Jack Statfeld hopes to help Friends Academy (NY) with its step up in class

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Garden City (NY) defender Philip Puccio joins friend, fellow 2017 Senerchia in choosing Bucknell lacrosse

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Bethpage HS (NY) standout Joe Tierney, Nassau’s assist leader, will take his passing fancy to Marist lacrosse

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Manhasset HS (NY) 2016 midfielder Jack Miller will take his versatile game to Richmond lacrosse

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Baldwin HS (NY) textbook defender Nick DeLuca decides on NYIT lacrosse

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Bethpage HS (NY) attackman Bobby Chillianis will follow his brother’s path to Mercy lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. We’ve been documenting the impressive job Mercy College,  a Division […]

Switch to goal gets Jack Statfeld of Friends Academy (NY) an opportunity with Muhlenberg lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. On the lacrosse field, there are plenty of attackmen, midfielders […]

Syosset HS (NY) goaltender Bryan Ochs will makes his college stops for LIU Post 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 there has been a big surge in Class of 2015 Division II and […]

Massapequa lacrosse state title celebration photo makes cut among nation’s best

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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 Dave Anderson/MaxPreps New York Class A state champion Massapequa made the cut for MaxPreps’ Images of the Year, which were published on Thursday, Aug. 7. […]

Offensive ignitor Dylan Crossan of South Side (NY) will continue his passing fancy at Stony Brook

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It’s the day after an avalanche of 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. Lacrosse fans are familiar with the terms finisher and feeder to describe attackmen. Dylan Crossan has found another word to sum up his style of play. […]

Manhasset (NY) 2017 Kevin Mack looks forward to helping build a winner at Michigan

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everal newly launched programs have managed to make their mark in a short amount of time. Look at Richmond, which fell to Virginia by just one goal in the NCAA quarterfinals. Marquette picked up wins against Hofstra, Georgetown, St. John’s and Rutgers this past season. The next newbie to achieve success could do it in […]

Garden City (NY) 2015 A/M Liam Byrnes becomes latest brother bound for college lacrosse

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Liam Byrnes (center) with his college-bound brothers, twins Kieran (Villanova) and Conor (VMI). Make way for another Byrnes brother, NCAA lacrosse. First, there was Kieran Byrnes, a 2014 attackman for New York power Garden City, who committed to Villanova in July 2012. Then, there was Conor Byrnes, Kieran’s twin brother and a 2014 GC defender, […]

Lacrosse Insider: Michigan’s latest big 2017 tristate verbal comes from Long Island

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We told you last week that Brunswick (CT) rising sophomore attackman Alex Buckanavage committed to the University of Michigan. John Paul has just landed another big verbal from a 2017 tristate attack standout in Manhasset’s Kevin Mack. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound Mack is an outstanding feeder with strong stick skills and good field vision and quickness, […]

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 […]

Here are your Nassau (NY) All-Americans and players of the year

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Here are the Nassau County (NY) 2014 US Lacrosse All-Americans and players of the year announced at this week’s awards dinner. All-Americans Craig Berge, Massapequa, sr., M, Georgetown Eddie Bouhall, Lynbrook, jr., D, Lehigh Tyler Dunn, Manhasset, sr., A., Penn Joe Grossi, Lynbrook (NY), sr., M, Binghamton Patrick McCormick, Hicksville, sr., A, North Carolina William […]

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 […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Manhasset (NY)

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We’re just over a week away from the renewal of the tristate’s premier rivalry game, the Woodstick Classic. This year’s Woodstick, between Manhasset and Garden City, is Saturday, May 3 at GC. Last spring, Manhasset won the teams’ Woodstick regular-season meeting, 9-7, at Manhasset. But in Woodstick 2, GC handled ‘Set 10-4 to win its […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Garden City (NY)

