Coaches vs Cancer Series for Whitman Varsity Lacrosse

Varsity Head Coach Bob Howell, standing left, and Defensive coach Justin Arini, standing 2nd from right, have their Wildcats ready for action.
Varsity Head Coach Bob Howell, standing left, and Defensive coach Justin Arini, standing 2nd from right, have their Wildcats ready for action.

The Walt Whitman Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team participated in the first Huntington Township Coaches vs. Cancer pre-season tournament this past weekend at Veterans Park in Northport. The Wildcats were joined by other Township teams including: Northport, Harborfields, Huntington, John Glenn, and Hills East and West.

“This was a great tournament with half of all the funds collected going to the American Cancer Society,” said Varsity Head Coach Bob Howell. “We did really well in the tournament, with each team getting three scrimmages as we prepare for our season home opener on Monday March 25th against Bay Shore. It was nice to bring all the teams in the town of Huntington together for the first time.” Each of the players across the township sold T-shirts with space allocated on the back of their shirt to dedicate their play for a loved one.

This year, senior captains Patrick Farrell, Alex Remstein, Vincent Colapinto, and Ian Zakow will lead the Wildcats. “All these guys are tremendous leaders and we expect a lot from them,” said Coach Howell. “The younger players look up to them, and deservedly so as these guys form a great group of seniors who are always willing to help the younger kids and keep everyone motivated.”

Defensive coach Justin Arini has been working hard with the defense and the Whitman team is loaded with players who can put the ball in the net. “The guys are really working like a team should,” said Coach Howell. “They have bought into our motion offense and are always looking for each other out on the field. We’re excited about the season and this group of seniors is looking forward to starting things off in the right direction.”