6-foot-5 attackman Davis Allen continues Pelham HS (NY) connection with Notre Dame lacrosse

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John Jay (NY) 6-foot-2 midfielder Tommy McCormick rebounds from injury, commits to D-III power Nazareth

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Brunswick (CT) 2018 standout, Bronxville (NY) native Griffin Gelinas makes Syracuse lacrosse his choice

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Yorktown HS (NY) lacrosse catalyst Ryan Baker back at it in football

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Fox Lane HS (NY) 2018 Matt Magnan is proud to be earliest commit in Syracuse lacrosse history

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Former Hopkins star Brian Kuczma leaving Putnam Valley to take over Wappingers varsity lacrosse

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Versatile Rye HS (NY) defender Soya Goto sets sights on Susquehanna lacrosse

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Harrison HS (NY) four-year starter Steven Forrest will make his stops for Albany lacrosse

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It’s official: Dominican hires former Somers HS (NY) coach Janavey

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2016 attackman Kevin Prunty of Lakeland/Panas (NY) will follow his brothers’ path to Siena lacrosse

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Former John Jay HS (NY) two-time All-American Ryder Bohlander named new head coach for Manhattanville lacrosse

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Wilton (CT) 2016 FOGO RJ Romeo picks Providence lacrosse after productive summer

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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. When RJ Romeo returns to Wilton High School (CT) for his junior year in September, he’ll have plenty to write about in a “How did you spend […]

Ward Melville (NY) 2017 Dominic Pryor is headed to Hofstra 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. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that traditional national power Ward Melville (NY) has been making noise when it […]

John Jay (NY) 2016 attackman, Maverik Showtime all-star Matt Lupinacci commits to Colgate

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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. Outstanding academics. Check. Beautiful campus. Check. Strong, Division I lacrosse program. Check. Colgate University went three-for-three as far as three of the most important criteria on deciding […]

Lew Janavey won’t return as Somers HS (NY) varsity boys lacrosse coach

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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.  Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps Lew Janavey’s six-year run as head coach of the varsity lacrosse program at Somers High School in New York’s Westchester County has ended. Janavey […]

Eastchester (NY) 2015 Katie Feigenbaum will stand tall in goal at Division II lacrosse power St. Thomas Aquinas College

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  Katie Feigenbaum has been saving the day both for her high school team, Eastchester (NY), and at several showcase events. Feigenbaum had 554 saves the last three varsity seasons and just placed in the top 10 for the 2015s at the Guardian Goal National Championships in Manheim, Pa. She placed in the top four […]

Rising football/lacrosse star Herschel Halesworth makes move to Iona Prep (NY)

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Herschel Halesworth is one of the most promising young football and lacrosse players in New York’s Hudson Valley. After all, how many eighth-graders are the focus of a story detailing their potential? (See that story from back on April 5 on Lacrosse Insider here.) Halesworth made an immediate impact on the Sleepy Hollow High School […]

Yorktown (NY) star Michael Dedvukaj will take his unique brand of lacrosse to Monmouth

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Michael Dedvukaj says his style of play is similar to what you might see north of the border, where box lacrosse is prevalent. “I like to be physical and back my defenseman in so I can scan the field and hopefully make the right decision from there,” Dedvukaj said. It’s served Dedvukaj well playing for […]

Quick, dodging middie Billy Strassman of NY state champ Yorktown decides on his college destination

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The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is critical to success in almost any field. Including on the lacrosse field. Billy Strassman does just that. The Class of 2015 midfielder for 2014 New York Class B state champion Yorktown uses his quickness and athleticism to dodge, free himself for open shots and lead transition […]

Fox Lane (NY) standout Luke Verrochi finds perfect fit in Providence College

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Providence College was the first college visit Luke Verrochi took. He wound up taking others, but none of the other schools he went to topped his thoughts about PC. As a result, the rising senior defenseman/longstick midfielder at Fox Lane […]

Former John Jay (NY) HS, Fairfield (CT) University standout Bocklet named first head coach at Purchase College (NY)

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From press release PURCHASE, NY –  A new program has a new leading man. Purchase College (NY) Director of Athletics Chris Bisignano has announced the hiring of former John Jay High School (NY) and Fairfield University (CT) standout attackman Michael Bocklet as the first-ever men’s lacrosse coach in program history. Bocklet, a local standout himself, […]

