Playoff season is about to begin as the Colonials are coming off one of their most successful spring seasons in recent history with four teams – girls’ lacrosse, softball, baseball, and boys’ tennis – all qualifying for postseason play.
From the very first game of the season, the William Floyd girls’ varsity lacrosse team have proven themselves to be among the best in all of Suffolk County. Under the leadership of head coach Paul Vassallo, the Colonials wrapped up a tremendous regular season with an overall record of 13-3 (11-3 Division I record), securing them the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye.
The Colonials started their season red hot at 4-0 and did not look back. With a dominating win over Smithtown East and other key victories over Commack and Huntington, the Colonials have their sights set on making a serious run this season. That run begins at home on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 pm as the No. 3 ranked Colonials host No. 6 Huntington in the opening round of Section XI’s Division I playoff bracket. (Head Coach Paul Vassallo)
It was an outstanding season for the Colonials! From start to finish, William Floyd also proved that they are one of the top teams in Suffolk County. Highlighted by key wins over Riverhead and Sachem East, the Colonials finished the regular season with a 12-5 overall record, (9-5 League I.)
In Section XI’s AA bracket, the No. 6 ranked Colonials will host No. 11 Longwood in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex. This is a double-elimination tournament. (Head Coach Fred Luhrs)
The varsity baseball team showed their drive and determination by not allowing a slow start to derail their season. The Colonials turned it on late with five-straight wins to push their overall record to 11-9 (9-9 in League I), including a series sweep of Central Islip by a combined scored of 40 to three including a no-hitter. With seven wins in their last eight games, the Colonials are playing their best baseball of the season.
In Section XI’s AA bracket, the No. 8 ranked Colonials (11-9) will be tested as they face No. 1 Commack (18-1) on the road on Tuesday, May 17 at 4 pm. This is a double-elimination tournament. (Head Coach Keith Kobasiuk)
The boys’ varsity tennis team once again qualified for the playoffs after finishing their regular season with a 9-7 record in League II. It was an up-and-down season for the Colonials, who hovered around a .500 record throughout, but have the experience and a legendary head coach in Dave Pia to help guide them through the playoffs.
The No. 16 ranked Colonials will host No. 17 Huntington on Tuesday, May 17 at 4 pm, with the winner moving on to play No. 1 Ward Melville the following day. It is a single-elimination tournament so the Colonials will have to win to advance as they look to make some noise in this year’s playoffs. (Head Coach Dave Pia)
Congratulations to all the teams that reached the playoffs and best of luck the rest of the way! Go, Colonials!
- Floyd Academy
- WF High School