Cold Spring Harbor is looking for a reversal of fortune in 2014.
The Seahawks have advanced to the Nassau County (N.Y.) Class C championship game five straight seasons, losing each time, most recently last spring, when they fell to the Friends Academy 9-4.
CSH last won a county crown in 2008, when it beat Manhasset 12-8 in the final before falling to Mount Sinai 9-3 in the Long Island championship game.
All told, Cold Spring Harbor has advanced to the Nassau County Class C title game 10 straight seasons. Considering the quality of talent in Section 8, it’s one of the most impressive streaks in lacrosse nationally.
How do the Seahawks look in 2014?
Let’s check in with Jordan Walter.
One of the top midfielders on Long Island, the senior, an athletic dodger, committed to Notre Dame back in the winter of 2012.
Now, here are Jordan’s perspectives on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
So far, we have been working out three times a week at the school with the rest of the team. Also, as a team, we play at the Syosset Sports Hub once a week with the coaches to really start meshing together with each other the earliest we possibly can. Personally, I have also been going to a personal trainer to make sure I’m as ready as I can be for the season.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
This year, we have the toughest out-of-league schedule we’ve faced since I have been on the team as a freshman. We start of the season playing probably our hardest game — against Smithtown West.
We also play Manhasset, which has always been a huge rival of ours and is always a great game.
And then, in conference, we play Friends Academy away for the first time in my three years I’ve been on the team and that will also be a very important game to us.
What players on the team do you think will surprise people this year?
This year, I think we have a really good chance to do some great things. We have many of our starters back from last year. However, I think players like John Shea and Mason Marion will contribute a lot on defense this year. On offense, Riley Cox and Luke Baron will have more of a role on midfield this year.
What do you think the strength of the team will be this year?
Since we have almost everyone back on both midfield and attack, our strength will definitely be on the offensive side.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
This year, like last year, I think our game against Friends Academy is our most important in-league game. Because they beat us in the county finals last year, it’ll be a good achievement this year to take back the county championship from them.
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