In order to restructure the program, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School has decided not to field a varsity boys soccer team this fall season.
The school wants to make sure the varsity is able to compete with upperclassmen, mostly seniors, and not with just freshmen, sophomore and juniors.
The Mattituck High School boys varsity soccer team doesn’t see many coaching changes. So, understandably, there was a lot of interest when Mat Litchhult made the stunning announcement just days after the Tuckers won their third state championship last year that he was stepping down as the team’s coach. Who would be his successor? READ
Southold goalkeeper Dylan Clausen will be part of the latest chapter of a rivalry with Mattituck when the teams meet for the first time since 2011 on Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)
Will Hayes certainly got a rude awakening when his father Bill took him to his first Mattituck-Southold derby as an eighth grader in 1994. READ
Perhaps under another system or at another time, freshmen Bryce Grathwohl and James Jacobs would have been bypassed and left sitting on the bench this season. But the Mattituck High School boys soccer team lost an astounding 19 seniors from last year’s New York State Class B champion squad. That presented opportunities for younger players like Grathwohl and Jacobs. READ
Sophomore forward Axel Rodriguez-Canal scored two goals for Mattituck against Center Moriches, giving him 11 goals in six games. (Credit: Garret Meade)
When a reporter referred to Axel Rodriguez-Canal, the sophomore forward for the Mattituck High School boys soccer team, as “Kaan light,” the Tuckers’ coach, Will Hayes, corrected him. READ
The Mattituck High School boys soccer team defines the phrase “new look.” READ
Joe Tardif is heading to the State University of New York at Cortland. READ
Will Hayes is itching to get the season started. READ
Mattituck’s Joe Tardif pitched a four-hitter to lead the Tuckers to a win in the state semifinals Saturday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
As the Mattituck High School baseball team assembled in the main lobby for a special celebration march through the school Monday to honor the Tuckers’ winning the New York State Class B championship, the school’s principal, Shawn Petretti, turned to center fielder Joe Tardif.
“Tardif, you know the drill, right?” he said.
Tardif laughed and said, “Yes, I do.” (more…)
Will Hayes (far right) helped lead the Tuckers to a state championship last fall. Hayes was appointed as the next head coach of the varsity program Thursday. (Credit: Michael Lewis, file)
The Mattituck High School boys soccer coaching position will stay in the Tuckers family.
Will Hayes, an assistant coach during the run to the New York State Class B title last year and a Mattituck High School graduate, has been named head coach. The Mattituck school board approved his hiring at its Thursday night meeting. (more…)