Great coaching at Smithtown West ... WOW
Smithtown west was overrated and exposed. Just not at the same level as WM
Not sure about that as West didn't even crack the top 25 in the National pre season rankings whereas W Melville was top 5 in under armour's poll and top 10 in US Lacrosse Mag? That's pretty much being Grossly Over rated Thank Goodness Melville's goalie single-handedly winning 60% of their games for them Heck if the kid plays great again this coming season they just may finish over .500?
You are correct and the original poster is wrong: WM was grossly overrated going into the season. And SW was overlooked and underrated. But you need to get over pre-season rankings because you had a chance to knock out the defending champ when it mattered most and didn't get it done. To say the WM goalie (as good as he is) "single - handedly" won over 60% of their games means you didn't watch many WM games this year, your kids play club ball together so he's the only kid on WM to whom you will give credit, or you believe what you read in the Newsday wrap ups where he is the only kid on WM to whom they give credit. Speaking of next season, good luck when you don't have a super-elite fogo. Coming on here and whining about meaningless pre-season rankings only makes us enjoy that OT win even more. "We are Smithtown West, we have a 3:1 possession advantage in every game and still cant get to the LIC! Life after CC, what do we do now?! Whah, its our coaches fault, whah! Now i have to sit at my kid's travel tournaments with those horrible WM people knowing we talked smack all year and lost, whah!" Shoulda, woulda, coulda - didn't!
Lastly, congrats to Pequa for winning the states. They were the much better team in the LIC and it had nothing to do with the refs at all - that's nonsense, for those posting otherwise on this thread. They completely dominated us from whistle to whistle and WM folks know that if they are being honest with themselves.
Reply as you see fit, but it will be to an empty house - moving on to the next phase now. Goodbye BOTC, it was fun.