Niskayuna HS (NY) goaltender Nick Testa, a converted midfielder, verbals to Villanova 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. Photo by Kevin Pataky/MaxPreps  Nick Testa plays varsity lacrosse in upstate New York for national power Niskayuna. But if may have been his play in summer showcase […]

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 […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Niskayuna (NY)

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Niskayuna reeled off 21 straight wins in 2013, drawing the consensus No. 1 national ranking. The Silver Warriors suffered their first loss in their last game, falling to eventual two-time New York Class B state champion Garden City 10-9 in the semifinals. Nisky will be back in Class A in 2014. One thing remains the […]

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.) […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) * […]

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 […]

Versatile upstate NY attackman Moseman makes Limestone his college choice

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Coltin Moseman bring a variety of attributes to the attack position. The senior at Ballston Spa High School (N.Y.) has an outstanding overall knowledge of the game and excellent field vision as well as the ability to create on offense whether off the ball. shooting or passing. Moseman has found what he thinks is the […]

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 […]

Burnt Hills’ Beardsley makes her dream team, Northwestern, her college choice

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For Nicole Beardsley, it was love at first sight. It happened just as Beardsley was wrapping up ninth grade at upstate New York power Burnt Hills. “Ever since I saw my first college games freshman year (2011) at the final four at Stony Brook and especially saw the Northwestern game, I knew that I wanted to be […]

Here are your NY/NJ/CT state finals schedules for Saturday

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NEW YORK NEW JERSEY CONNECTICUT Among Saturday’s matchups, defending New York Class B state champion Garden City will be facing a Jamesville-Dewitt squad which has won three state titles since 2007. Our latest poll question asks who you think will win the game. To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll […]

New York state boys finals schedule, semifinal scores

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FINALS Saturday, June 8 at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Class B: Garden City (Section 8) vs. Jamesville-Dewitt (Section 3), 11 a.m. Class C: Bronxville (Section 1) vs. Cazenovia (Section 3), 1:30 p.m. Class A: Ward Melville (Section 11) vs. West Genesee (Section 3),  4 p.m. SEMIFINAL SCORES Class A Ward Melville 13, Shenendehowa 6 […]

You make the call: Who will win Garden City-Niskayuna state semfinal showdown?

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Postseason matchups don’t get much bigger. Or better. It will be defending New York Class B state champion Garden City against the nation’s No. 2-ranked team, unbeaten Niskayuna, in the downstate semifinals at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Marist College. Who do you think will win? That’s our latest poll question as we […]

New York state semifinals, finals boys schedule

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SEMIFINALS Wednesday, June 5 Downstate at Marist College, Poughkeepsie Class B Niskayuna (Section 2) vs. Garden City (Section 8), 3:30 p.m. Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Bronxville (Section 1), 5:30 p.m. Class A Shenendehowa (Section 2) vs. Ward Melville (Section 11), 8 p.m. Upstate at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Class B Jamesville-Dewitt […]

Downstate boys regional final schedules for Saturday at Albany, Panas, Hofstra

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SECTION 1/2/9 REGIONAL Games played at the University at Albany and Walter Panas High School on Saturday, June 1. Winners play the Section 8/11 champion on Wednesday, June 5 in the state semifinals. Class B at University at Albany Cornwall (Section 2) vs. Niskayuna (Section 2), 1 p.m. Class C at Walter Panas High School […]

Updated NY/NJ state semis/finals schedules, NJ T of C schedule

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NEW YORK Boys brackets Girls brackets NEW JERSEY Boys Tournament of Champions Girls Tournament of Champions Semifinals – June 5 Finals – June 8 CONNECTICUT Boys Semifinals, finals schedule Girls Class L bracket Class M bracket Class S bracket Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New Mobile apps for […]

Niskayuna (NY) standout Sacks (UMass) joins girls sophomore commit trend

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High school sophomores making verbal commitments to Division I college programs has been a trend in the men’s lacrosse for two years. Now, it’s making its way to the women’s game. We told you about St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) midfielder Ella Bonafede, who decided on Duke, and Queensbury (N.Y.) and Queensbury (N.Y.) midfielder Mary Rahal, who […]

