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Monday July 28, 2014

06.26.14 - 4:10 PM


Upstate New York:  Sections III and V

- Dan Witmer

 author of “Road Trip Dad” at www.justlacrosse.com and former coach at SUNY Oswego


            Three teams from Upstate New York’s Section III – Fayetteville-Manlius (Class A),...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

06.26.14 - 2:49 PM

Yorktown vs. Jamesville-DeWitt

New York Class B State Championship


#43 Connor Vercruysse 2014


Position: Attack

Sub-position: Off-ball Shooter & Finisher

Rating: Player

College Commitment: Rutgers


Vercruysse had 68 goals on the season going into Yorktown’s State Championship game against Jamesville-DeWitt. This All-American isn’t just a shooter he’s a goal...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

06.06.14 - 11:05 AM

On May 30th, StickStar Lacrosse hosted its 5th annual StickStar Showcase at the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD).  The clear skies, ideal venue and quality on-field talent were the perfect ingredients for a beautiful night of Texas high school lacrosse.  Over 120 players from North, Central and South Texas participated in the event.  StickStar founder Anthony Crimmins, a native Texan and former...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

06.02.14 - 9:13 AM

Upstate New York: Sections III and V

            It’s playoff time in Upstate New York, and that means that lots of very good teams are coming up a goal or two short and seeing their season come to an end.  I’ll follow the winners through the playoffs until the State championship games on June 7 at Hofstra University, but for now, here’s a look at some very talented prospects from...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

06.02.14 - 12:38 PM

             Joe Stanilaus is a New Jersey native now coaching college lacrosse in Maryland.



The dust has just about settled. As the Maryland State Championships have come and gone, another exciting season of high school lacrosse has dwindled down to a monumental close. The action that took place in many of the games is still fresh in my head, and the energy is...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

05.21.14 - 7:12 AM

Upstate/Central New York – May 17, 2014

            The regular season is now complete and teams start their Section III and Section V playoffs this week.  Maybe more so than ever, the field is wide open, with any number of teams capable of stringing a few wins together.  Before we start the second season, however, here’s a capsuled look at some players I saw while they were...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

05.15.14 - 12:11 PM

Miller Place v. Huntington

A rematch of the 2013 Suffolk County Class B Championships went down yesterday in Huntington, NY. Miller Place traveled to Huntington looking to prove they are more than just a team on the rise, they’re a program that is here to stay. Coach Lizzi, head coach of Miller Place, has done a great job building a very respectable program over the past few years. Miller Place is well-coached group that’s big, fast and athletic on defense. Switching between...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »