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2022 LILJ Big X Classic Preview

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

 

2023 Boys

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

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

 

2024 Boys 

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

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

 

2025 Boys 

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

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

 

2025/2026 Girls 

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

 

2027 Girls 

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

 

2028 Girls 

Pool 1- FLG Blue Devils, FLG White, Recon

 

2029 Girls 

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

 

2030 Girls 

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

 

2031 Girls 

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

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

 

 
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LILJ’s Partners with Revolution Athletics Long Island’s #1 Sports Training Facility

The LILJ is proud to announce their new partnership with Revolution (Revo) Athletics. Revo Athletics which is located in Bohemia N.Y. is a top of the line sports training facility that trains Long Island athletes across a variety of sports in proper movement to reach their highest potential both in their sport and as individuals. Revo was founded back in 2005 by Justin Kull is a former Division 1 AA football student-athlete who graduated from Hofstra University.

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LILJ 2022 Boys All NYS Championships Teams

The boys state championships at Hofstra showcased great games and plenty of talent. Three Long Island teams came away with a state title and players from all over the state displayed their amazing talent. Take a look at the players from all over New York that dominated on Saturday and got named to the 1st team, 2nd team and honorable mention list.

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LILJ All-New York State Championship Team

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

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LILJ 2022 Girls Paumanok Award 15 Finalists

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

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LILJ 2022 Boys Paumonak Award 15 finalists

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

 

Alex Vieni (Calhoun)

Brendan Staub (Garden City)

Charles Balsamo (Chaminade)

Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Henry Haberman (Port Washington)  

Jack Cascadden (Garden City)

Jameson Smith (Bayport)

Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)

Luca Accardo (Syosset)

Matt Perfetto (Manhasset)

Michae Leo (St Anthony’s)

Michael Meyer (Northport)

Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)

 

 
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LILJ 2022 Boys Paumonak Award Candidates

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

 

Adrian Nowak (Kellenberg)

Alex Vieni (Calhoun)

Anthony Bilello (Farmingdale)

Anthony Mollica (Massapequa)

Austin Oppenheim (Mount Sinai)

Brady West (South Side)

Brendan Staub (Garden City)

Brian Luzzi (Bethpage)

Charles Balsamo (Chaminade)

Chris Butler (Bay Shore)

Christian Alacqua (Chaminade)

Colin Langton (St Anthony’s)

Daniel Eagers (Northport)

Danny Seaman (Farmingdale)

Dean Metzger (Carey)

Doug Rabin (Bay Shore)

Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Francisco Cortes (Shoreham Wading River)

Gavin Jacobsen (Port Washington)

Griffin Cole (Chaminade)

Henry Haberman (Port Washington)

Jack Cascadden (Garden City)

Jack Deli-Pizzi (West Islip)

Jack Flaherty (Chaminade)

Jack Sandrib (Northport)

Jake Whitney (Shoreham Wading River)

James Carretta (Mount Sinai)

Jameson Smith (Bayport)

James Tyras (Chaminade)

Jay LaMay (Commack)

Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) 

Joey Terenzi (Manhasset)

Jordan Naso (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Barrett (St Anthony’s)

Kevin Dolan (Ward Melville)

Luca Accardo (Syosset)

Luca Cutolo (Syosset)

Luke Schmitt (Garden City)

Matt Caputo (LuHi)

Matt Freeman (Port Washington)

Matt Nilan (Bayport)

Matthew Perfetto (Manhasset)

Max Hawkinson (Cold Spring Harbor)

Max McCarthy (St Anthony’s)

Michael Katz (Comsewogue)

Michael Leo (St Anthony’s)

Michael Meyer (Northport)

Owen Carroll (Smithtown East)

Pat Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Peter Theodoropolous (ESM)

Robbie Smith (Huntington)

Richie Rindos (Islip)

Tom Riccardi (St Anthony’s)

Tyler Kuprianchik (Northport)

Will Synder (St Anthony’s)

 

 
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LILJ 2022 Girls Paumanok Award Candidates

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

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2022 Girls All-LIC Teams Presented by LILJ

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

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2022 LIC Boys All Tournament Team

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

LIC All Tournament First Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIC All Tournament Second Team 

Attack- Michael Meyer (Northport)

Attack- Henry Gibbons (Garden City)

Attack- Henry Haberman (Port Washington)

Attack/Midfield- Liam Connor (Manhasset)

Midfield- Stephen Bayer (Port Jefferson) 

Midfield- CJ Riley (Cold Spring Harbor)

Midfield- Justin Bonacci (Comsewogue)

FOGO- Cal Girard (Manhasset)

FOGO- Austin Oppenheim (Mount Sinai)

SSDM- Quinn Reynolds (Northport)

LSM- Dylan Sagedar (Mount Sinai)

Defense- Matt Freeman (Port Washington)

Defense- Pat Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Defense- Jesse Phelan (Cold Spring Harbor)

Goalie- Chris Allen (Garden City)

Goalie- Matthew Im (Manhasset)

 

Honorable Mentions

William Murphy (Northport)

Luke Meyer (Port Washington)

Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai)

Jack Helrigel (Northport)

Michael Fargione (Garden City)

Dylan Rocchio (Comsewogue)

Hunter Panzik (Manhasset)

Peter Murphy (Port Jefferson) 

Jack Deliberti (Northport)

Gavin Jacobson (Port Washington)

Luke LaMendola (Northport)

James Carretta (Mount Sinai)

Stevie Finell (Garden City) 

Gavin Takacs (Mount Sinai)

Timothy Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor)

Brett Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Owen Wuchte (Garden City)

Luke Giarraputo (Cold Spring Harbor)

James Krieg (Comsewogue)

Victor Diaso (Manhasset)

Matthew Hiiman (Port Washington)

Lucas Laforge (Mount Sinai)

Spencer Will (Cold Spring Harbor)

Tristan Mullahey (Garden City)

Jake Spallina (Mount Sinai)

Patrick Leder (Manhasset)

Jack Archer (Garden City)

 

 
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