When Katie Hoeg committed to the University of North Carolina to play lacrosse, she embraced the challenge. At such a high-level program, Hoeg knew she would be joining a group where every player boasted a long résumé of accolades.
As a standout athlete at Mattituck High School, from which she graduated in 2016, Hoeg was an All-American who tallied more than 500 career points. READ
Wearing a black and gold Adelphi University hat and a gray Adelphi sweatshirt, there is no question where Emily Perry’s allegiance lies.
It can be traced back to when Perry, a goalie for the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school girls lacrosse team, attended an Adelphi camp before her junior year.
Aneisha Scott, a former Riverhead lacrosse player, played on the conference championship winning St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team this spring. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
There’s the attackman who tore her ACL as a senior in high school. There’s the girl from Rocky Point who had never played lacrosse. There’s the goalkeeper who got peppered with goals in high school, losing nearly every game.
The bios of the women who make up the St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team read unlike most championship-caliber squads. They are not the high school All-Americans, the women whose pictures constantly appeared in newspapers, the prolific goal scorers.
They are the diamonds in the rough. (more…)