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Garden City is gearing up in its quest for a three-peat. The Trojans defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 13-8 in last year’s final to cap a 19-3 season that included a Nassau County Class B title-game win over archrival Manhasset. GC beat ‘Set  10-4 to take the Section 8 title after losing to the Indians 9-7 in the […]

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: Chaminade pulls away from Manhasset to stay unbeaten

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Chaminade’s Jack Brennan had three goals in the Flyers’ 10-5 Reg’s Rock win at Manhasset on Saturday night. Brendan Kearns had two goals and an assist for the Flyers, who remain unbeaten at 5-0. Henry Griffith had a goal and an assist for ‘Set. Chaminade now leads the Reg’s Rock series […]

Photo gallery: Balanced scoring lifts Garden City past Farmingdale in Nassau (NY) girls game

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 Photos by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com Haley O’Hanlon, Margot McTiernan, Kerry Defliese and Michaela Bruno each scored twice to lift Garden City to a 9-7 win over Farmingdale in a Nassau County (N.Y.) girls lacrosse battle on Monday. Click here to view the entire photo gallery. * Photo gallery archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send […]

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 […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Jericho (NY)

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Jericho High School (NY) is looking to take the next step after a breakout 12-4 season in 2013 — quite an accomplishment for a program that has shown steady improvement since going 5-10 in 2010. Can Jericho continue its upward climb in 2014? We continue our video team spotlights by checking in with four Jayhawks: […]

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: 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, […]

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

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

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 […]

Player’s perspective: Cain, Wantagh look to contend once again for Nassau (NY) crown

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Take away losses to Nassau County champions Massapequa (Class A) and Garden City (Class B) and Wantagh was unbeaten during the 2013 regular season. The Warriors, who finished 14-3, won four straight to open the season before falling to ‘Pequa 16-6 on April 5, three games before a 9-1 setback to G.C. Wantagh’s season ended […]

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

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

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 2015, ’16, ’17 and 18

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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 2015, ’16, ’17 and ’18. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or […]

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

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

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

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

Player’s perspective: Amodio, Jericho (NY) hope to take next step after 12-4 season

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Jericho is on the rise in Long Island lacrosse. The Jayhawks are coming off a breakout 12-4 season — quite an accomplishment for a program that has shown steady improvement since going 5-10 in 2010. Can Jericho continue its upward climb in 2014? For a look at the Jayhawks, we check in with Tyler Amodio. […]

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

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

Player’s perspective: Farrell, Manhasset await plenty of tough tests in addition to Woodstick Classic

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Manhasset won back-to-back New York State Class C championships in 2009 and ’10. Then, in 2011, the Indians moved up to Class B, joining their longtime archrival, Garden City. The Trojans have defeated ‘Set in the Nassau Class B title game each of the last three years, winning state titles the last two season. Last […]

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

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

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

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

Player’s perspective: Sands, Friends set sights on another Nassau Class C title run

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It was a breakthrough season for Friends Academy in 2013. The Quakers, making their third straight appearance in the Nassau County (N.Y.) Class C championship game, came away with the title. Friends picked up a decisive 9-4 win against Cold Spring Harbor, the team it played in the title game each of the previous two […]

Player’s perspective: Notre Dame-bound Walter eager to help Cold Spring Harbor (NY) reclaim Nassau County crown

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Cold Spring Harbor is looking for a reversal of fortune in 2014. The Seahawks have advanced to the Nassau County (N.Y.) Class C championship game five straight seasons, losing each time, most recently last spring, when they fell to the Friends Academy 9-4. CSH last won a county crown in 2008, when it beat Manhasset […]

Player’s perspective: Fuchs, Hewlett hope to stay in the hunt in Nassau (NY) Class B

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Hewlett hopes to stay in the hunt in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences. The Bulldogs played in Section 8 Class B, also known as Nassau County on Long Island, home of the two-time New York state champion Garden City Trojans. GC ended Hewlett’s 2013 season with a 12-3 win over the Bulldogs in […]

Player’s perspective: Berge leads strong group of returnees for defending Nassau County Class A champion Massapequa

