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Long Island Players to Watch: Matt Licciardi, Cold Spring Harbor

Every Tuesday, we will unveil the top 10 players from Long Island for the 2016-17 season. Next up is Cold Spring Harbor lacrosse standout Matt Licciardi.

Memorable Mondays: Top LI exciting endings from 2015-16

In Week 3 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five exciting endings from 2015-16 on Long Island.

Memorable Mondays: Top LI teams from 2015-16

In Week 2 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five teams from 2015-16 on Long Island.

2016 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Find out who was named to the MSG Varsity All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

2016 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team

Meet the Long Island boys lacrosse players who earned All-Long Island first team honors by MSG Varsity

Underclassmen show off for recruiters at LI Lax Fest

National championship runner-up Maryland, No. 4 Albany and No. 10 Duke were a few of the many top schools represented with coaches at the showcase. More than 400 club teams ranging from third grade to high school came from 33 states to get exposure, said George Breres, one of the event’s directors.

LI All-Star Game showcases unselfishness

In Friday night’s Rising Senior game that was part of the annual Long Island Lacrosse Showcase, teamwork as much as talent was on display in Suffolk’s 12-8 victory over Nassau before a crowd of more than 300 at Farmingdale State.

2016 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Check out the players selected to MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention Team.

2016 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse First Team

MSG Varsity presents the sixth annual All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Team, honoring the best players by position in the tri-state area

Final Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (6/14)

Darien finishes atop the Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll. Find out who joins the Blue Wave.

Final power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (6/14)

St. Anthony's finished atop the Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings. Find out who else made the cut.

No. 4 Ward Melville falls in NYS Class A final

Ward Melville came up just short, losing to Victor, 7-5, in the New York State Class A final Saturday afternoon at Middletown High School, but the Patriots can be proud of the journey they went on.

Back-to-back: Cold Spring Harbor captures NYS Class C title

Licciardi and his teammates cruised to a 15-4 win over Penn Yan to win a second straight state title Saturday at Middletown High School.

Munoz paces No. 4 Ward Melville in 'A' semis

Seven players accounted for a season-high 16 goals as Ward Melville defeated Lakeland-Panas, 16-6, in the New York State Class A semifinal Wednesday night.

Shoreham-Wading River falls in B semis

Yorktown’s defense slowed down the Wildcats offense and Shoreham-Wading River was victimized by costly mistakes in a 7-6 loss to the Huskers in the New York State Class B semifinals at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Pleasantville drops hard-fought NYS semi to Cold Spring Harbor

Pleasantville drops a hard-fought 12-10 game to Cold Spring Harbor in Wednesday's NYS Class C semifinal at Hofstra University.

Twinning: Emburys lead Yorktown past SWR

Yorktown twins Hunter and Jamison Embury combined for seven points in the Huskers’ 7-6 NYS Class B semifinal win over Shoreham-Wading River on Wednesday at Hofstra University.

Strough leads Cold Spring Harbor in 'C' semis

It wasn’t as easy Wednesday night, but Cold Spring Harbor got the win again, beating the Panthers, 12-10, at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. The defending state champions advance to Saturday’s final at Mid

Lakeland/Panas falls to mighty Ward Melville in NYS final four

Lakeland/Panas falls to Long Island champ Ward Melville, 16-6, in Wednesday’s NYS Class A semifinal at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (6/7)

Ward Melville is flying high after beating Syosset in the Long Island Class A final. Where does Mike Quick have the Patriots in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys lacrosse poll? Find out now

Cutinella leads Shoreham-Wading River to Long Island Class B title

Kevin Cutinella's five points led No. 16 Shoreham-Wading River to an 8-6 victory over No. 17 Garden City in the Long Island Class B championship.

Twice as nice: CSH wins its second straight Long Island 'C' championship

Kevin Winkoff netted a hat trick and Devin Burdo made 10 saves as Cold Spring Harbor (16-1) defeated Babylon (13-5), 8-5, in the Long Island Class C championship on Saturday.

Ward Melville's defense stops Syosset in Long Island Class A final

Ward Melville's defense held Syosset in check in its 9-5 win in the Long Island Class A title.

