It’s become quite a pipeline.
Stony Brook University has found a high school pipeline for talent and that school is Sachem North.
All told, five Flaming Arrow players are either current or future Seawolves.
He joins current Seawolves players and Sachem North alumns Alex Harris and Michael Andreassi and current Sachem North SBU commits Tyler Andreassi and Michael Calvagna in forming the pipeline.
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Caridi is a two-way middie with good speed, shooting ability stick skills who gets a lot of ground balls. He had 22 goals and 15 assists this past season.
“Joe is a great kid who works extremely hard,” Sachem North coach Jay Mauro said. “He is an excellent athlete with a great shot. He will be one of our leaders this year on offense. We expect big things from him and we know he will deliver.”
Now, here’s a Q&A with Joe on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
The academics of the school, How the team got along and how the players on the team acted toward each other, how the coaches were and how they treated the team ,and what the atmosphere of the college was like.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was strongly considering and visited Penn State, West Point and the Naval Academy
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I can play both sides of the ball very well. I always keep my head up looking for the one more pass, I have a hard and accurate shot, and I always play hard.
What areas of your game do you think you need to work on?
I think I need to work on dodging to score, work on my left hand, and I need to have more confidence in my play
Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
Some of my biggest influences are alumni of my school like Timmy Lang, Mike Andreassi and Angelo Armine. Also, (former Stony Brook University star and two-time All-American) Kevin Crowley was a big influence because he was one of the best players I’ve wached in person. He amazed me with the talents he had, and he always played hard no matter what.
What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this past summer?
I played travel lacrosse with my high school team. Some of the big showcase events I played in were the Suffolk Rising Sophomore and Rising Junior games, and the Nike Blue Chip camp.
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