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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
Alexa Gentile; Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.
It’s comeback season for Northport’s Alexa Gentile. The highly coveted senior attacker who verbally committed to UNC four years ago is back after missing the 2019 season with a torn ACL. The Tigers are coming off a State Championship season and have their sights set on repeating. For Alexa, she is ready to get back
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
Nittany Lion Kayla Kielbasa Reflects on her time Playing for Riverhead
After playing for the Riverhead Blue Waves for five years, midfielder Kayla Kielbasa is now a freshman at Penn State University and is ready to begin her career as a Nittany Lion. As Kayla now starts a new chapter in her life she is looking forward to playing both with and against some of the
One Last Ride at Bay Shore High School for Ali Susskind
Senior attack Ali Susskind is set to begin her final season at Bay Shore High School before she continues her lacrosse career at the University of Richmond next fall. Susskind chose Richmond not just because of their academic excellence but because she also feels its where she belongs and wants to be part of a
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
Al Bertolone, One of the Most Successful Coaches on Long Island
Al Bertolone is one of the most decorated lacrosse coaches on Long Island in recent years. Bertolone and the Mount Sinai girls have won four state championships since 2013. Since 2011, the Mustangs have also won five Long Island Championships, six Suffolk County Championships and seven Division 2 Championships. So what is it like coaching
Suffolk Girls Games to Watch in 2020
The amount of competitive teams that Suffolk County has this year means that we’ll have a lot of tightly contested and well played games. Some will be offensive shootouts while others will be defensive battles. We’ve created a list featuring the key games to watch in 2020. To see the entire list of Suffolk girls
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.
Alyssa Levy, Last Ride at E.I.
Alyssa Levy has one last year prior to taking her talents to Rhode Island. Her school of choice was Brown University during her recruiting process. One of the best schools, with one a growing program, will soon get one of the brighter stars in Suffolk. Learn about Levy’s journey through a successful Fall and into
Carol Rose, Back & Better Than Ever.
There are figures in every sport who can be defined as leaders. They create opportunity. They move the needle. They don’t follow the crowd. In girls lacrosse, that leader is Carol Rose. Coach Rose is one of Long Island’s most notable and recognized coaches. Coming off a Class A NYS Championship, the Northport girls lacrosse
Melissa Sconone; No ‘I’ in ‘Heels’
The University of North Carolina girls lacrosse team is going into the 2020 season as the #1 ranked team the country. With six top Long Islander’s on the roster, it’s no surprise this team is one of the best. With notable names like Jamie Ortega and Katie Hoeg, the heels have LI natives emerging into
Colleen Kilgus; More Than Just a Lacrosse Coach.
The Heller sisters and Kayla Downey have shipped off to college. Those three studletes pushed West Babylon to a near upset win in the 2019 Suffolk County Finals. Almost tying the game with seconds remaining, the Eagles fell short to eventual State Champs ESM by just a goal. With the big three gone, a new
Caitlin Dellecave; On The Rise.
For years, Caitlin Dellecave has flown under the radar. Since she was in seventh grade, this multi-sport studlete has been playing varsity lacrosse, quietly going about her business. Fast-forward six years to 2020, Caitlin Dellecave is collecting school records in volleyball, competing for the red, white, and blue U-17 USA team, and pursuing her dream
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,
Chloe Hoschel Pursuing Her Dream at ‘The Brook’
Northport girls lacrosse had a storybook run last year. The 2019 class for the Lady Tigers was one to remember. Of all the greats coming out of that class, there was one fearless leader, who served as the backbone of their Championship defense. Chloe Hoschel was known for her leadership, gritty, and tough style of
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
Mackenzie Hoeg; Back-To-Back ‘To Back?!’
Small, but mighty, Mattituck girls lacrosse has done the unthinkable, win back-to-back state Championships and make their mark as one of Long Island’s premier programs. At the heart of it all, Senior star, Mackenzie Hoeg. For the first time in years, Mackenzie will be playing without sister Riley. While her sister will be missed, it’s
Becky Thorn’s Rise in the Game She Loves.
Eastport South Manor girls lacrosse is on top. The rise of this program started when Becky Thorn made the move from Cold Spring Harbor, out east to the south manor aka ESM. 2019 was a season for the books, with ESM capturing a NYS Class B State Championship. While this championship run was one to
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
Joe Nicolosi, One Team. One Mission.
