High School Boys Lacrosse

Long Island is lacrosse country. Stay up-to-date on the latest boys lacrosse issues with insights and commentary from Newsday's high school writers.

Video: Preview of the 2012 boys lacrosse season

Smithtown West's Joseph Ryan (9) cuts around Ward

(Credit: John Dunn)

MSG Varsity previews some of Long Island's top lacrosse teams and storylines to watch during the 2012 season. Click to watch the embedded video above....

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English transfers to Cornell

Connor English of Manhasset, Newsday’s 2009 Nassau County boys lacrosse player of the year who attended the University of Virginia for the past two years, has transferred to Cornell. English, an attack who played sparingly on the Cavaliers’ 2011 NCAA championship team, will be immediately eligible for the Big Red and is expected to be part of a high-scoring line led by senior attack Rob Pannell...

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The Bulls market

Smithtown West recently announced that five of its players have signed college letters on intent. Returning Newsday All-Long Island attack/midfielder James Pannell will play for the defending national champions at Virginia. Other signings for the Bulls: Matthew Schultz (Stony Brook); Alex Dodge (Sacred Heart); Ryan Adler (Towson) and Craig Madarasz (Johns Hopkins)....

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ESPN honors four LI players

Farmingdale High School defenseman #50 Joe Ostrander, right,

(Credit: James Escher)

Four Long Island players who graduated last spring were selected to ESPN’s High School Lacrosse All-American first team. Defense Joe Ostrander (Farmingdale), pictured above right, and Stephen Jahelka (Garden City), attack Kyle Keenan (Smithtown West) and goalie Kyle Turri (West Islip) were honored. The Coach of the Year was Farmingdale’s Bob Hartranft, who directed the Dalers to the...

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10 L.I. players on USA U19 team

Smithown West's Kyle Keenan is pressured by Sachem

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ten Long Island players were named to the prestigious 23-man U.S. Lacrosse under-19 team after intense tryouts July 7-10 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. No other region in the country had more selections on the squad, which will play in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men’s World Championships next summer in Turku, Finland. Chaminade and St. Anthony’s...

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'Showcase' a good show

Jimmy Coughlan (46) of Ward Melville is checked

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

It was Showtime at the Dowling College Brookhaven sports complex on Thursday night. More than 40 college coaches lined the sidelines to watch the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase, a Nassau-vs.-Suffolk tripleheader.  Nassau won the Rising Sophomores (Class of 2014) game, 7-6. Suffolk won the Rising Juniors (Class of 2013) contest, 8-7, as Tim Rotanz of Shoreham-Wading River scored his fourth goal...

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Long Island All Americans

Farmingdale's Sal Tuttle (11) hugs teammate Mike Perettine

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Here is a list of the All Americans from Long Island, as selected by United States Lacrosse. In all, 203 players were recognized as Regional All Americans.  Later this month, a second and third group will be announced, and after that, 24 players will be named first team National All Americans and 24 will be selected to the second team. Twenty Long Island players were included in the group of...

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All Long Island boys lacrosse

As seen on MSG Varsity's SportsDesk last week, here are the 14 boys selected by Newsday to the 2011 All Long Island boys lacrosse first team. Team photos, bios, and the announcement of the player of the year in each county will be in the special high school All Long Island selection, which comes out on Sunday, June 26. Also in that issue will be a complete second team.

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Live tweeting: Bayport-BP in Class C state final

Bayport-Blue Point's Brian Ward moves ball down field

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Follow along as Bayport-Blue Point battles Cazenovia of Section III in the Class C state championship game from Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Class C state championship game

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Live blog: New York Class B final, Garden City vs. Jamesville-DeWitt

Garden City High School defenseman #39 Brian Fischer,

(Credit: James Escher)

**FINAL** Garden City lost in overtime, 8-7. Jordan Evans scored on an assist from Matt Kopp with three seconds remaining in the extra frame. Garden City (19-3), which trailed throughout, had its 15-game winning streak snapped. Patric Berkery led the Trojans with three goals, while Tom Gordon scored two. Jamesville-DeWitt (22-0) won back-to-back titles and has won a state best 44 straight games....

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