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Hicksville’s Abbriano Gains Lacrosse Award

Norwich University senior women’s lacrosse player, Kacey Abbriano of Hicksville, was recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference on its weekly awards list April 23.

Abbriano, for the second time this season, was named women’s lacrosse Player of the Week. In leading the Cadets to a 4-0 record from the period of April 16-22, she compiled 16 goals, eight assists and 24 points. She also led the squad with 32 total shots, 27 shots on goal and 22 ground balls. Due to her efforts, the Cadets were able to increase their league win string to 26 and home field victory streak to 16 en route to locking up the top seed in the 2012 GNAC postseason tournament. She increased her multiple-goal game streak to 22 and moved just four goals shy of 200 for her career.

Norwich opened the conference tourney Tuesday, April 24 against eighth-seeded Emmanuel College in one of four quarterfinals.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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