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Long Beach girls lax in need of equipment

Long Beach's Liz Rourke in a game against

Long Beach's Liz Rourke in a game against Manhasset on March 28, 2012. (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The girls lacrosse team was among those at Long Beach High School left without uniforms and equipment in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, and Farmingdale High School is hoping to help.

Members of the Farmingdale girls lacrosse team are looking to teams, individuals and local colleges with the goal of collecting equipment to be donated to Long Beach.  

“The entire athletic department’s equipment was completely washed away,” Farmingdale junior Samantha Brescia said.

Long Beach was one of the areas hardest hit by Sandy in October and, although the high school didn’t sustain major damages, there was considerable flooding that ruined property. The Dalers got in touch with Long Beach athletic director Arnold Epstein, who informed them that the Mariners “would take anything they can, used or new.”

The team is most in need of practice pinnies, nets, balls, sticks, goggles and mouth guards.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation last month helped donate new uniforms and equipment to the Long Beach football team before the playoffs.

The donations, Brescia said, “will be distributed throughout the team and anything extra passed down to the [junior varsity] and youth programs. We will be sure to inform the team that the donation came from you.”

For more information or to inquire about making a donation, contact Brescia at Sambrescia@optonline.net.

Tags: girls lacrosse , Long Beach , Farmingdale , Samantha Brescia , donation

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