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Team W L D G GA DIFF GPP Saint Anthony's 13 0 0 175 51 124 13.5 Portledge School 10 2 0 138 76 62 11.5 Sacred Heart Academy 9 4 0 135 98 37 10.4 Kellenberg Memorial 7 5 0 117 105 12 9.8 Stony Brook School 6 4 0 84 89 -5 8.4 St. John the Baptist 5 6 0 93 112 -19 8.5 St. Dominic 4 4 0 75 66 9 9.4 Holy Trinity 4 7 0 89 89 0 8.1 Staten Island Academy 3 7 0 91 106 -15 9.1 Our Lady of Mercy 1 6 0 27 77 -50 3.9 Poly Prep 0 2 0 20 22 -2 10 Lutheran 0 7 0 26 88 -62 3.7 Archbishop Molloy 0 8 0 12 103 -91 1.5 Columbia Prep 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Parochial A Team W L D Holy Trinity 4 7 0 St. Dominic 3 2 0 Our Lady of Mercy 1 5 0 Parochial AA Team W L D Saint Anthony's 13 0 0 Kellenberg Memorial 7 5 0 Sacred Heart Academy 6 4 0 St. John the Baptist 4 5 0 Private Team W L D Portledge School 7 2 0 Stony Brook School 5 2 0 Staten Island Academy 1 5 0 Poly Prep 0 2 0 Lutheran 0 4 0 Columbia Prep 0 0 0
Points Player School Total Average RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 53 6.63 O'Donoghue, Hailey St. John the Baptist 40 4.44 Samuda, Kasi Holy Trinity 35 4.38 McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 31 5.17 LoCascio, Abigail Saint Anthony's 25 3.57 McAteer, Katheen Saint Anthony's 19 2.38 Biancardi, Ava Saint Anthony's 18 3 Scarola, Tanner Saint Anthony's 18 2.57 Espey, Molly Holy Trinity 18 2.57 White, Meghan St. John the Baptist 18 2.57 Goals Player School Total Average RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 43 5.38 O'Donoghue, Hailey St. John the Baptist 28 3.11 Samuda, Kasi Holy Trinity 26 3.25 McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 19 3.17 Biancardi, Ava Saint Anthony's 16 2.67 Chiarelli, Hailey Ann Holy Trinity 14 2 Calabria, Tess Saint Anthony's 14 2 Espey, Molly Holy Trinity 13 1.86 Bowers, Brooke St. John the Baptist 13 1.86 LoCascio, Abigail Saint Anthony's 12 1.71 Assists Player School Total Average LoCascio, Abigail Saint Anthony's 13 1.86 O'Donoghue, Hailey St. John the Baptist 12 1.33 McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 12 2 McAteer, Katheen Saint Anthony's 11 1.38 RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 10 1.25 Samuda, Kasi Holy Trinity 9 1.13 Scarola, Tanner Saint Anthony's 8 1.14 Bendowski, Cate Sacred Heart Academy 7 1.17 Cifarelli, Scarlet Sacred Heart Academy 6 1.5 Bogash, Gwen St. John the Baptist 6 1.2 Saves Player School Total Percentage Berfer, Emily Stony Brook School 85 67% O'Grady, Erin Saint Anthony's 51 68% Jacob, Aleena Holy Trinity 44 41% Dugre, Rhiannon St. John the Baptist 41 56% Ford, Mary St. Dominic 22 58% Boden, Caitlin Sacred Heart Academy 9 50% Lembo, Shae Saint Anthony's 8 50% Cassar, Bella St. Dominic 4 100% NewberryÊ, Grace Sacred Heart Academy 2 100% Faceoffs Won Player School Total Percentage McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 55 N/A RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 30 N/A Carlo, Nicolette Stony Brook School 7 N/A White, Meghan St. John the Baptist 4 N/A Bowers, Brooke St. John the Baptist 3 N/A Apozidis, GeorgiaÊ Stony Brook School 2 N/A Xuan, Michelle Stony Brook School 2 N/A Ground Balls Player School Total Average RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 42 5.25 McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 20 3.33 Apozidis, GeorgiaÊ Stony Brook School 18 2.25 Xuan, Michelle Stony Brook School 17 2.13 Tinaz, Yasmin Stony Brook School 13 2.17 Vieth, London Stony Brook School 13 2.17 Eugene, Christy Stony Brook School 6 1.2 Cho, Caroline Stony Brook School 6 1.5 Carlo, Nicolette Stony Brook School 5 0.71 Akinyaode, Tiffany Stony Brook School 5 1 Caused Turnovers Player School Total Average Apozidis, GeorgiaÊ Stony Brook School 14 1.75 RuggieriÊ, Morgan Stony Brook School 13 1.63 Eugene, Christy Stony Brook School 5 1 McCormick, Ava Stony Brook School 4 0.67 Tinaz, Yasmin Stony Brook School 3 0.5 Vieth, London Stony Brook School 2 0.33 Akinyaode, Tiffany Stony Brook School 2 0.4 Trama, Mia Stony Brook School 1 0.25 Cho, Caroline Stony Brook School 1 0.25 Carlo, Nicolette Stony Brook School 1 0.14
LILJ Interview with University of Florida Commit Keira Rooney
Keira Rooney is set to attend University of Florida in the fall of 2023 where she will further her academic and athletic career. Before she becomes a Florida gator, she looks to lead Bayport-Blue Point back to the Long Island Championship and hopefully make another two runs at the States Championship.
LILJ Interview with Yale University Commit Katie Clare
Katie Clare has committed to Yale University where she will continue her academic and athletic career at the Ivy League level. She is currently a junior at Bayport-Blue Point and hopes to follow up their Long Island Championship win with another big season this spring.
LILJ Interview with Monmouth University Commit Sara Curley
Sara Curley, the first of her family to pick up a stick, is now the first to play at the next level, as she has committed to Monmouth University to further her academic and athletic career. She has two more seasons with Lynbrook High School before she goes on to pursue her Division I lacrosse
LILJ Interview with University of Florida Commit Delaney Radin
Delaney Radin has officially committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida. She will join some of her Long Island teammates in Gainesville for the fall of 2023 after playing two more seasons for Long Beach varsity lacrosse.
Girls 2023 List of College Commits on Long Island
Through the hard work and dedication of Long Island’s top high school lacrosse players, an impressive amount of these athletes were able to commit to many colleges and universities throughout the country. Even during our most difficult and trying times, these players found a way to keep working and accomplish their dreams of furthering their
LILJ Interview with University of Florida Commit Alyssa Deacy
Alyssa Deacy is officially a Florida gator. The junior midfielder from Comsewogue is excited to compete for two more years before she joins some of her teammates at the University of Florida to play Division I lacrosse.
LILJ Interview with Binghamton University Commit Abbey D’Elia
Abbey D’Elia has committed to further her academic and athletic career at Binghamton University. The junior attack from St. Anthony’s is looking to win two more championships with the Friars before she starts her Division I lacrosse career.
LILJ Interview with Massachusetts Maritime Academy Commit: Michelle Pecoraro
Last Wednesday, September 1, 2021, was a time that college coaches began the pursuit of signing the best lacrosse players throughout Long Island. Some players committed instantly because they had an idea of where they wanted to go. However, some took the approach of waiting to see what college fits best for them. One of
LILJ Interview with Northwestern University Commit: Abby Locascio
Abby LoCascio is a senior at St. Anthony’s High School and a star player for the women’s varsity lacrosse team. Last season she tallied sixteen goals, fifteen assists with twelve starts, helping her team win the NSCHSGAA championship. She hopes to bring home another trophy before starting her next chapter at Northwestern University, where she
LILJ All-Long Island Girls Class of 2023
The LILJ saw so many talented players take the field this season in the class of 2023. Some of them got their first taste of playing on the varsity level after not getting the opportunity last year and certainly made the most of it. These girls were integral players to their team’s success this year
Class of 2021 LILJ All-Long Island Girls
After missing out on their entire junior season, the class of 2021 came back and showed the supreme level of talent and skills that this class has to offer. With their high school careers coming to an end, many of these players will be taking their game to the next level where they will be
FLG Girls Select Teams are On the Rise! Tryout Details Inside.