Palmadesso on Yorktown’s NY state title run: ‘We were playing for so much more than ourselves’

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Photo by Dave Anderson To say Luke Palmadesso played in a big role in Yorktown’s first New York state championship since 2003 would be, well, a big understatement. The two-time All-America midfielder was dominant in the faceoff X and was named most valuable offensive player in Yorktown’s 10-9 Class B title-game win over Jamesville-DeWitt. It […]

Princeton-bound Tarry on Bronxville’s first-ever NY title: ‘The feeling was really indescribable’

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It’s been a big year for first time state champions in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region with Greenwich in Connecticut and Massapequa (Class A) and Bronxville (Class C) all taking titles. Bronxville’s win was especially sweet. After all, it came against a Cazenovia team the Broncos had fallen to in the 2013 New York Class C […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class A final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class B final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class C final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

NYS Class C final: Bronxville gets first-ever state title by winning rematch vs. Cazenovia

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, June 7 New York state tournament final brackets, scores by round HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The final score was nearly identical to last year’s New York Class C state title game between Cazenovia and Bronxville, but there was one big difference in the teams’ latest meeting. This time, Bronxville prevailed, defeating […]

Lacrosse Insider: Section 1 vs. Section 2 (NY) state quarterfinal analysis, predictions

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Teams from Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) battle it out against their counerparts from Section 2 (Albany area) on Saturday at the University at Albany, with berths to the downstate semifinals on Wednesday,  June 4 against Saturday’s winners of the three Long Island Championship games. Class A Lakeland/Panas/Section 1 (15-5) vs. Niskayuna […]

Yorktown, Bronxville, Lakeland/Panas lead All-Section 1 (NY) team

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Four-time Section 1 champions Yorktown (Class B) and Bronxville (Class C) and Class A champion Lakeland/Panas led the way with a total of 20 players named to the All-Section 1 team. Here is the complete list of honorees. Brendan Sunday Arlington, attack Liam DaRos Brewster, midfield Joe Serrecchia Brewster, defense Liam Erickson Brewster, attack Charlie […]

Here are your Section 1 (NY) All-Americans

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Three two-time winners from Yorktown High School lead the list of 10 Section 1 (NY) players named to the United States All-America team in a meeting of coaches tonight. Here is the complete list: Alex Bronzo, Putnam Valley Tim Cousin, Somers Liam DaRos, Brewster Austin Fusco, Yorktown Henry Grass, Bronxville Luke Palmadesso, Yorktown Brian Prunty, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Round-by-round Section 1 playoff predictions right through finals

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The first complete playoff bracket for all classes in New York has come in from Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties). We thought it might be fun to take a look ahead to what we project will happen straight through the final-round games Thursday, May 22 at White Plains High School. Class A […]

Here are your Section 1 (NY) playoff pairings, seedings

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* Tristate Top 25 weekly rankings Class A First round Thursday, May 15 No. 1 Lakeland/Panas, bye No. 9 Scarsdale at No. 8 White Plains No. 12 Arlington at No. 5 Suffern No. 13 New Rochelle at No. 4 Fox Lane No. 14 Clarkstown North vs. No. 3 North Rockland No. 11 Wappingers at No. […]

Lacrosse Insider: All-time results of the 25th annual Charlie Murphy Cup

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It’s the most tradition-rich rivalry in the Hudson Valley and it will be renewed for the 25th time on Saturday, May 3. It’s the Charlie Murphy Cup. For a video segment on Charlie Murphy’s impact on Yorktown lacrosse, click here. Here’s a look at the all-time scores of the Murphy Cup game since the game […]

Video: John Jay pulls out dramatic win against Manhasset in an instant classic

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Nick Kells scored off a steal in transition with three seconds left in regulation to give John Jaya dramatic 6-5 win over Manhasset on Wednesday night at Manhasset. It was the second straight year John Jay beat Manhasset. JJ won 8-4 last season. Watch the last 52.5 seconds of the game here. Have a recruiting […]

Photo gallery: Busy week in Section 1 (NY)

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Photos by Jim Sannerud/MaxPreps.com Behind Bucknell-bound Reed Malas’ five goals and two assists and Mamaroneck improved to 5-2 with a 13-3 win over Mahopac on Friday, April 11. Click here for the entire photo gallery. Photos by Jim Sannerud/MaxPreps.com Rob Lalli scored three goals, including the game-winner, as Eastchester pulled out a 6-5 overtime win […]

