Former Hudson Valley lacrosse star dies on Long Island at age 27
One of the top goaltenders to play high school lacrosse in the Hudson Valley the last decade has died. Michael Mackay, who lived and worked on Long Island, died on Thursday, Nov. 9 after a long battle with addiction. He was 27. Mackay, who starred at Lakeland/Panas and attended the University of Delaware, also competed in USSA alpine […]
Video special: Team spotlight on Lakeland/Panas (NY)
Lakeland/Panas outlasted Yorktown 8-7 in overtime to win the 2010 Class A title in one of the most memorable title games in New York’s Section 1 in recent history. The Rebels’ postseason run ended with a loss to West Islip in the state semifinals. The following year, the Rebels made it back to the sectional […]
Player’s perspective: Prunty hopes to help Lakeland/Panas (NY) regain Section 1 Class A supremacy
It was one of the most memorable title games in New York’s Section 1 in recent history as Lakeland/Panas outlasted Yorktown 8-7 in overtime to win the 2010 Class A title. The Rebels’ postseason run ended with a loss to West Islip in the state semifinals. The following year, the Rebels made it back to […]
Player’s perspective: Syracuse-bound Chavez sees league games as the key for Rye (NY)
For Lazarus Chavez and the Rye High School Garnets, the path to the Section 1 (N.Y.) final starts within their league. The senior Syracuse University-bound defenseman sees games against Fox Lane, Horace Greeley, Byram Hills, Pleasantville and Harrison as critical to the Garnets’ success in 2014. So too, undoubtedly, will be the play of Chavez, an […]
Lakeland/Panas (NY) rising senior Zingaro, starter since freshman year, makes his college choice
If it seems like Michael Zingaro has been a part of the Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.) lacrosse program forever, there’s good reason for that sentiment. Zingaro, after all, is a three-year (going on four-year), starting goaltender for the Rebels. But after one final varsity season, Zingaro will attempt to accomplish a similar feat at the next level. […]
Lacrosse Insider: Zingaro joins Prunty as D-I bound Lakeland/Panas (NY) rising seniors
Brian Prunty got things going for Lakeland/Panas when he verbally committed to Siena College this past summer. The rising senior attackman is following his brother, Conor’s path. Conor is a junior midfielder at Siena. Now, Brian Prunty has company when it comes to Class of 2014 commits for the Rebels. Three-year (going on four-year) starting […]
Epic Moments: Ric Beardsley, former Lakeland (NY) and Syracuse University standout
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 […]
Player’s perspective: Brian Prunty, Lakeland/Panas (NY) attackman
In just over a month, the Rebels will be playing for real. After weeks and weeks of preparation, perennial Section 1 (N.Y.) Class A title contender Lakeland/Panas starts the regular season with a March 28 game at Arlington. LP last won the sectional title in 2010 before losing to West Islip in the state semifinals. […]
Lakeland/Panas standout Laguerre selects Springfield
When Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas square off next season in the 2012 version of the annual Charlie Murphy Cup, the game will have a definite Springfield College feel to it. That’s because two of the top players involved — both of whom are midfielders — will be playing their college lax there. We told you earlier […]
LP’s Kostik eager to help Albertus Magnus launch collegiate lax program
Much has been made of the new programs set to launch next spring at Michigan and Marquette. But there’s another college much closer to the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, preparing to start a program as well. We’re talking about Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. Albertus will launch […]
Lakeland/Panas’ Monteferante on his commitment to Army: ‘I will be able to serve my country’
Chris Monteferante loves a challenge. The rising senior for Lakeland/Panas has achieved attention throughout the region for his excellence in the faceoff X. It didn’t happen overnight. Monteferante, who started playing lax as a third-grader, didn’t start taking faceoffs until six years later. But through hard work and dedication, he quickly established himself as one […]
Player's perspective: Lakeland/Panas' Conor Prunty, senior midfielder
It won’t be long now, gang. The new year is here and the official start of college preseason practices is upon us. High school teams, of course, still have a ways to go, but it’s coming up pretty fast. With that in mind, we are continuing to work our way up and down the region, […]
Caffrey commits to Providence
At 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, Rob Caffrey is usually one of the smallest players on the field. But the Lakeland/Panas attackman has come up big time and again for the Rebels. Last year, the quick and elusive Caffrey registered 70 goals and 33 assists to help the Rebels win the Section 1 Class A championship and […]
Lakeland/Panas’ Prunty selects Siena
Earlier this month, Conor Prunty stood alone. Though he was among nine players from the Hudson Valley region named as an all-American, he was the only one who had not committed to a college. No more. In case you missed our update here earlier this week, Prunty has given a verbal commitment to attend Siena.
