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Boys  Johnny Maccarone (2021, Attack, St. Anthony's)- Ohio State: Maccarone is super quick with the stick. He has the ability to elude defenders and shoot from anywhere on the field. When he doesn't have the ball he always seems to find himself in the right spots so that when the ball finds him, he's in position

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College Coaches Face Challenges With Recruiting Restrictions

The coronavirus pandemic has created many obstacles for college coaches when it comes to getting a look at high school players they are looking to add to their program. For the class of 2021, their is a high level of urgency to find other ways to view players due to the fact this would normally

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Then and Now; Kevin Cassese

Kevin Cassese began playing lacrosse at a young age after being introduced to the game by his travel baseball teammates who played. John Banks, who was a dad of one of his teammates invited him to an indoor practice which is where he first really got into the game. Cassese also played on a Comsewogue

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Then and Now; Rob Molfetta

Rob Molfetta fell in love with the game when he was in the sixth grade. He started out playing baseball, but says once that lacrosse stick was put in his hands he was hooked. He remembers the first lacrosse stick he ever bought was a Brine Superlite for $20. Molfetta was an attacker at Carey

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Kayla Downey is Making Her Way to Coastal Carolina

Attacker Kayla Downey was one of the top players in the class of 2019. In her senior season at West Babylon High School, she scored an incredible 60 goals and recorded 31 assists. Downey isn’t just an elite offensive player. She was also one of the most well rounded players in her class, leading the

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Michael O’Connell Commits to Stanford University for Basketball

After initially committing to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, Long Island’s Michael O’Connell will instead be attending Stanford University to play basketball. O’Connell attended Chaminade High School for three years where he played basketball and lacrosse before transferring to Blair Academy for his senior year. Coming from a family of athletes, O’Connell has

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LILJ’s Top Long Island Girls College Transfers

The cancellation of the majority of the 2020 season meant that many players played their last game with their team. With the NCAA granting a fifth year of eligibility for seniors, some of them will be taking advantage of the opportunity and will be transferring to a different school to play their extra year. Others

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LILJ’s Top Long Island Boys College Transfers

The cancellation of the 2020 lacrosse season means changes for so many college players. With seniors seeing their final season get cut short, they are exercising their right to play for a fifth year which was granted by the NCAA. Many of Long Island’s talented players will be transferring to different schools to play their

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Furman Lacrosse Forced to Shutdown due to Financial Concerns

Furman University has announced that they will be discontinuing their men’s lacrosse and baseball program due to impact that COVID-19 has caused financially. The South Carolina based school is the first Division I school to shut down their men’s lacrosse program since Presbyterian back in 2011. In an email by the school Athletic Director Jason

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2020 PLL College Draft Recap

Last night marked the beginning for 14 individuals who heard their name called in the 2020 PLL College Draft. The Archers Lacrosse Club drafted attackman Grant Ament out of Penn State with the first overall pick. Ament was expected go No. 1 after he announced he was not going to return to Penn State for

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