West Islip girls lacrosse is on the rise. A big part of their upward trajectory is Coach Joe Nicolosi. Nicolosi grew up in the community. Legendary Coach Scotty Craig mentored Joe and offered a lot of wisdom that he still uses today. As the Head Coach of West Islip Girls Lacrosse for 16 seasons, Coach
Abby Maichin, A Bitter-Sweet Senior Year
In Abby Maichin’s Senior year she has been keeping herself occupied. A rising star in Long Island High School lacrosse, Maichin has one last year of HS before she ascends to new heights and plays for storied DI program, Notre Dame. To Abby’s credit, she’s taking her High School experience one season at a time.
Looking Back: Girls Suffolk Accolades from 2019 Season.
2019 marked another successful season for Long Island High School lacrosse. A plethora of talent ran up and down the fields throughout the season. Some were recognized amongst the rest as stand-outs. Before we look forward to 2020, let’s take a quick look back and recognize the dozens of athletes who earned accolades from the
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
Long Island Committed Corner Week of 11/18
Boys Jack McDonald (2020, D, South Side) – Stony Brook: Jack had a tremendous Junior Year receiving Honorable Mention All County. He’s an athletic defenseman that can play both close and LSM. He can also transition from D to O very well. He will play a vital role on this year’s South Side team.
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
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
Hollie Schleicher; Shipping off to Boston
Hollie Schleicher graduated from Westhampton back in June, putting a bow on one of the greatest careers in Hurricane history. Schleicher was a three time MVP while at Westhampton and twice was named midfielder of the year.
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.
Madison Waters’ Last Run with Her Lady Phantoms
Madison Waters entering her senior year at Bayport-Blue Point with revenge on her mind. Waters has had a fantastic career at Bayport, but last season’s one goal loss to Cold Spring Harbor has left the whole team hungry for more. There is no shame in losing to the eventual State Class C champions, but if
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!
West Babylon tops West Islip to advance to the County Championship
Yesterday afternoon, we saw a very physical and competitive game between West Babylon and West Islip, with West Babylon coming out on top, 16-9.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
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
String King Game of the Week- Where the Sky Meets the Sea
On Tuesday April 16th, the Sharks of ESM will travel to uncharted waters in search of a win against the West Babylon Eagles. An LILJ String King Game of the Week, #4 West Babylon will look to defend their home turf against #3 ESM. Are the jaws of the Sharks powerful enough to secure the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org |
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
Cold Spring Tops Harborfields in Nassau v. Suffolk Non-Leaguer
Caroline Debellis @carolinedebellis & Isabelle Vitale @isabellevitale were the 1 -> 2 punch that led Cold Spring Harbor towards victory today against a tough Harborfields squad. #1 & #2 put on a show at Jim Amen Field as Debellis displayed her usual slickness around the crease by moving snivley (sneaky and lively) off-ball and netting
#1 Northport vs. #2 St. Anthony’s Scrimmage
Analysis from Northport Lady Tigers vs. St. Anthony’s Lady Friars Low 50’s. Partly Sunny. Northport High. New Turf Stadium. St. Anthony’s vs. Northport. Pre-season scrimmage.
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
#3 Mount Sinai Lady Mustangs Season Preview
How does a perennial powerhouse rebound from a heartbreaking loss in the 2018 Long Island Championship Game? “One game at a time”. That is how Head Coach, Al Bertolone described the approach for the 2019 Mount Sinai Girls Lacrosse team. After winning three consecutive State Championships, the Mustangs lost to, eventual State Champ, Cold Spring
#2 Eastport South Manor Lady Sharks Season Preview
The 2019 edition of the Eastport South Manor girls lacrosse team will be determined to make school history by capturing a State Championship. Even though last year’s squad won the Suffolk County class B Championship, a strong returning cast feels like they have something to prove. They have gotten close to the ultimate prize and
#1 Northport Lady Tigers Season Preview
The 2019 Northport Tigers have “unfinished business.” After losing in the Suffolk Class A Championship a season ago, the Tigers felt they left a lot on the field that day. Although a disappointing finish to what was a very successful 2018 season, the new and improved Northport girls lacrosse team is, above all things, left
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
Play Like a B’ee
Carol Rose has the most wins out of any high school girls lacrosse coach in New York State history. Approaching her 30th season at the helm of Northport High School, she sits at the top with 409 wins, and we’re still counting. In a recent interview with Coach Rose, she was asked about how it