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All summer long, MSG Varsity brings you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Thursday. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island boys lacrosse
Every Tuesday, we will unveil the top 10 players from Long Island for the 2016-17 season. Next up is Cold Spring Harbor lacrosse standout Matt Licciardi.
National championship runner-up Maryland, No. 4 Albany and No. 10 Duke were a few of the many top schools represented with coaches at the showcase. More than 400 club teams ranging from third grade to high school came from 33 states to get exposure, said George Breres, one of the event’s directors.
In Friday night’s Rising Senior game that was part of the annual Long Island Lacrosse Showcase, teamwork as much as talent was on display in Suffolk’s 12-8 victory over Nassau before a crowd of more than 300 at Farmingdale State.
Ward Melville came up just short, losing to Victor, 7-5, in the New York State Class A final Saturday afternoon at Middletown High School, but the Patriots can be proud of the journey they went on.
Seven players accounted for a season-high 16 goals as Ward Melville defeated Lakeland-Panas, 16-6, in the New York State Class A semifinal Wednesday night.
Yorktown’s defense slowed down the Wildcats offense and Shoreham-Wading River was victimized by costly mistakes in a 7-6 loss to the Huskers in the New York State Class B semifinals at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
Yorktown twins Hunter and Jamison Embury combined for seven points in the Huskers’ 7-6 NYS Class B semifinal win over Shoreham-Wading River on Wednesday at Hofstra University.
It wasn’t as easy Wednesday night, but Cold Spring Harbor got the win again, beating the Panthers, 12-10, at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. The defending state champions advance to Saturday’s final at Mid
Lakeland/Panas falls to Long Island champ Ward Melville, 16-6, in Wednesday’s NYS Class A semifinal at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium.
Ward Melville is flying high after beating Syosset in the Long Island Class A final. Where does Mike Quick have the Patriots in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys lacrosse poll? Find out now
Kevin Cutinella's five points led No. 16 Shoreham-Wading River to an 8-6 victory over No. 17 Garden City in the Long Island Class B championship.
Kevin Winkoff netted a hat trick and Devin Burdo made 10 saves as Cold Spring Harbor (16-1) defeated Babylon (13-5), 8-5, in the Long Island Class C championship on Saturday.
Cold Spring Harbor (14-1) and Babylon (13-4) are set to go head-to-head in the Long Island 'C" final live from Hofstra University at 3:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live
No. 16 Shoreham-Wading River meets No. 17 Garden City in the Long Island Class B final Saturday afternoon at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. Watch live on MSG Varsity!
On Wednesday night, back at LaValle Stadium, fourth-seeded Ward Melville emphatically changed the ending, blasting third-seeded Connetquot, 13-5, in a stunningly lopsided county final.
Gumbardo anchored the defense and Bodie Pitagno paced the offense as Babylon defeated Mattituck, 12-4, to win a third consecutive Suffolk Class C title Wednesday at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.
Miller’s tally provided a three-goal lead and was part of a mammoth second half by Shoreham-Wading River in an 11-5 victory over Sayville in the Suffolk Class B championship game played at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium on Wednesday.
Lucchesi made seven of his 11 saves in the second half and J.P. Basile scored three goals during a startling fourth-quarter rally as Garden City stunned Manhasset, 7-5, on Tuesday to win the Nassau Class B championship at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
Babylon will attempt to win a third straight Suffolk Class C title when the Panthers take on Mattituck/Greenport/Southold in a rematch of last year’s county final Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium live on MSGVarsity.com.
Kevin Winkoff scored four goals and Licciardi, Taylor Strough and Riley Cox each produced hat tricks as Cold Spring Harbor defeated Locust Valley, 17-9, to win the Nassau Class C championship at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
Tri-State powerhouses Ward Melville and Connetquot meet for the Suffolk Class A title Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium live on MSGVarsity.com.
The Nassau Class A crown is on the line when Massapequa faces defending champion Syosset from Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.
After playing a thriller in the first meeting, Farmingdale and Massapequa will meet on Thursday with a berth to the Nassau 'A' final on the line. Watch live on MSG Varsity!
Licciardi was superb with either stick Thursday night, winning 15 of 20 faceoffs, scoring two goals and adding three assists as Cold Spring Harbor blitzed Seaford, 16-2, in a Nassau C semifinal at Hofstra.
The Garden City senior, a standout quarterback, wrestler and midfielder, was elusive in scoring two goals with an assist and persistent in battling for loose balls as the Trojans defeated South Side, 9-3, in a Nassau B semifinal at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
The top-seeded Panthers reach the county final for a third consecutive year and will take on second-seeded Mattituck, which edged No. 3 Center Moriches, 11-10, in the other semifinal, at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.
Fordham Prep defeated Kellenberg 7-5 to win its first CHSAA ‘AA’ downstate championship at Fordham University. It’s the first championship for the Rams since the 2013 CHSAA NYC championship.
A ticket to Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium will be punched when Walt Whitman meets Ward Melville in the Suffolk Class A semifinals Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from Dowling Sports Complex live on MSGVarsity.com.
Fourth-seeded Port Washington takes on top-seeded Syosset in the Nassau Class A semifinals Wednesday at 8 p.m. from Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. Watch Live on MSG Varsity!
Two of the top teams in the tri-state clash with a berth in the Suffolk Class A final on the line as Connetquot faces Smithtown East in the semifinals Wednesday at 5 p.m. from Dowling Sports Complex live on MSGVarsity.com.
Kevin Mack has helped lead Manhasset into the Nassau Class B semifinals. But where does Mike Quick have the Indians in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll? Find out now
A berth in the Suffolk Class C final is on the line when Port Jefferson meets Babylon in the semifinals Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.
