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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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).