Junior midfielder Harris from CT state champ Fairfield Prep decides on Drexel

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Fairfield Prep will officially start its quest for a second straight Connecticut Class L state champion on Wednesday, April 9 when it hosts Daniel Hand to open the regular season at 4 p.m. at University Field. If the Stags once again end the season in celebration, Cam Harris will undoubtedly play a large role. Harris […]

Football standout Carnazza from two-time sectional champion Somers (NY) will play lacrosse in college at Springfield

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Erik Carnazza is in the midst of a senior season at Somers High School (N.Y.) marked by success  in football. Carnazza, a running back/linebacker, scored six touchdowns and had 59 tackles to lead the Tuskers to their second straight Class A sectional title. But as the Somers lacrosse team starts its […]

Locust Valley (NY) Madsen twins have Port Washington seeing double in Game 1 upset

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Top: Mike Madsen, who had five goals in Locust Valley’s upset win over Port Washington. Above, twin brother Joe Madsen. It didn’t take long for there to be a major upset in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. It happened on Wednesday as Locust Valley, coming […]

New Canaan (CT) midfielder Smith, one of Connecticut’s top sophomores, decides on Denver

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Kyle Smith has not yet started official varsity practice for his sophomore season on the New Canaan (Conn.) boys lacrosse team. That will happen Monday. But he’s already enjoyed a breakout season for the Rams. Smith hauled in 21 catches for 447 yards to help New Canaan win the state championship in football. The kind […]

New Canaan (CT) football star Frank Cognetta’s college future is in lacrosse at Richmond

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Mention the name Frank Cognetta to high school sports fans in Connecticut, and there’s first thing of football. For good season, Cognetta, a running back for state champion New Canaan High School, rushed for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns this past fall. But in lacrosse, Cognetta is also one of the top defenders in the […]

Our Lady of Lourdes (NY) senior Dean finds the perfect fit in Pace

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Rob Dean is best known in Section 1 in New York’s Hudson Valley as a football standout. The senior at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie was a two-year starter at tight end and linebacker, helping the Warriors win a Section 1 title. Dean’s college future is at lacrosse. That future will be further south […]

Sachem North (NY) 6-foot-4 Junge defender makes UMBC his choice

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Ian Junge has the combination Division I coaches covet in a defender. For starters, the junior at Sachem North is 6-foot-4 and 197 pounds. But wait, as they say in infomercials, there’s more. “He has great feet,” Sachem North coach Jay Mauro said. “He also has a great stick.” Earlier this week, Junge decided on […]

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 […]

South Side (NY) D/LSM LiCalzi is latest Class of 2017 tristate commit

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It’s a reflection on the changing landscape of the lacrosse recruiting process that the 2014 high school season has yet to start, yet there are now 12 freshmen from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, that have already committed to Division I programs. The latest came earlier this […]

Nation’s consensus No. 1 team Ward Melville (NY) picks up first 2016 commit in Matt O’Rourk

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Defending New York Class A state champion and consensus nationally top-ranked Ward Melville has its first Class of 2016 commitment. It came from midfielder Matt O’Rourk, whose verbal to Air Force last week was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound O’Rourk is an outstanding shooter with […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) 2016 attackman ‘Dusty’ Heagerty will take his nickname, game to Michigan

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Considering he will  playing lacrosse at the Division I collegiate level, it may be surprising how TJ Heagerty’s nickname came about. The sophomore attackman at national power St. Anthony’s is known as “Dusty.” It’s a relatively new nickname — and it’s stuck. “I got the nickname ‘Dusty’ in eighth grade when my friends and I […]

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 […]

Smithtown West (NY) 2015 midfielder Brunsvold will be heading south to Tampa

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If you checked out LaxLessons.com’s Tristate Top 25 preseason team rankings, you couldn’t help but notice Smithtown West. The Bulls, after all, are close to the top spot not only in New York, but the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. While Smithtown West has six college-bound seniors, it […]

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, […]

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 […]

Air Force continues to fly high on recruiting scene as two-way midfielder Haverty verbals

