Want to fly higher than the crowd? Syracuse-bound senior Devon Sullivan has an app for that: Sky Risin’

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New York state playoff action produces plenty of drama

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LaxLessons – The Leader. Our groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated coverage, and Recruiting Rundown, launched in 2009. 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 […]

Goaltender Philip Rech from unbeaten CT state champ Darien decides on Washington & Lee lacrosse

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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 […]

Sachem North HS (NY) starting QB Michael Licata’s college future is in lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Access Insider here. Sachem North, a program that continues to […]

St. Dominic’s (NY) 2015 playmaker Matt Defeo is latest Long Island standout set on Mercy lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Access Insider here. The success Division II Mercy College in […]

St. Anthony’s HS (NY) twins Tyler and Thomas Reynolds will be teammates with Tampa lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. St. Anthony’s Tampa-bound twinx Tyler Reynolds, left, and Thomas Reynolds. The […]

Sachem East HS (NY) midfielder Nick Page set on Stevenson University lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Photo by Bob Sorensen/MaxPreps When it comes to Nick Page’s […]

Bethpage HS (NY) attackman Bobby Chillianis will follow his brother’s path to Mercy lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. We’ve been documenting the impressive job Mercy College,  a Division […]

Southern Regional (NJ) 6-foot-3 D Mike Adragna looks ahead to Fairleigh Dickinson lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Photo by Richard Ta/MaxPreps Many players on the lacrosse field […]

Sachem North HS (NY) LSM Joe Simone will take his scrappy style of play to Mercy lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Joe Simone’s aggressive and unrelenting style of play may not […]

Wantagh (NY) 2016 midfielder Kyle Sliwak will play his college lacrosse close to home at Hofstra

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It’s the busiest time of year for recruiting news.  Get caught up 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 region and the entire lax galaxy. Hofstra University’s men’s lacrosse program has enjoyed in a productive […]

Shore (NJ) midfielder Doug Goldsmith will take his two-way talents to Albany 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. Every college team can use what Doug Goldsmith provides. The rising junior at Shore Regional High School in New Jersey is an athletic and hard-nosed two-way midfielder adept […]

Freehold HS (NJ) defender Mike O’Brien’s childhood decision to play lacrosse as well as football results in D-I future

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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. Mike O’Brien started playing lacrosse as a way to keep in shape for football. “I got introduced to lacrosse through football growing up,” O’Brien said. “My brother, […]

Mountain Lakes (NJ) 2017 Hunter Batesko, a 6-foot-2 midfielder, gives Michigan lacrosse a big tristate catch

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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. To say Hunter Batesko is a can’t miss prospect would be stating the obvious. For starters, the Mountain Lakes High School (NJ) two-way midfielder is 6-foot-2 and […]

PA 2017 two-way midfielder Colby Smith opts for Ohio State 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. Colby Smith has the talent to be a major Division I standout. He also something else every bit as important. The work ethic and the desire. “Colby […]

Midfielder Matt Huber’s verbal gives St. Anthony’s (NY) lacrosse 13 Class of 2015 commits

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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. CHSAA (NY) power St. Anthony’s has seen its Class of 2015 commit count climb to 13. The Friars reached a baker’s dozen last week when midfielder Matthew […]

Syosset HS (NY) goaltender Bryan Ochs will makes his college stops for LIU Post 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. If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know there has been a big surge in Class of 2015 Division II and […]

Texas standout JR Booth will be returning to Long Island to play his college 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. “You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe famously said. JR Booth has proven him wrong. Booth, a Class of 2015 attackman at Westwood High School […]

Wilton (CT) 2016 standout Michael Brown is bound for Brown

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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. Connecticut power Wilton has made a big recruiting splash this last week two rising junior commitments. We will be spotlighting both, beginning with longstick midfielder Michael Brown, […]

Weston (CT) football/lacrosse standout Spencer Turkel decides on lax at Lafayette

