Farmingdale should hold off Massapequa's challenge
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Farmingdale still has what it takes to stay on top with juniors Matt Lowe and Kyle Brey as its top two golfers. Massapequa, led by senior Billy Schlich, junior Mike Flavoni and sophomore Steve DePasquale could pose a tough challenge for the Dalers.
South Side returns seven of its top 10 from last season, including seniors Sean Byrne and Kevin Boranian and eighth-grader Ryan McCarthy. Sewanhaka has one of the county's top golfers in sophomore Chris Yeom, as well as junior James O'Hara and sophomore Matt Sweeney. Oceanside is in a rebuilding mode, but still has junior Drew Bader.
Juniors Ben Mitchell, Alex Klausner and Alec Weiss are an experienced crew who could lead Roslyn to a Nassau championship. East Meadow's freshmen duo of Ryan Wallstedt and Ryan Shurina are one of the better combos in the county. Junior Zach Biggin will also be a factor for the Jets. Locust Valley boasts two excellent golfers in Dalyan Cemaletin and Will Farren.
Half Hollow Hills West has solid senior duo in Joe Marino and Jared Silberlust as well as junior Bryce Bailey. Rival H.H. Hills East lost 12 seniors, but has senior Louis Sileno and junior Jake Just. Huntington has a potential dynamic duo at the top in freshman Jim Smoot and senior Max Fehrs.
Smithtown East, with Josh Leddy, Jessie Kovacs, Gilbert Chang, Jack Truncale and Kyle Harris has one of the deepest teams in Suffolk. Smithtown West, featuring sophomores Tom Whelan and Rob Montagnino and senior Nick DiMarco, should present a stiff challenge for cross-town rival. Andrew DeMarco, John Smagala and Harrison Ferlauto lead a talented Commack team.
Sayville is loaded and could have what it takes to challenge for a county title with junior Kyle Burke, who finished 10th at states last spring, Michael Nadeau, Brendon Haselton and Kyle O'Reilly. Bayport-Blue Point, with juniors Jack Soper and Matt Cibuls and senior John Keys, will also be a factor in the League.
Defending Suffolk and League Ward Melville has a chance to repeat with freshmen Gerry Mackedon and Matt Mirocco and sophomore Jack Faraci. Longwood has the tools to derail Ward Melville with Brian Zhang and Pat Standard leading the way.
Mattituck's junior trio of Richie Corazinni, Brad Tyler and Eric Olsen could make it the class of League VII. Eastport-South Manor, led by eighth-grader Kyle Tillinghast, freshman Connor Mantel and junior Joey Bonsignore, will be in the League VII mix.
East Hampton has one of county's top golfers in senior Ian Lynch and will be one of the top teams in League VIII. Southampton will challenge rival East Hampton with its foursome of Scott Ricca, Matt Kreymborg, Chris Cornacchio and Evan Scheuch. Pierson has a deep stable of golfers could have its best team in years with Gane Denon, Dillon Decker, Ben Kushner, Jack Bori and Brad Reiner.