Recon Lacrosse is Long Island Based Select Team that is in its third year of establishment. Recon Lacrosses main objective is for players at the U-13, U-15, JV, and Varsity Level to participate in a program that will enhance the Skills, Competiti

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Captain David Jacobs returning from Afghanistan on September 11th, 2014!!!

 

Shootout Huge Success for our Veterans & Soldiers!

Original Recon players and Coaches from Recon's first year!!

Great day on July 24th, 2014 for all of our Recon players and Coaches who took part in the Shootout for Soldiers! We had 3 teams that played as combined teams and it all worked out great with The Shootout for Soldiers event raising over $77,000.00 for our Troops and Veterans!!!! Great time at a Great event with great people for a great cause!!!!!!


by Harry Jacobs posted 07/26/2014
Memorial Day Flag Placement at LI National

All Recon Lacrosse Players, Parents, and friends,

 

Recon Lacrosse Community Service Opportunity on May 24th, 2014 at the Long Island National Cemetery--2014 MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT.

Recon Lacrosse will be participating in the annual flag placement on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Long Island National Cemetery located at 2040 Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, NY starting at 7:00 am. Every player who can attend will be given a Community Service Letter from the Long Island Metro Chapter of US Lacrosse. Player’s will be asked to help place flags on the graves of our fallen heroes who have served our country as a way of saying “Thank you” for their service.

 

The Recon Lacrosse players, family, and friends will meet at the Comfort Station (Restrooms) at the end of Section 2L. Attached you will find a Map of the Cemetery and the location is right off Wellwood Ave. You can park along the roads in the cemetery by the Comfort Station. Directions to the cemetery are below.

 

Please let us know if you will attend so we can get a count. We will meet between 6:30 am and 6:45 am as we have to get started by 7:00 am. You will be finished by 9:00 am at the latest as every grave will have a flag on it  before 9:00 am with all the help that comes from the Boy Scouts and other groups like Recon Lacrosse. Also bring good gardening gloves. After placing many, many flags in the past the gloves make it much easier on your hands placing the flags into the ground.

 

Anyone who can attend is welcome! And you do not need to be a Recon player. A brother, sister, or friend can come help!.

 

And remember RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!

 

Thank you,

        

   Harry Jacobs

    The Recon Staff

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Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211

 

Directions from the LIE:  Travel the Long Island Expressway to Exit 49 South. After exiting, stay on the South Service Road to the 3rd set of traffic lights. This will be Pinelawn Road. Turn right onto Pinelawn Road, but be aware that Pinelawn Road changes its name to Wellwood Avenue on your way to the cemetery. Long Island National Cemetery is located on the left side of the roadway at 2040 Wellwood Avenue.

 


by Harry posted 05/07/2014
Former Recon player and current Limestone Kevin Reisman.

Congrats to former Recon Faceoff Star Kevin Reisman!!!!!!!!!

 

Freshman of the Year Conference Carolinas – Kevin Reisman

 

Limestone University


Not just the top freshman in Conference Carolinas, Kevin Reisman has proven to be one of the best in the nation, particularly at the center "X". This season he is an incredible 148-of-215 in faceoffs and has 122 groundballs in just 14 games. Those numbers come out be 8.71 groundballs per game and a .688 winning percentage, both of which are third in NCAA Division II.
 
He has won 10 or more faceoffs and reached double-digit groundballs seven times this year, including 19 faceoff wins twice. On March 30 he went an amazing 19-of-20 on faceoffs and collected 19 groundballs, the latter ranking as the most on record by a Saint. He was selected as Conference Carolinas Player of the Week earlier this season following that performance.


 

 


by Harry posted 03/29/2014
Recon Alumni tearing it up at their Colleges!!!!

Recon Alumni Freshman Kevin Reisman, Danny Desimone, and Alex Seltzer have been having great Freshman years on their perspective College teams. Below you will find some links highlighting their accomplishments this year. All of us at Recon Lacrosse are very proud of their hard work both on the field and in the classroom!!!!!!
 

Keep it up men! 


