By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 11/7/11
RADNOR, Pa. – The Long Island Express won two of three games Sunday in the Quaker Fall LaxFest at Radnor High School.
The event – which attracted more than 100 college coaches from 90 Division I, II and III schools – featured 16 of the top club teams from the East Coast and included two other Long Island teams, the Sting and For the Love of the Game. Seven of the teams were from the Philly region, two were from New Jersey (Tri-State and Leading Edge), two from Maryland/Virginia (Baltimore Crabs, MadLax), one from Upstate New York (Roadhawks) and one from Canada (Edge).
Most of the players were juniors and sophomores. Each team played three games in the round robin setup.
The Long Island Express finished 2-1 overall, falling to the Duke’s Lacrosse Club of suburban Philadelphia. The Express also defeated Mesa Fresh 2014 and Leading Edge.
Dominick Calisto, a junior defenseman from St. Anthony’s, enjoyed the exposure and competition of the event.
“I thought I did pretty well,” he said. “Coming in, I wanted to show all the colleges coaches I had what it takes to get to the next level.
“For not playing together for a while I thought we played pretty well. We played hard. It’s great to get better competition; it only makes you better.”
Other players commented:
Midfielder Mike Curry, junior from St. Anthony’s:
“It was good to have all that competition,” “It helps you work on just being more aggressive on groundballs and dodging better.”
Attackman Dylan Molloy, junior from St. Anthony’s committed to Brown:
“I knew I’d be up against some good competition. As a team we played well; we moved the ball and had nice looks. The defense also played well. The loss to Duke’s was a tough game, but we did well overall.”
Midfielder/face-off specialist Kris Clarke, a junior from Chaminade committed to Hofstra:
“I just wanted to get some good competition and get some rust off, gets some reps in and have fun with the team. The competition was great. You had a team from Virginia, the best kids from Pennsylvania, the Crabs from Maryland; so you’re playing the best competition here. As a team I think we did really well. We played as a team and shared the ball and distributed it.”