If you happen to be watching the 2013 Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic this afternoon, either at Citi Field or at home on ESPNU, you will definitely see some locally home-grown talent from Long Island on the four teams competing in the doubleheader – and most of them wore a Flyers uniform in high school.
There are 40 Long Island players in uniform, eight of them Chaminade High School graduates that will be competing Sunday, two from Colgate, two from Navy and four from Holy Cross. The only team without any Chaminade graduates on it is Michigan.
The players are:
Colgate:10 Matt Clarkson So. M 5'11" 175 Garden City 45 Denis Brown Sr. A 5'8" 160 Point Lookout
Holy Cross:2 Tim Pond Sr. M 5'8" 180 Port Washington 4 John Hannan Sr. M 5'10" 180 Manhasset 26 Matt Ward Sr. LSM 6'0" 155 Massapequa 30 Joe Reilly Fr. M 6'1" 200 Garden City
Navy:14 John Connors Fr. G 6'0" 185 Bellmore 43 Nolan Hickey Sr. G 6'7" 247 Garden City
Colgate downed Michigan 10-7. Clarkson had an assist in the first goal of the fourth quarter off a goal from attacker Peter Baum.
Holy Cross defeated Navy 7-5. Ward posted a team-best six caused turnovers. Hickey made 10 saves in the net while surrendering all seven goals.