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After falling by one goal to Syosset in the 2012 Nassau County (N.Y.) Class A title game, Massapequa came back to become Chiefs of Section 8 in 2013. ‘Pequa picked up a 14-5 win over Port Washington. The postseason ride ended with a 12-3 loss to eventual state champion Ward Melville in the Long Island […]

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 […]

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

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

Player’s perspective: Goaltender Dolan, Garden City seek third straight NY state title

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Our preseason player perspectives have become an annual tradition at LaxLessons.com. We traverse the tristate — and beyond — to get the thoughts of some of the leading returning varsity players as their teams prepare for the start of a new season. Where better to start for 2014 than at the home of the only […]

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) * […]

Farmingdale’s Bob Hartranft selected as winner of US Lacrosse Exemplary Coaching Award

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Coach Bob Hartranft, who guided the Farmingdale High School boys lacrosse team to the 2011 New York State Class A championship, has been selected as the winner of US Lacrosse’s 2013 Gerald J. Carroll Exemplary Coaching Award. It was the first state title in a long and successful 45-year tenure as Dalers coach for Hartfranft, […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Ridgewood (NJ), Eastport-South Manor (NY), Fordham Prep (NY), Fairfield Prep (CT), Don Bosco Prep (NJ), Syosset (NY), Niagara-Wheatfield (NY), Ridge (NJ), St. Joseph’s Prep (PA)

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We begin our eighth and final batch of Fall Signing Week photos at Ridgewood HS (N.J.) where Owen Smith (Hobart) and Max Mollihan (Mount St Mary’s) put pen to paper. You can read our previous Signing Week stories and photo galleries here. Eastport-South Manor (NY) A/M Matt Ragimierski signs his NLI with Boston University. Mahopac […]

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 […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Rye (NY), Hauppauge (NY), Friends (NY), Pittsford (NY), Penn Yan (NY), Avon Old Farms (CT)

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Rye High School (N.Y.) senior defenseman/LSM Laz Chavez is joined by his parents as he signs his National Letter of Intent to attend Syracuse Universit. Hauppauge HS (N.Y.) NLI signings for CJ Ciserano (Mount St. Mary’s). Kyle Nawrocki (Binghamton) and Justin Zelen (Albany). Attackman William Sands of Nassau County (N.Y.) Class C champion Friends Academy […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Chaminade (NY), Manhasset (NY), Sachem North (NY)

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CHSAA (N.Y.) AAA champion Chaminade’s Class of 2014 commits. Manhasset defenseman Austin Orlando signs on with Boston University. Sachem North’s Class of 2014 at its signing ceremony. Send us your Signing Week photos Be sure to send photos of your Fall Signing Week events to us at info@laxlessons.com or directly to Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com […]

Fall Signing Week: Photos from Delbarton (NJ), Northport (NY), Garden City (NY); Video from Barrington (RI)

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Three standouts from Delbarton (N.J.) sign their National Letters of Intent: Peter Welch (Duke); Matt Marone (Delaware); and Will McCarthy (Lafayette). Northport High School (N.Y.) attackman Brian Cannon signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina. Two-time New York Class B state champion Garden City twin brother tandem of Conor […]

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

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

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 […]

Two-time NY state champ Jericho soccer standout Tyler Amodio’s college future is in lacrosse

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Tyler Amodio is focused on soccer right now, and for good reason. The senior is a defenseman on the two-time defending New York state champion Jericho High School boys team that plays South Side on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Nassau County championship game at Adelphi University. His college future, however, is in lacrosse. The […]

Garden City HS (NY) senior Conor Byrnes will join twin brother as D-I lacrosse player

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Conor Byrnes of two-time New York Class B state champion Garden City was familiar with the Division I recruiting process well before he committed to attend VMI on Oct. 22. That’s because his twin brother, Kieran, committed to Villanova back in July, 2012. Kieran, an attackman, is a feeder/finisher with outstanding field vision and a […]

