Shoreham-Wading River HS (NY) 2017 attackman Chris Gray will take his two-way ability to Boston University lacrosse

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2017 attackman Andrew Lockhart is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Cornell lacrosse

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Half Hollow Hills East (NY) 2016 two-way midfielder Andre Gomez is bound for Bryant lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) senior Dan Daley is sold on Saint Leo lacrosse in class, on field

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6-foot-2 defender Connor Donaghy gives Sachem East HS (NY) its fifth 2015 commit

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Faceoff midfielder Joey Caputo gives Half Hollow Hills West (NY) its eighth 2015 commit

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Calhoun HS (NY) big, strong middie Spencer Kaufman will take his skills from Long Island to Staten Island and Wagner lacrosse

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High school sports community mourns death of Shoreham-Wading River (NY) football/lacrosse player

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Defender Elijah Gomez will join Sachem North HS (NY) teammate Simone at Mercy lacrosse

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Northport HS (NY) star Rocco Sutherland on college switch: ‘I just felt more at home at Michigan’

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Sachem East 2016 goalie Michael Bollinger is latest Long Island standout to decide on Stony Brook

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Lefty attackman Terrence Haggerty will follow Harborfields HS (NY) linemate Connor Bennardo’s path to Detroit-Mercy lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) 2015 midfielder Tyler Alvarez hopes to assist in LIU Post lacrosse’s title run

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NYIT-bound midfielder Jeremiah Sullivan gives Half Hollow Hills West (NY) lacrosse its sixth 2015 verbal

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Smithtown East (NY) Christian Villani’s verbal to Maryland lacrosse makes him tristate’s first 2018 commit

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Sachem North HS (NY) starting QB Michael Licata’s college future is in lacrosse

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Sachem East HS (NY) midfielder Nick Page set on Stevenson University lacrosse

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Sachem North HS (NY) LSM Joe Simone will take his scrappy style of play to Mercy lacrosse

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Patchogue-Medford (NY) 2015 D/LSM David Morales makes up for late start to lacrosse career

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Wantagh (NY) 2016 midfielder Kyle Sliwak will play his college lacrosse close to home at Hofstra

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2015 attackman RJ Ehli is latest Smithtown West (NY) player to make college lacrosse commitment

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Miller Place (NY) midfielder Kevin Gersbeck gives Lehigh lacrosse its first Class of 2017 verbal

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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. There’s no telling where Lehigh University’s recruiting Class of 2017 will end. But there will never be any doubt where it began. In Miller Place on Long Island. […]

Half Hollow Hills East (NY) Zach Kleinbaum, whose strength is his strength, will be headed to Hamilton College 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. When you look at his size — 6-foot-2, 210 pounds — and what he’s capable of doing in the weight room — namely, bench-pressing 310 pounds – […]

Sachem North HS (NY) midfielder Jake Castorf will be playing his college lacrosse at Franklin Pierce

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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. Jake Castorf made his mark in his first varsity season at Sachem North High School in Suffolk County. “He made an instant impact,’ Sachem North coach Jason […]

Navy commit Andrew McKenna becomes third D-I bound defender for Ward Melville (NY) 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. Andrew McKenna got a taste of playing at a higher level this past spring. The freshman made the varsity squad at 2013 New York state champion Ward […]

Elusive Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2017 attackman Cam Mulé decides on Duke lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking Lacrosse Insider, the leading source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. Cam Mulé has been immersed in lacrosse for as long as he can remember. That […]

Northport (NY) 2017 Connor Cronin will take his faceoffs at Michigan

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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. One of the top faceoff specialists on Long Island will be taking his talents to the Midwest. He’s Northport High School Class of 2017 midfielder Connor Cronin, who […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 Brody McCoy realizes dream with commitment to Air Force

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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. As a youngster, Brody McCoy enjoyed competing in a rare combination of sports — football and gymnastics. But then, he was introduced to lacrosse by his father […]

