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04/06/16 8:00pm
04/06/2016 8:00 PM

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Talk about daunting tasks. Travis Baskin’s new job is a challenge, to say the least. Baskin is Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s fourth boys lacrosse coach in as many years. The Monarchs have only one win to show for themselves over the last three years, during which double-digit losses have been all too common.

But that may all be the least of Baskin’s concerns at the present time.
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05/26/15 10:00am
05/26/2015 10:00 AM
RJ Foster will play football and lacrosse at Dean College. He was joined by his parents Edith and Roger for a signing ceremony as well as athletic director Bill Groth (from left) varsity coach Vic Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin and assistant principal Sean O'Hara. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

R.J. Foster will play football and lacrosse at Dean College. He was joined by his parents Edith and Roger for a signing ceremony as well as athletic director Bill Groth (from left), varsity coach Vic Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin and assistant principal Sean O’Hara. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Deciding which college to attend can be an overwhelming process for any high school student. Add in athletics to the mix and it can become even more daunting.

For a select few athletes, the decision also becomes which sport to play in college.  (more…)

05/13/15 12:00pm
05/13/2015 12:00 PM
Aneisha Scott, a former Riverhead lacrosse player, played on the conference championship winning St. Joseph's College lacrosse team this spring. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Aneisha Scott, a former Riverhead lacrosse player, played on the conference championship winning St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team this spring. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

There’s the attackman who tore her ACL as a senior in high school. There’s the girl from Rocky Point who had never played lacrosse. There’s the goalkeeper who got peppered with goals in high school, losing nearly every game.

The bios of the women who make up the St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team read unlike most championship-caliber squads. They are not the high school All-Americans, the women whose pictures constantly appeared in newspapers, the prolific goal scorers.

They are the diamonds in the rough.  (more…)

04/18/15 4:00pm
04/18/2015 4:00 PM
Nick Longo. (Credit: Saint Rose Athletics/Tom Killips)

Nick Longo. (Credit: Saint Rose Athletics/Tom Killips)

Nick Longo of Wading River, a senior at The College of Saint Rose (N.Y.), was named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the period ending March 29. Longo posted a 6.23 goals against average and a .755 save percentage throughout the week.

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