Lady Falcons Win First-Ever Division 1 Lacrosse Championship


By Niall Fitzgerald

The Oak Neck Bayville/Locust Valley Falcons Girls 7th grade Lacrosse team won the first ever Long Island Division I Championship this past weekend against the Manhasset Indians. The Lady Falcons held on to win an exciting 10-9 game. It was a complete team effort. Goals were scored by Lilly DeNatale (4), Lila Archer (2), Lilly Silveria (2), Tessa Matozzo (1), and Elizabeth Vitale (1). Emery De Lauzon had 8 huge saves in the win. This will end this groups Youth PAL experience - but what memories they will have. Most of the girls started playing together in kindergarten and 1st grade and have worked extremely hard to improve through the years. They were the first team within Oak Neck boys or girls to play in Division I and have always carried themselves and represented our community with class. The team has been coached by Andrew DeNatale, Brian Farren, and Frank Matozzo from the very beginning.

Youth lacrosse is not just about the wins and losses - and Oak Neck is very focused on player development. But this was an extremely exciting accomplishment finishing at the top of Long Island for their age group. This year's victory will hopefully inspire younger girls to follow in their footsteps. If your child would like to play lacrosse, please reach out to oakneckfalcons.org for more details.