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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Dutchman on Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:29 am

So far, Joe Amplo has signed up a couple of HU players; the LaxPower Recruits listing (2011-2012) for Marquette
have Patrick Leary Att/Mid, Steve Abba defender and JA has also signed the younger brother of Adam Mojica, last
year's incumbent LSM. If Jerry Nobile is moving on to Marquette, that would seem to be a good move on his part.

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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby hounddog on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:21 am

any update furthur on hof transfers , both in and out?
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby laxidaisical55 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:59 pm

Dutchman wrote:Now that the HS AA lists have come out we see that three of HU's recruits listed in the LaxPower Recruit List (2011) are
named.
- Sal Tuttle - Attackman of Farmingdale (NYS A Champions) tallied 37 goals and 57 assists. Also played FB (QB) and basket
ball for the Dalers.

- Tom Passenant - Defender of Charlotte Country Day School, NC - CCDS were NC state champions four years in a row;
credited with picking up 111 grnd balls and had 49 Caused Turnovers. Tom was also named to the NC All State Football team
as a tailback with over 1,000 gained. Described by coach as a very fast, offensive defender.

- Chris Selva - St Thomas Aquinas HS goalkeeper; second year named to HS AA. Acrobatic in cage and excellent clearing
ball after the save.

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While not named to 2011 HS AA, other (2011-2012) recruits had excellent seasons. To name a few:
- Tyler Begley - Att East Islip HS 45 goals 35 assists
- Korey Hendricksen - Midfield Farmingdale HS 45 goals 9 assists - Including the gamewinner in the state championship
game
- Sam Llinares - Att/Mid Hauppauge HS 38 goals 25 assists (2012-2013 recruit)
- Mike Malave - Midfield S-WR HS 27 goals 17 assists; missed several games due to injury.

This list is not complete, nor all inclusive...who and what have I possibly missed?

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At the end of the year, I bet Begley makes the most impact.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby wahoomurf on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:27 pm

stickhead wrote:Could we get the High School he's from??? LOL


Take a look at this article from Tundo's hometown newspaper.Looks as if this guy got the business end of a s**t stick from OSU. Nice pickup for the Dutchmen.

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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby laxidaisical55 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:33 pm

Looks like an honest young man who has paid a price. Lots of less honest athletes have been given another chance. It sounds like he learned a lesson the hard way. Good luck at Hofstra if that is his choice.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby dutchpride on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:36 pm

The transfer situation is a win win. If any of the players mentioned choose Marquette most likely they would become starters from day one and I'm sure Amplo has ample cash to throw at them. Not to mention parents are familiar with coach and MU is building top notch facilities and a quality schedule. Great way to finish college career after not seeing much PT. If not Marquette I'm sure there are others schools that can use their talents.

A win for HU too. Most of players mentioned as potential transfers receive money that can go to an impact player transferring in. It's never a bad thing when more money becomes available.

I think the rumor mill confused the two Canadians, Sorichetti for Burke, as a possible transfer. Sorichetti will be a key weapon in the HU offense the next two years. He'll also replace Lincoln on the left pipe on the EMO. For Burke, an IL top 50 recruit, a Div II/III school may be a better fit or maybe Marquette.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby hounddog on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:37 pm

is it for sure he is coming , would think a decision would have been made by now , for residence comittments at a minimum
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Ohio1980 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:50 pm

You heard one side of the story about the ohio state transfer. I would like to tell you the other side, but that's up to the university.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby dutchpride on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Does Tundo have two or three years of eligibility remaining?
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Dutchman on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:46 pm

According to <OhioStateBuckeyes.com> Jeff Tundo played two seasons at tOSU:

2010 15 games; 20 goals; 15 assists
2011 12 games; 23 goals; 12 assists

Therefore, he has two years of eligibility remaining.

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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby dutchpride on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:12 pm

Didn't know he put up 35 points sophomore year as well. Thought school suspension came very early in season.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Dutchman on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:27 pm

My understanding was that he sat out the first game of the year for the hazing incident...vs Detroit Mercy and then played
12 games. I'd have to reread one of the linked articles, posted earlier on this thread, dealing with the hazing situation to be 100% sure,but, I believe he had to sit out the Detroit game due to the hazing affair.

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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Ohio1980 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:16 am

Correct, about him sitting out at the begining. If you look at the stats for the first two games, most players only played in one of the games. it was said that the participating players that had anything to do with the hazing had to sit out one game. The coach split them into two groups against the two easy(haha) wins. For them to suspend him later in the year again, there is apparently something else going on.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Dutchman on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:30 am

Thanks for your "on-site" intelligence, Ohio1980. I have also thought about the double jeopardy issue...to suspend a player for one game to satisfy a penalty and then come back later with another indefinite suspension, seems unfair at the very least.

