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Stepinac 13, Kennedy 1: Gianni Ciffone scored three times and went over 100 career goals. Pat Magliocchino added two goals and three assists for the Crusaders while Nick Dadario came up with two goals and two assists. Tyler Rispoli made 14 saves in the win. Matt Kiernan had the Gaels’ lone goal.
Dylan Demuro is representing Stepinac HS at Div 1 Manhattan College on Lacrosse field. Good Luck on the rest of year.
Archbishop Stepinac High School Crusaders
League: NY CHSAA
Head Coach: James Goldmann (fifth year)
Assistants: Patrick Henderson, Michael Ahearn, Connor Hunt
Last season: 6-13
Returning starters: 6
Marquee players: Gianni Ciffone, Sr., A; Nick Dadario, Sr., MF; Jordan Gunther, Sr., A; Patrick Magliocchino, Jr., A; Macklin Moyna,Sr., D; Will Jordan, Jr., D; Ryan Sharkey, So., LSM.
On the verge: Kevin Gray, Fr., MF; Michael Ciffone, Fr., D; Kevin Rafferty, So., MF; Tyler Rispoli, So., G.
Playing at the next level: Ciffone (Cortland).
Rivals: Iona Prep, Fordham Prep, White Plains.
Strong point: We return our entire starting attack, so we are confident in the chemistry they have built up. Offensively we seem to be in a much better rhythm than last year.
Biggest concern: We have an ongoing competition for the starting goalie job and are are looking to shore that position up after the departure of CHSAA AA Goalie of the Year Robbie O’Toole’s departure. Pole depth is also an issue we are working through.
Coach speak: “We will have a roster of 37 this season, so the competition at practice has been encouraging thus far,” Goldmann said. “We will rely heavily on the relationships our offensive players have built up from last year, and we will also be looking for contributions from some JV call ups and freshmen. The schedule will be a grind, and we have two defensemen returning off injury. If we stay healthy at the defensive positions we should have a very productive year.”