Manhasset 2016 attackman Gavin says decision on Duke was ‘an easy one’

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It didn’t take Matt Gavin long to step in and step up on one of the nation’s most tradition-rich and successful high school boys lacrosse programs. A lefty feeder/finisher, Gavin had 40 goals to go along with 26 assists for Manhasset (N.Y.) this past spring as a freshman. Gavin’s hoping to make a sudden impact […]

Fuchs on college switch: ‘When the opportunity presented itself to attend Binghamton, it was a no-brainer’

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Kevin Fuchs is now Binghamton-bound. But unlike the recent wave of Long Island standouts committed to joining the Bearcats, BU was not the  Hewlett High School star’s initial planned destination. The athletic midfielder had been planning on following the collegiate path of another former Hewlett standout, Max Seibald, by committing to the admission process at […]

Switch to lacrosse pays off for Friends Academy (NY) defender Rossi

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Considering how much he’s accomplished as a lacrosse player since then, it’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, the game was brand-new for Austin Rossi. “I began playing lacrosse my freshman year,” the senior defenseman at defending Nassau County (NY) Class C champion Friends Academy said. “Up until eighth grade, I was […]

Athletic, versatile Friends (NY) senior Yaraghi commits to Connecticut College

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Some lacrosse players find football to be a perfect complement sport to play in the fall. Others prefer soccer. Then there’s Brandon Yaraghi. “I am playing football for my senior year, but I have played soccer all of my life,” said the senior longstick midfielder at Friends Academy (N.Y.). “I have always wanted to try football […]

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 […]

Hofstra breaks into Class of 2016 with commit by Wantagh (NY) goalie Casey

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If you’ve been with us on our Lacrosse Insider expanded coverage section, you know Hofstra University has broken into the recruiting Class of 2016. And the Pride didn’t have to go far to get that commit. Bobby Casey from nearby Wantagh High School has verballed to Hofstra. The 6-foot, 170-pound Casey has is a quick […]

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 […]

South Side (NY) standout Parker selects Air Force ‘to get a great education, play great lacrosse and serve our great country’

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Stephen Parker will have plenty to write about if one of his early assignments at South Side High School (N.Y.) next month is “What did you do this summer?” The defenseman/longstick midfielder sure had another eventful one, performing well at several events, including the Long Island Showcase. As the summer draws to a close, Parker […]

McLaughlin gives Garden City (NY) its seventh college-bound rising senior

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The Class of 2014 is closing in fast. Garden City had eight college-bound seniors on the team that won a second straight New York State Class B title this past spring. This year’s crop of rising seniors is now up to seven college commits. Today, we take a look at the latest — Brendan McLaughlin, […]

Class of 2016 Massapequa (NY) midfielder Kimmel becomes third Chief to commit to Towson

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Towson University has established quite a pipeline to Nassau County (N.Y.) Class A champion Massapequa. The Tigers now have secured commitments from three current Chiefs. The latest also marks the Tigers’ second Class of 2016 tristate verbal. It comes from midfielder Casey Kimmel, a commitment first reported when it was made on Aug. 10 by […]

Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 2015 standout Burke will continue family’s D-I tradition

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Colin Burke first made a splash on the recruiting scene in 2012 when he was named Nassau co-MVP of the Long Island Showcase Nassau vs. Suffolk rising sophomore game. Now, Burke, a Class of 2015 standout from Cold Spring Harbor, knows the college where he will be headed. The attackman/midfielder has verballed to Fairfield University, […]

Caracappa (Sacred Heart) gives Massapequa (NY) another college-bound senior

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Massapequa’s college-bound corp of seniors is growing. The Chiefs, who won the Nassau County Class A title last season, no have six Class of 2014 commits. The latest came from Matt Caracappa, who has decided on Sacred Heart University. Caracappa’s verbal was first reported when it was made on Aug. 3 by Joe Lombardi on […]

