The Wildcats huddle together. (Credit: Christopher Cecere)
The road to the New York State championship this year ended in Rochester, a roughly seven-hour drive from the campus of Shoreham-Wading River High School. In June 2020, the state championship game returns much closer to home, at a site of so many memorable games in the program’s history: Hofstra University. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team led start to finish in Saturday’s Class C New York State championship game against Jamesville-DeWitt. The Wildcats’ 12-7 victory brought them the program’s fourth state title.
Junior Xavier Arline scored five goals with two assists to lead the Wildcats’ attack.
From an early age, Dominick Visintin dreamed of this moment.
The senior grew up embedded in the Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse program. He gravitated toward the sport by pre-school and watched his older brother Anthony become a standout for the Wildcats. (more…)
All one has to do is look at the youth sprinkled throughout the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys lacrosse team’s roster to see that the Wildcats have a bright future ahead of them. And their present isn’t that bad, either. READ
Shoreham-Wading River coach Michael Taylor was smart enough to put the ball in Xavier Arline’s stick with the game on the line. Arline, in turn, was smart enough not to try and force a shot that wasn’t there. That’s how the ball found Anthony Cimino’s stick before ending up in the Mount Sinai goal.