Maverik Lacrosse's founder and president John Gagliardi from Manhasset was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Gagliardi's accomplishments include playing on four championship teams, being selected 11 times as an All-Star in college and professionally, twice being named as an All-American at Johns Hopkins University, being named an All-American at Manhasset High School and playing for Team USA at the Lacrosse World Cup in 1999 and 2006.

Gagliardi's professional playing career began indoors with the New York Saints and the Philadelphia Wings where he won a championship and was selected to the NLL All-Star team.  He also played outdoors professionally for the Long Island Lizards in the MLL from 2001 until his retirement at the end of the 2009 season.

Along with and Jay Jalbert, Gagliardi founded Maverik Lacrosse, headquartered in New York City. It's a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.