Mark it down.
Massapequa will be one of the teams playing in the Nassau County Class A title game.
That may be a bold prediction to make, but then again, when you look at what’s happened the last three years, it may considered a pretty safe pick.
That’s because the Chiefs have in the the Section 8 final three straight years, falling by a total of four goals in those games, including two one-goal affairs: Farmingdale 9-8 in 2010 and Syosset 14-13 last year.
How does Massapequa look going into 2013?
We turned to Nick Capuano, a junior defenseman who has verbally committed to Towson University.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
Our team does skill training three days a week and speed training twice a week. I also play basketball twice a week and work out at the gym for strength training .
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most and who are some of your scrimmages?
Conference 1 is always a tough conference. Syosset is the defending Nassau Conference champion. Farmingdale is a rivalry game. Port Washington should be a a tough opponent as well. We also scrimmage West Islip and St. Anthony’s.
The game I am most excited about is on March 21 against nationally ranked Chaminade. They will be a great early season challenge for us.
What player or players on your team will surprise this season?
We lost some great seniors to graduation last year but have a great nucleus of returning players back and underclassmen coming up from JV.
Two players that I think are going be outstanding for us are senior goalie Wyatt Russo and junior attackman James Byrnes.
What do you think will be the strength of your team this year ?
We have a lot of offensive firepower. Craig Berge, Paul Bentz, Ian Kirby and James Byrnes lead a great group of midfielders and attackmen that will be very strong.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Syosset is the first team that comes to mind. They are the team to beat.
We will not take anyone lightly in our conference because all of these teams are capable beating anyone on any given day.
We have dedicated ourselves to compete for the Nassua, Long Island and state championships.
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