04/27/14 12:00pm
04/27/2014 12:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Lax-Out Cancer fundraiser netted more than $15,000. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Lax-Out Cancer fundraiser netted more than $15,000. (Credit: Bill Landon)

As a pre-game ceremony came to a close Saturday afternoon, Joe Kavanagh turned the microphone over to Liam McGuire, a 10-year-old who has endured a more than 38-month battle with leukemia.

“Good luck to all,” Liam said to the crowd at Shoreham-Wading River High School as the boys lacrosse team prepared to face Mount Sinai during the sixth annual Lax-Out Cancer event.  (more…)

04/26/14 5:59pm
04/26/2014 5:59 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday's win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River struck for five goals in the opening five minutes and rolled to a 10-0 advantage en route to an 17-7 win over visiting Bellport  in a Suffolk County Division II girls lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.  (more…)

04/19/14 2:12pm
04/19/2014 2:12 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Logan Hoffmann scored 4 goals with 3 assists Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Logan Hoffmann scored 4 goals with 3 assists Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

WILDCATS 20, TUCKERS 11

The day began with a strange role reversal. Seven games into the girls lacrosse season, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Tuckers were looking down in the standings at Shoreham-Wading River.

The Wildcats, one of the most dominant programs in Suffolk County over the last decade, have won as many state championships as Mattituck has had seasons (five, including this year). But as the teams met at Shoreham-Wading River High School Saturday afternoon, it was the Tuckers off to the better start in 2014 by three games. (more…)

03/28/14 7:15pm
03/28/2014 7:15 PM
Shoreham-Wading River and first-year coach Rachel Feirstein (left) faced off against the Wildcats' former coach, Mary Bergmann and Westhampton Beach Friday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River and first-year coach Rachel Feirstein (left) faced off against the Wildcats’ former coach, Mary Bergmann and Westhampton Beach Friday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

HURRICANES 18, WILDCATS 8

The day was inevitable, the matchup unavoidable.

Sooner or later, Mary Bergmann was going to have to face her former team as the head coach of a new rival. It just so happened, Bergmann’s former Shoreham-Wading River girls lacrosse team visited her new home in Westhampton Friday with the season barely a week old.  (more…)

03/27/14 9:39pm
03/27/2014 9:39 PM

BLUE WAVES 6, BULLDOGS 5

The Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team pulled off a rare close road win on Thursday afternoon.

Junior attackman Sam Brodeur scored twice within a 3-minute 55-second span during the second half to anchor a three-goal rally that turned a two-goal deficit into a 6-5 Suffolk County Division I win over host Lindenhurst. (more…)

03/18/14 1:00pm
03/18/2014 1:00 PM
Ohio State-bound Shannon Rosati (10) returns to lead Shoreham-Wading River this year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

Ohio State-bound Shannon Rosati (10) returns to lead Shoreham-Wading River this year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

Rachel Feirstein, who once admired the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team from afar as an outsider (an opposing player for Smithtown East) is now the ultimate insider: She is the team’s coach.

Feirstein can now admire, from close range, the fervor with which the Wildcats practice. “They’re relentless,” she said. “They go hard after every ball.”  (more…)

02/27/14 1:00pm
02/27/2014 1:00 PM
Rachel Feirstein played fours of lacrosse at Monmouth University. She officially became the head coach at Shoreham this week. (Credit: Monmouth Athletics)

Rachel Feirstein played four years of lacrosse at Monmouth University. She officially became the head coach at Shoreham this week. (Credit: Monmouth Athletics)

In May of 2006, Rachel Feirstein experienced what Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse was all about. As a junior captain for Smithtown East, Feirstein’s team suffered a 19-4 drubbing at the hands of the Wildcats in Shoreham. A few weeks later, the Wildcats won their first Long Island championship, beginning a dynasty of five state titles in six years from 2007-12.

“I remember playing Shoreham and was like, ‘Wow, they’re always so great,’ ” Feirstein said.  (more…)

11/26/13 7:00am
11/26/2013 7:00 AM

RIVERHEAD SCHOOLS PHOTO | Senior Emily Jehle, joined by her parents Chris and Sharon, signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Mercy College next year.

Riverhead senior Emily Jehle signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse next year at Mercy College, a Division II school in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Jehle plays attack for the Riverhead lacrosse team. She’s the second player on the team to sign during the Early Signing Period. Carolyn Carrera signed with Hofstra University.

Jehle excels in the classroom as well with a 98.7 grade point average. She will receive an academic and athletic scholarship to attend Mercy.

“Emily is more than just a great lacrosse player,” said varsity coach Ashley King. “She keeps the team organized on and off the field. She’s a hidden gem on the field and a real team player. She moves the ball and creates opportunities for her teammates.”

Jehle also played on the varsity soccer team this past fall as a center midfielder. Mercy College features plenty of Long Island players, including Marissa Kluber, who graduated from Shoreham-Wading River.

At Mercy, Jehley said she plans to major in public relations and communications with an eye toward working in corporate public relations.