Here’s a new gallery of Fall Signing Week photos as 2015 standouts put pen to paper

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Here’s our latest gallery of 10 new Fall Signing Week photos

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Webster Thomas HS (NY) 2018 LSM CJ Battaglia picks Penn State lacrosse

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Canadaigua Academy (NY) 2016 speedster Coron Broomfield will be headed to Hobart lacrosse

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Corning (NY) 2016 midfielder Devon Sullivan will play his college lacrosse close to home at Syracuse

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Pittsford (NY) 2017 midfielder John Galbraith commits to Colgate lacrosse

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Niskayuna HS (NY) goaltender Nick Testa, a converted midfielder, verbals to Villanova lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now. Photo by Kevin Pataky/MaxPreps  Nick Testa plays varsity lacrosse in upstate New York for national power Niskayuna. But if may have been his play in summer showcase […]

2017 attackman Niko Szelest from Section 2 (NY) champ Albany Academy is headed to Hobart

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Hobart is on the board when it comes to the Class of 2017. The Statesmen have just picked up their first rising sophomore commitment, as first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. That commitment was made by Albany Academy attackman Niko Szelest. Szelest, who racked up 69 points this past […]

Cazenovia (NY) star TJ Connellan continues family’s Penn State connection

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New York state power Cazenovia is sure doing its part to help Penn State have a strong recruiting Class of 2016. First, midfielder Cole Willard of the 2014 Class C state finalists and 2013 state champions verballed to Penn State back in September. Then, earlier this month, the Nittany Lions secured a commitment from Cazenovia […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime 2016 review

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We began our analysis of the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight all-star games played at Western Connecticut State University earlier this week with a look at the Class of 2017. Now, here’s a look at the 2016 game, and 10 peak performers, followed by a look at five other 2016 standouts from the four-day event. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime 2017 review

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Rain forced a 45-minute delay in the start of the all-star game doubleheader at the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., on Wednesday, July 9. Lightning halted play for a half hour as well. While it wound up being the longest doubleheader in the event’s seven-year history, it […]

Lacrosse Insider: Maverik Showtime all-star game rosters

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The Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 all-star games at the Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight, held its all-star games Wednesday night at Western Connecticut State University, have gone final. Click here for game recaps and check back for Joe Lombardi’s Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 player breakdowns and evaluations. Here […]

MVPs DeSimone, Bardwell lead teams to Maverik Showtime all-star wins

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Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight, regarded as the nation’s No. 1 summer showcase, held its all-star games Wednesday night at Western Connecticut State University. Led by MVP Connor DeSimone of Smithtown East High School (NY), Team Maverik (Red) beat Team Cascade (White) beat 14-8 in the Class of 2017 game, which was halted a […]

6-foot-4 middie McGarrity with take his size, skills to St. John’s

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The combination of size and speed is what most Division I coaches covet in a midfielder. Lincoln McGarrity is blessed with both. The athletic two-way midfielder at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse is 6-foot-4, 200 pounds. He also runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds. If that’s not enough, he also has two more varsity […]

Video special: Top 5 moments in tristate varsity lacrosse

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The summer showcase season is well under way and the 2014 varsity season in the tristate is now one for the books. But what a season it was. It featured three first-time state champions, a team finishing unbeaten and plenty of dramatic moments along the way. Joe Lombardi (pictured at left) takes a look back […]

Lacrosse Insider: Class of 2015, 2016 player evaluations in the three NY state finals

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State championships are traditionally a time for graduating seniors to grab the spotlight. That was certainly the case in New York as Massapequa (Class A), Yorktown (Class B) and Bronxville (Class C) came away with state titles. If you followed along here, you are well aware of the many seniors who stood out for those […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class B final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

