West Islip’s lacrosse superstar Kyle Turri, fresh off a world , was honored by the Islip Town Board on Tuesday.
Assemb. Phil Boyle, R-Bay Shore, was also on hand to congratulate the rising Duke University sophomore on behalf of the state.
"It's quite an accomplishment," Boyle said of Turri, the goalie for the USA U-19 lacrosse team. "He was an outstanding athlete at West Islip and now he's an outstanding athlete not only for the United States, but for the entire world."
Boyle, a graduate of Duke arch-rival University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joked that it had to be a big deal "for a Tar Heel to be giving any accolade to a Blue Devil."