Last week NHP joined all the other LIJSL TOPSoccer Programs for an impressive tournament at the Soccer Park in P/OB. Chris Cooney, Joshua Hom, Petros Panomeritakis and Tristan Yang participated in the junior division. Tristan was the offensive standout of the day as he lit up the scoreboard with an awesome display of scoring. Emily Bosco, Kerra Thornton and Harrison Stein represented us well in the intermediate division. The seniors fielded a very competitive team as they held their own against some of the other more experienced clubs. Robert Vittiglio, Adam Strominger, Matt Saraiva, Billy Russo, Andrea Matteo, Sebastian Garcia, Stefani Egre, Debbie Chin and Andrew Abberton played together as a cohesive unit. Our coaches, Brian Katie, Jess, Brianna, Danny, Kevin, Michelle, Matt and Jeremy, did an outstanding job in assisting our players. After a sumptuous round of hot dogs and hamburgers, all the players were awarded a beautiful medallion and T-shirt. A big thanks to Waldbaum’s who catered the food and provided the awards. Rich Bletsch, Director
Merillon Little League
Mikes NHP Convenience Store “Athletics” Vs. Modells “Twins”
Our Slugger Awards go to A. Gullo, C. Carbone, M Femia, S Derocchis, A Newman, J Tamara, M Schultz , Colluccio and CJ Riccobono. Our Gold Glove Awards go to A. Gullo , C. Carbone And CJ Riccobono. The team combined great hitting, fielding and strong base running skills this week. Till next time “ Always run ‘em out .”
New Hyde Park Elks Club “Braves”
Vs. Notre Dame CYO “Cubs”
The Braves were lead by Philip Schurr who had 4 hard hits today and played nice defense catching. The highlight play of the game goes to Philip Menist on the pitchers mound. Philip Menist caught the ball and threw the runner out at second base with a strong throw and a great catch by Jake Blancher. Jake had 2 hits and an Rbi. Eric Madenberg hit a long double to drive in 2 runs as he went 4 for 4 at the plate. Dave Budhram and Demtrious Panouis were both 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. Spencer Kern was 3 for 3 and hit the ball hard all day and finished with 3 RBI. Peter Carreca was 4 for 4 with 2 Rbis. Philip Menist was 4 for 4 with 2 Rbis as he helped the Braves today with his bat and defense.
New Hyde Park Bengals Boy U -15 team competed in Commack Memorial Day Tournament. During Saturday and Sunday they played four games compiling a record of three wins and one tie. In the four games to qualify for the playoffs they scored ten goals and only gave up two. They then qualified to play in the playoffs on Monday. In the playoff game they played Lake Grove to a tie in regulation play and won the game in penalty kicks. This placed them in the Championship game against VOB. The Championship game ended in a one to one tie, the double overtime which followed also ended in a tie two to two.
Again the Bengals came through in winning the game with penalty kicks. The Bengals were deemed the Champions in the Boys U-15 Division. This was accomplished with great defense by John Chirinos, John Stevens, Jonathan Cordova, Sean Kirschner, Michael Esposito and Anthony Obidienzo. Solid goalie play by Keith Heesemann. Great game control and scoring by our midfielders and forwards, Manuel Neto, Stephen Gadze, John Cicerale, Greg Arpino, Kevin Taglich, Fabio Marchitelli, Jeremy Waite, Angelo Orbe and Matthew Pistone.
Dr. William Facibene MD PC “Thunder”
Vs. Knights of Columbus #2852 “Dragons”
The Thunder racked up eight big hits during the contest. Hits from Natalie Patrey, Jenna Marshiano, Mariella Facibene and Megan Quintilliano, among others, lead to runs for the team. Theresa Mattei contributed to the team’s run count by getting on base 3 times and stealing 3 bases. Monica Mattei, Sophie Robinson and Christina Ferrante took to the hill to pitch for the Thunder, striking out a combined six Dragon batters. Katie DeMeo and Emily Hartmann took on the catching duties, while Kasey Borduas, Krista Sollecito and EliseGonzalez anchored the team’s defensive play.
All County Business Solutions “Blue Angels” Vs. Stutzmann Funeral Home “Racers”
The Blue Angels took to the field against the tough Racers. The Angel’s bats were ringing with the sound of hits, led by Sophia Leeds 6H,2R, 2RBI’s, Amanda Garcia 5H, 2R, 1RBI, Jackie Courtesis 4H,1R, 1RBI, & Brianna Kerrane 4H, 1R, 2RBI’s. Speedy Claire O’ Regan beat out the play for 3H and 2 RBI’s. Michela Guira made her at bats count with 2H, scoring a run and driving one home. Joanna Vissichelli used her time at the plate to move a runner into scoring position. Team vets Jackie Courtesis & Sophia Leeds were outstanding in the field, with the duo recording 2 double plays, Jackie was a part of 8 outs and Sophia 11. Amanda, Brianna, Claire, Joanna, & Michela are also doing a fine job learning to field their positions and attempting to make the outs.