Lacrosse Insider: NYS Class C final complete, detailed stat report

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Lacrosse Insider Recruiting Central Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 1-50 Top 100 tristate preseason player rankings, players 51-100 Tristate Division I senior (Class of 2014) commitments by college Tristate Division I junior (Class of 2015) commitments by college Tristate Division I sophomore (Class of 2016) commitments by college Tristate Division I freshman (Class […]

High School Scoreboard, Saturday, June 7

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, June 7 NY Bronxville 13, Cazenovia 10 Massapequa 16, Fayetteville-Manlius 2 Yorktown 10, Jamesville-DeWitt 9 CT Amity 12, New Milford 9 Brookfield 11, Somers 9 Daniel Hand 16, Guilford 5 Darien 19, Notre Dame-West Haven 5 East Catholic 6, Old Lyme 5 Greenwich 9, Fairfield Prep 8 Joel Barlow 19, […]

NYS Class A final: Massapequa rolls past Fayetteville-Manlius

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, June 7 * New York state tournament final brackets, scores by round HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Making its first New York state championship game appearance, Massapequa cruised to a 16-2 win over Section 3′s Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class A championship game at Hofstra University on Saturday. Massapequa (19-2), which ends the […]

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, […]

Lacrosse Insider: NY state finals title-game previews, predictions, analysis

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It will be Championship Saturday in two of the tristates on Saturday as New York and New Jersey will crown its champions. (Connecticut state titles games will be the following Saturday, June 14.) New York State finals at Hofstra University, Hempstead Saturday, June 7 Class A Fayetteville-Manlius/Section 3 (18-3) vs. Massapequa/Section 11 (18-2), 11 a.m. […]

New York State Tournament boys/girls brackets

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To view complete brackets on the NYSPHSAA website, click here, or click on each image below. Boys Class A   Boys Class B Boys Class C   Girls Class A Girls Class B Girls Class C Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to info@laxlessons.com, contact Joe Lombardi directly at joe@laxlessons.com or send […]

Video: Tristate Playoff Preview Special

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If the postseason is anything like the wild ride we’ve seen during the regular season, the next few weeks should be very exciting in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Joe Lombardi hosts a comprehensive look at tristate teams to keep an eye on as the playoffs get […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate HS players, coach of the week (Week 7)

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Players of the Week New York Hudson Valley Pleasantville’s Brendan Halloran (above) became the school’s all-time scoring leader when he netted a second-period goal in a 12-6 win over Greeley, giving him 230 points for his career. Long Island Wantagh’s Kyle Cain had five goals and six assists in a 14-6 […]

Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings (Week 6)

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Here are the latest LaxLessons Tristate Top 25 rankings. 1. Smithtown West (NY), 11-0: As unbeaten teams continue to fall, the Bulls are not only one of the few and the proud, but maintaining their top ranking. Last week’s ranking: No. 1 2. Bergen Catholic (NJ), 9-0: A 10-9 overtime win at Cherry Creek (CO) […]

High School Scoreboard Central, Saturday, 4/26

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* High School Gameday, Saturday, 4/26 NY Carey 11, Wantagh 8 Elwood-John Glenn 12, Comsewogue 6 Floral Park 13, Glen Cove 3 Garden City 7, Long Beach 4 Great Neck North 11, Roosevelt 4 Horace Greeley 9, Brewster 8 Jamesville-DeWItt 14, Fairport 8 Kennedy Catholic 16, Bishop Loughlin 5 Kings Park 9, Babylon 8, OT […]

Tuesday, 4/22: Syosset visits Massapequa, Smithtown East host Sachem North, Ward Melville plays at Smithtown West on LI; Unbeaten Bergen Catholic (NJ) plays Colorado power; Wilton vs. Ridgefield in CT; John Jay battles Lakeland/Panas, Yorktown faces Mahopac in Hudson Valley

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* Lacrosse Insider: Games to watch this week * Lacrosse Insider: Tristate HS players, coach of the week * Lacrosse Insider: Tristate Top 25 rankings * High School Scoreboard Central, Monday, 4/21 Call it Telltale Tuesday. There’s no shortage of matchups on the slate that will reveal plenty as we get set for the regular-season […]

