I thought you had to show up to both nights of UA tryouts to make the team. What a joke! That team was picked and influenced way before tryouts started. The kids even heard someone (adult) say it at all star game. Same old lacrosse BS
Unfortunately, the 1st night of UA Tryouts conflicted with both the Nassau County and Suffolk County Lacrosse Awards dinner events. If you look at the Highlight Roster you will see at least 2 All-Americans as well as All-County (mostly 2X all-county) for most other public school kids on the team. As leaders on their respective teams it was important for them to be at these events.
So do you think all of these kids (who are likely the best kids on LI) not be eligible due to the conflict?
Yes, it's called accountability. You can't post specific rules to the tryout and not follow it. Conflicts happen all the time for various reasons. Choices have consequences, no matter how noble or legitimate they may be.