Kevin Reisman:

http://golimestonesaints.com/news/2014/3/11/MLAX_0311144630.aspx?path=mlax

Dan Desimone:

http://www.farmingdalesports.com/sports/mlax/2013-14/releases/20140322h6mq38-

Alex Seltzer:

http://www.nyitbears.com/sports/mlax/2013-14/releases/201403117ugggc
 


by Harry posted 03/23/2014
2015 and 2014 Recon College Commitments.

The list below is the Recon 2015 & 2014 College Player Commitments!

 

2015 Commitments

Michael Castrogiovanni --Hartwick College

Matt Arnone -- New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

 

2014 Commitments

Vincent Biancardi  -- Marywood University

Eddie Bisson  -- C.W. Post

Christopher Callahan -- Fordham University

John Lennon  -- Plattsburgh University

Kyle McGinley  -- Wagner College

Tommy Plant  -- Montclair State University

Chris Vento  -- Belmont Abby

John Shea  -- SUNY Oneonta

Drew Harvey  -- University of San Diego

Chris Callahan -- Fordham University

 

 


by Harry posted 03/01/2014
VMI Lacrosse at the Lead The Way Fund run!

Captain David Jacobs representing Recon with the VMI cadets at the Lead the Way Fund run on Nov 24th.

RANGER LEAD THE WAY FUND RUN on November 26th in New York City. Captain David Jacobs home on leave representing Recon with the VMI Lacrosse Team Cadets before the start. Great day with great people for a great cause.


by HarryJacobs posted 11/26/2013
Recon Players in Inside Lacrosse!

Recon goalies get some press playing for NYIT! 

Edward Coombs Memorial: Marist, Merrimack, NYIT Notes and Observations

Joe Santoliquito - 10/13/2013


 
  

On Saturday, Marist, along with Division II powerhouses NYIT and Merrimack got together for a tri-scrimmage at Hatboro-Horsham High School in honor of Coombs.
 

NYIT

Bears’ coach Bill Dunn already what he has in the scoring trio of Luke Miller, Shawn Murphy and Cory Triola all back. Dunn used the tournament to see what he has in his freshmen. The Bears have a big freshmen class, one that Dunn hopes can produce a goalie that can replace the departed Joe Fallon.

“I was very happy with our faceoff play and with our freshmen midfielders,” Dunn said. “We were missing Danny McDermott, our best defenseman, and he’s playing long pole for us, so we got a chance to see freshman Nick Swanson, and he had a nice scrimmage for us. We know what we have in Miller, Murphy and Triola.”

Dunn’s biggest void is at goalie, where freshman Alex Seltzer stepped in and played very well, possibly strong enough to merit a starting role.

“Seltzer is going to get a real good long look,” Dunn said. “The competition is open and all I ask our goalies is to stop the ball. Peter Izzo, another freshman, also did a nice job at goalie.”

Dunn also cited freshmen Will Kistinger and Mike Luccarelli as potential first- or second-line middies.

Marist

Red Foxes coach Keegan Wilkinson made sure everyone played. Marist is going through a slight transition, trying to replace the potent scoring duo of Connor Rice and Jack Doherty.

“We had a lot of new faces out there, we graduated a big senior class; there were a lot of guys getting their first runs,” Wilkinson said. There were a couple of things we certainly would like to clean up, but we’re definitely excited about what we have going on.”

What Wilkinson liked was the play of freshman J.D. Recor, junior Drew Nesmith, junior long-stick middie Patrick Eaker and faceoff man Dominic Montemurro. Wilkinson said they will be “guys we’re going to be leaning on this year.” Junior defender Karl Kreshpane is one player Wilkinson feels made leaps towards improving, and he also liked what he saw from freshmen Connor O'Neill and Nick Nye.  


by Harry posted 10/20/2013
Recon Varsity Mountain Team wins Lehigh championship!

Our Recon Varsity Mountain Team won a championship this weekend at the Lehigh Laxfest. Way to go guys. We are all proud of each of you! Congrats guys!


by Harry Jacobs posted 06/30/2013
Recon Varsity Player gives back!!!!

