I couldn’t publish this till now.

The reason?

Well, I couldn’t exactly present an “Early fall commitment rundown” until it was actually early fall. (OK, OK, fall won’t officially be arriving till early Tuesday morning, but that’s close enough.)

Now it is.

So here now is a rundown of commitments of seniors and juniors from throughout the Hudson Valley/Connecticut/Long Island region.

Early fall recruiting roundup

Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut

Class of 2010

Bryan Anecchino, Darien
College, position:
Providence, midfield

John Bello, Somers
College, position: St. John’s, defense

Drew Belinsky, Manhasset
College, position:
Penn, midfield

George Benitez, Darien
College, position: Stony Brook, defense

Okie Bernabo, Mahopac
College, position: C.W. Post, midfield

Brendan Bouchard, Cold Spring Harbor
College, position:
Bryant, attack

Ricky Buhr, Manhasset
College, position:
Syracuse, midfield

Stephen Burke, Yorktown
College, position: C.W. Post, defense

John Brandofino, Mahopac
College, position: New York Tech, attack

Tyler Brenneman, East Hampton
College, position: Notre Dame, midfield

Harley Brown, Fairfield Prep
College, position:
Denver, defense

Tommy Cox, Cold Spring Harbor
College, position:
St. John’s, goaltender

James D’Aprile, St. Anthony’s
College, position: Army, defense

Greg D’Arienzo, Carey
College, position: Maryland, midfield

Peter DeSalvo, Iona Prep
College, position: Fairfield, midfield

Colin Dunster, Greenwich
College, position:
Bryant, midfield

Mike Ehrhardt, Chaminade
College, position:
Princeton, defense

Ryan Fitzgerald, Putnam Valley
College, position: St. John’s, attack/midfield

Fletcher Franklin, John Jay
College, position: Kenyon, goaltender

Nicky Galasso, West Islip
College, position:
North Carolina, attack

Mike Galione, Ridgefield
College, position:
Lafayette, attack

Todd Heritage, Cheshire
College, position:
Bucknell, attack

Will Himler, Chaminade
College, position: Princeton, attack

Andrew Hodgson, West Islip, attack/midfield
College, position:

Shawn Honovich, Lakeland/Panas
College, position:
Fairfield, midfield

Kevin Interlicchio, Yorktown
College, position: Hopkins, attack

Thomas Keane, Chaminade
College, position: Holy Cross, defense

Christian Kennedy, Cold Spring Harbor
College, position:
Georgetown, midfield

Derek Koelsch, Yorktown
College, position: Trinity, goaltender

James Lang, Hicksville
College, position: St. John’s, defense

Remy Lieberman, Yorktown
College, position: Wesleyan, attack

Bobby Maher, John Jay
College, position: John Jay, goaltender

Cole McCormack, Rye
College, position: Cornell, midfield

Jamie McCulloch, Ossining
College, position:
Franklin & Marshall, midfield

Dan Mellynchuck, Sayville
College, position: Maryland, defense

Brandon Merlino, John Jay
College, position: UMBC, midfield

Jack Meyer, Manhasset
College, position:
Yale, defense

Maxx Meyer, Half Hollow Hills East
College, position:
University of Pennsylvania, long-stick midfielder

Rob Moore, West Islip
College, position:
Jacksonville, midfield

Kurt Mueller, Ridgefield
College, position:
Towson, midfield

Derek Muzio, St. Anthonys
College, position:
Stony Brook, defense
Andrew Nicol, Brewster
College, position: Vassar, goaltender
Bobby Nolan, Darien
College, position: Gettysburg, midfield

Will O’Donnell, John Jay
College, position: Army, midfield

Greg Petre, Somers
College, position: Army, attack

Erik Pfiffner, Somers
College, position: Colgate, midfield

Jameson Pickel, John Jay
College, position: Hopkins, defense

Brendan Rotanz, Fairfield Prep
College, position: Dartmouth, attack

Thomas Schreiber, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Princeton, midfield

