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High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of West Islip Boys Lacrosse 12-7 Win Over Ithaca To Win 2012 New York Class A State Lacrosse Championship, Their Fifth In Seven Years


Best Of High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip Boys Lacrosse (21-1) Defeated Lakeland Panas 20-10 On June 10 On Way To 2010 New York State Class A Championship (Video)


West Islip took out Lakeland Panas 20-10 Thursday at Hofstra. The Lions went on to win the New York state Class A Title game 13-5 over Fairport.

Date Opponent Result
3/31 SACHEM NORTH   L,  13-12 (OT)
4/03 CHAMINADE   W, 10-7
4/07 at Sachem East   W, 14-2
4/09 at Smithtown East   W, 10-6
4/13 PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD   W, 17-2
4/15 at East Islip   W, 16-9
4/17 at Ridgewood   W, 10-5
4/19 BAY SHORE   W, 12-4
4/21 at Smithtown West   W, 13-3
4/23 WILLIAM FLOYD   W, 14-9
4/27 CONNETQUOT   W, 16-9
4/29 at West Babylon   W, 13-1
5/05 WARD MELVILLE   W, 16-5
5/11 WALT WHITMAN   W, 18-7
5/13 at Lindenhurst   W, 19-7
5/17 at Northport   W, 17-5
5/25 WALT WHITMAN   W, 16-4
5/28 CONNETQUOT   W, 13-9
6/03 vs. Ward Melville   W, 16-9
6/08 vs. Farmingdale   W, 13-1
6/10 vs. Lakeland/Panas   W, 20-10
6/12 vs. Fairport   W, 13-5
Coach: Scott Craig

National High School Boys Lacrosse Rankings: Final “Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse” Power Rankings Have West Islip (NY) #1; #23 Highland Park (TX) And #25 La Costa Canyon (CA) Are Top Teams In The West


 

West Islip (N.Y.), winners of the 2010 New York Class A state championship, receive another honor this week, earning the No. 1 ranking in final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings of 2010.

The Lions defeated upstate power Fairport (N.Y.) 13-5 in the title game earlier this June to finish the season 22-1, winning their fourth state title in five years.

1. West Islip (N.Y.)
22-1, New York Class A Champions

2. Mahasset (N.Y.)
20-0, New York Class C Champions

3. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.)
22-0, New York Class B Champions

4. St. Paul’s (Md.)
15-4, MIAA ‘A’ Conference Champions

5. Summit (N.J.)
23-0, New Jersey state Champions

6. Conestoga  (Pa.)
24-2, PIAA Champions

7. Salisbury School (Conn.)
13-1, New England West Champions

8. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
18-2, CHSAA Champions

9. Deerfield Academy (Mass.)
13-1, New England West Runners-up

10. Boys’ Latin (Md.)
16-4, MIAA ‘A’ Conference Runner-up

11. Haverford School (Pa.)
20-4, Inter-Ac Champions

12. Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
15-3, Founder’s League Champions

13. Fairport (N.Y.)
19-3, New York Class A Runner-up

14. Ithaca (N.Y.)
18-1, New York Class A Semifinalist

15. Landon (Md.)
17-4, IAC Co-Champions

16. La Salle (Pa.)
21-3, PIAA Runners-Up

17. Georgetown Prep (Md.)
18-4, IAC Co-Champions

18. Garden City (N.Y.)
18-4, New York Class B Runners-Up

19. Corning East (N.Y.)
17-5, New York Class C Runners-Up

20. Skaneateles (N.Y.)
20-1, New York Class C Semifinalist

21. McDonogh (Md.)
16-6, MIAA A Conference Semifinalist

22. Gonzaga (D.C.)
20-2, WCAC Champions

23. Highland Park (Texas)
15-2, THSLL State Champions

24. Brother Rice (Mich.)
22-1, MSLCA & Michigan Champions

25. La Costa Canyon (Calif.)
23-0, CIF San Diego Champions

National High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip (NY, 21-1) Sr. Attacker Nick Gelasso Wins MaxPreps National Player Of The Year Award


West Islip Boys Lacrosse senior attackman Nick Galasso was  selected as the MaxPreps National Player following his 1 goal and six masterful assists last weekend in his West Islip farewell, a 13-5 victory over Fairport.

West Islip Sr. attacker Nick Gelasso guided the Lions to four New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys lacrosse championships, while scoring 500 career points, and earning a scholarship to North Carolina as the most coveted recruit in the country. Photo courtesy of West Islip lacrosse.

 Galasso’s magic on the field frayed the nerves of countless opponents en route to four New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys lacrosse championships, 500 career points, and a scholarship to North Carolina as the most coveted recruit in the country.

