FTP is a short acronym written on the girls lacrosse players of East Islip. Representing the Marine slogan, “the few, proud,” FTP has become an identity for East Islip lacrosse. Casual Long Island lacrosse fans wouldn’t consider EI girls lacrosse elite. However, if you look a little deeper at what Head Coach Steve Levy has built in East Islip, you’ll find a team that’s “tough as nails” and on the brink of going the distance. In a recent interview with the LILJ, Coach Levy talks about his few, his proud, and his girls on a quest to be considered elite. Read more by clicking below.
Hunter Roman is heading to one of the best academic institutions in the country. Besides maintaining one of the finest academic reputations, Boston College is at the top for NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse. With Roman’s experience attending and playing for St. Anthony’s, she’ll be ready after graduation. Balancing school, lax, and life is something she’s used to. Learn more about what Hunt is doing to prepare for 2020, hoping to make this Spring one to remember.
Nassau Girls lacrosse is deep. Starting with the Power Conference, where ten of the top teams in the county battle it out on the weekly. As you progress to the lower conferences, which are grouped by ability, a structure is created with a ‘Any Given Sunday’ atmosphere. Year to year, top teams in each conference move-up, while the bottom teams bump down. Consistency reigns Queen in Nassau Girls Lacrosse. In 2020, there are so many games that stand out as games to watch. Below, we list some that caught our eye. Follow all the great girls lacrosse in Nassau County by clicking below.
Andy Lockwood has been a proven catalyst in college prep success for over a decade. He and his wife, Pearl, are the co-founders of Lockwood College Prep, which aids in the often-overwhelming processes of test preparation and financial aid forms.
Dartmouth Men’s Lacrosse is seeking their first NCAA playoff appearance since 2003. Freshman attacker Tommy Rogan is looking to be one of the ones who helps get them back into the tournament and win an Ivy League Title. The 2019 Chaminade graduate has been against elite talent since his days in high school and feels that the fast pace will only make him more prepared to play at the college level. Read more about Tommy and his thoughts on the upcoming season and beyond in a recent interview with the LILJ.
Jenny Markey is the definition of the ultimate workhorse. The 2x Under Armor All American is getting ready for her final season as a Mount Sinai Mustang before taking her talents upstate to Syracuse. Markey is coming off of a phenomenal 2019 season which saw her rack up 27 goals. Markey reflected on her time at Mount Sinai and how she’s gotten to where she is today in a recent interview with the LILJ.
Colin Krieg has been the backbone of the Ward Melville lacrosse team. Last season he recorded 125 saves en route to the Suffolk County Championship. The future Tar Heel is set begin his final season as a Patriot hoping to end his high school career as a State Champion. Read more about Colin and his lacrosse in a recent interview with the LILJ.
On January 25th, Long Island lacrosse legends gathered up and came together for the 35th annual Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Ceremony. The Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame was started in 1985. The goal of this great foundation is to keep spreading the heritage of this great game and to promote the people who made a difference in Long Island Lacrosse. In 2020, the LIMHOF inducted 12 new members and they also honored Jim Kaspar with the Harold “Whitey Henrickson Lifetime Achievement Award, and Joe Kovar with the Harvey Cohen Service Award. Here is a little more about the people who have made an impact on the game of lacrosse on Long Island.
Muscle memory, communication, and the willingness to lay everything on the line. These are some of the things it takes to be an elite goalkeeper. The difference between wins and losses often comes down to a single goal. The LILJ compiled a list of who they feel are the top 10 girl goalies going into the 2020 season.
Ashley Schandel has been around sports her entire life. After becoming the head coach for the Riverhead Blue Waves in 2013, she has been at the forefront of what is becoming a perennial contender in Suffolk County. Riverhead was never a hot bed for lacrosse. It wasn’t until as recently as 2011 that saw the formation of a Varsity Lacrosse team. Schandel has seen the team grow tremendously in her time as the head coach. After winning just two games in her first year, she has led the Blue Waves to the playoffs three straight years and has her sights set on winning the County Championship. The rise of Riverhead Lacrosse may have been a surprise to outsiders, but to Schandel and her team this isn’t a surprise at all. Read more about coach Schandel and the Riverhead Girls Lacrosse program in a recent interview with the LILJ.