Team recruit spotlight: Dartmouth-bound George among nine college-bound Garden City (NY) standouts

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Strong senior classes have been the key to Garden City’s run of back-to-back New York Class B state championships. So when assessing the Trojans’ prospects for a three-peat, a look at GC’s Class of 2014 is the best place to start. Garden City has seven college-bound seniors. Among them, midfielder Cody George. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound […]

Massapequa 2015 attackman Dilena is Marist’s latest LI commit

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Marist College’s recruiting splash on Long Island added some ripples earlier this week when the Red Foxes picked up a verbal from one of Long Island’s top attackmen. It came when Paul Dilena of Nassau County Class A champion Massapequa verballed to coach Keegan Wilkinson’s program, a commitment first reported when it was made by […]

Syosset (NY) attackman Mac O’Keefe latest LI 2016 standout to pick Penn State

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After being asked when he first started playing lacrosse, Mac O’Keefe didn’t respond with a grade in a school. Nope. It goes back further than that. “I was introduced to lacrosse probably when I learned to walk,” said the rising sophomore at Syosset High School (N.Y.). So it should come as no surprise that O’Keefe’s […]

Hewlett (NY) midfielder Anderson decides on Dominican

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There’s no doubt that there’s been an increased emphasize on size in college lacrosse the last few years. But there’s still room in the game for those that may not exactly measure up. Meet Jimmy Anderson. The midfielder at George W. Hewlett High School (NY) is 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds. “I am not the biggest […]

Wantagh (NY) playmaking attackman Cain commits to St. Joe’s

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For Kyle Cain, the road to Division I lacrosse started just after he finished second grade when he won a lacrosse stick in a raffle. Now, the rising senior at Wantagh High School (N.Y.) is preparing for Division I. The lefty attackman verbally committed to St. Joseph’s University last week, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi. […]

Wantagh’s Sommer is latest LI standout set on Marist lacrosse

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Marist College and head coach Keegan Wilkinson are making their mark on Long Island. After landing a commitment early last week from rising senior Billy Andrle of East Meadow High School, the Red Foxes picked up another big verbal from a Long Island defender this past season, as first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi. Wantagh High School […]

Garden City playoff hero Stasco set on St. Joseph’s

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It was an unforgettable moment in an unforgettable season. With two seconds remaining in regulation of the New York State Class B semifinals on June 5 at Marist College, Dale Stasco was on the receiving end of a perfect pass from teammate Cody George. Stasco then let it rip and his blast found the back […]

Massapequa’s Griff Konen latest LI lacrosse standout bound for Binghamton

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Binghamton University made a big splash on Long Island this week. As first reported at Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi, the Bearcats picked up a pair of commitments from rising junior standouts from Long Island – Sachem East midfielder Joe Licata and Massapequa attackman Griffin Konen. Both players performed well last week at the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting […]

Garden City middie Riedell finds the perfect fit in Washington & Lee

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Garden City has had a recurring theme during its run of back-to-back New York Class B state titles. Namely, strong senior classes. If that trend continues next season, Connor Riedell will undoubtedly be a big reason. Riedell is a two-way midfielder with good speed who excels in transition. Earlier this week, the athletic right verbally […]

Joey Froccaro will be third brother to play at Princeton

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There may be no name as synonymous with a college lacrosse program right now than the name Froccaro and Princeton lacrosse. For good reason. Jeff Frocarro wrapped up his college career this past spring as an All-Ivy League standout and four-year starter. Jake Frocarro ended his freshman year by earning Ivy League rookie of the […]

Syosset rising sophomore Aronson commits to Army

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The now prevalent trend of sophomores making verbal commitments all began at Syosset. It started when Ryan Feit became the first 10th-grader to make a Division I lacrosse verbal commitment when he declared his intentions to LaxLessons.com to attend Johns Hopkins in October, 2010. Now, less than three years later, another Syosset player has made […]

