As the saying goes, you can only win a first-ever championship once, but in Lauren Maksym’s case, that is not entirely true. She has now done it twice. As a Farmingdale High School senior (2009), Maksym, a high school All-American and Long Island player of the Year, helped lead her Farmingdale Lady Daler’s to an undefeated season and their first-ever state championship.
On May 26, the University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse team made history by defeating the University of Maryland, in triple overtime, in what would be the longest NCAA Division 1 Championship game ever played in the sport. Giving UNC their first-ever national championship title in program history. The Tar Heels progressed to the championship game by previously defeating reigning National Champion Northwestern in a semi-final game. Maksym (2013), a goalie, on the UNC team, helped lead the Tar Heels to an 18-3 season.
The Farmingdale Devils U9 travel baseball team continued its summer campaign with four wins this week. The team is presently 5-0 in the Plainedge Tournament and 3-2 in the A-division of the East Meadow Tournament. This week the boys had their hitting shoes on with solid wins over East Meadow 13-2, Whitestone 14-2 and 11-2. The team is also competing in the 3rd Annual Farmingdale Baseball 9-11 Memorial Tournament.
The Farmingdale Extreme U-12 girls soccer team has won the championship game for the Long Island Cup Final at Stony Brook University. The girls won in a shootout and played “extremely” well. Congratulations to Coach Joe, Krista, Jessie, Nicolette, Gianna, Sydney, Coach Denise, Maddie, Bailey, Danielle, Megan, Erin, Isabel, Emily, Kelly, Casey, Samantha and Trainer Jaime (not pictured).
Women runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join on the track at Farmingdale High School on Saturday, July 13 for the 30th annual edition of the Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5K Run.
The 5K Run will be preceded by the free “Little Women’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run” for future Olympians under the age of 12, and each finisher in the Fun Run will receive a medal when she crosses the finish line.
Register online at glirc.org or call 516-349-7646. There is a 50 percent discount for runners and walkers under the age of 16 who pre-register. Day-of-race entry is $25.
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, Councilman Joseph Pinto, Councilwoman Michele Johnson and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr., welcomed players and coaches from the U.S. Military All-Stars and the Long Island Force to John J. Burns Field in Massapequa for the First Annual Supervisor’s Trophy Game.
The Military All-Stars, a team of players with ties to the U.S. Armed Forces came to the Town of Oyster Bay to play against the Long Island Force, a team of prominent Long Island high school baseball players. The U.S. Military All-Stars, who won the game 8-5, tour the nation to promote awareness of the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military.
The 47th annual Celebrity Sports Night at The Viscardi Center in Albertson was held on May 16 to raise funds for educational programs serving children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. The event featured several notable individuals such as former NFL stars Joe Namath and Joe Theismann—both Super Bowl Champions—as well as former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mick Foley.
The event was attended by more than 600 guests, including 35 athletes and celebrities.
Councilman Anthony Macagnone attended Farmingdale Soccer Club’s annual Soccer Day at Ellsworth W. Allen Park. Each year at this event, the Farmingdale Soccer Club awards scholarships to participants who have represented the community well by working hard and displaying a commitment to teamwork.
For months the parents and players had this weekend circled on their calendars. Some players started a count down; they couldn’t wait. The parents checklist was drawn, uniforms, cleats, bathing suits, goggles, blender…check.
Now it was the girls’ turn and they didn’t disappoint. The GU 10 HBC Xtreme, were crowned division champions of the Poconos Cup Memorial Weekend tournament.
The girls went undefeated in their four games to take first place. They played outstanding soccer defeating two New Jersey teams and two Long Island teams.
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