Top 2022 Players To Watch

Brooke Surace | Midfield |Seaford

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

BS: I began playing lacrosse when I was in fourth grade and was instantly drawn to the game. The advice I would give that little girl is to never give up and always work hard and the results will follow.

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

BS: Being apart of LI Empire has enhanced my game because I have made so many great connections with my teammates and coaches who have helped me grow as a player.  I am very grateful to be apart of such an amazing organization.

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

BS: The first thing I’m going to do post quarantine is get together with my family and friends and  get back on the field playing the game I love!


Parker Surace | Midfield |Seaford

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

PS: I was 10 years old when I first picked up a lacrosse stick. I immediately felt a passion for the game.  The advice that I would give to myself back then would be to practice just as hard as you would play in a game and the hard work will pay off.

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

PS: Being a part of Long Island Empire enhanced my game due to the dedication from all the coaches and players in this organization. My coaches and teammates have always given helpful advice to help improve my play on the field and the teams play as a whole.

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

PS: Post quarantine I plan on getting together with my family and friends and get back to playing lacrosse with my team! 

 


Alexandra Whitmore | Midfield | Plainview JFK

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

AW: I would tell her to keep putting in as much effort as possible. Playing with extremely talented girls can be intimidating but I would tell her to keep rising to the challenge. 

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

AW: It has been amazing getting to play with all of these talented girls on Empire and I think it’s really helped me improve as a player. 

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

AW: The first thing I’ll do post quarantine is go to my high school lacrosse field and shoot around with my friends


Emma Guzowski | Goalie | Calhoun

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

EG: I would have told myself to not let one moment define the whole game. 

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

EG: The coaching that I have received with LI Empire has improved my game tremendously mainly with clears, eye-hand coordination, and footwork. 

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

EG: The first thing I am going to do post quarantine is go to a field and throw around with some of my other teammates. 


Gia Stamatelo | Goalie | MacArthur

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

GS: Always try your hardest. Practice makes perfect. 

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

GS: Being surrounded by such amazing athletes and coaches made me the player I am today. 

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

GS: Play Lacrosse! I can’t wait to get back on the field with my teammates and kill it! 


Maeghan Callow | Midfield |Plainedge

 

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

MC: If I were able to give advice to my myself when I first started playing lacrosse I would tell myself to get on the wall and practice everyday. I would also tell myself to improve my left hand skills to be the best that I can.

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

MC: Being apart of the Empire 2022 team pushed me to be the best I could be by elevating my game, learning new plays and playing with new people. The coaching and support we receive helps to make us all better players. We are all very close on the team and are always pushing each other to be be the best we can be. 

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

MC: The thing I miss most prior to the quarantine is spending time with my family. The first thing I’m going to do post quarantine is visit my Grandparents and give them a big hug. 


Kaitlyn Smith | Midfield | Mepham

LI E: Remember back to when you first started playing… What advice would you give that little girl?

KS: Keep trying even things are difficult 

LI E: How has your time being a member of LI Empire elevated or enhanced your game?

KS: I am looking forward to joining the Empire 2022 team this year and contributing in any way I could to help the team succeed.

LI E: What is the first thing you are going to do post quarantine?

KS: See my friends