Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2009 NJ High School Boys' Players to Watch | LaxPower

Lacrosse News - College & High School | LaxPower: "2009 Northeast Region High School Boys' Players to Watch

Alex White, Sr., Midfield, Delbarton Green Wave, NJ (Harvard)

The Harvard recruit is an elite two-way midfielder and can change the game at both ends of the field. White scored 33 goals in '08 and led Delbarton to an 18-4 overall record and state championship appearance vs. rival Mountain Lakes. Despite some previous injury concerns, White is at the top of his class and will be part of a potent incoming freshman class at Harvard that includes Peter Berg and Jack Doyle. With White at the helm for Delbarton this season, expect his squad to once again compete for a state title.

Patrick Flynn, Sr., Mountain Lakes Lakers, NJ (Dartmouth)

Flynn was a huge factor in Mountain Lakes' 2008 state championship run and was the leader of a tough, talented defense that held teams to six or fewer goals in 14 contests. The senior is aggressive but disciplined and goes right after opposing teams' top players and isn't afraid to back down. With Flynn leading the charge once again for the Lakers, his squad has an excellent chance at making it back to the finals.

Chris LaPierre, Sr., Shawnee Renegades, NJ (Virginia)

LaPierre proved to be one of the Garden State's most prolific scorers as a junior and finished the year with 63 goals and 36 assists. The Shawnee standout is strong, physical, super athletic and has a great passion for the game. At 6-2 and 215 pounds, LaPierre often commands double teams but still excels at finding the open man or finding the back of the net, especially on transition. LaPierre – who had a record-breaking season as the starting running back on a state championship squad – will be a welcomed addition in Charlottesville in the fall.

Lakes vs Delby Preview 4/4/09

"Mountain Lakes Lakers (NJ) vs. Delbarton Green Wave (NJ), April 4

These two New Jersey and regional powers are always gunning for the No. 1 spot in the Garden State and bring lots of talent to the field. The fierce rivals split the regular season series in '08 before Mountain Lakes beat Delbarton in the NJSIAA state championship game, 12-6. They finished the year ranked second and third, respectively, in the final LaxPower rankings.

As expected, both teams are loaded in '09 and should compete for the state title once again. Midfielder Alex White leads the way for Delbarton along with Notre Dame recruit Ryan Foley at attack. Watch for a terrific match-up between those standouts and Mountain Lakes middies Chase Winter and Jake Tripucka – two more Division I recruits."

2009 Northeast Region High School Boys' Games to Watch

NJ Boys Varsity Lacrosse Schedule for 4/2/09

Date & Time

4/2/2009 Thu 3:45 PM


Colts Neck
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Pope John (Sparta) Vernon
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Verona Passaic Valley
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Glen Ridge Morristown
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM West Windsor South Rancocas Valley
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Red Bank Catholic Toms River South
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Freehold Twp. Ocean Township
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Shawnee Camden Catholic
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Randolph Immaculata
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Nutley West Essex
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM St. Peters (JC) Dwight-Englewood
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM Mainland Middle Township
4/2/2009 Thu 4:00 PM St. John Vianney Rumson-Fair Haven
4/2/2009 Thu 4:15 PM Pequannock Morris Hills
4/2/2009 Thu 4:30 PM Madison Kinnelon
4/2/2009 Thu 5:30 PM Holmdel St. Rose (Belmar)
4/2/2009 Thu 5:30 PM Jackson Liberty J-P Stevens
4/2/2009 Thu 6:30 PM Mahwah Pearl River (NY)
4/2/2009 Thu 7:00 PM Montville Morris Catholic

Game times and locations are subject to change. Check with the host school for the latest updates.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sgalardi Honored By Ivy League; Tigers Still Fifth In Both Polls

Monday Men's Lacrosse: Sgalardi Honored By Ivy League; Tigers Still Fifth In Both Polls; Big City Classic Ahead

Rich Sgalardi added a career week to his career year, and the world outside of Princeton men's lacrosse has started to notice.

Sgalardi had five goals and four assists as Princeton defeated Rutgers and Yale to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors. Sgalardi is the second Tiger to be honored this year, after Paul Barnes won the first week in March.

Sgalardi began his week with a career-high four points in a 13-6 win over Rutgers. He then bettered that with a five-point afternoon as Princeton opened its Ivy League season with an 11-7 win over Yale"

Click here for the full story.

Rutgers Looks For Second Straight Win Against Wagner

Men’s Lacrosse Looks For Second Straight Win Against Wagner: "PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team, which has won two of its last three games, will return home Tuesday to take on Wagner at Yurcak Field. Game time is set for 7 p.m."

2009 South Jersey Preview | Philadelphia Inquirer

Here is a look at the 2009 South Jersey boys' lacrosse season:

Checking in on 2009 boys' lacrosse season | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/28/2009

2009 New Jersey Boys Varsity Lacrosse Schedule

The full 2009 New Jersey varsity boys schedule will be posted here as the season progresses. We've already loaded the entire schedule into the site, and each day's schedule will post two days prior to the date. For example, the schedule for Apr 5th will post here on Apr 3rd, etc.