Recon is very proud of our U17 Varsity Mountain Player Chris Callahan for his efforts to help our Heroes in Uniform over in Afghanistan!!! Since 2009 Chris has been working his project each year sending coffee packages to our men and women! This is really what it is all about!!! An Outstanding young man! Please see the article below:
 
 “Cup of Joe For G.I. Joe”
Founder: Christopher Callahan
2009
 
Countless people have asked me why a “coffee drive” for soldiers in Afghanistan when they get coffee for free? Not being a coffee drinker myself I have asked myself that same question. The coffee drive began over four years ago with a conversation with my cousin Edward Gibbons who at that time just completed his first military tour of Afghanistan. Ed was recent graduate of West Point and a person who I aspire to be like, I asked him, “What did he miss most when he is away from his home?” He said, “He misses his family and friends daily, but he missed morning coffee back home.” I probed a little bit more because I could not understand why coffee. The reason he missed coffee was that he associated coffee with the feeling of home. What he really missed was being away from home. I thought that if I can do something to help him from missing home it would be a great thing for me to get involved with. Managing a coffee drive would be my way of helping not just him but the group of people that he was serving with. That is how the coffee drive got started with a simple honest response of what I missed most serving in Afghanistan...
 
The drive took a lot of time to organize. At the time I was an 8th grader at South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre. I reached out to my social studies teacher Mrs. Beller who at that time was involved with the Wounded Warrior Organization. I submitted an outline to Ms. Beller and the administration of the school what my vision and mission of the coffee drive was. My vision statement is, “Recognize the district as the heart of learning, caring and support of the community”. My mission statement is, “Be The Best You Can Be”. The group thought the project was a good idea and we started the coffee drive.
 
Spreading the word of the drive was the easy part. I joined the Military History club in the middle school in 8th grade. The club helped to spread the word about the drive. I had fliers and posters printed that we hung them up around the school. I spoke at PTA meetings held at Covert School and South Side Middle School to spread the word. Our goal was to ship 100 pounds of coffee the first year. My family paid the shipping and packaging. I was responsible for packaging of the coffee. Needless to say the drive has been a huge success……….. Over the past four years our goals have gone up 100, 300, 500 pounds of coffee.  This year our goal is to ship 750 pounds of coffee. To date we have shipped well over 1,000 pounds of coffee to soldiers around the world.
 
Each year a different soldier is picked to have the coffee shipped to.  In turn that soldier shares the coffee with his unit.  In the past the soldiers have had a strong connection to lacrosse.  One was the captain of the West Point Lacrosse team and another was a player from Long Island who played for varies Long Island teams. Playing lacrosse and spreading the information about the drive to my teammates on South Side Lacrosse and RECON Lacrosse my summer travel team has been so beneficial to the drive. I love playing lacrosse but most importantly lacrosse has taught me to “pay it forward” and to help others. The feedback that I have gotten from the soldiers has been very rewarding. The drive has impacted my life as well as the lives of the soldiers in such a positive way and not to mention the community awareness.
 
The Coffee Drive is a huge undertaking, but it is well worth it. The drive has spread over three school districts, brownie troops, and private donations of coffee. The relationships I have made in the past four years are priceless. The sacrifices that the soldiers have made for my family and me will never be forgotten. Each one of these soldiers is a hero in my life.  I was once told, never under estimate the power of a good cup of coffee. 
 
God Bless America and our troops.


 
by Harry posted 06/27/2013
Recon Lacrosse places Flags on Memorial Day!

Over 100 Recon Players and their family members placed flags on the graves of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend!! Great job by all our Recon teams!! Proud of you all!!!!
by Steve Jacobs posted 06/07/2013
2014 Recon Lax Player to play in College.
Recon 2014 Lacrosse Player, Vinny Biancardi, a goalie on the U17 Mountain team has verbally agreed to play at Marywood College in 2014. Coach Leonard and his staff as well as our Recon Directors, Steve Jacobs and Paul Desimone are very proud of Vinny and his accomplishment! 
by Harry posted 01/07/2013
Some great Recruiting Articles to read!
US Lacrosse Video Channel
Useful Links

Wounded Warrior Project

Back Of the Cage

Long Island Metro Chapter of US Lacrosse

Ranger Lead The Way Fund