Top left: John Jay senior attackman Mike Daniello, clad in a Johns Hopkins sweatshirt, signed a National Letter of Intent to accept a scholarship offer from Hopkins tonight, surrounded by his family (top, from left), brother Nick, mother Kathy and brother Chris. Nick and Chris are former college lax standouts. Nick played at Stevens Tech. Chris played at Syracuse. Bottom left: Daniello, the eighth-ranked senior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, signs the letter.

As we told you yesterday, the fall signing period is essentially a confirmation of previously reported commitments when it comes to lacrosse.

But the top recruit from the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut, had a few agonizing days before finalizing his choice.

Last fall, John Jay attackman Mike Daniello initially committed to the University of North Carolina, as we reported right here. But just a few days later, Daniello had a change of heart, and switched his commitment to Johns Hopkins.

Tonight, Daniello made it official. He is now officially signed and sealed and headed to Johns Hopkins University. Daniello signed his National Letter of Intent tonight — the first day of the week-long fall signing period that ends next Wednesday, Nov. 17, and includes most sports, except football. (The football signing period lasts from Feb. 2, 2011 until April 1, 2011.)

There is now quite a contingent of current Section 1 stars either currently at or heading to Hopkins. Kevin Interlicchio of Yorktown and  Jameson Pickel of John Jay are now freshmen at Hopkins and defender Eddie Schurr of Somers has also signed a NLI to attend JHU this week. Schurr is the son of Daniello’s coach at John Jay, Tim Schurr.

“I’m very excited to be teaming up again with Jameson,” said Daniello, who is ranked eighth among seniors nationally and No. 1 among Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut recruits by Inside Lacrosse. “I’ve played against Eddie and Kevin and I’m looking forward to being teammates with them at Hopkins. All three of them are great players and hopefully we can help bring another national championship to John Hopkins.”

* For background info on Mike Daniello, check out his recruit profile by clicking here.

* Signing Week coverage archive

Hopkins’ Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut regional recruits

Class of 2011

Mike Daniello, John Jay, attack

Rob Enright, Massapequa, defense

Tom Gordon, Garden City, midfield

Bronson Kelly, Avon Old Farms, midfield

Michael Pellegrino, Connetquot, defense

Eddie Schurr, Somers, defense

Class of 2012

Ryan Matthews, Manhasset, midfield

Class of 2013

Ryan Feit, Syosset, goaltender

Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut
Division I recruits for the Class of 2011

D.J. Allen, William Floyd
College, position: Stony Brook, attack

Michael Andreassi, Sachem North
College, position:
UMass, attack/midfield

James Barlow, Kingswood-Oxford
College, position:
Towson, attack

Terry Begley, East Islip
College, position:
Hofstra, attack

Christian Bennardo, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Villanova, attack

Max Bonsall, Rye
College, position:
Siena, defense

Conor Braddish, West Islip
College, position:
Colgate, midfield

Andrew Buckanavage, Ridgefield
College, position: Vermont, midfield

J.P. Burnside, Garden City
College, position: Penn State, defense

Jake Cabble, Sachem North
College, position: Robert Morris, midfield

Rob Caffrey, Lakeland/Panas
College, position:
Providence, attack

Kyle Carrick, West Islip
College, position:
Sacred Heart, defense

Matt Carroll, Northport
College, position:
Hartford, attack

Walker Chafee, Salisbury
College, position: North Carolina, midfield

Jesse Chazen, Jericho
College, position: Lafayette, midfield

Kevin Christopher, Putnam Valley
College, position:
Siena, midfield

Matt Clarkson, Chaminade
College, position:
Colgate, attack/midfield

Sean Cleary, Ward Melville
College, position:
UMass, midfield

Brian Coleman, Garden City
College, position:
Penn, attack

Michael Collins, Rye
College, position: Binghamton, defense

John Connors, Chaminade
College, position:
Navy, goaltender

Patrick Corcoran, St. Joseph’s (Trumbull)
College, position:
Quinnipiac, attack

Joe Costigan, New Canaan
College, position:
North Carolina, midfield

Mike Diggle, West Islip
College, position: Stony Brook, midfield

Connor Duddy, Comsewogue
College, position:
Stony Brook, midfield

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

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

Matt Delea, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Binghamton, defense

Aliro DeMeireles, Syosset
College, position: Yale, defense

Ryan DeSimone, Smithtown East
College, position:
Villanova, attack

Brendan DeTommaso, Chaminade
College, position:
Princeton, attack/midfield

David Dickson, Greenwich
College, position: Bucknell, attack/midfield

Kieran Donohue, Somers
College, position:
Siena, attack

Brian Dubs, Greeley
College, position: Hamilton, defense

Matt Dunn, Wilton
College, position: Colgate, midfield

Rob Enright, Massapequa
College, position:
Hopkins, defense

Drew Federico, West Islip
College, position: Penn State, attack

Brian Fischer, Garden City
College, position:
Harvard, defense

T J Foley, Mahopac
College, position:
Drexel, midfield

Mike Francia, Wilton
College, position:
Villanova, attack

Conor Fraylick, Pleasantville
College, position:
Fairfield, goaltender

Jake Gambitsky, Wantagh
College, position:
Harvard, goaltender

Brandon Gamblin, Hicksville
College, position:
UMass, midfield

Thomas Gavin, Manhasset
College, position:
Penn, defense

Tom Gordon, Garden City
College, position:
Hopkins, midfield

Alex Harris, Sachem North
College, position: Stony Brook, defense

Tyler Hegarty, Ward Melville
College, position: Penn State, attack/midfield

Steve Jahelka, Garden City
College, position:
Harvard, defense

Myles Jones, Walt Whitman
College, position:
Duke, midfield

Chris Joyce, East Islip
College, position:
Drexel, midfield

Brian Judge, Friends Academy
College, position: Albany, defense

Matt Kavanaugh, Chaminade
College, position:
Notre Dame, attack

Kyle Keenan, Smithtown West
College, position:
Duke, attack

Bronson Kelly, Avon Old Farms
College, position:
Hopkins, midfield

John Kelly, Brunswick
College, position:
Georgetown, midfield

Brian Kensil, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Jacksonville, attack