After another successful year of lacrosse from the FLG girls select teams, it is time for a new wave of players to tryout for the premier lacrosse club in the town Huntington. Next Monday, August 2nd, girls from all ages will tryout for FLG at Manor Field Park. In this article, we will look at
Girl’s 2022 List of College Commits on Long Island
As the high school season ends, many college coaches will start the recruiting process for the abundance of talent on Long Island. As coaches reach out and players being to commit, we here at the LILJ want to promote those who are committed to playing at the next level. On the LILJ instagram, we post
LILJ Girl’s GOAT All-Long Island Watch-List 2021
As the end of the high school season approaches, we at the LILJ want to promote the best players on the island. With the help of coaches, fans, teammates, and our talent evaluators watching these players, we have created a watch list of GOATs in the running for our Senior All-Long Island teams. This list
Girls Varsity: Sacred Heart vs. St. Anthony’s Parochial AA Championship
Sacred Heart and St. Anthony’s took the field in hopes of winning the Parochial AA Championship on Tuesday. The Friars looked to cap off an undefeated season while Sacred Heart attempted to spoil the party and take the home the title. However, St. Anthony’s did not let that happen. They jumped out to a lead
New York State Regionals and Epoch Lacrosse are working together to promote the best lacrosse players in New York
Many New Yorkers remember the Empire Games where the best amateur lacrosse players in New York would compete to see who truly was the best region. After that was discontinued, the New York State Regionals and dozens of high school coaches put hours of effort into re-birthing the Empire Games. Thus, the New York State
Queen of the Island Clubs and Event Preview
This Saturday, May 22nd, FLG Lacrosse, and the Yellow Jackets will be running the Queen of the Island tournament. The Long Island Lacrosse Journal will provide scores, highlights, stories, and coverage of this tournament like we do for LI High School Lacrosse, and our LILJ Experiences. Speaking of the high school season, some of these
Portledge wins PSAA Championship
The Portledge School girls’ lacrosse team took down the Staten Island Academy 14-4 to win the Private Schools Athletic Association (PSAA) championship. The Panthers went undefeated against the Tigers this season en route to winning their first championship since 2016.
The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation Event Preview
This Saturday, the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation will be hosting two great lacrosse matches to help spread awareness and remember Louis Acompora. In this article we will talk about what this foundation stands for and how it has saved over a hundred lives along the way. Oh, and of course we will talk about
St. Dominic’s Holds On Against Holy Trinity Girls in Season Operner
Two great parochial teams went until the last few seconds as St. Dominic’s hosted Holy Trinity in 2021 season opener. The storyline of this game was a battle between two super sophomores: Meg Morrisroe of St. Dominic’s and Kasi Samuda of Holy Trinity. These two young ladies put on a show for all in attendance,
LILJ Visits Comsewogue High School to Preview the Boy’s and Girl’s Varsity
On Monday, Comsewogue High School took to the field for their first practice of the season. The boy’s team goes into the 2021 season as a favorite to raise the Class B trophy at the end of the season. For the girl’s team, many believe that they are one year away from doing the same,
Under Armour Coaches Ft: David Kotowski
David Kotowski brings a unique asset to his approach in coaching. Having a webinar and podcast featuring some of the best personalities in lacrosse allows Kotowski to be always attuned with different approaches to the game. “I am always looking to improve and I am always looking to learn from other coaches,” says Kotowski.
LI Lacrosse Star & Brown Commit, Luke Dellichichi Becomes His Best Self with AMP
Luke Dellichichi is no average player by any means. His speed, agility, and ability to get creative in order to get past some of the toughest defenders has earned him a spot in the 2022 class on the Brown University’s Division 1 lacrosse team. But just like any great athlete, Luke is always looking to
LILJ & Press Sports Team up to Enhance Lacrosse within #1 Sports Social Media App
Press Sports is a new, innovative, and powerful app that’s going to change the way athletes catch the eyes of recruiters from around the country. This app is like no other, bringing an all new take on player highlights.
LILJ Interview: Maureen Duffy of Westhampton Heading to Virginia
When she first stepped foot onto campus in Charlottesville, Maureen Duffy knew this was going to be her home for the next four years. After years filled with memories with her teammates and beating lacrosse rivals, Duffy is ready to leave it all on the field before she begins her college career as a Cavalier.
LILJ is excited to announce a new partnership with GLE Performance!
[Hauppauge, NY] The Long Island Lacrosse Journal is thrilled to announce our partnership with GLE Performance, which is Long Islands’ Lacrosse Training Facility.
LILJ Interview Recap: Jaden Hampel, Stony Brook
Playing at one of the best lacrosse programs in the country is not easy. However, Jaden Hampel and her two sisters do not take the easy way out. Jaden Hampel, a freshman at Stony Brook, is finding quality minutes on a top 10 team in the country. Her interview with Coach Wink talks all about
LILJ is Excited to Announce their New Partnership with Athletic Movement Protocol ‘AMP’
[Syosset, New York] LILJ is proud to announce its new partnership with Athletic Movement Protocol! The new partnership is going to offer unique opportunities for each establishment, but most importantly, will offer unique opportunities for the fans. What is Athletic Movement Protocol? Their mission statement is simply powerful. They want to empower every athlete with
LILJ Girls College Bound Night 1 RECAP – The Coaches. The Drills. The Stand-outs.
Some of the island’s top middle schoolers have come together at Stony Brook University’s magnificent indoor complex to learn from some elite college coaches with Long Island roots. While the only people inside the facility was the staff, the coaches, and the players; read up on what the girls learned, the drills they executed, and
To Do or To ‘Not Do’ – 10 Things Your Child Should Avoid When Trying to Get Recruited
I get it, telling your child not to do something is difficult. The resistance, the whining, the buts, the someone else is doing it, the list goes on. However, if you don’t nip your child’s negative habits by the bud early on, those same habits can develop into what college coaches consider ‘red flags.’
