House of Sports Lacrosse provides ‘D-I experience’

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Now in its third year, House of Sports Club Lacrosse has become one of the region’s largest powerhouse programs.  It has been able to carve out a unique niche for itself by offering what Executive Director Ned Crotty describes as the D-I EXPERIENCE at its location in Ardsley, N.Y., in the heart of Westchester County. […]

Prime Time Lacrosse continues to mold the next generation of players

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Seven players from Prime Time 2016 and 2017 made the Maverik Showtime all-star games, including: Matt Lupinacci, John Jay (NY), Colgate;  JT Giles-Harris, St. Joseph Regional (NJ), Duke; Harrison Bardwell, Wilton (CT), Cornell; Michael Brown, Wilton (CT), Brown University; Cullen Morgan, Fox Lane (NY), Syracuse; Jack Stephenson, Brunswick (CT). (Not pictured: Bailey Savio, Greenwich, CT.) […]

High Impact Lacrosse continues to make big impact

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High Impact’s Drew Werney and Jordan Levine at the program’s practice facility, the turf field at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. If you want to know why High Impact Lacrosse has continued to grow as it starts its fifth year as a program, look no further than the coaches. Not only have High Impact’s coaches […]

Battle of the Hotbeds all-star game rosters for classes of 2015, ’16 and ’17

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One of the most attended, competitive and tradition-rich summer showcases, the Battle of the Hotbeds, will be holding its all-star games Tuesday, July 22 at the University of Delaware. Action gets under way at Delaware Stadium at 9 p.m. with the Class of 2016 game. The Class of 2015 game follows at 9:45 p.m., followed […]

Predators Lacrosse’s former D-I players helping new generation get college looks

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Members of the Predators Lacrosse coaching staff, all former Division I standouts, from left: Paul Santavicca (Marist), Gary Raniolo (Fairfield), Tom Interlicchio (Hofstra), Mike McCall (North Carolina), Kevin Interlicchio (Johns Hopkins), Ryan Penner (Marist), Pat Watson (Hofstra) and JJ Lian (UPenn). The goal of most travel programs is to improve players’ skills and get them […]

Lacrosse Insider: Blue Chip 225 senior all-star game review

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Blue Chip 225 marked its 17th year with the first of three weekly sessions June 30 through July 3 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. This week’s senior showcase was highlighted by the all-star game doubleheader played Wednesday night, July 2. The first game featured the varsity senior all-star game followed by the elite senior […]

Rundown of July travel showcase events

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Here’s a rundown of summer showcases for July from both in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region, and beyond the tristate. Vail Shootout June 29-July 7, Vail, CO Blue Chip 225 Seniors June 30-July 3, Bryant University, RI Top 205 Rising Juniors July 1-4, Towson University, MD Brine National […]

Team Suffolk sweeps Long Island Showcase

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Team Suffolk went 3-0 at the sixth annual Long Island Showcase, winning rising senior, junior and sophomore games Friday at Farmingdale State University. Check back for detailed separate reviews and player evaluations on all three games on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Check back for that as well as a a photo gallery LaxLessons.com. […]

Schedule for NYLA Boys HS Showcase at Farmingdale State

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The 11th annual New York Lacrosse Academy Boys High School Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at Farmingdale State on Long Island. Be sure to check Lacrosse Insider for team rosters. Now, here is the schedule: 2014 NYLA Schedule Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi directly […]

Travel, showcase events start this weekend

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State championships will be played in New York and the Tournament of Champions final will be played in New Jersey while Connecticut state playoff action continues. While postseason action is hot and heavy in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region, the travel season is starting as well, with showcase events on tap beginning this coming weekend. Now, […]

A video look at this summer’s Capital Challenge

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The Capital Challenge, a three-day showcase for boys players graduating in the classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be returning to the University at Albany July 18-20. “Capital Challenge’s inaugural year was last summer and we had over 250 players from across the United States and Canada attend,” United Director Steve Carcaterra said. “There […]

Best of the Best 2014 Tournament team, individual showcases will draw top talent to Long Island

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There are now so many showcase tournaments and events each summer, that it has become a challenge to try to figure out which events are the best. There are a lot of factors to consider, including the quality of the competition, which event will deliver the best recruiting exposure, and which event is truly worth the trip. Having surveyed the market well, one that clearly stands out is appropriately named the Best of the Best. The National 175 Best of the Best, […]

