Lacrosse Insider: Complete Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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Tristate Top 100 (Players 1-50) First group of 10 Zach Ambrosino, sr., Taft School (CT), D/LSM (Committed to Virginia): The technically sound righty has strong stick skills to go along with good size at 6-foot-1, 190 and outstanding footwork. The Massachusetts native has the kind of tenacity and confidence that, combined with his talent level, can […]

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

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Coming Sunday: LaxLessons’ Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional, Lax Recruiting Source. Get caught up on the latest news 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 objective information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax […]

UMBC gets a big Midwest commit from 2016 midfielder Kamal Baker

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Get caught up on the latest news 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 hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, the author of the latest […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate HS players, coaches of the week (Week 10)

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Players of the Week New York Hudson Valley Warwick Valley’s Nick Daigle had four goals and an assist in an 11-9 win over Minisink Valley in the Section 9 Class A title game at Middletown High School. Westchester Bronxville’s Matt Behrens and Will Duncan each scored three goals in a 9-7 win over Pleasantville in the […]

High School Scoreboard Central, Wednesday, 4/30

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* High School Gameday, Wednesday, 4/30 NY Half Hollow Hills West 11, Patchogue-Medford 6 Kennedy Catholic 16, St. Raymond’s 1 Trinity 14, Riverdale Country Day 5 Trinity-Pawling 15, Millbrook School 5 Dobbs Ferry at Ardsley, ppd., weather Clarkstown North at Albertus Magnus, ppd., weather Scarsdale at Fox Lane, ppd., weather Cold Spring Harbor at Friends, […]

Additions to Pro Player roster announced by Maverik

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From press release Maverik Lacrosse is proud to announce the addition of several new athletes to its roster of professional players. These athletes will be wearing Maverik equipment in Major League Lacrosse competition this summer, after it was announced earlier this week that Maverik has become an official equipment supplier of the league. “We are […]

High School Scoreboard Central, Friday, 3/28: Smithtown East (NY) beats West Islip (NY) for third straight time

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We now transition from our High School Gameday Center for Friday, March 28 to our score rundown. Here are boys varsity finals from games played today. NY: Baldwin 11, Plainedge 7 Brentwood 8, Deer Park 7 Cazenovia 16, Christian Brothers 8 Friends 12, Hewlett 7 Hauppauge 13, Commack 7 Huntington 9, Shoreham-Wading River 8 Iona […]

Goal Guardian National Championship will provide ultimate test for goalies

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From press release NEW YORK — Who is the best high school lacrosse goalie in the country?  The Goal Guardian National Championship will settle it once and for all on July 29-31st at the Spooky Nook Sports facility in Manheim, Pa., (the largest indoor facility in North American located outside of Philadelphia, Pa.). Goalies will be tested […]

Oh no – more snow headed to tristate region

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Syosset at Manhasset, Arlington at Lakeland/Panas, Oceanside at Long Beach, Comsewogue at Mount Sinai, Shoreham-Wading River at Bayport-Blue Point. Those are some of the games scheduled for Tuesday. But those games may not wind up being played as scheduled. The first full week of spring in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New […]

More NY, NJ teams start practice, tryouts; LI, CHSAA set for scrimmages

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Last week, Long Island and CHSAA got things started with official practices and tryouts. Most of those teams have completed final cuts. This week, the Hudson Valley and most of the rest of New York, as well as New Jersey, gets things rocking and rolling with the start of the official practices. Since Long Island […]

Today on TV: Last two national champs meet as Duke visits Loyola

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* Scoreboard Central: Finals, box scores from Saturday’s action The last two NCAA Division I men’s champions will meet when Loyola hosts Duke today at 6 p.m. at Loyola’s Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore. You can watch the game on the CBS Sports Network. Dave Ryan will handle the play-by-play. Evan Washburn is the analyst. […]

Coming this week: Preseason Tristate Top 25 team rankings

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When it comes to lacrosse, there’s nowhere close to the tristate region. As we’ve noted many times, if you took Long Island by itself, you would have the nation’s premier lacrosse hotspot. Go a bit west and add New York City and New Jersey, a bit north and add the Hudson Valley and a bit […]

