It's probably too late for this year -- the season already started -- but there's no harm in asking.
If you can't make the team this year, make sure you play in a decent summer league and find out about trying out for the college team in the fall.
One decent league in your area is the Pancho Coimbre league, which plays every Sunday in Central Park. It's not the best, but the competition is pretty good, and once you make friends in that league they will tell you about better leagues you also join.
If you're interested in getting private lessons, and can get across the river to NJ, PM me for more info.