LaxLessons – The Leader.

The only unbiased, professional lax recruiting source.

Our groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Recruiting Rundown, launched in 2009, years before the copycat imitators.

Get caught up on the latest news right here, right now by visiting’s groundbreaking, imitated, but never duplicated Lacrosse Insider. It’s the No. 1 source for recruiting news, analysis and objective information in the NY/NJ/CT tristate hotspot and the entire lax galaxy, featuring nationally respected, award-winning multimedia news and sports director, manager, producer and editor Joe Lombardi, the author of the latest edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies.” Access Insider here.

Sam Talkow,

From press release

The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the first round of additions to the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists, presented by Under Armour. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award.

“These players have the attention of the top coaches and are added to the mix of those that will be considered for the game’s top award,” said Jeff Harvey, chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “This is fine recognition for their exceptional play to start the 2016 season.”

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are comprised of premier college coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Men’s First Round Additions

Gianni Bianchin, Massachusetts – Jr., Midfield

Josh Byrne, Hofstra – Jr., Attack

Jack Curran, Villanova – Sr., Midfield

John Edmonds, Cornell – Sr., Midfield

Chris Fennell, Navy – Jr., Defense

Connor Fields, Albany – Soph., Attack

Jake Froccaro, Villanova – Jr., Midfield (Pictured at bottom of list)

Mitch Goldberg, Richmond – Jr., Attack

Domenic Massimilian, Cornell – Jr., Faceoff

lpalmadessoLuke Palmadesso, Villanova – Soph., Faceoff (pictured at left)

Ben Reeves, Yale – Soph., Attack

Blaze Riorden, Albany – Sr., Goalie

Zack Sikora, Rutgers – Sr., Long-stick midfield

Shack Stanwick, Johns Hopkins – Soph., Attack

Sam Talkow, Boston – Jr., Faceoff (pictured at top of page)

jake froccaro

Women’s First Round Additions

Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton – Jr., Goalie

Nicole Graziano, Florida – Sr., Midfield

Original Tewaaraton Watch Lists (announced Feb. 26)

Men’s Watch List: Ryan Ambler, Princeton – Sr., Attack Nick Aponte, Penn State – Jr., Attack Trevor Baptiste, Denver – Soph., Faceoff Matt Barrett, Virginia – Jr., Goalie Craig Berge, Georgetown – Soph., Midfield Kyle Bernlohr, Maryland – Sr., Goalie Scott Bieda, Rutgers – Sr., Attack Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins – Sr., Attack Christian Burgdorf, Denver – Jr., Defense Connor Cannizzaro, Denver – Jr., Attack Deemer Class, Duke – Sr., Midfield Greg Coholan, Virginia – Sr., Midfield Peter Conley, Georgetown – Jr., Midfield Zach Currier, Princeton – Jr., Midfield Nick Doktor, Penn – Sr., Attack Dylan Donahue, Syracuse – Sr., Attack Devin Dwyer, Harvard – Sr., Attack Brody Eastwood, Stony Brook – Sr., Attack Conor Gately, Marquette – Sr., Attack Luke Goldstock, North Carolina – Jr., Attack Robby Haus, Ohio State – Sr., Defense Zach Herreweyers, Loyola – Sr., Attack Stephen Jahelka, Harvard – Sr., Defense Myles Jones, Duke – Sr., Midfield Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame – Sr., Attack Larken Kemp, Brown – Jr., LSM Matt Landis, Notre Dame – Sr., Defense Nate Lewnes, UMBC – Sr., Attack Sam Llinares, Hofstra – Sr., Attack Dan Lomas, High Point – Sr., Attack Zach Miller, Denver – Jr., Midfield Dylan Molloy, Brown – Jr., Attack Brandon Mullins, Syracuse – Sr., Defense Tyler Pace, Denver – Jr., Midfield James Pannell, Virginia – Sr., Attack Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame – Jr., Midfield Austin Pifani, North Carolina – Jr., Defense Michael Quinn, Yale – Sr., Defense Joseph Radin, Marist – Sr., Attack Michael Rastivo, St. Joseph’s – Jr., Attack Kevin Reisman, Limestone – Jr., Midfield Challen Rogers, Stony Brook – Sr., Midfield TJ Sanders, Penn State – Sr., Attack Tanner Scales, Virginia – Jr., Defense Brian Sherlock, Loyola – Jr., Midfield John Uppgren, Tufts – Sr., Attack Gunnar Waldt, Bryant – Sr., Goalie Tyler White, Towson – Sr., Goalie Ben Williams, Syracuse – Jr., Faceoff Zed Williams, Virginia – Jr., Midfield