No. 1-ranked Syracuse beats Towson 13-12 in scrimmage

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Press release TOWSON, Md. – Top-ranked Syracuse improved to 3-0 this preseason with a 13-12 scrimmage victory against Towson in a game that featured five 15-minute quarters Saturday, Feb. 1 at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Orange trailed for most of the game, but scored five of the last six goals to win by one. Attackmen […]

Coming Sunday: Tristate Top 100 player rankings

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It’s the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse. As a result, there is no shortage of talented players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Sunday, we will be naming names as we take a look at the 100 best varsity boys lacrosse players heading into the upcoming season. There are no gimmicks. No politics. […]

Staples (CT) 2015 defender Jackson: ‘Loyola totally took the cake’

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Lucas Jackson is not only efficient when it comes to getting groundballs, but handling the ball once he gets it. “I can run an offense off a clear or break, and I can play solid defense when behind the cage at X, regardless of the size of my opponent,” he said. It’s those attributes, along […]

Happy Holidays

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Amid all the gift giving and gatherings, the holiday season also provides us with an opportunity to reflect as we look back as well as look forward. As we get set for the start of a new year, we want to take a moment to wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy holiday. […]

Sticks for Soldiers will mark eighth year on Saturday

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Teams from throughout the region will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. That’s when the eighth annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s Taft Field in Fairfield, Conn. There are boys varsity, boys JV and girls varsity divisions. […]

Special thanks to you on this special day

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On this Thanksgiving day, we want to take a moment to thank you for visiting each day and for keeping in touch with us not only here, but on our other platforms, including Facebook.com/LaxLessons and Twitter.com/LaxLessons. This summer, we also added a new platform: Lacrosse Insider. Since its launch on July 6, we’ve provided a […]

Here’s where Class of 2013 tristate standouts are now playing in college

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We’re two weeks away from Fall Signing Week for the Class of 2014. We’ll have plenty more on that (ya think?) coming up, of course. But we thought this would be a good time to run down where Class of 2013 standouts from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate […]

Concussions shouldn’t be taken lightly in lacrosse

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A blow to the head in lacrosse was once seen as a minor setback. Players who carried on in games were regarded as “tough.” However, a lot has changed during the last decade and concussions are now taken seriously by both coaches and players alike. Concussion injuries in games such as lacrosse account for the […]

Coming tomorrow: A look at the tristate’s top football/lacrosse standouts

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The New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region is the undisputed nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse. But football is pretty big around these parts, too. Interestingly enough, many of the top football plays in the tristate are also lacrosse standouts. Who are the best of the best? Joe Lombardi answers that very question with an interesting […]

MaxPreps.com launches new local sites for 40 metro areas

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MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, announced on Thursday that it is launching sites dedicated to providing hyper-local coverage of 40 metro areas across the country. MaxPreps.com’s deep national data and content will now be available to high school sports fans on the city level across digital platforms. “With our […]

Registration under way for Box-Out Tournament at Yale in October

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Men’s and women’s players from the region will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills for November tournaments at a fall Box-Out Tournament at Yale University on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event is open to all ages and both genders. The cost is $600 per team, with each team playing four games.  Registrations is under […]

Read about the region you’re most interested in at HS Zone

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Love high school lacrosse? Now you can read all about the region you’re most interested in on the LaxLessons.com homepage. Go to the “HS Zone” tab and scroll down to your favorite region: Hudson Valley NY Long Island NY Upstate NY NYC Connecticut New Jersey New England Beyond the Northeast In addition to using the […]

Major change in substitution procedures among new HS boys rules set for 2014

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The National Federation of State High School Associations has approved 19 rules changes for the boys game effective in 2014, including a major change in substitution procedures. For a complete overview and itemized breakdown of each rule change, check this press release from the NFHS website. Email us at info@laxlessons.com or joe@laxlessons.com or send a […]

California sophomore star will return to his Maryland roots

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Our new “Beyond the Northeast” recruiting section debuts today. We start with a rising sophomore from California who just verbally committed to the University of Maryland. But Preston Faecher, a standout attackman at Redondo Union High School (Calif.) in Redondo, Calif., is not exactly unfamiliar with the Eastern seaboard. His father, after all, is a […]

Ridgefield, Yorktown, Bronxville, Brewster, Southern Regional standouts make college choices today

