2013-05-24 / Sports

Lacrosse seniors have come a long way


Senior Day Last Home Game: (From L-R: Worstell, Skramko, Cortese, Blatz, Defliese, Guterding, Digan, Ventre, Clay, Metzler, D’Antonio, Paxton, Badgett, Leto, Schmelzinger, Holbrook, and Marrone) Senior Day Last Home Game: (From L-R: Worstell, Skramko, Cortese, Blatz, Defliese, Guterding, Digan, Ventre, Clay, Metzler, D’Antonio, Paxton, Badgett, Leto, Schmelzinger, Holbrook, and Marrone) The Class of 2013 Garden City Varsity Lacrosse Seniors have come a long way! The memories are many and there still are a few more being made.

It all started for some of these boys playing as 5 year olds at clinics at St Paul’s.

Some of the coaching staff through the early years has included Coaches Worstell, Blatz, Bolte, Cortese, Defliese, Digan, Guterding, Leto, McDaid, Muller and Walsh.

In the Middle School, the boys were undefeated in 7th and 8th Grade. Going into the High School the boys continued their march going undefeated in 9th grade and with some good players up on varsity were 13-1 in the 10th grade. As juniors, the boys had senior leaders in Dwyer, Berkery, Marino, Kennedy, Savage, Ellis, McDonnell and Norton. Last year, the team was the NY State and National Champion with an amazing season and a 22-0 record.


The Seniors at Raven’s M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: From L-R front row: Schmelzinger, Holbrook, Paxton, Defliese, Leto, Cortese, Marrone, Metzler. L-R back row: Worstell, Ventre, Skramko, Clay, Digan, D’Antonio, Badgett, Blatz, Guterding. The Seniors at Raven’s M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: From L-R front row: Schmelzinger, Holbrook, Paxton, Defliese, Leto, Cortese, Marrone, Metzler. L-R back row: Worstell, Ventre, Skramko, Clay, Digan, D’Antonio, Badgett, Blatz, Guterding. This season is as exciting as ever! The team has significant contributions being made by juniors, sophomores and a freshman who will “re-load” next season and continue the Garden City winning tradition. With an excellent coaching staff of Steve Finnell ‘91, Dave Ettinger, and Joe Jacovina the boys are having an awesome senior season. The volunteer coaches of Brian Walker, Mickey Blum and Jake White add to the instruction, knowledge and overall quality of the lacrosse program. Fourteen of the seventeen seniors will

be playing lacrosse in college. The
defense is one of the best on Long
Island and is giving up fewer goals than
last season’s Nassau County low. The
offense is exciting with many players
contributing. The boys are unselfish
and play as a team. Two of the teams
losses have been to the current #1 team
and the current #5 team in the USA. In
games where any team could win, the
team is 15 - 3 and playing in the Nassau
County Championship this Tuesday
May 28st 3:30pm at Hofstra.. With a
career record of 66 - 4 the boys are
already winners.
So come out this Tuesday and cheer
for the school....cheer for the
team...cheer for the seniors!
1 Justin Guterding A/M -
Salisbury/Duke
2 Jack Metzler A/M - Skidmore
4 Lucas Clay A - Loyola
8 Jack Worstell A -
Hotchkiss/Richmond
9 Matt Cortese G - Lafayette
11 Brian Badgett M - Boston
University
14 Ed Blatz D - Georgetown
15 Michael Paxton M - Marist
16 Sean Digan M - USC
18 Thomas Holbrook M -
Muhlenberg
19 Conor Marrone M - Florida State
University
22 Brian Defliese LSM/D - Nazareth
25 Matt Schmelzinger FO/M - Sacred
Heart
29 Matt Leto M - Richmond

31 Scott D’Antonio D - Cornell 40 Matt Ventre D - CW Post

44 Kyle Skramko LSM/D - St John’s University

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This team did not play like a

This team did not play like a senior led team. Poor performance, especially at the end of the season.

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