Navy commit Andrew McKenna becomes third D-I bound defender for Ward Melville (NY) 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. Andrew McKenna got a taste of playing at a higher level this past spring. The freshman made the varsity squad at 2013 New York state champion Ward […]

Darien (CT) 2015 two-way middie Burgoyne will take his size, skills, athleticism to Navy

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You would have a tough time arguing whether Ian Burgoyne is more valuable to the Darien High School (Conn.) boys lacrosse team on either offense or defense. That’s because Burgoyne is the protoypical two-way midfielder. “I enjoy playing defensive midfield just as much offense,” he said. It’s that kind of versatility — coupled with the […]

Lacrosse Insider: Darien (CT) 2015 midfielder, Yorktown (NY) 2016 goalie are both D-I bound

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Each varsity season, Darien and Yorktown meet in Tom Lener Memorial Cup game. Today, our update involves Division I commitments for each of the longtime rivals, and two of the top programs in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for the lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. We begin with Darien where the Blue Waves’ […]

Lacrosse Insider: Behind-the-scenes video, photos from fall college practices

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We began our behind-the-scenes look at fall college practices here last week with a photo gallery. Today, we have more photos, as well as a video. We start with a video look at the start of practices at Harvard, featuring comments by coach Chris Wojcik. Binghamton gets a practice in under the lights. Players are […]

Huntington (NY) standout Christian Fiordelisi provides Navy lacrosse with a big Class of 2015 commit

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Christian Fiordelisi is not yet a high school upperclassman. But he’s already learned that when it comes to lacrosse, change is often a good thing. “I was being recruited by a bunch of schools as an ‘X’ attackman, which is the position that I feel most comfortable at,” the Huntington High School (N.Y.) standout said. […]

AJ Ferraro, one of Florida’s top defenders, decides on Navy

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If you’ve been with us the last few days on Twitter.com/Joe_Lombardi, you know that the That goes for beyond the borders of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Last week, we told you about an attackman from Las Vegas, Grant Gravitt, who verballed to the University of Denver. […]

Today on TV: Michigan/Colgate Metro Classic game on ESPNU

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There will be more ESPN coverage today at the inaugural Metroplitan Classic, which feature a college lacrosse doubleheader at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens. It starts with Navy taking on Holy Cross at noon, followed by a 3 p.m. game between Michigan facing Colgate. ESPNU will telecast the Michigan-Colgate game with ESPN3 carrying the Holy […]

Player’s perspective: Joe Varello, Smithtown West (NY) midfielder

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It was a day Joe Varello and thousands of players from through Long Island had been anxiously awaiting. And it came today. Varsity practices and tryouts officially got under way. For Varello, the 2013 season comes with especially high expectations. After all, the senior faceoff midfielder plays for Smithtown West, which has emerged into one […]

College lax doubleheader set for Citi Field on St. Pat’s Day

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The New York Mets announced today that they will host the first NCAA Division I lacrosse games at Citi Field and it will be on St. Patrick’s Day. The inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic will feature the University of Michigan playing Colgate University, and the College of the Holy Cross battling the U.S. Naval Academy on […]

Report: Colgate's Nagle will take over as Stony Brook coach

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It hasn’t taken Stony Brook long to find a replacement for Rick Sowell. Just over a week after Sowell left Stony Brook for the head coaching job at Navy, Stony Brook is set to name a successor. Colgate’s Jim Nagle is the Seawolves’ choice, according to a report by John Jiloty of Inside Lacrosse. To […]

Player’s perspective: East Hampton’s Austin Heneveld, senior attackman

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Austin Heneveld, a Navy-bound senior attackman from East Hampton, is next up in our newly introduced “Player’s perspective” feature. Check back each day to read the insights of other players from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. * Player’s perspective archive

Recruit spotlight extra: East Hampton's Heneveld set to take next step at Navy

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East Hampton’s Austin Heneveld has it all. And Heneveld has the strength, shot, size and quickness to make a big impact at Navy. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound lefty attackman, who was also a football standout for East Hampton, is the latest subject of our new “Recruit spotlight extra” series. You can check out an archive of […]