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Conner Grippe Goes Seawolf
03/14/2015
When Ward Melville HS (NY) alum Jim Nagle took over as head coach...
2015 Summer Hotel Information
01/22/2015
Please only book hotels that your team will be attending.  You...
Intel Recognizes Seniors
01/20/2015
Ward Melville High School seniors Jessica Ju and Eric Edward Wang...
Jimmy Kickle Heads to Divison 1 Stony Brook
07/25/2014
It’s been a busy week for Class of 2015 commits for one of...
Mike Cusmano Selects Division 1 Stony Brook
07/25/2014
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Micheal Cirrone Goes Division 1
07/17/2014
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Conner Grippe Goes Seawolf

2016 Conner Grippe, Patriot Elite Green

When Ward Melville HS (NY) alum Jim Nagle took over as head coach of nearby Stony Brook University in 2012 after 10 seasons at Colgate, a recruiting pipeline was

Nagle has not only been landing quality commitments from Suffolk County but from his own alma mater.

The latest comes from junior Connor Grippe, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The hard-working feeding attackman has outstanding field vision and is especially efficient when operating from the X position.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Stony Brook offers great academics and opportunities beyond college.

Also, the coaching staff and atmosphere surrounding the athletics is an experience I am really looking forward to.

Lastly, the proximity to home sealed the deal.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Throughout the process, I considered Stony Brook, Hartford, Siena and Villanova.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my biggest strengths are my lacrosse IQ, my vision as a feeder and my riding.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
Developing a more consistent outside shot and becoming more of a threat off the ball.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My dad (a WM alumni) introduced me to the game when I was 3. In the past I have also participated in playing basketball and soccer.

What travel team do you play on and what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Patriot Elite Green in the summer. Over the summer, we played in the LI LaxFest, Legacy Invitational and the National High School Showcase.

I participated in many events in the fall such as the Philly Showcase and NXT.

Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you reach this point?
I would like to thank all the coaches I’ve had through the years that have helped enhance my game to the level it is at today.

All of my youth coaches, (Ward Melville Head) Coach (Jay) Negus and (Assistant) Coach (Chris) Muscarella, have given me the tools to be successful and I appreciate everything they’ve done up to this point.

Also, I could not be in these circumstances I am in today if it wasn’t for my family.

My dad taught me almost everything I know and I couldn’t be more grateful.

And also my mom, who has driven me all over the east coast for various lacrosse events


by posted 03/14/2015
2015 Summer Hotel Information

Please only book hotels that your team will be attending.  You can find your team schedule under your teams homepage.  When booking rooms please remember to use the room block in order to receive the group rate.

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**Yorktown event: Green team only

Patriot Elite Lacrosse/Ward Melville Room Block

Start date: 7/17/15
End date: 7/19/15
Last day to book: 6/26/15

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Courtyard Rye  for 149.00 USD  - 159.00 USD  per night

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** Lehigh event: Gold team only

Five miles from event

Courtyard by Marriot, Easton/Bethlehem PA

222 Emrick Boulevard, Bethehem PA 18018

Check in Saturday 6/13- Depart Sunday 6/14

Rate- $167 + taxes  including two breakfasts per room

Dial 610-625-9500 for reservations

Ask for the group by name- Three Village Lacrosse

Cutoff date 05/12/15

 

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Guests can call  1 888 236 2427 to book their room

Please have the guests mention “Patriot Elite Lacrosse” group when booking or they can use the group rate code PELPELB

 

6/12/2015

Queen/Queen

30

169.00

6/13/2015

Queen/Queen

30

169.00

 

** Devens Event: Green and Gold teams

13.4 miles from event

Courtyard by Marriot, Boston Marlborough

75 Felton Street, Marlborough Mass 01752

Check in Monday  7/6- Depart Tuesday 7/7

Rate- $189 + taxes ( 50 Double Queen room)

Dial 800-321-2211  for reservations

Ask for the group by name- Patriot Elite Lacrosse ref#1702

Cutoff date 06/08/15

 

** UMass Event: Green and Gold teams

Seven miles from event

Fairfield by Marriot, Springfield Northampton/ Amherst

115A Conz Street, Northampton Mass 01060

Check in Saturday 7/11- Depart Sunday 7/12

Rate- $199-$219 + taxes   including breakfast ( 28 double queen rooms, 22 King Exec studios )

Dial 413-587-9800 for reservations

Ask for the group by name- Patriot Elite Lacrosse

Cut off date 06/11/15

 


by posted 01/22/2015
Intel Recognizes Seniors

Patriot Elite Green, Eric Wang Performs Both On and Off The Field

Ward Melville High School seniors Jessica Ju and Eric Edward Wang have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Only 300 students nationwide received this honor.

For her project, “Using Python to Apply Phonological Rules for the Transcription of Korean,” Jessica worked under the leadership of mentor Dr. Jiwon Yun in the Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. She developed computer software to accurately translate Korean symbols into textual language. This approach can be used with other languages as well, providing universal translators.

Eric’s project, “A Novel Approach to Water Desalination: Reverse Osmosis by Fabrication of Graphene Oxide Membranes” was completed under the guidance of mentor Dr. Hongyang Ma in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University. Eric devised a graphene nanofilter to purify sea water for drinking. The project was inspired by Eric’s concern for the future availability of fresh drinking water on Long Island.

As semifinalists, the students will each receive $1,000 from Intel with an additional $1,000 going to Ward Melville to continue to provide the opportunities and resources students need to become America’s next inventors and change-makers.

“It is gratifying these intelligent, motivated researchers have been recognized for their work at such an early stage in their careers,” said Dr. George Baldo, the district’s InSTAR science research director. “Their achievements will not only encourage them to continue in scientific research, but also inspire other students. The students’ mentors deserve special recognition for accepting them into the laboratory and guiding them in their work.”

Later this month, Jessica and Eric will find out if they are named one of 40 finalists who will be invited to Washington, D.C., in March to participate in the final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists and compete for three top awards of $150,000 each.

“It is always rewarding to see students work hard and be recognized for their achievements,” said Principal Dr. Alan Baum. “ Being an Intel Semifinalist is certainly an incredible accomplishment for these two young scholars. Kudos to them and to their teachers and mentors for helping them reach this level of achievement. I wish them both luck as they continue on in the competition.”

 


by posted 01/20/2015
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
2014 Jim McGrath Tournament Champions

2014 Patriot Elite Black

Three Village 8th Grade/Patriot Elite Black win 3-1 after losing to same team
earlier in tournament 9-1. GO PATS!!!!!
 

Like the saying goes.........

Defense Wins Championships!!!


Great work boys!

 


by posted 06/29/2014
2014 LI Lax Fest Champions

2014 Patriot Elite Gold


 


by posted 06/24/2014
2013 NY State & National Champions

Staying Together Pays Off

by posted 06/11/2013
First Time Ever Running Clock Class A State Final

Execution equals Perfection!

by posted 06/08/2013
2013 Long Island Champions

Ward Melville captures its 16th Long Island Championship ( 16 of 22 all time )

by posted 06/03/2013
2013 Suffolk County Class A Champs

Best Feeling In The World

by posted 05/29/2013
2013 Patriots Undefeated

Voted #1 in America by inside lacrosse magazine

by posted 05/10/2013
2013 WM Parents Harlem Shake
2013 State Championship
2013 Long Island Championship
2013 WM -vs- WI
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