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LILJ All-New York State Championship Team

After wrapping up the state championship games the LILJ has put together an All-State Championship team to recognize the top performers across the championship games that were covered by the LILJ. Here are the following players that have made the All-State Championship team.

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LILJ 2022 Girls Paumanok Award 15 Finalists

The LILJ is one day away from announcing this year’s Paumanok Award winner. After initially planning to narrow it down to the 10 finalists, we have expanded it to 15 finalists with so many deserving candidates. The award winner will be announced during Thursday’s inaugural All-Long Island Games. Here are the 15 finalists for the Paumanok award!

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LILJ 2022 Boys Paumonak Award 15 finalists

The Paumanok award for girls and boys will be announced tomorrow (June 16th) during the Girls All Long Island Games at Mount Sinai High School. After releasing the nominees for the award on Monday, the boys list has now shrunk. Checkout the 15 finalists that the LILJ staff selected for the Paumanok award and leave a comment below who you think should win. 

 

Alex Vieni (Calhoun)

Brendan Staub (Garden City)

Charles Balsamo (Chaminade)

Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Henry Haberman (Port Washington)  

Jack Cascadden (Garden City)

Jameson Smith (Bayport)

Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)

Luca Accardo (Syosset)

Matt Perfetto (Manhasset)

Michae Leo (St Anthony’s)

Michael Meyer (Northport)

Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)

 

 
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LILJ 2022 Boys Paumonak Award Candidates

The Paumanok award is back for the first time since 2019. This award goes to the top Long Island player in the senior class. This player is outstanding on the field and elevates the players around them to make their team successful. They also have the characteristics of being a team leader. Here are the candidates selected by the LILJ Staff for this year’s Paumanok award on the boys side. Comment below who you think should be this years winner for the boys, and stay tuned for when we release the 10 finalists which will be announced in the coming days.

 

Adrian Nowak (Kellenberg)

Alex Vieni (Calhoun)

Anthony Bilello (Farmingdale)

Anthony Mollica (Massapequa)

Austin Oppenheim (Mount Sinai)

Brady West (South Side)

Brendan Staub (Garden City)

Brian Luzzi (Bethpage)

Charles Balsamo (Chaminade)

Chris Butler (Bay Shore)

Christian Alacqua (Chaminade)

Colin Langton (St Anthony’s)

Daniel Eagers (Northport)

Danny Seaman (Farmingdale)

Dean Metzger (Carey)

Doug Rabin (Bay Shore)

Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Francisco Cortes (Shoreham Wading River)

Gavin Jacobsen (Port Washington)

Griffin Cole (Chaminade)

Henry Haberman (Port Washington)

Jack Cascadden (Garden City)

Jack Deli-Pizzi (West Islip)

Jack Flaherty (Chaminade)

Jack Sandrib (Northport)

Jake Whitney (Shoreham Wading River)

James Carretta (Mount Sinai)

Jameson Smith (Bayport)

James Tyras (Chaminade)

Jay LaMay (Commack)

Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) 

Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)

Jordan Naso (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Barrett (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Dolan (Ward Melville)

Luca Accardo (Syosset)

Luca Cutolo (Syosset)

Luke Schmitt (Garden City)

Matt Caputo (LuHi)

Matt Freeman (Port Washington)

Matt Nilan (Bayport)

Matthew Perfetto (Manhasset)

Max Hawkinson (Cold Spring Harbor)

Max McCarthy (St Anthony’s)

Michael Katz (Comsewogue)

Michael Leo (St Anthony’s)

Michael Meyer (Northport)

Owen Carroll (Smithtown East)

Pat Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Peter Theodoropolous (ESM)

Robbie Smith (Huntington)

Richie Rindos (Islip)

Tom Riccardi (St Anthony’s)

Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)

Will Synder (St Anthony’s)

 

 
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LILJ 2022 Girls Paumanok Award Candidates

The Paumanok award has returned for the first time since the 2019 lacrosse season. This award goes to the top Long Island player in the senior class. This player accelerates on the field and elevates the players around them to make their team successful. They are also looked upon as someone who shows characteristics of being a team leader. The winner will be announced this Thursday at the inaugural All-Long Island Games. Here are the candidates for this year’s Paumanok award. Comment below who you think should be this years winner on the girls side, and stay tuned for the 10 finalists which will be announced in the coming days.

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2022 LIC Boys All Tournament Team

The Long Island Championships this weekend were incredible. On Saturday, the boys teams put on a show and there were some standout players. Checkout the top performers from Saturday’s championship games. Here is the first team, second team and honorable mention list.

LIC All Tournament First Team

Attack- Matt Perfetto (Manhasset)- The senior attackmen dominated as a goal scorer and feeder finishing with 4 points helping lead Manhasset to a title

Attack- Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai)- Spallina had a great final game despite coming up short on the scoreboard, he finished with a goal and five assists.

Attack- Michael Katz (Comsewogue)- The crafty lefty attackman tallied 4 goals and played outstanding against one of the best defenses in the state.