LILJ Launches Inaugural Girls HS Box Lacrosse League
Deception. Toughness. Speed. All traits which are developed in the box lacrosse rinks. Originating inside the melted hockey rinks north of the border, box lacrosse is traditionally a game for hockey players looking for something to do in the warm months. Today, the box game is spreading south, seeping into the training regiments of top
Harlem Lacrosse, Aiming High
Harlem Lacrosse is an organization that is meant to help children academically who are struggling in school and are on the verge of dropping out because they don’t have the adequate resources that they need in order to succeed. It was founded in 2009 by Simon Cataldo, one of the co-founders who was a Special
GLE Performance Re-Invents Adult League for LI Lacrosse Community
On an island where lacrosse is a way of life, a space has come onto the scene that was designed for that very culture. Built for lacrosse players, by lacrosse players, Goal Line Extended Performance is a brand new indoor, lacrosse specific training complex designed with all the bells and whistles, while maintaining the structure
Long Island’s Uncommitted 2021s
With an abundance of uncommitted lacrosse talent still on Long Island, here are some 2021s that college coaches will be looking at in hopes of filling their rosters for the Spring of 2022 :
LILJ High School Winter League — Coming December, 2020
HIGH SCHOOL WINTER LAX LEAGUE TO TAKE PLACE AT STONY BROOK NEW INDOOR ATHLETIC COMPLEX PRESENTED BY LILJ. HUNTINGTON, NY, Nov. 6th, 2020 — After an exciting summer, Long Island lacrosse is back and better than ever — this time, at Stony Brook University’s brand new athletic complex! The Long Island Lacrosse Journal ‘LILJ’ has
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Long Island Girls Representing at Under Armour Games
When you evaluate the lacrosse talent on Long Island many people around the country think of the male lacrosse landscape. However, the Girls talent on Long Island is unparalleled. I was given the opportunity to attend the practice for the Under-Armour Girls Long Island Teams on Thursday September 24th. I was blown away by the
Committed Spotlight; Ava Biancardi
St. Anthony’s Ava Biancardi is a scoring machine. She has great speed and also great field awareness to know which is the right play to make. After playing for an elite lacrosse program like St. Anthony’s she has committed to play for the Duke Blue Devils. As she continues to improve her game she will
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LILJ 2022 Open Girls All Tournament Team
On Saturday September 19th, the Long Island Lacrosse Journal ran it’s first ever annual event called the “LILJ 2022 Open”. The top players from the Island came out to Cedar Creek Park in Seaford to showcase their skills, and these girls did not disappoint. With 23 high schools being represented in this tournament, here is
LILJ Committed Corner Class of 2022 Girls
Girls Jellinne Bonilla (2022, Midfield, Babylon)- UMass: Bonilla is expected to dismantle her Long Island competition in 2021. There is little that your average defense can do to stop the midfielder. Her speed is amongst the best in Suffolk County, which only makes her ability to score from close range an even greater threat. The
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Remembering Welles Crowther 19 years after 9/11
The idea of Americans being attacked on our home soil is something that may seem unfathomable to those born after 9/11. It was a day of unthinkable tragedy, one that is still felt by so many. As we approach the 19th anniversary of the attack, we reflect on the many lives that were lost on
Boys Ben Bruno (2021, Midfield, Cold Spring Harbor)- Amherst: Bruno can do it all in the midfield. With a fair amount of speed and fancy footwork, the CSH star can glide by the defender with ease. More recently, however, it’s his scoring ability that has shined through. And, with his play making abilities continuing to
Girls Jordan Sheehan (2021, Defense, Deer Park)- SUNY Purchase: Sheehan is the gate keeper for her Deer Park team. With an incredible lacrosse IQ and vision, the incoming senior is quick to intercept passes with scoring range. A powerful presence on and off ball, the incoming senior plays catalyst in many of the team's fast break
Boys Danny Caddigan (2021, Attack, Smithtown West)- Cornell: Caddigan is a straight up goal scoring machine. With an extremely high lacrosse IQ, the crafty attacker has a clear ability to put the ball in the back of the net, and considering his fantastic ability to gather tough passes, the incoming senior is simply an offensive threat.
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
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
LILJ’s NCAA All Long Island Division 3 Girls Team
After fantastic high school tenures, lacrosse players all throughout Long Island are taking the next step in their playing careers. They have simply taken their game to a whole new level, paving the way for future generations. These athletes have shown the dedication that it takes to succeed in the sport and lend to the
LILJ’s NCAA All Long Island Division 2 Girls Team
Long Island has provided some great talent to the NCAA in recent years. After stellar high school careers comprised of leadership and storied playoff runs, these players have taken their game to the next level. They are a part of the fabric of the Long Island Lacrosse community and have made it stronger through their
Legendary Lacrosse Coach Diane ‘Chappy’ Chapman To Retire After 29 Years
Head Coach Diane Chapman announced her retirement, Monday, following a brilliant career with Garden City Girls Lacrosse. Known for her passion and knowledge for the game, she has been paramount in the lives of so many up-and-coming female athletes. Since her start nearly three decades ago, Chapman sports an impeccable resume with 787 wins in
LILJ’s 21 Female Players to Watch for the 2021 Season
What’s disappointing about the 2020 season getting cancelled is the fact that Long Island Lacrosse fans were robbed of seeing some great talent, especially seniors. It’s unfortunate that we are not going to be able to see some of these Seniors finish what they started in their high school careers, but the positive impact they
Longtime West Islip Assistant Coach Bill Turri Joins BYG
Bill Turri has been a fixture in West Islip’s lacrosse program. He has been on the coaching staff as an assistant for the past 34 years and announced before the season that the 2020 season would be his last. After investing so much of his life into the game he won’t get the opportunity to
LILJ’s All-Decade Girls Team (2010-2019)
We all know how special Long Island is when it comes to producing talent on the lacrosse field, and the 2010s era was no different. With no 2020 season to look forward to, now is a good time to look back at all the players that made the 2010s so competitive. The LILJ has created
LILJ’s Class of 2023 Girl’s Watch List
The class of 2023 is ready to make their mark on the varsity level. Some have already gotten a taste of what it’s like to play on the varsity team as eighth graders, while many of them are set to make their debut. With such bright futures ahead of them, they will continue Long Island’s
The Stony Brook School; Character Before Career
The Stony Brook School is about to conclude their 98th year as an institution. While their athletic programs are continuing to rise, the most important thing to them is character. Athletic Director Dan Hickey says that their motto is “character before career”. The Stony Brook school provides a great academic opportunity for students in grades
BYG Hosts A Long Island High School Lacrosse Tribute
Hope. Anticipation. Nerves. Words to describe the state of so many Long Island High School laxers prior to last week’s disappointing news. Today, the Long Island air is filled with sighs of defeat. When High School Spring sports got officially cancelled, the local lacrosse community read this news as “lacrosse season has been taken, my
Kayla Martello; How Lacrosse Runs in Her Blood
The game of lacrosse runs in Kayla Martello’s blood. She comes from a family of lacrosse players who have played the game at a high level. With three siblings that play at the collegiate level, Kayla is going down that path as well. After four great years playing for Sacred Heart, the next stop on
LILJ’s Class of 2022 Girls Watch List
The Class of 2022 is a prime example of how strong the Long Island Lacrosse community has become. Already sporting impressive track records, this sea of young talent that is currently being looked at by the best colleges in the country. Their stellar play and dedication to the game has made a clear mark on
LILJ Top Collegiate Senior Girls from Long Island
Senior year means so much for college athletes. It’s their last opportunity to represent the school on their chest and play for their team. The work that they put in during practice has shown its self in games with their great statistics and great play. Not only did these girls put up great numbers, but
Natalie Smith; A Winner With Friars, Now Looking to Win With The Orange
Senior midfielder Natalie Smith is part of a St. Anthony’s team that has done nothing but rack up wins over past few years. After being part of championship winning teams with the Friars, she is looking to continue the success in college, when she makes her way up north to Syracuse to play for the
Vanessa Windsor; Remaining Positive While Hoping to Bring a Chip Stony Brook
Vanessa Windsor has always had a passion for the game of lacrosse. The Stony Brook School head coach is coming off of her first season coaching the team on the varsity level. Although the 2020 season is currently on hold, Vanessa is focusing on the positives with her team and is continuing to meet with
LILJ Top Collegiate Junior Girls from Long Island
After two years of being an underclassman, junior year can present an increase in roles and opportunities. With two years under their belts in college, these girls took their game to a whole new level in their junior season. Here are the top college female juniors in a list created by the LILJ.
