during the 2013 summer recruiting circuit would be a big understatement. After all, the Immaculata High School (N.J.) 2015 faceoff midfielder participated in five showcase events and was an all-star in four of them. The one event he didn’t make the all-star game was the D1 Experience, which […]

Chatham (NJ) student of the game Sullivan set on Furman

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James Sullivan is a student of the game. The senior attackman at Chatham High School in New Jersey uses his high lacrosse IQ to find openings on the field that translate into scoring opportunities. Soon, he hopes to take that formula success to the new level. Sullivan has verbally committed to the new Division I […]

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 […]

NJ standout attackman Drake hopes to play against brother for a college crown

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Chris Drake knows exactly how he’d like his first or second collegiate lacrosse season to end. Drake is a senior attackman at Morristown High School (N.J.). It’s also important to know that Drake’s brother, Matt, is a sophomore defenseman at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Chris Drake, meanwhile, has decided on another strong Division III […]

Video special: Tristate Top 25 preseason team rankings breakdown

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While lacrosse is growing rapidly nationally and continues to thrive in upstate New York and New England, and the sport’s proud and traditional home base of Baltimore is still more than competitive, there’s no place like the tristate when it comes to lacrosse. Not even close. So it’s always intriguing to pinpoint who the best […]

Find out what Tristate Top 100 players will be impact players in college lacrosse

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We recently released our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings. While there were no precise numerical rankings for each player, they were ranked in groups of 10, beginning with the first group of 10 (Players 1-10) and ending with the final group of 10 (Players 90-100). Our reason for doing that is to underscore […]

NJ 2016 Garavente finds perfect mix of academics, athletics in Lafayette

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If you’ve been following along as the commitments have been made on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that Lafayette College has emerged as a force in landing underclass commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Chalk up another one for the Leopards from Easton, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Preseason Tristate Top 25 team rankings

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And we’re off. At least, rankings-wise, that is. Once the 2014 varsity season gets under way just over a month from now, we’ll be posting updated rankings each Sunday. Now, to get things started, here are our preseason rankings. Feel free to post any questions or comments about the selections here. Without further ado, we […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Cuccinello hopes his senior season at Mountain Lakes (NJ) is a memorable one

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Mountain Lakes ended the 2013 season in a familiar place — with a New Jersey Group I title. The Lakers, who finished 15-6, ended the season with an 11-8 loss to Rutgers Prep in the opening round of the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. For a look at the 2014 Lakers, we turn to Christian […]

Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) 2015 Konen fulfills lifelong dream with verbal to Army

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New Jersey power Bridgewater-Raritan’s on-the-field success continues to result in college commitments. The latest example of just that comes at the goaltender position, where junior Luke Konen has decided on Army. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Konen, a righty, is a strong stopper who communicates well with the close defense. Konen is the Black Knights’ third 2015 […]

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. […]

Don Bosco Prep (NJ) defender Pandise will take his size, speed to UMass

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Greg Pandise is a double-threat defender. The Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) senior has the dangerous combination of size and speed. It’s served him well for the Ironmen and should do the same thing at the next level. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Pandise, who signed with University of Massachusetts in the fall, has decided on a post-grad […]

Links to updated tristate recruiting commitment rundowns for classes of 2015, ’16, ’17 and 18

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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 2015, ’16, ’17 and ’18. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or […]

NJ 2014 dodging midfielder Halpin headed to Hartford

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Brendan Halpin is known as a quick and shifty north-south dodger. For his college destination, he’ll be heading east. The two-way senior midfielder at Cranford High School in New Jersey  committed to the University of Hartford earlier this week, as first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound […]

Bergen Catholic (NJ) 2016 middie Magno: ‘Air Force met all my criteria and more’

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When Jeremy Magno weighed his college choices, there were many factors he considered. One thing, though, set Air Force apart from the other schools on his short list. “I loved the idea of giving back to my country by serving,” he said. The Class of 2016 midfielder at Bergen Catholic High School will be doing […]

Player’s perspective: Hubler, Rumson-Fair Haven eye tests vs. Summit, Shore Conference rivals, non-conferences foes

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Rumson-Fair Haven made it all the way to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions Group I finals in 2013, where its 18-4 season ended with an 8-6 loss to Mountain Lakes. One of the Bulldogs’ top performances in the game came from Chris Hubler, who had two goals. The Johns Hopkins-bound Hubler is a blue-collar […]

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 […]

NJ standout Jennings will take his team-first style to Siena lacrosse

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JT Jennings is an outstanding individual talent, but his key to success as a defender is teamwork. “I would say my best skill is team defense and understanding when to slide and recover,” said the senior at Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (N.J.). That skill set should serve Jennings well at the next level. […]

