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.

Now, here are Nick’s perspectives on the upcoming season.11-300x150

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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2 Responses to “Player’s perspective: Nick Capuano, Massapequa (NY) defenseman”

  1. Lax LI says:

    Pequa does have a strong squad.

  2. Pequa says:

    Good job big guy!

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