Ridgefield’s Matt White, Somers’ JoJo Marasco and Manhasset’s Connor English were ranked among the Top 10 incoming college freshmen in the nation by Inside Lacrosse in its annual recruiting issue.

Inside Lacrosse also ranked the Top 50 rising seniors and Top 50 rising juniors at the high school level.

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White is ranked No. 4 overall, the Syracuse-bound Marasco fifth and English seventh. White and English, both attackmen, are headed to the University of Virginia.

Yorktown midfielder John Ranagan, who is headed to Johns Hopkins, was ranked 13th, followed by Princeton-bound midfielder Jeff Frocarro of Port Washington (No. 14). Ian Braddish, the North Carolina-bound midfielder from West Islip, was ranked 18th.

Here are other players from the region who made the Top 100 incoming freshman list:

Steven Murphy, midfield, William Floyd, No. 26 (Notre Dame)

Nick O’Reilly, attack, South Side, No. 28 (Virginia)

John Fennessy, defense, Yorktown, No. 48 (Towson)

Will Manny, attack, St. Anthony’s, No. 56 (UMass)

Tucker Shanley, midfield, Fairfield Prep, No. 58 (Princeton)

Thomas Keith, defense, Syosset, No. 59 (Cornell)

Dominique Alexander, midfield, Baldwin, No. 71 (Ohio State)

Mike McCormack, defemse, West Islip, No. 72 (Yale)

Matt Palasek, attack, Rocky Point, No. 75 (Johns Hopkins)

Rob Bellairs, goaltender, Plainedge, No. 76 (Hofstra)

Brad Cappellini, Manhasset, defense, No. 77 (Harvard)

Corey Caputo, Darien, defense, No. 97 (Hofstra)

You can view Inside Lacrosse’s entire Top 100 list by clicking here.

To watch a video of the photo shoot for the Top 10 players, click here.

Rising high school seniors

West Islip’s Nicky Galasso, an attackman headed to North Carolina, is Inside Lacrosse’s No. 1-ranked rising high school senior.

Princeton-bound midfielder Thomas Schreiber of St. Anthony’s is ranked fourth.

Yorktown attackman Kevin Interlicchio, who is headed to Johns Hopkins, is No. 8, followed by Princeton-bound attackman Will Himler of Chaminade (No. 9) and Towson-bound attackman/midfielder Andrew Hodgson of West Islip (No. 10).

Princeton-bound long-stick midfielder Maxx Meyer of Half Hollow Hills East is No. 24.

Other rising seniors from the region who made the Top 50 are: Eric Schneider (Massapequa, goalie, No. 33, Hopkins); Brendan Rotanz (Fairfield Prep, attack, No. 39, uncommitted); John Urbank (Chaminade, defense, No. 36, Georgetown); Christian Kennedy (Cold Spring Harbor, midfielder, No. 37, Cornell); Mike Erhardt (Chaminade, defense, No. 45, Maryland); and Brendan Schroeder (St. Anthony’s, No. 49, Navy).

Rising high school juniors

Manhasset native Jimmy Bitter, an uncommitted attackman who plays for the Deerfield Academy, is the No. 4-ranked rising junior.

Garden City’s Stephen Jahelka, an uncommited defenseman, is No. 8.

John Jay uncommitted attackman Mike Daniello is ranked ninth among rising juniors.

Other players from the region who made the Top 50 rising junior list are: Greg Danseglio (St. Anthony’s, defense, No. 15, uncommitted); Brian Fischer (Garden City, defense, No. 18, uncommitted); Michael Pellegrino (Connetquot, defense, No. 19, Hopkins); Ryan DeSimone (Smithtown East, attack, No. 22, uncommitted); Will Mazzone (Ward Melville, attack, No. 26, uncommitted); Joe LoCascio (St. Anthony’s, midfield, No. 29, uncommitted); Sean Mahon (Chaminade, midfield, No. 37, uncommitted); Jake Gambitsky (Wantagh, goaltender, Mo. 38, uncommitted); Kyle Keenan (Smithtown West, attack, No. 41, uncommitted); John Connors (Chaminade, goaltender, No. 46, uncommitted); Connor Braddish (West Islip, midfield, No. 47, uncommitted); Christian Bennardo (St. Anthony’s, midfield, No. 48, uncommitted); and Zak Goldbach (Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK, attack, No. 50, uncommitted).

Reach Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com.

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15 Responses to “Inside Lacrosse releases Top 100 rankings for college freshmen; Top 50 rankings for rising seniors, juniors”

  1. Keeler Tav says:

    Yeh MATTY WHITE!!! Now will you ppl listen to me. #1 player in the region!!

  2. LI Guy says:

    Joe –

    You have it correct but Inside Lacrosse has it incorrect both in the magazine, which I just got today, and on line.

    Steven Murphy, #26, played for William Floyd NOT West Islip.

    Geez you’d think they could get the schools right.

  3. Setter says:

    Joe you also had this right but IL misspelled Jeff Cappellini’s name.

  4. LAX says:

    KI is ranked the 8th best rising senior by IL and Mikey Daniello is the 9th best rising junior

  5. Wasabi says:

    Forrest Walter didn’t make the top 50 juniors? That kid’s a horse and IL dropped the ball on that one IMO. I was thinking he’d be top 20

  6. Judo says:

    and where was e shurr for rising juniors hes gettin looked at by some ridiculous schools and gets no love from IL

  7. LAX says:

    My thoughts exactly! I’m happy that Mike got top ten but Walter and Schurr should be on there, there shouldn’t be only 1 section 1 player. Schurr is a stud and Walter is getting some serious attention after dominating the top 205 camp, IL seemed to really like him.

  8. LAX says:

    Comments from IL’s Zach Frank:

    Blue Chip 225 Camp:
    Forrest Walter (M/John Jay, NY) – my favorite player of the day; Good size and athleticism; Dodges down and backs into guy, switching direction, and gets good step on man towards net; Hard whip shot both ways; Has a very calm, composed demeanor when he has the ball in his stick; Extremely smart baller…when finds himself in a jam, protects his stick and pulls the ball out.

    Maverick Showtime Camp:
    Forrest Walter (M/John Jay, NY) – If anyone read my coverage from the Blue Chip 225 Rising Junior camp, I think that you know how I feel about this kid…for those of you who don’t, he is one of my favorite players to watch; he is incredibly calm on the field when making plays happen; he likes to take the ball to top center and basically post-up on D guy, switching directions very quickly back and forth until he gets his step; he takes his chance and capitalizes, utilizing his R/L whip shot and ripping G’s.; very laissez-faire attitude on the field compliments his game and he’s explosive when he needs to be and is dependable for scoring or making something happen.

    I’m surprised that they didn’t put him in.

  9. TuskerTown says:

    cool pic of jojo from the IL photo shoot on there main home page of the web site today …


  10. relax says:

    I was surprised that no CT players made the junior list. Many rising juniors started as sophomores, and racked up a lot of points, such as francia, costigan, and dodd.

  11. slacrosse says:

    Firstly, congrats to all the kids that made the top 100 and 50 lists! Hard to know exactly how the top 50 lists were formulated but tougher when less spots to go around.

    Daniello no brainer pick for the rising juniors.

    While we’re at it Cole McCormack (Cornell) of Rye should have made the rising Senior list!

  12. laxerdude says:

    I definitely think that Walter should be up there

  13. ctlax says:

    Brendan Rotanz is going to Hopkins now? I hear a different school for him every week. First it was Duke than Maryland then Dartmouth. This has to be an error, right?

  14. Stag Party says:

    Brendan is uncommitted still. UNC Hop, Duke in the mix …

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