04/16/14 12:00pm
04/16/2014 12:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Danielle Landon was named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week. (Credit: Rhode Island College Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Danielle Landon was named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week. (Credit: Rhode Island College Athletics)

Danielle Landon, a 2010 Shoreham-Wading River graduate, was named the Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after scoring 12 goals for Rhode Island College.  (more…)

04/15/14 5:00pm
04/15/2014 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named CAA co-Player of the Week after leading Hofstra to a pair of victories last week. (Credit: Zack Lane, Hofstra Athletics)

After scoring an overtime, game-winning goal Saturday to lead the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team past sixth-ranked Cornell, Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike Malave was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s co-Player of the Week Monday.  (more…)

04/15/14 11:12am
Youth lacrosse players scramble for a ground ball in Riverhead. Parents are proposing an artificial turf field be built at EPCAL. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Youth lacrosse players scramble for a ground ball in Riverhead. Parents are proposing an artificial turf field be built at EPCAL. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A group of about 15 parents asked Riverhead Town’s recreation advisory committee to build a multi-purpose artificial turf field for lacrosse, soccer and football at the EPCAL site in Calverton.  (more…)

03/14/14 4:00pm
03/14/2014 4:00 PM
BILL LANDON PHOTO  |  Shoreham-Wading River players wore pink jerseys Saturday as part of the Lax-Out Cancer fundraiser game against Garden City.

Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse players wore pink jerseys at a previous Lax-Out Cancer fundraiser. This year’s event will feature a doubleheader with the girls team. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Lax-Out Cancer, Shoreham-Wading River’s cancer awareness event and fundraiser, will be held April 26 with a lacrosse doubleheader at Shoreham-Wading River High School.  (more…)

03/11/14 2:00pm
03/11/2014 2:00 PM

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Tim Rotanz (20) made his college debut Saturday for the University of Maryland in the Terrapins’ 11-8 win over Stony Brook.

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Tim Rotanz, who led the Wildcats to back-to-back Long Island championships in 2012-13, returned to Long Island for the first time Saturday as a member of the University of Maryland.  (more…)

03/09/14 9:00am
03/09/2014 9:00 AM
Thomas Palasek during his senior season at Rocky Point High School in 2008. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk file)

Thomas Palasek during his senior season at Rocky Point High School in 2008. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk file)

One of the best high school lacrosse players in Suffolk County history — a current professional with the New York Lizards — is coaching the Bishop McGann Mercy team this season, the school announced Saturday.  (more…)

02/23/14 7:00am
02/23/2014 7:00 AM

Former Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse and field hockey player Brie Claire Drost (left) will coach as an assistant at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. Julianne Bernatzky of Mount Sinai was also hired as a coach.

Brie Claire Drost, a former star field hockey and lacrosse player at Shoreham-Wading River, was hired as an assistant coach at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue to work under her former coach.  (more…)

01/07/14 10:37pm
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Shoreham-Wading River school board appointed during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Shoreham-Wading River school board appointed Justin Arini as the boys varsity lacrosse coach during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The Shoreham-Wading River school board has hired a replacement for ousted boys varsity lacrosse coach Tom Rotanz, the Riverhead News-Review has learned.

Justin Arini — who works as a guidance counselor in the high school, according to his Facebook page — will replace Mr. Rotanz for the upcoming spring season.

Four out of the seven school board members voted in favor of Mr. Arini’s appointment Tuesday night. School board vice president John Zukowski abstained from voting and said after the meeting he did so because his son plays lacrosse. Sean Beran was absent and Robert Rose voted against the appointment.

“My nay vote has nothing at all to do with the candidate,” Mr. Rose said shortly after the vote. “It has everything to do with the process.”

Mr. Rose declined to elaborate after the meeting what his issue was with the process.

Mr. Arini, 28, is a Ward Melville graduate who played lacrosse under legendary coach Joe Cuozzo, just as Mr. Rotanz did years earlier. He’s coached previously as an assistant at NYIT and Manhattan College. At both schools he focused on coaching offense and recruiting. He coached most recently as a varsity assistant at Huntington High School last spring, according to a news report.

Mr. Arini was a goalkeeper in college at Alfred State. He’ll take over a program that Mr. Rotanz led for 19 years before his sudden dismissal in November.

The Wildcats are two-time defending Long Island champions and the preseason No. 1 seed in Division II for the upcoming spring season.

WITH JOE WERKMEISTER

jennifer@timesreview.com