Top 100 boys lacrosse players for 2014

Massapequa's Craig Berge makes a pass in the second period of a Nassau County varsity boys lacrosse Class A semifinal vs. Port Washington at Hofstra University on May 22, 2012.

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Newsday takes a look at the top 100 high school boys lacrosse players on Long Island heading into the 2014 season, listed in alphabetical order.

TYLER ANDERSON

Shoreham-Wading River, D, Senior

At 6-2, 205 pounds, he's strong one-on-one and quick when getting to loose balls. Committed to Stony Brook.

BILLY ANDRLE

East Meadow, D, Senior

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Has a menacing presence and will go to Marist.

GERARD ARCERI

Smithtown East, M, Sophomore

Emerged as a dominant faceoff guy last season and became Penn State's first reported 2016 commit.

MICHAEL ARONOW

Sachem North, D, Senior

A fixture at lacrosse showcases for the past couple years. One of the top defenders in the country. Headed to Penn State.

CRAIG BERGE

Massapequa, M, Senior

The future Georgetown player had 21 goals and 43 assists last season and is widely considered Nassau's top midfielder.

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LIAM BLOHM

Syosset, D, Senior

Always defends the opponent's top scorer, and for good reason. He's headed to Ohio State.

DAN BOCKELMAN

Half Hollow Hills East, A, Senior

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The Cornell-commit had 36 goals and 21 assists.

SAM BONAFEDE

Chaminade, M, Senior

Could be the fastest player on Long Island. Will take his array of skills to Princeton.

MATT BORGES

Garden City, D, Junior

Committed to Ohio State. Disrupts offenses with good stick skills and a knack for getting groundballs.

BENNY BORGOGNONE

Manhasset, D, Senior

An aggressive player with great off-ball communication skills. Committed to Fairfield.

EDDIE BOUHALL

Lynbrook, D, Junior

Committed to Lehigh. Key returning starter from last season where he excelled as a sophomore. Can cover opposing attackers or middies.

RYAN BRAY

Shoreham-Wading River, A, Junior

Had 79 points last season and was a presence as an underclassman for championship teams. Committed to Ohio State.

DAN BUCARO

Ward Melville, A, Junior

He had 57 goals and 30 assists as the Patriots finished undefeated and won a state championship last year. Committed to Georgetown.

JAMES BYRNS

Massapequa, A, Senior

A very creative scorer (61 goals last season) who is headed to Quinnipiac.

KYLE CAIN

Wantagh, A, Senior

An adept finisher and feeder (33 goals, 26 assists in 2013). Headed to St. John's.

MICHAEL CALVAGNA

Sachem North, M, Senior

An exceptional faceoff specialist who is bound for Stony Brook.

BRIAN CANNON

Northport, A, Senior

He scored 48 goals and added 38 assists last season. The dynamic scorer is headed to North Carolina.

NICK CAPUANA

Massapequa, D, Senior

Made a name for himself defending some of the best in a powerful conference. Committed to Towson.

J.T. CAPUTO

St. Anthony's, M, Senior

A savvy playmaker who will go to Princeton.

JOE CARIDI

Sachem North, A, Senior

The Stony Brook-bound standout racked up 62 points in 2013.

BLAKE CARRARA

Riverhead, M, Sophomore

The longstick midfielder was named Suffolk rookie of the year. Committed to Maryland.

SEAN CERRONE

Chaminade, M, Senior

Could help the Flyers capture a second straight state title. A great scorer and passer who is headed to Villanova.

ALEX CONCANNON

Syosset, A, Junior

A Johns Hopkins early commit who is prime for even more production this season.

JACK CONCANNON

St. Anthony's, G, Senior

Emerged in the state final last season and is one of the Island's best between the pipes. Headed to Hofstra.

JOHN DANIGGELIS

Smithtown East, M, Junior

A tremendous two-way talent playing in a deep division. Committed to Yale.

JASON DEBENEDICTIS

Sachem East, A, Senior

A four-year starter who racked up 45 points last season. Headed to St. John's.

DAN DOLAN

Garden City, G, Senior

One of Nassau's steadiest net-minders. Will make stops for UMass next.

TYLER DUNN

Manhasset, A, Junior

Can dodge and finish with the best of them. Could have a big season.

BRENDAN DONNELLY

Comsewogue, A, Senior

Racked up 31 goals and 32 assists last season.

JAMES FARRELL

Manhasset, M, Senior

A special player with a high lacrosse IQ. Will go to the University of Pennsylvania.

