Echoes of the postgame celebrations of Shoreham-Wading River’s third straight Long Island Class IV football championship were still ringing when coach Matt Millheiser pulled Xavier Arline aside to give him a message. “I want four,” he told the player.
It has been almost three years since Thomas Cutinella died while playing football for Shoreham-Wading River High School in a game against Elwood/John Glenn. On Oct. 1, 2014, Cutinella collapsed on Glenn’s field. His death sent shock waves throughout Suffolk County and beyond.
In the early stages of the girls lacrosse program at Mattituck, it may have seemed far fetched to imagine that a few years later, the high school would be represented on the sport’s grand stage: the Under Armour All-America game. READ