Snelders, at 6-1, 230 pounds, is built more like the tight end that he plays for the Warriors in the fall than a typical quick-and-shifty attack. But Snelders blasted from outside and backed his way in for a career high seven goals to lead host No. 3 Comsewogue to a 12-4 victory over No. 6 Westhampton Saturday in a Suffolk B quarterfinal.
Intermesoli scored in a more traditional fashion later, tying the game with a solo dodge from behind the cage with 38 seconds left and winning it with a similar move 1:48 into overtime as host No. 4 Sayville defeated No. 5 Islip, 9-8, in an exciting Suffolk B quarterfinal. The Golden Flashes will play at No. 1 Bayport-Blue Point on Thursday.
On Friday, along with Andrew McKenna and Sean Thornton, he played suffocating and shutdown defense to help lift No. 4 Ward Melville to an 8-4 win over No. 5 Smithtown West in the Division I quarterfinals.
Mike Leake scored four goals as South Side held off Carey, 6-4, in a Nassau Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinal at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Friday night. Two of those goals came on assists from Leake’s best friend, Ryan Langdon, who added two goals as the Cyclones (11-6) advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal against Garden City at Hofstra at 8 p.m.
Lynbrook’s junior midfielder won a crucial faceoff and scored the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left to give the Owls a thrilling 10-9 victory yesterday over Bethpage in a Class B-II quarterfinal game at Hof stra’s Shuart Stadium.
Keogh registered a career-high 10 assists, three of them to Kevin Mack, who scored seven goals, as No. 2 Manhasset defeated No. 3 Wantagh, 17-10, in a Nassau B-II quarterfinal game at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
The rivalry continues as Chaminade takes on St. Anthony’s for a third time this season Wednesday afternoon in the NSCHSAA Class AAA title game. Watch live on MSG Varsity Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
For most of the last two seasons, the Holy Trinity senior has been a midfielder. But for some games, Villari has reverted to his freshman and sophomore position of goalie and turned in his short stick for the longer goalie stick with a larger head and mesh.
The play started with the ball in the hands of Mike Carrello, who beat his man with a dodge, drawing Lynbrook’s Zach Barrett, one of the top defenseman on Long Island, away from Tierney, who then scored his sixth goal of the game and 42nd of the season.
Joe, the righthanded-shooting senior twin, scored five goals and Mike, the lefty, added four as Locust Valley clinched the Nassau IV league title and remained the only undefeated boys lacrosse team in Nassau County with a 13-8 victory over Seaford on Senior Night. Another senior, Tyler Liantonio, scored a goal and contributed five assists for the Falcons (7-0 in league, 14-0 overall).
After making a key save in the dying seconds of a one-goal win in Mineola last month, Lingner did it again at Cy Donnelly Field, robbing Regan Quinn with one second remaining to seal a 4-3 victory.
Three came in the third quarter, and the last sparked a 21-second, fourth-quarter burst in which his boys lacrosse team scored three times and opened a seven-goal lead in the clinching 15-10 win over St. Dominic.
It’s Round Two of one of the fiercest rivalries on Long Island as Chaminade takes on St. Anthony’s from Cy Donnelly Field Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.
It’s a Suffolk County boys lacrosse showdown between tri-state ranked squads when Smithtown East hosts Connetquot Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on MSGVarsity.com.
Massapequa goalie Tom Kempton racked up 15 saves, including one in the final seconds of play, to lift the Chiefs to a 10-9 victory over Farmingdale on Friday.
Gavin scored five goals Wednesday, four of them on low shots, all in the first half of host Manhasset’s comfortable 14-6 victory over Carey (3-3) on an unseasonably cool, damp day.
Locust Valley travels to Cold Spring Harbor, ranked No. 1 on Long Island and No. 2 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, Friday evening in a battle of the top teams in Nassau Class C. Watch live on MSG Varsity!
In handing the T-Birds their first defeat of the season, West Islip (12-2), ranked No. 17 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, improved to 4-0 in one-goal games this season after going 1-2 a year ago.
Announced at a press conference Tuesday morning in Mineola, the Class of 2016 includes 11 athletes, eight coaches, six administrators, four officials and two contributors. They will be formally inducted on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club and join the 23 in last year’s inaugural class.
On Tuesday afternoon, Cotler did what he does best, evading defenders and absorbing slash after slash for the final 21 seconds to lift Syosset to a 13-12 win over Massapequa at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
What a week it was for Smithtown West, which beat rival Smithtown East and Ward Melville. Find out where the Bulls are in this week's Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll.
Finn Gibbons and J.P. Basile were once those kids. On Saturday, they pulled Garden City one step closer to evening the all-time series with a 9-7 Nassau B-I victory at home.
Riley got his team on the board 41 seconds into the second quarter after a scoreless first and Dan Varello won the ensuing faceoff and ran it up to double the lead six seconds later. The surge helped Smithtown West to a 3-1 win over host Ward Melville in Suffolk I play.
Half Hollow Hills East is looking to bounce back after a loss earlier this week, while Northport is anxious to notch its first back-to-back win of the season, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Yorktown, ranked No. 1 in the Hudson Valley and No. 20 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, travels to St. Anthony’s, ranked No. 6 on Long Island and No. 12 in the Tri-State, Saturday afternoon. Watch live on MSG Varsity!
he senior made 16 of his 19 saves before the break and the attack tandem of Zach LoCicero and Ryan Candel combined for nine goals and five assists as Lynbrook defeated Wantagh, 14-7, in a duel of undefeated teams in Nassau B-II.