Brine National Lacrosse Classic announces regional tryouts, 2014 tournament dates

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From press release Celebrating its seventh year of bringing the nation’s top middle and high school lacrosse players together for a three-day event of competition and camaraderie, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic will be held on June 30 – July 3, 2014 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Boyds, Md., venue has housed this elite tournament […]

Premier Lacrosse summer 2014 tryouts Oct. 19; registration open now

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Premier Lacrosse will be holding its Summer 2014 tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Stringham Park in Lagrange, N.Y. Eligible male players must be currently in grades 4-11 for the 2013/2014 school year and have a valid US Lacrosse membership. All eligible players from Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam, Ulster, and Fairfield counties are welcomed and encouraged to attend […]

2014 Head, Heart, Hustle boys summer teams player evaluation info

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Head, Heart, Hustle Lacrosse is holding player evaluations for its 2014 boys summer teams Oct. 19-20 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. The evaluations will determine which HHH team best fits each player’s abilities to provide a valuable summer lacrosse experience. There will be a non-refundable $25 fee to try out. This does not ensure […]

Nat Invite 175 Summer Showcase application deadline nears; D-III Showcase will debut in January with strong college presence

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When the National Invitational Showcases launched with a summer event, LaxLessons.com called it “the rookie of the year,” among recruiting events. That was two years ago. Today, Nat 175 is known for carefully selecting players from all over the country that they think should be recruited to be on a college roster. They are also known for working very hard to assemble the best quality and […]

Tryouts set for Prime Time summer of 2014 teams

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Prime Time Lacrosse’s Elite Summer 2014 travel team tryouts will be held Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 for PT 2022 (fourth through eighth grades) and Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 for PT 2017-2015 (ninth through 11th grades) at John Jay Middle School in Cross River, N.Y. Founded in the fall of 2008, Prime Time has […]

Registration, tryouts set for Superstar’s summer of 2014 teams

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Registration for the Team Superstar 2014  summer travel team tryouts is now open at www.superstarlacrosse.com. Tryouts will take place on Sunday, Sept.  8 at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Conn. The elite program will field a team at each age group from current third-graders all the way through current high school juniors. Age brackets will […]

Here are your Battle of the Hotbeds all-star game rosters

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Tonight’s the night at the Battle of the Hotbeds. The tradition-rich annual event, which is always held as the travel tournament season is winding to a close, will be holding its all-star games tonight. Here’s the lineup: Class of 2015, 9 p.m. (Field 1); Class of 2016, 10 p.m. (Field 1); and Class of 2014, […]

Here are Champion All-American Showcase boys/girls rosters; Boys title game Friday on ESPNU

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Nearly 200 of the top boys and girls high school players in the country are competing in the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase Monday, July 22 through Saturday, July 27 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. For the girls’ event, July 21-23, US Lacrosse All-Americans were selected to participate from […]

Champ Camp scores and schedule

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The Champ Camp, now under way at Johns Hopkins University and other sites in the Baltimore region, is in Day 3 of an eventful week of action. Here’s a recap of scores and a look at the upcoming schedule. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Become a Lacrosse Insider […]

Inaugural Capital Challenge showcase debuts in Albany

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A new showcase event on the summer lacrosse recruiting circuit has debuted today, the Capital Challenge at the University at Albany. The three-day event will be highlighted by tomorrow’s all-star games: Class of 2014 (7:15 p.m.), 2015 (8:15 p.m.) and 2016 (9:15 p.m.). * Daily schedule * Team schedule * UAlbany campus map * Field […]

Battle of the Hotbeds schedules, rosters

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The following is information for the Battle of the Hotbeds Tournament being played Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24 at the University of Delaware and surrounding high schools in Newark, Del. * Schedules * Rosters * University of Delaware fields map * Glasgow High School, Newark High School, Christiana High School field maps Have […]

Champ Camp divisions, schedule

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Here are the divisions and schedules for this week’s Champ Camp, which started today and ends on Saturday, July 20 at Johns Hopkins University and other venues in Baltimore. * July summer travel showcase schedule Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Become a Lacrosse Insider You can get exclusive […]

Defending champs Long Island Express among teams announced for US Lacrosse U-15 National

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US Lacrosse today announced the 56 youth teams that will compete in the fifth annual US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, July 23-25 (girls) and July 26-28 (boys) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Defending national champions Sky Walkers (Md.) and Long Island Express (N.Y.) […]

