Sacred Heart-University bound Brian Masi (third from right) is one of six seniors from Smithtown West bound for Division I programs, along with, from left: midfielder Dillon Gruder (UMass), attackman Pat O’Brien (Army), faceoff midfielder Joe Varello (Navy), defender Frank Briar (Marist) and attackman Eric Joseph (Lafayette).

The race for the championship in Suffolk County’s Division 1 once again promises to be one of the most competitive anywhere.

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And Smithtown West will once again be right in the middle of it.11-300x150

For more on the Bulls, we turn to first-line midfielder Brian Masi.

Now, here are Brian’s perspectives on the upcoming season.

What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
Working out in the gym everyday after school and playing lacrosse at least three days a week

How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Our schedule is a typical D-1 schedule – tough. I am really looking forward to West Islip, Ward Melville and Smithtown East.  We are playing Syosset the first game of the year.

What player or players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
I think we all will surprise people this year because we have all been playing in the shadow of some big names over the last few years, and I think because the big names are gone, people might be surprised by what a good team we are now.

What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
We will score a lot of goals this year, but our real strength will be our team defense and goaltending.

How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
The Suffolk D-1 race this year will be among the usual teams – Smithtown West, West Islip, Ward Melville,  Smithtown East and Northport.

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17 Responses to “Player’s perspective: Brian Masi, Smithtown West (NY) midfielder”

  1. Running of the Bulls says:

    Good job Bri … Have a great year

  2. poindexter says:

    Happy to see a spot lighton Brian, well deserved, the kid is a horse!!!

  3. Lionfan says:

    Masi is a horse, the team will go as far as he takes them!!!

  4. coach16 says:

    Sacred Heart is lucky to have him, Brian is a big time D1 player.

  5. machoman says:

    Masi is the leader of a potent offense, this group will win the counties minimum and they are grounded by a solid D

  6. The Mick says:

    West has more depth than ever. They will be a tough out vs any team.

  7. How the West Was Won says:

    Nice job Bri guy!

  8. coollaxluke says:

    Good luck Brian!! This is your year!! Good Luck to the WEST BULLS!!!

  9. wizard of id says:

    Finally can this be the year? alot of pressure on you and your teamates Brian. can this group be as good as we all thought

  10. bulls fan says:

    alot of hype around this team, Brian and the boys will have to work hard to live up to it

  11. The strangler says:

    Good luck Brian!! And good luck at Sacred Heart!!

  12. tiredlaxman says:

    This team is the most complete team that i have seen here in years, last years team was young this years team is experienced and ready…and i am not alone in this thought, just look at all the pre season rankings…GOOD LUCK BOYS!!!!

    • m man says:

      hey tired i have been waiting for you to show up!!! your right this group is a good one we have all been waiting for this for a long time. go bulls!!

  13. msg man says:

    Brian be smart and lead this team to a championship with hard work, you have so much talent around you and probably the best fogo on the island!!

  14. bulls fan says:

    after watching you guys at practice today i know what a well oiled machine looks like. now i can understand why so many polls have you boys ranked in the top 20 nationally

  15. msg man says:

    saw the SW vs Syosset game, you played great Brian, you and Joseph were the difference in the game

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