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LILJ Girls HSBL Week 4 Recap: Back from the Holidays

After a two week break to celebrate the holidays, the LILJ Girls Winter Box League resumed with teams stepping up their game to push for the playoffs.

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Lizards and Flyers take home HSWL Championships

Kicking off Championship Saturday with our semifinals, Hauppauge pulled off the upset of the tournament, knocking off the Big Ten Division favorites in Huntington by a final score of 8-7.

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The Championship Race is heating up!

The first game of the day is a game of the tournament contender. With the playoffs in full swing, Bayport and Miller Place fought to the bitter end in an instant classic that Bayport won 9-8.

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LILJ Boys College Bound Experience Recap – The Coaches. The Drills. The Stand-outs.

Action Shots by Timothy Butler Photography

Walking into the Stony Brook Indoor Sports Complex, Long Island’s top middle school boys had a wide-eyed, excited look on their faces. Not much socializing between campers. Instead, a serious tone as the boys strapped up the helmets, laced the cleats, smoothed out the pockets, and pulled their brand new LILJ College Bound pennies over their should pads.

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LILJ Girls College Bound Night 2 RECAP – The Drills. The Action. The Stand-outs.

Photos by Timothy Butler Photography

Night 2 of the LILJ Girls College Bound Experience was just as successful as Night 1. Maintaining the same mission of coaching passionately to inspire, and teaching persistently to develop, the college coaches in the Stony Brook University Indoor Facility were so excited about getting another opportunity to coach the future stars of Long Island lacrosse. Read up on the drills, the action, and the stand-outs below.

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LILJ Girls College Bound Night 1 RECAP – The Coaches. The Drills. The Stand-outs.

Photos by Timothy Butler Photography

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 the players who really caught the eye of the LI Lacrosse Journal.

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Northport redemption story and Hills win headlines the day

A great game on both sides ended the way few want a game to go for both Northport and Chaminade Red, as the two teams played to a draw to start the day.

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LILJ’s Top Five Surprises Going into Day 4 of the HSWL Championship Series

Action Shots by Timothy Butler Photography

Days 2 & 3 of the LILJ HS Winter League Championship Series have concluded, and teams in the league have now completed their third (and for some teams their fourth) pool-play games. The conditions over the last two days have been a bit chilly at times, but the energy and enthusiasm exuding from the players and coaches have combatted any negativity surrounding the league. It’s been a treat seeing some competitive High School non-contact lacrosse, and watching players represent their communities on the grid-iron. As we approach Day 4 of action, let’s dive into the Long Island Lacrosse Journal’s Top 5 surprises of league thus far:

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To Do or To ‘Not Do’ – 10 Things Your Child Should Avoid When Trying to Get Recruited

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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.’

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LILJ PeeWee Box League 2020 Recap

Alongside the Bantam Box Lacrosse league, the LILJ staff have also put together instructional “PeeWee” Box Lacrosse League. This league focuses on teaching fundamental box lacrosse skills and then applying those skills in small area game situation box lacrosse drills, as well as a live game to end the day. These sessions are a great resource for young players, cultivating development by applying basic lacrosse skills to situations that are unfamiliar when compared to field lacrosse. 

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