For our final region preview, we will look at the region traveling the farthest to prove they are the best in the state. Including Section 5 and 6, Western will play each region physically. During the tryouts, one of the Western directors, Deven York told his team that college coaches love upstate players because of their toughness. Every other region has to prepare for the physicality that this region will bring. Now let’s look at what some player said was their favorite part of their region!
The Goon Squad will be returning to the New York State Regional Championships! We are excited to see some amazing lacrosse from this region and can’t wait to see how they perform against the competition. In this article, we will look at each age group’s team, director, coaches, and what some of the players said is their favorite thing about their region. Enjoy!
This region includes players from Section 1 and 9 who will travel to Afrim’s Park. We asked the players who made the teams what their favorite part about their region is and many of them answered with the Hudson River. We are excited to watch a historically competitive region battle it out with the other regions in New York. Good luck Hudson Valley! Now let’s look at the boy’s and girl’s teams.
Traveling from the beautiful Adirondack mountain range, this region is ready to make a statement at the New York State Regional Championships. While these players registered for the New York State Championship, we asked them what they love about the region they live in the most. We received some insightful answers, some funny ones, and some heart-warming responses to that question. We at the LILJ decided to share some of these responses while showing the rosters because the responses show what these players value. Continue Reading
The second Long Island region includes players from Section 11. Many of you who followed the Long Island high school season will recognize some of these names by following our coverage. We are excited to see the Suffolk teams make the trip to Albany, but first, we will look at the rosters and what the players said was their favorite part about Suffolk county.
A region the LILJ is quite familiar with, Nassau will travel to Albany to showcase Long Island lacrosse. Many of you who followed the LILJ during the high school season may recognize these players, but you may not know what their favorite thing about living in Nassau is! We found that out and want to share the answers because it shows what the players value!
From July 20th-22nd, all the players who participated in the New York State Regional tryouts will travel to Afrim’s Sports Park in Albany to finally determine which region is the best. We at the LILJ want to preview each region before the event by explaining which sections are participating, who is playing in the event, some history about the event, and more! Keep an eye out for upcoming articles about each region which will go into greater detail about the coaches and players!
It was a full night of action on Wednesday night with six games taking place. We had a little bit of everything as we had some games that went down to the wire, some games that weren’t as close, and a few teams remained undefeated on the season. Here are the recaps of how each game went down!
On July 7th and 8th, 26 teams from across Long Island will participate in an event to determine which high school is the best during the summer months. We will look at how each team did in their high school season, their best players, and which county they are from. Comment below who you think is the best team!
The LILJ College summer league kicked off last night for both the men and the women. For many players, it was the first time that they’ve taken the field in a competitive game since some players did not have a college lacrosse season. The long layoff for players didn’t seem to show, as the games were filled with lots of action and great talent. Here’s a look at the final scores from the first night and what some of the players had to say about getting back on the field and what their college experience has been like so far. Continue Reading