Keep in mind that venues and times are subject to change, so double check with the host school before heading out to watch a game. We also plan to post the playoff schedule as it becomes available.

Enjoy the season!

NJ Boys Varsity Lacrosse Schedule for 4/1/09

Date & Time

4/1/2009 Wed 3:30 PM

Toms River North

Jackson Memorial
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Ocean Township Jackson Liberty
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Rancocas Valley New Egypt
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Kingsway West Deptford
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Cherry Hill East Shawnee
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM North Brunswick East Brunswick
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Bishop Eustace Eastern
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Monroe Edison
4/1/2009 Wed 3:45 PM Winslow Camden Catholic
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Mount Olive Seton Hall Prep
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Hunterdon Central Princeton High
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Egg Harbor Oakcrest
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Somerville Governor Livingsto...
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Wallkill Valley Boonton
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Brick Memorial Marlboro
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Glen Ridge Caldwell
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Absegami Ocean City
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Pennington Hightstown
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Bergen Catholic Mountain Lakes
4/1/2009 Wed 4:00 PM Mainland Vineland

Game times and locations are subject to change. Check with the host school for the latest updates.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lacrosse News - College & High School | LaxPower

LaxPower.com has announced its "Players to Watch" list for the 2009 Fan Choice Awards. The performance of approximately 50 senior men's lacrosse players is currently being tracked. LaxPower will select five nominees for each award, and then fans will vote for a sixth selection during the final week of the regular season (April 26-May 2).

Full list here:
Lacrosse News - College & High School | LaxPower

Kelly Paces RU’s Offensive Explosion in 14-10 Win at St. John’s

MANHASSET, N.Y. – Sophomore Kory Kelly (Princeton, N.J.) tied his season-high with four goals to lead the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team to a 14-10 ECAC win over St. John’s. The game was part of the second annual Lacrosse Day of Champions hosted by the Indians Rock Community Foundation and the Boomer Esiason Fund at Manhasset High School.

The 14 scores for RU mark the most of the season. Junior Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) scored a goal and dished out a game-high three assists, while Hunter Burnard (Binghamton, N.Y.) had two goals and two assists in the win.

Full story:
Kelly Paces RU’s Offensive Explosion in 14-10 Win at St. John’s

Monday, March 2, 2009

Diehl is ECAC Rookie of the Week

CAPE COD, Mass. – Rutgers freshman Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.) was selected as the ECAC men’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday. Diehl tied his season-high with two goals and added an assist in the Scarlet Knights only game of the week at Saint Joseph’s.

Diehl leads all RU freshmen and is second on the team with six goals. Additionally, the midfielder has handed out two assists, while starting all four games this season.

Full press release here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Princeton Upends Johns Hopkins 14-8

BALTIMORE -- Bill Tierney began to talk about how hard it can be to play with a big lead. Then he paused and chuckled.

“The only thing harder,” said Princeton’s Hall-of-Fame men’s lacrosse coach, “is to play with a huge deficit.”

Tierney saw both ends of the equation in his last two appearances in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic games against Johns Hopkins, and he liked the 2009 version much better.

Jack McBride scored four goals and Tyler Fiorito made 11 saves to lead Princeton to a 14-8 win over Johns Hopkins in the third annual Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The game was almost a mirror image of the meeting between the teams in the same stadium 52 weeks earlier.

Princeton (ranked ninth in the coaches’ poll and 11th in the media poll) improved to 2-0 on the young season by sprinting past the Blue Jays (ranked sixth and third), who played in the NCAA championship game a year ago and returned almost its entire highly rated defensive unit.

Click here for the full press release via Princeton Athletics

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Stevenson Beats Stevens

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 28, 2009) – The No. 8 Stevenson University men's lacrosse defeated No. 15 Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon at the De Baun Athletic Complex in Hoboken, N.J. Stevenson outscored Stevens 4-1 in the all-important third quarter to take an 8-5 lead heading into the final 15 minutes of play, and the Ducks could not find the equalizer. The key to the game was possession as the Mustangs had the ball for about 65 percent of the time. The Ducks were led by two goals and an assist from sophomore attackman Chris Laurita (Timber Ponds, N.J.), but were outshot 49-33 on the afternoon.

Click here for the full story on LaxPower.

Rutgers Gets Beat in 2nd Half by St. Joe's.

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Jeff Rommel (Syracuse, N.Y.) dished out a career-high four assists, but Saint Joseph’s outscored Rutgers 4-1 in the second half to upend the Scarlet Knights men’s lacrosse team 10-7 at Finnesey Field Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Kory Kelly (Princeton, N.J.) and freshman Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.) scored two goals each to lead the Scarlet Knights, who fall to 1-3 on the year. Scott Cullinan posted a game-high three goals to lead Saint Joe’s, who moves to 2-2.

For the second consecutive game, Rutgers jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Diehl netted two goals in the first seven minutes. However, the Hawks responded with five straight goals spanning the first and the second quarter to take a 5-3 lead.

Click here for the complete Press Release from ScarletKnights.com

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