Lacrosse Insider: Varsity games to watch this week

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Bunnell-Stratford (CT), off to a 3-0 start, hosts Bethel on Tuesday, April 22. Can Connecticut’s upper echelon continue to make a splash after Darien and Ridgefield picked up wins against two of the most successful programs in Long Island history, Manhasset and Garden City, respectively, this past weekend? Will Bergen Catholic […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Niskayuna (NY)

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

New York Times story puts spotlight on Albany’s Thompsons’ impact on lacrosse

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Attackmen Lyle and Miles Thompson of the University at Albany are strong candidates for the Tewaaraton Award, which has never been won by a Native American. So too is the Thompsons’ cousin, Ty, also an attackman for the Great Danes. The New York Times’ Zach Schonbrun takes a look at the impact the Thompsons are […]

Newly released documentary, “COMMITTED,” puts spotlight on lacrosse recruiting

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Alex Weber, the former standout attackman at the University of Pennsylvania who now coaches the varsity team at Harvard Westlake High School (Calif.), produced and directed “COMMITTED,” a documentary on lacrosse recruiting videotaped this past summer at Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. You can watch the trailer here. Lacrosse has taken Alex Weber to […]

Syracuse gets back on track by beating St. John’s in All-NY game played in Georgia

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* Scoreboard Central: Finals, box scores from Saturday’s action * Box score From press release KENNESAW, Ga.  – No. 11 Syracuse (3-2) snapped its two-game losing skid and improved to 3-0 in non-conference games this season with a 14-8 triumph against St. John’s (2-3) at the inaugural Cobb County Lacrosse Classic at Fifth Third Bank […]

Former Syosset HS (NY) standout Tesoriero gives Cornell spark in win over No. 2 Virginia

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* Scoreboard Central: Finals, box scores from Saturday’s action  * Box score From staff reports and press release ITHACA, N.Y. – Former Syosset High School (N.Y.) standout Doug Tesoriero’s outstanding effort in the faceoff X lifted Cornell’s men’s lacrosse team to a 12-9 win over No. 2 Virginia in a battle of unbeatens on Saturday afternoon at […]

Top tristate teams converge for Somers’ Preseason Red Gray Tournament

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Having launched its varsity lacrosse program in 1996, Somers High School is a relative newcomer on the Hudson Valley  lacrosse landscape when compared to such established programs as Yorktown, John Jay and Mahopac. But it didn’t take the Tuskers long to emerge as one of the elite teams in Section 1, as they won four […]

Player’s perspective: Albany-bound Eddinger will be key in keeping Canandaigua (NY) in state title contention

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Canandaigua Academy has emerged as a New York power the last decade. The Braves, who won the 2009 Class B state title, should be in contention once again this coming season. One of the main reasons coach Ed Mulheron’s Canadaigua squad will once again be a force in Section 5 is the return of Joe […]

Syracuse’s first 2017 verbal comes from Niskayuna (NY) midfielder Quinn

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When it comes to his own family, Lucas Quinn is part of the crowd. After all, both his older brothers play Division I college lacrosse at the University of Hartford, where his oldest brother, John, is a senior defender and middle brother, Evan, is a freshman goaltender. The Quinns’ father played lacrosse at Whitesboro (N.Y.) […]

Syracuse (NY) area 2015 standout Castiglia will play his college lacrosse in Connecticut

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Dominic Castiglia has made his mark in Central New York. The lefty attackman at Liverpool High School played on Team Syracuse in the National Brine All-American Classic. The junior will be playing his college lacrosse in Connecticut, verballing to the new Division II program at Post University lacrosse in Waterbury, Conn., a decision first reported […]

