PA 2017 two-way midfielder Colby Smith opts for Ohio State 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. Colby Smith has the talent to be a major Division I standout. He also something else every bit as important. The work ethic and the desire. “Colby […]

Haverford (Pa.) 2016 standout Aitken: ‘I loved everything about Virginia’

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The Class of 2016 is growing and growing when it comes to college commitments — both inside and outside the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Today we are spotlighting a big verbal that comes beyond the borders of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse. Dox Aitken, an attackman/midfielder at the Haverford School (Pa.)., verbally […]

St. Augustine Prep (NJ) FOGO Fox finds the right fit in Fairfield

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Chalk up another one for St. Augustine’s Prep. We reported yesterday that the New Jersey power, which has averaged 17 wins per season the last five years, saw sophomore midfielder James Kitchen verballed to Hofstra. Another Hermits’ player has also decided his Division I future. He’s Will Fox. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound junior faceoff midfielder has […]

St. Augustine Prep (NJ) sophomore Kitchen headed to Hofstra

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It’s safe to say that James Kitchen’s best lacrosse is ahead of him. The sophomore at New Jersey power St. Augustine has all the ingredients of a major Division I midfielder. So it should come as no surprise that the 6-foot-3, 185-pound righty has committed to Hofstra University. “JK is a very promising young midfielder,” […]

Michigan-bound Shima latest Philly area underclassman to verbal

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National HS power Haverford (Pa.) made news late last month when Forry Smith verballed to Johns Hopkins to become the first freshman to ever commit in D-I lax history. Soon after, another ninth-grader Jack Reilly, a defenseman at Conestoga, verballed to Virginia. Earlier this week, another Philly area underclass standout made a commitment. He’s Brendan […]

College commits by HS freshmen drawing more attention

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When Syosset (N.Y.) senior goaltender Ryan Feit verbally committed to Johns Hopkins in October, 2010, a decision first reported here at LaxLessons.com, it signaled the start of a trend. One that was the talk of the lax world for months — until it was no longer unique. Now, sophomore verbal commitments are almost commonplace. But […]

Philly-area standout first freshman to make college commitment

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Just over two years ago, in October 2010, Syosset goaltender Ryan Feit became the first sophomore to verbally commit to a collegiate lacrosse program when he announced his intentions to attend Johns Hopkins. Feit, now a senior, made his commitment official during Fall Signing Week Nov. 14-21 by putting pen to paper on a National […]