Dylan Rhatigan is second Sachem North (NY) standout to commit to UMass Lowell’s new D-I program

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps UMass Lowell’s newly launched Division I program has quickly established a pipeline to one of the top programs in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Earlier this week, UMass Lowell secured its second verbal commitment from Suffolk (NY) power Sachem North in less than […]

Feeder/finisher Danny Bullis of Mount Sinai (NY) sets sights on St. Joseph’s

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Danny Bullis’ ability to feed and finish makes him an attackman who gets his points across. Literally. The Class of 2015 attackman at Mount Sinai High School (NY) picked up 72 of them this past season. Bullis hopes his high school point production continues at the next level. He’s given a verbal commitment to St. […]

Agile and athletic 2017 midfielder Sean Lulley commits to UPenn

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Sean Lulley has yet to find a sport he doesn’t enjoy playing. The rising sophomore at Half Hollow Hills East (NY) is a three-sport high school athlete in lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. He’s also played soccer and football. But lacrosse is where Lulley’s college future is. The two-way midfielder as verbally committed to the admissions […]

Athletic 2015 midfielder Mike Cusmano is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Stony Brook

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It’s less than 5 miles from Stony Brook University’s campus to Ward Melville High School in neighboring East Setauket. It’s a route Seawolves coach Jim Nagle knows quite well. Nagle, who has completed three season as HC at “The Brook,” was an all-Suffolk County selection on the Ward Melville team that went 24-0 and won […]

Sachem North (NY) midfielder Will Russo will grow his game at newly upgraded UMass Lowell’s D-I program

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William Russo continues to grow and develop as a player, according to his coach at Sachem North High School in Suffolk County (NY), Jason Mauro. “He’s just starting to come into his own and we look forward to watching him continue to improve,” said Mauro. That makes Russo, a Class of 2015 midfielder, a perfect […]

Offensive-minded midfielder Jimmy Kickel of Ward Melville (NY) will play his college lacrosse close to home

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It’s been a busy week for Class of 2015 commits for one of the nation’s premier programs — Ward Melville, which just two seasons ago went 22-0 and won its eighth New York state title. We told you earlier this week about defenseman Mike Cirrone’s verbal commitment to the University of Richmond. Teammate Jimmy Kickel […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 A/M James Avanzato makes Maryland his choice

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Two of the top performers at the 2017 all-star game at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight held last week at Western Connecticut State University were a pair of University of Maryland commits who play for varsity teams in Suffolk County (NY). Commack High School midfielder Kevin Snyder, who, as we told you when […]

Ward Melville (NY) takeaway defender Mike Cirrone commits to Richmond

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Photo by Ray Passaro/LI Sports Shots A combination of quickness and stick skills makes Mike Cirrone an especially effective defenseman when it comes to a couple of key aspects of the game. The rising senior at Ward Melville High School (NY) is known for his takeaway checks and his outstanding clearing ability. It’s those attributes […]

Mount Sinai (NY) 2017 D/LSM Capobianco-Hogan will be headed to Hopkins

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Dave Pietramala was perched in a folding chair right near midfield at the Long Island Showcase on June 20 at Farmingdale State. One of the players who caught the eye of the Long Island native and Johns Hopkins coach was a Class of 2017 defender/longstick midfielder from Mount Sinai High School, Lucas Capobianco-Hogan. Less than […]

Here are your Suffolk (NY) All-Americans

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Here are Suffolk County (NY) 2014 US Lacrosse All-Americans. Dan Bucaro, Ward Melville, jr., attack, Georgetown Brian Cannon, Northport, sr., attack, North Carolina Logan Greco, Smithtown West, sr., defense, Virginia Ryan Keenan, Smithtown West, sr., attack, Penn State Kieran Mullins, Islip, sr., attack, Army Justin Reh, Rocky Point, sr., attack, Albany Troy Reh, Rocky Point, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase rising senior review

