After beating ASA College by a sore of 13-10, Suffolk advanced to the Region 15 Championship. Unfortunately, Suffolk had to face a familiar rival, Nassau County Community College. Nassau has always had a target pinned to their back. According to the NCC website, Nassau has never had a losing season. Since the program’s inception in 1966, Nassau has won 21 NJCAA National Titles and participated in 43 of the 44 National Championships.
Suffolk went into this game with an overall season record of 9-5, with big wins on the road against Army Prep and an overtime victory over Dean College. In their last regular season meeting, Nassau won by a score …show more content…
Suffolk will be losing key players like Danny Cowan, Brandon Riley, Casey Hickey, Connor Ryan, and Bobby Saporito to graduation. Recently, Mid-Fielder Brandon Riley has decided to stay close to home and officially committed to continue his colligate lacrosse career at St. Joseph’s College. Riley said “After years of hard work, I have officially committed to play men’s lacrosse and pursue my major or education at St. Joseph’s College. I’m extremely thankful and blessed to be given the opportunity under Coach Rotanz. I eagerly look forward to becoming a golden eagle in 2017.”
Suffolk is a team that does not rely highly on outside recruitment by coaches. The Sharks success is determined from whoever shows up during Fall and Spring tryouts. The sharks will be young next season but with the right coaching they can have a successful season. The Sharks had a pretty decent season making it to the Reginal championship like the do every year. It may have not been a story book ending for the Sharks but they can go home after this game knowing they put in the hard work, bonded together as team mates, had fun, and won games on their