Congratulations to all of these dedicated Patriot Elite Lacrosse players. From left to right. Dan Bucarro (sr) - 2015 All American Attackmen, and All Long Island Newsday Team, Thomas Reilly (sr) - 2015 All County Defense, John Day (jr) - 2015 All County Defense, Corey Alviles (sr) - 2015 All League Midfield, DJ Kellerman (jr) 2015 HM All County Goalie, Jake McCulloch (sr) - 2015 All American, 2015 Midfielder of the Year, and All Long Island Newsday Team.
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**Yorktown event: Green team only
Patriot Elite Lacrosse/Ward Melville Room Block
Start date: 7/17/15
End date: 7/19/15
Last day to book: 6/26/15
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Patriot Elite Green, Eric Wang Performs Both On and Off The Field
Ward Melville High School seniors Jessica Ju and Eric Edward Wang have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Only 300 students nationwide received this honor.
For her project, “Using Python to Apply Phonological Rules for the Transcription of Korean,” Jessica worked under the leadership of mentor Dr. Jiwon Yun in the Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. She developed computer software to accurately translate Korean symbols into textual language. This approach can be used with other languages as well, providing universal translators.
Eric’s project, “A Novel Approach to Water Desalination: Reverse Osmosis by Fabrication of Graphene Oxide Membranes” was completed under the guidance of mentor Dr. Hongyang Ma in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University. Eric devised a graphene nanofilter to purify sea water for drinking. The project was inspired by Eric’s concern for the future availability of fresh drinking water on Long Island.
As semifinalists, the students will each receive $1,000 from Intel with an additional $1,000 going to Ward Melville to continue to provide the opportunities and resources students need to become America’s next inventors and change-makers.
“It is gratifying these intelligent, motivated researchers have been recognized for their work at such an early stage in their careers,” said Dr. George Baldo, the district’s InSTAR science research director. “Their achievements will not only encourage them to continue in scientific research, but also inspire other students. The students’ mentors deserve special recognition for accepting them into the laboratory and guiding them in their work.”
Later this month, Jessica and Eric will find out if they are named one of 40 finalists who will be invited to Washington, D.C., in March to participate in the final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists and compete for three top awards of $150,000 each.
“It is always rewarding to see students work hard and be recognized for their achievements,” said Principal Dr. Alan Baum. “ Being an Intel Semifinalist is certainly an incredible accomplishment for these two young scholars. Kudos to them and to their teachers and mentors for helping them reach this level of achievement. I wish them both luck as they continue on in the competition.”
Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle was an All-Suffolk County standout at Ward Melville in 1988 when the Patriots won the state championship and went 24-0.
The 5-foot-11, 164-pound Kickel, a righty, is an offensive-minded middie with an outstanding outside shooter with an array of dodge moves.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Jimmy on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I really loved the coaches and the academic support they provide their athletes. Also, the distance played a pretty big role in my decision.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was talking to Providence, High Point, St. Joe’s, Hartford and Sacred Heart. I only had the chance to visit Providence.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I think my dodging and lacrosse IQ are my strengths and I think I’m more of an offensive middie.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
My defense and overall strength. My goal is to become a more complete player, not just an offensive middie.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My good friend Danny Bucaro’s dad (Rich Bucaro) introduced lacrosse to me in fifth grade. All of my friends were playing, so I thought I should try it out. I used to play football and I love playing basketball.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Ward Melville Patriot Elite Green for my varsity coaches.
Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my family for all the traveling they had to do for me over the summers, especially my mother.
Also, I would like to thank my Three Village youth coaches. They taught me a lot.
And lastly, I would especially like to thank (Ward Melville Head) Coach (Jay) Negus and (WM Assistant) Coach (Chris) Muscarella. They pushed me everyday in practice and helped me improved immensely this year.