Lizards Rebuilding Roster After Hyped Season Fizzles

November 19, 2013

A lot went right in head coach Joe Spallina’s first year leading the (then) Long Island Lizards. A lot went wrong in his second year with the New York Lizards. Still, the roster (on paper) is littered with MLL All-Stars and difference makers. Another busy off-season of impactful moves saw management address questions at the midfield, bring in another threat on attack, and add some veteran leadership. Here is a…

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Will Crotty Bring Lizards to Promise Land?

November 12, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Lizards are the talk of the offseasons’ biggest moves. First, they sent veteran midfielder Stephen Peyser to the Ohio Machine in exchange for john Austin and the 13th overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft. Austin can be a good complimentary piece on New York’s midfield but he is not expected to blow anyone away. The former University of Delaware and Shoreham, NY…

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Bocklets Lift Denver to 13-0

August 5, 2013

In front of his family and 5,100 fans at James M. Shuart Stadium, Chris Bocklet had one of his best performances of the season. Denver’s leading scorer tallied three goals and three assists, including four points in the second half, to keep the Outlaws perfect season intact with a 13-10 win over New York. With the victory, Denver remains undefeated, improving to 13-0 on the season. They will look to…

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Future of Lizards Needs to be Evaluated

August 3, 2013

Two years ago the then-Long Island Lizards hit the reset button after failing to make the playoffs. The organization departed with longtime veterans, such as Brian Spallina, Nicky Polanco, Chris Fiore, Stephen Berger and Tim Goettleman. Enter a young core of new faces, like Matt Gibson, Tommy Palasek, CJ Costabile, the former Maryland duo of Grant Catalino and Ryan Young, superstar Max Seibald, and veteran Brian Langtry. Oh, don’t forget…

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Lawsons’s Five Goals Lead Rattlers over Lizards

July 28, 2013

Midfielder Dave Lawson scored five goals, including the game tying tally with 5:14 remaining in the game, while short stick defender Steve DeNapoli buried the go-ahead goal a minute later. Rochester would hold on to win 13-12 over New York at Shuart Stadium. With the win, the Rattlers remain in playoff contention, eliminating the Lizards in the process. Lawson proved difficult to stop from the start. John Ranagan struck first…

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MLL: Lizards Look to Stay Alive

July 26, 2013

New York returns home after a difficult four game road trip that potentially dropped them out of the playoff race. Now playing for pride, and possibly jobs, the Lizards will host the Rattlers Saturday night at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. Sitting at 3-8, head coach Joe Spallina’s squad has not been on the same wave length. Their last outing in saw them drop a 13-11 decision in Charlotte. The usual…

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Hounds Search For Playoff Berth vs Lizards

July 20, 2013

With the All-Star break over, the final push for MLL Championship Weekend has begun. The Lizards play their final road game down in North Carolina against a feisty Charlotte squad. Currently sitting at 3-7, New York must run the gambit to reach the postseason. Meanwhile, the Hounds (4-6) are searching for the organizations first ever playoff berth. The last time these two teams met on Long Island, Charlotte stole a…

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MLL: Nationals Look to Rebound

June 13, 2013

Approaching the halfway mark of the Major League Lacrosse season, there is still plenty of time left for teams to rise and fall. New York hopes to begin their climb up the standings, but in order to do so, it has to start on Thursday night at Randall’s Island’s Ichan Stadium against the Hamilton Nationals. On the other side, the Nationals look to bounce back from their first loss of…

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Lizards Blown Out at Home by Bayhawks

June 7, 2013

Under the rainy skies of Ichan Stadium on Randalls Island, the New York Lizards took on the Chesapeake Bayhawks in round two of their seasonal match-ups. It was the first game ever to be played in New York City, yet the opposition felt more at home that night. The defending MLL Champions put a stranglehold in the second and third quarters as they dominated both sides of the field. New…

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