No. 4 Syracuse women land commitment from sophomore Rahal

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The Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team is ranked fourth in Division I. So you might think the main factor in Mary Rahal’s decision to commit to the Orange was the fact they have such a strong thing. That’s not quite true, actually. Let the sophomore midfielder from upstate Queensbury High School explain. “They don’t act […]

Rundown of this month’s premier HS matchups

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High school lacrosse fans in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate regions may be the first ones to set their clocks ahead this weekend when Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. After all, with some of the big early season matchups set for the opening weeks of the season, who can blame them? […]

Schedules scanner: Men’s/women’s college, boys/girls HS

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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) * […]

You make the call: What was biggest tristate boys lax story in 2012?

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“Strong” Island completed a sweep of the New York state champions with West Islip (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) all winning titles. In Connecticut, New Canaan surprised many by winning the FCIAC championship. Mamaroneck, which lost eight games in a row during the regular season, stunned the Hudson Valley […]

College-by-college breakdown for Class of 2013

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When it comes to lacrosse hotbeds, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region is, of course, No. 1. So now that National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, which runs from Nov. 14-21, is upon us, the question is: What college is No. 1 when it comes to landing commitments from tristate seniors? The answer is […]

Coming soon: What college programs scored best in securing tristate’s top seniors?

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With the National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Period coming up soon – Nov. 14-21 – we’ll have a college-by-college breakdown of senior commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships. Nevertheless, we will include all Division I- and Division II-bound […]

Syracuse recruit Callahan’s rapid rise in the spotlight

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When Nolan Callahan transferred to prep school in New Hampshire two years ago, the hockey goalie from Florida contemplated playing tennis in the spring. But he wound up trying lacrosse. Now, the rising junior at Avon Old Farms (Conn.) is headed to one of the nation’s premier D-I powers — Syracuse. Callahan’s intriguing story is […]

HS teammates will stay together at next level

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A total of eight players from three of the top high schools programs in the tristate area — Massapequa, Chaminade and Yorktown — will remain teammates at the collegiate levels. That’s among the topics Joe Lombardi explores in his latest column on the tristate lacrosse scene for InsideLacrosse.com.  Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email […]

What tristate team will be No. 1 in Class of 2013 commits?

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That’s the question Joe Lombardi asks in his weekly column on tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. Right now, it’s a heated race between Delbarton (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Don Bosco Prep (N.J.). Joe had three separate commit updates yesterday at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi that had big  impacts on that unofficial recruiting race: * Chaminade (N.Y.) […]

Recapping an eventful week

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It was a week that started with a first college commitment by a rising sophomore from a tristate area school — Orleans, Ontario native Jake Fox of Trinity-Pawling (pictured above) — and ended with the first commit by a tristate resident who’s a rising sophomore — Brian Willetts of Smithtown East. In between, the Maverik Showtime […]

Tristate region will be well-represented at All-American Showcase in Florida; boys, girls rosters included here

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will be well-represented when hundreds of the leading high school players in the nation will be competing in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase July 22-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The girls event is […]

Final thoughts on the tristate high school season

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What recently graduated high school players will make immediate impacts as freshmen in college? Who are the top five boys and girls returning players for next year? Who are the boys and girls tristate players of the year for this past spring. Joe Lombardi and Carl Reuter will give their thoughts on those questions and […]

Here are your 2012 New York, Connecticut state champions; New Jersey Tournament of Champions winners

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BOYS State championships Connecticut  at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Class L Fairfield Prep 8, Ridgefield 6 Class M Darien 11, New Canaan 5 Class S Joel Barlow 15, Somers 2 New York at Faller Field, Middletown High School  Class A West Islip  12, Ithaca 7 Class B Garden City 11, Irondequoit 5 Class C […]

Saturday, 6/9: Connecticut, New York will crown state champs; New Jersey TOC boys/girls finals doubleheader set

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It’s title time. Among the headlines: * Garden City, Shoreham-Wading River and New Canaan will be trying to win both boys and girls titles. * The GC boys, making their third straight title-game appearance, last won a championship in 2000. The GC girls are looking for their seventh straight championship. * Shoreham-Wading River’s boys, fresh […]