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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby fan2 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:50 pm

You obviously have no idea about the specifics of what happened. Stick to discussion about Hofstra instead of gossiping like little old ladies!
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby sean12 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:44 am

I gotta agree with you! 100% ! I am a hofstra fan and when all someone can write about is some kid that got in trouble at another school... get a life buddy, or got to the soccer forums~
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby islandlax78 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:49 pm

fan2 wrote:You obviously have no idea about the specifics of what happened. Stick to discussion about Hofstra instead of gossiping like little old ladies!


fan2 - wow - now you are monitoring all the other school posts. Guess you're worried the real story about what happened at OSU this past season will get out. Hofstra definitely has a more legit program and the coaching staff may be tough but they are fair, honest and stick up for their players.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby WNYGradio1 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:46 pm

It's been a while, finally got some time to collect some thoughts...

2011 Season Review: 13-3, making 4th straight NCAA Tournament for first time in program history. No wins to show for it, but putting things in perspective I still realize that Georgetown has missed 5 straight, syracuse even missed one, Princeton had a bad year, it's getting harder and harder to make the NCAA's annually and the margin for error is getting thinner by the season.
Coming into the season this was supposed to be a super offensive team considering the personnel on paper as well as the lighter than usual schedule that had people occasionally mentioning "final four darkhorse." The questions were on the defensive end and in goal. It ended up being the complete opposite. Defensively, Andrew Gvozden played great with a good save percentage, an excellent goals against (aided by a much slower tempo of play in Hofstra games) and Mike Skudin/Corey Caputo and Cody Sholaja were a solid unit. Adam Mojica was OK at LSM. The SS DM's were outstanding with Steven DeNapoli and Tim Holman, probably Hofstra's best unit at ssdm that I could remember because holman probably coulda been the top ssdm most years.
The dissappointment ended up the offense. On paper the MF was going to be the deepest since I've followed the team with the additon of Steve Serling, he was the missing piece because HU has not a guy that could draw doubles and dish at a high level in years, especially from the MF spot. Throw in Ford, Braddish, Loizeaux, Jones, Coholan, Mike DeNapoli, I was getting really excited about being able to wear teams down and give them different looks.
The injury to Steve Serling I thought made them a team that was potentially great to just good, the first 2+ games he played it really looked like this would be an offensive that you needed to have a lot of elite defenders to slow down with his ability to find open shooters. He had the most unique skill-set of anyone on the team and wasnt one-dimensional. While injuries are a part of the game, his was a killer. Ian Braddish eventually stepped up the 2nd half of the season into that role but didn't have the consistent shooting/scoring ability that Serling has in addition to being an excellent dodger. I hope Serling has a chance to play again, but it's probably unlikely. Add the season-long limited nature of Mike DeNapoli's knee injury holding him to just EMO and Drew Coholan being lost, all of a sudden it became a 1-MF team.
The attack also wasnt as productive, Stephen Bentz's numbers from Jr to Sr. year were about the same, I just thought he wasnt able to create for others as much as he did as a Jr picking up slides. Card was good, and Lincoln against the better teams wasnt able to do much, but I think his effectiveness is tied squarely to his teammates giving him open looks that he usually buries. In all, it wasnt an offense that put up the numbers that it could've.
Also it should be noted John Antoniades may have had the greatest and most valuable individual season in HU lacrosse history. If you have followed HU lacrosse at all, you know how much of a black hole FO has been, to have a guy being over 60+% for the whole year I think was probably more spectacular than anything Doug Shanahan did.
In any sport you hate to mark down 1 play as a "turning point," but one play in the Delaware CAA Semifinal really changed things in my opinion. Mid-1st Quarter, 2-1 Hofstra and with an EMO, Mike Burke (Emo specialist) got a 1 on 1 chance, didnt finish, but the rebound was put in on the other side of the net by Bentz, but Burke was called for in the crease. At that time I felt like if it's 3-1 HU keeps their swagger and rolls through, instead Del. came back and tied it quickly and HU played uphill the whole game. HU Wins that game, they play the CAA Title game at Home, and playing for a chance to host a 1st Round game, or at least in the conversation to host one on selection sunday to challenge what ended up being UNC getting the last home game.

2012
Attack Lance Yapor, Torin Varn, Jeff Tundo, Tyler Begley, Sal Tuttle, Korey Hendrickson, Adrian Sorichetti
Solely based on experience & proven production, I feel like Tundo is an opening day starter, Varn a close second because he has a year under his belt to play the X. 3rd spot is interesting, Yapor really showed some things as a 2nd MF and even occasional attackman late in the year, but I like Sorichetti to fill the Lincoln spot as an attackman, I think he profiles better as an Attackman anyway, and he's a lefty, I think he has more of a skill set than Lincoln because Adrian can dodge a little more but probably not the same shooter as Jamie. Tuttle I think just needs the 1 year to get stronger. Hendrickson an interesting player, I call him a Nassau County Canadian because of the way he plays seems very box-like, interesting future. Havent seen Begley play

MF Ford, Loizeaux, Braddish, Jones, Mike DeNapoli, Drew Coholan, the rest: Rich Rambo, Steve DiGiovanni, Zach Pall, Mike Malave, Steven Romano, Steve Serling*
Right now the deepest part of the team, 2nd MF now will be all upperclassmen, 3rd group even has some experience. Serling of course if he ever comes back, even as just an EMO specialist would really add something, perhaps this depth causes Seth T. to try to run and be more aggressive rather than long possessions.