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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 Jim Stout/MaxPreps Whether it’s lacrosse or football, Spencer Turkel is always ready when the whistle sounds. The rising senior at Weston High School (CT) is […]

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 […]

John Jay (NY) 2016 attackman, Maverik Showtime all-star Matt Lupinacci commits to Colgate

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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. Outstanding academics. Check. Beautiful campus. Check. Strong, Division I lacrosse program. Check. Colgate University went three-for-three as far as three of the most important criteria on deciding […]

Elusive Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2017 attackman Cam Mulé decides on Duke lacrosse

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It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments.  Get caught up right here, right now by visiting LaxLessons.com’s groundbreaking Lacrosse Insider, the leading source and unparalleled leader for recruiting news, analysis and information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate region and the entire lax galaxy. Cam Mulé has been immersed in lacrosse for as long as he can remember. That […]

Berkshire School (MA) 2016 attackman Connor Waldron will be headed to Holy Cross 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. Connor Waldron didn’t have to look far to find a college lacrosse program that filled his needs both academically and athletically. For the Class of 2016 attackman […]

Northport (NY) 2017 Connor Cronin will take his faceoffs at Michigan

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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. One of the top faceoff specialists on Long Island will be taking his talents to the Midwest. He’s Northport High School Class of 2017 midfielder Connor Cronin, who […]

Loyola-bound Darien (CT) 2017 Kevin Lindley will follow brother Peter’s path to Division I 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. Having an older brother who has gone through the Division I lacrosse recruiting process proved to be a big benefit for Kevin Lindley. The rising sophomore at […]

New Canaan (CT) 2017 goalie Drew Morris finds perfect mix in Maryland 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. You’d be hard-pressed to find a goaltender with more experience for his age than Drew Morris of New Canaan High School (CT). “I’ve been playing goalie since […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 Brody McCoy realizes dream with commitment to Air Force

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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. As a youngster, Brody McCoy enjoyed competing in a rare combination of sports — football and gymnastics. But then, he was introduced to lacrosse by his father […]

Offensive ignitor Dylan Crossan of South Side (NY) will continue his passing fancy at Stony Brook

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It’s the day after an avalanche of 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. Lacrosse fans are familiar with the terms finisher and feeder to describe attackmen. Dylan Crossan has found another word to sum up his style of play. […]

Ohio native Matthew Schmidt will make his stops for Notre Dame lacrosse

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Matt Schmidt’s introduction to lacrosse came in seventh grade in his native Ohio. “My middle school was starting a new lacrosse program and needed a goalie,” Schmidt said. “I wasn’t scared of the ball, and i instantly fell in love with the game and the position. I knew I wanted to play in college, so […]

Jason Simaan’s faceoff excellence will take him from one coast to another for college lacrosse career

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Jason Simaan’s excellence in the faceoff X will take him from the furthest point west in the continental United States to one of its furthest points east. The Class of 2016 midfielder at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif.,  has committed to the admission process at Brown University in Providence, R.I., some […]

Don Bosco (NJ) two-way middie Russell Masci makes Maryland lacrosse his choice

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The combination of size and speed are attributes major Division I coaches crave for their midfield recruits. So it should come as no surprise that Russell Masci of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) was a high target for several marquee programs. Last week, the rising junior decided on his destination, verbally committing to the University of […]

Woodbury (MN) 2016 lefty attackman Trey Lervick will be headed off to Air Force

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If you’ve been following along the last few days on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section you know there are been plenty of commitments up and down the East Coast and as far west as California. We now profile a commit from a player from right in between. He’s Trey Lervick, a Class of 2016 […]

Brunswick School (CT) 2017 Max Metalios, a Maverik Showtime all-star, commits to Penn

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps Max Metalios got his start as a defenseman when his youth team was short on longsticks. “My eighth-grade coach, Rob Bonaventura, gave me a long pole because we didn’t have enough guys,” Metalios said. Since picking up that longstick, he hasn’t put it down. The Class of 2017 standout at the […]

Rising football/lacrosse star Herschel Halesworth makes move to Iona Prep (NY)

