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Regnier To Lead Indians In Final Season

When coach Peter Burgess first saw Tyler Regnier play lacrosse as a seventh grader, he knew he was watching a special player for Sewanhaka High School. 

 

“Me and my coaches knew he was the type of kid that we can build a team around,” said Burgess. “We said to ourselves ‘When is he going to play varsity?’”

 

Regnier ended up making the varsity team as a freshman and hasn’t looked back since, earning All-County honors last season as a junior defenseman. 

 

“He’s a phenomenal defenseman,” Burgess said. “His stick work is good. He can use both hands right or left. He’s gotten in the weight room, so he’s a lot more physical and a lot more faster so he creates a lot of transition for us.”

 

Burgess also thinks a key in Regnier’s game is his versatility.

 

“Sometimes we play him on the wing during face-offs because he’s fast and aggressive,” Burgess said. “He can also sit back and neutralize guys if we need him to.”

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League (PAL), a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” Regnier said. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

 

Regnier’s hard work paid off, as he will play for Rutgers University nest season, a NCAA Division I lacrosse program. Regnier said he chose Rutgers over the University at Albany, West Point Academy and Hofstra University.  

 

“When I visited (Rutgers), it was just the atmosphere, it felt like home, it was perfect,” said Regnier, who will be studying criminal law and justice. “Signing there has been my biggest accomplishment so far.”

 

 Another accomplishment Regnier hopes to obtain this year is a postseason berth for the Indians, who haven’t made the playoffs since his freshman season. 

 

“We have a good chance this year,” said Regnier, who begins his senior season March 24 at Oyster Bay. “We have a lot of returning starters from last year, I think we have a lot of potential.”

 

Among the returning starters is Regnier’s younger brother, Trevor, a sophomore attacker, who led the team in assists a year ago. 

 

Coach Burgess sees Trevor Regnier’s future similar to that of his brother. 

 

“His brother will be able to fill those shoes when he graduates,” he said.


News

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.

Operation Main Street, a plan that would see a section of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park revamped with traffic calming features and aesthetic updates, is finally in the home stretch, New Hyde Park village officials say. Village contractor J. Anthony Enterprises will be putting the finishing touches on the $1.46 million project this week.

 

“It’s all but finished,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Honestly, I feel good. It’s looking solid. It took forever to get it done. They’re going to put more benches in and plantings; striping the road.”

 

New Hyde Park’s department of public works will maintain the planters and medians installed for the project. Twenty-five potted plants were recently installed along the turnpike, officials stated. More than 10 benches will be available on the turnpike.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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