FO John Antoniades, backed up by Zach Pall and James Raveret.
Not sure why Cullen Cassidy transferred, he was a #2 As a Soph. Antoniades is a warrior and again you anticipate him having an excellent season. Would like to the see the others develop and be capable change of pace guys if Antoniades is struggling, Pall especially since he can score on fast breaks

SS DM Tim Holman is still listed on the 2012 roster, he played in 6 games as a freshman and probably got hurt so perhaps he got a 5th-year? If he did, this completely changes the outlook of the position. Holman starts on day 1 with Cole Koesterer likely next to him, and then Pall and probably one of the freshman like Romano challenging.

LSM Mike Hamilton is the only one with any experience, and hes only going into his second year of ever being a pole. Don't know which of the freshmen would be considered candidates. Look out for Tim Holman as a dark horse, he carried a pole in some man-down situations in '11.

Defense Incumbent starters Cody Sholaja, Corey Caputo would seem set. For 3rd spot Mark Mullen would enter fall ball as the leader, he's started a handful of games in his career and is in 4th year of program. After that its all youngsters like Jack Moorehead, AJ Leary, and then a load of freshmen for the future in Ryan Reilly, Tom Passenant, Giuliano Bove, Jack Meyers, PJ White
I think Sholaja is the key here, does he emerge to be the #1 coverguy and cover like he is? Has the experience under his belt, came in with a lot of talent, and a real great, disciplined kid, it's really his unit now. Like the overall experience of the group, and I figure one of the young guys is a prominent recruit that will challenge to be the #4 guy on day 1 and see action right away.

Goalie Andrew Gvozden, Rob Bellairs, Chris Selva, Nate Roy, Hank Altschuler
Gvozden had a consistent and tremendous '11, making big saves and having good numbers. Never felt like he cost HU any games. Bellairs is still a tremendous athlete and going back to the front half of his freshman year was good enough to be the starter, so I hope he continues to push Gvozden because the end starter will be pretty good. 2 Freshman come in from interesting places, Altschuler from the Hill Academy and a rare Canadian goalie that Seth T. must've seen something in and Chris Selva from a football power in St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida. Hope they red-shirt to pick up 5th year's down the road.

COACH & PROGRAM
Seth Tierney has done a good job. In addition to the 4th straight NCAA, they seem to be "in the mix" for a lot of high level recruits. While not landing many of the Galasso's of the world, I feel like Hofstra is considered a lot more now. No question the 2nd unit/backups have generally been better and deeper and it should translate to a better product.
Let's see if he can land a Rotanz in the '13 class out of SWR.
The 2 worst things that happened in '11, 1 being the key injury to Serling, was out of his control. The schedule not being great, that was in his control, and ultimately we may never know what happened to the whole Army/Hopkins absence. The schedule is supposedly adding Notre Dame and North Carolina, haven't heard who it is in place of from the 2011 one. The 2011 schedule couldve ended up a lot better simply if Jack McBride didnt have a groin injury for Princeton, it wouldve been less of a topic.
The coaching staff also has a change with JP Brazel replacing Joe Amplo as Def. Coordinator. Brazel is a former HU player and coach at Delaware and locally at Nassau CC. We'll see how he recruits and shapes the defense with 4 of the 6 starting defenders graduated. Joe Amplo moves on to be the first head coach at Marquette.

Into Fallball 2012, I think the emphasis needs to be on a "chip on your shoulder" program, they won't be ranked in the preseason anywhere, there are no big stars, and plenty of question marks. I think there is enough talent here though that they could win the CAA by winning as a team with different guys producing on both ends of the field.
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby tiddlywinker on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:36 am

Minor correction: Altschuler is from Lower Merion and only played his senior year at Hill Academy. His dad was a goalie at UMass.

http://phillylacrosse.com/2010/08/01/me ... o-hofstra/
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Re: Hofstra Flying Dutchmen 2012

New postby Dutchman on Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:00 am

Terrific post, WNYGradio1,
A rare blend of someone who can write and has some accurate insight into our HU Flying Dutchmen's
team.
You seem very positive that Jeff Tundo will join our attack unit. Another young player to add to the mix
is Graham Horvath. I think he will make a contribution to our program.
It seems odd to be writing that the 2011 teams problem(s) were offensive...with Jay Card, Jamie Lincoln,
Steven Bentz, et al. However, when we lost close games, the offense was not scoring enough goals. The defense
were generally playing very well. One young man who didn't continue his soph year's successes was Brad Loizeaux.
I like the kid, but, for whatever the reason, he wasn't putting the ball in the back of the goal. If it hadn't been for
Ian Braddish stepping up to fill some of the offensive slack, who knows how many other games we could have lost?
In another point of agreement, I'd hope that Seth can land a really top recruit. We seem to land good kids, but,
no superstars. I don't necessarily think a team of superstars is the answer, but, the right one can certainly make a
difference.
I look forward to your next post...
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