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Herschel Halesworth is one of the most promising young football and lacrosse players in New York’s Hudson Valley. After all, how many eighth-graders are the focus of a story detailing their potential? (See that story from back on April 5 on Lacrosse Insider here.) Halesworth made an immediate impact on the Sleepy Hollow High School […]

Dylan Rhatigan is second Sachem North (NY) standout to commit to UMass Lowell’s new D-I program

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps UMass Lowell’s newly launched Division I program has quickly established a pipeline to one of the top programs in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Earlier this week, UMass Lowell secured its second verbal commitment from Suffolk (NY) power Sachem North in less than […]

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 […]

Feeder/finisher Danny Bullis of Mount Sinai (NY) sets sights on St. Joseph’s

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Danny Bullis’ ability to feed and finish makes him an attackman who gets his points across. Literally. The Class of 2015 attackman at Mount Sinai High School (NY) picked up 72 of them this past season. Bullis hopes his high school point production continues at the next level. He’s given a verbal commitment to St. […]

Athletic 2015 midfielder Mike Cusmano is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Stony Brook

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It’s less than 5 miles from Stony Brook University’s campus to Ward Melville High School in neighboring East Setauket. It’s a route Seawolves coach Jim Nagle knows quite well. Nagle, who has completed three season as HC at “The Brook,” was an all-Suffolk County selection on the Ward Melville team that went 24-0 and won […]

Manhasset (NY) 2017 Kevin Mack looks forward to helping build a winner at Michigan

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everal newly launched programs have managed to make their mark in a short amount of time. Look at Richmond, which fell to Virginia by just one goal in the NCAA quarterfinals. Marquette picked up wins against Hofstra, Georgetown, St. John’s and Rutgers this past season. The next newbie to achieve success could do it in […]

Sachem North (NY) midfielder Will Russo will grow his game at newly upgraded UMass Lowell’s D-I program

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William Russo continues to grow and develop as a player, according to his coach at Sachem North High School in Suffolk County (NY), Jason Mauro. “He’s just starting to come into his own and we look forward to watching him continue to improve,” said Mauro. That makes Russo, a Class of 2015 midfielder, a perfect […]

Yorktown (NY) star Michael Dedvukaj will take his unique brand of lacrosse to Monmouth

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Michael Dedvukaj says his style of play is similar to what you might see north of the border, where box lacrosse is prevalent. “I like to be physical and back my defenseman in so I can scan the field and hopefully make the right decision from there,” Dedvukaj said. It’s served Dedvukaj well playing for […]

Sachem North (NY) 2017 A/M James Avanzato makes Maryland his choice

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Two of the top performers at the 2017 all-star game at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight held last week at Western Connecticut State University were a pair of University of Maryland commits who play for varsity teams in Suffolk County (NY). Commack High School midfielder Kevin Snyder, who, as we told you when […]

Ward Melville (NY) takeaway defender Mike Cirrone commits to Richmond

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Photo by Ray Passaro/LI Sports Shots A combination of quickness and stick skills makes Mike Cirrone an especially effective defenseman when it comes to a couple of key aspects of the game. The rising senior at Ward Melville High School (NY) is known for his takeaway checks and his outstanding clearing ability. It’s those attributes […]

Cornell gets commitment from ‘Fleet’ 6-foot-3 midfielder Wallace

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Cornell has not yet made an announcement on a new head coach. But that hasn’t stopped interim HC Matt Kerwick from continuing to make ground on the recruiting front. The Big Red have just landed a major verbal commitment to its admissions process. It comes from beyond the Northeast. Athletic 6-foot-3, 190-pound midfielder Fleet Wallace […]

Penn State plucks 2016 goaltender Rusbuldt from Richmond (VA)

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We’ve been documenting the recruiting success of Penn State University in the tristate region. Now, we venture Beyond the Northeast for news of the Nittany Lions’ latest verbal. It comes from Jack Rusbuldt, a talented goaltender for the Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium […]

