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St. Dominic will be taking a step up in class in 2015 after finishing 14-4 and winning the CHSAA (NY) Class A title.
The move is front and center on the minds of Bayhawks players as they prepare for the official start of practice.
For more, we checked in with one of the leading players on last year’s team, senior Matt DeFeo.
A 60-point scorer in 2014, the playmaking attackman committed to Division II Mercy College last summer, a decision first reported here on LaxLessons.com.
Now, here are Matt’s perspectives on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
I have been training with Scott Schreiber throughout the whole off-season on strength and conditioning.
As a team, we have been practicing every Sunday at the Long Island Sports Hub to work on fundamentals and stick skills.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Our schedule this year is a lot different from previous years. We have moved up a division in the CHSAA, which will allow us to play at a more competitive level.
Some of the games that I’m looking forward to the most this season are against Kellenberg, St. John the Baptist, Holy Trinity and Stepinac.
We always scrimmage our in town rival Oyster Bay in the beginning of the season, which is always very competitive.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
A few underclassmen that will surprise some people this season on our offense are JJ Alicea, Brad Baker and Jack Pucci. Joe Luciano, a senior, will play a great role as a defensive midfielder.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
Our offense will be our strength this year. We have a lot of players that will step up and make a big impact.
As for our defense, they are all returning and have great chemistry together.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Every team is very competitive and is going to be a tough challenge to play against, but I think we can make a run at a championship again this year.
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