On Saturday June 8th, The FLG 2020, 2021,and 2022 teams competed in the NYLA Tournament at St Paul’s Recreation Athletic Complex in Garden City. With a ton of College coaches standing on the sideline, the FLG boys wanted to make an impression, and they did just that. When you play in these Summer tournaments, it’s not about the score, it’s about having fun and getting better, and the FLG boys followed that motto.
The past two seasons, Ward Melville and Massapequa have battled in the LIC, and Ward Melville has defeated Massapequa the past two seasons. The third time was the charm for the Chiefs as they defeated Ward Melville 10-5 to win their first LIC since 2014, where they went on to win the State Championship.
As soon as the whistle blew on the first face off of the game, the Manhasset Indians dominated this game and never looked back. Manhasset was coming off a double overtime thrilling victory over Garden City, and the momentum they gained in that game continued in the LIC.
This game was an absolute thriller. The Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks jumped out to an 8-4 lead at halftime, and were up 11-6 with 3:09 left in the third. Shoreham-Wading River would not let their season end this way after a huge upset victory against Mount Sinai. This is where the fun began.
Over the last couple of seasons, these two powerhouses have been up there as two of the top teams in not only Suffolk County, but Long Island. Going into the season, these were the top two ranked teams in Suffolk County. This hasn’t been the typical Ward Melville season as they had a couple of tough conference losses to both Northport and Smithtown East, but in their first two playoff games, they got their mojo back. From a Smithtown West perspective, they have been smooth sailing throughout the 2019 season. They were dominant the entire season, especially in the playoffs as they steam rolled Sachem East and West Islip, two very talented teams. The first time these teams played, Smithtown West was up 8-2 at halftime, but Ward Melville attempted to make a comeback late, but Smithtown West pulled out the victory, 11-8.
With the 2019 season coming to a close on Long Island, it is awesome season to reflect back on, and look on with excitement to the teams that came out victorious within the counties, headed onto the LICs and eventually to States. There has been games won by large margins, teams making noise and hanging onto to the moment, as well as upsets that are definitely worth remembering. However with all that aside, each Class was able to crown a victor! Check out to see all the Championship winners as well as the games that LILJ was able to cover and witness history in the making.
These teams played in the regular season in one of the most anticipated games of the season. Mount Sinai came out with a 14- 9 victory. Mount Sinai continued to run the table after that game for the rest of the regular season. They dominated everyone that was put in front of them, and they looked unstoppable. Shoreham Wading River on the other hand bounced back from that loss by winning 4 of their next 5 games, including a huge playoff victory over a tough Bayport team with an 18-9 score.
LILJ would like to announce the Senior Exceptional All- Star Game. This game will feature the ALL- Long Island Goat Team Players from Nassau and the best seniors in Suffolk counties, Boys and Girls, going head to head in a All- Star game event, showing the lacrosse community why they are the GOATs of the Long Island.