2012 West Islip Championship team wouldnt have gone anywhere without their goalie who is now a 4 year starter and Captain at Brown. Ask anyone who played on that 2012 team and they will tell you to a man that he made all the difference and he was their best and most important player. Yes I agree a superior team can overcome a mediocre goalie, but an outstanding goalie can make a good team a great one.
I will have to agree with you on that, coming off a 2x county championship. Lacrosse is so dynamic. So many factors involved. Sometimes it all comes together due to teamwork and respect. Good luck to all the teams this season. Should be an exciting one! Who wants it?