Christian Kolderup, Darien
College, position: Villanova, defense

Harry Kucharczyk, Manhasset
College, position:
Yale, midfield

Timmy Lang, Sachem North
College, position:
UMBC, attack

Ryan Lawler, Manhasset
College, position: Marist, defense

Cam Lee, Cold Spring Harbor
College, position:
Duke, midfield

Joey Leonard, Hicksville
College, position:
UMass, attack

Joe LoCascio, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Maryland, midfield

Anthony Lombardo, Somers
College, position:
Binghamton, midfield

Thomas Luckacovic, Chaminade
College, position: Fairfield, defense

Justin Mabus, Yorktown
College, position:
Towson, midfield

Brendan Madarasz, Smithtown West
College, position:
Army, defense

Sean Mahon, Chaminade
College, position:
Harvard, midfield

Kevin Maiorano, Fairfield Prep
College, position: Bryant, defense

Mike Malave, Shoreham-Wading River
College, position:
Hofstra, midfield

Will Mazzone, Ward Melville
College, position:
Army, attack

Graham Maybell, Darien
College, position: Villanova, midfield

Charlie McCormick, Bronxville
College, position:
Georgetown, midfield

Kip McMahon, Weston
College, position:
Fairfield, defense

Luke Miller, William Floyd
College, position: Stony Brook, midfield

Frank Morelli, Manhasset
College, position:
Bucknell, defense

Chris Moriarty, Cold Spring Harbor
College, position:
Penn, midfield

Patrick Mulligan, St. Joseph’s (Trumbull)
College, position:
Quinnipiac, midfield

Jack Near, Bronxville
College, position:
Notre Dame, midfield

Conrad Oberbeck, Brunswick
College, position:
Yale, attack

Jack O’Callaghan, Rye
College, position:
Colgate, midfield

Zach Oliveri, Connetquot
College, position:
UMass, goaltender

Chris Orban, Staples
College, position: Princeton, midfield

Eric Parnon, Darien
College, position:
Maryland, defense

Michael Pellegrino, Connetquot
College, position: Hopkins, defense

Mike Perrettine, Smithtown West
College, position:
Army, midfield

Matt Poillon, Mount Sinai
College, position: Lehigh, goaltender

Adam Pomper, St. Anthony’s
College, position: Loyola, attack

Conor Prunty, Lakeland/Panas
College, position: Siena, midfield

Mike Quinn, Chaminade
College, position: Yale, long-stick midfielder

Charlie Raffa, St. Anthony’s
College, position:
Maryland, midfield

Ryan Rielly, Glenn High School
College, position:
Hofstra, defense

Walter Rooney, Chaminade
College, position: St. John’s, midfield

Mike Sagl, West Islip
College, position:
Quinnipiac, midfield

Adam Sands, Greenwich
College, position:
Lehigh, defense

Nick Saputo, Huntington
College, position:
Drexel, attack/midfield

Ty Schuldt, Yorktown
College, position: Hartford, midfield

Eddie Schurr, Somers
College, position: Hopkins, defense

Aidan Scott, Ridgefield
College, position: Denver, attack

Matt Shannon, Ridgefield
College, position:
North Carolina, defense

Justin Shaw, Darien
College, position: Loyola, defense

David Solomon, Salisbury
College, position:
Maryland, attack

Robert Stafford, Brunswick
College, position:
Georgetown, attack

Cameron Stephens, Fox Lane
College, position: Ohio State, goaltender

Jordan Stevens, Smithtown West
College, position:
Cornell, defense

Joe Stottler, Wantagh
College, position:
Rutgers, midfield

Nick Struble, Connetquot
College, position:
Marist, defense

Shane Thornton, Chaminade
College, position:
Yale, midfield

Dylan Torey, Darien
College, position: Quinnipiac, goaltender

Baylis Treen, Darien
College, position: Lafayette, defense

Kyle Turri, West Islip
College, position: Duke, goaltender

Sal Tuttle, Farmingdale
College, position: Hofstra, attack/midfield

J.P. Walsh, Darien
College, position: Lehigh, defense

Ryan Walsh, Wantagh
College, position: Colgate, attack

Forrest Walter, John Jay
College, position:
Colgate, midfield

Jake Weil, John Jay
College, position:
Dartmouth, midfielder

Kevin Wendel, East Islip
College, position:
Navy, midfield

P.J. White, Walt Whitman
College, position:
Hofstra, defense

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8 Responses to “Daniello, region’s top recruit, makes it official”

  1. Homewood says:

    Mike you look very good in Hopkins blue! Welcome aboard.

  2. Laxer Dude says:

    Nice photos and nice hoodies by Mike and Chris.

  3. Lax - a lot says:

    Great choice, lots of luck

  4. Observer Lax says:

    If Mike D. keeps improving each year as he’s done the sky’s the limit at Hopkins.

  5. DecLax says:

    Yeh Mikey Mike.

  6. Lax n stuff says:

    Agreed. Daniello has a tremendous upside. He can be an effective feeder and not just scorer at the next level.

  7. rutlax says:

    One player from the hotbed of lax to Rutgers? What a shame

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