LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 6/20/12
The Long Island roster for the 2012 Empire State Cup has been released.
The event will be held in Syracuse on July 26-29.
Each region has a staff of three coaches, with a wide variety of experience in the sport, ranging from current professional players to Hall of Fame coaches. The State of New York is divided by county into six regional territories: Adirondack, Central, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City and Western.
Click here for list and sites of tryouts for other regions. The final New York City tryouts will be held tonight at Poly Prep.
Long Island roster
Cecere, Daniel South Side High School Defense 12
Chin, Dakota Hauppauge High School Defense 12
Chin, Maxwell Hauppauge High School Middle 12
Delosreyes, Anthony St. Anthony’s Melville NY. Goalie 12
DeMarco, Joseph Massapequa HS FaceOff 12
Dorman, Evan Great Neck North Middle 12
Foley, John Smithtown West Defense 11
Gennari, Eric South Side Middle 12
Geringswald, Maximilian Half Hollow Hills East Defense 11
Heldberg, Matthew Smithtown West Attack 11
Hwang, David Hauppauge High School Goalie 12
LaMonica, Jonathan St. Anthony LSM 12
Nawrocki, Kyle Hauppauge HS Defense 11
O’Brien, Patrick Smithtown West HS Attack 12
Ramaizel, Anthony Hills East Attack 12
Regnier, Tyler Sewanhaka Defense 11
Rothstein, Justin Half Hollow Hills HS Middle 11
Ruane, Michael St. Anthony’s High School LSM 11
Tita, Stephen South Side High School Middle 12
Toscano, Luke Kings Park Defense 12
Trasolini, Christian New Hyde Park Memorial High school Attack 12
Vezza, Mario chaminade Attack 12
Zellen, Justin Hauppauge High School Middle 11
Hughes, Brian Garden Ctiy Goalie 11
Bentz, Paul MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL Middle 12
Bitzer, Ryan Riverhead High School Middle 12
Diggle, Anthony West Islip LSM 12
George, Cody Garden City High School Garden City NY Middle 11
Headrick, Brian Kings Park Attack 12
Henry, Ryan Hauppauge High School Middle 11
McKee, Mike Macarthur Defense 12
Miller, Troy Shoreham Wading River Attack 11
Reisman, Kevin West Babylon Senior High School FaceOff 12
Smidt, Matthew Smithtown West Goalie 11
Stubbolo, Frankie Cold Spring Harbor High School Middle 11
Zimm, Eric Manhasset High School Attack 10
Long Island Coaches
Head Coach: Chris Deeks
Assistant Coaches: Dan Achatz, Eric Zilinek
Deeks, an Empire Games veteran, has been head coach of Long Island twice, winning gold in 1995 and 2008, as well as an assistant coach three times. He served as an assistant to Fran McCall and Bob Hoppey at the inaugural Empire Games. He is currently the head coach at Great Neck North, and previously served as head coach at Floral Park Memorial. He also was previously a defensive coordinator for Hofstra University and St. John’s University, and head coach at Globe Institute of Technology. In addition to the Empire State Cup, Deeks also coaches the Eastern Region Team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.
Achatz, who served as an assistant coach for Long Island at the 2008 Empire Games, is currently the head coach at Valley Stream High School. He was previously an assistant coach at Manhattanville College. Achatz played his collegiate lacrosse at Rutgers, where he was the 2003 winner of The Rutgers Lacrosse Knight Cup, awarded to the player who has played the game of lacrosse to the best of his ability, who has, by example, inspired or led his teammates both on and off the field and who, above all, has consistently demonstrated the qualities of unselfishness and loyalty to his team and Rutgers University.
Zilinek, who served as an assistant coach for Long Island at the 2008 Empire Games, is currently the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach at Great Neck North. He also previously coached at Floral Park Memorial and held the same position at Globe Institute of Technology. Zilinek played collegiately at New York Institute of Technology, where he was a faceoff specialist and defensive midfieler.