You’d be hard-pressed a varsity team anywhere in the nation that plays a non-section schedule as difficult as the one Yorktown does each year.
This season is no different.
Though, as we told you early in the fall, Ward Melville is not on the Huskers’ schedule for the first time in 30-plus years, a talented Smithtown West team has been added. Smithtown West features Virginia-bound attackman James Pannell, who is one of the nation’s top-ranked juniors, as well as college-bound seniors Kyle Keenan (Duke), Jordan Stevens (Cornell), Brendan Madarasz (Army) and Mike Perrettine (Army).
In addition, Yorktown faces the two top CHSAA teams in the region, St. Anthony’s and Chaminade, as well as Connecticut powers Darien, Ridgefield and Wilton.
That challenging 2011 schedule is among the topics we discuss in the latest installment of our “Player’s perspective” feature.
Midfielder Ty Schuldt shares his thoughts on that and more. Schuldt is headed to the University of Hartford.
Before we check in with Ty, here’s a look at Yorktown’s 2011 schedule:
3-23 DON BOSCO, 4 PM (scrimmage)
3-26 SOMERS RED GRAY TOURNAMENT, 10 AM (scrimmage)
4-2 at John Jay, 7 PM
4-7 ARLINGTON, 4:30 PM
4-9 at Shenendehowa, 1:30 PM
4-11 WHITE PLAINS, 4:30 PM
4-14 at Hen Hud, 4:30 PM
4-16 at Mahopac, 1 PM
4-20 at Darien, 4 PM
4-23 SMITHTOWN WEST, 2 PM
4-26 PUTNAM VALLEY, 4:30 PM
4-30 CHAMINADE, 1 PM
5-3 SOMERS, 7 PM
5-5 BREWSTER, 4:30 PM
5-7 LAKELAND/PANAS, 7 PM
5-10 at Ridgefield, 7 PM
5-13 ST. ANTHONY’S, 7 PM
5/17 at Wilton, 7 PM
For more schedules for teams throughout the region, be sure to check out our “Schedules galore” post.
Now, here is Ty’s perspective on the 2011 season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
I’ve been going to the gym and doing a lot of lifting.
How does your schedule look, including scrimmages, and what games are you looking forward to?
Of course the Murph Cup and John Jay. Of the Long Island rivals, Chaminade. Actually, I look forward to every game.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
Our goalie, Matt Sialiano and Eric Cooley on D.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
Our strength this year is that our team is really well-balanced. We have talent, evenly distributed at every position.
How do you view the race in Section 1 Class B and who do you think the contending teams will be?
I think it will be between us, Somers, Rye and John Jay.
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