The spring season is almost ready to go. The fields will soon be marked and ready to play. The games start on the weekend of the 12th. Last season was run very successfully, we left the fields clean and neat. Please, when you have a game, whether it be travel or intramural, pick up after yourselves. If any jackets, balls, etc. are left at the field, turn them in to a board member or division director and we'll try to find the owner. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a great season.
Six StormCat team members and a guest player from the Bengals performed a soccer clinic amazing all in attendance. The team set the tone early and decisively and left no doubt as to who would walk away with the championship trophy. Ball control, patience, attack and score led our team to a five-game sweep earning 43 points (second place had 23), and 2 of 3 MVP awards presented to Dan Duras with eight goals and Chris Sawicki with two shutouts and numerous saves in goal. Congratulations!
StormCats 5 - East Meadow 0
This game was over early. Total domination by our offense with Joe Incalcaterra and Joe Marrano both scoring two goals an Dan Duras with one. Our defense led by Chris Dijanic, Robert Morici and Chris Sawicki in goal were never tested.
StormCats 2 - Merrick 1
Merrick was out to avenge past defeats by our team; but, Dan Duras had other ideas. off the opening tap from Joe Marrano, he raced down the left side and scored within six seconds. He later added another goal from an assist by Chris Dijanic. The defense worked in this one with Chris Sawicki making at least three game-winning saves in goal, constantly challenging the Merrick attackers. Robert Morici and Chris D were relentless on defense while creating opportunities for the offense with precision passing.
StormCats 4 - Brentwood 3
Dan Duras continued his assault scoring the "hat trick," on assists by Chris Dijanic and Joe Marrano. Joe Incalcaterra added the winning goal on a missile shot from the right side which found its target in the left corner of the net. Christian Uy and Robert Morici were stingy on defense stopping the opposition many times.
StormCats 4 - Commack 1
Joe Marrano and company wanted this one bad as they were out to avenge a loss to Commack last year. His determination produced three goals leading the team to victory. Precise ball control by Christian Uy resulted in several assists. The final goal was scored by Dan Duras on a perfect throw-in from Robert Morici to the net. Chris Sawicki had another great game in goal rejecting numerous shots.
StormCats 3 - Valley Stream 0
Valley Stream had not yet beaten our team in prior competition and they wanted to win. Unfortunately, the StormCats had other feelings as the outcome was predictable from the start. Ball control won this game as Dan Duras set up Christian Uy who scored the first goal. The "Joe's" followed - Joe I. assisting Joe Marrano for score number two, and ending with Dan D. scoring the third and final goal of his MVP performance. Chris D. and Robert M. again displayed their fine defensive skills, while Chris Sawicki preserved the shutout earning him MVP in goaltending and more importantly the StormCat respect and gratitude for helping the team out at this tournament. Congratulations and well done, boys!
New Hyde Park girls finished in second place with a record of three wins and one tie. The girls gave up only one goal in the last game. The first game was NHP 3 vs. Plainedge 0; the second game was NHP 2 vs. Long Beach 0; the third game was NHP 0 vs. West Hempstead 0; the fourth game was NHP 2 vs. Plainedge #2 1.
The NHP girls played an all-around great tournament. Ken Simon and Anne Sawicki would like to thank the girls for giving 100 percent and also would like to thank the parents for their time. It was a very long day.
Here are some of the highlights. Game one goals scored by Danielle Sawicki, Christina Cinelli and Meagan Kennedy. Kati Palmer played goal and had her first shut-out indoors. Lisa Beatty, Kerriann Simon and Jennifer LaMiada played outstanding on defense, not giving up one shot on goal.
Game #2 scoring for NHP was Danielle Sawicki and Christina Cinelli. Jennifer LaMiada played goalkeeper and recorded a shut-out. Kati Palmer was outstanding on offense along with Alysa Fishman in midfield. What can we say about the defense. Lisa Beaty, Meagan Kennedy and Keriann Simon played superbly.