LILJ All Long Island Girls Preseason Team
Over the last few years, Long Island has seen long list of generational talent. Their stellar play has only increased the island’s love of lacrosse and has set a new standard for the game. After much deliberation, the LILJ has created a preseason list of the best girls that Long Island has to offer. These
2020 LILJ All Suffolk County Girls Preseason Team
The amount of girls in Suffolk County who play the game of lacrosse at a high level is incredible. From the most western part of Suffolk, all the way out to the East End, every position is well represented with girls who can change the course of a game in many different ways. With all
2020 LILJ All Nassau County Girls Preseason Team
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LILJ All Long Island Class of 2020 Girls Preseason Team
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LILJ Top Collegiate Sophomore Girls from Long Island
This is the time where these girls take the next step at the college level. After getting used to the game as a freshman, these girls have hit the ground running their sophomore season, having a big impact for their respective teams. Here are the top college sophomores in a list put together by the
Lax Journal Podcast: Kyle Hayes’s Reflects on Career and Talks Babson Lacrosse
Ever since accidentally attending his middle school’s lacrosse signup meeting, Kyle Hayes has devoted his life to lacrosse. His career as a player sent him everywhere from Plattsburgh to Ole Miss. This journey has made a clear impact on his life; when he returned to Long Island after graduation, Hayes was determined to pursue coaching. Since then, Hayes has garnered experience and knowledge from A-List group of collegiate and
Pat Colleluori of HEADstrong Foundation Visits BYG
It has been almost a decade since the creation of the HEADstrong Foundation. They were created by and in honor of Nicholas Colleluori, a Hofstra University lacrosse player who was diagnosed with terminal cancer during his sophomore year. Since then, his family has devoted their efforts into providing mentorship, family support, and grants hospitality services
LILJ Top Collegiate Freshman Women from Long Island
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The Gino Macchio Foundation
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Top 100 Girls Player Countdown: 25 to No. 1
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LILJ Pre-season Top 10 Girls Teams on Long Island
While the 2020 lacrosse season is still in question, it’s interesting to compare long island’s top programs and see who would come out on top. Below is the LILJ pre-season girls top 10. Learn all you need to know about each program by clicking the button below and purchasing the LILJ Digital High School Preview
Summer Ferraro; The Leader of a Parochial Powerhouse
The St. Anthony’s Lady Friars have been nothing short of spectacular. Led by Head Coach Summer Ferraro, they have built a dynasty that has seen them win five league championships in the last six seasons. As the 2020 season approaches the Friars are going to be a force to be reckon with once again as
GLE’s Cody Swing and Ryan Dance Visit BYG
In a world of competitive Long Island Lacrosse, Cody Swing and Ryan Dance help take athletes to the next level. The two are the founders of GLE (Goal Line Extended) Performance, a training service that uses the latest technology and techniques to maximize a player’s potential.
Long Island Girls Pre-Season Top 20 – 10 Teams
The 2020 season is rapidly approaching. There are so many teams that are going into this season with a lot of talent and a lot on the line. Here are some of the top 20 girls lacrosse teams going into this season. Go to our Instagram account, lilaxjournal to read more about these teams!
Kailyn Hart: Stonybrook’s Next One Up
After a fantastic four years at North Babylon, Kailyn Hart is ready for the next step in her playing career. The college freshman is the latest addition to Stony Brook’s Lacrosse Program, joining a long list of A+ talent. In doing so, she hopes to continue the great success that the program has had in
Top 100 Girls Players Countdown: 50-26
Last week, we released our latest picks for the Top 100 Girls Players in Long Island. Now, we present the next 25 on our list. Did your favorite player make the cut? Click on the link below to find out!
Coach Wink’s ‘It Factor’ Top 10 Boys & Girls on Long Island
Coach Wink has seen countless players play, teams compete, and coaches coach. His analysis of the game is genuine. Pulling from his experience watching, studying, analyzing, and critiquing, there are certain personalities in the game who have developed the entire package. In his mind, these people tend to stand out amongst the rest.
Top 100 Girls Players on Long Island ’74-51′
Last week, we released #100 to #75 on our Top 100 Players list. Now, we present the next wave of this year’s star athletes. To check out where your favorite athlete ranks, check it out below.
JM3’s Jamie Munro Visits Beyond The Game
Jamie Munro is one of the most respected names in the lacrosse world. The Founder of JM3 sports spent 20 years as the Assistant Coach for Yale and Head Coach for The University of Denver.
Sammy Filippi: Princeton Commit Speaks with The LILJ
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Garrett Gibbons: LI Lacrosse Star Begins New Chapter at UMD
For years, Garrett Gibbons has been a household name on Long Island Lacrosse scene. During his senior year, the Midfielder led his Massapequa team to a stunning 18-2 regular season record along with a 2020 State Championship win. It is no surprise that the Maryland freshman remains as one of the most talked about prospects
Bayport Head Coach Ryan Gick Looks Forward to 2020 Season
Ryan Gick is no stranger to success, as his impact on Bayport Blue Point’s Lacrosse program has been unprecedented. Since taking over as head coach, his team has reached playoff contention 9 out of the past 10 years. This includes multiple county and semi-finals appearances and a Long Island County Championship win in 2019. Before the start
Top 100 to 75 Girls Players on Long Island
With the 2020 lacrosse season right around the corner, we’re getting ready to see so many talented players take the field once again. After thoroughly evaluating each player, we compiled a list of the Top 100 Players going into this season. Here are the rankings from 100 to 75 down below.
Top Boys & Girls Private Games to Watch in 2020
As the new season approaches, Long Island Lacrosse is coming back in full swing. While Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s (Epoch Game of the Week) is set to once again make a splash, the Parochial Conference will see some incredible matchups league-wide going into 2020. After much debate, we’ve decided on the BEST games to look
Matt Wheeler: SportsRecruits Co-Founder Visits Beyond the Game
What a journey it has been for Chris Meade and Matt Wheeler. Since starting their company in the basement of Wheeler’s Connecticut home, the duo has found great success in the sports recruitment world.
Hunter Roman, Finding the Balance
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
College Advisor Andy Lockwood Visits BYG
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.
35th Annual Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Ceremony Recap
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
Kobe’s Legacy: The Mamba Mentality
Kobe said many things in his lifetime. His words urge us to fight our fears, earn our successes, and to expand our horizons. He showed his heart through basketball, resilience through hardship, and wisdom through experience. In the light of his passing, it has become increasingly difficult to accept or even perceive that a man who once seemed invincible, is now gone.
Joe Spallina Visits Beyond The Game
After securing their seventh consecutive America-East Title in 2019, Joe Spallina has once again proven his profound impact on the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse program. The Head Coach joined the Seawolves in 2012 following a successful run with the Adelphi Women’s team, which included three consecutive Division II national championships.
Robyn Pastuch; Building Something Special
Last season was one to remember for coach Robyn Pastuch and the Wantagh Warriors. In her first season as the head coach, Robyn led the Warriors all the way to the County Championship game where they fell just short in a tightly contested game against Cold Spring Harbor. This year, coach Pastuch and the Warriors
Thomas Sangiovanni; Finding his Niche as a Saint
Freshman midfielder Thomas Sangiovanni is set to begin his first season as a Siena Saint. Thomas played high school lax at Harborfields where he led the team in goals and assists in his senior year. As Thomas begins his journey as a college athlete, he is hoping to contribute in any way he can this
Top 25 Girl Midfielders on Long Island, 2020 Season
Ranking Name Position High School Commitment 1 Isabelle Smith Midfield Westhampton Boston College 2 Danielle Pavinelli Midfield Northport Florida 3 Ellie Masera Midfield ESM Stony Brook 4 Mackenzie Hoeg Midfield Mattituck UVA 5 Jenny Markey Midfield Mt. Sinai Syracuse 6 Madison Waters Midfield Bayport USC 7 Ailish Kelly Midfield Bayport Stanford 8 Jaden Hampel Midfield
Charlotte Verhulst; Adding to Stony Brook’s Winning Culture
The Stony Brook Women’s lacrosse team is loaded with talented players from all-across Long Island. One of those talents is freshman midfielder Charlotte Verhulst. Charlotte played high school lacrosse at St. Anthony’s and helped lead the Friars to the league championship in her final year. Now, as a freshman at Stony Brook, Charlotte looks to
Top 15 Recruiting Classes for the 2020 Girls
Each year, top college programs compete to get the Island’s best. 2020 was no exception. After sitting down to discuss who recruited Long Island the best, all signs pointed to the Orangewomen. Syracuse is bringing in four studs hailing from four different schools. Markey at Sinai, Ward at Baylon, Goodale from Riverhead, and Smith from
LILJ Top 10 Girls Attackers
Speed, great stick work, and a high IQ. These are some of the things that takes to be an elite attacker. In order to a successful team it is critical to have a great offense to win those 13-12 shootouts. Some players are flashy while others do it with finesse. The LILJ compiled a list
New York Riptide Theme Nights Announced!