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Air Force has been flying high when it comes to landing commitments from standouts in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region. The latest commitment for the Falcons comes not only from beyond the tristate, but beyond the Northeast well. It comes from athletic midfielder Cole Haverty of Westminster Schools […]

Ridgefield midfielder Dearth, one of Connecticut’s top 2016s, set on Syracuse

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It would be hard to say where Peter Dearth is more valuable on the lacrosse field. Offensively, the sophomore at Connecticut power Ridgefield uses his quickness, athleticism and ability to shoot on the run to create scoring opportunities. Defensively, Dearth’s physical attributes — coupled with a strong lacrosse IQ — allow him to get takeaways […]

Commack (NY) faceoff specialist Snyder becomes Maryland’s first 2017 tristate commit

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Kevin Snyder doesn’t have too much spare time to work on his lacrosse skills in the offseason. After all, the freshman at Commack High School (N.Y.) also plays football and basketball. But at a young age, he said he knew lacrosse was the sport for him, and it’s the sport he will play at the […]

Athletic two-way middie Burns is latest Smithtown East (NY) star to pick Penn State

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  It’s more than 300 miles between Smithtown East High School (N.Y.) and Penn State University. But the lacrosse programs at those respective places are narrowing that gap very quickly. Bobby Burns, a freshman midfielder, became the latest Smithtown East standout to verbally commit to Penn State. Gerard Arceri, a sophomore faceoff specialist, became Penn […]

VA attackman Miller will bring skill, speed to the D-I level

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Like many youngsters, Ian Miller played a wide variety of sports. “I started off between the ages of 5-9 being a gymnast and playing soccer,” he said. “I then dropped both of those sports and started playing football until I was introduced to lacrosse in the sixth grade.” That’s when everything changed for Miller, who […]

Syracuse’s first 2017 verbal comes from Niskayuna (NY) midfielder Quinn

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When it comes to his own family, Lucas Quinn is part of the crowd. After all, both his older brothers play Division I college lacrosse at the University of Hartford, where his oldest brother, John, is a senior defender and middle brother, Evan, is a freshman goaltender. The Quinns’ father played lacrosse at Whitesboro (N.Y.) […]

Syracuse (NY) area 2015 standout Castiglia will play his college lacrosse in Connecticut

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Dominic Castiglia has made his mark in Central New York. The lefty attackman at Liverpool High School played on Team Syracuse in the National Brine All-American Classic. The junior will be playing his college lacrosse in Connecticut, verballing to the new Division II program at Post University lacrosse in Waterbury, Conn., a decision first reported […]

Transplanted Maryland midfielder Cahill verbals to Vermont

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Bryan Cahill’s roots were planted just outside the nation’s tradition-rich and proud home base of lacrosse, Baltimore. He’s now playing in the heart of the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for the lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Next up for the Class of 2015 midfielder at Trinity-Pawling School (N.Y.): a college career at the […]

Maverik Showtime 2016 shootout winner Ford will give Fairfield his best shot

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To say Travis Ford made his mark at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight in July would be an understatement. The sophomore midfielder at Webster Thomas High School (N.Y.) showed he has one of the best shots in the nation by winning the Class of 2016 all-star game halftime shooting contest, hitting the 96 […]

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 […]

Yorktown (NY) 2015 Dan DelBene will follow his twin brother’s path to Division I lacrosse

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Dan DelBene and his twin brother, Nick, found a useful purpose for lacrosse sticks long before they started playing the game. “We used sticks to get wiffle balls out of the gutter,” Dan said. “But by the time the fourth grade came, our father had sticks in our hands for a different reason. “When we […]

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 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 […]

Lynbrook (NY) 2015 midfielder Daly will take his old-school style of play to Stony Brook

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Owen Daly plays midfield the way it was intended to be played. The athletic and physical junior at Lynbrook High School (N.Y.) is as valuable on defense as he is on offense. “I take pride in my defense and groundball play, and I can also take faceoffs,” he said. “I am an aggressive offensive player […]

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 […]