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Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com The ability of players to come together and play together in an all-star environment is impressive. The Suffolk rising senior team has mastered that art. Suffolk’s rising seniors have won all of the Long Island Showcase confrontations against their counterparts from Nassau in the six-year history of the event. The latest […]

Long Island Showcase photo gallery: Rising senior game

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  Photos by Ray Passaro/LISportsShots.com University of Maryland-bound Austin Henningsen of Northport (above, right) had three goals and excelled on faceoffs, and Bryant College-bound Jake Buonaiuto of Miller Place had five goals as Suffolk defeat Nassau 15-10 in the Long Island Showcase Rising Senior game on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University. John Daniggelis (Smithtown […]

Lacrosse Insider: Long Island Showcase Suffolk County rosters selected

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Rosters for the three Suffolk County teams that will be competing in the Long Island Showcase on Friday, June 20 at Farmingdale State University have been selected. The starting time for the games are as follows: Rising Seniors 4 p.m., Rising Juniors 6 p.m. and Rising Sophomores 8 p.m. You can check out Nassau rosters here. […]

West Islip (Class A), Manhasset (Class B), Cold Spring Harbor (Class C) win Long Island girls titles

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 Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com A goal by Kate Kotowski with 11 seconds remianing in the first overtime gave Nassau County champion Cold Spring Harbor a 13-12 win over Bayport-Blue Point in the Long Island Class C championship game Sunday at Dowling College. CSH will play Bronxville (Section 1) in the New York state semifinals on […]

Massapequa (Class A), Lynbrook (Class B) and Babylon (Class C) win Long Island titles

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Class A Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com In a wild, down-to-the-wire thriller, Nassau champion Massapequa, making its second straight Long Island Championship appearance, pulled out a 13-12 win over  first-time LIC finalist Smithtown East at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. A shot by Smithtown East’s Joe Saggese in the closing seconds went wide. Massapequa rallied to tie […]

First-time Suffolk (NY) finalist Smithtown East will face title-game mainstay West Islip

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 Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Third-seeded Smithtown East scored 11 second-half goals and in the process snapped No. 2 Sachem North’s 11-game win streak with a 17-11 victory in the Suffolk County (NY) Class A semifinals Friday. With the win, the East-side Bulls earned their first-ever appearance in the Suffolk title game, where they will play […]

Physical, aggressive Half Hollow Hills West (NY) junior defender Cipoletti chooses Sacred Heart

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Suffolk County (NY) Class A has once again proven to be as competitive a conference top to bottom as there is in the nation. So to say Half Hollow Hills West’s Joe Cipoletti is one of the top defenders in the conference, should tell you everything you need to know. He’s also an outstanding student, […]

Lacrosse Insider: West Islip appeal denied, Suffolk D-1 openers moved to Monday

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West Islip’s appeal regarding a disputed goal in Sachem North’s 6-5 double-overtime victory over West Islip on Tuesday, May 13 has been denied by Section 11 officials today, Lacrosse Insider has just learned. So the opening-round matchups will go on as planned, but there’s one big change. Instead of the first-round games being played on […]

Lacrosse Insider: West Islip appeal could affect Section 11 Division 1 playoff bracket

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We posted the Suffolk Division 1 playoff pairings here at Lacrosse Insider on Wednesday. Now, those pairings are being reviewed in light of an appeal by West Islip, Lacrosse Insider has learned. West Islip and Sachem North officials are scheduled to appear in a hearing with Section 11 today to review a call in Sachem […]

Lacrosse Insider: Suffolk (NY) Class B, C playoff brackets

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We presented the playoff brackets for Suffolk Class A here on Wednesday at Lacrosse Insider. The brackets for classes B and C have now also been completed and are available here. 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 […]

Brode of Center Moriches (NY) gives Boston U its first-ever freshman verbal

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Boston University broke into the Class of 2017 back in mid-April. As first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, BU received a verbal commitment from a freshman for the first time in the history of the newly launched Division I program. In the process, Center Moriches High School on Long […]

