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Psst! His name is JJ Foley

Smithtown West's JJ Foley checks Garden City's Kieran

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JJ Foley is a defender for Smithtown West’s boys lacrosse team. He’s headed to Lehigh after he graduates in a couple of months. He’s really good at what he does.

It’s possible you didn’t know that, though. And that’s a shame.

Foley is often overlooked because of his own back-line teammates. Kyle Mathie is committed to North Carolina. Logan Greco, who is bound for Virginia, was a Newsday...

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Chaminade has goalie in Matt Isnardi

Chaminade goalkeeper Matthew Isnardi passes the ball forward

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Chaminade standout midfielder Sam Bonafede was asked Friday afternoon, the day before the season opener against Ward Melville, who the Flyers' starting goalie would be.

He didn’t know for sure.

“It could be one of four guys,” Bonafede said. “But that’s because they’re all pretty good.”

Matt Isnardi proved how good he is on Saturday. The senior goalie, who was behind Dan Fowler...

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Addition of Brian Lang boosts Hicksville lacrosse

Holy Trinity's Brian Lang moves in for the

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Pat McCormick likes to call Brian Lang the “X-factor.”

"That's the best way to describe him," McCormick said of his new Hicksville lacrosse teammate. "He could do a lot on the field. That's why he's going to Ohio State. He could be one of the best middies in the conference this season, if not the county."

Several coaches from top teams in Nassau have said the same.

And Lang didn’t...

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Brian Cannon's next goal? County title for Northport

Northport's Brian Cannon looks for the open man

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Brian Cannon wants to be remembered after this season as one of the best lacrosse players to graduate from Northport.

And there’s a specific way the senior attacker would like to achieve that.

“Northport has not won a county championship in a while,” Cannon said. “It’s all about helping the team get to that goal. And by doing well as a team, I think after that, my own individual success...

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Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City

Garden City's James Sullivan winds up for the

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If James Sullivan is even half as good at racking up points as he is at taking faceoffs, Garden City might be in for another special season.

Actually, considering Sullivan’s mark of nearly 75 percent at the faceoff “X” last season, a shooting percentage of less than half of that would be fine, he said.

The junior, who has served as the team’s faceoff specialist since eighth grade, is...

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