High School Boys Lacrosse
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On the same day that Chaminade lost its first game of the year, St. Anthony’s suffered its second, at the hands of Connecticut power Darien. That opened the door for West Islip to move into a familiar position – the top spot. The Lions’ only loss was by one goal to Chaminade early in the season and they have now won 11 in a row. West Islip wraps up the regular season with winnable games against...Read more »
MSG Varsity will air these lacrosse games live online this Saturday:
11 a.m. - St. Anthony's at Garden City girls lacrosse
1 p.m. - Manhasset at Chaminade boys lacrosse
3 p.m. - Garden City at Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse*
*This game will also be live on MSG Varsity (Ch. 14) ...Read more »
Watch highlights from Chaminade's 6-5 win against St. Anthony's....Read more »
Twelve of the 22 players selected for the Under Armour All American North Team are from Long Island.
Of the 12, five are from Suffolk, three from Nassau and four play in the CHSAA (two from Chaminade, two from St. Anthony's). There are four defenders, four middies, two attacks and two goalies.
Manhasset coach Bill Cherry will coach the North Team on July 2 when it plays...Read more »
West Islip’s winning streak is now at 36 straight after the Lions rallied in the second half to defeat East Islip, 11-7. West Islip is 15-0 this season and should earn the top seed in the Class A playoffs as it chases its third straight state title. The only other unbeaten team on Long Island remains Comsewogue at 13-0 in Division II (Class B). Smithtown West, after one-goal OT losses to Ward...Read more »
Matt Kavanagh showed off a variety of moves in leading the Flyers to a 9-7 victory over host St. Anthony's in a matchup of the top two teams in the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA. Chaminade improved to 12-2 with its second victory over the Friars (11-3) this season.
Game story - Photos
Videojournalist: Mario Gonzalez
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Look who is back on top? And did they ever really leave?
It was a statement week for two-time defending state Class A champion West Islip. First, the Lions defeated Sachem North, the team that handed them its last loss on opening day of the 2010 season. Then West Islip defeated Newsday’s No. 1-ranked team, Chaminade, 8-7, in a defensive battle on Saturday.
In that game, the Lions...Read more »
This is the first of our weekly Suffolk boys lacrosse rankings. Chris Mascaro will post a blog with the Nassau rankings. I’d suggest reading this list quickly because it could change rapidly this week.
There are two huge games on Tuesday that could scramble our poll. No. 1 Ward Melville, which defeated highly ranked Garden City, is at No. 5 Smithtown West and No. 2 West Islip is at No....Read more »
Here is a story courtesy of Justin Lafleur of Lehigh Sports Media Relations about former St. Anthony's lacrosse standouts Will Manny and Dante Fantoni, who have remained close friends in college despite attending UMass and Lehigh, respectively.
Both are standout sophomore attacks for their respective college programs.
Fantoni, a Hauppauge native, leads Lehigh with 34 points (24 goals,...Read more »
MSG Varsity recently announced its plans for LIVE televised coverage of area boys lacrosse. The network will air five games involving Long Island teams this season. All will be available in HD.
Here's the schedule:
Sat., Apr. 2: Delbarton (N.J.) vs. St. Anthony's, 2:30 p.m. [updated]
Sat., Apr. 16: West Islip vs. Chaminade
Sat., Apr. 30: Garden City vs....Read more »