It may sound funny to hear, but Sarah Sheridan describes herself as a “very nervous person.”
What’s funny about that is she just happens to play the most pressure-packed position in lacrosse: goalkeeper. A goalie needs to be in command of her nerves when the pressure is on. READ
The little things added up for Shoreham-Wading River against West Babylon Friday, just not the way the Wildcats had wanted. READ
Perhaps there is no other sport like lacrosse where momentum can mean so much. At one juncture you’re up and you can do no wrong. Then, suddenly, you have lost it as the opposition seemingly scores at will. READ
As well as the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team has done in recent years, the Wildcats have found themselves running into a stubborn wall that prevents them from moving on to bigger and better things. That wall is the county semifinals. READ
If the seventh goal for Bayport-Blue Point didn’t feel like the backbreaker, the eighth goal less than a minute later certainly felt like a dagger. READ
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the aspects of lacrosse that Samantha Higgins likes best is its activity. Players are moving, the ball is moving, and Higgins seems to be in perpetual motion, both on and off the field.
When two high school girls lacrosse teams that have only one loss between them and are among the best in their respective divisions play each other, it’s going to be a good one. Saturday’s non-league showdown between Eastport-South Manor and Shoreham-Wading River did not disappoint.
Both teams’ credentials spoke for themselves. Eastport, the first-place team in Suffolk County Division II, is the defending county Class B champion. Shoreham, which is second in Division III, was a county Class C semifinalist last year with hopes for bigger and better things this year.
In a high-scoring sport such as lacrosse, it is easy to play down or even sometimes dismiss the importance of the goaltender.
In fact, some observers see a goalie as someone who takes the ball out of the back of the net after a goal is scored.