Maverik Showtime 2016 shootout winner Ford will give Fairfield his best shot

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To say Travis Ford made his mark at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight in July would be an understatement. The sophomore midfielder at Webster Thomas High School (N.Y.) showed he has one of the best shots in the nation by winning the Class of 2016 all-star game halftime shooting contest, hitting the 96 […]

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. […]

Lacrosse Insider: Here are the Top 50 in our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason rankings

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Our first-ever player rankings debuted here Sunday at Lacrosse Insider as we ran down players 50-100 in our listing of the Top 100 varsity players in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region heading into the 2014 season. For those just joining us, because we won’t budge in our […]

Lacrosse Insider: Introducing our first Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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What separates a player ranked, say, No. 22 from one ranked No. 23 or N. 24? Is it possible someone ranked No. 41 may be a better all-around player than one ranked No. 30? Of course. Rankings, whether team rankings or player rankings, are not an exact science. It’s one of the main reasons we’ve […]

Albany Academy (NY) standout Balter hopes to help UMass-Lowell make a splash in D-I

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UMass Lowell is about to begin its first season as a Division I lacrosse program. It’s an exciting time for the River Hawks and soon Matt Balter will be a part of it. The Albany Academy (N.Y.) senior attackman gave a verbal commitment to newly named coach Ed Stephenson’s program. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Balter is […]

Upstate NY 2016 standout, Capital Challenge defensive MVP Dylan Joy verbals to Vermont

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Dylan Joy had never stepped foot on the University of Vermont’s sprawling and scenic campus in Burlington, Vt., prior to an unofficial visit there last year. The Class of 2016 defender/longstick midfielder came away convinced he had found a perfect. “Burlington is a great place and I’m excited to be there for four years,” said […]

Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) 2016 A/M Grayson Burns will continue his family’s D-I lacrosse tradition

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Grayson Burns knows that championship feeling and wants to keep feeling it. The Jamesville-DeWitt sophomore was a member of the Christian Brothers Academy/Jamesville-DeWitt hockey team that won the New York state hockey championship for the first time in history last winter, beating John Jay-Cross River 4-2 in the title game. Playing one of the state’s […]

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 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 […]

Video special: Top 5 offseason stories in tristate lacrosse

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Saturday marked the first day of winter. But the start of the varsity lacrosse season is right around the corner. The 2013 season ended Saturday, June 8 with championships being decided in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Here’s a rundown of boys and girls teams that took […]

Canandaigua (NY) midfielder Munn sets his sights on Siena

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If you had to sum up what makes Eric Munn stand out on the lacrosse field, it would have start with go-all-out style of play As a result, the speedy and athletic  midfielder makes things happen. Soon, he’ll be doing it at the Division I level. The senior at the Canandaigua Academy (N.Y.) verbally committed […]

2015 defenseman Lyons is latest Native America to decide on Albany

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We’ve been reporting on the University at Albany’s ability to attract upstate New York players. Albany also has a proud record of Native American players on its roster. But factors played a role in the decision  of Colyn Lyons committing to Albany, a decision first reported when it was made last week by Joe Lombardi […]

Dodging midfielder Taylor is Albany’s latest 2015 upstate commit

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The University at Albany continues to draw in standouts from upstate New York. The latest comes from outside Syracuse. Watertown High School junior Noah Taylor has decided on the Great Danes after drawing a substantial amount of recruiting interest. Taylor is the Great Danes’ third 2015 tristate verbal, joining Jack Burgmaster (Auburn, NY, midfield) and […]

Size, speed, stick skills make 2016 LSM Conners a perfect fit for Virginia

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Very often, when a longstick player takes the ball upfield, many are anticipating him to pass off to a short stick. But when Jared Conners is on the clear, don’t be surprised if he holds on to the ball. “Not long ago, I played short stick, so I am very comfortable taking the ball up […]

Cornell-bound 2016 standout Maloney will be fourth family member to play in college