Long Island Showcase recap, rosters

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The Long Island Showcase marked its fifth year yesterday with a tripleheader at the new outdoor athletic complex at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. The event featured rising senior, rising junior and rising sophomore games, with Suffolk winning two of the three games. For more, check this overview from InsideLacrosse.com. ROSTERS Nassau Rising Seniors A […]

Syosset’s Rosen becomes latest member of her family to play at college level

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Emily Rosen is joining the club. It’s also happens to be a family-run one. The junior defender at Syosset High School (N.Y.) has verbally committed to George Washington University, making her the latest member of her family to play at the Division I level. Rosen’s father, Michael, got it all started when he played hockey […]

Massapequa’s DeMarco makes late change to Syracuse

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Joe DeMarco was happy with his college choice. But during a course of a standout senior season in which he helped Massapequa win the Nassau County Class A title, other options began to present themselves. One of them couldn’t be overlooked. Now, national finalist Syracuse University is the college destination of the faceoff specialist, who […]

Nassau County All-Americans

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Two players from two-time New York Class B state champion Garden City — Eddie Blatz and Justin Guterding — were among the 10 players from Nassau County named US Lacrosse All-Americans. Just two of the recipients — Craig Berge and Will Sands — are juniors. Below is the complete list, which was first reported earlier […]

Long Island boys, girls teams for Under Armour Underclass Tournaments

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Long Island teams that will compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland July3-5 have been selected. Boys Craig Berge, 2014, midfield, Massapequa Liam Blohm, 2014, longstick midfield, Syosset Sam Bonafede, 2014, midfield, Chaminade Brian Cannon, 2014, attack, Northport Nicholas Capuana, 2014, defense, Massapequa J.t. Caputo, 2014, […]

Here are your 2013 tristate boys/girls varsity championship teams

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NEW YORK Boys Class A: Ward Melville 16, West Genesee 4 Class B: Garden City 13, Jamesville-DeWitt 8 Class C:  Cazenovia 13, Bronxville 11 Girls Class A: Farmingdale 8, Baldwinsville 5 Class B: CBA 14, Brighton 7 Class C: Mount Sinai 15, Skaneateles 6 CONNECTICUT Boys Division L: Fairfield Prep 14, Staples 8 Division M: […]

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 […]

HS photo gallery: Images from boys, girls sectional finals

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Maxpreps photo by Ray Nelson Ward Melville’s Christian Mazzone, left, controls against Smithtown West’s Frank Brier in the Suffolk Class A championship game on May 30. Mazzone had two goals and two assists as the Patriots won their first Section 11 title since 2000. Click here for the complete photo gallery.  MaxPreps photos by Dave […]

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 […]

You make the call: Who will win Ward Melville-Massapequa LIC title game?

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Unbeaten Ward Melville is ranked No. 1 in the nation and fresh off winning its first Suffolk County crown in 13 years. Massapequa, meanwhile, won the Nassau County Class A title after losing in the finals the last three years. Now, the teams will square off for the Long Island Championship at 7 p.m. on […]

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 […]

Long Island boys/girls championship (state quarterfinal) game schedules

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BOYS Saturday, June 1 at Hofstra University in Hempstead. Winners play the Section 1/2/9 champion on Wednesday, June 5 in the state semifinals. Class B Miller Place (Suffolk) vs. Garden City (Nassau), 2 p.m. Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Suffolk) vs. Friends Academy (Nassau), 4:30 p.m. Class A Ward Melville (Suffolk) vs. Massapequa (Nassau), 7 p.m. […]

Nassau County boys/girls championship game results

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BOYS Winners play the Suffolk County champion on Saturday, June 1 for the Long Island Championship at Hofstra University. Class A Massapequa 16, Port Washington 3 Class B Garden City 10, Manhasset 4 Class C Friends Academy 9, Cold Spring Harbor 4 GIRLS Winners play the Suffolk County champion on Sunday, June 2 for the […]

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 […]