After a standout youth soccer career as a keeper in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), Dani Braga won a NCAA national championship in 1996, played briefly in the pros and returned to the LIJSL as a top coach for the past decade. Being hired as Jericho High School’s boys varsity coach in 2011, he coached the Jayhawks to two consecutive state championships in his two years at the helm so far.
Dani (pronounced like “Donny”) spent his entire youth soccer career playing with the LIJSL’s Syosset Lions as well as playing with the LIJSL Select Team, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Olympic Development Program and Region 1 ODP. He was not the starting goalkeeper at Syosset High School in the early 1990s as his close friend, Sal Fontana, started in goal. But Sal played for the US Youth National Team and, while he was away with the red, white and blue, Dani started for their high school team.
In the 26th Annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon held on Saturday, Aug. 24th, Nicole Henn (left) of Syosset took 2nd place in the women’s 45-49 age group and Nancy Breitbarth (right) of Jericho placed 2nd in the women’s 55-59 age group. The event consisted of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 9.3-mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5-kilometer run up to Planting Fields and back to the finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.
On September 8th, hundreds will gather at Jericho High School for an annual festival of races now dedicated to a woman who volunteered her time, even when sick, to Angels on the Bay.
Mary Napolitano was an Angels board member who, after a 6-year battle, lost her fight with cancer on June 2, 2011 and the Angels on the Bay annual races were renamed in her honor.
Our Lady of Mercy’s Brittany Ross has signed on as a coach with SUNY Maritime’s women’s soccer team for the upcoming 2013 season.
Ross most recently served as the Junior Varsity Head Coach of the girls’ soccer team at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset. She has also worked with the Long Island Rough Riders Soccer Club since 2010.
Sophomore Attackman Mac O’Keefe of the Syosset Braves varsity lacrosse team recently announced a verbal commitment to Penn State, according to reports by LaxLessons, a source for lacrosse news.
The second in the class of 2016 to commit, after defender EJ Aronson committed to Army, O’Keefe made headlines this past May when he secured the quarterfinal win for the Braves in an intense triple overtime battle against MacArthur at Hofstra University.
Then a freshman, O’Keefe, exhausted, simply said: “I didn’t have that much time, so I just put it up in the corner of the net.”
Head coach for the Syosset Braves John Calabria has praised O’Keefe, saying: “We have a lot of confidence in Mac, he gets a lot of playing time for a freshman (at the time).”
The 2013 Sands Point 5K Sprint for the North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute was recently held on August 10, where local Plainview and Syosset runners were a success.
The Sands Point course is considered one of the most beautiful of any running event on Long Island by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC), however not an easy one. The trail in the third mile is not difficult to navigate, and the hill leading up from the trail is one of “the nastiest” found in any Long Island race.
Syosset High School Senior Matt Csillag is carrying inspiration from his grandfathers, Nazi concentration camp survivors Joseph Csillag and Oscar Cukierman, in all that he does in life - most recently winning the silver medal in golf at the 2013 19th Maccabi Games in Israel.
“My grandfather Joseph Csillag was on his way to the crematorium when he saw one of his friends who pulled him off of a pile of bodies and got him back on his feet,” Csillag said. “To think that he was that close to death shows me how lucky I am to be alive today, and I am even luckier that I was able to represent my country in the Maccabi games, which is centered around building Jewish pride.”
Malini Rudra of Syosset, entering grade seven attending Harry B. Thompson Middle School won the prestigious Maureen Olcutt Memorial Golf junior tournament held at the iconic White Beeches golf and country club in NJ.
The tournament was organized by the WMGA , the oldest women’s golf association in the U.S.
The Long Island Thunderbolts will be holding tryouts for the 2013-14 season for Girls Softball ages 10U-18U at Syosset/Woodbury Park.
The Long Island Thunderbolts is an organization that was established in 2010 and was founded by Coaches Carmine Mazzaro and Peter Janowsky. Their first year started out with just one team and they have now grown to five, as they look to expand on that. The club’s mission is to teach their players the game of softball one pitch at a time. They will accomplish this through discipline, respect for each other, integrity and poise as each player pushes and encourages one another to strive for greatness on and off the field.
The tenth annual Heart And Sole 5-Kilometer Run was held through the streets of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 22.
The Run started and finished at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. A record smashing field of 541 runners and walkers completed the Run as, in its tenth year, the Heart & Sole Run has clearly become one of the more important summer road races in Nassau County.
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