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
A season that began with Sayville ended with Sayville.
That’s how it was for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys lacrosse team. This season has had its share of bumps in the road for the Wildcats, and that road reached a dead end Thursday. READ
Shoreham-Wading River was in unfamiliar territory, both literally and figuratively.
The Wildcats aren’t used to playing their boys lacrosse games on grass fields — or losing. READ
As he walked onto the field before Tuesday’s high school boys lacrosse game, Mike Taylor was asked if he was ready for the season. “We’ll find out in about an hour,” he said with a grin.
That grin turned into a full-fledged smile by the time it was all over and Taylor’s Shoreham-Wading River team had executed a commanding 13-4 victory in its season opener and Sayville’s home opener. Tim Cairo struck for five goals and one assist and Xavier Arline had two goals (from 13 shots) to go with four assists for Shoreham in the Suffolk County Division II game. READ
The waiting game can be a dangerous game. Mike Taylor knows that only too well.
Shoreham-Wading River High School’s boys lacrosse coach recalled two years ago when his Wildcats were in the exact same situation they were in on Saturday. Having received a bye straight into the Suffolk County semifinals, Shoreham then faced Sayville and lost a close one in 2015.
It was both a gray day and a Gray day.
First, the weather report. The combination of cold, rain and wind made conditions miserable for the Islip and Shoreham-Wading River high school boys lacrosse teams on Friday.
Being tagged as the top-seeded high school boys lacrosse team in Suffolk County Division II is a sign of respect, but it can also be discomforting.
“It’s a compliment, but it keeps me up at night,” said Shoreham-Wading River coach Mike Taylor, chuckling.