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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 28

Take A Book On Vacation

Through Aug. 30

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, Sept. 2



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