The Riptides are here for their inaugural season. It’s not too late to see the New York Riptides in action as they still have plenty of games remaining at Nassau Coliseum. Each game has a different theme so check them out below and make sure to grab your tickets. Come support the team all season
Lax Journal Podcast #13: Jon Beck, Elite Hoops Trainer and Life Coach
You ever followed someone on twitter because every time they post something you say to yourself, “that’s an awesome piece of advice!” For me, that person is Jon Beck of PureSweat, which is a basketball training company. Jon also works with youth, high school, college, and professional athletes. Jon’s goal is to develop great habits,
GuardLab, Revolutionized the Mouthguard in Lacrosse
GuardLab is a sports technology brand, based in Farmingdale, Long Island. This creative and innovative company uses 3D technology and 3D printing to create premium mouthguards that are accurate and comfortable, while being the most scientifically advanced.
Top 10 Games LILJ Covered in 2019
Last Spring, the LILJ covered dozens of Long Island High School lacrosse games. From western Nassau spanning to the Hamptons, LILJ covered more ground than ever before. Of all the games we witnessed, there were a few that stood out amongst the rest. After discussing some of our favorite match-ups during the regular and post-season,
20 Players LILJ is Excited to Watch in 2020
2019 was an incredible year for high school lacrosse on Long Island. Some players really started to emerge onto the scene, In 2020, they will work to make a name for themselves on the island and make big time contributions to their teams. This upcoming Spring, the LILJ is excited to cover more High School
Committed Corner 12/14-12/27
Ben Bonafede (2021, Midfield, Chaminade)- Bucknell – A midfielder who gets up and down the field with the best of ’em, Bonafede – who made Chaminade’s stacked varsity team as a sophomore – projects as a standout two-way midfielder at the next level. -NLF National Championship AA Preview
Arden Tierney, Crawling Forward at Richmond.
Driven, focused, and accomplished, Arden Tierney of Sacred Heart Academy is adjusting nicely to the college game. Knowing her academic and athletic prowess, it’s no surprise the adjustment period to college has been short and smooth. Arden took some time to sit down with LILJ and discuss her recruiting process, why she landed at Richmond,
Committed Corner: 12/7-12/13
Five girls and two boys committed from Long Island this past week. Learn about where they are going and more on our latest edition of Committed Corner.
Mary Bergmann: Hurricane Mentor!
Mary Bergmann has been instilling an All or Nothing mentality amongst her Westhampton girls since Day 1. This has paid dividends as her Westhampton program has steadily risen towards the top of Suffolk County Class C. Being a Championship contender and knowing how to win it all certainly isn’t something Mary is a stranger of.
Kelly Bergeson; Looking to Repeat
Kelly Bergeson is in the midst of her senior year at Farmingdale High School, and right now she is starring on the basketball court for the Dalers. The Daler point guard is leading the team a season removed from a very impressive 13-8 record. Bergeson has gotten Farmingdale off to an excellent start thus far
Kerrin Heuser Never Stops Scoring
Goal, goal, goal, goal, and goal! That’s five, one for each year Kerrin Heuser played varsity lacrosse at Hicksville High School. The star midfielder is the school record holder with a whopping 225 career goals, peaking with 63 during her senior year. Heuser is a truly gifted offensive player her ability to score at will
Hofstra Women’s 2020 Preview
Hofstra Pride Head Coach: Shannon Smith Assistant Coach: Amanda Johansen, Chris LaMonica, Torin Varn Conference: Colonial Athletic Conference 2019 record: 12-7 (4-2 in conference) Hofstra Pride are holding their collective heads up high after a very successful 2019 season. Head Coach Shannon Smith has been in charge of the team since July of 2012,
Morgan O’Connor; Coaching Back Home
Who better to coach at a school than one of the players that defined the program? Hear from Morgan O’Connor head coach at Sacred Heart Academy. She talks about her lax life, the parochial system, and what it’s like coaching at her alma matter.
Committed Corner 11/25- 12/6
Boys T.J. Sheehan (2021, Attack, South Side) – Denver: Sheehan is a sneaky good attackman from South Side. His elite skill and IQ = serious production on the offensive half of the field. Sheehan’s craftiness exists when he’s on and off the ball. Let him get a step on you and he’s gone. Look away
Stony Brook Women’s Preview 2020
“It was a dream come true being able to compete amongst 30 of my best friends for 4 years while playing at Stony Brook. We made the best memories & I was fortunate enough to develop into a lacrosse player I could have only dreamed of being with the guidance of my coaches and the
Maria Themelis; No Time Off
Not one, not two but three sports for Manhasset’s Maria Themelis. The senior studlete shines as a soccer, basketball, and lacrosse star for Manhasset high school. Recently she concluded an excellent career on the soccer field. The Indians went 7-10 on the season and Themelis played her heart out for the team, her final goal
Emma Tyrell; Orange Crush
Emma Tyrell joined one of Suffolk county’s best lacrosse programs as a freshman four years ago. The Mount Sinai Mustangs proved their worth during the 2016 season, going up to Cortland for the State championships. The Mustangs won the title during Emma’s first season, and that got the ball rolling towards an excellent career for
Top Uncommitted 2021 Girls on Long Island
It’s been a little over 2 months since September 1st where the Junior class can be contacted by college coaches, and a lot of good 21’s have been locked up, but there is still a lot of talented uncommitted girls out on the market. The LILJ listed the top uncommitted 2021 girls that college coaches
Biscardi Twins; A Dynamic Duo
The Biscardi twins are great talents, their skill sets are different and that is exactly what makes them such a potent duo. Missy plays midfield and she flies all over the field. There isn’t much she can’t do. She put in 27 goals and added 8 assists during her senior year at Sacred Heart. The
Emma Ward, from Scoring Goals to Protecting Them
Emma Ward, is there anything she can’t do? The supremely talented senior just capped off a soccer season for the ages. The Babylon Panthers went 14-5 on the year, including eight shutout victories, and breezed through the playoffs in route to the Long Island Championship game. They matched up against a very talented Carle Place
John Calabria, Leading the Way
John Calabria has taken Syosset and turned into a town that’s known for very good lacrosse. With five county championships and 2 long islands under his built, the Braves of Syosset have become one of Long Island’ top programs. Year after year, Coach Calabria gets the most out of his players with his tireless effort,
Danielle Castellane, Back-To-Back-To…
Q: What is your lacrosse background? I was always involved in sports but I started lacrosse pretty late, almost middle school aged. I slept over a friend’s house and went to her town game the following morning. Ended up on the field that day, came home and said “I have to become a lacrosse player”.
Committed Corner Week of 11/11
Girls Jordan Forte (2021, M, Huntington)- Stony Brook: Forte is one of the most tenacious players between the thirties in Suffolk. Coach Spallina continues his trend of recruiting gritty, hard-working, athletes in his county. Forte has the potential to become a dominant force in the midfield in years to come. Her circle play, defense and
Matt Maloney; Championship Coach
Matt Maloney has been one of the best lacrosse coaches in Suffolk county for a long time. The irony? He never played.
Emily and Hannah Heller; Twin Connection
Hannah and Emily are two of the most dynamic players to ever come through West Babylon, and they just so happen to be twins. The Heller girls were sensational during their time as Eagles, and the twins comprised one of the most feared midfielder duos in Suffolk County. Years of hard work came to fruition
Jaden Hampel; Getting Ready for Her Final Ride.
