Stephanie Viggiano, Siena, Softball, Sr., Second Base, Seaford, N.Y.
Viggiano recently graduated following one of the most decorated careers in Siena Softball history. She finished her illustrious career ranking fourth all-time in program history in hits (174), fifth in doubles (37), sixth in runs scored (85) and seventh in total bases (217). She started all 47 games that she played in this spring and ranked second on the Saints in both hitting at .363 and doubles with 14 which was the second most in program single-season history. A Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Academic selection, Viggiano led the Saints with 61 hits this spring for the second consecutive season – the second highest total in program single-season history. Viggiano was a four-year starter on the middle infield for the winningest class in Siena Softball history (91 wins) which advanced to the MAAC Semifinals for the first time ever earlier this month. In the classroom, Viggiano graduated with a 3.84 cumulative GPA and received her degree in accounting. She was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete following her junior season. Stephanie has been our longest tenured client. Since she was 10 years old she has been training with us to transform here into the out standing softball player she is and the outstanding women she is off the diamond. We are all so proud of what you have accomplished during your time in college and we can’t wait to see the greatness that follows you in the next chapter of your life.
Congratulations to the Massapequa Aces on winning with BU16 State Cup Championship this weekend. The team has been apart of out program for the past two summers and have really come together as a unit. Keep up the great work guys.
Congratulations to Marisa Fishetti and Kerianne Scorce on being named to the Tri-State best 11 by soccerwire.com. Marisa and and Kerianne play for the Massapequa club team and this weekend finished up a victory in the State Cup. During the Cup game Marisa scored 4 goals in the teams 5-1 victory and was constantly around the ball, wile Kerianne ended the game with 2 assists. There performance over the past few weekends is what got them both on the Tri-State best 11. Marisa and Kerianne have both been training with us for the past three years now and have continued to improve in all aspects of the game. Keep up the great work girls we are all very proud of you.
Today we would like to take the time out a recognize Claire Desilva. Claire comes from a long line of athletes, her family has been training at AFTLI for over 5 years. Last weekend Claire played in the Northeast Challenge lacrosse tournament with the Long Island Wave travel team. The wave managed to take home first place squeezing out a close victory in the Championship. While the team played together great all day Claire had a big part in their final victory by scoring the game tying goal as well as the game winning goal for her team! Talk about performing well while the pressure is on! Congratulations again to Claire and the rest of her teammates. We expect a lot more victories like this out of Claire in the future!
Today we would like to recognize Matt Pelcher for being selected to the Northeast All-America 13U baseball team. Matt has been training here at AFTLI for a little under a year and has showed a true passion for training. Athletically Matt is one of the most talented athletes our facility has ever seen. In combination with Matts athleticism his work ethic makes his potential on the diamond limitless! We are very excited to have Matt as part of our team and look forward to seeing him progress as an athlete in the future.
Sign ups have started for summer training and spots a filling up quick. Its not too late to sign up and all boy and girls are welcome. The training program can consist of strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, conditioning, etc. and the program will be tailored to each teams specific needs and wants. Teams can also combine age groups if needed. Please contact us at AFTLI to sign up your team.
A big congratulations to Elena and Amanda Russo for consistently reaching and exceeding their fitness goals. Elena and Amanda started with us six months ago and they have never looked back. They are stronger, leaner, and living a healthier lifestyle. Their dedication and discipline is contagious and makes everyone at AFTLI so proud of them!! Keep up the hard work ladies. You both look amazing!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday June 9th, 6:15-7:30pm at Field of Dreams soccer fields in our 8th session of our 12-Week Soccer Training Program for ages U9-18. There are only 5 sessions left and we are still getting some new comers. The session are held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. It’s never too late to sign up, the sessions have been fun and the kids have been doing great. Our program includes strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Remember you can still sign up its not too late. You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot. All new comers prices will be prorated.
Nick was selected as part of the 16 man roster for this weekends final 4 of the U.S. Amateur National Championships. The four winners of the four top amateur leagues in the nation are gathering to compete for the title of the best amateur team in the country. The NY Greek Americans play the Michigan Hawks tonight. Nick is starting at center back. All the teams are made up of former professionals , internationals , as well as top college players.
Cosmopolitan Soccer League powerhouse New York Greek Americans enter the third annual U.S. Soccer National Amateur Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., Friday two wins away from the title of best amateur side in the United States.
The 2014 USASA Amateur Cup winners face Premier Development League titlists Michigan Bucks at UT-Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. Friday.
Hosts Chattanooga FC, National Premier Soccer League finalists last year, clash with Maryland Bays, the 2014 Werner Fricker USASA Open Cup champions, in the other semifinal at 7:30 p.m.
The two winners meet Saturday for the Hank Steinbrecher Trophy Cup to determine the top amateur side in American soccer.
“The title of best amateur team in the United States is again on the line,” U.S. Adult Soccer president John Motta said.
In addition to the USASA title they won last year, Greek Americans are four-time US Open Cup winners and eight-time CSL champions.
You watch Nick play live tonight on the link below:
Good luck tonight BIG! We know you’ll do great!
This past weekend clients Ryan Lowney and Sean Sauter were in East Hartford, Ct. playing in the SuperEast Under Armour Tournament for their Massapequa travel baseball team. In the last inning, in a tied game, with Sauter on first base, Lowney crushed the ball 300+ feet for a walk off triple to bring Sauter for the win. Ryan and Sean are great clients who work their butt off in the gym. We couldn’t be more proud of you guys. Keep up the great work!
* Check out Lowney’s hit on the link above *