Rye midfielder Jack O’Callaghan, one of the top juniors in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, told me this morning that he has decided on a college after being recruited by many Division I programs.

“I have verbally committed to Coach (Jim) Nagle at Colgate and am looking forward to playing there with Kevin Gordon,” O’Callaghan said.

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The agile and speedy O’Callaghan is coming off a breakout sophomore season in which he scored the winning goal in a 9-8 overtime win at Somers. His brother, Patrick, is a freshman midfielder at Middlebury.

Kevin Gordon, a former Rye standout, is a sophomore midfielder for the Red Raiders, which has become a hot spot for area players. Former Hen Hud two-time all-America mddie Rob Bosco is a junior midfielder. Former Ridgefield standout Matt Baker and Fordham Prep star Connor Brown are freshman middies.

The Red Raiders’ roster also includes six Long Island natives as well as sophomore attackman Jeff Ledwick of Weston, Conn.

In addition, Ward Melville senior midfielder Jimmy Ryan, former Horace Greeley standout Derek Katchis, now playing a post-grad season at the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Somers senior midfielder Erik Pfiffner have committed to Colgate.

Colgate is ranked 20th in the USILA coaches’ poll.

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14 Responses to “Rye’s O’Callaghan commits to Colgate”

  1. Rye Guy says:

    Congrats Jack! You and Kevin will enjoy your season together in 2012. Meantime there are a couple more sectional titles to win!

  2. slacrosse says:

    Congrats Jack! Rye is gonna have a really strong team this season and you’ll be a key reason!!

  3. lacrossegeek says:

    There is a definite connection between Rye and Section One and Colgate. Rye coach Brian Dooley played for Coach Nagle at Oneonta State.

  4. Joe Lombardi says:

    Four juniors from East Islip have committed to D-I programs. Those are among the commitments Geoff Shannon runs down in his latest report at InsideLacrosse.com. Here’s the link:


  5. laxer77 says:

    Not very familiar with Rye lacrosse but a huge supporter of Coach Nagel and Colgate lax. Is this kid the real deal?

  6. slacrosse says:


    Yes. Only a Junior Jack is a 3 sport athlete (football, basketball) with tremendous athleticism, making him a great middie running the field, making plays and has terrific shooting ability from both sides. IMO I’d echo what Joe said above calling him one of the top Jr. middies in the region.

  7. laxman22 says:

    What schools did he consider?

  8. Wacky says:

    Where’s the stuff that we kept?

  9. Jack is Sexy says:

    YEAH WACKYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  10. John Martinelli says:

    I love you so much jack, good luck this your the best. luv ya. The Commisioner

  11. bonoitaliano says:

    U r a bossss

  12. briggs o'callaghan says:

    Jack if you ever read this, where’s the stuff that we kept?

    *Brian Pickup is a phenom*

  13. Just sayin says:

    Umm Colgate is 0-3. Sounds like they need new recruits right nowwww.

  14. RyeGuy says:

    Colgate has lost to teams that aren’t exactly Division 1 powers either. I agree its suprising.

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