Maverik Showtime all-star game recaps

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Here are recaps of Wednesday’s nights all-star games at the sixth annual Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Class of 2015 Team Maverik (Blue) 14, Team Cascade (White) 12 MVP: Daniel DeSanti, LSM/D, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) Leading goal scorers: Team Maverik – Riley O’Sullivan (Don Bosco Prep, N.J.) […]

Maverik Showtime all-star games set for tonight at WestConn

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An all-star game doubleheader highlights today’s third day of action at the sixth annual Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. The 2016 all-star game (White vs. Red) is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 2015 all-star game (White vs. Blue) 7:45 p.m. * Directions to WestConn athletic complex […]

Plenty of talent on display at Maverik Showtime

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If you’ve watched the first two days of action at the sixth annual Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., and were asked to name one player who has stood out the most, chances are you would be stomped. It’s not that there haven’t been some stellar performances. There […]

Recap: 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic

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  From press release Baltimore, MD, July 5, 2013– The East region rose to the top at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic with Long Island and New Jersey reaching the Championship rounds for both high school boys and girls. Long Island captured the 2013 Brine National Championship for high school girls while New Jersey […]

MVP Camp all-star rosters for classes ’14, ’15 and ’16

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The following are all-star rosters for the MVP Camp 2 held June 28-30 at the University of Delaware. * 2014 all-stars * 2015 all-stars * 2016 all-stars For a rundown of July summer travel events, click here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * […]

Gait Cup all-star rosters

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Here are rosters for the all-star games at the Gait Cup Session 1, held this past weekend at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. For a rundown of July travel events, click here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * Download for free the new […]

Weekend summer travel event schedule

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Gait Cup National Tournament Session 1 June 27-30, Gettysburg College (Pa.) MVP June 28-30, University of Delaware (Del.) Crabfeast June 29-30, Boys’ Latin, Loyola University, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School (Md.) Top 205 Rising Juniors June 30-July 3, Towson University (Md.) Top 205 Rising Juniors June 30-July 3, Towson University (Md.) Vail Shootout […]

Summer travel schedule for rest of this week

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Elite 180 Recruiting Camp June 24-26, Keene State (N.H.) Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip (Sophomores), MD June 25–27, UMBC (Md.) Top 205 Rising Seniors June 26-29, Towson University (Md.) Gait Cup National Tournament Session 1 June 27-30, Gettysburg College (Pa.) MVP June 28-30, University of Delaware (Del.) Crabfeast June 29-30, Boys’ Latin, Loyola University, Gilman […]

Westchester Warriors Tournament schedule

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Twenty two teams will be converging on John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Northern Westchester, N.Y., Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 for Weschester Warriors Tournament. Here’s the schedule: SATURDAY JUNE 29 U-15 TOURNAMENT – ALL GAMES ON GRASS 8:00-8:45 WW-15 VS CT. CHARGERS 2017 BLUE 8:50-9:35 HV SPARTANS VS CT. CHARGERS 2017 […]

July summer travel showcase rundown

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Top 205 Rising Juniors June 30-July 3, Towson University (Md.) Vail Shootout June 30-July 3, Vail (Colo.) Brine National Lacrosse Classic July 1-3, Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds (Md.) Blue Chip 225 Seniors July 1-4, Bryant University (R.I.) New England Top 150 July 5-13, Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth (R.I.) Crabfest July 6-7, Baltimore Maverik Showtime National Recruiting […]

Summer travel schedule through end of June

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Maverik Big Time Shootout June 22-23, Harbor Links Fields in Port Washington and Mitchell Athletic Complex (N.Y.) Baltimore Summer Kickoff Session 2 June 21-23, St. Paul’s School (Md.) Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Seniors June 21–23, UMBC (Md.) Top 205 Rising Sophomores June 22-25, Towson University (Md.) Warrior Southern Sizzle June 22-23, Charlotte (N.C.) Jake […]

Send us your summer travel team photos

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The summer travel season is off and running. Send your photos — either individual pics or team photos – to us at info@laxlessons.com — the same email address you can email us with recruiting commitment news, and we will publish them here. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * Download for free the new […]