Former Pelham (NY) standout Mermelstein helps The Hill play world’s longest game to set up trip to Nicaragua

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Zach Mermelstein knew he was in store for a unique lacrosse experience even before he arrived for his post-grad year at The Hill Academy this fall. After all, in The Hill, the 2013 Pelham High School (N.Y.) grad was headed north of the border to play, in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto, to be precise. […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Lakeland/Panas (NY)

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Lakeland/Panas outlasted Yorktown 8-7 in overtime to win the 2010 Class A title in one of the most memorable title games in New York’s Section 1 in recent history. The Rebels’ postseason run ended with a loss to West Islip in the state semifinals. The following year, the Rebels made it back to the sectional […]

Photo gallery: Ward Melville beats Yorktown 8-7 in overtime

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Georgetown-bound junior attackman Daniel Bucaro, above, scores a one-handed wraparound after regaining his footing to give defending New York state champion Ward Melville an 8-7 overtime win over visiting Yorktown on Saturday in the longtime rivals’ first meeting since 2010. Below, Bucaro celebrates after netting the dramatic game-winner. Ward Melville freshman […]

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 […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Somers (NY)

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Over the next week, we’ll be spotlighting several team’s from the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotspot in video interviews. We start in New York’s Hudson Valley with Somers. The Tuskers last won a Section 1 title in 2009 when they were led by a well-balanced team that featured future Syracuse star JoJo Marasco. Somers begins […]

Lacrosse Insider: Saturday spotlight – John Jay vs. Yorktown, Section 1 (NY)

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With the regular season now in full swing, we will be spotlighting some of the tristate’s most tradition-rich — and significant — regular-season games each week. We start with John Jay-Yorktown, regarded as the unofficial game of the year in New York’s Section 1. John Jay has made 10 straight sectional final appearances. Yorktown has […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Team captain Meyreles sizes up Yorktown (NY) heading into annual John Jay game

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Yorktown has won three straight Section 1 titles, beating John Jay in the final each game. The teams will renew their rivalry on Saturday, March 29. That meeting will come two days after Yorktown opens its season against Putnam Valley as the Huskers look to make the sectional final for the 35th straight year. Last […]

Hudson Valley JV teams will be flocking to John Jay for tournament

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Some of the top junior varsity programs in the Hudson Valley will be preparing for the start of the season at a round-robin preseason scrimmage event at John Jay High School in Cross River on Sunday, March 23. You can check out the schedule here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Cousin, Somers set for first tests at Red/Gray preseason event

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The Red/Gray Preseason Classic, hosted by Somers High School in New York’s Hudson Valley, has emerged as one of the premier multi-team scrimmages in the tristate region. This year marks the event’s sixth season. Action is set to get under way on Saturday morning, March 22. That day marks the first test of 2014 for […]

Player’s perspective: Palmadesso hopes to help Yorktown make its 35th straight sectional final

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It’s hardly a bold statement to say that Yorktown is one of the leading contenders for the New York Class B state championship in 2014. The Huskers, after all, have made 34 straight Section 1 title-game appearances. Last season, Yorktown dealt previously unbeaten Chaminade, then the consensus No. 1-ranked team nationally, its first loss, defeating […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Smith, John Jay eye an 11th straight sectional final appearance

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Unlike many varsity lacrosse standouts in the tristate region, there isn’t much time for Shawn Smith to prepare for the upcoming season in the winter. That’s because the senior is not only a lacrosse standout, but one of the leading varsity hockey players in New York’s Section 1 (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess counties), In […]

Player’s perspective: UMass-bound Marino hopes to keep Harrison (NY) in the hunt

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Jake Marino has enjoyed a memorable varsity career in both football and lacrosse for Harrison High School (N.Y.). It will be coming to an end this spring. Then, it’s on to UMass, where the athletic midfielder committed to attend almost two full years ago. Marino is hoping to lead the Huskies to the kind of […]

Player’s perspective: Janik, Mahopac (NY) eye return to postseason glory

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The ‘Pac wants to get back to championship form in 2014. Mahopac High School (N.Y.), that is. The Indians won the 2011 Section 1 Class A title, beating the defending sectoinal champion Lakeland/Panas 7-5 in the final. Then, in 2012, Mahopac’s bid at a second straight title ended with a 9-8 loss to Mamaroneck, which […]