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Standout players from Connecticut power Ridgefield and Section 1 (N.Y.) champions Yorktown and Bronxville as well as Brewster gave verbal commitments today along with one of the leading scorers in New Jersey, out of Group 4 finalist Southern Regional. Check back here in the days to come for each player’s thoughts on his college choice. […]

Here’s how you can be a Lacrosse Insider

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LaxLessons.com has introduced special “Lacrosse Insider” coverage. “Lacrosse Insider” subscribers receive exclusive content, including breaking news, in-depth and real-time recruiting updates as well as game analysis, camp analysis and player analysis. Be sure to check out this expanded coverage section by clicking here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links […]

Ask Joe

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You have a direct connection to one of the leading lacrosse experts in the nation, Joe Lombardi, author of the LaxLessons.com “Lax with Joe” blog. You can post your comments for Joe on this thread or email him at joe@laxlessons.com. Joe is one of the most established, respected and versatile multimedia producers in the New […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: Traditional powers Ward Melville, Garden City, Fairfield Prep, Wilton rise to occasion

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Between them, they’ve accounted for more than 40 state titles. There’s a lot of pressure that comes with that track record of success. And Ward Melville, Garden City, Fairfield Prep and Wilton all rose to the occasion with state championships this past weekend. That’s the main topic in Joe Lombardi’s weekly look at tristate lacrosse […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: Playoffs provide teams with second chances

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Garden City fell to Manhasset in the 123rd Woodstick Classic on April 27. Staples lost twice this spring to Greenwich. Same for Wilton against Darien. But Garden City, Staples and Wilton were all able to turn things around and win rematches against those teams in the playoffs. That’s the main topic in Joe Lombardi’s weekly […]

Sunday, 6/2: LIC girls finals tripleheader; Mayor’s Cup features best of NYC

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Long Island crowned its boys champions yesterday as Ward Melville (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) have all moved on to Wednesday’s downstate New York semifinals at Marist College. Today, it’s the girls’ turn, in a tripleheader at Adelphi University in Garden City. Here’s the lineup: Bay Shore (Suffolk) vs. […]

Capital Challenge registration wrapping up now; check video on the new showcase event

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Registration for the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp for boys in the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 which will be held at the University of Albany July 19 through July 21, is wrapping up now. The Capital Challenge, which is presented by United Lacrosse, is a unique three-day showcase event. Players will be coached […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: ‘Survive and advance’ has special meaning for seniors

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“Survive and advance” has special meaning for seniors. Each playoff game could be the last one of their varsity careers. Joe Lombardi looks at that and reviews and previews playoff action from throughout the tristate in the latest “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. Among the featured topics: Seton Hall Prep’s upset of previously unbeaten […]

Chaminade-St. Anthony’s telecast starts busy stretch of MSG Varsity championship telecasts

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MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s 24/7 Emmy Award-winning high school network, will capture some of the best lacrosse playoff action in the tristate area beginning today with the much-anticipated Long Island CHSAA Class AAA final between Chaminade High School and St. Anthony’s High School at 9:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum). The schedule features 17 […]

No Limit Camps in Westchester, LI will have Maverik giveaways

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Participants looking forward to the No Limit Lacrosse Camps in Bedford, N.Y., and Old Brookville, N.Y. , in June and July have extra reason to be excited. Each day, there will be giveaways including new Maverik Spider Heads, Maverik A1 and H2 Shafts and Maverik Rome Gloves. This year’s camps, which are sold out for the 11th straight year, run from June […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: Nassau Class B will be a battle; Father vs. son Connecticut playoff clash

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The Nassau County Class B semifinals, set for this Tuesdsay and Wednesday at Hofstra, feature quite a foursome: defending New York state champion Garden City; Manhasset, which beat GC this season in the Woodstick Classic; Long Beach, which features arguably the most dominant offensive player on Long Island; and Cinderella North Shore, which played in […]

Chaminade, Delbarton showdown live on MSG Varsity on Saturday

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MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s 24/7 Emmy Award winning high school network, will capture LIVE action of two of the top boys lacrosse teams in the tri-state area. No. 2-ranked Delbarton High School and No. 3-ranked Chaminade High School face off on Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. on MSG Varsity  Channel 14 (Optimum). “What a great […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: West is best in battle of Smithtown

