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.
Signage in Garden City High School’s maroon and gray colors, attached to a fence adjacent to Warren King Field, lists the championship years of its boys lacrosse team. It’s a staggering testimony to the winning tradition of the defending state Class B champion Trojans, holders of seven state championships, 19 Long Island titles and 25 Nassau County crowns.
No wonder Joe Miller and Chris Gray are good friends off the lacrosse field, given what they do for each other on the field with their contrasting styles.
It’s an interesting connection the two Shoreham-Wading River High School seniors share. Miller does the grunt work, winning faceoffs to bring the Wildcats possessions, and the flashy Gray, an all-American attack, scores the goals. READ