I wanted to send a thank you email to all of our parents for allowing your children to take part in the great sport of lacrosse. As president of RIYLL I hope that all of our players had a great season and will return to our member programs next season (and bring along some friends).
This season our overall roster topped 3,000 players statewide. This was a 10% increase from the 2016 season which is an incredible growth. We were able to welcome East Providence in to the RIYLL and Burrillville and Seekonk’s rosters almost doubled in size from the prior season.
Congratulations to all of the teams that made the playoffs and we hope you enjoyed the new location for the semi-finals and finals at Rocky Hill School. And a BIG congratulations on a job well done to the following teams that are RIYLL Champions for 2017:
Boys 3/4 – Portsmouth Red
Girls 3/4 – Burrillville
Boys 5/6 D1 – East Greenwich
Boys 5/6 D2 – East Bay Blue
Girls 5/6 D1 – Burrillville
Girls 5/6 D2 – CLCF
Boys 7/8 D1 – North Kingstown
Boys 7/8 D2 – Providence
Girls 7/8 D1 – South County
Girls 7/8 D2 – South County
Thank you to Warwick as well for hosting our 3/4 and 1/2 jamborees. It is a big endeavor to put on the jamborees, but those kids love being out on the field for a bunch of games.
The RIYLL Board will continue to work with our member programs over the summer to continue this positive trend in player growth. I would encourage anyone that is interested to step up and help with your local program. As we all know our programs are almost all 100% volunteer based so we need committed parents to continue to step up each year to help our great sport continue to flourish in RI.