Lacrosse

May 31, 2024

2024 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame continues to grow its mission and purpose and welcomed a record-setting attendance at its 2024 induction ceremony at Flowerfield in […]
February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Add Suffolk HOF Logo to Vintage Truck

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is honored that its logo is featured on the vintage racing truck of the Forty Thieves from Patchogue’s Van Guard […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Announces Class of 2024 Inductees on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra

Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in studio with Fox 5’s Tina Cervasio on Sports Xtra to announce the Class of 2024! […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class of 2024, which will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for May 30 at Flowerfield […]
January 21, 2024

From the Archives: 2001 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame archive drop is from our 2001 induction ceremony featuring some heavy hitters! That year’s induction ceremony included: Rob Burnett, […]
January 8, 2024

Wrestling Legend Jumper Leggio Gone at 89

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of local wrestling legend Jumper Leggio, who died on January 5. He was 89. A Bay […]
January 4, 2024

1995 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Archive

The beauty of having 34 years of history through the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is you might find old images or paperwork in the archives […]
December 23, 2023

Gregg Giannotti Learns of Suffolk HOF Induction at The Paramount

WFAN producers only told Gregg Giannotti there would be a surprise for him during the Boomer and Gio LIVE show at The Paramount in Huntington. Gio […]
December 21, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Sponsors Section XI Student-Leadership Conference

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame was a proud partner of the Section XI Nick DeCillis Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. The conference was organized by Center Moriches […]
November 17, 2023

Suffolk Hall of Fame Historical Markers Featured by SABR

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro penned a column through the Society of American Baseball Research about baseball history in Suffolk County related […]
November 16, 2023

Suffolk HOF Historical Markers Recognized on Google

HOF ON GOOGLE: All four of our Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame historical markers have been added to the Google Maps registry. If you’re ever […]
October 18, 2023

Suffolk Hall Places 4th Historical Marker in Lindenhurst where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Played

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame placed its fourth historical marker at the location where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played a barnstorming game in Lindenhurst […]
August 18, 2023

Chris Higgins Receives Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque at The Rinx

Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 14 years in the NHL and spent many early mornings as a kid skating at The Rinx in Hauppauge. It was […]
July 3, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Named to Long Island Power List

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro was named to the 2023 Long Island Power List by Long Island Press. Citing his leadership and […]
May 23, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored with Induction

The 2023 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction class was honored on May 18, 2023 at East Wind in Wading River, N.Y. Congrats to all honorees! […]
January 21, 2024

2010: West Islip Boys Lacrosse

The West Islip boys lacrosse program was recognized as the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Special Recognition Inductee in 2010. This program has become the modern […]
June 13, 2023

Wassell Foote, Missy

Missy Wassell Foote Induction Year: 2023 Location: Ward Melville Category: Lacrosse & Coaching As the head women’s lacrosse coach at Middlebury College from 1978 through 2015, […]
June 12, 2023

Turri, Justin

Justin Turri Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Lacrosse & Coaching  A former West Islip standout, Justin Turri was a four-year starter at Duke and […]
May 31, 2023

Flanagan, Ryan

Ryan Flanagan Induction year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Lacrosse, Pro Athlete A West Islip native, Ryan Flanagan was a three-time All-American and NCAA Defenseman of […]
May 27, 2023

Bowler, Mike

Mike Bowler Induction Year: 2023 Location: Rocky Point Category: Lacrosse and Coaching Mike Bowler was the head coach of Rocky Point Lacrosse for 48 years. He […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, John

John Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Wrestling, Gymnastics and Coaching Location: Bay Shore Inducted with wife Allison. Together they were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, Allison

Allison Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Field Hockey & Coaching Location: Bay Shore inducted along with husband, John. They were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
May 31, 2022

Jones, Myles

Myles Jones Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse & Pro Sports Location: Walt Whitman MYLES JONES Lacrosse star from Walt Whitman High School. He helped Duke win […]
May 20, 2022

Apuzzo, Samantha

Samantha Apuzzo Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse Location: West Babylon One of the most decorated athletes in Boston College history, Sam Apuzzo is now an assistant […]
June 4, 2021

Guido, Tony

Tony Guido Induction Year: 2021 Location: Rocky Point Sport: Lacrosse Tony Guido is a Rocky Point native an All-American and All-Ivy lacrosse player at Yale. Guido […]
May 28, 2021

Spallina, Joe

Joe Spallina Induction Year: 2020 Location: Rocky Point & Stony Brook Sport: Lacrosse One of the most successful lacrosse coaches to come from Suffolk County, the […]
May 15, 2021

Acompora, Louis J.

Louis J. Acompora Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Lacrosse Louis J. Acompora of Northport, N.Y. died on March 25, 2000 from a blow to his […]
June 12, 2019

Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse

Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse Induction Year: 2019 Category: Lacrosse / Special Recognition  Location: Ward Melville The Ward Melville boys lacrosse program is one of the most […]
May 17, 2018

Smith, Shannon

Shannon Smith Induction Year: 2018 Category: Lacrosse Location: West Babylon Shannon Smith, a three-time first-team lacrosse All-American who is among the most decorated players in the […]
March 2, 2018

Byers, Jill

Jill Byers Induction Year: 2016 Category: Lacrosse Location: Northport Jill Byers graduated from Northport High School in 2005, where she played three sports: soccer, basketball and […]