Game #3 the game was like a ping pong game, both teams moved the ball up and down the field with great passing and shooting skills. Kati Palmer recorded another shutout in goal. Meagan Kennedy played a superb game in midfield. Danielle Sawicki, Alyssa Fishman and Christina Cinelli put the offensive pressure on West Hempstead goalie. Defense was strong, again led by Lisa Beatty, Jennifer LaMIada and Keriann Simon. Lisa Beatty had a goal called back.
Game #4 NHP scored first led by Christina Cinelli./ Plainedge came back and tied it with a fluke goal. NHP scored again to take the lead and the game ended with NHP winning 2 to 1. Alyssa Fishman played super in goal.
Playoffs - Game 1
NHP 1 - White Plains 3
NHP played a very strong team. All the girls played well. Offense was led by Danielle Sawicki, Christina Cinelli, Alyssa Fishman. Goal scored by Christina. Midfield was led by Meagan Kennedy and Keriann Simon. Defense was led by Lisa Beatty and Jennifer LaMiada. Outstanding goalkeeper was Kati Palmer.
Playoffs - Game 2
NHP 1 - West Hempstead 0
NHP had to win this game to take third place. Kati Palmer recorded another shutout in goal. Defense played their hearts out. Defense was again led by Keriann Simon, Lisa Beatty and Jennifer LaMiada. Midfield supported the offense all game led by Meagan Kennedy and Alyssa Fishman. The offense was led by two strong forwards: Danielle Sawicki and Christina Cinelli. Danielle Sawicki scored the lone goal, which locked up third place. Way to go girls!
Tigers 0 - Oceanside United B88 2
The Tigers suffered an early loss in the tournament. Dylan Mayer fought hard to help the Tigers get ahead. Brendon Schweitzer helped keep Oceanside's scoring to a minimum. Danny Wortley, Joey Mercadante and Andre Burnett played well trying to keep the score closer. Ritchie Caridi played excellent in goal despite it being his first game back coming off an injury.
Tigers 2 - Oceanside Orangemen 2
The Tigers played an excellent game. Danny Wortley was outstanding in goal. Carmine Gironda played great, scoring on an assist by Allen Williams. Ritchie Caridi played well helping the Tigers keep the Orangemen's scoring to a minimum. It was Danny Goldberg's last minute score of a penalty kick, which allowed the Tigers to tie up this game.
Tigers 1 - South Huntington Firebirds 0
The Tigers won on an excellent goal by Danny Wortley assisted by Joey Mercadante. The Tigers played terrific the entire game. The South Huntington Firebirds didn't have a chance. Dylan Mayer and Brendon Schweitzer had several excellent plays.
Tigers 1 - Lynbrook Panthers 1
This was a tough tie. The Tigers were winning 'til close to the end on a goal by Allen Williams. As usual, Danny Wortley was excellent in goal. Brendan Schweitzer and Carmine Gironda made several excellent plays.
Tigers 0 - Oceanside United B88 3
The Tigers won on a tie-breaker to make fourth place and get into the playoffs. The Tigers then had to face the tough Oceanside United B88 team again. The boys had a difficult loss to Oceanside. The Tigers took fourth place and received a medal. Congratulations to all the boys on winning fourth place.
Our NHP boys traveled to two tournaments and played very well.
At East Meadow the boys played five exciting games and came home with fourth place. Tyler Iocco and Chris McCrorie scored our goals. Frankie Pate, Carmelo Carbone, Greg Priest, Greg Goetz and Danny Gardner played well in all positions. Chris Mercadante won "Best Golie," and Tommy Roulis won "Best Defender" for the whole tournament.
Our boys had an early start at the East Islip Tournament. They had a great time playing soccer as well as mingling with their friends. Joey Nicastro joined us for the tournament. Although they did not come home with trophies this time out, they came home with priceless memories.
Thanks to all the boys, parents and coaches for a job well done!