The uncommitted all-American: A look at Prunty’s recruiting prospects
If you take a look at nine Hudson Valley All-America recipients, you will notice just one has not yet committed to a college. That would be Lakeland/Panas junior midfielder Conor Prunty.
Lakeland/Panas star Prunty selects Siena
Despite starting last season with little fanfare, the Lakeland/Panas Rebels were thisclose to winning the Section 1 Class A championship. But the Rebels wound up losing to Yorktown 11-10 in overtime after holding a 9-4 third-quarter lead. Once again this season, most observers have tabbed Yorktown to win the title. But Lakeland/Panas should, at the […]
Blast from the Past: 1991 Murphy Cup
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 […]
Your source for recruiting news
Rye attackman Rob Santangelo will be spending his college years close to home. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Hey gang – Be sure to check back here each day for the latest recruiting news. As we all know, this time of year, there is plenty and you never know when it’s going to happen. Case […]
Title time: Lets hear your Section 1 picks
Rye defenseman Donald Keough and John Jay midfielder Mike Daniello. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The matchups are hardly surprising. But the games themselves could be. We’re talking about the Section 1 playoffs. With live threads now (see below) on the finals in Connecticut and Long Island, it’s time to launch our final prediction fest […]
Somers rallies to beat Lakeland/Panas in OT
Colgate-bound Erik Pfiffner and Syracuse-bound JoJo Marasco. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) There was something in the mist tonight at Walter Panas High School. With a thick white haze engulfing the field, tonight’s game between Somers and host Lakeland/Panas had a unique feel to it. It’s a feeling Somers hopes to experience once again real soon. […]
Murphy Cup stays with 'Huskers; Somers settles score vs. Iona Prep
John Ranagan will never forget the feeling. No matter how hard he may try. It was two years ago and Ranagan and the Yorktown ‘Huskers had just suffered a crushing 10-9 loss at Lakeland/Panas. It ended a string of 12 straight Yorktown wins in the Charlie Murphy Cup game. “I wanted to make sure I […]
Instant Classic: Lakeland/Panas beats John Jay in OT
Shawn Honovich of Lakeland/Panas battles John Jay’s Forrest Walter in the Rebels’ 13-12 overtime win today. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) For video highlights of Lakeland/Panas’ 13-12 win over John Jay, click here.
20th Murphy Cup moved to 7 p.m.
Cortland State-bound senior attackman Tom Casey (shown in action Saturday against Darien) and the Yorktown ‘Huskers will be renewing their rivalry against Lakeland/Panas on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the annual Charlie Murphy Cup game. The game had originally been scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. at Yorktown High School’s Charlie Murphy Field. (Photo […]
Wednesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Most now view the FCIAC championship chase as a two-horse race between defending champion Darien and Ridgefield. Those two teams don’t meet till mid-May. But we may get a bit of an idea how the teams compare tonight when Darien visits Wilton.
Fazio comes up big for Rebels
Andrew Fazio, a 5-foot-1 junior long-stick midfielder for Lakeland/Panas, in action vs. Iona Prep on Saturday. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from the Lakeland/Panas-Iona Prep game, click here. Saturday scores and highlights The first thing you notice when you see Andrew Fazio on the lacrosse field is that his stick […]
Lakeland/Panas edges Iona Prep; Somers' Petre scores career-high six goals vs. Clarkstown South
Gus Guido had a big game on offense for Iona Prep, but the Gaels fell to Lakeland/Panas 10-9. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from the Lakeland/Panas-Iona Prep game, click here. Saturday scores and highlights Ward Melville deals Yorktown first loss
Thursday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
A couple of big showdowns in Suffolk. Some crucial games involving teams from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. It should be an interesting Thursday throughout the region today.
Tuesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Tomorrow, Long Island will take center stage with some colossal confrontations on tap. But today, Section 1 is in the spotlight. Let’s call it Super Tuesday.