Athletic 2015 midfielder Mike Cusmano is latest Ward Melville (NY) standout to commit to Stony Brook
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 […]
Offensive-minded midfielder Jimmy Kickel of Ward Melville (NY) will play his college lacrosse close to home
It’s been a busy week for Class of 2015 commits for one of the nation’s premier programs — Ward Melville, which just two seasons ago went 22-0 and won its eighth New York state title. We told you earlier this week about defenseman Mike Cirrone’s verbal commitment to the University of Richmond. Teammate Jimmy Kickel […]
Lynbrook (NY) 2015 midfielder Daly will take his old-school style of play to Stony Brook
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 […]
Hen Hud football star Fraietta’s future is at Stony Brook in lax
Joe Fraietta is focused on Friday night. That’s the way it is with most high school football standouts in the tristate region. Fraietta is starting quarterback for the Hendrick Hudson Sailors who host Hudson Valley, N.Y., rival Lakeland on Friday night. While it’s been a busy week of planning and preparation for gameday, Fraietta took […]
Stony Brook-bound Prestreau will become latest from his Yorktown block to play D-I lax
Like many players growing up in Yorktown, lacrosse has been a way of like for as long as Brian Prestreau can remember. In fact, he grew up surrounded by it. Prestreau, who took up the sport at age 6, lives next door to former Yorktown All-Americans Tom and Kevin Interlicchio and right down the street […]
Player’s perspective: Berardis hopes to help Mahopac enjoy an encore
Can Mahopac pull an encore? The Indians enjoyed plenty of memorable moments during their run to the Section 1 Class A championship last year. Among the biggest was a 12-11 double-overtime win over Yorktown. The hero of that game was Anthony Berardis, who scored the game-winning goal (which you can watch here). Berardis, a dodging […]
Midfielder Wood eager to join new coach Nagle at Stony Brook
Jim Nagle is about to embark on his first season as head coach at Stony Brook. The former head coach at Colgate replaces Rick Sowell, who left Stony Brook for Navy. One of Nagle’s top priorities since taking over the Seawolves has been to target talent from the Empire State. Case in point, Patrick Wood. […]
Mahopac's Berardis reflects on his selection of Stony Brook
If you checked out our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” post at this time yesterday, you learned of the commitment of one of the leading players in the Hudson Valley. Rising senior star Anthony Berardis of defending Section 1 Class A champion Mahopac, a member of the 2010 HV Empire State Games team, gave […]
Report: Colgate's Nagle will take over as Stony Brook coach
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 […]
Weekend college scoreboard
The University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team picked up its biggest win a while, upsetting defending national champion Duke 7-3 today at Franklin Field. Several former Long Island standouts, including Manhasset product Drew Belinsky (two goals and one assist), Half Hollow Hills East grad Maxx Meyer (five ground balls) and Comsewogue product Al Kohart (one […]
Has Stony Brook arrived? Big test vs. Virginia today
One of the more intriguing college games this weekend pairs No. 5-seeded Stony Brook against the top-ranked team in the coaches’ poll, Virginia. The teams meet at noon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium. But the Cavaliers will be minus the Bratton twins, Rhamel and Shamel, who were suspended for today’s game for violating team rules […]
Harris will stay close to home at Stony Brook
Sachem North has been making a lot of noise but on and off the field of late. Last year, the Flaming Arrows started the season by upsetting the nation’s top-ranked team, West Islip. Yesterday, Sachem North’s number of Division I-bound seniors swelled to four with the commitment of defenseman Alex Harris to attend Stony Brook.
Commitments continue to come in
We hope you are checking out the “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” thread each day, gang, because new names are popping up at a feverish pace. Today, we learned of two more major commitments.
Army Fall Classic makes for a good day of lacrosse
As far as fall ball goes, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than West Point, where the fall foliage and the scenic images of the Hudson provided a perfect backdrop for a busy day of action today involving Stony Brook, Marist and the host Black Knights.
Darien's Benitez reflects on his commitment to Stony Brook
Defenseman George Benitez of Darien will be playing his college lacrosse at Division I Stony Brook. George Benitez is one of four rising seniors for five-time state champion Darien that have committed to college programs. The defenseman is headed to Stony Brook University.