Long Island colleges hoops outlook 2012-13

Adelphi guard Chris Ranglin celebrates after taking the

Adelphi guard Chris Ranglin celebrates after taking the lead from LIU Post in the closing seconds of the second half. (March 10, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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Adelphi

Last year: 21-9.

Coach: Dom Savino (third season 41-20).

Players to watch: G Cliff Brown (6.4 points, 4.4 rebounds), G Chris Ranglin (5.9 rebounds) F Bradley Simpson (10.7, 5.5) G John Calarco (8.7 rebounds), F Travis Jordan (6-6, Sr.), F Duane Morgan, G Edward Sullivan.

Newcomers: G Anthony Libroia, Helped Holy Cross to the CHSAA AA Championship Game. F Ryan DiNicola, G Sean Crawford, Old Dominion transfer F Nayquann Mitchell.

Outlook: Expecting to again make NCAA Tournament.

 

LIU Post

Last year: 23-6.

Coach: Chris Casey (third season, 44-16).

Players to watch: Sr. G Tobin Carberry, ECC preseason player of the year (17.9, 5.9). F Vaughn Allen ( 15.0, 9.6), F Tyuan Williams (8.6, 7.9), G Billy Butler, G Jonathan Kohler.

Newcomers: G Emile Blackman, G Dillon Burns.

Outlook: Picked first in preseason poll.

 

NYIT

Last year: 11-15.

Coach: Sal Lagano (16th season, 210-215).

Players to watch: G/F Kayvon Roberts (14.8, 5.1), G Dominic Scurry (12.7) G Antoine Brown (10.4), F/C Azel Prather Jr. (9.7, 7.9), G Jahleel Felix (7.8).

Newcomers: C Markus Moore (15.0, 10.0), transfer from Sierra College (Ca.), G Phil Izevbehai, transfer from District of Columbia.

Outlook: Picked fifth.

 

Dowling

Last year: 13-15.

Coach: Steve Hayn (seventh season, 58-111).

Players to watch: G Leon Taylor (6.9), G Corwin Austin (6.7)G Josh Malone (10.0), F Justin Alexander (7.1), G Mervin Springer.

Newcomers: G Darien Davis (Mohawk Valley Community College), C Evan Maxwell. G Mervin Springer, G Darien Davis, F Travon Smith

Outlook: Improvement over last season.

 

Molloy

Last year: 8-19.

Coach: Charles Marquardt (19th year, 177-318).

Players to watch: F John Petrucelli (17.9, 6.6), G Jimmy Nolan (17.2), F Matt McLeod (10.6, 5.2), F Richard Zoller (7.3, 4.8). C Tyler Hammett.

Newcomers: G Brandon Williams, G Maurice Gatson, F/G Kevin Bowles, F/G Patrick Fennell.

Outlook: Trying to climb toward .500.

 

SUNY Old Westbury

Last year: 13-13.

Coach: Bernard Tomlin (12th season, 68-130).

Players to watch: G Kerel Mitchell (16.6), G/F Everard Bisnauth (7.5), G Rashawn McCarthy (9.3, 3.5), F Rob Sanders (5.7, 4.7), F Joshua Hill (4.5, 3.4), G Omari Trebuse (5.2).

Newcomers: C Maxwell Attah, G-F Tyrik Tucker (Grambling).

Outlook: Tough to outplay powerful Farmingdale State.

 

Farmingdale State

Last year: 23-6.

Coach: Erik Smiles (ninth season, 162-64).

Players to watch: F AJ Matthews (22.4, 16.3). Led the nation in rebounds per game and had 26 double-doubles. G Ryan Davis (7.0m 5.3 assists), F Christian Nunez, G Justin Bailey, F Sampson Lawal, F Leo Esonwune.

Newcomers: F Donald Lawes (Cayuga CC), F Neal Fishenden (Molloy), G Abejah McKay, G Wilson Molina.

Outlook: Defending Skyline champion looks to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

 

USMMA

Last year: 12-13.

Coach: Danny Nee (third season, 26-25).

Players to watch: F/G Reed Buck (20.6, 5.1), C Nick Sergio, Jr. (9.7, 6.6), G Zach Karczewski, Jr. (7.2, 4.6), G Michael Farace, Jr. (6.0).

Newcomers: David Smith, Scott Dennin, George Hatzioannides.

Outlook: Led by reigning player of the year, USMMA looking to make a run at the Landmark Conference title.

 

St. Joseph's-LI

Last year: 21-5.

Coach: John Mateyko (12th season, 184-110).

Players to watch: F Cody Lohsen, G Evan Mohammed, G Sean McCarthy.

Newcomers: F Keith Anderson, F Jordan Kowalski.

 

Outlook: Rebuilding, but always a threat.

 

Nassau Community College

Last year: 21-11.

Coach: AJ Wynder (16th season, 298-148).

Players to watch: G Darin Dove (10.3, 5.0), G Josh Rosa (8.5, 5.0 assists), F Claudy Casseus (3.5, 4.0), G/F Kwasean McCaskell, G Cory Alexander.

Newcomers: G/F Jamail Stanley, F Darius Rhodes, G Ibraheem Shamseldin (Herkimer CC).

