Today is National Signing Day, with my locals set to sign National Letters of Intent or make their commitments to play at the next level. I wrote a story about all of the athletes that are heading for Division 1, Ivy League or military academies, but here is an excerpt... Read More →
Mamaroneck forward Nick Tunic, who was recently named The Journal News Westchester/Putnam player of the year and the Section 1 large school player of the year, added to his growing list of accomplishments on Monday when he was named an All-American. The Central Connecticut State-bound senior finished the year with 24... Read More →
One of the moments that really stuck with me this year was the look on Nick Tunic’s face after Mamaroneck routed Scarsdale in front of a raucous Friday night crowd early in the season. That was the first chance that I had to see Tunic play and I couldn’t help... Read More →
In my three full seasons of covering boys soccer, this was by far the toughest player of the year decision that I’ve had to make in Rockland. There were four worthy candidates—Pearl River’s Chris Coughlan, Spring Valley’s Karlyl Simon, TZ’s Juan Umana and North Rockland’s Chris Aherne—and each brought something... Read More →
Now that we’ve had the Westchester/Putnam player of the year poll up for about a week, I want to know what your thoughts are on the Rockland POY award. The turnout for the first poll was incredible, with 3,191 total yards being cast. Pelham’s Charlie Livingstone was your choice in... Read More →
SECTION I Coach of the Year: Matty Allen, Byram Hills SECTION I SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER: Ben Ovetsky, Irvington SECTION I LARGE SCHOOL PLAYER: Nick Tunic, Mamaroneck LARGE SCHOOL ALL-STATE 1. Nick Tunic, Mamaroneck 2. Pat Mogan, Arlington 3. David Lachs, Byram Hills 4. Chris Coughlan, Pearl River 5. John Denis, Lakeland... Read More →
In the first poll in a series of four that I will post in the coming weeks to help me decide on some of the postseason awards that we’ll hand out at The Journal News, I want to know who you think deserves to be the Westchester/Putnam player of the... Read More →
For the final time in 2013, I’ve come up with a fresh set of power rankings. These are how I viewed each team at the conclusion of the season, so postseason performances obviously weighed heavily into my thought process. At some point in the near future, I’ll take a crack... Read More →
I wanted to share Sean T. McMann’s story from today’s Poughkeepsie Journal, which details Arlington’s decision to stay in Section 1 for at least one more year. The Arlington Board of Ed met last night and had a close vote on whether or not the school should move to Section... Read More →
All four Section 1 champs are done after a couple of heartbreaking overtime losses in the regional finals this past weekend, but don’t let that postseason hangover kick in just yet. Although there won’t be any more games involving local teams in 2013, there will be plenty more coverage right... Read More →
Video: Golden goal ends Pelham’s incredible season
Video by Peter Carr/The Journal News...
Sectionals: All-tournament teams
As I’ve done in each of the past few postseasons, I reached out to each coach whose team at least made it to the quarterfinals and asked for their nominations for our annual all-tournament teams...