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2022 LILJ Big X Classic Preview

The Big X Classic is back once again this summer. On June 25th and 26th some of the top boys and girls lacrosse teams will be at LIU Post competing for the right to be called Big X champs. The boys divisions range from 2023 through 2025 and the girls divisions range from 2025 through 2031. The boys will play on both days and the girls will only play on Saturday. Checkout the teams competing this upcoming weekend. 

 

2023 Boys

Pool 1- FLG, Haymakers, Twenty 4 Chaos, Gaffer Elite, East Coast Elite 

Pool 2- MDP, Team Huntington, Recon Marine, Piatelli Central Isleib 

 

2024 Boys 

Pool 1- Haymakers, Recon Sharks, Twenty 4 Varsity Rage, Harlem HS

Pool 2- Turtles, Gaffer Elite, LI Rush, Twenty 4 

 

2025 Boys 

Pool 1-  Turtles, Haymakers, Team Twenty 4, Roar 

Pool 2- FLG, Piatelli Pioneer Kiernan, Express Davis, Team Huntington, Harlem, East Coast Elite 

 

2025/2026 Girls 

Pool 1- Jesters White 2025, Jesters White 2026, FLG 2026, FLG Blue Devils 2026

 

2027 Girls 

Pool 1- Jesters White, FLG Blue Devils, FLG White 

 

2028 Girls 

Pool 1- FLG Blue Devils, FLG White, Recon

 

2029 Girls 

Pool 1- Jesters Pink, GC Tradition Rossi, FLG Blue Devils 

 

2030 Girls 

Pool 1- Jesters White, FLG, YJ Mullen, YJ Bascelli, Liberty, Jesters Pink 

 

2031 Girls 

Pool 1- Jesters Pink , GC Tradition A, YJ Curcio 

Pool 2- GC Tradition B, YJ Martin, YJ Pirecca 2031/2032

 

 
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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 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 Girls All-LIC Teams Presented by LILJ

The 2022 Long Island Championships featured some unforgettable games. Win or lose many players had standout performances in what may have been the biggest game of their high school career. The LILJ has put together a first and second  All-LIC team based on the level of play specific to the LIC. Here are the players who have made the first and second team as well as the honorable mentions!

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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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LILJ Presents 2023 Girls End of Season Watch List

As the season comes to a close, despite winning and losing, there have been some fine young ladies to step on the lacrosse field this year all across the Island. These rising seniors have proven their talent and given their extreme work ethic, have found individual success. Many of these girls are headed to prestigious universities where they hope to continue their success on and off the field. Watching these young women grow into fabulous lacrosse players has been an incredible experience and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Please let us on Instagram @lilaxjournal if someone you know deserves to be added to the list as we are always looking to expand and promote as many deserving players as possible.

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LILJ Presents 2024 Girls End of Season Watch List

As we approach the girls Long Island Championship games this weekend the season has come to an end  for many teams on the island. Regardless of the overall team success the LILJ wants to highlight these ladies in the class of 2024 across the island for what they did for their respective teams and for what they will continue to do in the future as they begin their recruiting process. Here are the following players that have made the 2024 watch list. As always we are looking to grow the list to promote as many deserving players as possible, so please feel free to dm us on Instagram @lilaxjournal if you know someone that deserves being recognized for the season that they had.

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