NICKY FERRERO

Port Washington, G, Sophomore

Still young, but considered by many to be one of the county's best stoppers. Started since he was in eighth grade. Verbally committed to UMass.

MALCOLM FLYNN

Half Hollow Hills West, D, Junior

A four-year starter who committed to St. John's.

JJ FOLEY

Smithtown West, D, Senior

One of the Bulls' trio of starting D-I defensemen. Headed to Lehigh.

JOEY FROCCARO

Port Washington, M, Junior

A top-flight scorer and faceoff guy, will follow his brothers' footsteps toward Princeton.

KEVIN FUCHS

Hewlett, M, Senior

The Binghamton commit will likely exceed his 27 goals from last season.

EVAN GAGNE

Westhampton, A, Senior

The agile scorer known for a great outside shot will head to Fairfield.

GREG GALLIGAN

St. Anthony's, M, Senior

One of the Island's most heralded midfielders. Georgetown will enjoy his services.

MATT GAVIN

Manhasset, A, Sophomore

The lefty finisher scored 40 goals last season -- as a freshman. Verbally committed to Duke.

CODY GEORGE

Garden City, A/M, Senior

The 5-foot-8 attack could lead the Trojans to another county title. Scored 38 goals last season and is headed to Dartmouth.

LOGAN GRECO

Smithtown West, D, Senior

A physical, strong, big-bodied presence who is bound for Virgina.

JOE GROSSI

Lynbrook, M, Senior

Headed to Binghamton. Off to a fast start with 14 goals this season.

BRETT HALL

Northport, D, Senior

The 6-3 Towson commit has the speed to defend smaller, quick players.

DYLAN HARNED

Middle Country, M, Senior

A two-way player with effective dodging skills. Will play at Division II powerhouse LIU Post.

CORTLAND HENEVELD

East Hampton, M, Senior

The Navy commit is a big presence (6-3, 205 pounds) who causes turnovers and makes plays.

AUSTIN HENNINGSEN

Northport, M, Junior

A faceoff stalwart who is committed to Maryland.

JIMMY HOFFMAN

Sachem North, M, Senior

Came into his own last year and is now headed to West Point.

MATT ISNARDI

Chaminade, G, Senior

The Army-bound goalkeeper should play a big role for the Flyers this season.

BRENDAN KAVANAGH

Kellenberg, A, Senior

The lefty is a good dodger and sees the field very well. Committed to Hofstra.

RYAN KEENAN

Smithtown West, A, Senior

Few high school players in the country can create scoring opportunities and finish better than this Penn State commit.

IAN KIRBY

Massapequa, A, Senior

Three-year starter and leader of team's attack with 28 goals last season. Headed to Towson.

BEN KOCIS

Huntington, M, Senior

A big-time player with all the tools. Committed to Binghamton.

JACK KORBER

Massapequa, M, Senior

A defensive midfielder with a motor that doesn't stop. Headed to Marist.

BRIAN LANG

Hicksville, M, Junior

Transferred from Holy Trinity. A big-time scorer and Ohio State commit.

IAN LAVIANO

Cold Spring Harbor, A, Freshman

Had 35 points as an eighth-grader. Verbally committed to Virginia.

MICHAEL LAVIANO

St. Anthony's, A, Junior

The Ohio State commit will give the Friars a boost coming back from an injury.

JOE MADSEN

Locust Valley, A, Sophomore

The right-handed twin with a knack for creative scoring who is committed to St. John's.

MIKE MADSEN

Locust Valley, A, Sophomore

The left-handed twin with a knack for creative scoring who is committed to St. John's.

CARNEY MAHON

Chaminade, M, Senior

An exceptional playmaker who is headed to Harvard.

KYLE MATHIE

Smithtown West, D, Senior

The 6-2, 190-pound standout headed to UNC continues to get bigger, stronger and better.

TOM MCANDREW

MacArthur, A, Senior

Committed to Binghamton. Could improve upon his 38 goals last season.

PAT MCCORMICK

Hicksville, A, Senior

Headed to Chapel Hill and led the Comets with 54 goals and 15 assists last season

JAKE MCCULLOCH

Ward Melville, A/M, Junior

A versatile player headed to Cornell who earned a starting role on the nation's No. 1 team last year.

KYLE MCGINLEY

Calhoun, M, Senior

The Albany commit had 28 goals last season.

CULLEN MINION

Garden City, D, Senior

Can frustrate top scorers and generate tunovers.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN

West Islip, M, Senior

A hard-nosed versatile player who will take his talents to Quinnipiac.