Smithtown East (NY) sophomore star Dan Rooney opts for Ohio State

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Dan Rooney made an immediate impact on the varsity team at Smithtown East, in the tristate lacrosse hotspot of Smithtown in Suffolk County (N.Y.), as a freshman last year. Rooney’s best lacrosse, though, is yet to come. The sophomore attackman, a LaxLessons.com Tristate Top 100 preseason selection, has three more varsity seasons with the Bulls. […]

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 […]

Salisbury School (CT) 2016 standout Gaudet selects Syracuse

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To call Matt Gaudet a versatile lacrosse player would be the ultimate understatement. The native of Hamilton, Ontario, is also a box lacrosse standout, where he has played all possible positions. He was the No. 1 pick in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior A Draft on Jan. 14. Gaudet, a Class of 2016 attackman/midfielder who […]

Army-bound O’Brien gives St. Anthony’s (NY) 17 Class of 2014 verbals

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St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) enters the 2014 varsity season on a mission after seeing its run of four straight CHSAA AAA titles ended last season. The Friars will have no shortage of college-bound players aiming to achieve that goal. St. A’s has 17 — count ‘em — 17 Class of 2014 commits alone. One of them, […]

Hewlett (NY) 2015 standout Kahn will take his aggressive style of defense to Vermont

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Malcolm Kahn is an attacking defender. “I am a very aggressive LSM and like to get out on players and attack them shortly into the game,” said the junior standout at Hewlett High School (N.Y.). That style of play should suit him well at the next level. The quick and athletic Kahn has given a […]

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. […]

Albany Academy (NY) standout Balter hopes to help UMass-Lowell make a splash in D-I

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UMass Lowell is about to begin its first season as a Division I lacrosse program. It’s an exciting time for the River Hawks and soon Matt Balter will be a part of it. The Albany Academy (N.Y.) senior attackman gave a verbal commitment to newly named coach Ed Stephenson’s program. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Balter is […]

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 […]

Ward Melville (NY) goaltender Moore decides on his college destination

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One of the catalysts behind Ward Melville’s consensus national championship season and New York Class A state title in 2013 was the play of Dan Nemirov. A three-year starting goaltender for the Patriots, Nemirov is now a freshman at Cornell University. So one of the main questions surrounding WM entering a brand-new season is the […]

Former Wantagh (NY) star Ragusa, now in Great White North, soon will be heading south

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TJ Ragusa made a name for himself on Long Island. The 2013 Wantagh High School graduate was an all-conference midfielder in Nassau County Class B in 2013. He had 15 goals on 33 shots and nine assists, 54 groundballs and won 72 percent of his faceoffs. He was also a three-time all-conference selection in wrestling […]

Player’s perspective: Ilchert, West Islip (NY) eager to return to championship form

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West Islip’s mission for 2014 is as clear as could be. After all, the Lions are coming off a 12-6 season in which their run of nine straight Suffolk County (N.Y.) championships and 11 straight Section 11 title-game appearances came to an end. WI’s title run ended with a 12-4 loss to Smithtown East 12-4 […]

Class of 2015 attackman Teixeira formed his Cornell connection at a young age

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Considering the fact that he’s a Jacksonville, Fla., native, it should come as no surprise that Anthony Teixeira grew up playing football. But that all changed when Teixeira was in the fifth grade. “A few kids in my neighborhood were talking about trying out lacrosse and I thought it sounded fun, so I signed up […]

Upstate NY 2016 standout, Capital Challenge defensive MVP Dylan Joy verbals to Vermont

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Dylan Joy had never stepped foot on the University of Vermont’s sprawling and scenic campus in Burlington, Vt., prior to an unofficial visit there last year. The Class of 2016 defender/longstick midfielder came away convinced he had found a perfect. “Burlington is a great place and I’m excited to be there for four years,” said […]

Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) 2016 attackman Burns will continue his family’s D-I lacrosse tradition

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Grayson Burns knows that championship feeling and wants to keep feeling it. The Jamesville-DeWitt sophomore was a member of the Christian Brothers Academy/Jamesville-DeWitt hockey team that won the New York state hockey championship for the first time in history last winter, beating John Jay-Cross River 4-2 in the title game. Playing one of the state’s […]

