Garden Town is preserving it in the family members.
Brendan Staub and Jack Cascadden, graduating seniors at Garden Metropolis, ended up recent co-winners of the Tom Flatley Award, presented each year to a male student-athlete in Nassau who competes at a large amount in soccer and lacrosse, demonstrates athletic and peer leadership, has tutorial accomplishment and participates in extracurricular school and/or group assistance.
Flatley coached lacrosse at Sewanhaka prior to getting above the Backyard garden Town soccer plan in 1983. He led the Trojans to 18 conference and 5 Extensive Island championships as head coach from 1985-2014.
“It’s just extraordinary to be equipped to get that award,” said Staub, who played just one calendar year of junior varsity lacrosse under Flatley. “It’s so wonderful and so honoring to be equipped to be acknowledged underneath that name, which retains so significantly pounds below.”
Equally athletes played instrumental roles as Yard Town gained the Extensive Island Class II championship in football previous tumble and a condition Course B title in boys lacrosse this previous spring.
Staub received the Martone Award as the best lineman in Nassau and was the Newsday Nassau Participant of the Yr in boys lacrosse this calendar year. Cascadden, a functioning back and defensive conclusion, gained the Thorp Award as Nassau’s most excellent soccer participant and was a Newsday All-Extensive Island faceoff gentleman.
And however, football is the second sport for each college student-athletes. Equally will enjoy lacrosse at Cornell.
Each took pride in becoming multi-sport athletes, which seemingly is the way at Garden Metropolis. Neither wished to be a aspect of athletics specialization.
“I would say Yard Town is variety of the exception for that,” Staub said. “I think for my lacrosse group senior class, nearly each one man was either on the football staff or soccer group, specifically soccer. The relationship at Garden Metropolis involving football and lacrosse is massive.”
“Those two sports activities are my pleasure, my enthusiasm. It is what I have been carrying out without end,” Cascadden stated. “So when folks inform me ‘it’s incredible you are a two-activity athlete,’ which is the norm close to here, actually. Most of the fellas you see on the football industry are lacrosse guys with shoulder pads and a helmet on, so being a multi-sport athlete is just what we do in this town.”
And the effects led to domination. The two ended up integral members of 3 Nassau Course II soccer titles, successful the Long Island Course II championship and earning the Rutgers Cup past tumble. They also received Very long Island championships in lacrosse as juniors and seniors after not owning a sophomore marketing campaign for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s the tradition all over in this article and it is what we shoot for,” Cascadden mentioned. “You shoot to participate in in that final sport. It is a thing the coaches also emphasize at the commence of every year.”
Staub explained the good results of former groups proceeds to provide as more drive for the subsequent team of student-athletes.
“I think you glimpse up and you want to be a element of it,” he mentioned. “I imagine success builds on alone, so I consider the results just one yr motivates men to want to be a portion of equally.”
Staub is a significant, physical defender who also contributes on offense in lacrosse. He experienced 10 goals and 10 helps with 88 ground balls and 25 prompted turnovers this previous spring.
Cascadden is just one of the ideal faceoff gamers in the place. He received 76% of his faceoffs this season and experienced two goals and an assist in Backyard garden City’s state closing.
“You simply cannot ask for any two far better kids than people two,” football coach David Ettinger said. “And for them to arrive via at the exact time is form of ridiculous.”
The two are leaving together as properly, hunting to continue their successful means at Cornell. On leading of all their staff and person results, the two are thrilled to share an award like this with each other.
“For a person Backyard Metropolis kid to do it for Mentor Flatley is special,” Cascadden mentioned. “But to have two youngsters do it is unreal. There’s no a person I’d somewhat do it with and no one far more deserving than Brendan.”