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Smithtown West’s big win over intertown rival Smithtown East last week meant a lot more than bragging rights. There were huge playoff seeding implications at stake as well. Joe Lombardi looks at that and more in his latest “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. Among other teams included: Garden City, Shoreham-Wading River, St. A’s, Chaminade, […]

NY/NJ/CT state tournament schedules

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NEW YORK Boys brackets Girls brackets NEW JERSEY Boys Group Tournament First Round – May 18 Second Round – May 21 Third Round – May 23 Group Semifinals – May 25 Group Finals – May 29 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinals – June 1 Semifinals – June 5 Finals – June 8 Girls First Round (I […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: Yorktown makes a statement

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Some signature wins have catapulted Yorktown back into the national spotlight. Joe Lombardi looks at that and more in his latest “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. Among other teams included: Chaminade, St. Anthony’s, Garden City, Long Beach, Northport, Smithtown West, Smithtown East, Ward Melville, Shoreham-Wading River, John Jay, Fordham Prep and Iona Prep from […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: The ‘D’ in Delbarton is for defense

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What tristate team has the most dominant defense? The answer could very well be Delbarton. Joe Lombardi explores just that in his latest “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. Among other teams included: Yorktown, Chaminade, Manhasset, Garden City, Chaminade, Half Hollow Hills East, Half Hollow Hills West, Long Beach, West Islip, Bronxville and Somers from […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: It’s all about making adjustments

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A pair of state championship coaches caught in the stands at a big game in Suffolk County last week (at left) are among the items in Joe Lombardi’s “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. The coaches are (from left) Shoreham-Wading River’s Tom Rotanz and Garden City’s Steve Finnell. The main focus of this week’s column […]

Lombardi on Lacrosse: Traversing the tristate

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The dynamic of the St. Anthony’s-Chaminade rivalry leads off Joe Lombardi’s inaugural “Lombardi on Lacrosse” column for MSGVarsity.com. Among other teams included: Smithtown East, Smithtown West, West Islip, Friends, Shoreham-Wading River, Ward Melville and Northport from Long Island, Yorktown, John Jay and Bronxville from Section 1; Greenwich, Ridgefield, Darien, New Canaan from Connecticut and Summit […]

Capital Challenge Showcase to debut in Albany July 19-21

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A new summer recruiting showcase, the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp for Boys, which will be held at the University of Albany July 19 through July 21. The Capital Challenge, which is presented by United Lacrosse, is a unique three-day showcase event. Players will be coached by NCAA coaches and United Lacrosse directors. The Capital Challenge […]

Latest college, high school rankings

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* Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national high school boys power rankings  * Nike/US Lacrosse national high school boys rankings  * Nike/US Lacrosse national high school girls rankings * Latest collegiate men’s national rankings * Latest collegiate women’s national rankings Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner Links to 2013 […]

Syracuse-area standout Haynes commits to St. John’s

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One of the factors that influenced Corey Haynes’ decision to verbally commit to St. John’s University had nothing to do with lacrosse, or even the university itself. You see, the Red Storm play many of their home basketball games at Madison Square Garden, which is also the home base of a certain NHL team. The […]

St. Augustine Prep (NJ) FOGO Fox finds the right fit in Fairfield

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Chalk up another one for St. Augustine’s Prep. We reported yesterday that the New Jersey power, which has averaged 17 wins per season the last five years, saw sophomore midfielder James Kitchen verballed to Hofstra. Another Hermits’ player has also decided his Division I future. He’s Will Fox. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound junior faceoff midfielder has […]

Varsity season outlooks, recruiting news among top tristate stories

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Manhasset and Mountain Lakes are not only two of the top varsity boys lacrosse programs in the tristate region but in the nation. How do the tradition-rich Indians and Lakers look in 2013? That’s among the topics in Joe Lombardi’s latest column for InsideLacrosse.com, along with some big recruiting commitments. Have a recruiting commitment to […]

Lacrosse world converges on Philadelphia for annual convention

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There’s no question where the lax hot spot is this weekend. Philadelphia. The city of Brotherly Love is serving as host for the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention. The convention began on Friday, Jan. 11 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 13. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner […]

