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July 20, 2014
In the end, it's Thayer
On the final day of season, Tigers nab first ISL title in dramatic fashion

July 20, 2014
St. Paul's girls exceed expectations, top ISL

June 24, 2014
Stingy Middlesex builds another successful season

June 24, 2014
Thayer claims ISL crown

May 17, 2014
Begor balances business, school, sports
Proctor senior heads blossoming lacrosse wood stick-making company

March 23, 2014
2014 Prep School Season Preview
When it comes to finding a hotbed of boys lacrosse talent in New England, there may be no more competitive — yet unpredictable — arena than the Independent School League.

January 26, 2014
Hangin' Out With: Andrew Carper
Andrew Carper (Hollis, N.H.) is a dedicated lacrosse player, but there’s more to him than that.

October 13, 2013
Boys recruits – 2014 commitments
Click for a list of New Englanders who have committed to college programs.

August 30, 2013
For lax players, grass may be greener on prep school route
New England’s prep school lacrosse leagues are some of the nation’s best.

August 1, 2013
St. Paul's girls, Belmont Hill boys claim ISL championships
Both squads completed the punishing journey up the ranks of one of the toughest prep school leagues in the country

May 22, 2013
Prep Journal: Belmont Hill controls own fate
It’s the final week of the season in the Independent School League, and only one title hopeful holds its destiny in its own hands. Belmont Hill.

May 15, 2013
Prep Journal: St. Seb's stuns unbeaten Governor's Academy
On Saturday, the mothers who received flowers from their sons on the St. Sebastian’s lacrosse team weren’t the only ones smiling about the result of the game.

May 8, 2013
Prep Journal: Perfect league record within reach for Saints
As we go deeper into spring, the boys lacrosse team at Canterbury School is treating its season like a checklist that just keeps getting marked.

April 30, 2013
Prep Journal: Roxbury Latin looking for a millennial repeat
Roxbury Latin doesn’t want to party like it’s 1999, but it would have no problem repeating what transpired in 2000.

April 24, 2013
Prep Journal: Pieces falling into place for Exeter
Where Exeter has done a nice job this first half of the season is taking any disappointment and then moving past it.

April 18, 2013
Prep Journal: Nobles' rookie coach, veteran squad thriving
Adam Pascal’s message to his veteran Noble and Greenough lacrosse team: Don’t change much.

April 10, 2013
Prep Journal: Left is right for Brewster Academy
Left-handed attackmen John McNamara and Ryder Garnsey have the Bobcats off to a 4-0 start this spring.

March 25, 2013
From NELJ: Top talent shines in ISL
New England’s prep school leagues again will feature some of the top lacrosse talent in the country this spring.

March 11, 2013
Callahan carries on Avon's legacy of great goalies
There must be something in the water in Avon, Conn., or at least some sort of fertilizer affecting the goalies who stand in the crease at Avon Old Farms.

July 25, 2012
Prep schools: Three teams tie for ISL crown
Most New England prep leagues don’t have postseason tournaments, so every game is hugely important in the standings. In some cases, a single loss all season means the difference between being champions ...

March 17, 2012
2012 prep school preview
2012 prep school preview

August 29, 2011
Prep schools: Post graduate works
Post-grad players boost prep schools

August 29, 2011
Prepping for prep schools
The summertime and early fall are good times for high school lacrosse players to visit colleges and determine where they want to study and play after graduation. While the ultimate focus is on college ...

July 29, 2011
Prep schools: Deerfield, Governor's Academy unbeaten
The prep world plays out a little differently than leagues in the six New England states. Unlike public school leagues and state interscholastic athletic associations, most prep schools don’t have ...

March 20, 2011
2011 prep school previews
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of New EnglandLacrosse Journal. Prep schools in New England have strong reputations, and they do a lot of winning to back ...

August 6, 2010
A lot goes into choosing a prep school
A lot goes into choosing the right prep school, including academics, location and, of course, lacrosse.

May 24, 2010
Salisbury secures WNEPSLA title
The Salisbury School boys lacrosse team won its first-ever outright Western New England Prep School Lacrosse Association title with its 9-3 win over Choate Rosemary Hall on May 19. Salisbury (13-1) reeled ...

