The college lacrosse season is in full swing and some former West Islip High School stars are once again having an impact. Throughout the spring season, Patch will provide weekly updates on local players. If we’ve missed someone, e-mail Greg Sleter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll add your favorite player to our weekly watch list.
• Freshman Tom Moore scored his first collegiate goal in Denver University’s 18-10 win over Lehigh on Saturday. His tally put the Pioneers up 1-0. A member of the WIHS class of 2012, Moore scored 60 goals for the Lions during his senior season.
• Quinnipiac sophomore Mike Sagl had three points (2G, 1A) in the Bobcats 9-7 win over Brown on Saturday. Sagl scored his team’s first goal of the season and would later put Quinnipiac up 9-6 with 5:37 remaining in the fourth quarter. One of Sagl’s goals came against former teammate Jack Kelly, a freshman goaltender for Brown. Making his collegiate debut, Kelly made two saves and allowed four goals.
• Marquette University’s men’s lacrosse program made its debut and the team has a decidedly West Islip feel. Six former Lions — Bryan Badolato, Liam Byrnes, Jerry Nobile, Paul Riportella, JJ Sagl and Brendan Smith — are all members of the Golden Eagles. In the team’s first game, and 18-8 loss to Ohio State, Badolato — who scored the first goal in the history of Marquette's men's lacrosse program — had two goals and Smith had an assist.
• The C.W. Post men’s lacrosse team is off to a 3-0 start and several West Islip alumni are enjoying the team’s early season success. Freshman Anthony DeLuca has made the most of his playing time, scoring two goals with three total points, all of which came in the Pioneers 10-6 win over Queens (N.C.) on February 17. Other former Lions on the team are Pat Ryan, Joe Napoli, Scott Mattera and Patrick Burke. Mattera and Burke, both defensemen, have each nabbed 11 ground balls through the first three games.