A video look at Sticks for Soldiers Lacrosse Classic

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High school lacrosse teams from throughout the region once again joined together for the Sticks for Soldiers Classic. The seventh annual charity event, comprised of boys varsity, boys JV and girls varsity divisions, was held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s Taft Field in Fairfield, Conn., on Nov. 24, 2012. Proceeds of the event are donated to […]

NJ standout Young latest sophomore to verbally commit

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Chase Young plays fast. Speed is one of the main attributes for the midfielder from New Jersey powerhouse St. Augustine Prep’s. So it should come as no surprise that he made his college choice quickly. Young, the latest tristate sophomore to verbally commit, has decided on the University of Delaware. Young will be joined at […]

Season’s Greetings from LaxLessons.com

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Amid all the gift giving, parties and cheer, the holiday season also provides us with an opportunity to reflect as we look back as well as look forward. As we get set for the start of a new year, we want to take a moment to wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy […]

Memorial services set for John Jay legend John Cunniffe

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John Cunniffe made an impact in many ways – lacrosse-wise and otherwise. The first All-American in John Jay High School history, Cunniffe went on to play at West Point. A Gulf War veteran, he gave back to the Katonah/Lewisboro community as a coach and board member of John Jay Youth Lacrosse. Cunniffe died peacefully on […]

Sticks for Soldiers lacrosse event marks seventh year

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Teams from throughout the region will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. That’s when the seventh annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s Taft Field in Fairfield, Conn. There are boys varsity , boys JV and girls varsity […]

Fall Signing Week front and center among week’s tristate news

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It should come as no surprise that Fall Signing Week is front and center among the topics Joe Lombardi discusses in his weekly “High School Notebook” column on tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. * 2012 Fall Signing Week story/photo archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated […]

Darien’s Gesualdi is headed to Hobart to play lacrosse, football

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Peter Gesualdi’s recruiting story is different. The scores of seniors whose verbal commitments first became official with the start of Fall National Signing Week yesterday are focused on playing one sport — lacrosse — at the next level. But Gesualdi has taken the famous quote from baseball legend Ernie Banks to heart. Namely, “Let’s play […]

Looking back and ahead as Fall Signing Week is set to start

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Sophomores making verbal commitments has become commonplace in Division I recruiting. It’s a relatively recent phenomenon. One that started in October, 2010 when Syosset (N.Y.) goaltender  Ryan Feit announced his intentions to continue his lacrosse career at Johns Hopkins. With National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Period set for Nov. 14-21, Feit, now a senior, […]

Queens FOGO wins LaxLessons/Epoch Dragonfly Shaft contest

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Congrats to Matt Moe, 17, from Bayside, Queens, a midfielder/FOGO for Stuyvesant HS in NYC, for winning the LaxLessons.com/Epoch Dragonfly C30 Shaft contest that ended yesterday. Breast Cancer Awareness Month ended Oct. 31, but LaxLessons and Epoch are continuing their mutual commitment to educate individuals and raise awareness about breast cancer. Anyone who “Liked” LaxLessons […]

News and notes: A look at some of the week’s headlines

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The brand-new Division I program at the University of Richmond has a new coach. He’s Dan Chemotti (picture above). Here’s more on the Loyola assistant’s appointment by the Spiders. That is among the headlines from this past week you may have missed: * Hofstra, Delaware to host 2014 NCAA quarterfinal games * Defending champion Loyola […]

‘Like’ LaxLessons on Facebook for a chance to win an Epoch Dragonfly shaft

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month has just ended, but LaxLessons and Epoch are continuing their mutual commitment to educate individuals and raise awareness about breast cancer. “Like” LaxLessons on Facebook at Facebook.com/LaxLessons, and you will have a chance to win a specially designed Epoch Dragonfly Breast Cancer Awareness C30 shaft (shown above). The contest started today […]

Recapping a busy week in tristate lacrosse

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The return of the Empire State Games after a two-year hiatus is front and center among the top stories in the tristate region this past week. But there were plenty of other big ones – recruiting-wise and otherwise, including one of  Darien’s leading players making his college choice, Virginia landing a commitment from a tristate […]

Roster set for Syracuse Orange Alumni Classic

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Former Syracuse All-Americans Kenny Nims and Chris Daniello and have put together a star-studded team of Orange lacrosse alums for the upcoming Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome. Their team of all-stars will take the field against the 2012-13 Orange in a scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The 29-man alumni roster includes […]