Video special: Thoughts on East beating West in the Battle of Smithtown

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It may wind up going down as the game of the regular season in tristate lacrosse. Smithtown East beat unbeaten Smithtown West, the No. 1 team in the LaxLessons Tristate Top 25, for the first time since 2009 Thursday night. Moments after the Bulls’ big win, Joe Lombardi shared his thoughts on the impact of […]

Photo gallery: Sachem North gets its first-ever win over Ward Melville in Suffolk (NY)

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Smithtown East’s 11-10 win over previously unbeaten Smithtown West wasn’t the only dramatic game in Suffolk County (NY) on Thursday. Following a takeaway by Mike Aronow, Sean O’Brien’s goal, off a feed from Joe Caridi, gave Sachem North an 8-7 overtime win over defending NY Class A champion Ward Melville. It […]

Smithtown East breaks through with dramatic win over archrival, previously unbeaten Smithtown West

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com One of Smithtown East goaltender Billy McEnroe’s 13 saves came as the final horn sounded in an 11-10 win over previously unbeaten Smithtown West. When they sit down to write the history of the lacrosse battles of Smithtown, Thursday’s game between the intra-district archrivals will have to rank at or near […]

Photo gallery: Acompora Memorial Jamboree in Northport (NY) features four-game day of action

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 Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com It’s one of the most meaningful events during the varsity season each year in the tristate region and it was held once again on Saturday. The Louis Acompora Memorial Jamboree, played on Long Island at Northport’s Vet Park, honors the memory of Louis Acompora, who died at age 14 in March […]

Syracuse’s latest 2016 tristate commit comes from Suffolk (NY)

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Syracuse is riding high, with a dramatic come-from-behind ACC semifinal win against Duke setting up an appearance in Sunday’s conference final against Notre Dame in its first season as a member of the league. The Orange are also scoring on the recruiting circuit. Syracuse secured its seventh Class of 2016 verbal when Northport High School […]

Photo gallery: Sachem North rolls past Lindenhurst

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Sachem North improved to 7-3 on Thursday by picking up a 15-5 win over Lindenhurst. James Avanzato had a goal and five assists for the Flaming Arrows, who led 8-1 at the half. Sean O’Brien had four goals and Tom Haun had two goals and two assists. It was Sachem North’s […]

Photo gallery: Sachem North snaps Smithtown East’s eight-game win streak in Suffolk (NY) showdown

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 Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Sachem North picked up its third straight huge win in Suffolk (NY) Division 1, beating Smithtown East 12-8 Wednesday. Joe Caridi and Jimmy Hoffman each had three goals for the Flaming Arrows, who outscored the Bulls 5-1 in the fourth quarter after the third quarter ended in a 7-7 tie. Brian […]

Photo gallery: Sachem North handles Hauppauge in Suffolk (NY)

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 Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Fresh off a big win over Northport, Sachem North got another big Suffolk County (NY) Division 1 win on Wednesday, defeating  Hauppauge 12-4. Joe Caridi had four goals and two assists for the Flaming Arrows. Sean O’Brien had three goals and an assist and Jimmy Hoffman one goal and two assists. […]

Photo gallery: Sachem East beats Connetquot in Suffolk (NY) D-1

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Sachem East improved to 6-3 on Wednesday with a 9-3 Suffolk County (NY) Division 1 win over Connetquot (3-6). Jason DeBenedictis and Nick Page each had three goals for Sachem East. DeBenedictis dished out three assists. Goalie Mike Bollinger finished with 14 saves. Three players – Nick Bellinato, Collin Grippo and […]

Photo gallery: Sachem North defeats Northport in Suffolk (NY) Division 1

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Joe Caridi scored three goals and had one assist as Sachem North picked up a big 9-7 Suffolk Count (N.Y.) Division 1 win over Northport on Monday. Kevin Bragaglia and Tom Haun both added two goals. Jacob Giacalone made nine saves. * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? […]

Photo gallery: McCormick comes up big as Hicksville handles Long Beach on Long Island

