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Milner Named US Lacrosse Academic All-American

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Jun 152015
 

1229886_10102704969905511_7128149348262812399_nHere’s some excellent news about an Amity Lacrosse player.

Senior captain, Jake Milner, has been named a 2015 US Lacrosse Academic All-American.

He becomes the second player in program history to receive this recognition.

Milner finished his career at Amity with 104 goals, while maintaining a 3.81 GPA.

Next year, he will be playing lacrosse at the University of Miami (FL), while enrolled in an exclusive honors level pre-med program.

Congratulations to Jake – continue to make the program proud of your accomplishments on and off the field!

Boys Lacrosse: Falcons Swoop Down To Defeat Spartans in Woodbridge

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May 192015
 

IMG_3595The bus ride from Middletown to Woodbridge was worthwhile for the Xavier Falcons as they visited Amity Monday afternoon.
In the first quarter, the Falcons were ahead by 2 until the Spartans came alive and took a 5-4 lead.
The Falcons regained their lead and then began running over the Spartans with 4 additional goals to Amity’s 1. Second quarter score 8-6.
Xavier kept Amity from scoring in the third quarter while pulling even further ahead with 2 goals — 10-6.
Amity was able to score once (1) in the final quarter, and Xavier tacked on 2 more for the 12-7 win.
Notable players
Amity
Senior Jake Milner was the game’s high scoring player with 5 goals and 1 assist for the Spartans; Matt DeLizio and Ben DiMauro each scored 1 goal. Brad Uscilla had 2 assists and Matt Attolino had 1 assist.
Xavier
Austin Reid made 3 goals for the Falcons; Chris Connolly made 2 goals and 1 assist; Colin ODonnell and Wes Reid each had 1 goal and 1 assist; Colin McCarthy made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Brett Reid, John Ford, Tom Pardew, and Owen Gonzalez  each made 1 goal.  Evan Pesco and Josh Buchas each had 1 assist.
Shots
Xavier outshot Amity 34-26
Saves
Sophomore Matt Perrotti made 12 saves for the Spartans; Xavier’s Odell made 8 saves.

Boys Lacrosse: Spartans Slay The Green Dragons in Woodbridge

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Apr 282015
 

Hamden players react as Jake Milner scores

Hamden players react as Jake Milner scores

It was a cold windy afternoon on “the hill” at Amity on Monday, April 24, when the Spartans boys lacrosse team challenged the Hamden Green Dragons to a lacrosse match.

It was an aggressive game and both teams made 28 shots.

Amity took a quick lead at 5-2 in the first quarter. The Spartans added three more in the second quarter, enjoying an 8-2 lead at the half.

The Green Dragons came out fighting in the third quarter, scoring 3 times to the Spartans 2, narrowing the point deficit to 10-5.

Hamden was strong in the final quarter too, adding another 3 points to Amity’s 1, but battle as they may, they couldn’t catch up to the home team and Amity enjoyed an 11-8 victory.

Notable Players: 
Amity
Senior Brad Uscilla (12) was on fire, scoring 5 goals and 3 assists for the Spartans; fellow senior Jake Milner (2) wasn’t far behind with 4 goals and 1 assist; and a third senior Matt DeLizio (33) made 2 goals and 4 assists for the home team.
Senior Matt Attolino (3), junior Mikey Cavanagh (28) and junior Ian MacDonald (4) each had 1 assist.
Hamden
Senior Fran Bonadies (26) was the high scorer for the Green Dragons with 3 goals; senior Nick Aceto (36) scored 2; junior Angelo Dimonaco (33) made 2 goals and had 1 assist; and junior Cameron Kranich (22) scored 1 goal.
Sophomore Ryan Morely (1) and senior Dan Berrerra (17) each had 1 assist.
Both goalies battled hard: Amity senior Evan Campbell (13) made 9 saves and Hamden sophomore Todd Deskin (6) made 6 saves.
RECORDS: Amity 5-3, Hamden 3-5

(UPDATED) Boys Lacrosse: Wow, Amity Defeats Xavier 8-7 in Double Overtime

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May 102014
 

Joe Choiniere made 3 goals for the Spartans against Xavier.

