South Side v. Syosset @ Syosset High School

If you missed this game, you missed a very exciting back and forth game between two great teams in Nassau County. These two teams came out at full force in their first regular season game of the 2019 season. These two teams left all it on the field, and it was a very tough physical dog fight and emotions were running high as their was 10 penalties in the game.

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LILJ Top 10 Performers – Week 1

The season is under way! LILJ will be highlighting 10 players on a weekly basis who are absolutely ripping it up on Long Island. Good Luck to all teams in the season openers and we look forward to covering all teams and their top student athletes this spring! To see the list…

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String King Game of the Week – Hurricane Al

Week 1, the String King Game of the Week will feature two powerhouses in Suffolk County, number 3 Mount Sinai versus, number 7 Westhampton.

After winning 3 consecutive Class C New York State Championships, Mount Sinai came up short last season in the Long Island Championship to Cold Spring Harbor, who went onto to win the state title. How does a perennial powerhouse rebound from a heartbreaking loss in the 2018 Long Island Championship Game?  “One game at a time”. That is how Head Coach, Al Bertolone described the approach for the 2019 Mount Sinai Girls Lacrosse team. The Mustangs are loaded with talent, starting with two time All- Americans, goalie Emily Lamparter (Maryland) and midfielder Jenny Markey (Syracuse).  Depth at the midfield, Markey will be accompanied by Emma Tyrell (Syracuse) and Morgan Mitchell (Stony Brook). To round it off, Gabby Sartori (Brown) will be commanding the attack. But can the Mustang weather the storm?

Westhampton is very skilled and very experienced. With most of the starting line up playing together is PAL, the chemistry they have built over the years has truly grown into something special. Leading the charge for the Hurricanes is Boston College commit Isabella Smith. An impressive lacrosse resume thus far, Smith has been on varsity since 7th grade, earning herself Rookie of the Year.  She has been named to the All- County multiple times, and was named All- American in 2018, when she was also selected to the USA under 19 team. Other key notables for the Hurricanes are Hollie Schleicher (Boston College), Lindsay Rongo (Stony Brook) and Kerry Dillon (Oneota)

With much success in previous seasons, Westhampton still has alot to prove as they have never secured a county title. However you bet that they will be bringing the storm. Mount Sinai, looking to get off on the right foot in their season opener, will have to ready for a battle.

When the thunder and lighting seizes and the rains go away, we will see who comes out on top. This match up will be one to watch. Looking forward to March 29th

Tune into BYG Lacrosse on March 25th as we bring Westhampton’s Belle Smith onto the show to discuss the 1st String King Game of the Week between WHB and Mt. Sinai!

 
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Cold Spring Tops Harborfields in Nassau v. Suffolk Non-Leaguer

Caroline Debellis @carolinedebellis & Isabelle Vitale @isabellevitale were the 1 -> 2 punch that led Cold Spring Harbor towards victory today against a tough Harborfields squad.

#1 & #2 put on a show at Jim Amen Field as Debellis displayed her usual slickness around the crease by moving snivley (sneaky and lively) off-ball and netting a game high, 5 goals. She even cashed in on a beautiful BTB after scooping up a GB around the goal line extended. Her bestie Vitale hooked it up all game. Vitale dropped SIX! dimes 👛 on the day, finishing with two goals, including one absolute stinger 🐝 top left.  The final score at Cold Spring Harbor was 10-5.

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#1 Northport vs. #2 St. Anthony’s Scrimmage

Analysis from Northport Lady Tigers vs. St. Anthony’s Lady Friars

Low 50’s. Partly Sunny. Northport High. New Turf Stadium. St. Anthony’s vs. Northport. Pre-season scrimmage.

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The FLG Premier Showcase

With the Spring Season underway, it is important to begin to look forward to the summer. Long Island being a hot bed for lacrosse, a large number of players have aspirations of playing in college. But how do you separate yourself from the competition?

Attending the right events is important to ensure that you gain the exposure needed to be seen by College Coaches, in hopes of getting recruited and playing at the next level.

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NCAA Highlighted First Year

The Muhlenberg Mules are off to a great start to the 2019 season. A 5-1 overall record, the Mules have secured quality wins over teams like Scranton, Susquehana and Southern Virginia. Finding the back of the net has been no problem Mules, especially for freshman midfielder James Dalimonte.

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NCAA Division 1 Women’s Top Lacrosse Players from Long Island

An INSANE amount of talent coming from LI at the NCAA Division 1 Level. Some of that talent being right here in our backyards over at Stony Brook. LILJ looked at numerous criteria to select the players on this list. From stats and accolades, to academics and consistency, the players on this list have demonstrated all the qualities as to what it takes to be the not only the best from Long Island, but the best in the country.

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CSH v. Port Srimmage @ Seahawk Field

As the Port Washington boys lacrosse team started to file off the bus, Cold Spring immediately turned on a switch. From loose to all business, solo senior captain, Danny Striano immediately took charge and led the Seahawks on their token half field lap. Cold Spring’s stretch remained static, while Port’s dynamic. After a quick warm-up, it was the starters from Cold Spring against the starters from Port.

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#3 Mount Sinai Lady Mustangs Season Preview

How does a perennial powerhouse rebound from a heartbreaking loss in the 2018 Long Island Championship Game?  “One game at a time”. That is how Head Coach, Al Bertolone described the approach for the 2019 Mount Sinai Girls Lacrosse team. After winning three consecutive State Championships, the Mustangs lost to, eventual State Champ, Cold Spring Harbor, last season.  With so much playoff success, it is easy to become focused only on results, and you can feel as though you have failed, unless you win the State Championship. While the Mustangs have certainly had their share of victories and Championships, to Coach Bertolone, that is not the only measure of success.  He tries to keep his program focused on the “journey”, not necessarily the destination. “Losing last year, was not a bad thing”, sometimes you “need to fail, to move forward”, Bertolone explained. And that is exactly what this year’s team is looking to do. They are “hungry” and very “motivated”, to return to the top of Class C.

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