Football standout Carnazza from two-time sectional champion Somers (NY) will play lacrosse in college at Springfield
Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Erik Carnazza is in the midst of a senior season at Somers High School (N.Y.) marked by success in football. Carnazza, a running back/linebacker, scored six touchdowns and had 59 tackles to lead the Tuskers to their second straight Class A sectional title. But as the Somers lacrosse team starts its […]
Player’s perspective: Cousin, Somers set for first tests at Red/Gray preseason event
The Red/Gray Preseason Classic, hosted by Somers High School in New York’s Hudson Valley, has emerged as one of the premier multi-team scrimmages in the tristate region. This year marks the event’s sixth season. Action is set to get under way on Saturday morning, March 22. That day marks the first test of 2014 for […]
Player’s perspective: Carnazza, Somers (NY) set for stern tests inside, outside Section 1
Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Teams such as Yorktown and John Jay provide plenty of strong competition for Somers in New York’s Section 1 Class B. But that hasn’t stopped the Tuskers from scheduling plenty of other tests outside the section. It all starts with Somers’ annual preseason Red-Gray Tournament, which will mark its sixth season […]
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 […]
Somers (NY) midfielder Corpolongo sets sights on St. John’s
It was quite a week for the Somers High School (N.Y.) boys lacrosse program. The Tuskers saw two rising seniors commit to Division I programs in a 24-hour, midweek stretch. Attackman Tim Cousin will join his brother Kevin at Siena College. And, in another brother combo, Justin Corpolongo is the latest member of his family […]
Thursday, 4/18: Somers hosts John Jay; Mahopac visits Brewster in Battle of Putnam; Darien looks to bounce back
A 6 p.m. contest between Section 1 (N.Y.) Class B contenders John Jay-Cross River and host Somers highlights today’s slate. John Jay is coming off a big 10-6 win over 2011 Connecticut Class M state champion Wilton while Somers defeated Arlington in its last game, 6-5, scoring four straight goals to pull out the victory. […]
Somers’ Kevin Cousin sets his sights on Siena, senior season
No matter what happens in his senior year at Somers, or in the Division I collegiate career that will follow, Kevin Cousin will have a tough time topping what he did during a late-season stretch last season. The attackman scored the game-winning goals in victories against two of the three 2010 Section 1 champions in […]
Carpenter becomes Somers’ second senior commit
If you checked our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” last week, you learned that the second senior from one of the top programs in New York’s Section 1, Somers, has found a college program to call home. That would be dodging attackman Anthony Carpenter. Ten years from now, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound righty would like […]
Player's perspective: Somers' Kieran Donohue, senior attackman
Kieran Donohue has been surrounded by lacrosse almost since birth. Donohue’s father, Jim, who played at Fox Lane, served as both head coach and assistant coach with Somers. His brother, Troy, and sister, Morgan, both were standouts for the boys and girls varsity teams, respectively, at Somers. And now Donohue starts his senior season with […]
Player's perspective: Somers' Matt Dalton, senior long-stick midfielder
If Somers is to make its third straight sectional championship game appearance, the defense will have to come up big. And the Tuskers appear to have the talent and experience to get the job done. Somers, after all, has all seniors starting not only at close defense but at long-stick midfielder, where Matt Dalton is […]
Player's perspective: Somers' Anthony Lombardo, senior midfielder
Surrounded by tradition-rich lacrosse neighbors such as Yorktown, Lakeland/Panas, John Jay and Mahopac, Somers was a relative latecomer to the game. The Tuskers, after all, didn’t launch a varsity team until 1996. But since then, Somers has vaulted to prominence as one of the premier programs in the region. One of the keys to that […]
Somers salutes its college-bound seniors
There are just a few precious hours remaining in the NLI Fall Signing Week, gang. Tomorrow, we’ll have a recap of the Division I and Division II players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region who made their verbal commits to accept college scholarship offers official by signing National Letters of Intent, starting a week ago, […]
JoJo on getting No. 22: ‘It’s the greatest honor possible’
Few numbers carry with them the expectations than wearing No. 22 for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team. As we told you here yesterday, it’s a number steeped in tradition, going back to the days of the great Gary Gait. The player now entrusted with continuing that tradition is the leading scorer in Somers High School […]
Somers’ Dalton setting his sights on Springfield
The commitments continue to roll in, gang. If you checked out our Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown just tonight alone, you learned the college destinations of the following standouts from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region: * Lakeland/Panas high-scoring attackman Rob Caffrey will join Providence College of the newly formed Big East Conference. * St. […]
Somers’ Donohue selects Siena
Quick question, gang. Especially those of you in the Hudson Valley region. Name the Section 1 program that has produced the most Division I recruits the last two years. If you guessed Somers, you are correct. Senior attackman Kieran Donohue became the sixth Tusker player who is or will be continuing his career at the […]
You make the call: Who should be the favorite in Section 1 Class B?
Yorktown’s moving down. (From Class A.) Rye’s moving up. (From Class C.) John Jay and Somers are still there. The result: A class that is as stacked as Section 1 has ever seen. Who do you think is the team to beat in Class B?
Blast from the Past: Somers vs. Manhasset 2003 OT state semifinal
Folks, it takes a lot to impress me. And this game did and still does. In fact, it may be the most dramatic and memorable high school games I’ve ever seen. It happened back in June 2003 at Hofstra University.