Jaden Hampel stars across sports. The senior just wrapped up her stellar high school soccer career. West Islip watched a superstar finish strong, Jaden netted 18 goals during the 2019 season including a hat trick against Farmingdale in the team’s second game. Hampel was on a mission for success during her final run as a
LI Top 10 Parochial Girls
There is a tremendous amount of talent amongst the Parochial girls heading into the 2020 season. Here is who the LILJ has ranked has the top 10. 1 Katie DeSimone Attack St. Anthony’s 2 Hunter Roman Midfield St. Anthony’s 3 Natalie Smith Midfield St. Anthony’s 4 Kayla Martello Midfield Sacred Heart 5 Olivia Cruthers Attack
Long Island Committed Corner, Week of Nov 4th
Boys Aiden McCaffrey (2021, D, Comsewogue)- Delaware- McCaffrey has a great stick and that includes his stick handling ability and getting his stick in the passing lanes to cause turnovers. He creates opportunities for the offense through transition, and he’s a good off-ball defender. Tough is the best word to describe defenseman coming from Coach
Tim McCormack; Taking the Lead at ASU
Tim McCormack has spent his whole life in and around lacrosse. The Long Beach native played goalie at Long Beach High for his entire four year high school career. At Long Beach, McCormack accrued a long list of accolades including making the All-American team and a Nassau County Goalie of the Year.
Danielle Carson; Defensive Ace
Danielle Carson recently graduated from Wantagh, and after an outstanding high school career she moved west. Now she is preparing to play college lacrosse at the University of Southern California this Warrior turned Trojan was one of Long Island’s most feared defenders. Carson played soccer during her tenure at Wantagh, she was a defensive specialist
Ellie Masera; Defending Her Crown
Ellie Masera is a member of the vaunted Eastport South Manor team. Right now the senior all-star is tearing it up in the world of field hockey. She is leading one of Suffolk county’s best all around teams to an impressive 11-7 record thus far on the season. Masera is scoring at will, already accumulating
Joe Riscica; Blue Collar Laxer
Joe Riscica was raised on lacrosse, but that’s not the road he took. The Half Hollow Hills native began playing lacrosse in the second grade, and played up until in his senior year of high school. Joe was considering a multitude of universities but the college route was not right for him.
Committed Corner Week of 11/1
Boys Stephen Markowski (2021, A, Harborfields)- Providence: Markowski is a slippery attackmen who posses a high lacrosse IQ. He also creates opportunities on offense for him and his teammates. Andrew McAdorey (2021, M, St. Anthony’s)- Duke: McAdorey is an unbelievable talent. His quickness is phenomenal, his shoot is beautiful, and he is a hell of
Stony Brook 2020 Preview
Stony Brook Seawolves Head Coach: Anthony Gilardi Assistant Coach: J.P. Brazel, Mike Chanenchuk Conference: America East Conference 2019 record: 9-6 (5-1 in conference)
Megan McCormack; Coach’s Conversation
Megan McCormack is a lacrosse lifer, for decades she has been associated with the game. After starring on the University of Scranton lacrosse team, she returned home to Long Island and is now the coach at North Shore High School. The season is right around the corner and the coach took some time to talk
Gains For Brains
One of the best tournaments in all of lacrosse is coming back to Long Island. Read more about the 2020 Gains For Brains tournament.
Kristen Shanahan; Scoring Machine
Kristen Shanahan has long been one of the most talented lacrosse players on Long Island. She committed to Notre Dame as a Freshman playing for Sachem East. Currently she is playing field hockey, and dominating Suffolk County.
Suffolk Girls Top 25
Ranking Name High School 1 Belle Smith West Hampton Beach 2 Danielle Pavanelli Northport 3 Jenny Markey Mt. Sinai 4 Ellie Masera ESM 5 Mackenzie Hoeg Mattituck 6 Alexa Gentile Northport 7 Madison Waters Bayport Blue Point 8 Jaden Hampel West Islip 9 Emily Lamperter Mount Sinai 10 Kristin Shanahan Sachem East 11 Aislish
St. Josephs Young and Hungry
The Golden Eagles roster is comprised of solely Long Island raised players. A combination of some of the best players from both Nassau and Suffolk team up to make this team special. Chris Neilsen (Miller Place) and Declan Canevari (Lake Grove) both made the Skyline All-Conference second teams last year. Now as seniors the duo
Danielle Pavinelli; No Limits
Danielle Pavinelli shines on the basketball court. Last season, as a junior, Pavinelli put up almost 12 points a game enroute to the Suffolk Class AA finals.
Committed Corner Week of 10/25
Boys Jake Deacy (2021, Attack, Comsewogue)- Marist, Deacy is a gun-slinging south-paw for the Warriors of Comsewogue. Jake will take command of an up-and-coming Comsewogue team in 2020. If he can step-up and quarterback this offense, they could be Championship contenders. Girls Grace Gately (2021, Attack, Manhasset)- Villanova, Gately is a dynamic, goal scoring attacker for the
Kayla Donwey; Sister
Kayla lit Suffolk county on fire last season. As a senior, she finished eighth in Suffolk county with 91 points. The senior midfielder was a leader of the West Babylon team that rostered her two younger sisters, Lacey and Ellie.
Brandon Childs; York College
Brandon Childs was a fantastic lacrosse player in his day. Childs attended Lynchburg College and flourished as a member of the school’s lacrosse team. During his tenure at Lynchburg, Childs compiled 193 points, he netted 91 goals and added a school record 102 assists. Upon graduation Brandon stayed with the program becoming an assistant coach
Committed Corner, Week of October 14th
Catch-up with the latest commits in this week’s committed corner.
LILJ is Growing! Who’s Behind it All?!
This fall, the LILJ has expanded its team to include five aspiring young professionals pursuing a career in the world of sports. Read below to learn more about who’s behind the content, the stories, the media, and expanding coverage of Long Island lacrosse!
Jaime Biskup; How to Make the Most of an Injury
Jaime Biskup is a star. She graduated from the champion program of Eastport South Manor last year, but Jaime couldn’t play a single game. A devastating ACL tear kept her on the sidelines during ESM’s championship run. Jaime was a constant presence for her team, and her energy was an inspiration to the rest of
Committed Corner: Week of October 4th
Girls Emma LoPinto (2021, Attack, Manhasset)- Florida, the Number 1 ranked junior to come off the island, Lopinto does it all. The Gators of Florida are recruiting the island heavily and they are succeeding at scooping up the best of the best. Lopinto is a do-it-all attacker. No job is beneath her on the field.
Kylie Ohlmiller; The New Face of Women’s Lacrosse
Kylie Ohlmiller is, simply put, women’s lacrosse. The Islip native has been transcending the sport since her days at Islip High School. During her time in Islip she was a five-time letter winner and scored over 250 goals. Kylie was captain of the team her sophomore, junior and senior years despite missing her freshman season
LILJ College Preview: NYIT Women’s Lacrosse
“I think it’s going to be a really great season. We’ve all been working really hard in practice this fall in preparation for the upcoming season. We have a bunch of new freshman and transfers who are going to help our team out tremendously.”- Captain Shanon Donovan
Olivia Carner Q&A. Ready for the Big Stage.
Last season was a special one for the Northport Lady Tigers, and their star midfielder Olivia Carner. Carner was a true leader for the 21-1 Class A champion Tigers. Carner had long been deemed one of the best players on Long Island, a six-time varsity player and two-time U.S Lacrosse All-American for Northport, Carner was
The Spirit of the Stick.
Lacrosse is the oldest sport in America. The game originated in the 1100s when the Mohawk Tribe started the medicine game across the lands by Lake Ontario . The game started as a form of entertainment, it resembled a battle. There could have been hundreds of men on either team throwing the ball through the
Kendall Halpern Q&A w/ the Syosset Star
Kendall Halpern, the “studlete” from Syosset, is embarking on her senior season. Before she gears up for lacrosse Kendall will dawn her soccer cleats and basketball sneakers for one last go around. Halpern, a four year varsity soccer player has made the Nassau all-county team. Last season she was a member of Syosset’s first ever
Girls Top 50 College Freshmen from Long Island
The top 50 girls from the class of 2019 started a new journey last month. After leaving an impact on their respective high schools, they are now onto the next level in their lives and lacrosse careers. The LILJ staff ranked the 50 girls who we think will have the biggest impact in their freshman
Recent Long Island College Commitments
For the week of 09/30/2019 here are 8 Long Island High School stand-outs who made their college commitments.