Photo gallery: West Islip holds off Niskayuna in Class A downstate semifinals

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Photos by Ray Nelson After a one-year hiatus, the West Islip Lions are back in the state championship game. WI got there by outlasting Niskayuna 9-6 in the Class A downstate semifinals at Hofstra University. West Islip will play Ithaca on Saturday, June 9 at Middletown High School’s Faller Field  at 1:30 p.m. for the […]

Here are your New York, Connecticut state finals, New Jersey TOC final matchups

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State championships New York Saturday, June 9 at Faller Field, Middletown High School (pictured above) Class C Shoreham-Wading River vs. Penn Yan winner, 11 a.m. Class A West Islip  vs.  Ithaca, 1:30 p.m. Class B Garden City vs. Irondequoit, 4 p.m. * Click here for the complete New York state boys and girls brackets Connecticut  Saturday, June 9 […]

Wednesday, 6/6: State semis in New York, Connecticut; TOC semis in New Jersey

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We’re one step away from the state finals in New York and Connecticut boys lacrosse and from the Tournament of Champions final in New Jersey. Among the day’s big headlines, we start with the Final Four in each of the three classes in New York. Downstate New York: * Two of the nation’s most tradition-rich […]

Here are your New York, Connecticut state semifinal matchups

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Downstate New York boys semifinals Wednesday, June 6 at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class C Shoreham-Wading River vs. Bronxville, 3:30 p.m. Class A West Islip vs. Niskayuna, 5:30 p.m. Class B Garden City vs. Yorktown, 8 p.m. Upstate New York boys semifinals Wednesday, June 6 at Cicero North Syracuse High School Class C Homer vs. Penn […]

Saturday, June 2: It’s the downstate quarterfinals with Long Island boys championship tripleheader at Hofstra and Section 2 vs. Section 1 tripleheader at Clarkstown South; Connecticut state quarters also today; Iona Prep plays for state title

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We’re a step away from the state semifinals. So let’s get right to it. For starters, the Long Island boys championship games are today. (The girls play their Island title tripleheader tomorrow.) Here’s the lineup for Hofstra University in Hempstead: Games at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Cold Spring Harbor […]

Here are your downstate New York Saturday quarterfinal matchups, next week’s downstate semifinals bracket; Updated CT state matchups

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The Section 1 championship tripleheader last night at White Plains High School was a drama-filled, action-packed whirlwind in which two of the three games were decided by one goal for the second time in the last three years. But this year will forever stand alone. Thanks to Mamaroneck. The Tigers pulled off what has to […]

Wednesday, 5/30: Section 1, 11 championship tripleheaders, GC-Wantagh Nassau Class B final highlight slate; Connecticut starts state play

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After Syosset rallied from a three-goal early fourth-quarter deficit to beat Massapequa 14-13 in last night’s Nassau Class A title game, the Class A nightcap between Garden City and Wantagh had a tough act to follow. But lightning prevented the game from being played. So it’s been rescheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. at Hofstra […]

Next up for Wednesday’s Section 1 champions: State quarterfinals at Clarkstown South

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The winners of Wednesday’s three Section 1 boys class championship games advance to the state quarterfinals at Clarkstown High School in West Nyack on Saturday, June 2. The Section 1 opponents will also be determined Wednesday in the Section 2 vs. Section 9 state regional games at Shenendehowa High School. You can check out those […]

Tuesday, 5/29: Nassau County title tripleheader at Hofstra; Connecticut state pairings set

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The college season is now officially over. But we’ve got plenty of championships yet to be decided at the high school level. By week’s end, we will know what teams will be competing in the Long Island girls championship games on Sunday, June 3 at Dowling College and in the downstate boys semifinals at Hofstra […]

New York Section 2 vs. Section 9 boys state regional matchups

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Section 1 teams have a bye from the New York State regionals this season. The winner of each Section 2 vs. Section 9 regional game plays the Section 1 champion in each class on Saturday, June 2 at Clarkstown South High School in the state quarterfinals. The winners of Saturday’s games make their way to […]