Written by Robert Bonaparte, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:21
New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior Mathew Dluginski admits he doesn’t convert on all his shots.
But warning to lacrosse goalies: he never gives up on the play.
“I feel like I don’t stop trying,” said Dluginski. “When I miss, I make it a point to score the next time.”Dluginski has been doing plenty of scoring for the New Hyde Park Gladiators since 2012. He scored 15 goals as a sophomore, 38 as a junior and a school-record 55 goals this season. Dluginski ended up scoring three or more goals in 13 of 15 games in 2014.
New Hyde Park coach Michael Milio credits Dluginski’s relentless motor for his scoring prowess.
“He’s a scrappy player,” said Milio, coach of New Hyde Park for 12 years. “If it doesn’t happen the first time, he’ll keep going at it. The team makes the first save and they think he’s going to give up and he never does.
“His work ethic is tremendous.”
Dluginski made news in May when he announced he accepted a scholarship to play men’s lacrosse for Adelphi University, a NCAA Division II school.
Dluginski said he wasn’t sure if he would get a scholarship to play lacrosse, but ended up signing with Adelphi, after impressing coaches in a lacrosse showcase tournament at St. John’s University.
“I ended up scoring three goals and one assists and I played half of a 20-minute game,” Dluginski said. “Right then and there, they offered me a package. When I signed that paper, it was probably one of the best moments of my life.”
Dluginski , who plans to study either nursing or sports management, was also considering Limestone College in South Carolina, Post University in Connecticut, and Assumption College in Massachusetts.
But it was the school closest to home that appealed to Dluginski.
“The atmosphere was welcoming, just walk right in and be part of that family,” Dluginski said. “Coach
(Gordon Purdie) has a real love for the game and it’s shared by his players.”
Adelphi is coming off a successful 2014 season with a 17-2 record. Dluginski hopes to contribute to another winning campaign next year.
“I’m ready to fit a role on this team,” said Dluginski. “I know I’m not going to be a superstar right away. I just want to get there and play lacrosse at a good level.”
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Peter Zuckerman is running as the Democratic Party’s incumbent candidate for 2nd District on the Town of North Hempstead Council. The Second District encompasses the villages in the Mineola area.
“Nine months ago, I was recommended by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and approved with bipartisan support of the Town Board. This has been a dream job for me,” Zuckerman told the
Mineola American, on explaining why he is running for office. “I had the pleasure of serving the residents of the incorporated Village of East Hills for 11 great years, but this job has given me the opportunity to expand the area I represent and, thus, the opportunity to be of service to a greater number of people.”
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Running for his second major office in as many years, Adam Haber touched on familiar themes in a visit to Anton Media Group to discuss his candidacy for the Seventh District New York State Senate seat, where Haber is challenging the Republican incumbent, Jack Martins.
Haber entered politics in 2009, when he ran for and won, a seat on the Roslyn School Board. The district was then reeling from an embezzlement scandal that had cost it millions of dollars. Haber touted his achievements on the board, including bringing finances into line to the point where the district has seen the lowest tax increases of any district in Nassau County. Last year, Haber ran for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge Edward P. Mangano for the Nassau County executive’s race.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:34
The Sewanhaka Indians topped the Herricks Highlanders, 26-6, on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Indians (5-2) Garden City High School to close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at 170 Rockaway Ave., Garden City.
(Photos by Stephen Takacs)
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season.
It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board.