Bethpage (NY) junior Biasi will take his size, speed to St. John’s

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A combination of size and stick skills are two of the most ideal attributes Division I coaches crave in a defenseman. Put checks in both columns for Nick Biasi. The Class of 2015 Bethpage High School (N.Y.) standout checks in at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds. A natural righty, he is equally strong with either hand. So […]

Player’s perspective: Ohio State-bound Blohm hopes to help Syosset (NY) reclaim Nassau County lacrosse crown

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Syosset fell short in its bid to in a second straight Nassau County (N.Y.) Class A title in 2013, so expect the Braves to have nan extra sense of purpose as the 2014 season draws near. Syosset fell to Port Washington 11-9 in the Section 8 semifinals last spring after beating Massapequa in the 2012 […]

Horace Greeley (NY) standout Grossman eager to help Boston University build a winner.

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One of Jack Grossman’s main strengths as a lacrosse player is his good vision. That quality came in handy when it came time to decide on a college. The senior attackman/midfielder at Horace Greeley High School (N.Y.) wanted a large school that combined a strong lacrosse program with outstanding academics. He found what he was […]

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 […]

Tyndall will travel from football-crazed Texas to UNC as Class of 2017 lacrosse commit

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When Blake Tyndall first started playing lacrosse as a third-grader, it wasn’t nearly as popular in his home state of Texas then as it is now. And his friends let him know it. “Being from Texas, I’ve caught some grief over the years for having my lacrosse stick with me so much,” he said. But […]

Lacrosse Insider: North Carolina gets big 2016 verbal from Lone Star State standout

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One of the top faceoff middies in the Class of 2016 has made his choice. The commitment comes from well beyond the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. It comes from the Lone Star state of Texas. Joe Lombardi is reporting that sophomore faceoff midfielder Blake Tyndall of Vandegrift […]

Staples (CT) 2015 defender Jackson: ‘Loyola totally took the cake’

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Lucas Jackson is not only efficient when it comes to getting groundballs, but handling the ball once he gets it. “I can run an offense off a clear or break, and I can play solid defense when behind the cage at X, regardless of the size of my opponent,” he said. It’s those attributes, along […]

Fox Lane (NY) 2015 standout Tracy will become latest in his family to play D-I lacrosse

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com To say lacrosse has been a daily presence in Dan Tracy’s life would not be an exaggeration. After all, defenseman/longstick midfielder from Fox Lane High School (N.Y.) has been surrounded by the sport almost since birth. His father, also named Dan, was an All-America defenseman at the University of Maryland. His […]

Severn School (MD) midfielder Boldyga opts for Oberlin

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We head down to Maryland for our latest verbal commitment. It comes from Severn School midfielder Nathan Boldyga. Boldyga, a Brine All-American, has committed to Oberlin College, as first reported earlier this week by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Boldyga is a versatile player with a strong, righty […]

Shifty, speedy Cold Spring Harbor (NY) midfielder Laviano becomes UVa’s first 2017 tristate verbal

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The University of Virginia is now on the board when it comes to tristate 2017 verbal. It comes from Nassau County (N.Y.) Class C finalist Cold Spring Harbor, where attackman Ian Laviano has decided on the Cavaliers. Laviano was just the second eighth-grader to ever make the CHS varsity last spring. (Greg Pyser was the […]

Hopkins-bound DeSimone becomes first Smithtown (NY) freshman boys player to verbally commit

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It’s been quite a week for the Class of 2017. The number of verbal commitments by current freshmen in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, has doubled. If you were with us Sunday morning on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you learned from Joe Lombardi that Connor DeSimone […]

Canandaigua (NY) midfielder Munn sets his sights on Siena

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If you had to sum up what makes Eric Munn stand out on the lacrosse field, it would have start with go-all-out style of play As a result, the speedy and athletic  midfielder makes things happen. Soon, he’ll be doing it at the Division I level. The senior at the Canandaigua Academy (N.Y.) verbally committed […]

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 […]

Summer 2012 splash helps Georgia goaltender Hudson become Division I commit

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It didn’t take William Hudson long to establish his potential as a Division I recruit. For the junior goaltender at Westminster Schools in Georgia, it happened after his freshman year when he made the rising sophomore all-star game at the Maverick Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. Hudson cemented his D-I future when he verbally committed […]

