While lacrosse is growing rapidly nationally and continues to thrive in upstate New York and New England, and the sport’s proud and traditional home base of Baltimore is still more than competitive, there’s no place like the tristate when it comes to lacrosse. Not even close. So it’s always intriguing to pinpoint who the best […]
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. […]
A week ago, LaxLessons.com unveiled its first-ever Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Coming this week, we’ll present a “5 in 5″ video overview of those rankings anchored by Joe Lombardi and focusing on the top storylines surrounding the rankings. If you missed our first “5 in 5″ […]
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 […]
LaxLessons.com readers know better than anyone that much — perhaps even most — of the big news in tristate varsity lacrosse occurs in the nine months when games are not played. This year was no exception. Joe Lombardi anchors a “Top 5 in 5″ five-minute video presentation counting down the biggest offseason stories. Coming soon […]
The video-game industry is a big business. Can lacrosse become a part of it? Entrepreneur Carlos Sunseri sure thinks so. The former standout at Robert Morris College is aiming to make lacrosse a player when it comes to video games. For the story, and a Q&A with Sunseri, read this story from thelegalbiz.com. Have a […]
Lacrosse is much than a sport in Thailand. Much more. Bangkok-based Thailand Community Lacrosse uses the sport to help improve the lives of Thai. TCL’s staff, made up mainly of current or former players from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, offers three programs: children’s, wheel-chair and adult club. For more on lacrosse in […]
Bronxville’s New York state finalist boys lacrosse team is among the latest sports teams to record a Harlem Shake video. It was just posted today on YouTube. You can watch it here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. LAXLESSONS Links New iPhone/iPad and Android apps * Download for free the new […]
NEW YORK NEW JERSEY CONNECTICUT Among Saturday’s matchups, defending New York Class B state champion Garden City will be facing a Jamesville-Dewitt squad which has won three state titles since 2007. Our latest poll question asks who you think will win the game. To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll […]
It was played centuries before any explorers arrived in North America. It’s now being played in 45 countries. Today, the number of players has tripled over the course of the last decade. Those are some of the storylines surrounding the hour-long video “America’s First Sport,” by the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human […]
Stefan Bergman may now be known as the best long-range shooter in the lacrosse world. That’s because the La Salle High School (Pa.) senior scored on an 80-yard shot in an 11-9 win over Haverford (Pa.) on April 27. You can watch it here. LAXLESSONS Links * Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook iPad/iPhone […]
Johns Hopkins will be in action tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Army at Michie Stadium in West Point with the Blue Jays likely needing a win to be considered for an NCAA Tournament berth. It’s the Blue Jays’ first loss since an 8-4 setback to defending national champion Loyola on April 27. One of the […]
Alex Weber, an All-America attackman at Fox Lane who finished as the third-leading scorer at Penn his senior year in 2009, is pursuing a career in acting. He’s already racked up some impressive gigs. In addition to appearing in several commercials, including Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl,” he also had cameos on NBC’s “The Tonight […]
We all have our own Halloween traditions. One college lacrosse program does too. Brigham Young’s team, which competes in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, holds an annual Halloween practice. We don’t know how this year’s will turn out yet. But here’s a look back at last year’s: Follow Joe Lombardi on Twitter @joe_lombardi or […]
Many of you come here each day for the latest news and buzz from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. But there’s more to LaxLessons.com than that. Lots more. In addition to profiles by hundreds of current and former high school players from throughout the area — and, in […]
Imagine creating your own lacrosse video game. Now you can. Tom Kessler has sent to it. The former Hofstra University attackman has launched an ambitious initiative, My Lacrosse Video Game, that allows fans to play a prominent role in launching a lax video game. “A lot of people connected with the game have said they […]
You can check out video interviews from MSG Varsity with players and coaches from Saturday’s Red/Gray Tournament in Somers by clicking here. The event featured two defending Section 1 championships (Lakeland/Panas in Class A and Putnam Valley in Class C) as well as two teams that took titles in 2009 (Yorktown in Class A and […]
A 1-4-1 set play, with one side of the field setting picks and slips and the backside looking to attack opposite.
A set play out of a basic 2-2-2 that has screens/pops and allows for your playmakers to attack the unbalanced backside.
Thailand National Lacrosse Team shows us how they warm up their goalie before practice with a simple wall ball drill.
All the way from Thailand, former Hofstra Pride and LI Lizard faceoff specialist Joe Mascaretti shows us the keys to getting into a faceoff stance.
Here’s a stickwork shooting drill that encompasses basic offensive structure out of a 3 man game that has the crease man popping up to move the ball down to the backside.
It’s been described as “the sickest goal ever.” We will let you be the judge of that.
A great drill that hones in on both stickwork and shooting. Players weave and cut around each other for crisp passes and hard shots.
On the right panel of this page, you can find the poll question asking you to pill the top rivalry in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Among the leading vote-getters is the annual Lakeland/Panas vs. Yorktown Charlie Murphy Cup game. One of the most memorable games in the history of that rivalry came in 1991 […]
The New England Patriots improved to 5-2 today by picking up a 35-7 win against Tampa Bay. Success in football is nothing new to the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, who has coached three Super Bowl champions.
The growth of lacrosse in inner cities the last few years has been quite significant throughout the U.S. A soon-to-be released documentary focuses on just that, with Denver in the spotlight. Check out a preview by clicking here.
A Dream Team of former Syracuse stars that included Roy Colsey, the Powell brothers, Ric Beardsley, Rob Kavovit and Paul Carcaterra took on Rusty Red in the Division 1 championship game of the masters competition of the 20th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic this past weekend. Colsey had four goals for Burnt Orange but Rusty […]
Lacrosse was featured this morning on NBC’s TODAY show. In case you missed the segment, you can watch it here.
It should come as no surprise that when 44 of the nations best senior boys lacrosse players gathered for the fourth annual Under Armour all-America Senior Classic last night, there was plenty of scoring and one unforgettable play. The South outlasted the North 19-16 before 2,364 fans at Towson Universitys Johnny Unitas Stadium in […]
Hey gang – We’re starting a new feature here at LaxLessons.com. We’d like you to send along video highlights of any memorable games from the past or recent summer league or alumni games whatever you want to share with all the folks who check this blog each day. To submit your video, just click […]
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Which attackman is going to get the first vote? We’ll find out tonight at the strike of midnight when week-long voting for our inaugural LaxLessons.com all-region team starts.
Here you go, gang. Video highlights of Ridgefield’s 7-6 overtime win last night over four-time defending state champion Darien in the Fairfield County Interscholatic Athletic Conference championship game played before an overflow crowd at Brien McMahon in Norwalk. Click here for more info on the game Click here for more post-game video interviews.
Sophomore Mike Daniello scored off the initial possession of overtime to give John Jay a dramatic 11-1- win over 2008 Class A finalist Syosset Saturday night. You can watch the goal here.
It’s been a stormy season on Long Island. And there were a few more bolts of thunder last night. Try these on for size: King Park 9, Shoreham-Wading River 8, 2OT. Glenn 12, Rocky Point 7. These results and others impacted our latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. New York State Sportswriters […]
It’s the final Tuesday of April action, folks, and we have some good ones in store. So let’s get rockin’ and rollin’.
They’re next-door neighbors and best friends. Kevin Interlicchio and John Ranagan also happen to be two of the best boys lacrosse players in the nation.
Jack Doherty of Lakeland/Panas hopes to earn all-America honors for a second straight season. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) There’s a smattering of games on tap for today, folks, but nothing I would consider describing with our special LaxLessons.com term “mega matchup.” And with rain (and potentially lots of it) on the way any way, what […]