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West Islip junior pitcher Alyssa Monteverde, last season’s League II Rookie of the Year, is leading the way for the first place League III Lions (8-2) this season, with a 7-1 record, to go along with a 1.20 ERA, 52 strikeouts, 54 hits and 12 walks.
“From her first game, she’s had that poise where nothing ever flustered her,” West Islip coach Michelle Jantzen said. “No matter what the...Read more »
Is this the year West Islip finally is dethroned?
The Lions, who have won nine straight Suffolk championships in boys lacrosse, and five of the last seven state Class A crowns, have already lost twice, including a rare league defeat to Smithtown East.
The two top contenders in Suffolk League I, for the moment, Ward Melville (6-0) and Smithtown West (7-0), meet Monday at 5 p.m. in a showdown...Read more »
Losing to Chaminade for the second straight year has its benefits for the West Islip boys lacrosse team.
After Saturday’s 9-4 home defeat, coach Scott Craig said the Flyers might have been just a little too much to handle for the younger, less experienced Lions.
“They’re the No. 2 team in the nation and their defense is very large, imposing and physical,” Craig said. “It’s one of the...Read more »
Matchup: No. 2 Chaminade (2-0) vs. No. 17 West Islip (1-0) Game time: Saturday, noon, West Islip
It's as big a matchup as a non-league boys lacrosse game in March can be, and West Islip, according to its head coach, will be without its best player.
Senior midfielder Nick Aponte re-aggravated an upper-body injury during the third quarter of West Islip's 14-6 win over Connetquot on Wednesday...Read more »