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Jimmy Kickle Heads to Divison 1 Stony Brook

Jimmy Kickle Patriot Elite Green

It’s been a busy week for Class of 2015 commits for one of the nation’s premier programs — Ward Melville, which just two seasons ago went 22-0 and won its eighth New York state title.

We told you earlier this week about defenseman Mike Cirrone’s verbal commitment to the University of Richmond.

Teammate Jimmy Kickel will be playing his college lacrosse much closer to East Setauket.

The midfielder gave a verbal commitment to Stony Brook University earlier this week, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle was an All-Suffolk County standout at Ward Melville in 1988 when the Patriots won the state championship and went 24-0.

The 5-foot-11, 164-pound Kickel, a righty, is an offensive-minded middie with an outstanding outside shooter with an array of dodge moves.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Jimmy on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I really loved the coaches and the academic support they provide their athletes.  Also, the distance played a pretty big role in my decision.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was talking to Providence, High Point, St. Joe’s, Hartford and Sacred Heart. I only had the chance to visit Providence.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I think my dodging and lacrosse IQ are my strengths and I think I’m more of an offensive middie.

What area of your game do you need to work on? 
My defense and overall strength.  My goal is to become a more complete player, not just an offensive middie.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My good friend Danny Bucaro’s dad (Rich Bucaro) introduced lacrosse to me in fifth grade.  All of my friends were playing, so I thought I should try it out. I used to play football and I love playing basketball.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Ward Melville Patriot Elite Green for my varsity coaches.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my family for all the traveling they had to do for me over the summers, especially my mother.

Also, I would like to thank my Three Village youth coaches. They taught me a lot.

And lastly, I would especially like to thank (Ward Melville Head) Coach (Jay) Negus and (WM Assistant) Coach (Chris) Muscarella. They pushed me everyday in practice and helped me improved immensely this year.


by posted 07/25/2014
Mike Cusmano Selects Division 1 Stony Brook

Mike Cusmano Patriot Elite Green

It’s less than 5 miles from Stony Brook University’s campus to Ward Melville High School in neighboring East Setauket.

It’s a route Seawolves coach Jim Nagle knows quite well.

Nagle, who has completed three season as HC at “The Brook,” was an all-Suffolk County selection on the Ward Melville team that went 24-0 and won the New York state title in 1988.

In his current position, Nagle has been working hard to establish a pipeline between his high school alma mater and Stony Brook.

We told you about 2015 WM midfielder Jimmy Kickel’s verbal to Stony Brook. Kickel will be joined at Stony Brook by classmate and fellow midfielder Mike Cusmano, whose verbal to the Seawolves last week was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Cusmano, a righty, is a hard-nosed, athletic and agile two-way player with a combination of good strength and speed who is a strong dodger on offense and intense performer on defense.

Cusmano is also a three-year varsity football standout at wide receiver and cornerback who also ran winter track as a freshman.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Mike on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
The great physical therapy/sports medicine program at Stony Brook which I intend to major in was a great influence in my decision. I was very impressed with the coaching staff and the facilities Stony Brook has to offer.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Drexel, Sacred Heart, Lafayette, Marist, Hofstra. I only got the chance to visit Stony Brook and Lafayette.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My speed, athleticism and dodging ability make me an threat on offense. My intensity and aggressiveness are key as well on defense.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
My shooting accuracy as well as my off hand stick skills.

Did Coach Nagle’s background as a player at Ward Melville impact your decision and are you looking forward to staying teammates with Jimmy Kickel in college?
Yes, because Coach Nagle is familiar with the level of performance that is required  to play at a school with such a rich tradition of lacrosse.

Jimmy (Kickel) is a player with great skills and a close friend of mine. We play great together and I look forward to continuing that at Stony Brook.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
Coach Dave McCulloch pulled me aside in third grade and suggested that I tryout for the Three Village travel team in third grade.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
My travel team is Ward Melville Patriot Elite Green. I have been at the Top 205, Philly Showcase and the National 175 Invitational showcases. I have played in the Rising Senior Nassau vs. Suffolk Long Island All-Star game, I made the 2013 Long Island Lax Fest All-Star team, the Hofstra First-Look All-Star team, as well as the 2014 Legacy Invitational All-Star team.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank coaches, (Jay) Negus and (Chris) Muscarella for making me a better player. I would also like to thank coaches (Rich) Bucaro, McCulloch, McGinley and Swift for the youth years in Three Village.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family throughout the years for all the traveling while giving me their love and support.


by posted 07/25/2014
Micheal Cirrone Goes Division 1

Micheal Cirrone 2014 Patriot Elite Green

A combination of quickness and stick skills makes Mike Cirrone an especially effective defenseman when it comes to a couple of key aspects of the game.

The rising senior at Ward Melville High School (NY) is known for his takeaway checks and his outstanding clearing ability.

It’s those attributes that attracted attention from Division I programs. This past weekend, Cirrone decided on a destination, giving a verbal commitment to the newly launched program at the University of Richmond, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Cirrone, a lefty, just returned from Maryland where he played on the Long Island team at the Under Armour Underclass Showcase. He was also a member of the Suffolk team at the Long Island Showcase each of the last three years, and was an LI Laxfest all-star in both 2013 and ’14 and Nike Blue Chip all-star in 2013.

Cirrone is also a varsity hockey standout for Ward Melville.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Mike on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
The coaching staff and the great academics.

When I first stepped on campus, the coaching staff immediately made me feel at home.

The school has so much to offer and has great academic programs in order to set you up for success in life after college.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was talking to Yale, Towson, Marist and St. Joseph’s.  I only had a chance to visit Richmond.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I would say my strengths as a player are my quickness and my stick skills. I would describe my style of play as aggressive who tries to create a turnover and push the ball down the field.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
Areas of my game I always want to focus on improving are my stick skills and athleticism. The area I want to improve the most right now is my off-ball defense and communication.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
I was introduced to lacrosse by my best friend’s dad, Rich Bucaro (father of Georgetown-bound attackman Dan Bucaro) in kindergarten.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on Patriot Elite Green which is through Ward Melville. This summer I participated in the Long Island Showcase for Team Suffolk, the all-star game at the Long Island Laxfest, and the Under Armour Underclass Games for team Long Island.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents and family for always supporting me. I would like to thank my coaches in my younger years: coaches Bucaro, McGinley, McCulloch and Swift.

I would especially like to thank my (Ward Melville) coaches for the last five years Coach (Jay) Negus and Coach (Chris) Muscarella.

They have all made me the lacrosse player I am today.


by posted 07/17/2014
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by posted 06/29/2014
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