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2020 PLL College Draft Preview

After postponing the original date of the The Premier Lacrosse League College Draft due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are now less than one day away. The 2020 draft will be tomorrow, May 13th at 7PM on NBC Sports Network. Due to to the uncertainty surrounding this years draft class, the PLL has reduced the number of rounds from four to two, and all traded picks will revert to the 2021 draft. There will be seven picks in each round with each of the seven teams that make up the league having one selection in each round. This year the Archers Lacrosse Club has the first pick in the draft. There is great pool of talented players on both the offensive and defensive end who are ready to take their game to anther level. As we get ready to hear this years class announced, here is some information about this year’s top 10 prospects.

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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 say goodbye the way he would’ve liked with the cancellation of the 2020 season.

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Christopher Siragusa on the Rise of Middle Country

The Middle Country lacrosse team is one to look out for over the next few years. Led by fifth year Head Coach, Christopher Siragusa, they went a very solid 10-6 in 2019, and had tons of offensive firepower that Siragusa says “at times it was like playing a video game”. It would have been nice to see how the team would have improved on that record this season, but the 2021 season and beyond looks very bright with a young group of talent that is ready to come in and help bring the program to the next level. Check out the full interview with Coach Siragusa down below as he discusses how he got into coaching and how he’s been interacting with his players during this time off.

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LILJ’s All-Decade Girls Team (2010-2019)

Top Left Corner: Kelly McPartland (Farmingdale Class of 2011). Photo Taken by Jim Stout. Top Right Corner: Sam Apuzzo ( West Babylon Class of 2015). Photo Taken by Alan J. Schaefer. Bottom Left Corner: Taylyn Stadler (Syosset Class of 2018). Photo Taken by FLG Lacrosse. Bottom Right Corner: Kasey Choma (ESM Class of 2019). Photo Taken by Teresa Giacolone.

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 an All-Decade team to recognize the greats of the past. The following criteria was used to make this team, and each player must have achieved 3 of the 4 benchmarks:

 
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Micaela Fitzpatrick; Unsung Hero of North Shore Girls Lacrosse

North Shore’s Micaela Fitzpatrick is a silent assassin. She has the ability to quietly take you apart. She says that her best asset is the way she uses her height to get to the spots of the field she needs to get to in order to be productive scoring and feeding. Last year as a junior, Micaela had a strong season which saw her score 20 goals and rack up 15 assists. Now that her time at North Shore has come to an end, Micaela will be attending Iona College in the fall where she will start a new chapter in lacrosse career. Read below to learn more about North Shore girls lacrosse Unsung Hero:

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LILJ’s All Decade Boys Team (2010-2019).

Top Left Corner: Thomas Schreiber (St. Anthony’s Class of 2010). Photo Taken by Frank Koester. Top Right Corner: John Crawley (Port Washington Class of 2013). Photo Taken by Patrick McCarthy. Bottom Left Corner: Gerard Arceri ( Smithtown East Class of 2016). Photo Taken by George A Faella. Bottom Right Corner: Colin Hart (Garden City Class of 2019). Photo Taken by Myles Tintle

The 2010s era of Long Island Lacrosse officially came to a close last June, ending an incredible run that saw the rise of so many talented players who went on to do great things. To close this chapter in Long Island lacrosse history, the LILJ has created an All-Decade team to recognize the greats of the past. The following criteria was used to make this team, and each player must have achieved 3 of the 4 benchmarks:

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Premier Lacrosse League Announces Alternative Plan to Crown a Champion

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting almost all sports on hold, the Premier Lacrosse League has created a contingency plan that will allow them to still crown a champion this season. It was announced by Paul Rabil, who is one of the co-founders of the Premier Lacrosse League that they will be having a single elimination tournament to crown a champion this season. The tournament will take place from July 25th-August 9th, where the players will be quarantined and without fans. This is the first announcement made by a team sports league in North America to announce an alternative plan to safely return to playing games.

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Long Islander’s Going Pro

Top Left Corner: Collin Burke (Utah, Cold Spring Harbor). Top Middle : Will Renz (Yale, Chaminade) Top Right Corner: (Sam Lucchesi (Hobart, Garden City) Low Right Corner: Terrance Haggerty (SUNY Cortland, Harborfields) Low Left Corner: Tommy Wright (Garden City, Penn State).

Every athlete dreams that one day they will go pro. The hard work and the dedication that takes to reach the highest level is unlike any other. Major League Lacrosse began play in 2001 and is comprised of six teams. These six team are the Boston Cannons, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Connecticut Hammerheads, Denver Outlaws, New York Lizards and Philadelphia Barrage. The 2020 draft just wrapped up and we have five Long Islanders who heard their name called and will be taking their game to the pros.

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LILJ’s 21 Male Players to Watch for the 2021 Season

Photo of Jezayd Hall (2021, FOGO, William Floyd)- Albany. Photo Credit: (LI Sports Photos).

What sucks 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 have made on their programs will be felt for years to come.  There were a lot of players that the fans were looking forward to watching in 2020, including some players who were playing varsity for the first time, and players who were primed to have a breakout season in 2020. Now that the 2020 season is something that everybody wants to put behind them, let’s look forward to 2021. Going into 2021, there are a lot of players who have interesting situations going into next season that people might not be aware of. There’s also players who you might not be too familiar with you, but in 2021, you very well could be. There is also a player on Long Island who has a chance to become the all time leading point scorer, and the 2021 season will become a huge factor on whether or not that player breaks the record.  Here are the 21 Male players to keep an eye on for the 2021 season. Click on each kid’s name to view their highlight tapes.

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LILJ’s Class of 2023 Boys Watch List

Photo of Alec Gregorek (SWR). Photo Credit: Daniel DeMato.

This year’s freshman class features some of the most touted athletes on Long Island. Many have already celebrated fantastic seasons with their varsity teams and aim to have as many great moments for years to come. Following the cancellation of the 2020 season, this group is working harder than ever to make a statement in 2021. They will surely be firing on all cylinders come next season. The LILJ has recently comprised a watch list of the top guys from the Class of 2023. See the list below!

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