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com University of North Carolina-bound Pat McCormick had four goals and three assists as Hicksville beat Nassau County (N.Y.) rival Long Beach 13-7 on Monday night. Wade Walker, Mike Osmundsen and TJ Kilmetis each had two goals and one assist. Goalie Ryan Toomey made 10 saves for ‘Ville, which led only 5-4 […]

Photo gallery: Sachem East pulls out 12-11 win over Half Hollow Hills East

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Joe Licata and Jason DeBenedictis each had four goals and two assists as Sachem East pulled out a 12-11 win over Half Hollow Hills East on Friday night at Sachem East. Dan Bockelman had seven goals for Hills East. * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an […]

Photo gallery: Miller Place pulls away from Comsewogue in Suffolk (NY) clash

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Jake Buonaiuto had four goals and added three assists as defending Suffolk Class B champion Miller Place defeated Comsewogue 12-7 on Thursday. Teammate Tom Liantonio had three goals and two assists and Liam Walsh three goals and one assist. Jake McGregor led ‘Wogue with 20 saves in goal. Click here for […]

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 […]

Photo gallery: Top-ranked Smithtown West (6-0) handles West Islip in Suffolk (NY) clash

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Smithtown West (NY), the No. 1 team in the LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings, ran its record to 6-0 Thursday by picking up a hard-earned 8-4 win over visiting West Islip. University of Maryland-bound Christian Zawadzki had three goals and two assists. Sophomore Jimmy Caddigan added two goals and an assist. […]

South Side, Northport get monumental wins on Long Island

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* High School Scoreboard Central, Thursday, 4/3 Stephen Parker said South Side players were not aware before Thursday’s game against Manhasset that the Cyclones had never beaten the Indians. “Even if we did, that would not have changed our mindset,” said Parker (pictured above). A mindset that helped produce a historic 6-5 win at Manhasset […]

Photo gallery: Connetquot opens season with win over Half Hollow Hills East in Suffolk (NY)

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Connetquot opened its season with a 9-6 win over visiting Half Hollow Hills East on Thursday. Tyler Nason had five goals for Connetquot. For the entire photo gallery, click here. * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi directly at joe@laxlessons.com […]

Photo gallery: More from Ward Melville’s Win No. 1 of the season vs. Sachem East in Suffolk (NY)

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Defending New York Class A state champ Ward Melville picked up Win No. 1 on Wednesday, beating Sachem East 14-7. We published photos on Wednesday by Ray Nelson. Now, here are more photos from the game taken by Dave Anderson.   * For the entire photo gallery, click here. * Photo […]

Photo gallery: Ward Melville wins Suffolk (NY) clash vs. Sachem East for win No. 1

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Defending consensus national champion Ward Melville picked up its first win of the 2014 season — and first win for new coach Jay Negus — beating Sachem East 14-7 on Wednesday. Above, Georgetown-bound junior attackman Daniel Bucaro celebrates a goal for WM. * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to […]

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 […]

Photo gallery: Bay Shore beats defending Suffolk (NY) champ Miller Place

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Bay Shore made some big news to start the season, picking up a 4-3 win over defending Suffolk Class B champion Miller Place on Friday, March 21. Luke Pacella’s goal off a Jake Sheet feed with just over a minute remaining was the winner. Pacella had three goals and an assist. […]

Photo gallery: Smithtown West beats Cold Spring Harbor in opener

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Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Smithtown West and host Cold Spring Harbor got the 2014 season started on Wednesday, March 19 at CSH. Smithtown West came away with an 8-5 win. The Bulls outscored the Seahawks 4-1 in the second quarter to take a 6-3 lead at the half. Christian Zawadzki had three goals for West, […]

High School Scoreboard Central, Thursday, 3/20

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Nick Hatzipetrakos had one of Syosset’s goals in a 6-3 loss to visiting Garden City on Tuesday, March 18. We now transition from our High School Gameday Center for Thursday, 3/20 to our score rundown. Here are scores from today’s action: Landon (MD) 14, Avon Old Farms (CT) 6 NY – […]

