The commitments are continuing to roll in at a hot and heavy pace, folks.

In the last hour alone, we learned of two major ones.

Both have just been updated on our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” post.

First, Rocky Point defenseman Ryan Palasek, the No. 4-ranked rising junior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, just gave a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer from Syracuse University. Ryan, who I believe is as talented and has much upside as any high school defender from sea to shining sea,  follows brothers Tommy and Matt as D-I players.

Just moments before Palasek committed, I learned that attackman James Barlow of Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to attend Towson. Barlow, a senior, was a standout for the CT Bulldog Elite Gray team.

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10 Responses to “Palasek commits to ‘Cuse; Barlow tabs Towson”

  1. BigBadBear says:


    Any word on where Ryan’s older brothers are going, maybe I missed it?

  2. slacrosse says:

    How is senior Bocklett not a Captain at UVA??

  3. LAXman says:

    Bocklet’s not a senior, he’s a junior. He is however their leading scorer from last year.

  4. Ralph A says:

    Bocklet is not the captain type his numbers will not be even close to last season.

  5. P&G says:

    Ralph A – Why will his numbers not be the same? They return all of their attack and the Brattons? What will be different?

  6. Joe Lombardi says:

    Bear –

    Check comment #37 in the thread below for info on Tommy and Matt Palasek:

  7. Laxn says:

    Palaseks having 3 brothers play D-I is impressive.

  8. BigBadBear says:

    thanks Joe…Tommie on Syracuse with Jo Jo will be fun if it happens next year..

  9. 495 Lax says:

    Palaseks quite a lax/brother dynasty…

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