Michigan’s recruiting efforts among top stories from last week in tristate lacrosse

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There’s been no shortage of news involving the newest Division I men’s lacrosse programs the last few weeks. Michigan is no exception. The Wolverines have broken recruiting ground in New Jersey, landing a commitment from one of the top juniors in the Garden City. That’s one of the topics in Joe Lombardi’s weekly column on […]

Newly launched D-I programs gaining recruiting traction in tristate

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If you’ve been checking here regularly since spring ended and right on through as summer has turned to fall, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a trend. Namely, newly launched college programs like Marquette, Michigan, Furman, Monmouth and Boston University making their mark on the recruiting scene. Richmond’s decision on Friday to upgrade to D-I status will undoubtedly […]

Manhasset twins staying together in college, another Ohio State sophomore commit top this week’s tristate lacrosse news

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Twin brothers Liam and Bobby Young, seniors at Manhasset High School, will remain teammates in college. Ohio State, meanwhile, picked up a verbal commitment from a tristate high school sophomore for the second straight week. Those are among the topics in Joe’s weekly tristate High School Notebook at InsideLacrosse.com. Have a recruiting commitment to report? […]

About-face on faceoffs: Rules Committee approves motorcycle grip

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The Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has reversed an earlier recommendation made just over a month ago to eliminate the motorcyle grip on faceoffs. In an announcement today, the committee announced that after considering the feedback it received since that Aug. 3 decision, it will no longer ban the grip. Several other rules changes, including the […]

First Class of 2015 commitments for Chaminade, Ohio State

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First things first. Chaminade High School (N.Y.) and Ohio State University each saw their first Class of 2015 commitments this past week. The first Chaminade sophomore verbal commitment was made by midfielder Thomas O’Connell. Ohio State received its first commitment from a sophomore when Michael Laviano of Holy Trinity verballed to the Buckeyes. Both verbals […]

Chelsea Piers Connecticut tryout info for travel programs

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Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) in Stamford has announced 2012-2013 tryout information for their elite travel lacrosse program, CP-LAX led by former All American and current CPCT Lacrosse Director, Scott Bulkley. Boys team tryouts will take place Sept. 16 and Sept. 21 while the girls tryouts will be on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. All tryouts […]

Nat Invite 175 Summer 2013 Showcase now accepting applications

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When it comes to lacrosse recruiting showcases, the National Invitational 175 may have been the Rookie of the Year in 2012. The National Invitational 175 launched this  summer with a successful debut at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. So much so, in fact, that the Nat Invite Fall Showcase has launched. Needless to say, the […]

Youngest Powell brother starts collegiate career at Cortland State

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In a sport marked by strong family connections, there may never be another quite like it. Brothers Casey, Ryan and Mikey Powell all have made enormous impacts on lacrosse both as players and as ambassadors of the game. All three starred at Syracuse University, where they each were four-time All-Americans. Now, the final Powell brother […]

Applications being accepted for inaugural Nat Invite Fall Select 175

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There will be a new event on the fall recruiting landscape. The National Invitational 175, which launched this  summer with a successful debut at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., has now added a fall showcase event, called the National Invitational Fall Select 175, which is now accepting applications. The one-day event for members of the […]

Region will be well-represented Warrior 40 tourney

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The Warrior 40 is coming soon, and the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse will be well-represented. The three-day event will be Aug. 13-15 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Seven players from the tristate region will be competing in the event, which features current high school players. Here’s the breakdown. There will […]

Rye rising junior Santangelo picks Penn

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Every team needs a midfielder who can break down a defense with a variety of one-on-one moves. In Chris Santangelo, Rye High School (N.Y.) has just that. Soon, so too will the University of Pennsylvania. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Santangelo verbally committed to the Quakers, as first reported at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi. Santangelo’s commitment came after strong showings […]

It’s ‘Lake Placid Week’ in the lacrosse world

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More than 180 teams, from Under-15 all the way up to the Masters division, have converged on scenic Lake Placid, N.Y., for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: The Lake Placid Summit. For tournament scores and schedules, click here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links […]