Brendan Schroeder, St. Anthony’s
College, position: Navy, attack/midfield

Bobby Sincero, Hen Hud
College, position: Army, goaltender

Doug Tesoriero, Syosset
College, position: Cornell, midfield

Scott Thomson, Wilton
College, position:
Delaware, defense

Jesse Troy, Arlington
College, position:
Le Moyne, defense

Chris Walsh, Bronxville
College, position: Wesleyan, attack

Zack Waldman, John Jay
College, position: Tufts, defense

Matt Weiner, Mamaroneck
College, position:
Union, goaltender

Andrew West, Darien
College, position:
Cornell, goaltender

Joe Wood, Bronxville
College, position:
Washington & Lee, attack/midfield

Class of 2011

Mike Daniello, John Jay
College, position:
Hopkins, attack

Greg Danseglio, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Virginia, defense

Mike Pelligrino, Connetquot
College, position: Hopkins, defense

Eddie Schurr, Somers
College, position: Hopkins, defense

Keep us posted

As always, be sure to e-mail me with news/info on any college commitments as they are made to joe@laxlessons.com.

Also, feel free to let me know of any commitments that have already been made that are not included here.

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24 Responses to “Early fall commitment rundown”

  1. Laxie says:

    Joe this is excllent. Can’t even imagine all the time it took for you to put this together. You da man!!

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  3. Jack Lax says:

    When did Zack Waldman commit to Tufts? How do these D3 prospects know they are into the school before they get the acceptance letter? It is not Division one where you are 100% to get accepted. Isn’t it risky to say they are in now?

  4. meatball says:

    IF they rell you to go early decision you are 90% in

  5. Jack Lax says:

    Where did you get that number from? What is your source for that

  6. meatball says:

    a coach checks with addmisions and if your grades are up to par then they will tell you to go early decision. Addmisions basically tells the coach they are in.

  7. One man's opinion says:

    Meatball is correct for the most part, although not sure about the early decision statistic. For NESCAC schools like Tufts the coach can run the transcript and standardized test scores by admissions to get a green light then will emphasize to the recruit how important it is to take the application and essays seriously when they apply early decision. Admissions is not guaranteed but for the few recruits that the coach is supporting, it’s highly likely.

  8. specialinterlock says:

    Four for Army and Coach Alberici
    Go Black Knights!!

  9. Ride the Wave says:

    Joe … I was on the Stamford Advocate web site for an online chat on HS football and your name came up when they were talking about MSG’s new Varsity channel and someone posted “Joe is the man.” haha. Your everywhere.

  10. Joe Lombardi says:

    Good to hear, Wave.

    As for football, I know Fairfield Warde had a big shutout win over the Blue Wave. New Canaan looks pretty impressive. Ridgefield has a major D-I lineman. Greenwich is strong as always.

  11. La Lakers says:

    Joe, Can you talk about Zack Waldman and Tufts?

  12. Joe Lombardi says:

    Sure. When it comes to quality academic/athletic lacrosse programs, Tufts takes a backseat to no one.

    For that reason, Tufts is a great fit for Zack.

    Tufts is coming off a strong season in which former Greeley standout Matt Witko was a key contributor.

  13. LI Guy says:

    A bit surprising WI doesn’t have more than three D-I seniors commits.

  14. Lax18 says:

    Joe, Any updates on Daniello? Has he narrowed his choices down?

  15. Joe Lombardi says:

    Lax18 –

    Nothing’s changed since my last report. The finalists are UNC, Hopkins and Syracuse and a decision could come by the end of the month or thereabouts.

  16. LaxMom says:

    Christian Kennedy is going to Georgetown

  17. Pequa says:

    Great job getting all this info Joe.

  18. Seahawk Nation says:

    Real interesting matching the names with the colleges. Great job Joe!

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  22. ctlax says:

    I heard Ridgefield has a defenseman going to ‘Cuse.

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