Florida 2016 goaltender Simon decides on Delaware

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For the latest Class of 2016 commitment, we head down to the Sunshine State. Eric Simon, goalie at Martin County High School (Fla.) and Blue Devil Elite club team, verbally committed to Delaware last week, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. A 6-foot-1,  170-pound goalie righty, Simon […]

Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2016 A/M Riley Forte, already a three-year varsity veteran, is headed to Hofstra

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Considering he’s still just a sophomore in high school, you might be surprised to know that Riley Forte is already a varsity veteran. Forte, after all, has been a member of the Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) varsity squad since the eighth grade and started every game as a ninth-grader this past spring, registering 11 […]

Fairfield Prep (CT) faceoff specialist JP Masaryk finds a perfect college fit close by in Trinity

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JP Masaryk didn’t have to travel far to find his perfect fit in a college program. The Fairfield Prep (Conn.) faceoff specialist discovered exactly what he was looking for in when he visited nearby Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. “After my visit, I felt all my factors for an ideal college culminate with Trinity and […]

Attackman Guarino’s ‘no fear of failure’ style makes him 17th 2014 commit for St. Anthony’s (NY)

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The term “reckless abandon” is not always associated with the attack position. But if you’ve ever seen Paul Guarino play, you know it fits. “I believe this game has to be played with no inhibitions,” the senior at national power St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) said. “A lot of people look at my style of play as […]

Brookfield (CT) native, Trinity-Pawling (NY) captain Monahan looks ahead to his next stop

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Ryan Monahan was an All-Founders League selection for Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) this past spring, collecting 75 groundballs on the season. This school year, the defenseman/longstick midfielder is serving as the Pride’s team captain. The Brookfield, Conn., native will then transition to the college game. He was accepted to Bowdoin College in Maine earlier this week. The […]

Half Hollow Hills East (NY) star DiPietro will take his size, skills to Syracuse

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At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Nick DiPietro has ideal size for a major Division I defenseman. He’s also hard-nosed, athletic and has a high lacrosse IQ. Add good range and strong stick skills, foot speed and field vision and it’s not surprising he’s regarded as one of the top 2016 players on Long Island. Earlier this […]

Greenwich (CT) 2016 midfielder Will Perry on his college choice: ‘Providence just felt right’

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Sometimes it comes down to location, quality of academic programs, campus size or athletic facilities. For Will Perry, the destination to commit came down to something far more simpler — and probably far more important, too. “Providence just felt right,” the sophomore midfielder at Greenwich High School (Conn.) said. Perry’s commitment to Providence College was first […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) Bucknell-bound ‘Gooch’ Senerchia is tristate’s second Class of 2017 commit

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The number of tristate verbal commitments for the Class of 2017 has doubled in the last 24 hours. The first 2017 verbal commitment was made back in September when Ara Atayan of New York state finalist Bronxville decided on North Carolina. Atayan, whose commitment was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLesson.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium […]

Calgary, Alberta native Bullen, lefty goalie, on choice of Cornell: ‘It feels like home because of the cold’

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Caelahn Bullen is an impact player in lacrosse, whether he’s playing indoors or outdoors. The sophomore goalie at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) will be playing the field game exclusively at the next level, verbally committing to the admissions process at Cornell University. A Calgary, Alberta native, Bullen competed this past summer for the West Coast Starz, while […]

Syracuse native Chase, now playing in Florida, will be on the attack at Notre Dame

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For our latest Class of 2015 commitment, we travel beyond the tristate, and in fact, beyond the Northeast, and all the way down to Tallahassee, Fla., where MacLay School attackman Stephen Chase has made his choice after drawing interest from many of the nation’s premier programs. Chase has verbally committed to Notre Dame. A two-time […]

2015 defenseman Lyons is latest Native America to decide on Albany

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We’ve been reporting on the University at Albany’s ability to attract upstate New York players. Albany also has a proud record of Native American players on its roster. But factors played a role in the decision  of Colyn Lyons committing to Albany, a decision first reported when it was made last week by Joe Lombardi […]