Wednesday, 3/19: Smithtown West meets Cold Spring Harbor in matchup of LI powers

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Garden City vs. Syosset. When it comes to marquee matchups, it’s been the unofficial lid lifter for the start of a new season seven years running on Long Island, and because LI starts the season earliest, for the entire tristate as well. Yesterday, GC won for the sixth time during that span, pulling away for […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Smidt, Smithtown West (NY) will start 2014 season with great expectations

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Great expectations await Smithtown West High School (N.Y.) as it prepares to start the 2014 varsity season. The Bulls, who made final roster cuts this week, enter the season at or near the top in the preseason rankings, beginning with the first released anywhere, the LaxLessons.com Tristate Top 25 preseason rankings. We got our first […]

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 […]

Player’s perspective: UNC-bound Cannon hopes to help Northport contend for Suffolk Division 1 title

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Northport took a six-game winning streak into the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Division 1 semifinals last season. There, the Tigers’ season ended with a 12-6 setback to Smithtown West. Both teams are prominent in LaxLessons.com’s Preseason Tristate Top 25 rankings. The Tigers finished 15-3 last season – the most wins for Northport in coach George Searing’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Player’s perspective: UNC-bound Willetts, Smithtown East (NY) back for more after last season’s splash

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It was a breakthrough season for Smithtown East High School (N.Y.) last year. The Bulls, who enjoyed a nine-game win streak, finished 14-4 and and ended West Islip’s string of 11 straight appearances in the county final and nine consecutive county championships by defeating the Lions 12-4 in the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Class A quarterfinals. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Player’s perspective: McCulloch, Ward Melville will welcome plenty of new faces

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Change is in the air at Ward Melville. The 2013 consensus national champion and New York Class A state champion Patriots will welcome a new coach, Jay Negus, and six new starters. We got Negus’ thoughts on his upcoming inaugural season as head coach. Now, let’s check in with one of the Patriots’ leading players, […]

Player’s perspective: Hoffman hopes to help Sachem North stay in contention in highly competitive Suffolk Class A

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Should Sachem North once again make it to the postseason, the Flaming Arrows will be as battled tested as any team around. After all, they play in one of the country’s most competitive conferences – Suffolk County (N.Y.) Division 1. For those who may be unfamiliar, the conference includes consensus 2013 national champion Ward Melville […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shoreham-Wading River HS (NY) names Arini as coaching successor to Rotanz

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The contentious back-and-forth battle regarding the varsity coaching status of two-time defending Long Island Class C champion Shoreham-Wading River’s Tom Rotanz now appears settled. Justin Arini, left, has been named as the Wildcats’ new varsity coach. Arini, who works in the district as a guidance counselor, is a former assistant coach at Manhattan College. He […]

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 (current juniors), sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

Player’s perspective: Ohio State-bound Bray, Shoreham-Wading River prepare for return to Class B

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Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats was stopped short in its bid for a second straight New York State Class C title this past spring. The Wildcats fell to Bronxville 14-13 in overtime in the state semis at Marist College to end the year 18-2. SWR’s only other loss was a 10-9 overtime regular-season setback to Garden City […]

Player’s perspective: Licata, Sachem East get set for battle in rugged Suffolk D-1

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High school leagues don’t get much more competitive than New York’s Section 11 Division 1. The list of power-packed Suffolk County strongholds in the league includes defending consensus national champion Ward Melville as well as West Islip, Smithtown West, Smithtown East and Sachem North. Joe Licata knows full well how tough the league is. The […]

Player’s perspective: UNC-bound Kyle Mathie, Smithtown West (NY) eye more success in 2014

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Smithtown West has emerged as one of the powerhouse programs in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. The Bulls, coming off a 16-3 season that ended with a loss to eventual New York state champion Ward Melville in the Suffolk County Class A title game, have won 15 […]

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 […]

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) * […]

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 […]

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 […]