KIERAN MULLINS

Islip, A, Senior

Finished second in scoring on Long Island (43 goals, 63 assists). Headed to Army. Has the ability to make others better.

DAN O'BRIEN

St. Anthony's, D, Senior

Will head to Navy after a post-grad year at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut.

MAC O'KEEFE

Syosset, A, Sophomore

Verbally committed to Penn State. A finisher with strong proficiency to freeze and fake out goalies.

AUSTIN ORLANDO

Manhasset, D, Senior

Key for a shot at the county title. Committed to Boston.

BRETT OSMAN

Miller Place, D, Senior

A true leader who helped the Panthers to a county title last year.

CHRIS PARLER

Long Beach, M, Junior

A fixture at showcases with unrivaled speed. Missed time last year, but could have a big season.

GORDON PURDIE

Lynbrook, A, Junior

In his third season on varsity, an excellent off-the-ball player who will also look to initiate on offense. Scored 30 goals.

MATT RAGIMIERSKI

Eastport-South Manor, A, Senior

Quarterbacks the Sharks' offense. Headed to Boston. Had 29 goals, 18 assists.

JUSTIN REH

Rocky Point, A, Senior

Likes to push the ball and is an offensive threat from anywhere. Albany commit.

TROY REH

Rocky Point, D, Senior

Also committed to Albany. Has strong skills and is an adept passer.

TOM REILLY

Ward Melville, D, Junior

Aggressive, but always under control with great footwork. Committed to Cornell.

PAT ROARTY

Ward Melville, M, Senior

Can finish and feed. A great leader for the defending state champion.

JAMES ROBERTS

Chaminade, A, Senior

Is great with both hands and is always looking to make the extra pass. Headed to Lafayette.

MATT ROBISON

Carey, M, Senior

The Stony Brook-bound leader scored 33 goals last season.

DAN ROONEY

Smithtown East, A, Sophomore

Tallied 20 goals and 25 assists.

JOE SAGGESE

Smithtown East, A, Senior

Had 26 goals and 34 assists. Committed to Drexel.

WILL SANDS

Friends Academy, A, Senior

A strong shooter and feeder, he led the Quakers to their first county title last season.

NICK SANTORELLI

Babylon, A/M, Senior

A lethal scorer who had 44 goals and 33 assists last season.

LUKE SCHWASNICK

Oceanside, M, Senior

The Syracuse-commit scored 27 goals last season and could improve that total this time.

JAKE SHEETS

Bay Shore, A, Senior

The Stony Brook-commit had 30 goals and 37 assists last season.

MATT SMIDT

Smithtown West, G, Senior

One of the county's best stoppers. Headed to Ohio State.

NICK SPILLANE

Carey, A, Junior

A two-year starter who verbally committed to Penn State.

KEVIN SNYDER

Commack, M, Freshman

A versatile player who is already committed to Maryland.

JAMES SULLIVAN

Garden City, M, Junior

Regarded by many as Long Island's best faceoff guy. Will see more of the field this season.

ROCCO SUTHERLAND

Northport, A, Junior

The Maryland-commit scored 24 goals and had 22 assists last season.

ROBERT TALAY

Smithtown East, D, Senior

Quick and aggressive with good communication skills. Headed to Stony Brook.

LIAM WALSH

Miller Place, M, Senior

Scored 20 goals for upstart squad. Committed to Marist.

JORDAN WALTER

Cold Spring Harbor, M, Senior

Racked up 29 goals and 11 assists. Headed to Notre Dame.

RAY WARDELL

Babylon, M, Senior

The Army-commit had 31 goals and 17 assists.

TYLER WARNER

Baldwin, M, Senior

Headed to Yale. Racked up 23 goals and 34 assists last season.

BRIAN WILLETS

Smithtown East, A, Junior

At 6-3, 180 pounds, the UNC commit presents a matchup problem for defenses.

THOMAS WRIGHT

Garden City, D, Senior

Has played a vital role on championship teams and only gets better. The Penn State commit should have a big season.

MATTHEW WYSOTA

Chaminade, D, Senior

Committed to Villanova. A superb defender with a high lacrosse IQ.

AUSTIN YEZARSKI

Miller Place, D, Senior

Headed to Providence. Has the ability to rise to occasion in big games.

CHRISTIAN ZAWADZKI

Smithtown West, M, Senior

Should give his team a formidable duo alongside Ryan Keenan. Committed to Maryland.

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