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These days, Whitman senior goalkeeper Dan Zagorski believes his teammates are putting their soccer uniforms on with a much greater sense of pride than in recent years.
And they have plenty of reason to.
In a preseason coaches’ poll, Whitman’s boys soccer team was chosen to finish last in Suffolk League II, which didn’t sit too well with players and coach John DiGiacomo.
“We knew...Read more »
A look at Newsday's staff picks for Week 3 of the high school football season by Gregg Sarra, Bob Herzog and Andy Slawson. GAMES SARRA HERZOG SLAWSON On the season 18-2 18-2 13-7 Syosset at Farmingdale Farmingdale Farmingdale Farmingdale Lindenhurt at Connetquot Connetquot Connetquot Connetquot Northport at Sachem East Northport Northport Northport Centereach at West Babylon Centereach Centereach...Read more »
Here's the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Sept. 16 -23.
This week, the list is dedicated to players who made an impact on defense, excluding goalkeepers. The goalies, along with top scorers and defenders, will be acknowledged next week, and going forward, we will recognize each facet weekly in an effort to not miss many performances.
Alejandro...Read more »
Every Monday we'll post the girls soccer players of the week. Coaches, nominate your players – and be sure to show some love for the hard-working defenders who don’t show up in headlines and box scores - by e-mailing us at Michael.Gavin@newsday.comand Stephen.Haynes@newsday.com. Also, follow @MikeGavin7 and @StephenHaynes4 on Twitter for all things girls soccer.
Here are the best of...Read more »
It's that time of year where we begin to assemble our annual list of Long Island’s first-time goal scorers in girls varsity soccer.
The list will continue to grow as we update it throughout the season. Coaches, if we are missing one of your goal scorers, e-mail us at Michael.Gavin@newsday.com and Stephen.Haynes@newsday.com so we can include them. Also, be sure to follow us on...Read more »
Chris Bravo wasn’t sure exactly how his corner kick ball found Myles Ofri during Hewlett’s Conference A-1 road game against Jericho on Sept. 17.
When it did, Ofri headed it in to break a 1-1 tie with 2:30 left in regulation that led to Hewlett’s eventual 2-1 upset win.
“I called for it to go to the far post, but then I saw Myles running wide open and changed the play out of nowhere,”...Read more »
The magnitude of the moment was combined with the age of the player involved to develop a new nickname.
'It’s an honor to be called that," Skylar Vitiello said with a laugh.
That was the nickname teammates bestowed upon Vitiello, the only sophomore on the Massapequa girls soccer team, after she scored the winning goal in Massapequa's 1-0 win over St. Anthony’s...Read more »
Uniondale senior captain forward Alvaro Baquendano has come a long way since his freshman season.
“When I was younger, someone would tell me something to improve on with my game and I wouldn’t listen,” Baquendano said. “I’d get mad. Now, I listen to Coach and I know that it makes me look better and it makes the team look better.”
Baquendano, a forward, is referring to Knights boys soccer...Read more »
Northport made an early statement this weekend at the Villa Bears Running Classic at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The Tigers not only won the overall race, which featured schools from all over the state, but they also topped St. Anthony's, Sacred Heart and Kellenberg in the process. "A win in the first race is always nice," coach Eric Visconti said. "St. Anthony's and Monroe Woodbury...Read more »
The first singles slot at Syosset possesses a certain cachet.
The Braves’ top girls tennis player has won either the state championship, the Nassau championship, or both, over the past three seasons, and has anchored a Syosset team that has won the last four Long Island crowns.
So when junior Katie Cirella took the court for her first match at first singles Monday, in Syosset’s season-opener...Read more »