Trumbull (CT) 2015 standout will be staying in New England to play his college lacrosse

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Jacob Howes‘ introduction lacrosse came while he was in the midst of a promising baseball career. The Trumbull (Conn.) junior attackman/midfielder was also an all-star in basketball. But it didn’t take long for lacrosse to become his favorite sport. “My father signed me up at 9 years old,” Howes said. “I just fell in love […]

Physical, aggressive Half Hollow Hills West (NY) junior defender Cipoletti chooses Sacred Heart

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Suffolk County (NY) Class A has once again proven to be as competitive a conference top to bottom as there is in the nation. So to say Half Hollow Hills West’s Joe Cipoletti is one of the top defenders in the conference, should tell you everything you need to know. He’s also an outstanding student, […]

Brode of Center Moriches (NY) gives Boston U its first-ever freshman verbal

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Boston University broke into the Class of 2017 back in mid-April. As first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, BU received a verbal commitment from a freshman for the first time in the history of the newly launched Division I program. In the process, Center Moriches High School on Long […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Ridgefield (CT)

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Ridgefield (CT) has picked up a pair of huge wins over NY powers Garden City and Yorktown. Here’s more on the Tigers from three of the team’s leading players: junior attackman Ryan Dunne, senior midfielder Micky Carbone and junior  goaltender Brendan Winne. Joe Lombardi caught up to the Tiger trio after Ridgefield’s 7-4 win over […]

Video special: Team spotlight on Darien (CT)

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Regular-season starts don’t get much better than the one Darien High School (Conn.) is off to this sprin. After beating national power Niskayuna 8-7 on April 12, the Blue Wave then picked off Manhasset 7-4. Manhasset has advanced to the Nassau County (NY) final 13 times the last 14 years. The win over ‘Set came […]

Junior midfielder Harris from CT state champ Fairfield Prep decides on Drexel

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Fairfield Prep will officially start its quest for a second straight Connecticut Class L state champion on Wednesday, April 9 when it hosts Daniel Hand to open the regular season at 4 p.m. at University Field. If the Stags once again end the season in celebration, Cam Harris will undoubtedly play a large role. Harris […]

Player’s perspective: Foote, Greenwich among CT teams set to get things started

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Now, it’s Connecticut’s turn. After Long Island and CHSAA  teams got varsity practices rockin’ and rollin’ back on March 10, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey teams followed the next week. Connecticut teams traditionally start their practices — and seasons — later, and this year is no exception, with the start date being Monday, March […]

New Canaan (CT) midfielder Kyle Smith, one of Connecticut’s top sophomores, decides on Denver lacrosse

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Kyle Smith has not yet started official varsity practice for his sophomore season on the New Canaan (Conn.) boys lacrosse team. That will happen Monday. But he’s already enjoyed a breakout season for the Rams. Smith hauled in 21 catches for 447 yards to help New Canaan win the state championship in football. The kind […]

New Canaan (CT) football star Frank Cognetta’s college future is in lacrosse at Richmond

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Mention the name Frank Cognetta to high school sports fans in Connecticut, and there’s first thing of football. For good season, Cognetta, a running back for state champion New Canaan High School, rushed for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns this past fall. But in lacrosse, Cognetta is also one of the top defenders in the […]

Player’s perspective: Lindley looks to lead Darien (CT) back to championship

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UMass-bound Peter Lindley (fourth from left), with seven fellow 2014 commits from Connecticut power Darien, from left: Kyle Cornell (Bryant), Phil Huffard (Yale), Owen Koorbusch (Rhodes), John Reed (Bucknell), Kyle Gifford (Washington & Lee), Sam Meyjes (Haverford) and Brad McCarthy (Colby).  End the season in a pile. Simply stated, that’s the annual goal at Darien […]

Chatham (NJ) student of the game Sullivan set on Furman

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James Sullivan is a student of the game. The senior attackman at Chatham High School in New Jersey uses his high lacrosse IQ to find openings on the field that translate into scoring opportunities. Soon, he hopes to take that formula success to the new level. Sullivan has verbally committed to the new Division I […]

