Leading off today: Nicky Galasso
will continue his lacrosse career at Syracuse University.
Galasso, widely regarded as national high school player of the year in 2010 after leading West Islip to its fourth NYSPHSAA championship in five years, announced last week that he was leaving North Carolina to play closer to home.
The attackman made his decision Thursday after visiting the school. The conditions of his release from UNC will allow Galasso to suit up this spring with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Galasso was the ACC freshman of the year in 2011, leading the Tar Heels in scoring with 56 points. His sophomore season was hindered by a preseason foot injury and he finished with nine points in 13 games.
Multiple milestones: I haven't blogged for a couple of days, so I'm a bit late in reporting on three coaches who reached big round numbers. Follow the links for additional details:
Lakeland field hockey coach Sharon Sarsen won her 500th game in season No. 31 when the six-time state champs downed Somers 6-0 on Tuesday. The Hornets are off to a 13-0 start this fall.
St. Anthony's girls soccer coach Dave Prutting notched No. 400 on Monday with the Friars' 1-0 win over St. Francis Prep. It improved the team to 10-0-1 in the CHSAA this season for Prutting, who began coaching in 1988.
We don't often wander into the world of JV sports, but it's hard to ignore the work of Brent Ostrader at Fayetteville-Manlius. Ostander, who's also coached freshman baseball and modified basketball for 21 years, won his 300th boys soccer game recently with a 3-0 win vs. Baldwinsville.
AD to keep current role for now: Warwick's school board tabled a proposal to redefine AD Greg Sirico's duties Monday after an outpouring of community support.
Superintendent Raymond Bryant wanted Sirico to split time between AD duties and as assistant high school principal effective at the end of the school year. Sirico addressed the school board for five minutes and received a standing ovation from a large crowd when he was finished.