Sacred Heart-University bound Brian Masi (third from right) is one of six seniors from Smithtown West bound for Division I programs, along with, from left: midfielder Dillon Gruder (UMass), attackman Pat O’Brien (Army), faceoff midfielder Joe Varello (Navy), defender Frank Briar (Marist) and attackman Eric Joseph (Lafayette).
The race for the championship in Suffolk County’s Division 1 once again promises to be one of the most competitive anywhere.
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For more on the Bulls, we turn to first-line midfielder Brian Masi.
Now, here are Brian’s perspectives on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
Working out in the gym everyday after school and playing lacrosse at least three days a week
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Our schedule is a typical D-1 schedule – tough. I am really looking forward to West Islip, Ward Melville and Smithtown East. We are playing Syosset the first game of the year.
What player or players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
I think we all will surprise people this year because we have all been playing in the shadow of some big names over the last few years, and I think because the big names are gone, people might be surprised by what a good team we are now.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
We will score a lot of goals this year, but our real strength will be our team defense and goaltending.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
The Suffolk D-1 race this year will be among the usual teams – Smithtown West, West Islip, Ward Melville, Smithtown East and Northport.
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