FCIAC champion Ridgefield should have at least five college-bound rising seniors. Two have already committed and three others are weighing their options.

Read more in the second page of this post, and be sure to check back here every day of the latest breaking recruiting news.

Ridgefield’s committed rising senior players are:

• Mike Galione, attack, Lafayette

• Kurt Mueller, midfield, Towson

Check out Q&A with UMBC-bound Merlino now

Imagine deciding where you will spend four years playing college lacrosse on a porch in Sicily? That’s exactly what John Jay rising senior Brandon Merlino did.

We told you about his commitment the day he made it on Saturday, Aug. 1. Now, Brandon is back from Sicily and we just completed an interesting Q&A on his trip to Italy and his decision to attend UMBC.

You can check it out now on the second page of the post on Brandon’s commitment by clicking here.

Be sure to e-mail me with news/info on any college commitments at joe@laxlessons.com.

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7 Responses to “Ridgefield's Galione, Mueller commit to D-I programs”

  1. Keeler Tav says:

    Mike G. Is gonna be such a beast this year. He was overshadowed by Matty White, B-1alsh and company but next year will be HIS year. I”m just sayin.

    Kurt is also legit …

  2. laxflee says:

    It will be interesting to see who carries the load in Ridgefield now that the big four are moving on. Some big shoes to fill. I’ve never heard of the kid going to Towson. Was he on the team last year? I would have thought the LSM would have been the first to commit. I thought he was clearly the best in his class.

  3. ctlax says:

    Mueller is good and a big kid, but I think his fellow midfielder Aaron Mathias might be even better. McKnight is a very very fast LSM who can def go D-1 if he wants. Morrissey (FOGO) is also probably the best face-off man in CT and can also probably go D-1. Keeler Tav is right when he says Mike Galione will be a beast this year – Lafayette is lucky to get a player as good as him. #4 – Ian Vazquez (M) is another player who caught my eye last year, but still goes unnoticed because of the talent that surrounds him. Matt Shannon (D) and Aidan Scott (A) (Colin’s brother) are impressive juniors who will be impact players. They just need some decent talent in goal and they will be fielding a high quality team for the third year in a row. Anyone who thinks Ridgefield is gonna be down in 2010, is sorely mistaken – They should be #2 to Darien in the FCIAC.

  4. nik says:

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I just found your blog and read this and a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work and great job covering lax year round. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  5. CoppsHill says:

    Will be interesting to see where the other Ridgefield rising seniors that Joe mentioned end up.

  6. lax42189 says:

    I’ve heard word of two more Ridgefield commitments recently, both to NESCAC schools. Face off prospect Morrissey to Amherst College and Midfielder Vazquez to Wesleyan University.

  7. TriLax says:

    Looks like Ridgefield has arrived as a program. Despite losing 4 D-1 players they have these guys back, plus Shannon, Vazquez, etc. Will be another battle for FCIAC title with Darien but Ridgefield has to be the favorite once again. It’s been a changing of the guard in FCIAC lax with Ridgefield now entrenched as the #1 program.

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