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You’d be hard-pressed to find more of a true lacrosse family right now than the Maloneys in Victor, N.Y. Father John started it all. He played at East Syracuse Minoa High School and the SUNY Geneseo. Oldest son John Jr., a sophomore midfielder at the University at Albany, was named to the America East all-rookie […]

Versatile upstate NY attackman Moseman makes Limestone his college choice

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

Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) multi-dimensional attackman McKee makes his college choice

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If you’re looking for a player who defines today’s attackman, look no further than Ryan McKee. Yes, the senior standout at New York power Jamesville-DeWitt High School can score, but he also does much more. “As an attackman, in addition to scoring, I work really hard on groundballs and riding,” he said. “I love transition […]

Cazenovia (NY) standout Brown on his college choice: ‘Loyola has great academics, a great atmosphere and a great network of alumni’

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It was a big weekend for recruiting news. If you were with us on our Lacrosse Insider special coverage section, you know that the first Class of 2017 verbal commitment was made on Sunday afternoon. We’ll have more on that report coming here soon. Today, we focus on a verbal commitment made back in the […]

Upstate NY standout Swartzman: ‘Air Force provides me a great education, an opportunity to play lacrosse at an extremely high level’

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Size and skills. High school defensemen who have that combination often find themselves playing at the next level. The latest example: Isaac Swartzman. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Class of 2015 standout from McQuaid Jesuit High School (N.Y.) has outstanding footwork and is a strong on-the-ball defender. Couple those attributes with his ideal size, and you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 attackman Willard of NY Class C state champ Cazenovia: ‘Penn State offered everything that I was looking for academically and athletically’

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Since we first reported on July 25 on our Lacrosse Insider section that Smithtown East (N.Y.) faceoff specialist Gerard Arceri had become Penn State’s first 2016 tristate verbal, the Nittany Lions have been on a roll when it come to landing verbals from sophomores in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse. In fact, in […]

2015 lefty attackman Hulme gives Quinnipiac seven tristate commits

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Quinnipiac University has emerged as one of the leading colleges when it comes to landing tristate verbal commitments. The Bobcats hit the No. 7 mark earlier this week with their latest verbal, which marks their first for the Class of 2015. (For college-by-college commitments rundown links for the classes of 2014, ’15 and ’16, scroll […]

Canandaigua (NY) 2016 standout Schaefer picks Penn State

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It was just over a month ago that we broke at our Lacrosse Insider special coverage section that Penn State received its first Class of 2016 verbal commitment (from Gerard Arceri of Smithtown East High School, N.Y.). Since then, PSU has picked up four more from the tristate region with the latest coming earlier this […]

Lefty attackman Feldman will take his size, strength to Quinnipiac

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Brian Feldman likes to finish what he starts. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound left-handed attackman is effective at using his size and strength to create goal-scoring chances. “My strength as a player is when I get my hands free and can shoot in space,” Feldman said. “I have a pretty accurate, very hard shot so man up […]

Rising sophomore Trimboli will take his 96-mph shot to Syracuse

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It was quite a week for Syracuse University when it comes to the Class of 2016. For starters, as we first reported on Lacrosse Insider special coverage section, ‘Cuse got its first 2016 commit when Smithtown West High School (N.Y.) midfielder Dan Varello verballed to SU. The Orange ended the week by picking up another […]

Aquinas (NY) defender Perotto gives Binghamton another 2015 commit

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Binghamton University has had a big week. If you have been following along on LaxLessons.com’s “Lacrosse Insider” section, you already know that the Bearcats doubled their number of Class of 2015 commits to four. The latest verbal came from Mike Perotto, a strong position defender from the Aquinas Institute of Rochester (N.Y.), whose commitment was […]

Albany cracks into Class of 2015 with Auburn (NY) standout Burgmaster

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The University at Albany has made its way into the Class of 2015 among recruits in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Jack Burgmaster of Auburn High School (N.Y.) and the Team United travel program, a throwback two-way midfielder, has verballed to the Great Danes, a commitment first […]

