Sports Briefs: Maysonet wins Athletic Director’s Award at Stony Brook

05/09/2012 7:00 PM |

ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO | Riverhead graduate Miguel Maysonet was joined by Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore and Greta Strenger from the volleyball team at Monday's dinner.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Maysonet wins A.D.’s award Stony Brook University running back Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead was a recipient of the Athletic Director’s Award for his contributions to the team at the school’s annual awards ceremony on Monday night.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Budd wins conference title Alexandra Budd, a sophomore at Cortland University, recently placed first in the State University of New York Athletic Conference high jump championships that were held at SUNY/Oneonta. Budd’s winning high jump was 5 feet 4 1/4 inches. She has also qualified for the ECAC Championships to be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 18 in Troy. Budd is a 2010 graduate of Riverhead High School.

COLLEGE MEN’S LACROSSE: Big rookie year for Longo, Miller Sophomore goalie Nick Longo of Wading River and freshman midfielder Kris Miller of Shoreham recently put the finishing touches on successful rookie seasons at The College of Saint Rose. The Golden Knights won their final two games to finish with a 7-6 overall mark in their inaugural season of competition at the NCAA Division II level.

Longo finished 11th in the country with 11.23 saves per game. He picked up 143 total saves and played all but 23 minutes between the pipes on the way to a 7-6 record. Longo, who transferred from Towson University (Md.), had a .524 save percentage that ranked 24th nationally.

Longo chalked up a season-high 17 saves in a 14-9 loss at Adelphi University, which was ranked second in the nation at the time, on March 3. He hit double-digits in saves on eight occasions, including an 11-10 triumph over No. 8 Chestnut Hill College when he turned aside 11 shots. He was one of seven players to start all 13 games.

Miller finished third on the team with 28 points on the strength of 17 goals and 11 assists. Miller also produced a game-winner and picked up 27 ground balls. He recorded multiple goals on six occasions and had at least a point in all but two games.

Miller chalked up a season-high three goals in an 18-6 triumph versus American International College in the 2012 finale. His four points also tied his season-best, which was established in an 18-7 victory over Dominican College when he produced the game-winning strike.

Five of the squad’s six losses this year came at the hands of opponents ranked among the nation’s top 10 teams. Saint Rose will become a full member of the Northeast-10 Conference next spring. The league has produced three national champions in men’s lacrosse since 2004.

BOYS TENNIS: Eighth-grader reaches semis Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Chris Kuhnle, the No. 3 seed in the Suffolk County Division IV individual tournament that was held Friday, Saturday and Monday in Shoreham, was ousted in the singles semifinals. Kuhnle lost to the No. 2 seed, Felipe Reyis of The Ross School, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Kuhnle had won his first three matches in the tournament in straight sets. He defeated Alan Rozet of Rocky Point, 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Davis of East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson, 6-2, 6-2; and Ray Jiang of William Floyd, 6-0, 6-1.

Another eighth-grader, Garrett Malave of Mattituck, drew the No. 8 seed. That set up a quarterfinal meeting for him with the top-seeded player, defending champion Jeremy Dubin of Southampton, in the quarterfinals. Dubin was a 6-1, 6-0 winner.

It was a reminder of how tough the competition was.

“It’s incredible,” Mattituck coach Mike Huey said. “There are good players in this tournament.”

Malave (13-2) was extended to three-setters in his first two matches, a 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over Alex Reiley of Eastport/South Manor and a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 result against Justin Cabrera of Center Moriches.

“He did very well,” Huey said. “You run into the No. 1 seed, Jeremy Dubin, and he was head and shoulders above everybody.”

Parker Tuthill of Mattituck won his first-round match, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, over Seth Conrad of Riverhead. But then Tuthill fell victim to Dubin, 6-0, 6-0.

Southold/Greenport junior Devyn Standish took a win in the tournament, beating Jake Maccaro of Longwood, 6-0, 7-5. In the second round, Standish lost to the No. 4 seed, Kevin Ferguson of William Floyd, 6-2, 6-2.

The Mattituck doubles team of Stefan Kuehn and Austin Tuthill, Parker’s older brother, made a second-round exit with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 loss to Ross’ Mike Petersen and Jordan Schimmer. The fifth-seeded Kuehn and Tuthill, who are 12-1 this season, had won their opening-round match, 7-6 (5), 6-2, over Mark Abrusio and Evan Arena of Longwood.

The eighth-seeded Southold/Greenport doubles team of Dylan Stromski and Will Richter fell to Longwood’s Igor Artemowiez and Kip Jackson, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
BOB LIEPA