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Lady Daler Corner: The 2012 Farmingdale Lacrosse Season Begins

This year, the Farmingdale High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team is currently 5-0. Not only are they undefeated in Class A, they are currently ranked no.1 in the New York State Region on “LAXPOWER.” The Lady Dalers are led this year by senior captains, Kaitlin Gaghan, Kim Kolodny and Colleen Reynolds.

The Lady Dalers also have several powerful keys returning players such as Nadine Hadnagy, Amanda Turturro, Paige DeVine, Maggie Flemming, Brenna Weill, Courtney McPartland, Emily Marlow, Samantha Brescia, Megan Sullivan, Kate Hess, Diana Prendergast, Sara Tolson, Lindsay Rzempoluch, Gina Ramos, Nicole Kayola, transfer students Cassie Perettine and Chrissy Kelly.

New to the Lady Daler team are Tara Wahl, Jillian Alonso, Laura Fullum, Shannon Sullivan, Bridget Weill, Emily Dwyer, Kayleigh Escamilla, Mirella Despot, Karlee Dessel, Carrie Godas and goalie Olivia Kirk.

The JV Farmingdale Lady Daler lacrosse team is also having success on the field. Joining the program this year is new assistant coach Stacie McPartland.

The eighth-grade girls started off their season on March 24 with a 15-8 victory over Manhasset. The entire team played well with eight different girls contributing to scoring. Brian Quinn, George Henry and Don Gaghan coach the team this year.

The seventh-grade girls had their first game on March 23 in Northport. The team fought hard and came up a little short 7-5. Joe Rzempoluch and several varsity Lady Dalers players such as Perettine, Rzempoluch and Flemming coach the team this year.

News

During a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, President Shari Bardash-Eivers addressed a controversy that had erupted among parents in the district surrounding comments that were made online about student data mining. Initially proposed as a component of New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, data mining is used to gather information on students through a company called InBloom. However, the proposal to allow data mining through the use of InBloom was defeated by state lawmakers. 

 

For Eivers, the controversy had come about after she had made comments on social media sites regarding parents who were opposed to student data mining. Many referred to her comments as “insensitive,” for use of the terms “paranoid” and “ignorant” whilst noting that the same parents opposed to data mining seemed to have no qualms about activities such as using Google or their credit cards online—acts which she said carry many of the same risks. 

On April 4, members of the Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners appointed three new Chiefs of the Farmingdale Fire Department. After 14 years of service with the department, the newly minted Chief Patrick Tortoso is ambitious about his new title. 

 

“I wouldn’t be here without my members' backing,” Tortoso said.

 

At the ceremony, Frank Romano, ex-Chief of the Farmingdale Fire Department, gave his final rundown of the 997 calls the department handled in 2013, before handing over the proverbial reigns to Tortoso. 

 

“You guys always did a standup job,” Romano said congratulating his commrades. “This has been a rewarding experience.” 


Sports

John Galanoudis of Farmingdale, a junior student at Molloy College, batted .462 for the week with a .562 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging clip to help Molloy to a 3-1 series win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He scored four times, had six hits including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Galanoudis also stole a base and walked once.

 

— Submitted By ECC Sports

 

Erin Donovan of Farmingdale, a sophomore at Farmingdale State College, finished 6th in the High Jump at the St. Joseph’s Invitational competition. Her mark of 4 feet, 8.25 inches moves her to No. 7 on the All-Time list. 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department


Farmingdale High School’s Lady Dalers have staked an early lead in Nassau County Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Conference I, after winning each of their last three games this season. Starting the season on the road, the Lady Dalers would open with a non-league victory over Sacred Heart on March 20. The Lady Dalers would go on to win the exhibition match 10-8, thanks to Tara Wahl who scored six goals to put Farmingdale in the lead. On March 22, the Lady Dalers would compete in their first game of the regular season against

South Side High School. During the game Jill Alonso put up two goals and four assists, helping the team to secure its 13-4 road win. 


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