Newsday.com covers the beautiful game on Long Island with our high school girls soccer blog.
Mike Gavin joined Newsday in November of 2007 and spent nearly two years doing box scores while patiently awaiting his big break. That came when he was assigned to do the highly-popular Ducks Watch, a weekly interview with a member of the Long Island Ducks. The high school sports staff then took him in as one of their own and he has since covered girls soccer, boys basketball and other miscellaneous sports.
Mike graduated from Stony Brook University with a major in business management and a minor in journalism. He is known around the office as the “Wild Card,” but prefers that you don’t ask how the nickname originated.
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From the Long Island Championship to the World Cup, Crystal Dunn of Rockville Center and Cari Roccaro of East Islip, now have won both.
Dunn, Newsday’s 2009 girl’s soccer player of the year, and Roccaro, the 2011 player of the year, both started on defense yesterday and helped the United States beat defending champion Germany, 1-0, to win the U20 women’s World Cup at Tokyo National...Read more »
Former Bay Shore star Jasmyne Spencer was selected by the Philadelphia independence in with the third pick in the fourth round (21st overall) in the Women's Professional Soccer draft.
"I'm just so happy for Jasmyne," Maryland head soccer coach Brian Pensky said in a team press release. "She loves the game and it means the world to her. There's no question she's going to make...Read more »