Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00
There is no doubt that both coach Helms Bohringer and coach Barry Silverstein will be emptying out their lockers with their heads held high following last Saturday’s playoff loss against Valley Stream North. The reason? Because many starting underclassmen will return next season with more experience as well as more leadership.
Among those returning starters are Jimmy Bulva, John Caputo, Ryan Jenkins, Nick Moran, Steven O’ Connor, Nick Palma, Billy Sullivan, Tom Ward, and Craig Weber. Six of those nine will return next year with two years of varsity experience already under their belts.
Next year, the starters will be more prepared and have a better idea of what the team expects from them on and off the field. Three seniors on the team set a huge example for the underclassmen going into the next season. Anthony Fabrico, Brendan Maloney, and Matt Morris helped contribute to many of the Mustangs’ success.
The Mustangs ended the season with a final record of 12-6, tied for first in Conference A-2 with Seaford. It was a struggle for Mineola throughout the last two weeks of the season as they went 2-4 after coming off a nine-game winning streak. However, the Mustangs ended the year with a sweep of Manhasset in a 2-game series.
The Mustangs earned a conference victory after defeating Manhasset 14-7 in the last game of the regular season. It was a productive year with the bats as six players hit homeruns. The six players include Jimmy Bulva, John Caputo, Ryan Jenkins, Billy Sullivan, Tom Ward and Craig Weber. Junior pitcher Nick Moran led the team with six wins, putting him in Long Island’s Top 25 pitchers.
Both Jimmy Bulva and John Caputo had each won three games. Coach Bohringer and Silverstein will have high expectations next year coming off a Conference Championship season.