LI Lacrosse Journal

Kylie Ohlmiller; The New Face of Women’s Lacrosse

Kylie Ohlmiller is, simply put, women’s lacrosse. The Islip native has been transcending the sport since her days at Islip High School. During her time in Islip she was a five-time letter winner and scored over 250 goals. Kylie was captain of the team her sophomore, junior and senior years despite missing her freshman season with an injury. The two-time Academic All-American tallied 112 points during her senior campaign and  was named a US Lacrosse American. Her disregard for the record book did not stop after high school.

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Jezayd Hall Q&A, The Rising Star from Mastic

Jezayd Hall of William Floyd High School is more than just a rising star on the lacrosse field. Hall is a native of Mastic Beach and studlete in the class of 2021. Jezayd is currently in the midst of a football season where he is running all over Suffolk county. Through the first four games of the Colonials season Hall has rushed for over 300 yards and already has four touchdowns. Read full article…

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LILJ College Preview: NYIT Women’s Lacrosse

 “I think it’s going to be a really great season. We’ve all been working really hard in practice this fall in preparation for the upcoming season. We have a bunch of new freshman and transfers who are going to help our team out tremendously.”- Captain Shanon Donovan

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Olivia Carner Q&A. Ready for the Big Stage.

Last season was a special one for the Northport Lady Tigers, and their star midfielder Olivia Carner. Carner was a true leader for the 21-1 Class A champion Tigers. Carner had long been deemed one of the best players on Long Island, a six-time varsity player and two-time U.S Lacrosse All-American for Northport, Carner was as experienced as anyone in the conference heading into her final season. She had seen the Tigers progress from a solid program all the way to the brink of a county title during her junior campaign- a campaign in which she led Long Island in scoring. The team’s success mirrored Carner’s personal growth. 

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The Spirit of the Stick.

Lacrosse is the oldest sport in America. The game originated in the 1100s when the Mohawk Tribe started the medicine game across the lands by Lake Ontario . The game started as a form of entertainment, it resembled a battle. There could have been  hundreds of men on either team throwing the ball through the air. The wooden sticks hardly resemble what we see in today’s game. The sticks were constructed from wood found from hickory trees. One large piece of wood would be cut and carved to form the entirety of the stick. The stick was then strung together with animal products and leather. This construction was the norm for centuries. 

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Louis Perfetto Q&A, Shippin’ Up to Boston

Louis Perfetto graduated Manhasset High School in 2019, and he had a truly exceptional senior season. Louis led the Manhasset Indians to a 17-3 record including going undefeated in conference play. Perfetto played remarkably well putting in 40 goals to go with 23 assists and leading his team to the state semifinals. A heartbreaking loss up in Albany, meant an end to their season but the ride was still unforgettable. Now playing at Boston University, the Long Island native took some time to answer a few questions for us as he prepares for his first season of college lacrosse.

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Kendall Halpern Q&A w/ the Syosset Star

Kendall Halpern, the “studlete” from Syosset, is embarking on her senior season. Before she gears up for lacrosse Kendall will dawn her soccer cleats and basketball sneakers for one last go around. Halpern, a four year varsity soccer player has made the Nassau all-county team. Last season she was a member of Syosset’s first ever county championship squad. A fantastic soccer player, Kendall was MVP of the county tournament. During her junior hoops season she averaged nearly 12 points and led Syosset  to an undefeated regular season in conference play. The Braves lost to eventual champion Baldwin in the playoffs, so Halpern and her teammates enter this season with a massive chip on their shoulders.

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Girls Top 50 College Freshmen from Long Island

The top 50 girls  from the class of 2019 started a new journey last month. After leaving an impact on their respective high schools, they are now onto the next level in their lives and lacrosse careers. The LILJ staff ranked the 50 girls who we think will have the biggest impact in their freshman season. Click each kids name to look at their college bio. 

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Boys Top 50 College Freshmen from Long Island

The Top 50 boys from the class of 2019 started a new journey last month. After leaving an impact on their respective high schools, they are now onto the next level in their lives and lacrosse careers. The LILJ staff ranked the 50 boys who we think will have the biggest impact in their freshman season. Click the link for each player to view their college bio. 

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NY College Preview: LIU Sharks Men’s Lacrosse

“We’re focused on development and hard work.  Doing things the right way, consistently on a day in, day out basis.  I would hope when someone would describe our guys and our program they would describe us as hard working and tough because that’s what we identify with as a group.” – Eric Wolf

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