Joe Choiniere made 3 goals for the Spartans against Xavier.

The Amity Spartans Varsity Lacrosse team played Xavier at Mercy High School this afternoon in a marathon SCC game with two overtimes in Middletown.

Amity scored the first goal on a shot by Joe Choiniere mid way through the first quarter. They would have the lead for almost the entire game, but Xavier rallied late and scored with 2:32 remaining in the 4th quarter to take their first lead of the game. Amity gained possession with 30 seconds left, down by one goal, and Steven Sember drew a penalty to give Amity a man advantage for one final possession. Joe Choiniere would go on to tie the game on a bounce shot from up top with just 2 seconds remaining and send it to sudden death overtime.

“It was to unbelievable to watch this goal unfold. It was a little bit of a broken play, but Joe stepped up as soon as he got the ball, and just willed it in to the net past the Xavier goalie to send it in to OT,” said coach Brandon Pepe.

OT

In the first overtime period both teams had opportunities but never really threatened to score. In the second overtime, Amity would come up with a defensive stop, and quickly got the ball up field to captain Nick Coassin for a fast break. He made a great pass to an open Jake Milner who beat the Xavier goalie and won the game for the Spartans.

“Overall it was one of our best efforts of the season. There is no quit in this team. We remained calm and focused through the final minutes of the fourth quarter, and the overtime periods,” Pepe said. “Xavier is a great team and has some very talented players all over the field. They outshot us, and possessed the ball for nearly 70% of the game. When I look back on it, it’s hard to believe we could win a game like this where we rarely had the ball. Our offense was very efficient when we did have possessions, and defensively this is the third game in a row where we are really communicating well and playing great team defense. Exciting games like this are the reason why we love this sport. The game could have gone either way. Glad we got the victory, and hats off to Xavier for a great battle.”

Great to give the Amity Lacrosse Moms something additional to celebrate on Mother’s Day.

Basic info based on stats:
Xavier outshot Amity 31-16
Saves: Amity’s Goalie James Chapman made 24 saves for the Spartans; Xavier’s goaltender made 6 saves.
Amity took the lead 4-2 in the second quarter, but Xavier stepped things up in the fourth quarter.

Amity               1-3-1-2-0-1 = 8
Xavier             1-1-2-3-0-0 = 7

Amity

Spartan’s Captain Joe Choiniere was the high scorer for Amity with 3 goals and 1 assist; Jake Milner made 2 goals and had 1 assist; Nick Coassin made 1 goal and had 1 assist; Matt DeLizio and Jesse Cala added 1 goal each; and Tyler Burns made 4 assists.

Xavier

The Falcons’ Colin O’Donnell was the high scorer for Xavier with 3 goals; Wes Reid made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Ross Bohan had 1 goal and 1 assist;  John Ford and Nico Howard added 1 goal each; and Brett Reid made 1 assist.

Records: Amity 9-2; Xavier 6-5

 

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Defeats Cheshire 10-8

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May 092014
 

IMG_0202The Amity Spartans Varsity Lacrosse Team knew they were in for a battle when they hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 6.

Cheshire played hard and skillfully. They outshot Amity 39-31 and held the lead through third quarter (Q1: 2-1; Q2: 5-3; Q4: 8-6).

The Spartans played to win as well, and in the final quarter, they put  on their game faces, catching up to, tying and finally defeating the Rams 10-8.

Scoring

Cheshire’s Matt Blois was the game’s high scorer with 4 goals. Anthony Trasacco brought in 2 for the Rams and Alec Thomas and Matt Samuelson each scored 1 goal.

The visitors’ Ben Hamel made 2 assists and Christian Russo had 1 assist for the Rams.

Cheshire’s goalkeeper Jared Lawson made 14 saves for his team.

On Amity’s side, Jake Milner and Brad Uscilla each scored 3 goals; Dave Buono made 2 goals and  Joe Choiniere and Ajay King scored 1 goal each.

Milner, King, Choiniere, and Tyler Burns each had 1 assist for the Spartans.

Spartans goalie Evan Campbell made 27 saves.

Records: Amity 8-2; Cheshire 4-7