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Senior safety Sam Goldman of West Harrison has been named a captain on the Union College football team.
Also serving as captain for Coach John Audino will be senior fullback Tim Hersey of Buffalo, senior offensive lineman Elias Damouni of Fort Lee, NJ, and senior linebacker Noah Joseph of Chevy Chase, MD.
“I am extremely excited about this group as our prime leadership vehicle for our football team moving forward into the 2012 football season,” Audino was quoted on the Dutchmen’s website. “It is a great group of young men and a seasoned group of players who have great experience on the field as well as great leadership skills as people. I am sure that they will provide our team with great leadership throughout the season.”
About Goldman, the Coach had this to say: “Sam started for us the last half of the season and was a very good player for us in the secondary. He knows how to play the game and has contributed to the program in many ways both on and off the field.”
Union, which went 6-4 last year, opens the 2012 season at home on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Salve Regina University of Newport, RI, at 1 p.m. at Frank Bailey Field in Schenectady.
Goldman, a graduate of Harrison High, had one interception and two kickoff returns for 30 yards in eight games last year. He also had 14 tackles for Union College, which lost its opener at Salve Regina last season, 25-22.
Joining Goldman on the team will be freshman quarterback Connor Eck of Rye, making teammates of former fierce rivals in the storied Harrison-Rye annual gridiron showdown.
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- Standout backstop Tim Panetta of Mount Kisco and designated hitter Andrew Pezzuto of Hastings were two of six Red Dragon baseball players named to the all-ECAC Upstate New York team. Panetta, an alum of Fox Lane HS, batted .327 with 12 doubles, three triples, 20 RBI and 21 runs scored in 35 games. He posted a .992 fielding percentage (two errors in 247 chances) and threw out 12-of-28 base stealers. Pezzuto hit .367 with six doubles, seven triples, one homer, 21 RBI and 46 runs scored in 46 games. He stole six bases in seven attempts, and his seven triples were tied for 13th nationally as Cortland finished the season with a 41-9-1 record for the fourth-highest win total in school history. The Red Dragons finished fourth at the eight-team NCAA Division III World Series.
- Katey Stone, the head coach for the Harvard University women’s hockey team and current head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, has been named the head coach for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. Stone will be the first female head coach of Team USA in the history of the Olympic Games. Veteran defender Josephine Pucci of Pearl River, who helped the U.S. Women’s National Team to a gold medal at the 2011 Four Nations Cup in November, had 21 points on five goals and 16 assists as the Crimson went 22-9-1 last season.
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