by Tom Peace | LaxMagazine.com
News and Notes
Greenwich's Youth Now Experienced
A year older and a year wiser, Greenwich (Conn.) is ready to fly.
The Greenwich Cardinals had a fairly young team last year and the squad learned a lot during its 9-9 season. Head coach Scott Bulkley is optimistic as the Cardinals begin their first practices this week.
"We started a lot of sophomores and freshman. That experience will be very important for this year's team and how we prepare for each game," Bulkely said. "The offseason was spent working on the little things that make you better. I am very happy with all of the work my guys did this offseason."
Those little things included watching game tape, working out in the weight room and stick work.
The Cardinals have a deep midfield unit led by two of the strongest players in the state in Alex Moeser (Hofstra) and Kyle Foote (Loyola). Ryan Flippin, Kelly Jay, Sam Saleeby will be key contributors on midfield. Decker Curran (Michigan) and Will Gibian lead the attack unit.
The Greenwich defense should have the two qualities every coach wants -- youth and experience. Three out of the four have started since their freshman year. Starting at close defense is 6-foot-3, 208 pound Jack Harrington (Duke), followed by Jack Nail, Cole Perry, and Griffin Tiedy.
Graham Savio who many believe is one of the top-3 faceoff men in the Tri-State area.
The 2013 schedule includes the usual slate of Connecticut Class L opponents, but also Darien and Wilton from Class M. Two teams from the Empire State also highlight the schedule -- Lakeland-Panas and Chaminade.
"The only way to take your game to the next level is to go out and play the best possible competition. We respect all of our opponents but we fear no one," Bulkely said. "We are going to use the regular season to get ourselves ready for the playoffs. We have a lot of work to do and my guys are ready to do what it takes to take that next step."To read full article click
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