The Massapequa High School lacrosse squads enjoyed another great season. One of their alumni, Will Manny, has enjoyed success on the national level. Manny, a star for the University of Massachusetts lacrosse team, has led the Minutemen to the NCAA Tournament, a No. 1 national ranking, a CAA Championship, and an undefeated record.
Now he is one of the five finalists for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding college lacrosse player. Manny is the first Minuteman since Sean Morris in 2006 to be named as a finalist for the award. He has already been named the 2012 CAA Player of the Year. For this year, Manny also made the All-CAA squad for the third consecutive year.
All season the Chiefs dominated Conference I play. The postseason has proved to be no exception as the Chiefs sailed through playoff action, defeating Hicksville and Port Washington to make Conference I finals, where they lost a heartbreaker to Syosset, 14-13.
In the championship game, the Chiefs held a 12-9 lead going into the fourth and final frame. However, Syosset rallied for five goals to outscore Massapequa, 5-1 and win the game.
The New York Islanders recently announced that passes for the 2012 draft party are now available to the general public through Ticketmaster or by visiting the Nassau Coliseum box office. The draft party is scheduled for Friday, June 22, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Passes to this fan fest are free, but each individual can only reserve up to eight. Doors for the draft party open at 5:30 p.m. and the live stream of the NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh begins at 7 p.m.
Once again, a significant number of senior athletes from Massapequa High School have committed to playing sports at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
So far, 61 student athletes have signed such letters of intent. Included among them are such Ivy League universities as Brown and Cornell, the prestigious United States Naval Academy and numerous other selective schools, including the University of Chicago, St. John’s University, Seton Hall, Adelphi and Catholic University of America.
After enduring a rainout in their game against Baldwin, the Massapequa boys’ baseball squad took to the field on May 17 where they defeated Baldwin, 13-0. Jon Mulford pitched five shutout innings and James Ott drove in four runs to pace the Chiefs. However, a semifinal game was rained out. The Chiefs played again on Wednesday, May 23.
Playoff season is here and Massapequa High School athletic squads are continuing their winning ways.
The boys’ lacrosse squad has been undefeated in Conference I play and the opening round of the playoffs was no different as they breezed past Hicksville, 14-1. Ian Kirby, Brandon Savona, Paul Bentz, and Craig Berge all scored more than one goal, while Wyatt Russo and Joe Danaher took turns in the goalie area, keeping Hicksville shots out of the net. The Chiefs now advance to the semifinal round in a Tuesday, May 22 game against Port Washington.
Plainedge High School recently held an awards ceremony to honor the academic, artistic and athletic achievements of its students in grades nine through 11.
“Tonight we honor the athletes and scholars who will lead Plainedge for the next few years,” Principal Robert Amster said in his opening speech. “Many students deserve awards and accolades, but all of you [here tonight] have demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication for an extended period of time.”
The regular season of spring sports is at an end, and Massapequa High School sports squads are where they usually are – right at the top of the conference.
The boys’ baseball team has run away with the Conference AA-I conference crown. Going into the final games against Farmingdale, the Chiefs are sporting an 11-1 record in conference play and a 13-2 mark overall.
Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury scored his third overall win over the RunNassau Series, smoking the field at Eisenhower Park on April 28 with a 22:03 finish, 51 seconds in front of his nearest challenger.
Among the award winners were Nora Reade of Massapequa Park, who scored as the third woman in the 15-19 age group, and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park, who took home first place honors in the 85 and over age group.
The regular season for spring sports is winding to a close and Massapequa High School squads are heading into the home stretch in their usual winning fashion.
The mighty Massapequa Chiefs baseball squad remains on top of Conference AA-I play with an 8-1 record in league play and a 10-1 mark overall. Since losing a close one to Freeport on March 30, the Chiefs have both the offense and pitching and defense in gear. In recent action, they have taken two straight from Syosset, and three straight from conference rivals Baldwin. Ryan McCormick, Jon Mulford, and Rob Fitzpatrick have hurled winning games from the mound with Mulford allowing only one run on five hits in the 4-1 April 24 win over Baldwin.
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