A fundraiser to benefit the Huntington High School boys’ lacrosse program will be held on Sunday, January 21 from 1-5 p.m. at Christopher’s Courtyard Cafe in Huntington Village.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $50. (Cash is preferred.) Unlimited refreshments and appetizers will be available. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Contact John Hassett at [email protected] for more information. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to benefit this year’s high school boys’ lacrosse program.
All parents, alumni and friends of the program are invited to attend. Blue Devil head coach Kevin Travis and assistant coach Julian Watts along with other members of the Huntington boys’ lacrosse staff will be on hand to meet and greet.
The Huntington varsity is gearing up for what it hopes will be a great season. The team’s returning veterans include Michael Abbondandelo, Nat Amato, Freddie Amato, Sam Bergman, Jaylen Bush, Ryan Buxton, Henry Cartwright, James Duffy, Patrick Durand, Gerard Federici, Ryan Gorecki, Jon Koumas, Luke Luckow, Colby Martin, Christopher Martin, Jordan McCoy, Cole Pillion, Jackson Pitti, Jack Stewart and John Tucker.
Practice officially kicks off on Monday, March 5. Huntington is expected to feature an aggressive style of play. Many players are currently engaged in winter workouts. The program traces its history to 1955 when teacher Donald Loughlin first introduced it to high school students.
Those who have unneeded lacrosse equipment at home are encouraged to bring it to the fundraiser and donate the items to the Devil’s Den, which helps outfit needy Huntington athletes. (If you are willing to donate lacrosse equipment, but cannot make it to the fundraiser, please contact Krista McDonald at either 516-967-4045 or [email protected])
A tentative schedule for the Huntington varsity boys’ lacrosse team has been released by Section XI. The Blue Devils will host scrimmages against Islip (March 14 on the grass field) and Harborfields (March 15) and then engage in a multi-team scrimmage at Veterans Park in Northport (March 17) and at Half Hollow Hills West (March 20) before opening the season with a non-league game at Kings Park on March 24 at 11 a.m.
Huntington opens league play by hosting North Babylon (March 28) and Smithtown East (April 3). League games with Longwood (away on April 5), Copiague (home on April 10), Walt Whitman (home on April 12), West Islip (home on April 14), William Floyd (away on April 18), Smithtown West (away on April 20), Riverhead (away on April 25), Ward Melville (home on April 28), Brentwood (away on May 1), Connetquot (away on May 4), Lindenhurst (away on May 8) and Half Hollow Hills East (home on May 10) will follow. (A non-league game is also scheduled at Comsewogue on Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m.)