The quest for a sixth state championship begins March 27 as the West Islip High School boys lacrosse team kicks-off the 2013 season against Connetquot.
Coming off a memorable season in which the Lions went 22-1 and won its fifth New York State Class A title over the past seven years, West Islip will again be facing some familiar foes throughout the spring.
On March 30, Catholic league powerhouse Chaminade returns to West Islip. The Flyers handed the Lions the team’s only loss in 2012.
The big rivalry games for West Islip are in late April. The Lions travel to Smithtown West on April 23 and welcome Ward Melville to Lions Path on April 29.
Stay with Patch throughout the spring for coverage of the defending state champsDate Game Time March 27 West Islip @ Connetquot 4 p.m. March 30 Chaminade @ West Islip 12 p.m. April 3 Sachem North @ West Islip 4:30 p.m. April 5 Half Hollow Hills West @ West Islip 4:30 p.m April 9 West Islip @ Smithtown East 4:30 p.m. April 11 West Islip @ Walt Whitman 4:45 p.m. April 13 Ridgewood @ West Islip 1:30 p.m. April 15 Northport @ West Islip 4:30 p.m. April 17 Hauppauge @ West Islip 4:30 p.m. April 23 West Islip @ Smithtown West 5 p.m. April 25 West Islip @ Half Hollow Hills East 4 p.m. April 29 Ward Melville @ West Islip 4:30 p.m. May 2 West Islip @ West Babylon 4 p.m. May 4 Sachem East @ West Islip 2 p.m. May 7 Riverhead @ West Islip 4:30 p.m. May 10 West Islip @ Bay Shore 4 p.m.