The Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association recently honored four members of Glen Cove High School’s Big Red boys lacrosse teamand Rob Field of Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse for their fine work both on and off the lacrosse field.
Seniors Geoffrey Field and Sean Morrissey were named to the All-Conference Team. Field led Glen Cove in assists for the past three years and will be attending Montclair State this fall. Morrissey, the team’s face-off specialist, had a fantastic 73 win percentage, in addition to leading the midfield in scoring, and will attend King’s College.
Michael Hatala, an honorable mention All-County player, led the team in scoring the past three seasons, scoring 43 goals this season alone, including the 100th of his career. Hatala will attend Susquehanna College.
Brandon Leon served as cover defenseman and was named to the All-County team. Known for his take-away ability, he led the team in takeaways and groundballs and ranked among the top scoring defenders in the county with seven goals scored. Leon will be attending Molloy College in the fall.
The boys were also given awards for the work in the classroom. Morrissey and Hatala were named to the Academic All-Conference team and Leon to the Academic All-County team.
Rob Field was awarded the Harvey Cohen Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have donated service to both the Jr. League and high school lacrosse programs. In addition to his many years of service as a coach in the Jr. Lacrosse Program, Rob Field has been instrumental in bringing LaxFest to Glen Cove. LaxFest, a full day of lacrosse that features all the teams in the Glen Cove Jr. League, including second-grade girls, second-grade boys, upper elementary boys, the high school’s boys junior varsity and varsity and girls varsity, which culminates with an alumni game, featuring former players and coaches from both the junior league and high school.