Written by Herald Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:51
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).
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”