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Sophia Taglich, Learning, Growing, Thriving for Boston College

After a stellar high school career, Sophia Taglich is now playing for an outstanding lacrosse program at Boston College. The 2019 All-American defender is looking to become even better while playing for BC. Sophia started playing lacrosse at a young age and it has helped turn her into the person she is today. Read more about Sophia in a recent interview with the LILJ.

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Jay Mauro is Back in Sachem.

With a lifelong commitment to the game of lacrosse, Head Coach Jay Mauro has made a profound impact in the world of Long Island Lacrosse. As the new season approaches, he is prepared to once again coach his Sachem North team. In an interview with LILJ’s Ryan Myers, Mauro discusses his coaching philosophies and goals for the 2020 season. Click below to read the full interview!

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James Ball, Chaminade Star Shooting to Be the Best.

After a spectacular four years, Faceoff Midfielder James Ball is prepared to take the next step in his lacrosse career. The Chaminade Senior, who has made clear his athletic and academic prowess, recently committed to Yale University. Following the big decision, Ball talked with LILJ’s Ryan Myers about off-season training and plans for the future. Click to read the full interview below!

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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 out for during the new year. Click on the article below to read our full list!

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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. Continue Reading

 
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LILJ Top 10 FOGO’s

Speed, quickness, balance, and strength. Face-off specialists must possess it all if they want to be considered elite. As the position has become more specialized, it has also evolved. The young men who grind out possessions at the X must have the composure, IQ, and skill to allow their team to attack. On Long Island, the best at this position can do so much more than win face-offs. They can play. Below is our Top 10 list of FOGO’s going into the 2020 season.

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Colton Teitelbaum, Contributing to the Hounds

Playing the game he loves, Colton Teitelbaum has gone from HS star to aspiring one. Colton had a big Fall Ball season, competing against upperclassmen for real minutes. Playing one of the most difficult positions in the sport, Teitelbaum is on a mission to help the hounds any way he can. The Loyola Greyhounds are a NCAA Division 1 program that’s always in the spotlight. With Final Fours, National Championships, and Conference Titles in their recent past has created a fan base, a wave of marquee recruits, and great expectations on the yearly. Learn more about Colton’s experience at Loyola by reading below.

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Steve Levy, The Few, Proud.

FTP is a short acronym written on the girls lacrosse players of East Islip. Representing the Marine slogan, “the few, proud,” FTP has become an identity for East Islip lacrosse. Casual Long Island lacrosse fans wouldn’t consider EI girls lacrosse elite. However, if you look a little deeper at what Head Coach Steve Levy has built in East Islip, you’ll find a team that’s “tough as nails” and on the brink of going the distance. In a recent interview with the LILJ, Coach Levy talks about his few, his proud, and his girls on a quest to be considered elite. Read more by clicking below.

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Hunter Roman, Finding the Balance

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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 she’s used to. Learn more about what Hunt is doing to prepare for 2020, hoping to make this Spring one to remember.

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LILJ Nassau Girls Games to Watch in 2020

Nassau Girls lacrosse is deep. Starting with the Power Conference, where ten of the top teams in the county battle it out on the weekly. As you progress to the lower conferences, which are grouped by ability, a structure is created with a ‘Any Given Sunday’ atmosphere. Year to year, top teams in each conference move-up, while the bottom teams bump down. Consistency reigns Queen in Nassau Girls Lacrosse. In 2020, there are so many games that stand out as games to watch. Below, we list some that caught our eye. Follow all the great girls lacrosse in Nassau County by clicking below.

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