Attack/Midfield- Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)- Terenzi got the Indians offense going by getting them on the scoreboard, He would have 3 points and impact the game all over the field 

Midfield- Jack Peterson (Manhasset)- He was the MVP of the Class C title game. Peterson showed his incredible athleticism and did a little bit of everything on both sides of the field. He finished with 5 points 

Midfield- Luke Schmitt (Garden City)- Schmitt had a couple of crucial goals and helped propel the GC offense to 9 goals in a defensive battle vs Comsewogue 

Midfield- Timothy Kirchner (Northport)- Kirchner proved to be a dynamic threat offensively once again and couldn’t be stopped on Saturday for the Tigers

FO/Midfield- Max Hawkinson (Cold Spring Harbor)- Hawkinson won MVP of the Class D title game after scoring 3 goals and dominating the faceoff X

FOGO- Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)- He won MVP of the Class A title game as he went 21-25 from the faceoff X. His quickness and ability to win it to himself helped him take over this game

FOGO- Jack Cascadden (Garden City)- The Cornell bound senior dominated the faceoff battle and helped Garden City take over the 4th quarter and beat Comsewogue 

SSDM – James LaPina (Manhasset)- The junior played a huge role in the Indians tremondus defensive effort to limit unbeaten Mount Sinai to 7 goals 

LSM- Andrew Miller (Northport)- Miller dominated at the LSM position. He caused havoc and was also able to come away with a goal as well. 

Defense- Brendan Staub (Garden City)- Staub anchored the back end as usual for Garden City. He was a nightmare to go against all day long. 

Defense- Jack Mullholland (Manhasset)- The star sophomore defender played lights out and anchored a Manhasset defense to its best performance of the season on the big stage

Defense- Cole Webber (Garden City)- Webber was outstanding for the Trojans defense. He constantly knocked down passes and caused turnovers.

Goalie- Bradley Hamroff (Port Washington)- The goalkeeper for the Vikings played out of his mind. He registered 18 saves and kept Port Washington in the game all the way until the end 

Goalie- Adam Wachholder (Comsewogue)- The sophomore netminder made plenty of key stops and finished with double digit saves on the afternoon 

LIC All Tournament Second Team 

Attack- Michael Meyer (Northport)

Attack- Henry Gibbons (Garden City)

Attack- Henry Haberman (Port Washington)

Attack/Midfield- Liam Connor (Manhasset)

Midfield- Stephen Bayer (Port Jefferson) 

Midfield- CJ Riley (Cold Spring Harbor)

Midfield- Justin Bonacci (Comsewogue)

FOGO- Cal Girard (Manhasset)

FOGO- Austin Oppenheim (Mount Sinai)

SSDM- Quinn Reynolds (Northport)

LSM- Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Defense- Matt Freeman (Port Washington)

Defense- Pat Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Defense- Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Goalie- Chris Allen (Garden City)

Goalie- Matthew Im (Manhasset)

 

Honorable Mentions

William Murphy (Northport)

Luke Meyer (Port Washington)

Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai)

Jack Helrigel (Northport)

Michael Fargione (Garden City)

Dylan Rocchio (Comsewogue)

Hunter Panzik (Manhasset)

Peter Murphy (Port Jefferson) 

Jack Deliberti (Northport)

Gavin Jacobson (Port Washington)

Luke LaMendola (Northport)

James Carretta (Mount Sinai)

Stevie Finell (Garden City) 

Gavin Takacs (Mount Sinai)

Timothy Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Brett Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Owen Wuchte (Garden City)

Luke Giarraputo (Cold Spring Harbor)

James Krieg (Comsewogue)

Victor Diaso (Manhasset)

Matthew Hiiman (Port Washington)

Lucas Laforge (Mount Sinai)

Spencer Will (Cold Spring Harbor)

Tristan Mullahey (Garden City)

Jake Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Patrick Leder (Manhasset)

Jack Archer (Garden City)

 

 
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Cold Spring Harbor Player Spotlight with Ava Tighe

Ava Tighe of Cold Spring Harbor has been one of the most explosive offensive players on the island all season. She has helped lead the Seahawks to their second straight Nassau County Class D Championship and is looking to make it consecutive wins in the Long Island Championship in her senior year. Cold Spring Harbor also brought home the state championship back in 2019 and have their first opportunity to do it again for the first time since then. Tighe has been the engineer of the Seahawks offense and has had some unbelievable games during the regular season, twice scoring 7 goals as well as an eight goal game. At the end of her high school career she will be taking her game down to Florida where she will be playing for the Gators.

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Garden City Players Spotlight Featuring Carla Curth, Caitlin McNaboe, and Meghan Rode

The 2022 season has seen the Garden City Lady Trojans repeat as Nassau Class B Champions for the second consecutive year. They have an overall record of 13-3 and will be playing in the Long Island Championship game this Sunday at Stony Brook University against Westhampton in hopes for their second straight LIC title. Three of their seniors that have been an integral part of their success are Carla Curth, Caitlin McNaboe, and Meghan Rode. Curth and McNaboe have had big senior seasons with Curth having a stat line of 21 goals and eight assists, and McNaboe tallying 26 goals and two assists. Rode has been out for much of the season with a torn ACL, but she has still played a huge presence in the teams success on the sideline.

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LILJ Presents 2024 Boys End of Season Watch List

With the 2022 high school season coming to a close there has been a plethora of players in the class of 2024 that have had the opportunity see the field. Some of them will even be playing this weekend in the Long Island Championship. Regardless of the amount of wins or losses their team had, they opened a lot of eyes when they stepped on the field and will soon be entering their recruiting process. Here are the current sophomores that have made the LILJ Watch List. Be sure to send us a dm on instagram to @lilaxjournal to let us know who should be added that isn’t currently on the list! We are always look to highlight as many deserving players as possible.

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LILJ Presents Boys 2023 End of Season Watch List

With the talent on the boys side of lacrosse seemingly impressing more and more, it’s no surprise that the 2023 boys have loads of talent. With the end of the season near, these young men have shown incredible abilities on the field. With some heading to incredible universities and others still finding their way, these amazing players will no doubt find their way at the next level and we can’t wait to watch what they’ll bring next year. Here is the 2023 boys end of season watch list! Please let us know by sending a dm to @lilaxjournal if there’s anyone that should be added to this list, as we are always looking to promote as many deserving players as possible.

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