The J. Taylor Finley Middle School boys’ lacrosse “white” team enjoyed a sensational season, compiling an overall record of 9-3 while showcasing many outstanding players.
The squad was coached by Travis Smith and Anthony Annunziata and captained by Max McCarthy and John Marziliano. The Falcons lost a handful of close games, including 10-9 to Bay Shore and 8-5 to East Northport.
Finley-White had many strong players. “It was a team of hardworking and determined young men,” Smith said. “They played hard day in and day out. They are the future of Huntington boys’ lacrosse.”
Finley boys' lacrosse captains Max McCarthy and John Marziliano
The highlight of the season was a 10-6 victory over West Islip Beach. “They are a top team and we played well, sharing the ball and playing great defense,” Smith said.
Finley’s top players included: Attack: John Marziliano, Jack O’Brien, Chris Tittman, Shane Luckow; Midfield: Max McCarthy, Jack Uvena, Anthony Annunziata, Michael Kline, Ethan Evans; Defense: Brian Sosnowski, Aidan Carrello, Matthew Armstrong, Dominick Vidota.
The Falcons’ goalie corps included Walter Vohs, Matt Mead and Sammy Mac Arner. Annunziata and Robert Eriksen were the team’s faceoff specialists.
Marziliano and McCarthy led Finley’s offense when Carrello and Sosnowski headed the defensive efforts. Annunziata had the most faceoff wins for the team.
Finley boys’ lacrosse looks solid for next spring. “We have eight returning players who were seventh graders,” Smith said. “They all work hard to get better every day.”