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Four Division I collegiate programs have just picked up commitments from standouts from Long Island, upstate New York and New Jersey. Here’s the rundown: West Genesee (NY) goaltender Luke Staudt (left) to Loyola. The poised, polished 6-foot, 180-pound Staudt became the first freshman starting goalie in coach Mike Messere’s tenure. Delbarton (NJ) midfielder Jack Cerza to […]

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We have a half-dozen new Class of 2020 verbals to report in this update, so let’s get right to them: John Jay HS (NY) midfielder Luke Mercer to Fairfield University. Mercer is a versatile two-way player. Salisbury (CT) defenseman/longstick midfielder Caden Kol to Syracuse. Kol is a polished and physical player whose verbal comes after mid-October […]

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One of the top junior defenders in Fairfield County has just made his big decision. Literally. Ridgefield High School Class of 2020 “Tower of Power” Jack Dowd is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and known for his aggressive style of play and hard hits. Dowd, aka “The Mountain,” will be taking his shutdown defensive game to Lafayette […]

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It’s just over 40 miles from Marist College’s campus off Route 9 in Poughkeepsie to Yorktown High School in Northern Westchester. And it’s a trip a growing number of college-bound Husker standouts have decided to take through the years. The latest to decide on making that move is defenseman Eddie Capone. The 6-foot, 210-pound Capone […]

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One of the top junior faceoff middies in Connecticut has just made Michigan his choice. Justin Wietfeldt of FCIAC power New Canaan is especially effective at winning clamps and triggering fastbreaks. He has a good array of offensive moves to go along with a high lax IQ. Wietfeldt is Michigan’s first Class of 2020 tristate […]

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Will a rising tide lift all boats and can Major League Lacrosse survive amid the launch of a second summer league? Those are two of the main questions surrounding the new venture masterminded by Paul Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League. The league’s inaugural season is set to debut June 1, 2019. The first season is set […]

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One of the top high school boys lacrosse programs in New York has just seen its first Class of 2020 standout give a verbal. Athletic midfielder Tim O’Callaghan of Yorktown High School has committed to the admissions process at the College of Holy Cross. His commitment gives Holy Cross its first junior verbal from the tristate area. […]

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The start of Fall Signing Week for the Class of 2019 is now just days away, but we’ve seen a flurry of commitments with the Class of 2020. Before we run down those new junior verbals, we do have some news involving the senior class. Brunswick (CT) goaltender Christian Barnard has switched his verbal from […]

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A new study focusing on collegiate men’s lacrosse is raising questions about the impact of hits to the head even if a player isn’t diagnosed with a concussion. Researchers at NYIT in Old Westbury, partnering with the Center for Sports Medicine, monitored 10 players this past spring during the team’s 18-game season to monitor how […]

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We have four new verbals in this new update, including two from the Class of 2020. We start in the Hudson Valley where Mamaroneck HS (NY) defenseman Michael Bennett has committed to Fairfield. Bennett is an aggressive, takeaway defender. He’s Fairfield’s second junior commit from the tristate region, joining Cold Spring Harbor (NY) midfielder Brady Strough. […]

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We have two new Class of 2019 commitments as we draw closer to National Letter of Intent Signing Week on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Our first comes from upstate New York where Albany Academy defenseman Mitchell Jones decided on Rutgers. He’s AA’s second senior commit, joining Manhattan College-bound midfielder Blake Van Epps. Rutgers now has four […]

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One of the top Class of 2020 prep school standouts in New England has made his college choice. Skilled attackman Patrick McIntosh of the Salisbury School (CT) has just verballed to Virginia. McIntosh is a skilled lefty playmaker with strong and accurate shot. He’s Salisbury’s fourth junior commit, joining: Miles Bollman, Michigan, defense; Jack Neill, Villanova, […]

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One of the tristate’s top junior middies has just verballed to Virginia. Jack Walshe of  St. Anthony’s (NY) is a two-way talent and stronger shooter. St. Anthony’s now has eight 2020 commits, with the others being: Dylan D’Agostino, Army, midfield; Aidan Danenza, Duke, midfield; Robert McGee, Penn State, midfield; Jack Naso, Virginia, faceoff/midfield (decommitted from Boston […]

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We have two major Class of 2020 commitments in this update, including a verbal after a decommitment. Russell Maher, an attackman/midfielder for Suffolk County (NY) power Mount Sinai has verballed to Virginia. Maher, who had earlier committed to Syracuse, is a skilled lefty with a blistering shot. He’s Virginia’s second junior commit from the tristate, […]

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St. Joseph’s University is on the board with the Class of 2020 recruiting class. The Hawks just picked up a verbal from neighboring New Jersey: Glen Rock defenseman Jackson Crutchfield. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Crutchfield is an aggressive, athletic lefty who’s a football standout at running back/free safety. He’s also an outstanding student with a 3.7 […]

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