Written by Brian McCormack, Editorial@Antonnews.com Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
On May 22, for the first time ever, the Port Washington Red Hots 7th grade lacrosse team played in the LISGYL Long Island Lacrosse Championship. Their opponents were from Cold Spring Harbor, two great teams playing a great lacrosse game. The Red Hots battled back not once but two times in the game and with only 19 seconds left, scored the tying goal that was called off because of a crease violation. The final score was Cold Spring Harbor 11, Red Hots 10.
“The “never give up” attitude of the girls is what has made the Red Hots program so successful. Our greatest accomplishment as coaches would be if our girls take this attitude with them and continually apply it to other challenges they will face throughout their lives” said Coach Brian McCormack. “Our Red Hots embrace the whole concept of team.” “We emphasize that in a team everyone must play roles in a game.
There are so many different important aspects of a game. When opportunities present themselves, a winning team will capitalize on them and our girls do.” The Reds Hots’ hard work in the spring and winter paid off with victories over other powerhouse programs, including Manhasset, Garden City, North Shore and Long Beach to get to the Long Island Championship.