Home boys: Lithuanian friends meet again as college foes in the U.S.


Childhood friends from Lithuania They never imagined playing against each other again, especially in the U.S.

But whenever Hofstra plays James Madison, Rokas Gustys of the Pride and Paulius Satkus of the Dukes renew a friendly rivalry that originated in their hometown of Kaunas, ran through China and now resides stateside.

“It’s nice to talk in the mother tongue,” Satkus said. “It’s nice to play against somebody from home.”

Sean Loughlin

Sean Loughlin is a freelance producer based in New York City.