Outlook: Could be a contender.

 

Suffolk Community College

Last year: 15-11.

Coach: Victor Correa (second season, 15-11).

Players to watch: F Cortrell King (10.0, 6.6), G Nick Gallina, G Blake Evans.

Newcomers: F Chris Milender, G Armand Correa, G Jesse Seymour, F

David McCloud.

Outlook: Hoping to improve on fourth place finish of a year ago.

 

 

 

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NYIT

Last year: 16-13.

Coach: Anthony Crocitto (fourth season, 28-54).

Players to watch: G Nikki Jo Rotolo (13.0), G Rebecca Lynch (12.7, 5.3), G Demitra Apergis (8.1), F Chloe Johnson (7.8. 4.2).

Newcomers: G/F Audrey Knowlton, G/F Dina Ragab, C Charlene Riddick.

Outlook: Picked to finish sixth.

 

LIU Post

Last year: 21-10

Coach: Deirdre Moore (fifth season, 71-46).

Players to watch: G Ashley Caggiano (6.3, 3.6), C/F Nicolette Marciniak (10.5, 9.6), G Chelsea Williams (6.2, 3.5), C/F Samantha Kopp (8.5, 1.4).

Outlook: A notch behind Dowling?

 

Adelphi

Last year: 9-17.

Coach: Heather Jacobs (third season, 17-35).

Players to watch: F Jessica Kitrys (15.8, 7.9), G Sade Jackson (10.3, 5.4), G Kelly Mannix (8.8, 6.1).

Newcomers: F Melanie O'Brien, G Ifeanyi Ofilli, C Grace Elliott, G Tara Flynn.

Outlook: A year for improvement.

 

Dowling

Last year: 22-7.

Coach: Joe Pellicane (10th season, 139-91).

Players to watch: G Connie Simmons (11.8, 6.6), F Julia Koppl (9.3), G Christine Verrelle (8.8, 6.9). Seja Gamble.

Newcomers: F Danielle Wilson, G Nicole Caggiano, G Ashley Gyscek, C Cache Gamble, F/C Danielle Wilson, G Kristina Surlan, G Ashley Gyscek.

Outlook: Selected to finish first.

 

Molloy

Last year: 11-16.

Coach: Tom O'Hagen (seventh season, 96-78).

Players to watch: G Ashley Addison (8.5, ¾), F Nicole Arnone (6.7, 4.2), G Laura Rivera (5.8, 4.3), G Julia Finlay, G Christina Marra (4.9).

Newcomers: G Alex Hampton, F Kimani Jackson, F Widly Couloute, G Maggie Milonakis, G Alexia O'Connor.

Outlook: Picked seventh.

 

Old Westbury

Last year: 18-9.

Coach: Michael Krasnoff (10th season, 133-104).

Players to watch: G Clarissa Gallagher (9.3 points), G Antoinette Jolly (7.0, 5.6), F

DeAndra Scott (11.0, 8.1), F Abigail Williams (4.5, 5.1).

Newcomers: G Raven Pentz, G Brittany Mitchell (Nyack College).

Outlook: Will be competitive.

 

Farmingdale State

Last year: 15-10.

Coach: Chris Mooney (13th season, 222-104).

Players to watch: G Nikita Green (7.0), F Lushanta Savadel (7.0 rebounds).

Newcomers: G Nicky Young.

Outlook: Rebuilding year in store.

 

St. Joseph's-LI

Last year: 13-12.

Coach: Mike Petre (second season, 13-12).

Players to watch: F Amanda Bender (16.4, 8.7), Junior twin guards Christina Cohen (10.6) and Laura Cohen (10.7). F Danielle Hamlin (7.0, 6.0), G Ashley Larrea.

Newcomers: Forward Kara Nenos (Suffolk CC). Averaged 10.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and .5 blocks per game.

Outlook: A Skyline contender?

 

USMMA

Last year: 10-15.

Coach: Matt Dempsey (fifth season, 27-48).

Players to watch: G Demi Van Der Wal (13.6, 5.1). Tied NCAA Division III record by hitting 20 free throws in a single game. G Roshenda Josephs (8.4 rebounds), G Tamara Kaileh (10.6).

Newcomers: G Marlee Chovich, G Nicole Evanko, F Rachel Smith.

Outlook: Improvement expected from experienced team.

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Nassau Community College

Last year: 22-6.

Coach: Kristine Abrams (fifth year, 64-24).

Players to watch: C Nikita Stewart, G Christina Grant.

New comers: G Amanda Jimenez, F Samantha Corbitt (Mohawk Valley transfer averaged 10.9 points, 9.8 rebounds). G Dana Silvester, F Ashley Atus, G Megan Monohan.

Outlook: Four returning starters could mean highly successful season.

 

Suffolk Community College

Last year: 18-8

Coach: Kevin Foley (22nd season, 363-105).

Players to watch: G Nicole Alvarez (6.1, 4.5), G Colleen Walker (7.2, 5.0), F/C Marlaina Sherman (9.9, 6.8).

Newcomers: G Marta Czaplak, G/F Meagan Schoberl, G Brenda Hornedo, G Makeda DeSouza.

Outlook: Freshmen dominated, but always a contender for national title.

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