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Pick'em: Nassau boys lacrosse championships

Massapequa's Jim Byrns, left, scores as Syosset's EJ

Massapequa's Jim Byrns, left, scores as Syosset's EJ Aronson watches in a Nassau boys lacrosse game on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

This season's Nassau county boys lacrosse champions will be decided Tuesday in each class. Below is a quick look at each game. Below that, you can vote on who will win each game.

Class A

No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 2 Syosset

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Chiefs (15-2): With offensive playmakers like Craig Berge, Ian Kirby and James Byrns, the defense on this squad got overshadowed. Nick Capuana leads a unit that has not allowed more than eight goals in a single game. 

About the Braves (13-4): Cole Samaroo could make a difference at faceoffs. Alex Concannon and Mac O'Keefe are a young, creative attack duo who are hungry to make the most out of this championship appearence. Liam Blohm, a long-pole midfielder, has impressed all season. 

Will Sammon's pick: Massapequa

 

Class B

No. 2 Lynbrook vs. No. 4 Manhasset

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Owls (17-1): Joe Grossi, a senior who's headed to Binghamton, is a three-year starter who has scored 50 goals this season. Midfielder Owen Daly, a junior verbally committed to Stony Brook, has done well in a bigger role this season and Eddie Bouhall is a leader defensively. 

About the Indians (11-7): Senior J.P. Young has emerged has one of Nassau's top goalies. It's tough to get a shot off him, though; Benny Borgognone and Austin Orlando prevent attacks from finding the crease

Will Sammon's pick: Manhasset

 

Class C

No. 1 Cold Spring Harbor vs. No. 3 Locust Valley 

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., at Hofstra

About the Seahawks (12-4): Ian Laviano, as a freshman, leads the team in scoring with 41 points after scoring 20 goals as an eighth-grader. He's just one of a few scoring threats, however. Notre Dame-bound season Jordan Walter is an athletic midfielder with 32 goals.

About the Falcons (12-4): Joey Bressingham is a faceoff stalwart who gets things started for this up-tempo unit. And once the Falcons have possession, there's a pretty good chance of one of the Madsen twins looking to score. Mike Madsen has scored 40 goals, while Joe Madsen has 37.

Will Sammon's pick: Cold Spring Harbor

 

Use these text links for each poll:

MASSAPEQUA VS. SYOSSET

LYNBROOK VS. MANHASSET

COLD SPRING HARBOR VS. LOCUST VALLEY