Summer Lacrosse on Long Island


Aidan Kellachan, Staff Writer, Staff Writer

With no spring season and maybe no summer lacrosse due to COVID-19, Long Islander laxers are left wondering what the future is for boys’ lacrosse.

 The Long Island Lax Fest, one of the biggest lacrosse events in the tri-state area, is still hosting the Fest this year its 10th year; it was just pushed back from its original date. MyLacrosseTournaments will hold the Girls L.I Lax Fest August 7-9 and the Boys L.I Lax Fest August 14-16.  It seems like this is the new wave for Long Island summer lacrosse. 

Though it’s exciting the tournament is not canceled, it’s still not the best news for the Class of 2021.  This means it will be harder for them to be recruited by college coaches and scouts. With some tournaments being postponed and some canceled student-athletes wondering what’s next. 

Some showcases are also being either canceled or postponed. These lacrosse showcases are important lacrosse recruiting events where players compete in front of college coaches from D1, D2 and/or D3 lacrosse programs. Showcases can be great recruiting events in order to stand out versus peers and to make an impression on multiple college coaches. 

The worst part of this pandemic is that no one knows what is really going on, so these postponements might be postponed even more or even canceled.  Unfortunately, these athletes might have practiced all their life not to even get recruited.  It is upsetting considering how much their parents have spent in tournaments and showcases for their kids to not even play in college.

All we can do is remain hopeful that COVID-19 cases will continue to decline and laxers can get back playing the game they love.