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.
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.
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).
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