Predicting Brewster will be in the mix in the Section 1 (N.Y.) Class B race would be pretty safe.
After all, the Bears always seem to be.
One of the main reasons for that is a gritty style of play that is perennially powered by a hard-nosed defense.
That’s once again the case in 2013.
Case in point, Joe Serrecchia.
A shutdown junior defender who has committed to Hofstra University, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Serrecchia, who also excels in football, is a physical player with good speed who excels in transition, as shown in his highlight reel.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
My team and I have been in the gym lifting weights and running, getting back into lacrosse-type of shape.
Many of our players also competed in winter sports which took up most of their time.
As a team, we were also involved in a winter league at the Brewster Sports Center to keep our sticks in our hands.
We also having been having weekly practices outside as long as there is no snow on the turf.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Before the season officially starts, we will be traveling over to New Fairfield to participate in a scrimmage against them as well as other strong Connecticut teams. We will also be holding a scrimmage at home a few days later before we kick the season off at Tappan Zee.
Our schedule looks strong as always. We always look forward to games against John Jay, Somers and Lakeland/Panas. Games like those are constantly on all of our minds to see how we stack up against some of the best teams Section 1 has to offer. Also we will have our annual game against Hauppauge, which is yet another measuring stick.
What player or players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
Our senior attackman, Nick Dingee, has been under the radar. He’s going to have a big year now, being one of the leaders on the offensive side of the ball, finishing out his final season strong.
Along with Dingee another player to watch is junior attackman Liam Erickson. Coming off an injury that had caused his season to be cut short by several games, he will be looking to turn heads throughout the section.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
With the defense being the rock of our team last year, the offense has a lot of experience coming back to the field with several starters returning. We will be having a more balanced team this upcoming year.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Our league is always competitive. Arlington and Put Valley are consistently solid teams that we face every year.
As always, the race will be tight to the end. We cannot wait to get the season rolling and get back into lacrosse.
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