Lacrosse Insider: NJ power Delbarton’s scrimmage/regular-season schedule features array of national powers

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Delbarton’s 2013 regular season could not have been any more impressive. The New Jersey power, after all, picked up attention-grabbing wins against St. Anthony’s (7-3), Summit (9-8), Fairfield Prep (9-5) and Chaminade (6-5). That resume allowed the Green Wave to enter the postseason as the consensus No. 1-ranked team in the nation. Delby wound up […]

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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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. 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, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2016, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspotfor lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2017, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate […]

Player’s perspective: Zanelli, NJ power Summit eye showdowns vs. Delbarton, Chatham, Westfield, Ridgefield (CT)

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Perennial New Jersey power Summit will be tested right from the start. The Hilltoppers, who have won 18 or more games each of the last five years (including four seasons of 20-plus wins), play at Delbarton on March 29 in what will be one of the best early season matchups in tristate lacrosse. Chris Zanelli […]

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 […]

Schedules Scanner: Links for 2014 men’s, women’s college, boys, girls HS schedules

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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) * […]

Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 2015 midfielder McHale eager to be a part of Providence’s lacrosse future

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Joseph McHale liked what he saw at Providence College, including a new weight room and locker room. But it wasn’t just what he saw then, but the Friars’ vision for the future. “The new facilities and a new future stadium show a strong commitment to lacrosse,” he said. So it should come as nor surprise […]

Lacrosse Insider: Ridge (NJ) eyes repeat after breakthough 2013 season

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Ridge’s rise reached its peak in 2013. The Red Devils, who went 9-9 in 2009 before steadily improving each won, won their first New Jersey Tournament of Champions this past spring in their first T of C final. Ridge defeated Don Bosco Prep 8-7 in the final and set a school record for wins in […]

NJ 2016 midfielder Salcedo will take his ever-improving game to Bucknell

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John Salcedo’s best lacrosse is still ahead of him. And that’s saying something. After all, the sophomore at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., has already accomplished a lot playing the sport despite his young age. But there’s more to come. Plenty more. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound midfielder, who performed well at the Maverik Showtime National […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Ridgewood (NJ), Eastport-South Manor (NY), Fordham Prep (NY), Fairfield Prep (CT), Don Bosco Prep (NJ), Syosset (NY), Niagara-Wheatfield (NY), Ridge (NJ), St. Joseph’s Prep (PA)

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We begin our eighth and final batch of Fall Signing Week photos at Ridgewood HS (N.J.) where Owen Smith (Hobart) and Max Mollihan (Mount St Mary’s) put pen to paper. You can read our previous Signing Week stories and photo galleries here. Eastport-South Manor (NY) A/M Matt Ragimierski signs his NLI with Boston University. Mahopac […]

Top programs will play at Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic on Sunday

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It will be football weather on Sunday, Nov. 24, but there will be plenty of lacrosse on Long Island. That’s because 40 high school teams that have combined to win 40 state titles will be converging for the Shoreham-Wading River Fall Classic at Farmingdale State College. Action begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 2 […]

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 […]

3 C’s spell success for Salisbury-bound NJ goaltender Stavrakis

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For Anthony Stavrakis, the key to success as a goaltender comes down to the three C’s. That is, being consistent, calm and composed. “My greatest strength as a player is my ability to be consistent in cage,” said the 2014 standout at Hillsborough High Schoool (N.J.). “I think that I stay calm and composed in […]

Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) 2015 standout Lenskold continues his family’s D-I lacrosse tradition

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Richie Lenskold faced some tough competition long before joining the varsity team at New Jersey power Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Lenskold, after all, is the second of four boys in his family – ages 20, 17, 14 and 11. Oldest brother Brian is a junior at Rutgers. “We all love lacrosse and are all faceoff midfielders,” […]

NJ 2015 star midfielder Haubenstock changes college destination to closer to home at Colgate

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Josh Haubenstock was all set to head west. The standout at Ramapo High School in New Jersey verbally committed to the University of Denver late last year. But the 2015 midfielder has had a change of heart. Haubenstock has decided to play closer to home, and given a verbal to Colgate University after decommitting from […]

River Dell HS two-way middie Davidson: ‘I knew Springfield was the one’

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After his family moved from Florida to New Jersey, it didn’t take long for Conor Davidson to take his mother up on her suggestion that he give lacrosse a try. It was a decision the senior at River Dell High School doesn’t regret. Davidson verballed to attend Division III power Springfield College on Oct. 28, […]