The other has won four sectional titles the last five years, including the 2007 season when it defeated the nation’s top-ranked team in the state semifinals, and has the nation’s No. 8-ranked senior.
Combined, the two teams have 20 players committed to play at college programs. (Scroll down to see the complete list.)
Darien and Case Matheis (above) and John Jay and Mike Daniello (left) both play competitive schedules that include two-time Class C state champion Manhasset.
But once again this season, the Blue Wave and the Indians do not play one another during the regular season.
What if they did?
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This topic is of special interest because many have wondered why Darien and John Jay don’t play each season, given the fact they are in bordering counties, similar to the way Darien and Yorktown meet each year. After all, between them, the Blue Wave and Indians have an astonishing 20 college committed players – not to mention their recent string of postseason success.
College committed players for both teams
Richard Gregory, attack/midfield, Union, sr.
Christian Kolderup, defense, Villanova, sr.
Case Matheis, attack, Duke, jr.
Graham Maybell, midfield, Villanova, sr.
Eric Parnon, defense, Maryland, sr.
Justin Shaw, defense, Loyola, sr.
Dylan Torey, goaltender, Quinnipiac, sr.
Baylis Treen, defense, Lafayette, sr.
Henry West, midfield, Cornell, jr.
Trevor Caviola, defense, Endicott, sr.
Evan Chen, midfield, Bates, sr.
Mike Daniello, attack, Johns Hopkins, sr.
Alex Lanza, defense, Gettysburg, sr.
Mike Lupinacci, attack, Rollins, sr.
Thomas Mertens, LSM, Endicott, sr.
Brendan Morris, midfield, Gettysburg, sr.
Jimmy Morris, midfield, Gettysburg, sr.
Forrest Walter, midfield, Colgate, sr.
Jake Weil, midfield, Dartmouth, sr.
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