Dodging midfielder Taylor is Albany’s latest 2015 upstate commit

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The University at Albany continues to draw in standouts from upstate New York. The latest comes from outside Syracuse. Watertown High School junior Noah Taylor has decided on the Great Danes after drawing a substantial amount of recruiting interest. Taylor is the Great Danes’ third 2015 tristate verbal, joining Jack Burgmaster (Auburn, NY, midfield) and […]

Playmaking Harborfields (NY) 2015 attackman Bennardo heading to the Midwest for college

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  Connor Bennardo finds a way to get things done offensively. For an attackman, there’s nothing more important. “I would consider myself a facilitator,” the junior at Harborfields High School (N.Y.) said. “My biggest strength is my field vision and ability to find open teammates all over the field and set them up for quality shots.” […]

Townsend, Michigan’s first-ever freshman commit, will be third sibling in his family to play D-I lacrosse

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With Fall Signing Week now one for the books and the Class of 2014′s signed National Letters of Intent now stored at their future college destinations, the classes of 2015 and ’16 are front and center in the spotlight. But the Class of 2017 is catching up. The latest verbal by a current freshman was […]

Rocky Point (NY) faceoff specialist Sullivan is Binghamton’s seventh 2015 Long Island commit

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Binghamton continues to bring in Long Island recruits. The Bearcats’ latest commitment comes from Suffolk. Faceoff specialist Jack Sullivan, who is entering his third varsity season at Rocky Point High School, has verballed to Binghamton. Binghamton now has reeled in eight tristate 2015 verbals, with seven of them coming from Long Island. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound […]

Kings Park HS (NY) 2016 Reichardt follows sister’s path to college lacrosse

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If you’ve been following along here, you know that Air Force has made its mark on the tristate recruiting scene. Now, the Falcons have just landed their first Class of 2016 verbal from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse. He’s defenseman Kevin Reichardt  of Kings Park High School (N.Y.), whose verbal made earlier this […]

CT native Kaplan, faceoff specialist at Trinity-Pawling (NY), heading south for college

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When it comes to taking faceoffs, Colin Kaplan is hoping to become the King of Queens. Kaplan, a 2014 midfielder at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), has committed to Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The Hamden, Conn., native was officially accepted to the university on Nov. 30 and […]

Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2015 midfielder McCarthy makes Siena his choice

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For Mike McCarthy, his effectiveness at the midfield position is a bit of a balancing act. The junior at Half Hollow Hills West High School (N.Y.) is effective at shooting on the run, finding open teammates on the fastbreak and using his lacrosse IQ to create scoring chances for his team. That array of attributes […]

Canadian three-sport star Radbourne will make field lacrosse his focus at UVM

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Three-sport athletes are a rarity these days. In that case, Eric Radbourne is an extreme rarity. Because in addition to playing soccer and hockey, Radbourne plays both box and field lacrosse. Soon, field lacrosse will be his sole sport. The Trinity-Pawling School (N.Y.) attackman/midfielder and Guelph, Ontario, native Eric Radbourne has verballed to the University […]

Smithtown West (NY) star Greco on switch from Cornell to UVa: ‘It wasn’t an easy decision’

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It’s been a tumultuous fall for the Cornell University men’s lacrosse program. A hazing incident resulted in the Big Red pulling the plug on its fall event schedule. Then, head coach Ben DeLuca was relieved of his duties. Cornell suffered another setback earlier this week when one of the top defensemen on Long Island, Smithtown […]

Section 1 (NY) Class C finalist Pleasantville picks up another 2014 college commit in goaltender Doerr

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One of the hottest lacrosse programs in New York’s Hudson Valley is Pleasantville. The Panthers made it all the way to the Section 1 Class C final this past spring, where they fell to eventual state finalist Bronxville. Pleasantville should be in the thick of the title race once again next season, with a stong […]

Bronxville HS (NY) senior FOGO Jones, also a recruiting target in football, opts for Yale lacrosse

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Owen Jones’ college selection process was a bit more complicated than most. In a good way. You see, the Bronxville High School senior faceoff specialist is also a kicker and punter in football who was recruited by Yale, Harvard and Princeton as a punter. But Jones has decided on lacrosse — and Yale. His commitment […]