Froccaro, Alleyne come up big in All-American Showcase

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Princeton-bound Jake Froccaro had a huge game scoring wise and on faceoffs, leading Team Freedom to an 11-9 win over Team Spirit in the Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, yesterday. Froccaro, the former Port Washington star, scored five goals and won 10-of-13 faceoffs. Rutgers-bound Kris […]

Hudson Valley, New York City to meet Sunday for ESC gold medal

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The Hudson Valley team that will be facing NYC tomorrow in the gold-medal game of the inaugural Empire State Cup. It will be Hudson Valley vs. New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 for the gold medal of the inaugural Empire State Cup. Hudson Valley advanced to the game by beating Long […]

Unbeaten Hudson Valley is top seed as Empire State Cup playoffs start

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Photo by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography The playoffs of the inaugural Empire State Cup at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse, New York start on Saturday, July 28. Top-seeded Hudson Valley is a 5-0 in round-robin play, edging New York City in a tightly-contested battle of undefeateds, before defeating Western in an overtime thriller. Despite […]

Empire State Cup: Day 1 photo gallery featuring all six regions

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Photos by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography It’s Day 2 of the inaugural Empire State Cup. For a look at yesterday’s scores, and the schedule for today through Saturday, click here. Now, here’s a look back in photos at a busy day of action yesterday in Syracuse.  

Sound Shore League finals schedule

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The Sound Shore League men’s league will wrap up its 33nd season of play starting tonight. The league is made up of teams from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield counties, as well as high school,  youth and masters leagues. Two-time champion Prime Time takes on Ernie’s Lacrosse of Darien in the Division 1 title game […]

Bronxville faceoff star Walsh bypasses PG year to go straight to Maryland

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As a faceoff specialist, Andrew Walsh knows all about making quick adjustments. By committing to the University of Maryland this week, he’s making his biggest one yet. Walsh, who helped Bronxville advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year, was planning on spending a post-grad year in prep school. But those plans have […]

Top training tips for a travel league lacrosse team

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The world of lacrosse is incredibly competitive. When you want to play for a travel league lacrosse team, be prepared to face stiff competition. You will be up against players who have dreams about playing in college and the major leagues. You will have to be seriously dedicated to your preparation for the travel league […]

U.S. wins rematch vs. Canada to take seventh straight U-19 World Lacrosse Games gold medal

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The United States Under-19 team is still undefeated in World Games championships. The U.S. held on for a 10-8 win over Canada today in the gold-medal game of the U-19 World Games in Turku, Finland, this past Saturday, July 21. After the first quarter ended in a 2-2 tie, the U.S. went ahead 6-2 at the […]

They’ll meet again: It will be U.S. vs. Canada for World U-19 gold

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It was a classic confrontation played before an overflow crowd as Canada outlasted the United States 11-9 in overtime in the round-robin portion of the U-19 World Games in Turku, Finland, this past Saturday, July 14. And now, they’ll meet again. The United States pulled away for a 12-7 win today against the Iroquois Nationals […]

Ready for the world: U.S. hopes to stay unbeaten in U-19 World Games lacrosse action

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The 2012 FIL U19 World Lacrosse Championships will get under way on Thursday, July 12 with opening ceremonies in Finland. The United States, which has won all six of the previous competitions in World U-19 play, starts action as a heavy favorite in the 12-team event. The U.S. team, which is filled with players and […]

Calvagna, one of tristate’s premier faceoff specialists, selects Stony Brook

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Sachem North High School is located less than 10 minutes from Stony Brook University’s campus. So it should come as no surprise that the Seawolves have been attracted some of Sachem North’s premier players. But location is just one of the factors for the influx of Flaming Arrows to Stony Brook. You’ll find out some […]

You make the call: Who will win downstate New York’s sectional finals?

