Hendrick Hudson’s 2012 season ended in the Section 1 Class C title game where the Sailors fell to two-time New York state semifinalist Bronxville 12-6.
The Class C race figures to once again be an interesting one.
That’s among the topics discussed by one of the Sailors’ leading players, Stony Brook University-bound senior longstick midfielder Joe Fraietta.
Like many of the top lacrosse players throughout the tristate region, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Fraietta is transitioning from football. Fraietta was the Sailors’ starting quarterback.
But now, he’s focused on lax once again.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
The team has practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the school gym. We also use the weight room after school.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Our schedule is pretty much the same with a couple of different teams on it this season. I always look forward to playing teams like Yorktown, John Jay and Somers and our close rival Croton.
What player or players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
Brett Dalton. As a defensive midfielder, it’s hard to be noticed. I believe that he will contribute a lot by shutting down good midfielders this year.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
I believe it’s our defense. We have poles who can all play on the ball well. More importantly, we have senior leadership throughout each position.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Winning the league will be a great achievement for us if we do it, but we would like to make a run at the section championship again.
Obviously, teams like Bronxville and Putnam Valley will be standing in our way. But we enjoy playing great teams because we measure ourselves compared to them
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