Seven Mattituck High School senior athletes put pen to paper on national signing day, securing their collegiate futures. In addition to scratching their signatures, they might as well have also written glowingly about the state of lacrosse on the North Fork. READ
The defending New York State Class D champion Mattituck/Southold girls lacrosse team entered this season with many pieces in place. Among the 17 returning players are 10 with starting experience, so the Tuckers looked to be in a good position to make a run at a second straight state title. READ
Riley and Mackenzie Hoeg are sisters, not twins, but it seems as if they have twin telepathy when they’re on the lacrosse field together. Of course, that’s because they have played together virtually continuously for the past 13 years.
The start to Mattituck/Southold’s girls lacrosse season had a strange ending. Not that the Tuckers were complaining.
Defending New York State Class D champion Mattituck led by as many as three goals Friday, fell behind after three straight Shoreham-Wading River goals and forced overtime. It was then when an odd occurrence settled the outcome of the Suffolk County Division II game. READ
So much looks the same on paper with 17 returning players from last year’s state championship team, including 10 with experience as starters. And yet, coach Matt Maloney sees how things will change for his Mattituck/Southold high school girls lacrosse team.
“Even though we have so many [veteran] players, it will be a different dynamic and a different identity,” he said, referring to players taking on more prominent roles this year. READ
If it hasn’t happened already, former Mattituck/Southold high school girls lacrosse players will be bumping into each other as college teammates and/or opponents in the near future. Three Mattituck seniors have inked national letters of intent for NCAA Division I schools. That will raise the number of Tuckers to go on to play college lacrosse up to 11. READ