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We have one public school boys conference champion already crowned. It happened yesterday as New Canaan scored 10 times in the second half to defeat Ridgefield 11-9 in the FCIAC championship game. Matt Blasco and Michael Bossidy each had four goals for the Rams, who won their first FCIAC title since 2003. Now let’s take […]

New York State boys, girls tournament dates

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BOYS Downstate regional finals Saturday, June 2 Section 1 vs. Section 2/Section 9 winner at Clarkstown South High School Class C:  1 p.m. Class A: 3:30 p.m. Class B: 6 p.m. Section 8 vs. Section 11 (Long Island championships) at Hofstra University Class C:  1 p.m. Class A: 3:30 p.m. Class B: 6 p.m. Downstate […]

CHSAA championship schedule

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Thursday, May 24 at Hofstra University Long Island Championships Class AAA Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s, 4:45 p.m. Class AA Kellenberg vs. Holy Trinity, 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 25 City Championship Class AA Fordham Prep at Iona Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Playoff action heats up

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 Photos by Ray Nelson Sayville is headed to the Suffolk County Class B semifinals. The second-seeded Golden Flashes rocked and rolled to a 12-4 quarterfinal-round win. Still, it was a good year for No. 7 Rocky Point. To say the least. The Eagles finished 10-7 after an off-year (3-13) last year. Sayville hosts No. 3 […]

“Crooked Arrows” premieres Friday at these selected theaters in the tristate

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America’s first lacrosse movie, “Crooked Arrows,” will be premiering this week. The movie, which is being released in association with LaxLessons.com, tells the story of a Native American high school team’s unlikely ascent to the prep league championship game. Steve Rash (“The Buddy Holly Story,” “Can’t Buy Me Love”) is the director. Brandon Routh (“Superman […]

Box lacrosse tournament honors Fiorillo

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The Jon Fiorillo Memorial Men’s Box Lacrosse Tournament will be held June 1-3 at E.J. Murray Rink in Yonkers. The event honors a former collegiate player (pictured at left) who grew up playing both field and box lacrosse in Corning, N.Y. Fiorillo later attended Onondaga Community College and Manhattan College before transferring to SUNY Brockport […]

LaxLessons Brine gloves giveaway: We have our winner!

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We have a winner. It’s Alan Miranda. The Alexandra, Va., resident won the latest LaxLessons.com Gear Giveaway – a pair of brand, spanking new Brine King III gloves. Miranda was selected in a random drawing today. “I heard about the giveaway through the the LaxLessons social media updates on Twitter and Facebook, then ultimately on […]

All-time Murphy Cup results: Lakeland/Panas vs. Yorktown

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This year’s annual Charlie Murphy Cup game between Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas is set for Friday, May 4 at Lakeland High School. Here’s a look at the all-time scores of the Murphy Cup game since the game was named to honor the co-founder of the Yorktown program, whose home (above) in the west end of town […]

Yorktown’s win over Darien highlights an eventful week of big games

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  Photo by Ray Nelson The week began with Yorktown beating Darien to move into the national rankings and ended with a stacked Saturday of big games throughout the tristate region. Be sure to check out the latest installment of Joe’s weekly column on tristate lax at InsideLacrosse.com. Looking ahead to this week, another big week […]

LaxLessons Gear Giveaway: Win a pair of Brine King III gloves

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The latest LaxLessons.com Gear Giveaway is under way! You can win a fresh new pair of Brine King III gloves just by liking us on Facebook at Facebook/LaxLessons.   The contest runs through Monday, April 30. Just click here or on either the image above or below to go right to Facebook/LaxLessons.  

LaxLessons helmet debuts on ILGear.com launch

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What has a black shell and a green chrome facemask? The LaxLessons helmet that debuted today on the launch of Inside Lacrosse’s new ILGear.com website.    It’s a Cascade Pro7. HeadWrapz is taking team orders today, email them at orders@headwrapz.com for more info. For more, click here.  LAXLESSONS Links Player’s perspective archive * You can  check out the more than 100 […]

Ward Melville’s Mazzone finds the right fit in Rutgers

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Wednesday is a big day for games involving teams in the ultra competitive Suffolk County Class A. Among the matchups is a showdown between Ward Melville and Smithtown West. The teams split their two meetings last year, with Smithtown West winning in the county semifinals. One of the key players to watch in tomorrow’s game […]

Garden City-Conestoga showdown highlights Saturday’s Checking for Cancer schedule

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Saturday is chock full of big games. One event where several huge contests will be played at one venue is the fourth annual Checking for Cancer Tournament at the Haverford School in Pennsylvania. Here are the games: La Salle College High (Pa.) vs St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 9 a.m., Sabol Field Conestoga (Pa.) vs Garden City (N.Y.), 11 a.m., […]