Our 2019 Elite team began their inaugural summer circuit down at Goucher College for the Baltimore Summer Kick-Off Tournament. On what was a scorcher of a weekend, our boys ended up 3-2 and faced some extremely talented competition.
We defeated Team 91 Maryland, the Breakers and Tristate while falling to True Illinois and FCA on Day 1. Our guys took some time to gel, but steadily heightened their level of play collectively game after game. Progressing, thus became a theme of the tournament, and 2019 Elite made improvements each game.
Alex Keener, Anthony Cimino, and Mitchell Kozak especially stood out amongst the competition, and were selected to the 2019 All-Star Game. Our goalie from Massapequa, Nicholas Squicciarini, was named the player of the tournament by our club for his outstanding performance between the pipes.
The 'Gers performance this weekend proved that not only do they have potential, but they also have the ability to execute on the field. We look forward to more players stepping up to the plate, and more games being won, but not before we put in the hard work at practice that will get us to that goal.
Our boys look forward to some home field advantage this weekend at the Long Island Lax Fest at Farmingdale State College. We will take on the Sound Bucks and LI Express Schreiber Orange this Saturday, 6/17, followed by Pioneer Kings and Fighting Ducks Black on Sunday to round out field play before the playoffs. As always, this weekend's tournament begins this week at practice.
And of course, #RollGers
The 2017 season is now upon us. We have been working hard every Saturday during indoor winter training to improve not only individually, but as a team.
We ask our players to step outside of their comfort zones in order work on their vulnerabilities. This will pay off in the long run, come spring and summer seasons.
We have 4 indoor training sessions left to close off the winter season. Each second of our time in practice is extremely valuable and gives each Dodger the opportunity to learn, apply and improve.
We have already started to see the benefits of our hard work in the off-season. This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our 2021 Elite team participated in the MLK Day Tournament at F14 Sports in Sayville, NY. This was the first time all year that this team competed against another one. After getting used to the rules of the facility and learning how to play together, our boys found their way and played some of their best lacrosse. 2021 Elite ended up advancing to the championship game and were named the MLK Day Tournament Runner-Ups. We couldn't name just one Dodger of the Day, as everyone played a vital role in the team's success. This was an important stepping stone for what should be a successful summer for this team.
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Welcome to our very first blog post! We are excited to share our weekly updates with you on this forum. You can check back every Friday for the latest information on all things Dodgers.
For starters, here is a recap of our awesome fall season:
Our 2019 Elite Team defeated the Carolina Cannons, LI Bluefish, NJLC, Ridgewood, and Tri-State teams and tied Low and Away 5-5 making their record 5-0-1. Dodgers of the Day for our Elite team include Anthony Cimino and Mitchell Kozak. Cimino is a F/O midfielder who scored 2 goals and won 36/41 faceoffs at the FLG Fall Invitational. Kozak is an attacker who had 6 goals and 4 assists at the Adrenaline Tournament.
Our 2019 Select team went undefeated this fall, beating the LI Bluefish and Northport teams at the Hofstra Fall Invitational Tournament. Our Dodger of the Day from our Select team was Odin McLoughlin who had 7 goals and 2 assists.
We are excited to kick off our Winter Training for our 2019 Elite, 2019 Select and 2021 Elite teams this Saturday, December 3rd at Turf Island in Oceanside. We will be teaching our young Dodgers using specialized Division I-like position training. Each player will be personally evaluated by the coaching staff and are given up-to-date reports on their progress throughout the off-season.
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