Somers’ Lombardo is bound for Binghamton
It may be the dog days of August, but the recruiting commitments continue to come in from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. You can learn about them as they’re made by checking out the “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” thread each day. One of them was just made by a player who is […]
Mahopac gets signature win by beating Somers 11-9
John Brandofino had three goals and two assists as he picked up his first win over Somers during his four-year varsity career. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The Mahopac Indians picked up the kind of signature win that they have been eagerly pursuing for more than three seasons tonight with an 11-9 win against defending […]
Player’s perspective: Somers’ Chris Longo, senior goaltender
Chris Longo came up big in Somers’ biggest games last season. The senior goaltender made 17 saves as the Tuskers unseated four-time defending champion John Jay 14-9 in the sectional finals. This came after a 26-save performance in a 10-7 regular-season win over John Jay. Longo and the Tuskers are in action on Saturday as […]
Red/Gray Tournament schedule
The schedule for the seven-team, second annual Red/Gray Tournament starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 at Somers has just been finalized. The event includes defending Section 1 Class B champion and host Somers, CHSAA champ St. Anthony’s and New Jersey power Don Bosco. Brewster, Fox Lane, Auburn and Guilderland will also be competing.
Player’s perspective: Somers’ Greg Petre, senior attackman/midfielder
It didn’t take long for the Somers Tuskers to set the tone against three-time defending sectional champion John Jay in last year’s Section 1 title game at White Plains High School. It happened just seven seconds into the game when Greg Petre (shown above in a photo taken by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) fired in a shot […]
Player’s perspective: Somers’ John Bello, senior defenseman
Few players in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region enjoyed the rapid rise Somers senior John Bello did last season. After coming off an injury-riddled sophomore season, Bello emerged as one of the area’s top defensemen and a Division I recruit. Over the summer, he accepted a scholarship offer from St. John’s of the newly formed […]
Somers' Schurr commits to Hopkins
Rising junior defenseman Eddie Schurr will become the first player in Somers history to attend Johns Hopkins. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It didn’t take long for one of the top juniors in the region to make a college commitment. And it’s a big one. Just five days after Division I coaches became allowed to […]
Somers' Petre commits to Army
Somers all-section attackman Greg Petre just gave an oral commitment to attend Army. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Check the second page of this post for a Q&A with Greg Petre.
Somers' Bello commits to St. John's
Rising senior John Bello will be spending his college career in the newly formed Big East Lacrosse Conference. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Somers’ John Bello, one of the leading returning defensemen in the region for next season, just got off the phone moments ago with St. John’s coach Jason Miller. Bello called Miller this […]
Georgalas to join Army as assistant coach
Ted Georgalas, who founded Mahopac’s varsity program and is one of the men most instrumental in the growth of Section 1 lacrosse, has joined Army’s program as an assistant coach.
Here is your 2009 LaxLessons.com regional player of the year
Syracuse-bound JoJo Marasco. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The votes are all in, and in a down-to-the-wire showdown, Syracuse University-bound JoJo Marasco of edged Manhasset’s Connor English and West Islip’s Nicky Galasso to earn the inaugural LaxLessons.com regional player of the year award. LaxLessons.com all-region threads: Here is your 2009 LaxLessons.com all-region team Final […]
What to watch for at the state quarterfinals in Albany
All three matchups will be 1 vs. 2. No, we’re not talking about seeds. We’re talking about sections. Three teams from Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) will square off against their counterparts from Section 2 (Albany area) tomorrow starting at 3:30 p.m. at the University at Albany in the state quarterfinals. We’ve […]
Section 1 crowns its champs; Suffolk titles decided
SECTION 1 Class A: Yorktown 11, Lakeland/Panas 10 (OT) Class B: Somers 14, John Jay 9 Class C: Putnam Valley 10, Rye 7 Photos by Ray Gallagher (For a gallery of photos from the three championship games, click here.) Check back for video interviews and highlights.
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 […]
Milestone for Marasco: 200 and counting
JoJo Marasco now has 202 career goals. (Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Reaching the 100-career goal mark in high school lacrosse is a rare feat. Today, Syracus University-bound Somers star JoJo Marasco accomplished something even more unusual. Marasco scored his 200th career goal today as Somers won at Brewster 13-7. New York state all-time goal-scoring leaders
Section 1 Class B: Who's going to win?
At left: Dylan Haas, John Bello (Somers). At right: Drew Beck, Andrew Masterson (John Jay). John Jay has won four straight titles. Somers is likely to be the top seed in the playoffs.
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. […]
Wrapping up an eventful Saturday
Top photo: Put Valley’s Ryan Fitzgerald and Dillon Chesnut celebrate a goal in the Tigers’ 15-9 win over Rye. Photo above: Kyle Calabro lets it rip for PV. (Photos by Ray Gallagher) Click here for Section 1 photo galleries. For Section 1 commentary and features. For video highlights of the Yorktown-Darien game, […]
Showdown Saturday is almost upon us
I only wish I could make it to all of them. Realistically, three is going to be a stretch. But I’m going to try. (Other than the postseason tripleheaders, this will be a first for me. So stay tuned, my friends.)
Is Section 1 Class B as wide open as we thought?
Somers junior Colin Tullgren (top) had four goals and two assists in the Tuskers’ big win today at Horace Greeley. Classmate Cole Partenza (below) scored twice. (Photos by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from Somers’ 15-8 win over Greeley, click here.
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.
Until they meet again?
As John Jay and Somers players lined up for the post-game handshake following Somers’ 10-7 win tonight, you could almost sense the feeling on both sides. That while it was a big game and, in fact, a very entertaining one it was just Round 1. I talked to players and coaches from both […]
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.