The annual Amity Lacrosse Alumni Game took place at Pease Field in Woodbridge Saturday morning, June 18.
Amity Boys Lacrosse Coach Brandon Pepe said, “Many of the former legends of Amity Lacrosse were able to make the game today.”
The matchup between the “Old Guys” — former Amity players from 2005 – 2015, many wearing jerseys or helmets from their college teams — and current Amity Lacrosse players, lasted about an hour. With no scoreboard and only one father of two alumni players seemed to be keeping score.
“We had beautiful weather and it was a great celebration of how far Amity Lacrosse has come over the years,” Pepe said.
Here are some of the alumni who attended:
Jay Binkowski (’09)
Michael Keyes (’11)
Mike Choiniere (’11)
Jesse Kwolek (’15)
Cole German (’11)
Tyler Vallie (’12)
Jake Milner (’15)
James Chapman (’14)
Luke Sacramone (’12)
Joey Choiniere (’14)
Jay Kelley (’11)
Scott Burgess (’09)
Bill Marrone (’11)
Brandon Pepe (’05)
Tyler Pepe (’08)
How Did They Play?
During the brief warmup, the current players seemed pretty confident, as parents laughed at their “trash talk.” They thought the Old Guys would just “run up and down the field.”
That train of thought seemed to fade when Joey Choiniere (Sacred Heart University) [2014 Amity Lacrosse MVP and Athlete of the Year] passed the ball to his brother Mike (Albertus Magnus) [Capital One Academic All American] who seamlessly slammed it into the net.
The game stayed interesting with Kwolek, German, Vallie [a 2016 Captain of the D1 Marist College lacrosse team], Chapman [UConn] and Milner also displaying their best moves. Seemed like old times.
Amity Goaltender Matt Perrotti (at least we all believe it was Matt) did a good job against the Old Guys and the other Young Guys managed to lock in some points too.
Final score… I don’t know 8-3 give or take. It doesn’t matter.
The best thing is that everyone got to see one another again and they had fun.
It’s a shame that none of the Amity Youth Lacrosse players were there to watch and see how it’s done.