For more:   http://www.maxpreps.com/news/kWQMvnieEd-lugAcxJTdpg/boys-lacrosse-player-of-the-year–nick-galasso.htm 

 
    
 
   
 
 

 

 

New York High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip Boys Lacrosse (21-1) Defeated Fairport In New York Class A Boys Lacrosse State Championship Game


North Carolina-bound Nick Galasso scored once and had six assists for Section XI’s West Islip in its 13-5 win over Fairport in the Class A boys lacrosse state final at SUNY Stony Brook.

“We played hard for a half and then they kicked it into another gear. They were phenomenal offensively, they can do a lot of things because they’re so athletic, and they have the No. 1 recruit in the country,” said Fairport coach Mike Torrelli, referring to Galasso.

The game was tied 5-5 in the second quarter; the Lions (21-1) outscored Fairport 7-0 in the third quarter.

For more:  http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100613/SPORTS08/6130354/1007/SPORTS

Date Opponent Result
3/31 SACHEM NORTH   L,  13-12 (OT)
4/03 CHAMINADE   W, 10-7
4/07 at Sachem East   W, 14-2
4/09 at Smithtown East   W, 10-6
4/13 PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD   W, 17-2
4/15 at East Islip   W, 16-9
4/17 at Ridgewood   W, 10-5
4/19 BAY SHORE   W, 12-4
4/21 at Smithtown West   W, 13-3
4/23 WILLIAM FLOYD   W, 14-9
4/27 CONNETQUOT   W, 16-9
4/29 at West Babylon   W, 13-1
5/05 WARD MELVILLE   W, 16-5
5/11 WALT WHITMAN   W, 18-7
5/13 at Lindenhurst   W, 19-7
5/17 at Northport   W, 17-5
5/25 WALT WHITMAN   W, 16-4
5/28 CONNETQUOT   W, 13-9
6/03 vs. Ward Melville   W, 16-9
6/08 vs. Farmingdale   W, 13-1
6/10 vs. Lakeland/Panas   W, 20-10
6/12 vs. Fairport   W, 13-5
Coach: Scott Craig

Best Of New York High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip Lions Defeated Yorktown 13-8 In 2009 New York State Semifinal Matchup (Video)


New York State Semifinal game between West Islip (Section 11) and Yorktown (Section 1). The Lions rolled 13-8 en route to Rochester, where they took the Class A state title against Orchard Park (Section 6) 10-5.

National High School Boys Lacrosse: West Islip Boys Lacrosse (NY) Is Lacrosse Magazine’s #1 Boys Lacrosse Team In Nation For 2009


West Islip senior Ian Braddish works upfield against Hicksville in the Long Island championship game. Braddish helped the Lions to a 22-1 season and third New York state title in four seasons.

West Islip senior Ian Braddish works upfield against Hicksville in the Long Island championship game. Braddish helped the Lions to a 22-1 season and third New York state title in four seasons.

Maybe it’s not a dynasty quite yet — and who knows what that means these days? — but West Islip’s recent accomplishments are certainly hard to ignore.

The Lions won their fifth straight Suffolk County title this spring, then added their third New York Class A championship in four years to firmly establish the program as one of the nation’s elite. The Lions finished with a 22-1 record and were realistically just seven seconds away from a perfect campaign.

Led by 19 seniors and eight returning starters, West Islip began the season with some lofty expectations. Coach Scott Craig knew that great things were possible, but so was great disappointment.

“There was a lot of hype surrounding our team, but these guys hadn’t accomplished anything yet,” explained Craig. “The thing that was going to trip us up was our own egos.”

After an 11-0 start, the only stumble of the year came in a midseason overtime loss to rival Ward Melville, which scored an unlikely game-tying goal with seven seconds left in regulation. Most observers, including both coaches, agreed that West Islip let one slip away.

“We blew it in some respects,” said Craig.

To their credit, the players quickly regrouped following that game. They handled the pressure that comes with being the favorite and produced a dominating season, capped by a 10-5 win over Orchard Park in the state final.

The championship run also afforded West Islip a second chance against Melville four weeks after the initial loss. The Lions easily avenged their only loss with a decisive 9-5 victory in the Suffolk County championship game.

“It was probably a good thing that we lost to Melville the first time,” said senior defenseman Mike McCormack. “It gave us a little more focus and passion to win the state championship.”

McCormack (Yale) and fellow senior Scott Mattera (Cortland State) anchored a defense that mercilessly throttled opponents and hit its peak following the midseason loss.

The Lions were equally impressive on offense. Paced by junior Nicky Galasso, Newsday’s Player of the Year who led all of Long Island with 136 points, they scored in double-figures in every game except the two against Ward Melville.

Craig is proud of his team’s response to the challenge he issued in the wake of the first Melville game.

“It’s not about the opponent,” he told them. “It’s about you. Every day, you either get better or you get worse.”

Looking back now, the option they chose is pretty clear. In our opinion, there was nobody better in 2009.

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