Three William Floyd High School varsity lacrosse players – Andrew Bilotti, Jezayd Hall and Noah Taylor – have been selected to participate in the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase, an all-star game featuring the top high school lacrosse players from Nassau and Suffolk counties battling each other for bragging rights and the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches from programs across the nation. To be selected for this prestigious honor, student-athletes had to try out in front of the top 100 college coaches in the nation.
The Colonials, under head coach Desmond Megna, finished their 2019 season with an 8-6 league record (9-7 overall), narrowly missing the playoffs. They were led this season by outstanding performances from Bilotti, Hall and Taylor among many.
Junior Noah Taylor, an All-County attackman this past season, will compete in the Rising Seniors “Nassau vs. Suffolk Class of 2020 Game” on June 21 at 7:30 pm. Coach Megna commented on Noah Taylor’s ascension as one of the top attackers in the county: “The 2020 attack group in Suffolk County is one of the best in the nation,” he said. “For Noah to break through and make this squad is a testament to his work ethic and fortitude. He had an amazing showing in front of some of the top college coaches in the nation.”
Also participating in the Rising Senior game is junior defenseman Andrew Bilotti, team captain and a three-year varsity starter. “Andrew had a dominant spring for us and continued that with a dominant tryout,” said Coach Megna. “He was selected as one of the top five defensemen in Suffolk. He always represents our school and program with class and dignity.”
Sophomore All-Division midfielder Jezayd Hall is a face-off specialist and one of the best in the region who will play in the Rising Juniors “Nassau vs. Suffolk Class of 2021 Game” on June 21 at 6:15 pm at Farmingdale High School. “Jezayd is one of the premier face-off men on Long Island,” said Coach Megna, adding that he won 68% of his face-offs last season. “He is a major Division I recruit.”
In July, these same three student-athletes will travel to Binghamton University for the New York State Regional Lacrosse Tournament to play with and against fellow top high school lacrosse players from across the state.