Player’s perspective: Malas, Mamaroneck (NY) will be in pursuit of a three-peat this spring

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For the Mamaroneck High School (N.Y.) boys lacrosse program, these are the good old days. The Tigers have won back-to-back Section 1 titles, beating North Rockland last season in the final after unseating defending champion Mahopac in 2012 for its first-ever sectional title. But Mamaroneck enters the spring minus a strong senior class, including the […]

Player’s perspective: Towson-bound Sunday hopes to keep Arlington (NY) in Section 1 title contention

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Arlington has emerged as a program on the rise in New York’s Hudson Valley. After finishing 3-14 in 2008, the Admirals improved to 8-10 in 2009, 10-7 in 2010 and 11-6 in 2011 before enjoying a breakthrough run to the Section 1 Class A semifinals i 2012. Last season, an 11-6 season ended with a […]

Player’s perspective: Carnazza, Somers (NY) set for stern tests inside, outside Section 1

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Teams such as Yorktown and John Jay provide plenty of strong competition for Somers in New York’s Section 1 Class B. But that hasn’t stopped the Tuskers from scheduling plenty of other tests outside the section. It all starts with Somers’ annual preseason Red-Gray Tournament, which will mark its sixth season […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Prunty hopes to help Lakeland/Panas (NY) regain Section 1 Class A supremacy

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It was one of the most memorable title games in New York’s Section 1 in recent history as Lakeland/Panas outlasted Yorktown 8-7 in overtime to win the 2010 Class A title. The Rebels’ postseason run ended with a loss to West Islip in the state semifinals. The following year, the Rebels made it back to […]

Player’s perspective: Halloran hopes to help Pleasantville make it back to sectional lacrosse final

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It was a historic season for Pleasantville High School last year. The Panthers advanced to the Section 1 (N.Y.) title game for the first time in school history. Pleasantville fell to three-time Class C sectional champ Bronxville 15-9 to end the season 15-5. Pleasantville advanced to the final by pulling out a dramatic 9-8 win […]

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 […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Syracuse-bound Chavez sees league games as the key for Rye (NY)

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For Lazarus Chavez and the Rye High School Garnets, the path to the Section 1 (N.Y.) final starts within their league. The senior Syracuse University-bound defenseman sees games against Fox Lane, Horace Greeley, Byram Hills, Pleasantville and Harrison as critical to the Garnets’ success in 2014. So too, undoubtedly, will be the play of Chavez, an […]

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) * […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Yorktown (NY), Iona Prep (NY), Harrison (NY)

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Signing NLIs from Yorktown HS (N.Y.), from left: Austin Fusco (Syracuse), Connor Vercruysse (Rutgers), Kris Alvarado (LIU Post) and Luke Palmadesso (Villanova). Looking on are, from left, coaches Sean Carney, Dave Marr and Rob Doerr. Iona Prep (N.Y.) midfielder Michael Orefice, who committed to play for Loyola during his sophomore year, signs his NLI. Harrison […]

Fall Signing Week starts: Photos from Bronxville (NY), Minnesota Elite Girls, Trinity-Pawling (NY), Taft School (CT), Salisbury (CT)

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Senior commits from New York Class C state finalist Bronxville: Matt Behrens (Georgetown, left) and Will Duncan (Providence) flank head coach Tim Horgan. Commits from the Minnesota Elite girls lacrosse club team Anne Slusser (Duke), Lydia Sutton (USC) and Lauren Kelly (Louisville), along with their coaches Laura Mark and Linda Hokr. Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) has 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speedy Yorktown HS (NY) QB Baker shifts focus to lacrosse, UMBC

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It’s been an eventful fall for Ryan Baker. The Yorktown High School (N.Y.) junior took over as starting quarterback of the Huskers’ football team in Game 2 and led the squad to a 7-3 record that ended with a 37-35 win over Sleepy Hollow as Baker rushed for 119 yards and threw for another 59. […]

2016 standout Hershman becomes latest D-I bound FOGO for Hen Hud (NY)

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Hendrick Hudson High School, in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, is no stranger when comes to producing Division I faceoff specialists. Matt Ledwin, a 2013 Hen Hud grad who excels in the faceoff X, is now a freshman at Johns Hopkins. Now, a sophomore for the Sailors, is also Division I-bound. He’s Jared […]