May 12, 2010
Smalkais wins 300th career game
Fairfield (Conn.) Prep boys lacrosse coach Chris Smalkais won his 300th career game on Tuesday in a 19-4 win over Amity. In his 23-year career, Smalkais is 300-128. “The 300 wins simply means longevity,” ...

April 23, 2010
Prep school notebook: Avon Old Farms is rolling
Prep school notebook: After a season-opening loss, the Avon Old Farm boys have earned nine straight victories.

April 16, 2010
Deerfield boys ranked No. 1 in nation
Deerfield Academy is the top-ranked team in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings. Deerfield is currently 6-0 and the only New England team ranked in the Top 10. The only ...

March 9, 2010
Tradition to go around
While public schools — and some private schools — vie for state titles, New England’s prep schools have their own tradition, a rich history of some of the best school battles in the country ...

March 2, 2010
How college coaches perceive N.E. lacrosse
In New England, kids grow up knowing lacrosse. There are scores of youth leagues, prep schools, and colleges, and the region has produced legends of the game like Dick Garber — who built the UMass ...

September 11, 2009
Lehman brings golden touch to Gould
Coach Lehman's golden touch in Bethel, Maine, revives Gould program.

August 2, 2009
Prep School Guide 2009
It’s the time of year when students start to feel the twinge that summer is fading, and the thought of getting back to school starts to creep into their thoughts. If you are a parent of a student-athlete ...

July 5, 2009
Loomis lands another Founders title
Loomis Chaffee defender Linnea Fulton is smart enough away from the field that life at Bates College awaits next year. And she’s smart enough on it to recognize she was part of a special team this ...

July 5, 2009
Rivers scoring stars Fitzgerald, Greenfield forge special bond
They have been teammates for what seems forever, and soul mates, too. You could easily draw that conclusion, watching John Fitzgerald and Jordan Greenfield plot and interact almost as one on the lacrosse ...

July 5, 2009
Triple crowns for ISL champs
Three kings. Different suits. It may be a simplistic analysis to say that Rivers School scored goals, Governor’s Academy stopped goals and Middlesex did a little at both ends. But there’s ...

June 9, 2009
Lawson a leader at Middlesex
Coaches with 30-plus years invested in the game don’t tend to be easily impressed. But when the topic turns to David Lawson, the accolades begin to flow freely from them like water through a busted ...

June 9, 2009
Lofty goals for Gaiss
Three years ago, as a sophomore at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Kaitlin Gaiss was anointed as the sole heir to the legacy of Julie Wadland. It was Wadland who had set the standard of excellence ...

May 3, 2009
Klauberg a perfect fit at GA
As an All-American and future Division 1 player at Princeton, Greenwich (Conn.) Academy senior midfielder Jackie Klauberg is in select company. She also is among the best Chinese-speaking female lacrosse ...

April 5, 2009
Shanley next in line at Fairfield Prep
Ask Chris Smalkais how many goals any one of his players scored last year and he’ll probably give you a cursory shrug. Such numbers are unimportant to the coach of the vaunted Fairfield College Preparatory ...

March 3, 2009
Billings battles back at Brewster
As the weather got hot last summer, Brewster Academy goalie Nate Billings’ disposition was pretty sunny as well. He was coming off a strong senior year at the Wolfeboro, N.H., school, his third ...

March 3, 2009
Johnson eyes big finish at Thayer
The future is stretching out wide and wonderful for midfielder Kelsey Johnson of Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. She’s off to Dartmouth College in the fall to play for one of Division 1’s ...

August 7, 2008
For Preps
With fall approaching, thousands of student-athletes are weighing the advantages of attending a college preparatory school, many with the hopes of using a prep school as a stepping stone to college lacrosse. There ...

July 1, 2008
Deerfield puts together another big year
With longtime Loomis Chaffee mentor Jim Wilson stepping down, no coach in Western New England Division 1 has a longer current tenure than Chip Davis of Deerfield Academy. And, in his 19 years there ...

July 1, 2008
Nobles caps perfect campaign
After taking unbeaten Noble and Greenough to the wire in mid-April, Brooks School coach Randy Hesse lamented how tough it was to keep that team’s “three-headed monster” in check. In ...