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 […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) 2016 attackman ‘Dusty’ Heagerty will take his nickname, game to Michigan

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Considering he will  playing lacrosse at the Division I collegiate level, it may be surprising how TJ Heagerty’s nickname came about. The sophomore attackman at national power St. Anthony’s is known as “Dusty.” It’s a relatively new nickname — and it’s stuck. “I got the nickname ‘Dusty’ in eighth grade when my friends and I […]

NJ standout attackman Drake hopes to play against brother for a college crown

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Chris Drake knows exactly how he’d like his first or second collegiate lacrosse season to end. Drake is a senior attackman at Morristown High School (N.J.). It’s also important to know that Drake’s brother, Matt, is a sophomore defenseman at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Chris Drake, meanwhile, has decided on another strong Division III […]

Video special: Tristate Top 25 preseason team rankings breakdown

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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 […]

Smithtown West (NY) 2015 midfielder Brunsvold will be heading south to Tampa

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If you checked out LaxLessons.com’s Tristate Top 25 preseason team rankings, you couldn’t help but notice Smithtown West. The Bulls, after all, are close to the top spot not only in New York, but the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. While Smithtown West has six college-bound seniors, it […]

NJ 2016 Garavente finds perfect mix of academics, athletics in Lafayette

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If you’ve been following along as the commitments have been made on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know that Lafayette College has emerged as a force in landing underclass commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Chalk up another one for the Leopards from Easton, […]

Deerfield (MA) 2016 defender Alexander makes Michigan his choice

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You’d have a hard time find a sport Curtis Alexander doesn’t like And just as hard a time finding one he’s not good at. There’s ski racing, squash, football and soccer. There’s also lacrosse. That’s the sport the transfer from Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine, now a sophomore at Deerfield Academy (Mass.), will be […]

Ridgefield (CT) midfielder Peter Dearth, one of Connecticut’s top 2016s, set on Syracuse

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It would be hard to say where Peter Dearth is more valuable on the lacrosse field. Offensively, the sophomore at Connecticut power Ridgefield uses his quickness, athleticism and ability to shoot on the run to create scoring opportunities. Defensively, Dearth’s physical attributes — coupled with a strong lacrosse IQ — allow him to get takeaways […]

Athletic two-way middie Burns is latest Smithtown East (NY) star to pick Penn State

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  It’s more than 300 miles between Smithtown East High School (N.Y.) and Penn State University. But the lacrosse programs at those respective places are narrowing that gap very quickly. Bobby Burns, a freshman midfielder, became the latest Smithtown East standout to verbally commit to Penn State. Gerard Arceri, a sophomore faceoff specialist, became Penn […]

VA attackman Miller will bring skill, speed to the D-I level

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Like many youngsters, Ian Miller played a wide variety of sports. “I started off between the ages of 5-9 being a gymnast and playing soccer,” he said. “I then dropped both of those sports and started playing football until I was introduced to lacrosse in the sixth grade.” That’s when everything changed for Miller, who […]

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 […]

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. […]

Coming this week: Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings, the video

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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” […]

Don Bosco Prep (NJ) defender Pandise will take his size, speed to UMass

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Greg Pandise is a double-threat defender. The Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) senior has the dangerous combination of size and speed. It’s served him well for the Ironmen and should do the same thing at the next level. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Pandise, who signed with University of Massachusetts in the fall, has decided on a post-grad […]

Lynbrook (NY) 2015 midfielder Daly will take his old-school style of play to Stony Brook

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Owen Daly plays midfield the way it was intended to be played. The athletic and physical junior at Lynbrook High School (N.Y.) is as valuable on defense as he is on offense. “I take pride in my defense and groundball play, and I can also take faceoffs,” he said. “I am an aggressive offensive player […]

NJ 2014 dodging midfielder Halpin headed to Hartford

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Brendan Halpin is known as a quick and shifty north-south dodger. For his college destination, he’ll be heading east. The two-way senior midfielder at Cranford High School in New Jersey  committed to the University of Hartford earlier this week, as first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound […]