Women’s Watch List: Madison Acton, Duke – Sr., Attack Adrienne Anderson, Stanford – Sr., Defense Liz Bannantine, Princeton – Sr., Defense Erica Bodt, Syracuse – Sr., Midfield Rachel Bowles, Albany – Sr., Midfield Nina Corcoran, Penn – Sr., Attack Kaleigh Craig, Northwestern – Sr., Attack Maddie Crutchfield, Duke – Soph., Midfield Taylor Cummings, Maryland – Sr., Midfield Cian Dabrowski, Ohio State – Sr., Attack Alex Dalton, Notre Dame – Jr., Midfield Lucy Dikeo, Stanford – Sr., Midfield Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins – Sr., Midfield Kelsey Duryea, Duke – Sr., Goalie Erika Eipp, Massachusetts – Sr., Attack Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida – Sr., Defense Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame – Jr., Attack Erica Geremia, LeMoyne – Sr., Attack Jaci Gordon, James Madison – Sr., Midfield Olivia Hompe, Princeton – Jr., Attack Jackie Jahelka, Adelphi – Sr., Attack Amanda Johansen, USC – Sr., Midfield Kenzie Kent, Boston College – Soph., Midfield Lauren Kwasnowski, Connecticut – Sr., Defense Selena Lasota, Northwestern – Soph., Attack Maddy Lesher, Loyola – Sr., Defense Jaclyn Leto, Dartmouth – Sr., Midfield Halle Majorana, Syracuse – Sr., Attack Sarah Mannelly, Boston College – Sr., Midfield Caroline Margolis, Boston College – Sr., Midfield Marie McCool, North Carolina – Soph., Midfield Alice Mercer, Maryland – Sr., Defense Aly Messinger, North Carolina – Sr., Attack Michaela Michael, USC – Jr., Attack Tara Monaghan, SUNY Cortland – Sr., Midfield Kay Morissette, Louisville – Sr., Midfield Jenna Mosketti, Penn State – Sr., Attack Sheila Nesselbush, Northwestern – Jr., Midfield Kylie Ohmiller, Stony Brook – Soph., Attack Claire Scarrone, Duke – Sr., Defense Haley Schweizer, Johns Hopkins – Jr., Midfield Emi Smith, Penn State – Sr., Goalie Abby Smucker, Penn State – Jr., Midfield Mollie Stevens, Florida – Sr., Midfield Zoe Stukenburg, Maryland – Jr., Midfield Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame – Grad., Defense Kayla Treanor, Syracuse – Sr., Attack Rachel Vander Kolk, Virginia – Soph., Goalie Caylee Waters, North Carolina – Jr., Goalie Megan Whittle, Maryland – Soph., Attack

Players not named to the initial list or first round of additions have several more opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. A second round of watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on April 7. On April 28, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. The 2016 Tewaaraton Watch List of the top 100 players in collegiate lacrosse was announced on Feb. 23.

Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 12 and invited to the ceremony. The 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 2.

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 2.45.33 PM

Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an email to, contact Joe Lombardi directly at or send a Tweet to @Joe_Lombardi or @LaxLessons.

LaxLessons’ Fall 2015 Signing Week coverage

Recruiting abstractLL/RR LaxLessons Recruiting Rundown: The Original, The Best, The Leader 

Our groundbreaking, imitated and never duplicated Recruiting Rundown launched in 2009, years before the copycat imitators.

Tristate Division I Class of 2015 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2016 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2017 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2018 commitments by college

Tristate Division I Class of 2019 commitments by college

LL/RR Recruiting Rundown commitment lists

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2015

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2018

* Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2019

* Recruiting commitment story archive

2015 National Letter Of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

* 2014 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

* 2012 National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week story/photo archive

tristatetop100Tristate Top 100

First 10 attackmen

First 10 midfielders

First 10 defenders/longstick midfielders

First 5 faceoff midfielders

First 5 goaltenders

First 25 seniors

First 25 juniors

First 25 sophomores

Once again, our Tristate Top 100 is an exclusive feature on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. If you are not already, become an Insider by clicking here.

Get in the Zone: The HS Zone

High School Zone: Long Island

High School Zone: Hudson Valley

High School Zone: Connecticut

High School Zone: New Jersey

High School Zone: New York City

High School Zone: Upstate New York

High School Zone: New England

High School Zone: Pennsylvania

High School Zone: Maryland

High School Zone: Canada

High School Zone: Beyond the Northeast Video Specials

Apps for iPhone/iPad

* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook Android app in Google play.

* Download for free the new LaxLessons’ playbook iPad/iPhone app in the iTunes store.

* You can subscribe to’s playbook, featuring animated drills and plays for your team, by clicking here.

Connect with us

* Follow LaxLessons on Twitter by clicking here.

* Become a Fan of LaxLessons on Facebook now by clicking here.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Be sure to sign up for our free online newsletter. Just enter your email address on the “Receive Our Newsletter” link on the homepage of


Posted In: College lacrosse

If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page.

Leave a Reply