Livecast primer: Cold Spring Harbor vs. Babylon, Long Island Class C Final

Cold Spring Harbor (14-1) and Babylon (13-4) are set to go head-to-head in the Long Island 'C" final live from Hofstra University at 3:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live

Livecast primer: Shoreham-Wading River vs. Garden City, Long Island Class B final

No. 16 Shoreham-Wading River meets No. 17 Garden City in the Long Island Class B final Saturday afternoon at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. Watch live on MSG Varsity!

Grillo paces No. 6 Ward Melville to Suffolk crown

On Wednesday night, back at LaValle Stadium, fourth-seeded Ward Melville emphatically changed the ending, blasting third-seeded Connetquot, 13-5, in a stunningly lopsided county final.

In triplicate: Babylon claims Suffolk 'C' title

Gumbardo anchored the defense and Bodie Pitagno paced the offense as Babylon defeated Mattituck, 12-4, to win a third consecutive Suffolk Class C title Wednesday at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.

Miller sparks SWR to Class B championship

Miller’s tally provided a three-goal lead and was part of a mammoth second half by Shoreham-Wading River in an 11-5 victory over Sayville in the Suffolk Class B championship game played at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium on Wednesday.

Lucchesi, defense spark Garden City lacrosse

Lucchesi made seven of his 11 saves in the second half and J.P. Basile scored three goals during a startling fourth-quarter rally as Garden City stunned Manhasset, 7-5, on Tuesday to win the Nassau Class B championship at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

O'Keefe leads No. 5 Syosset to Nassau 'A' title

The Braves captured a second straight Nassau Class A title, beating Massapequa, 18-12, Tuesday night at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (5/31)

Who joins Bridgewater-Raritan in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys lacrosse poll? Find out now

Livecast primer: Mattituck vs. Babylon, Suffolk Class C final

Babylon will attempt to win a third straight Suffolk Class C title when the Panthers take on Mattituck/Greenport/Southold in a rematch of last year’s county final Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium live on MSGVarsity.com.

Licciardi, Winkoff propel CSH to title

Kevin Winkoff scored four goals and Licciardi, Taylor Strough and Riley Cox each produced hat tricks as Cold Spring Harbor defeated Locust Valley, 17-9, to win the Nassau Class C championship at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Livecast primer: Ward Melville vs. Connetquot, Suffolk Class A final

Tri-State powerhouses Ward Melville and Connetquot meet for the Suffolk Class A title Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium live on MSGVarsity.com.

2016 New York State boys lacrosse brackets

Follow all classes of the NYS boys lacrosse tournament on MSG Varsity.

Livecast primer: Massapequa vs. Syosset, Nassau Class A final

The Nassau Class A crown is on the line when Massapequa faces defending champion Syosset from Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.

Power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (5/31)

Who are the top boys lacrosse teams on Long Island this week? Find out now

Tierney leads No. 8 Massapequa to Nassau 'A' final

Led by eight unanswered goals, Massapequa defeated Farmingdale 12-9 in the Nassau Class A semifinals Thursday afternoon.

High-powered offense leads No. 5 Syosset to Nassau Class A final

Syosset had nine different players record a goal in its 18-8 victory over Port Washington in the Nassau 'A' semifinal.

Livecast primer: Farmingdale vs. Massapequa, Nassau Class A semifinals

After playing a thriller in the first meeting, Farmingdale and Massapequa will meet on Thursday with a berth to the Nassau 'A' final on the line. Watch live on MSG Varsity!

Licciardi sparks CSH to Nassau semifinal win

Licciardi was superb with either stick Thursday night, winning 15 of 20 faceoffs, scoring two goals and adding three assists as Cold Spring Harbor blitzed Seaford, 16-2, in a Nassau C semifinal at Hofstra.

No. 7 Ward Melville beats Whitman in 'A' semis

Ward Melville was solid on both sides of the ball, beating Walt Whitman, 9-3, to reach the Suffolk Class A final.

Schmelzinger leads Garden City in semifinal

The Garden City senior, a standout quarterback, wrestler and midfielder, was elusive in scoring two goals with an assist and persistent in battling for loose balls as the Trojans defeated South Side, 9-3, in a Nassau B semifinal at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Oh brother: Connetquot reaches first Suffolk final

GQ Grippo scores overtime winner in 13-12 victory over Smithtown East.

