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Plainview Lax Players Net Awards

The Farmingdale State men’s lacrosse team had five players, including two from Plainview, named All-Skyline in voting conducted among the conference’s seven head coaches.

Sophomore midfielder Ryan Corbett and freshman midfielder Daniel Desimone, both from Plainview, received second-team honors, while junior attack Philip Schaefer of Holbrook was named to the first team. The awards were rounded out by freshman defender Steven Marxhausen of Levittown and Donovan Devaney of Northport, who both received second team honors.

Corbett played in all 14 games and scored one goal with 19 ground balls. He is the no. 1 defensive midfielder for the Rams the past two seasons. Desimone appeared in 13-of-14 games, leading the Rams in man-up goals (five), game-winning goals (three) and ranked fourth in goals (13) and points (19). He recorded a point in 12-of-14 games this season.

Schaefer, who started every game, led the team in goals (34), assists (14), points (48) and was second in ground balls (36) and third in man-up scores (three). He ranked third in the Skyline in goals per game, fifth for points per game and ninth in assists per game.

Devaney appeared in every game and led the team with a .630 faceoff win percentage and 94 ground balls. He finished sixth on the team in both goals (nine) and was seventh in assists (five). In the conference, he ranked second for ground balls per game and third for faceoff win percentage. Devaney is 19th in the Nation for faceoff percentage and 40th for ground balls.

Marxhausen started 13-of-14 games and anchored the Rams defense as he caused a team-leading 29 turnovers. He was third on the team for ground balls with 34 and is ranked 39th in Division III for caused turnovers per game (2.08).

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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