Player’s perspective: Ilchert, West Islip (NY) eager to return to championship form


West Islip’s mission for 2014 is as clear as could be. After all, the Lions are coming off a 12-6 season in which their run of nine straight Suffolk County (N.Y.) championships and 11 straight Section 11 title-game appearances came to an end. WI’s title run ended with a 12-4 loss to Smithtown East 12-4 […]

Hard-nosed and versatile Moynihan of West Islip (NY) headed to Quinnipiac


Michael Moynihan epitomizes the type of player that has helped West Islip emerge as one of the most successful high school program in the nation the last decade. The Lions are known for their hard-nosed style of play with versatile players tailor-made for that brand of lacrosse. Meet Michael Moynihan. The rising senior for WI […]

Penn State reels in another LI 2016 standout in WI’s Smith


If you’ve been following along as the news of each new commitment has been reported on our new “Lacrosse Insider” special coverage section, then you already know that the phrases “Penn State” and “Class of 2016” have become synonymous the last week when it comes to tristate recruiting. It started when Joe Lombardi broke the […]

Epic Moments: Bobby Rushton, former West Islip (NY) and Sacred Heart University (CT) midfielder

view and Epoch Lacrosse have teamed up for a new feature at in which lacrosse standouts share their epic high school memories. West Islip High School has become synonymous with boys lacrosse success. Both in terms of New York state championships won. Bobby Rushton knows all about both. The 2005 WI graduate helped build […]

Thursday, 3/21: Chaminade opens vs. Massapequa; Defending CT state champ Darien is at John Jay, Yorktown visits Iona Prep, Bronxville visits Smithtown West in scrimmages


Four-time defending CHSAA Division AAA champion St. Anthony’s got its season started yesterday by beating Kellenberg Memorial 12-5. Now it’s Chaminade’s turn. If you’re just tuning in, Chaminade is ranked No. 2 in the Under Armour/ National Rankings. But Chaminade has lost to St. A’s four straight years in the CHSAA title game. So while […]

Marquee LI vs. CT matchups highlight Darien Lacrosse Jamboree


Four defending state champions will be on display on Saturday, March 23 at the annual Darien Lacrosse Preseason Jamboree. They include defending New York state champions West Islip (Class A) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) and defending Connecticut state champs Fairfield Prep (Class L) and Darien (Class M). Here’s the schedule: Darien vs. Shoreham-Wading River, […]