Getting hot: Babylon back in Suffolk 'C' final

The top-seeded Panthers reach the county final for a third consecutive year and will take on second-seeded Mattituck, which edged No. 3 Center Moriches, 11-10, in the other semifinal, at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.

Randell III leads Rams to CHSAA 'AA' downstate title

Fordham Prep defeated Kellenberg 7-5 to win its first CHSAA ‘AA’ downstate championship at Fordham University. It’s the first championship for the Rams since the 2013 CHSAA NYC championship.

Livecast primer: Walt Whitman vs. Ward Melville, Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinals

A ticket to Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium will be punched when Walt Whitman meets Ward Melville in the Suffolk Class A semifinals Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from Dowling Sports Complex live on MSGVarsity.com.

Livecast primer: Port Washington vs. Syosset, Nassau Class A boys lacrosse semifinals

Fourth-seeded Port Washington takes on top-seeded Syosset in the Nassau Class A semifinals Wednesday at 8 p.m. from Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. Watch Live on MSG Varsity!

Livecast primer: Connetquot vs. Smithtown East, Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinals

Two of the top teams in the tri-state clash with a berth in the Suffolk Class A final on the line as Connetquot faces Smithtown East in the semifinals Wednesday at 5 p.m. from Dowling Sports Complex live on MSGVarsity.com.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (5/24)

Kevin Mack has helped lead Manhasset into the Nassau Class B semifinals. But where does Mike Quick have the Indians in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll? Find out now

Power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (5/24)

Dom Pryor helped lead Ward Melville over Smithtown West. Find out where the Patriots are in this week's Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings.

Livecast primer: Kellenberg vs. Fordham Prep CHSAA 'AA' downstate championship

Kellenberg travels to the Bronx to take on Fordham Prep in the CHSAA 'AA' downstate championship.

Livecast primer: Port Jefferson vs. Babylon, Suffolk Class C boys lacrosse semifinals

A berth in the Suffolk Class C final is on the line when Port Jefferson meets Babylon in the semifinals Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.

Snelders leads Comsewogue over Westhampton

Snelders, at 6-1, 230 pounds, is built more like the tight end that he plays for the Warriors in the fall than a typical quick-and-shifty attack. But Snelders blasted from outside and backed his way in for a career high seven goals to lead host No. 3 Comsewogue to a 12-4 victory over No. 6 Westhampton Saturday in a Suffolk B quarterfinal.

Intermesoli’s clutch scoring lifts Sayville in OT

Intermesoli scored in a more traditional fashion later, tying the game with a solo dodge from behind the cage with 38 seconds left and winning it with a similar move 1:48 into overtime as host No. 4 Sayville defeated No. 5 Islip, 9-8, in an exciting Suffolk B quarterfinal. The Golden Flashes will play at No. 1 Bayport-Blue Point on Thursday.

Day’s ‘D’ helps lead No. 11 Ward Melville to semis

On Friday, along with Andrew McKenna and Sean Thornton, he played suffocating and shutdown defense to help lift No. 4 Ward Melville to an 8-4 win over No. 5 Smithtown West in the Division I quarterfinals.

South Side, Garden City advance to 'B' semis

Mike Leake scored four goals as South Side held off Carey, 6-4, in a Nassau Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinal at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Friday night. Two of those goals came on assists from Leake’s best friend, Ryan Langdon, who added two goals as the Cyclones (11-6) advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal against Garden City at Hofstra at 8 p.m.

Perlstein gives Lynbrook late lift over Bethpage

Lynbrook’s junior midfielder won a crucial faceoff and scored the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left to give the Owls a thrilling 10-9 victory yesterday over Bethpage in a Class B-II quarterfinal game at Hof stra’s Shuart Stadium.

Mack, Keogh lead Manhasset in lax quarterfinal

Keogh registered a career-high 10 assists, three of them to Kevin Mack, who scored seven goals, as No. 2 Manhasset defeated No. 3 Wantagh, 17-10, in a Nassau B-II quarterfinal game at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Studdert gets winning OT goal for Hills East

Studdert scored the overtime goal that gave host Half Hollow Hills East an 11-10 victory over Bay Shore in a Suffolk A first-round playoff game Tuesday.