Travel season off and running; tourney schedule for this month

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And we’re off. Just days after the high school season ended in the tristate region with championship games June 8, the summer travel season got rockin’ and rollin’. A total of 16 teams that competed on June 12 in the Jersey Strong Showcase at Madison High School in New Jersey. For a rundown of the […]

Summer travel event schedule for June

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And we’re off. Just days after the high school season ended in the tristate region with championship games June 8, the summer travel season got rockin’ and rollin’. A total of 16 teams that competed on June 12 in the Jersey Strong Showcase at Madison High School in New Jersey. For a rundown of the […]

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 […]

Send us your summer photos

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The summer travel season is in full swing, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Above, Team Superstar 2013 Blue after winning the High School Elite Division at the Lehigh Laxfest. Below, Kyle Borbi of Shawnee, N.J., rips an opposite-hand shot at the King of the Hill Tournament in Westminster, Md. Shawnee, a rising junior, […]

Fall travel team tryout schedules set

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As we told you in this space earlier this month, college programs will soon be starting their fall ball events. Now, it’s time for travel teams throughout the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, to get things going for the fall. That all starts with fall and spring tryouts, many […]

New summer showcase tournament to launch

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Say the names Jake Reed and Maverik Showtime and lacrosse coaches and players alike quickly recognize them as two of the premier summer recruiting showcase events. Will the National Invitational 175 soon be added to that list? Time will tell, but one thing is certain. A new event will debut on the calendar that includes […]

Ward Melville beats West Islip to take Hot Beds title

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Ward Melville won the Battle of the Hot Beds championship for the second time in the last three years, defeating West Islip 8-3 in yesterday’s title game played at the University of Delaware. Ward Melville defeated the Florida Hammerheads 8-3 in the semifinals. West Islip advanced to the title game by pulling out a 5-4 […]

Hot Beds schedule, list of teams

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The Battle of the Hot Beds, one of the major events on the summer travel schedule, is scheduled for Sunday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 27 at the University of Delaware. For a look at the schedule, click here. Here’s a rundown of the teams that will be competing: 1763 Lacrosse Club 3D Select 2012 […]

Champ Camp seedings, brackets

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Seedings and brackets have been finalized for this week’s Champ Camp, which will be played Thursday through Sunday in Baltimore. You can check out the bracket by clicking here. For a look at one of the more talented teams competing, Got Skillz, click here. Top Seeds Dukes 1 (Group A) Tri-State Black (B) FuZe Blue […]

Blue and Gold Classic at Hofstra will draw quite a crowd

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There will be no shortage of top-notch summer travel teams from the tristate area competing this week at the Blue and Gold Classic set for Saturday and Sunday at Hofstra University in Hempstead. For a look at teams participating — and the schedule for the weekend — click here. For a campus map, click here. […]

Teams flock to Yale for two-day tournament

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Yale University in New Haven, Conn., is the place to be this weekend when it comes to travel team lax. It’s the host site of the third annual Bulldog Bash Tournament. For a rundown of teams participating on Saturday, click here. For a list of teams playing on Sunday, click here. Each team is guaranteed […]

Plenty of players from the tristate region set to play in Under Armour Underclass Tournament

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A total of 15 players from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, have been selected to play for the North team at the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPNU, is set for Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at Towson […]

Busy weekend for recruiting events

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Summer officially started on Tuesday. The summer travel season began a few days before that. Now, it’s kicking into high gear. We shared with you the rosters for Team Suffolk and Team Nassau earlier this week. On Thursday, they played their first game in the Long Island Showcase at Dowling College. Suffolk won both the […]

Top 205 is off and running

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The Top 205 Camp is under way at Towson University in Maryland for rising seniors and rising juniors. The rising sophomore camp is set for Goucher College in Baltimore July 2-5. For more info, including schedules, click here. In case you missed MSG Varsity’s hour-long season tristate review special that premiered Tuesday night, you can […]

Summer travel season is off and running

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This past weekend marked a transition as we moved from the end of the high school season to the start of the summer travel season. That’s among the topics we discuss in our latest Sunday column for InsideLacrosse.com. You can check it out by clicking here. Meantime, we will mark the end of the high […]

First major summer travel events set for this weekend

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With the state championships ending the high school season a week ago today in New York and Connecticut and the Tournament of Champions title game wrapping up the season in New Jersey, today marks the first weekend of the summer travel season. And Cantiague Park in Hicksville and Lehigh University are the places to be. […]