Empire State Cup rosters, scores and schedules

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The Empire State Cup got under way today in Syracuse. Action continues through Sunday. Here’s info: Rosters Adirondack (not released) Central Hudson Valley Long Island (not released) New York City Western Scores/Schedules Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com or joe@laxlessons.com or send a Tweet to @Joe_Lombardi or @LaxLessons. LAXLESSONS Links Be […]

Syracuse-bound Niskayuna (NY) Class of 2016 standout Goldstock will follow cousin Luke’s D-I path

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Lacrosse fans will recognize the last name. After all, attackman Luke Goldstock wrapped up his varsity career at Niskayuna High School this past spring by leading the Silver Warriors to an unbeaten record through the New York state semifinals and as a consensus Top 5 player at his position nationally by high school lacrosse experts […]

Ohio State lacrosse snags its seventh tristate Class of 2015 commit in athletic midfielder Barker

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Few programs have made as big as splash when it comes to landing Class of 2015 commitments from players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as Ohio State. Make that the Ohio State University. The Buckeyes, after all, have picked up  seven — count ‘em, seven — of them. The latest came over the […]

Pulver brothers will soon be college rivals at Syracuse, Cornell

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There were some unexpected developments during the recruiting process, but the end result has produced quite an interesting scenario for Josh and Jake Pulver. The two brothers from upstate New York, who were teammates this past season at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, will soon be college rivals. The two brothers will also be playing at two […]

NY state All-America selection overview

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We’ve presented US All-American selections from the following New York regions: Nassau County, Suffolk County and the Hudson Valley. Now, let’s here’s a rundown of AA selections from other regions. Albany region Luke Goldstock, A (Niskayuna HS, 2013) Lucas Maloney, A (Niskayuna HS, 2013) Peter Riley, D (CBA HS, 2013) Brian Rogers, M (Shenendehowa HS, […]

Two-way middie Egan will go from Albany Academy to UAlbany

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Two-way midfielders are always in high demand among collegiate recruiters. So it should come as no surprise that Josh Egan was pursued by several Division I programs. The junior at the Albany Academy (N.Y.) decided to stay close to home by verbally committing to the University at Albany, as first reported at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi. Egan, an […]

Upstate NY boys, girls teams for Under Armour Underclass Tournaments

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Upstate New York teams that will compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland July 3-5 have been selected. Boys Brandon Barker, Pittsford Mendon High School (NY), midfield James Bassett, St. Joseph’s Collegiate (NY), longstick midfield Sam Byassee, Victor High School (NY), midfield Patrick Carlin, Vestal High […]

Queensbury (NY) standout Butler will stay close to home at Siena

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If you have been following along here, upstate New York has been a hot spot when it comes to major Division I women’s recruiting commitments. That trend continues now as we focus on Allie Butler. The sophomore attack from Queensbury High School has decided to play her college lacrosse close to home by verbally committing […]

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

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

Here are your 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: […]

New York state boys finals schedule, semifinal scores

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

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

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

New York state semifinals, finals boys schedule

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

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 […]

No. 4 Syracuse women land commitment from sophomore Rahal

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

Lake-effect snow puts halt to varsity action in Central/Western NY

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It’s called the Snow Belt for a reason. But heavy snow in the spring? Enough is enough. That’s the feeling of folks from Buffalo to Rochester to Syracuse, who have been hit by a lake-effect snowstorm that has resulted in the postponement of many varsity events. Among the games off for today – the scheduled […]

Epic Moments: Ric Beardsley, former Lakeland (NY) and Syracuse University standout

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LaxLessons.com and Epoch Lacrosse have teamed up for a new feature at LaxLessons.com in which lacrosse standouts share their epic high school memories. To say Ric Beardsley revolutionized lacrosse would not be an exaggeration. A four-time All-America defenseman at Syracuse University, Beardsley brought his own unique mix of energy and enthusiasm combined with outstanding physical […]