Desiree Kleberg; LI Star to Bobcat
Desiree Kleberg was a two sport standout at Walt Whitman High School. Her tenure at Walt Whitman was marred with achievement. She starred on both the basketball court and lacrosse field. Playing two sports made Desiree a household name in South Huntington. Her constant presence on and around the athletic community. Her basketball game was
Katie Desimone; Redemption Tour to Victory Lap
Katie Desimone, is one of the best lacrosse players on all of Long Island. The reigning Class AA MVP enters her senior year with sky high expectations. Katie’s MVP year was part of St. Anthony’s “Redemption Tour”, as was famously printed across their sweatshirts a season ago. After a devastating defeat in 2018, the friars
Q&A w/ Grace Tauckus – From State Champ to Ivy Leaguer
GOAL! The final play of Grace Tauckus’ junior season was a goal, but more than that it was an overtime goal, and even more than that it was an overtime goal in the Long Island Class C championship game. Grace led her Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks team to the title in her junior year,
Q&A w/ Kate McLam – Finding the Perfect Fit
-2019 field hockey stats (as of 09/27) 5 goals and 5 assists -Voted Newsday Top 10 player to watch on Long Island in Field Hockey this season -Lacrosse stats from 2019 33 goals and 32 assists Kate McLam is in the midst of her senior year at Northport high school. This fall
The Milkman is Coming Home – Connor Farrell Signs with NLL LI Franchise
Connor Farrell graduated from Sachem East High School in 2015, and with that his lacrosse days appeared to be far behind him. The freshman linebacker was fully committed to playing football at LIU Post, he spent years developing his game and he had put in countless hours of work on the football field. Engaged in
2019 NLL Draft Recap
The 2019 National Lacrosse League draft took place on September 17, 2019 and the New York Riptide took Canadian Tyson with the first overall selection. Long Island had a strong representation in the draft as Stony Brook products Ryland Rees and Derek Lloyd were each taken (2nd and 52nd respectively). Three Long Island natives saw
Belle Smith-Can Do it All
Isabelle “Belle” Smith is WestHampton Beach High school’s three sport “studlete”. During the fall Smith is an elite volleyball player, a two-time all state player, a three-time defensive player of the year and she has registered over 1,000 career digs. She spends her winters on the court where she has been a two-time all county
Kasey Choma Rises to College Ranks
The 2019 Newsday Long Island Player of the Year, Kasey Choma, is currently in her first semester at Notre Dame. Kasey developed an early love for lacrosse, playing for the first time back in kindergarten. Her early devotion paid off as she was promoted to the high school team in 7th grade. The following year,
Top 60 Senior Girls
The class of 2020 is fully loaded with talent. When these kids graduate, they will be missed tremendously by their respective high school programs. Here are the top 60 girls for the class of 2020 presented by the LILJ:
Fantastic Top 50 of the Long Island 2021 Class
College coaches are ready to click the send button at 12 am on September 1st. In the second year of the new recruiting rule, this is one of the most exciting times of the year for high school and college lacrosse fans. Here are the top 50 girls for the class of 2021 presented by
County Championship Winners
With the 2019 season coming to a close on Long Island, it is awesome season to reflect back on, and look on with excitement to the teams that came out victorious within the counties, headed onto the LICs and eventually to States. There has been games won by large margins, teams making noise and hanging
Top 10 Weekly Performers – Week 11
Top Performers from this week coming from the Championship games. Check it out right here!
FLG Summer Camp Info
The FLG Summer Camp is a four-day camp held at the LIU Post – Brookville, NY, for boys and girls ages Kindergarten thru 8th grades.
Senior Exceptional Game Announcement
LILJ would like to announce the Senior Exceptional All- Star Game. This game will feature the ALL- Long Island Goat Team Players from Nassau and the best seniors in Suffolk counties, Boys and Girls, going head to head in a All- Star game event, showing the lacrosse community why they are the GOATs of the
FLG Premier Showcase – Kick off the summer right!
FLG Premier Showcase Description The FLG Premier Showcase is the 1st recruiting showcase of the 2019 summer season. This is a one-day showcase event held at LIU Post – Long Island University, Brookville, Long Island, for rising freshman, sophomore, junior and senior lacrosse players looking to play at the next level.
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 10
The playoffs are well underway! Big wins, upsets and thrillers, teams are moving into the finals of the County’s. If your team still in the race? Check out this past weeks top 10 performers, and who secured the victories for their squads.
LILJ All- Long Island Teams – ANNOUNCED
Are you a GOAT? FLG Lacrosse and the Long Island Lacrosse Journal have announced the All- Long Island, First and Second Team GOAT Lists. Check out to see who made it!
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 9
Rolling into the next round of the playoffs and some championship games in the Parochial division’s, LILJ highlights Top 10 Week Performers.
Junior GOAT Girls Watch List
LILJ announces the 2020 Goat Watch List. These players are at the top of the junior class in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Check out to see who made the list.
All-Long Island Exceptional Senior Game Watchlist (Girls)
LILJ is Proud to announce Nassau and Suffolk County Senior Exceptional All- Star Game Watch list. Selection process for this games includes a nomination from your HS Coach as well as input from the LILJ Selection Committee. Congratulations to all that made the watch list. Additions can be made to this list. Final Top 25 GOAT
LILJ Post- Season Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams
With the regular season at a close, LILJ presents an updated Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams on Long Island. Check out the new list right here.
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 8
Every week, LILJ will be keeping our viewers updated on Long Island Top High School Lacrosse Performers. Check out this past weeks Top 10
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 8 – Alexandra Beebe, Mattituck Alum, Adelphi
Freshman Defender, Alexandra Beebe, has picked up Freshman All- Rookie honors for the Adelphi Panthers in the 2019 season.
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 7 Cassidy Burns Plainedge Alum, Manhattan
Cassidy Burns, from Massapequa N.Y. and alumni of Plainedge High School, she is the second ever Manhattan student athlete to earn MAAC Rookie of the Year.
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 7
Every week, LILJ will be keeping our viewers updated on Long Island Top High School Lacrosse Performers. Check out this past weeks Top 10
String King Game of the Week – It’s Reigning Champs PREVIEW
Cloudy with a high of 70 degrees and a chance of Reigning Champs, on Tuesday May 7th, 4:45pm, 2018 Class B State Champion Manhasset will travel to the Harbor to take on Class C State Champion Cold Spring Harbor. With much success in the 2019 season, both teams have only had 1 loss, and are
LILJ Late- Season Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams UPDATED
Approaching the last week of the season, LILJ presents and updated Top 10 Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams on Long Island, as of 5/3. Check out the new list right here.
Gains for Brains :: Darien vs. ESM Analysis
On April 27th, the Gains for Brains Tournament took place at Cold Spring Harbor High School. The tournament was created by Andrew and Lauren Rappaport, and it’s goal is to raise money for the Making Headway Foundation. The Making Headway Foundation gives care and treatment to children with brain and spinal cord tumors. This year
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 6
Every week, LILJ will be keeping our viewers updated on Long Island Top High School Lacrosse Performers. Check out this past weeks Top 10
LILJ Late- Season Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams
Approaching the ladder half of the season, LILJ presents and updated Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams on Long Island. Check out the new list right here.
Young Goat Watch List – Girls 22/23
Playing against competition, some of which is 3 or 4 years older than them , and they are holding their own. The Young Goat List is growing! Check out our current list for the Top 22’s and 23’s on LI. If there is anyone we missed, please reach out to us [email protected]
NCAA Highlighted First Year, Taylyn Stadler Syosset Alum & UPenn, Week 6
With much success on the year, 10-4 overall and 4-2 in the IVY, Penn Women’s lacrosse is showing that the Quakers are a dominant force. Contributing to the success is Freshman Attacker #5 Taylyn Stadler from Syosset N.Y.
