Sam Higgins races up field with the ball for Shoreham-Wading River Monday in the Wildcats win over Miller Place. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
WILDCATS 7, PANTHERS 3
Some goalkeepers may dread every time the whistle blows to award the opponent a free position. For the offense, it represents a golden scoring opportunity, a chance for the player with the ball to wind up for an open shot, or draw in the collapsing defense and pass to a teammate.
Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lauren Daly has faced countless free positions during her five-year run as the Wildcats’ starting goalkeeper. And she doesn’t mind them one bit. (more…)
Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan is guarded by Bay Shore senior Kendra Cronin Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
MARAUDERS 10, BLUE WAVES 8
Coming into this season, Riverhead coach Ashley King expected the Blue Waves to surprise some teams.
“I think we’re starting to get there,” she said after a loss at home to Bay Shore Thursday. (more…)
Riverhead lacrosse player Courtney Troyan (left) and Shoreham-Wading River’s Manuela Cortes will be key players for their respective teams this season. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Rebuilding years have been few and far between at Shoreham-Wading River. From 2004 through 2013, the Wildcats never really rebuilt as they much as they rolled one standout team into the next.
The 2014 season represented a change of course. The Wildcats, under a new coaching staff, stumbled to a 7-9 season. The record, though, was a bit deceiving for the young group. The team still advanced to the county semifinals, falling by four goals to a stacked Mount Sinai team that was in the midst of a 37-game win streak. (more…)
Riverhead senior Amanda Dickerson will play lacrosse at Pace University next year. (Credit: Riverhead School District)
Riverhead senior Amanda Dickerson, a midfielder/defenseman on the lacrosse team, signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her sport next year at Pace University. (more…)
Shannon Rosati, a 2014 Shoreham graduate, will play in a Suffolk vs. Nassau all-star game Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)
The first Long Island All-American lacrosse event will pit the top girls from Suffolk County against Nassau County this weekend. Five games will be played at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Manuela Cortes is guarded closely by Mount Sinai’s Mary Ellen Carron. (Credit: Garret Meade)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C TOURNAMENT | MUSTANGS 8, WILDCATS 4
About an hour before game time, when the players on the Mount Sinai High School girls lacrosse team marched toward their field for pregame warmups on Tuesday, there was not a single smile on their faces. On the contrary, they looked all business, wearing deadly serious looks. One might even say they appeared downright angry, as if resentful that someone was going to dare try to take something away from them that they had worked hard for.
The fact that they were facing Shoreham-Wading River may have only made them more determined. The two teams, whose schools are separated by only eight miles, are fierce rivals, after all.
“It’s Army-Navy,” said Mount Sinai coach Al Bertolone. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Logan Hoffmann, right, pressures Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Justine Kundmueller in the second half. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 16, TUCKERS 6
Without the benefit of explanation, records and statistics can be misleading. For example, the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team took a deceptive 6-8 record into its Suffolk County Class C Tournament outbracket game against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Saturday. On paper, it should have been a close game. On the field, though, it was a different story.
The teams had completed the regular season separated by a mere two places and only 6.94 power-rating points in the Division II standings. They were separated by a lot more on Saturday, though. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse players Troy Miller (left) and Logan Hoffmann will lead their respective teams into the playoffs Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon/Garret Meade)
In a roller-coaster season for the Shoreham-Wading River girls and boys lacrosse teams, the Wildcats will both get a fresh start when the playoffs begin Saturday.
At times earlier in the season, making the playoffs was no given for each team, which are both under the direction of new coaches this season. (more…)