Girls U10 - NHP Tornado Tigers at Ramapo
Valley Memorial Day Tournament
What a great day of soccer for the New Hyde Park Tornado Tigers. They played 4 games against some very good teams and finished with a win, a loss and two tie games. After losing to a strong team from Levittown in the opening game the Tornado Tigers tied the host team 1 to 1.
Mariella Facibene played terrific in goal. Maggie Donnelly scored the goal for the tie on an excellent corner kick by Kimberly Keblish. Jennifer Morrone played a strong game on offense. The third game was against the top team in the bracket, Lady Vikings from New Jersey.
All County Business Solutions “Blue Angels”
Vs. Bagels and a Whole lot more “Wildcats”
The Blue Angels took on the always-tough Wildcats for a well-matched game. The offensive charge was led by Jackie Courtesis 4H, 1R, 1RBI, Sophia Leeds 4H, 2R, 1RBI, Amanda Garcia 3H, 1R, 2RBI, Brianna Kerrane 3H, 1R, 1RBI & Joanna Vissichelli 3 H 1R. Even though Gia Maniaci tallied 1 hit, she hit the ball very well each time she was at the plate and really made the other team work to get the out. Katie Fitzgerald, Tori Kaiser, & Claire O’Regan banged out 2 hits a piece, with Tori driving in a run. Michela Guira took some good cuts at the plate and tried her best. In the field the Angels continue to shine, with Joanna Vissichelli making the play of the game with a caught pop fly and stepping on 3rd base for a double play. The duo of Gia Maniaci at P & Sophia Leeds 1B combined for 3 put outs with Sophia making a total of 8 outs during the game. Jackie Courtesis at 3rd base caught a pop fly for an out and Amanda Garcia made a nice heads up play to catch a runner heading home. All the girls are doing great, trying their best, and really coming together as a team.
The seniors were awesome! Dominating the veterans from the first whistle, the only thing that eluded them was finding the net. Numerous shots had the goalie reeling but Jay managed to keep all the shots out of the net in the 1st half. Debbie Chin made the goalie’s job a breeze by stopping all attacks and not allowing one shot on goal the entire period. The players honed in on their passing skills and moved the ball much more effectively in the second half, culminating in goals by Robert Vittiglio, Adam Strominger and Stefani Egre. The lone score for the veterans came just before the final whistle off Rich’s knee. The juniors were a lot closer, ending in a 4-4 tie. The Red Hot Apples had goals from Harrison Stein (2), Sam Duggan and Christopher Cooney. Tristan Yang had great passes and Andrea Cellucci was the star defender. The Super Grovers came back with goals by Nelson Molina (2), Josh Birnbaum and Nick Mininson. Charlie Hinz made 2 outstanding saves in goal and Josh Hom was the rock-solid defender. No practice next week but we’re back on May 30th. Rich Bletsch, Director
TRYOUTS - GIRLS Ull SOCCER:
The New Hyde Park Lady Lynx U11(Current) Girls Soccer Team will be holding tryouts on May 26 and 28 from 5:30 PM until 7:00PM at the Garden City Park School located at 51 Central Ave NHP NY 11040. Interested players, all positions, looking for a competitive D1 LIJSL team moving to U12 and 11v11 next fall, should be at the field at 5:30 PM with shin guards and ball ready to play. All players must be born on or after August 1, 1997.
The overcast skies did not dampen the spirits of the TOPSoccer players and this week had some unprecedented events. Never before had both games ended in a tie with the same identical score of 4-4! The seniors got off to a slow start against the Veterans (coaches and parents) and were trailing at half-time, 2-1. However, they rested up and came out strong with some great teamwork and super passing. Stefani Egre and Andrea Matteo each scored once but it was Sammy Ho who rose to the occasion and blasted home a pair of goals. The Veterans had one goal by Stan and 2 by Darren but the goal which kept the Veterans in the contest was a huge shot from midfield by James past a startled goalie to keep the game within reach.
New Hyde Park Funeral Home “Cardinals”
Vs. Dominick’s Italian & American Deli “Marlins”
Despite the rain and a trimmed-down roster, the mighty Cardinals displayed spectacular fielding as well as patience at the plate against a very good Marlins team this evening Anthony Pitre and Christopher Delgiorno not only exhibited impressive power with four singles each, they both contributed defensively by turning spectacular double plays. Scott Schanter hit 2 singles and scored a run while Thomas Mangin hit 2 singles and made a tremendous play in the infield to end the threat of a huge Marlin rally. Ryan Cooney played solid defense by turning a double play of his own while Dylan Schmid once again flashed the leather in the outfield.
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