St. Anthony's sweeps Chaminade to win NSCHSAA 'AAA' crown

St. Anthony's completed the sweep of Chaminade, for the first time since 2001, to win the NSCHSAA 'AAA" title, 18-5, Wednesday afternoon.

Livecast primer: Chaminade vs. St. Anthony's

The rivalry continues as Chaminade takes on St. Anthony’s for a third time this season Wednesday afternoon in the NSCHSAA Class AAA title game. Watch live on MSG Varsity Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (5/17)

Fresh off wins over Mountain Lakes and Chaminade, where is Delbarton in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll? Find out now.

Power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (5/17)

Find out who joins St. Anthony's in this week's Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings.

Trinity’s Villari: He scores goals and saves them

For most of the last two seasons, the Holy Trinity senior has been a midfielder. But for some games, Villari has reverted to his freshman and sophomore position of goalie and turned in his short stick for the longer goalie stick with a larger head and mesh.

Madigan guides No. 4 Delbarton over No. 6 Chaminade

Delbarton outscored Chaminade, 4-1, in the fourth quarter en route to a 9-6 victory, its 15th straight.

Livecast primer: Delbarton vs. Chaminade

It’s a late season annual battle of tri-state powerhouses when Delbarton heads to Chaminade Saturday at 1 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com

Tierney’s spectacular goal boosts Bethpage

The play started with the ball in the hands of Mike Carrello, who beat his man with a dodge, drawing Lynbrook’s Zach Barrett, one of the top defenseman on Long Island, away from Tierney, who then scored his sixth goal of the game and 42nd of the season.

No. 10 West Islip clinches regular season title

West Islip held off a late charge by the host Bulls to win, 9-8. It is the Lions fifth one-goal game of the regular season. They won all five.

Madsen twins excel for unbeaten Locust Valley

Joe, the righthanded-shooting senior twin, scored five goals and Mike, the lefty, added four as Locust Valley clinched the Nassau IV league title and remained the only undefeated boys lacrosse team in Nassau County with a 13-8 victory over Seaford on Senior Night. Another senior, Tyler Liantonio, scored a goal and contributed five assists for the Falcons (7-0 in league, 14-0 overall).

Led by Lingner, No. 5 St. Anthony's wins round two

After making a key save in the dying seconds of a one-goal win in Mineola last month, Lingner did it again at Cy Donnelly Field, robbing Regan Quinn with one second remaining to seal a 4-3 victory.

Richardson’s four goals help SJB defeat St. Dominic

Three came in the third quarter, and the last sparked a 21-second, fourth-quarter burst in which his boys lacrosse team scored three times and opened a seven-goal lead in the clinching 15-10 win over St. Dominic.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (5/10)

Where are Smithtown East and Connetquot in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys lacrosse poll? Find out now

Livecast primer: Chaminade vs. St. Anthony's

It’s Round Two of one of the fiercest rivalries on Long Island as Chaminade takes on St. Anthony’s from Cy Donnelly Field Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.

Power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (5/10)

Look who is this week's Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings. It's the Falcons of Locust Valley after a huge win over Cold Spring Harbor.

No. 9 Chaminade cruises past Greenwich

Chaminade cruises to a 14-8 win over host Greenwich on Saturday.

Rooney, DeSimone pace No. 12 Smithtown East

On Saturday afternoon in St. James, the dynamic duo helped lift the Bulls to a 14-12 victory over Connetquot in a battle of Suffolk Division I powerhouses.

Livecast primer: Connetquot at Smithtown East

It’s a Suffolk County boys lacrosse showdown between tri-state ranked squads when Smithtown East hosts Connetquot Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on MSGVarsity.com.

Kempton saves victory for No. 13 Massapequa

Massapequa goalie Tom Kempton racked up 15 saves, including one in the final seconds of play, to lift the Chiefs to a 10-9 victory over Farmingdale on Friday.

Seniors help Locust Valley get past No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor

Locust Valley's Christian Casazza made a save with under a minute left to lift the Falcons to a 10-9 victory over Cold Spring Harbor.

