How does Mahopac look entering the season? We’ll be keeping the perspectives of a couple of ’Pac players.
First up is Drexel-bound midfielder TJ Foley.
An athletic, two-way midfielder who was also a standout on the Indians’ sectional finalist football team and is currently a member of the varsity basketball team, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Foley was a standout last summer on the Hudson Valley Empire State Games team.
Here are TJ’s thoughts on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
I play basketball in the offseason, but I have also been working out and working on my stick skills, but we play in a winter league and also have workouts everyday during the week.
How does your schedule look, including scrimmages, and what games are you looking forward to?
We have a tough schedule this year. I’m looking forward to playing Lakeland/Panas, especially after the double OT loss to them last year.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
Anthony Berardis. He’s very fast and has a hard shot. Also, Frankie Verde and Vinny Parrillo will be strong defenders this year. They have both been working out and got much stronger and quicker.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
Our D. We have four returning starters from last season with a lot of experience.
How do you view the race in Section 1 Class A and who do you think the contending teams will be?
This year, Lakeland/Panas will be very strong. They will definitely be hard to stop with a strong offense.
Mahopac 2011 schedule
Sat 3/26 9:00 am Scrimmage Away @ Byram Hills 4 way Tournament
Wed 3/23 4:30 pm Scrimmage Away @ Suffern 4 way Tournament
3/29 or 3/30 TBA Scrimmage Away @ New Canaan (Pending)
Sat 4/2 TBA Non-League Away @ East Islip (No JV)
Tues 4/5 4:30 Non-League Away @ Arlington
Thurs 4/7 4:30 Non-League Home Vs. Carmel
Sat 4/9 1:00 Non-League Away @ Guilderland (Uni Albany) (No JV)
Tues 4/12 4:30 Non-League Away @ Wappingers
Thurs 4/14 4:30 League Home Vs. Somers
Sat 4/16 1:30 League Home Vs. Yorktown
Thurs 4/21 1:00 Non-League Home Vs. Northport (JV also Home 1:00)
Tues 4/26 7:00 pm League Home Vs. Hen Hud
Thurs 4/28 4:30 League Away @ Brewster
Sat 4/30 1:00 Non-League Home Vs. White Plains (JV Away @ 3:00)
Tues 5/3 4:30 League Away @ JJCR
Thurs 5/5 4:30 League Home Vs. Lakeland/Panas
Sat 5/7 12:00 Non-League Away @ Suffern
Tues 5/10 4:30 Non-League Away @ Horace Greeley
Wed 5/12 4:30 League Away @ Putnam Valley
* For schedules for teams from throughout the region, be sure to check out the “Schedules galore” thread, and scroll down to the comments portion for the most recently released schedules.