Sleepy Hollow (NY) standout Parens changes course to Connecticut College

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Ben Parens has had a change of heart. The Sleepy Hollow High School (N.Y.) 2014 standout verbally committed earlier this week to Connecticut College after decommitting from Clark University. Parens, one of the top midfielders in Section 1, is the latest recruiting coup for the Camels, who recently reeled in Friends Academy midfielder Brandon Yaraghi. […]

Defender Gelinas becomes first 2016 tristate commit for both Bucknell and Bronxville HS (NY)

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Photo by Jane Haslam/MaxPreps.com It’s been a busy recruiting stretch for Bronxville. As first reported on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section on Sept. 29, BHSClass of 2017 standout Ara Atayan gave the earliest verbal commitment in Division I lacrosse history when he committed to North Carolina. Now, Bronxville sophomore defenseman Jack Gelinas has given […]

Hartford-bound goalie Donnelly gives Yorktown HS (NY) its first Class of 2016 commit

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The Yorktown (N.Y.) Huskers have broken into the Class of 2016 with their first sophomore college commitment. It’s come from goaltender Liam Donnelly, who has verballed to the University of Hartford, a commitment that was first reported by Joe Lombardi on Saturday on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-8, 140-pound Donnelly, a lefty, […]

Pleasantville (NY) playmaking attackman Halloran headed to Skidmore

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Brendan Halloran has helped Pleasantville High School (N.Y.) reach new heights in lacrosse. The senior attackman led the Panthers to their first-ever appearance in the sectional finals, where they fell to eventual New York state finalist Bronxville. Next year, Halloran hopes to have a similar impact at the collegiate level. He decided where that destination […]

Springfield-bound Cunnington gives Yorktown (NY) eight Class of 2014 commits

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Chris Cunnington first became drawn to lacrosse thanks to his passion for hockey. “I have always been a huge hockey fan and played all my life, so I decided to try the next best sport with a stick, lacrosse,” he said. “After a few camps at a very young age, I decided to quit baseball […]

Bronxville (NY) midfielder Atayan becomes first Class of 2017 lax commit and first freshman to ever verbal for any sport in Hudson Valley history

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There aren’t many ninth-graders who had the kind of weekend Ara Atayan did. By the time the attackman/midfielder from New York State Class C finalist Bronxville flew home from Chapel Hill, N.C., last night, Atayan’s college choice had been completed. Atayan verbally committed to the University of North Carolina yesterday to become the first member […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here is the first verbal commitment for the Class of 2017

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There have been some false alarms the past few weeks, but today, it actually happened. The first verbal commitment for a player in the Class of 2017 was made. The commitment came less than 24 hours after the player who made it wrapped up his unofficial visit and met with the coaching staff at the […]

Fox Lane 2016 star Cullen Morgan on Syracuse: ‘The lacrosse program is unbelievable and it has always been my dream to play there’

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Fox Lane High School in the rolling hills of Bedford, N.Y., halfway up Interstate 684, has had a varsity boys lacrosse program since the 1960s. But the Foxes have never had a sophomore commit to a college program. Until last night. Joe Lombardi broke the news on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider expanded coverage section that Maverik […]

John Jay (NY) 2014 goalie Looney headed to Ohio Wesleyan

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For Rob Looney, the key to excelling in goal comes down to two key things — his hands and hard work. “My strengths as a player lay within my quick hands and my work ethic,” said the senior at John Jay High School (N.Y.). “My style of play would best be described as a scrappy […]

Blind Brook (NY) lefty attackman DePaola headed to Haverford

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What do you get when you combine stick skills, speed and an unselfish style of play? If you’re a high school player, namely, a bright college future. That’s the case with Tucker DePaola. The senior attackman at Blind Brook High School (N.Y.) verbally committed earlier this week to Haverford College, a decision first reported by […]

Pleasantville (NY) standout Reda will continue family’s lacrosse tradition at Union

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To say Owen Reda has been immersed in lacrosse almost since birth would not be an overstatement. “I was introduced to lacrosse when I was really little by my dad (Richard Reda) who played at Virginia in the ’80s,” said Reda, a senior midfielder at Pleasantville High School (N.Y.). “My sister (Meghan) plays at Fairfield […]