Class of 2016 CT standout Fosse makes Michigan his choice

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Noah Fosse will always remember his first stick. “It was a Brine A7 shaft with a maroon red head traditionally strung,” remembers the Class of 2016 attackman at the Westminster School (Conn.). Fosse’s mother brought home sticks for her three sons when he was just a youngster. “And from then on every holiday, if could […]

Ward Melville (NY) goaltender Moore decides on his college destination

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One of the catalysts behind Ward Melville’s consensus national championship season and New York Class A state title in 2013 was the play of Dan Nemirov. A three-year starting goaltender for the Patriots, Nemirov is now a freshman at Cornell University. So one of the main questions surrounding WM entering a brand-new season is the […]

Former Wantagh (NY) star Ragusa, now in Great White North, soon will be heading south

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TJ Ragusa made a name for himself on Long Island. The 2013 Wantagh High School graduate was an all-conference midfielder in Nassau County Class B in 2013. He had 15 goals on 33 shots and nine assists, 54 groundballs and won 72 percent of his faceoffs. He was also a three-time all-conference selection in wrestling […]

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 […]

Bethpage (NY) junior Biasi will take his size, speed to St. John’s

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A combination of size and stick skills are two of the most ideal attributes Division I coaches crave in a defenseman. Put checks in both columns for Nick Biasi. The Class of 2015 Bethpage High School (N.Y.) standout checks in at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds. A natural righty, he is equally strong with either hand. So […]

Player’s perspective: Licata, Sachem East get set for battle in rugged Suffolk D-1

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High school leagues don’t get much more competitive than New York’s Section 11 Division 1. The list of power-packed Suffolk County strongholds in the league includes defending consensus national champion Ward Melville as well as West Islip, Smithtown West, Smithtown East and Sachem North. Joe Licata knows full well how tough the league is. The […]

Tyndall will travel from football-crazed Texas to UNC as Class of 2017 lacrosse commit

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When Blake Tyndall first started playing lacrosse as a third-grader, it wasn’t nearly as popular in his home state of Texas then as it is now. And his friends let him know it. “Being from Texas, I’ve caught some grief over the years for having my lacrosse stick with me so much,” he said. But […]

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 […]

Fox Lane (NY) 2015 standout Tracy will become latest in his family to play D-I lacrosse

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com To say lacrosse has been a daily presence in Dan Tracy’s life would not be an exaggeration. After all, defenseman/longstick midfielder from Fox Lane High School (N.Y.) has been surrounded by the sport almost since birth. His father, also named Dan, was an All-America defenseman at the University of Maryland. His […]

Severn School (MD) midfielder Boldyga opts for Oberlin

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We head down to Maryland for our latest verbal commitment. It comes from Severn School midfielder Nathan Boldyga. Boldyga, a Brine All-American, has committed to Oberlin College, as first reported earlier this week by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Boldyga is a versatile player with a strong, righty […]

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 […]

Video special coming soon: A look at the Top 5 offseason stories in tristate lacrosse

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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 […]

Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 2015 midfielder McHale eager to be a part of Providence’s lacrosse future

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Joseph McHale liked what he saw at Providence College, including a new weight room and locker room. But it wasn’t just what he saw then, but the Friars’ vision for the future. “The new facilities and a new future stadium show a strong commitment to lacrosse,” he said. So it should come as nor surprise […]

Summer 2012 splash helps Georgia goaltender Hudson become Division I commit

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It didn’t take William Hudson long to establish his potential as a Division I recruit. For the junior goaltender at Westminster Schools in Georgia, it happened after his freshman year when he made the rising sophomore all-star game at the Maverick Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight. Hudson cemented his D-I future when he verbally committed […]

Florida 2016 goaltender Simon decides on Delaware

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For the latest Class of 2016 commitment, we head down to the Sunshine State. Eric Simon, goalie at Martin County High School (Fla.) and Blue Devil Elite club team, verbally committed to Delaware last week, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. A 6-foot-1,  170-pound goalie righty, Simon […]

Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2016 A/M Riley Forte, already a three-year varsity veteran, is headed to Hofstra

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Considering he’s still just a sophomore in high school, you might be surprised to know that Riley Forte is already a varsity veteran. Forte, after all, has been a member of the Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) varsity squad since the eighth grade and started every game as a ninth-grader this past spring, registering 11 […]

Fairfield Prep (CT) faceoff specialist JP Masaryk finds a perfect college fit close by in Trinity

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JP Masaryk didn’t have to travel far to find his perfect fit in a college program. The Fairfield Prep (Conn.) faceoff specialist discovered exactly what he was looking for in when he visited nearby Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. “After my visit, I felt all my factors for an ideal college culminate with Trinity and […]

Half Hollow Hills East (NY) star DiPietro will take his size, skills to Syracuse

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At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Nick DiPietro has ideal size for a major Division I defenseman. He’s also hard-nosed, athletic and has a high lacrosse IQ. Add good range and strong stick skills, foot speed and field vision and it’s not surprising he’s regarded as one of the top 2016 players on Long Island. Earlier this […]

Greenwich (CT) 2016 midfielder Will Perry on his college choice: ‘Providence just felt right’

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Sometimes it comes down to location, quality of academic programs, campus size or athletic facilities. For Will Perry, the destination to commit came down to something far more simpler — and probably far more important, too. “Providence just felt right,” the sophomore midfielder at Greenwich High School (Conn.) said. Perry’s commitment to Providence College was first […]

St. Anthony’s (NY) Bucknell-bound ‘Gooch’ Senerchia is tristate’s second Class of 2017 commit

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The number of tristate verbal commitments for the Class of 2017 has doubled in the last 24 hours. The first 2017 verbal commitment was made back in September when Ara Atayan of New York state finalist Bronxville decided on North Carolina. Atayan, whose commitment was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLesson.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium […]

Calgary, Alberta native Bullen, lefty goalie, on choice of Cornell: ‘It feels like home because of the cold’

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Caelahn Bullen is an impact player in lacrosse, whether he’s playing indoors or outdoors. The sophomore goalie at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) will be playing the field game exclusively at the next level, verbally committing to the admissions process at Cornell University. A Calgary, Alberta native, Bullen competed this past summer for the West Coast Starz, while […]

Syracuse native Chase, now playing in Florida, will be on the attack at Notre Dame

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For our latest Class of 2015 commitment, we travel beyond the tristate, and in fact, beyond the Northeast, and all the way down to Tallahassee, Fla., where MacLay School attackman Stephen Chase has made his choice after drawing interest from many of the nation’s premier programs. Chase has verbally committed to Notre Dame. A two-time […]

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 […]

Playmaking Harborfields (NY) 2015 attackman Connor Bennardo heading to the Midwest for college

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  Connor Bennardo finds a way to get things done offensively. For an attackman, there’s nothing more important. “I would consider myself a facilitator,” the junior at Harborfields High School (N.Y.) said. “My biggest strength is my field vision and ability to find open teammates all over the field and set them up for quality shots.” […]

Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2015 midfielder McCarthy makes Siena his choice

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For Mike McCarthy, his effectiveness at the midfield position is a bit of a balancing act. The junior at Half Hollow Hills West High School (N.Y.) is effective at shooting on the run, finding open teammates on the fastbreak and using his lacrosse IQ to create scoring chances for his team. That array of attributes […]

Canadian three-sport star Radbourne will make field lacrosse his focus at UVM

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Three-sport athletes are a rarity these days. In that case, Eric Radbourne is an extreme rarity. Because in addition to playing soccer and hockey, Radbourne plays both box and field lacrosse. Soon, field lacrosse will be his sole sport. The Trinity-Pawling School (N.Y.) attackman/midfielder and Guelph, Ontario, native Eric Radbourne has verballed to the University […]