The Super Sophomores Girls – Updated List
Approaching the ladder half of the season, some great 2021’s are emerging, showing that they are the best of the best in their class on Long Island. Check out our NEW Super Sophs! Know of a super soph, please email us [email protected]
Black & Yellow, String King Game of the Week, St. Anthony’s vs. Sacred Heart Academy Analysis
4/25: St. Anthony’s vs. Sacred Heart The atmosphere for the St. Anthony’s vs. Sacred Heart rivalry game at four sisters field was electric. The stands were absolutely packed for this clash between the top 2 parochial girls programs on Long Island. This game did not disappoint.
Waving Waves – String King Game of the Week – Northport vs. Riverhead Analysis
On Wednesday, April 24th, Northport hosted Riverhead in the Making Waves String King Game of the Week. This pre-season #1 vs. #2 match-up created an electric environment that drew a crowd in the hundreds. Fortunately for Northport fans, they came out to witness one of their team’s best performances of the year.
Spring Break Analysis – Huntington & Sachem North Boys | Islip & Mattituck Girls
4/23: Huntington vs. Sachem North In the first half of this game, it was a very tough battle between two teams in Suffolk County trying to make a playoff push. It was 5-5 at half, and in the second half it was anyone’s game for the taking. Sachem North would take control though, scoring 3
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 5
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 5
Hannah Dorney, the Comsewogue Native is making significant contributions in her first year for the Fighting Irish. Named to the Inside Lacrosse Rising Senior Watch during her season season, a News Day Top 100 selection, as well as All- County player, a five year starter for Comsewogue HS, Dorney had much experience on the playing
2019 Gains for Brains Girls Lacrosse Showcase
Long Island Lacrosse Community is in for a real treat! A full day of high level girls lacrosse, some of the top teams from all over Long Island, will take on powers from the tri- state area. Support a great cause, and watch Long Island’s best, battle in the Gains for Brains on Saturday April
String King Game of the Week – Making Waves PREVIEW
Surfs Up! FLG and the LILJ will follow Riverhead Girls Varsity as they take on Northport in Tiger Country. Its a match- up with land against sea. Can the Tigers withstand the storm surge of Riverhead? Can the Wave fend off the eye of the Tiger? Tune in to @flglax on instagram for full game
LILJ Mid- Season Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams (Updated)
We are mid- way through the season! LILJ has been coming at you live all across Long Island, covering the game in Nassau and Suffolk County, as well as for our Parochial Schools. With much thought and input. LILJ believes that this list is a well represented Top 10 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Teams throughout all
ESM v. West Babylon String King Game of the Week Analysis
The Eagles soared into the third String King Game of the Week. Senior leader, Kayla Downey, got the girls going after scoring the first two goals of the game. Her first came on a low to high stinger that went bar down. Her second goal came on a free position as well. This time, Kayla
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 4
Midway through the season already! However the action has not stopped. Every week, LILJ will be keeping our viewers updated on Long Island Top High School Lacrosse Performers. Check out this past weeks Top 10:
The Super Sophs Girls: Mid-Season List
LILJ presents, “The Super Sophomore’s” mid-season list. These are player’s we’ve seen compete at the varsity level and stand-out. These girls have bright futures and are on their way to making a name for themselves. Shoot us a note and tell us about other Super Sophs we should go check out this Spring [email protected] |
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 4
Army West Point Freshman Brendan Nichtern is absolutely RIPPING it up for the Black Knights. A Massapequa native, Nichtern is averaging just about 4.5 points per game with 49 points in 11 games.
String King Game of the Week – The Place Where Many Paths Meet
Comsewogue, which translates to “The Place Where Many Paths Meeting,” will house a battle between two power house programs in Suffolk County. The Mustangs will ride like the wind to Comsewogue High School on April 10th at 7:00pm to take on the Warriors. An LILJ String King Game of the Week, preseason Rank #6, Comsewogue
Top 10 Songs for Your Squads Pre- Game Mix
LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! LILJ Presents, 2019 Top 10 Pre- game songs. Every squad has got their mix to get them ready to play. Here is ours! Feel free to add any of these songs to your schools playlist. Some oldies, some newbies, but always the goodies.
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 3
The season is heating up! As conference play is either underway and or right around the corner, there are definitely a ton of players out there on the Island that are playing their best lacrosse, going into the games where it really matters the most. Here is LILJs Top 10 Performers from this past week
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 3
Pj Clementi, from Huntington NY, Harborfields High School is making major contributions for Amherst College in his first year as a Mammoth. The offensive middie is showing that he is ready for the collegiate level, having four multiple point game contests, and 22 points on the year.
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 2
Every week, LILJ will be keeping our viewers updated on Long Island Top High School Lacrosse Performers. Check out Week 2 Top 10 Performers.
NCAA Highlighted First Year- Week 2
With much success on the year thus far, a 6-2 overall record, defensive efforts have been a common theme for Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse, and it all starts with Dayna Martinetto.
Hurricane Al, String King Game of the Week Analysis, Players of the Game, and Game Recap
A big question mark hovered around this game, as the topic of discussion amongst lacrosse enthusiasts remained, “Will Belle Smith suite up for the 1st String King Game of the Week?” For Westhampton, they spent the week quietly going about their business, preparing for a Top 5 team in the nation. To Westhampton, it was
LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 1
The season is under way! LILJ will be highlighting 10 players on a weekly basis who are absolutely ripping it up on Long Island. Good Luck to all teams in the season openers and we look forward to covering all teams and their top student athletes this spring! To see the list…
String King Game of the Week – Hurricane Al
Week 1, the String King Game of the Week will feature two powerhouses in Suffolk County, number 3 Mount Sinai versus, number 7 Westhampton. After winning 3 consecutive Class C New York State Championships, Mount Sinai came up short last season in the Long Island Championship to Cold Spring Harbor, who went onto to win
The FLG Premier Showcase
With the Spring Season underway, it is important to begin to look forward to the summer. Long Island being a hot bed for lacrosse, a large number of players have aspirations of playing in college. But how do you separate yourself from the competition? Attending the right events is important to ensure that you gain
NCAA Division 1 Women’s Top Lacrosse Players from Long Island
An INSANE amount of talent coming from LI at the NCAA Division 1 Level. Some of that talent being right here in our backyards over at Stony Brook. LILJ looked at numerous criteria to select the players on this list. From stats and accolades, to academics and consistency, the players on this list have demonstrated
NCAA Division 3 Women’s Top Lacrosse Players from Long Island
1 Caitlin Anderson, Junior Defense Manhasset, W and L Second Team All- ODAC selection, Anderson was a member of the All- Tournament team and pick up 37 ground balls on the season 2 Lilly Bernardi, Junior Defense, Massapequa, TCJN Started all 23 games for the Lions and Led the nation in scoring defense. 3 Annika
NCAA Division 2 Women’s Top Lacrosse Players from Long Island
1 Hunter Isnardi, Senior Midfield, Hicksville, Mercy Named the Division 2 Midfielder of the year, Isnardi tabber First Team All- American and was crowned the Statistical Champion in draw controls per game.
The Founders Cup
The Founders Cup is presented annually by the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation (LIMLF) to the Most Outstanding Boys and Girls Varsity Lacrosse team in three sections: New York City, Nassau, and Suffolk. Catholic and private schools are included in the section in which they are located.
Athletes Nationwide Are Going Lime To Assist HEADstrong This Season
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Goals, assists, face-offs, draws, ground balls and saves are just a few of the statistics that athletes are using to help families overcome by cancer this season. Go Lime For Cancer™ is a digital fundraising campaign in support of the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by the disease