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 […]

Kings Park (NY) 6-foot-4 two-way football lineman Titone will play lacrosse in college

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Speed and skills are two of the most vital skills a lacrosse player can have. But size matters. Victor Titone of Kings Park High School (N.Y.) is a perfect example. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Titone, a senior, is an aggressive defenseman who can also be intimidating force for opposing attackmen. You can watch his highlight reel […]

One of Long Island’s top girls players, 2016 midfielder Miller, makes USC her choice

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Kerrigan Miller had her pick of many of the nation’s top Division I women’s lacrosse programs. But when it came down to it, the mix of academics and athletics were her main determining factors. “Sun and 80-degree weather doesn’t hurt either,” the Bayport-Blue Point High School (N.Y.) 2016 standout said. Not at all. Miller will […]

Prestreau on his new home Penn State: ‘I love everything about the school’

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Brian Prestreau is relaunching the start of his collegiate career. The 2013 All-American at Yorktown High School (N.Y.), who this spring scored 67 goals (the second-highest single-season total for a midfielder in school history) has had a change of heart. Prestreau, who committed to and enrolled at Stony Brook University, has decided to transfer to […]

Mahopac (NY) attackman Janik will take his speed, stick skills down south

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Glenn Janik is heading south. The senior attackman at perennial Section 1 (N.Y.) power Mahopac is used to lacrosse season starting amid frigid temperatures, and sometimes, even snowy or icy conditions. Not after next spring, though. Janik verbally committed to Division II St. Leo University in Florida. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound righty is a strong dodger, […]

Hauppauge (NY) midfielder Nawrocki gives Providence its fist 2016 verbal

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With National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week lasting through this Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Class of 2014 is front and center in the news right now. But let’s skip ahead to the Class of 2016 right now. Providence College is now on the board when it comes to tristate sophomore commits. Hauppauge High School […]

Size, speed, stick skills make 2016 LSM Conners a perfect fit for Virginia

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Very often, when a longstick player takes the ball upfield, many are anticipating him to pass off to a short stick. But when Jared Conners is on the clear, don’t be surprised if he holds on to the ball. “Not long ago, I played short stick, so I am very comfortable taking the ball up […]

Fall Signing Week: UNC-bound McCormick’s big day was two years in the making

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The decision came almost two full years ago. That’s when Pat McCormick, a versatile lefty attackman from Hicksville High School (N.Y.), verbally committed to the University of North Carolina. With the accelerated recruiting process that started when we first reported that Syosset (N.Y.) goaltender Ryan Feit became the first-ever sophomore to verbally commit back in […]

East Islip (NY) midfielder Mittleman eager to be part of the new culture at Pace University

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New men’s lacrosse coach Tom Mariano is building a new culture at Pace University. Mariano took over the Pleasantville, N.Y.-based Division II program in July after leaving his post at Sacred Heart University. If you’ve been following, he’s been making his mark on the recruiting scene, and judging by his latest commit, culture is one […]

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 […]

Bethel HS (CT) 2015 A/M Oates makes Mount St. Mary’s his choice

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With National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week starting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, we’ll be spotlighting the Class of 2014. For now, we have more on a big 2015 verbal commitment that was first reported yesterday by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. It comes from Connecticut and Bethel High School attackman/midfield […]

Defender Rodriguez is latest Yorktown (NY) standout headed to UMBC

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The Yorktown-to-UMBC connection is in full effect. Last week, we told you that 2015 midfielder Ryan Baker from Yorktown High School (N.Y.) had verbally committed to UMBC. Yesterday, came word, via LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, that one of the top defenders in the Hudson Valley, YHS senior longstick midfielder Tomas Rodriguez, became the […]

Fordham Prep (NY) 2014 standout Werner, third brother in his family to play goaltender, is bound for Bryant

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James Werner is the youngest of four boys. All three of his brothers played lacrosse at the school Werner now attends, Fordham Prep (N.Y.). Two of them, Billy (Class of 2003) and Robert (’09), played goaltender, the position James plays. The oldest brother, John (’01), played defense. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and […]