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Big Red Soccer Lights Up the Field
The Glen Cove’s boys soccer team season is off to an outstanding start! The team is currently 9-0, overall and 6-0, in league play. They are looking forward to their upcoming home games against Lynbrook High School on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., and Wantagh High School on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. News 12 will be at the Sept. 26 game, providing full linear coverage. Come out and support our team. Go Big Red!
The Sept. 26 game will be broadcast live on News12Varsity.com and the News 12 Varsity App. Replays can be seen immediately following the game on both platforms as well. The game will also be available to Optimum subscribers on demand on channel 614 beginning the evening of Sept. 29.
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Glen Cove Football Commemorates 100 Years
Glen Cove High School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered on Maiden Field to celebrate the school’s Centennial Football Team season opener on Sept. 9.
Alumni spanning the decades as far back as the 1940s lined up at the goalpost as the school’s centennial team entered the field to take on Division High School. After the national anthem was played to perfection by the school’s band, there was a moment of silence to honor Glen Cove alumnus Angelo Fillipone (Class of ’98).
Honorary captain Bob Kormoski, who led the last undefeated Glen Cove football team in 1960, and City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello joined the team’s captains for the coin toss, to kick off the historic event. New York State Sen. Carl Marcellino, NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Glen Cove City Court Judge Richard McCord were also in attendance to cheer the team on.
During halftime, band members, cheerleaders and members of the kickline team performed. All of the alumni present stood on the field and each decade of athletes was announced and applauded.
The game was dedicated in memory of coach James Brennan, who began his career at Glen Cove in 1970 and became head coach of the football team in 1972. During his tenure, he won back the Chapman Bell, a fixture at Glen Cove High School graduations. Brennan also served as business chairperson and assistant principal for many years in Glen Cove before retiring in 2003. His family attended the game and rang the Chapman Bell to initiate the evening’s festivities.
Alumni in attendance signed a T-shirt and a football representing the decade in which they played. Those items will be placed in the school’s athletic showcase.
After the game, alumni and others gathered at the View Grill for a Booster Club-sponsored reception. Glen Cove athletics and the Booster Club extend a special thanks to the View Grill for donating appetizers to the event.
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Leon Named Academic All-American
Brandon Leon, a recent graduate of Glen Cove High School and former member of the school’s boys Big Red lacrosse team, has been named to US Lacrosse’s Academic All-American team.
Brandon, who was a four-year starter and captain at Glen Cove, was selected as an All-County defenseman during the 2016 season for his work on the field. Known as a ferocious takeaway player, he led Big Red in takeaways and groundballs in the last two seasons. This past year, he also scored seven goals and two assists, which ranked him among the top-scoring longsticks in Nassau County. In addition, Brandon’s status as an Academic All-American recognizes his fine academic accomplishments. US Lacrosse, the national governing body of both boys and girls lacrosse, recognizes the top nine student-athletes in Nassau County with the Academic All-American Award.
Brandon will be attending Molloy College in the fall to continue his academic and athletic career.
Glen Cove Boys Lacrosse Honored at Dinner
The Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association recently honored four members of Glen Cove High School’s Big Red boy’s lacrosse team and Rob Field of Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse for their fine work both on and off the lacrosse field.
Seniors Geoffrey Field and Sean Morrissey were named to the All-Conference Team. Geoffrey led Glen Cove in assists for the past three years and will be attending Montclair State this fall. Sean, the team’s face-off specialist had a fantastic 73 win percentage, in addition to leading the midfield in scoring, will attend King’s College.
Michael Hatala, an honorable mention All-County player, led the team in scoring the past three seasons, scoring 43 goals this season alone, including the 100th of his career. Michael will attend Susquehanna University. Brandon Leon served as cover defenseman and was named to the All-County team. Known for his take-away ability, he led the team in takeaways and groundballs, and ranked among the top scoring defenders in the county with seven goals scored. Brandon will be attending Molloy College in the fall.
The boys were also given awards for their work in the classroom. Sean and Michael were named to the Academic All-Conference team, and Brandon to the Academic All-County team.
Field was awarded the Harvey Cohen Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have donated service to both the Jr. League and high school lacrosse programs. In addition to his many years of service as a coach in the Jr. Lacrosse Program, Rob has been instrumental in bringing LaxFest to Glen Cove. LaxFest, a full day of lacrosse that features all the teams in the Glen Cove Jr. League, including second-grade girls, second-grade boys, boys (grades 3-4) and boys grade 5-6, and the high school’s boys junior varsity and varsity, and girls varsity, which culminates with an Alumni Game, featuring former players and coaches from both the Jr. League and high school.