05/15/14 2:00pm
05/15/2014 2:00 PM
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)

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…)

05/06/14 11:42pm
05/06/2014 11:42 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold's Rileyb Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Riley Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

TUCKERS 19, MONARCHS 6

With Mattituck/Greenport/Southold leading by a healthy eight-goal margin late in the opening half Tuesday afternoon, Audrey Hoeg came in, bearing down on an empty Bishop McGann-Mercy goal.

Instead of shooting, Hoeg went around the cage and waited for goalie Alyssa DeVito to return to the net as the sophomore midfielder set up a play. (more…)

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…)