Brendan Staub and Jack Cascadden, graduating seniors at Garden City, had been latest co-winners of the Tom Flatley Award, provided yearly to a male student-athlete in Nassau who competes at a excessive degree in soccer and lacrosse, demonstrates athletic and peer leadership, has educational achievement and participates in extracurricular faculty and/or network service. Flatley coached lacrosse at Sewanhaka earlier than taking on the Garden City soccer software in 1983. “It`s simply notable in order to get that award,” stated Staub, who performed 365 days of junior varsity lacrosse beneathneath Flatley. Both athletes performed instrumental roles as Garden City received the Long Island Class II championship in soccer final fall and a kingdom Class B identify in boys lacrosse this beyond spring.

Staub received the Martone Award because the pinnacle lineman in Nassau and turned into the Newsday Nassau Player of the Year in boys lacrosse this year. Cascadden, a strolling lower back and protective end, received the Thorp Award as Nassau`s maximum fantastic soccer participant and turned into a Newsday All-Long Island faceoff man. Both took pleasure in being multi-recreation athletes, which reputedly is the manner at Garden City. “I could say Garden City is type of the exception for that,” Staub stated.

The connection at Garden City among soccer and lacrosse is huge. ” Most of the men you notice at the soccer discipline are lacrosse men with shoulder pads and a helmet on, so being a multi-recreation athlete is simply what we do on this town. ” The had been crucial contributors of 3 Nassau Class II soccer titles, prevailing the Long Island Class II championship and incomes the Rutgers Cup final fall. They additionally received Long Island championships in lacrosse as juniors and seniors after now no longer having a sophomore marketing campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It`s the way of life round right here and it`s what we shoot for,” Cascadden stated. Staub stated the achievement of preceding groups keeps to function extra motivation for the following institution of student-athletes. He received 76% of his faceoffs this season and had dreams and an help in Garden City`s kingdom final. “For one Garden City child to do it for Coach Flatley is special,” Cascadden stated.