Class of 2013 commitment rundown by high school/prep school

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The following are boys 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 2013. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or info@laxlessons.com or contact us on Twitter @Joe_Lombardi […]

Yorktown (NY) 2015 standout Concialdi is latest recruiting coup for USC’s new women’s program

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The USC women’s lacrosse program is in just its second year. Which makes the Trojans’ efforts on the recruiting scene all the more impressive. USC has already emerged as one of the leading destinations for the premier girls high school players in the country. Chalk up another one for the Trojans. Class of 2015 midfielder […]

Ask Joe: These lacrosse standouts are the tristate’s top football players

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Reader “Just sayin” asked the question. Now, Joe Lombardi has the answer. Just sayin” wanted to know who Joe thinks the top football-playing tristate lacrosse standouts are. Here’s Joe’s response: I talk all the time about the football/lacrosse connection and the synergy between the sports. We now have more football/lacrosse standouts than ever. And in […]

Yorktown (NY) three-year varsity standout Graham makes his college choice

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Austin Graham took center stage for one of the nation’s most successful and tradition-rich programs as a sophomore. It happened in a battle of New York powers as Yorktown visited Smithtown West. Starting goaltender Zach Reilly left the game in the first half with a broken collarbone injury, and was sidelined for most of the […]

Brewster HS (NY) attackman Erickson will follow brother’s path to college lacrosse

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Liam Erickson is a can-do attackman. “I consider myself a good feeder, finisher and dodger,” the Brewster High School (N.Y.) senior said. “I also pride myself in my abilities to ride on clears and move off ball. Overall, I believe I am a hard player with a high IQ for the game.” Erickson will soon […]

Lefty middie DelBene is first 2015 commit for Yorktown (NY)

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Nick DelBene is the one. Yorktown, among the most renowned and successful varsity programs from sea to shining sea, has its first Class of 2015 commit. Towson University, meanwhile, has its second tristate rising junior verbal. DelBene gave a verbal to Towson yesterday, a commitment first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on […]

Versatile 2015 standout Lynch of NY state finalist Bronxville bound for Fairfield

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Liam Lynch excels in the faceoff X. But don’t call the rising junior at New York Class C state finalist Bronxville a FOGO. Lynch, after all, is a skilled midfielder with outstanding stick skills who is also a crafty dodger and finisher. “I pride myself on doing all the little things to help make my […]

Ossining (NY) A/M O’Connor follow his uncles’ path to college lacrosse

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Most college-bound lacrosse players remember when they first chose to play the sport. Mike O’Connor does too. But in his case, the word “chose” may not exactly fit. You see, the senior attackman/midfielder at Ossining High School (N.Y.) is the nephew of two former Yorktown High School All-Americans who went on to play at Army: […]

John Jay (NY) 2014 standout Lanza on Marquette: ‘I wanted to go to a school that would provide me with good opportunities for a job after I graduate’

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The Class of 2014 for John Jay High School (N.Y.) has experienced a significant amount of growth this month. We told you that defender Bob Giordano verbally committed to Stevens Institute of Technology. Earlier this week, another verbal increased the Indians’ number of rising senior commits to four. The latest verbal comes from another defender, […]

Tappan Zee (NY) midfielder Pollack will continue family’s D-I lax tradition

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For the family of Hudson Valley region (N.Y.) lacrosse standout Trevor Pollack, playing at the Division I level is not exactly a unique accomplishment. After all, his uncle played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University. Pollack’s sister, Jacqueline, is a distance runner on the Boston College women’s track and field team. But for Tappan Zee […]

John Jay (NY) standout Giordano on selecting Stevens Tech: ‘Hoboken is an awesome little place’

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We’ve been reporting on several commitments to the Stevens Institute of Technology the last few days here and on our “Lacrosse Insider” section. There’s a perk that comes with attending Stevens Tech that we have not yet explored until now. Namely, its location. “Hoboken is an awesome little place,” said Bob Giordano of John Jay […]

Andriano latest Somers (NY) standout off to Western New England

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Western New England University is quickly becoming a hotspot from Somers High School (N.Y.) standouts. Former Tusker midfielder Jack Ahearn is a junior midfielder at WNE. Last year at this time, attackman/midfielder Chris Marasco committed to the Golden Bears. Marasco will be a freshman at WNE this fall. Earlier this week, Class of 2014 midfielder […]