Livecast primer: Farmingdale vs. Massapequa

Farmingdale puts its four-game win streak on the line Friday as the Dalers face off against Masapeequa at 4:15 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

Gavin leads No. 19 Manhasset over Carey

Gavin scored five goals Wednesday, four of them on low shots, all in the first half of host Manhasset’s comfortable 14-6 victory over Carey (3-3) on an unseasonably cool, damp day.

Livecast primer: Locust Valley vs. Cold Spring Harbor

Locust Valley travels to Cold Spring Harbor, ranked No. 1 on Long Island and No. 2 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, Friday evening in a battle of the top teams in Nassau Class C. Watch live on MSG Varsity!

No. 17 West Islip upsets No. 8 Connetquot in OT

In handing the T-Birds their first defeat of the season, West Islip (12-2), ranked No. 17 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, improved to 4-0 in one-goal games this season after going 1-2 a year ago.

Second Nassau Hall of Fame class named

Announced at a press conference Tuesday morning in Mineola, the Class of 2016 includes 11 athletes, eight coaches, six administrators, four officials and two contributors. They will be formally inducted on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club and join the 23 in last year’s inaugural class.

Cotler closes out big win for No. 14 Syosset

On Tuesday afternoon, Cotler did what he does best, evading defenders and absorbing slash after slash for the final 21 seconds to lift Syosset to a 13-12 win over Massapequa at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.

Power rankings: LI boys lacrosse (5/3)

Connetquot is one of two undefeated teams in Suffolk County, but where are the T-Birds in this week's Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings? Find out now.

Livecast primer: Massapequa vs. Syosset

It’s a battle for Nassau Class A supremacy when Massapequa takes on Syosset at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (5/3)

What a week it was for Smithtown West, which beat rival Smithtown East and Ward Melville. Find out where the Bulls are in this week's Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll.

Gibbons, Basile propel Garden City

Finn Gibbons and J.P. Basile were once those kids. On Saturday, they pulled Garden City one step closer to evening the all-time series with a 9-7 Nassau B-I victory at home.

Riley, Varello lead Smithtown West to victory

Riley got his team on the board 41 seconds into the second quarter after a scoreless first and Dan Varello won the ensuing faceoff and ran it up to double the lead six seconds later. The surge helped Smithtown West to a 3-1 win over host Ward Melville in Suffolk I play.

Cappadona lifts Half Hollow Hills East to OT victory

Anthony Cappadona's only goal of the afternoon came at the perfect time, giving Half Hollow Hills East a 12-11 victory over Northport on Saturday.

Fast start paces No. 12 St. Anthony's over No. 20 Yorktown

St. Anthony's scored the game's first four goals in its 9-6 win over Yorktown Saturday afternoon.

Livecast primer: Half Hollow Hills East vs. Northport

Half Hollow Hills East is looking to bounce back after a loss earlier this week, while Northport is anxious to notch its first back-to-back win of the season, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

Livecast primer: Yorktown vs. St. Anthony's

Yorktown, ranked No. 1 in the Hudson Valley and No. 20 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, travels to St. Anthony’s, ranked No. 6 on Long Island and No. 12 in the Tri-State, Saturday afternoon. Watch live on MSG Varsity!

Gebbia in control as Lynbrook downs Wantagh

he senior made 16 of his 19 saves before the break and the attack tandem of Zach LoCicero and Ryan Candel combined for nine goals and five assists as Lynbrook defeated Wantagh, 14-7, in a duel of undefeated teams in Nassau B-II.

No. 16 Chaminade seizes opportunity to defeat No. 9 Massapequa

Joe Carney scored the game-winner in OT as Chaminade went 4-for-4 on man-up opportunities en route to an 11-10 victory over Massapequa on Thursday.

Merle lifts No. 12 St. Anthony's past No. 7 Syosset

Chris Merle's fourth-quarter goal led St. Anthony's to a 7-6 victory over Syosset Thursday.

Livecast primer: Syosset vs. St. Anthony's

Syosset, ranked No. 3 on Long Island and No. 7 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, travels to St. Anthony’s, ranked No. 6 on Long Island and No. 12 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, Thursday afternoon.Watch live on MSG Varsity!

Livecast primer: Chaminade vs. Massapequa

It's a Long Island lax battle as Chaminade and Massapequa, two of the top teams in the Tri-State, face off Thursday at 4:15 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

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