Youssouf Diamoutene, 15, Harlem Lacrosse intern Jake Robertson, 17, and Sekou Soumahoro, 15, practice before traveling to Randall's Island field for a game on June 22, 2017.
Isaac, 14, is a midfielder who has been playing since Harlem Lacrosse came to his school PS 76 in 2014. Currently he goes to Indian Mountain School in Connecticut and loves his math and science classes.
"Quincy is a testament to the human spirit and really wants to be the best version of himself. There's not a mean bone in his body." -Coach Joel
Neguens "Quincy" Ovincy has been with Harlem Lacrosse since 6th grade when he moved from Florida to Harlem in 2013. He currently attends Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Harlem Lacrosse middle school boys play Lacrosse Club of New York at Randall's Island in Harlem New York on Thursday June 22, 2017.
The middle school Harlem Lacrosse boys team travel by subway and foot bridge to compete.
Richard goes to boarding school in California, which he likes a lot, but is happy to be home with his family and teammates.
Mame Diba, 15, is an attackman who has been playing since 2014 when Harlem Lacrosse came to his school site as a 7th grader.
"They're my second family." —Terrence says about Harlem Lacrosse before getting his eyeblack painted on by Mikkel Reid. Terrence has been playing lacrosse for three years and wears pink cleats in honor of his mom who passed away from breast cancer in 2016.
Harlem Lacrosse works with children who are at most risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach full potential. Since 2011 Harlem Lacrosse students have earned over $15 million in scholarship offers from independent schools and colleges.
Malik Saunders, 14, joins the group huddle where the team chants "family" before heading back on the field.
Michael Peralta, 15, currently attends Christ School in Asheville, North Carolina. While getting ready for a big game Michael likes listening to Kid Ink, Big Sean, and Kendrick Lamar.
James Green, 15, one of the star players of the teams, lays down his jersey before warming ups. During the year James attends Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire and during the summer his mother, Milca, comes to every game with her family to cheer James on.
Isaac runs the ball down the field helping the team beat Lacrosse Club of New York at Randall's Island field.
Jordan Wilson, 15, number twelve and Mikkel Reid, 15, number twenty-three help Jabril Belle-Walker, 13, number twenty-four off the field at the end of the game.