Syracuse-area sophomore Keahey finds perfect fit in Fairfield

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Kendall Keahey’s road to Division I lacrosse came through a suggestion. It came from Ric Beardsley, the former Lakeland (NY) High School standout and four-time Syracuse University All-America defenseman. Beardsley, a co-worker of Keahey’s father, Keefe, at PAETEC Business Communications in Syracuse at the time, suggested Kendall give lacrosse a try. Keefe Keahey was an […]

Pittsford (NY) junior Quinzi commits to Georgetown

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If there’s one word that best sums up Stephen Quinzi, it would be versatility. The junior from Pittsford High School (N.Y.), located 10 miles southeast of Rochester, can play midfield or attack, and is strong with either hand. So it should come as no surprise that Quinzi has become the 15th junior from the Sweetlax […]

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 […]

Sacred Heart lands commitment from athletic middie Wyman

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With the official announcement expected to come Tuesday that former Mets and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will become its athletic director, Sacred Heart University is very much in the news. The Pioneers also made their mark on the lacrosse recruiting scene this past week, landing a verbal commitments from one of the top juniors […]

Upstate NY sophomore star Easterly will head south to Loyola

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It hasn’t taken Richie Easterly to make his mark on the varsity level in both football and lacrosse. The sophomore at Westhill High School (NY) in Syracuse earned the starting quarterback job as a freshman. That followed a spring in which, as an eighth-grader, he earned a spot on the man-up unit, before going on […]

Player’s perspective: Justin Diamond, Jamesville-Dewitt (NY) attackman

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Predicting Jamesville-Dewitt will once again contend for a New York state championship is hardly going out on a limb. After all, the Red Rams have won three state titles the last five seasons. How does JD look heading into 2013? For a look, we turn to Justin Diamond. The senior attackman is bound for Boston […]

Webster Schroeder (NY) soph goaltender Klan opts for Ohio State

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There’s been a steady stream of sophomore college commitments we’ve been reporting on the last couple of weeks. One of them came from the Rochester, N.Y., area — Webster Thomas midfielder Kevin Hill announced his intentions to attend Penn State. Chalk up another one from a high school just a mile and a half away: […]

Webster Thomas sophomore standout Hill picks Penn State

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It’s been a busy stretch for sophomore commits. In just the last week, we told you about three of them: Mountain Lakes (N.Y.) midfielder Brad Smith (Duke), Arlington (N.Y.) attackman/midfielder Brendan Sunday (Towson) and Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) attackman Thomas Bianchin (Providence). Chalk up another one. For this commitment, we head out to western New York, just […]

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

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

Central New York standout Gait finds perfect fit in Princeton

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Braedon Gait is a rare type of player. The junior midfielder from Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) can control a game from midfield. Gait is a technically sound player who can break down defenses with his dodging ability and outstanding shooting and stick skills. Those traits are synonymous with Braedon’s surname. After all, his father, Gary, […]

Boston U., leader in tristate senior commits, lands JD attackman

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If you were with us earlier this month during our coverage of National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, you know the recently launched Boston University program made its marks in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. In fact, 12 tristate seniors are bound for BU. Among the […]

State power Jamesville-Dewitt standout Feiner headed to Hartford

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Jamesville-Dewitt’s run of consecutive New York State titles came to a close this season, but the Red Rams continue to roll in with college commitments. In the next couple of days, we will be focusing on some of them. Today, we profile junior attackman Griffin Feiner. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is a strong, right-handed finisher with […]

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 […]

Travel teammates Wright, Bedell will be reunited at Monmouth

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Ryan Wright (left) of Jamesville-Dewitt High School and Brian Bedell of Fayetteville-Manlius High School are travel teammates for Team United. Soon, they will be playing on the same college squad. Both verbally committed this week to the brand-new Division I program at Monmouth University. Considering they are both rising seniors, Ryan Wright and Brian Bedell […]