2007-02-02 / Sports

New York City Housing Authority Lacrosse Kids Victorious In Road Trip To Long Island

The NYCHA players are victorious after defeating Syosset in a very exciting game out at Farmingdale University.The NYCHA players are victorious after defeating Syosset in a very exciting game out at Farmingdale University. The NYCHA, (New York City Housing Authority) lacrosse program are currently participating in the Farmingdale Fall/Winter League. The youngsters are performing quite well and holding their own in our second season in the league.

NYCHA are going up against arguably the best of the best youth (Long Island) lacrosse players in the United States. Head coach Luis Lopez has improved the skills of the players tremendously, as exhibited in the teams play. Presently, we have a record of 3 wins and 3 losses and entering in the 2nd session of the Farmingdale Tourney with a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm.

The participants, who are made up of youth from the New York City Housing Authority community centers, showed their sportsmanship after their 12-10 victory.

Players of the game and there were a few include on offense - Najee Odem, along with the double threat duo of Kaseem Holloway and Khasim Teague, who contributed to the majority of our offense. Defensively, standouts included Lamar Holloway, Brandon Wigley, and outstanding goalie play by Keyon Blake.

NYCHA Lacrosse Head Coach Luis Lopez poses along with a victorious Dominic Valle after the game.NYCHA Lacrosse Head Coach Luis Lopez poses along with a victorious Dominic Valle after the game. Coach Greg Carter, director of the program, said "that for all of our youth that participate, the sky is the limit."

We have tremendous support from the NYCHA and there is a multitude of exciting events coming in the future for this program. NYCHA is looking forward in creating academic opportunities through sports for our youth. The lacrosse team would like to thank Mr. Eric Cumberbatch, Citi-Wide Sports Director for NYCHA along with Mr. Kevin Mcmikle and staff for their tremendous job of keeping our youth focused.

Anyone (youth ages 10-14 years) interested in participating in America's first sport may contact any NYCHA community center for information.

Great game guys.

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