Ciserano scores game winner!

Posted by: on April 23, 2014

Congratulations to CJ Ciserano on scoring the game winning goal Saturday night against Miller Place. CJ who is a senior midfielder at Hauppauge High school, scored 2 goals including the game winner with 2 minuets left in the game. CJ has been training with us here at AFTLI for the past 4 years and has grown into a force on the lacrosse field. The Eagles who are 7-2 on the season have been the surprise team in division 1 Suffolk lacrosse. CJ has been featured on news 12 as well as MSG varsity. The Eagles will also be featured on MSG varsity this Friday as they take on the number one team on Long Island in Smithtown West. Good luck CJ and the rest of the Hauppauge Eagles, remember hard work pays off!

hauppauge-e1384828036183

(CJ Ciserano on left)

Ciserano scores 5 goals!

Posted by: on April 18, 2014

Congratulations to CJ Ciserano on his unbelievable game against Ward Melville. CJ scored 5 goals in a one goal lose to the 2013 state champs last Thursday. Ciserano is a senior at Hauppauge high school, he was also an all county running back for the Hauppauge football team this year. CJ has been training with us since he was 14 and continues to show off his talent both on and off the field.  He will also be playing division 1 lacrosse at Mount Saint Mary’s University next year. Keep up the great work CJ, we are all very proud and excited to see you show off your talents. Good luck to you and the Happauge eagles on the rest of the season.

01255372

Alexa Russell gets named one of the TOP 100 Softball players on LI

Posted by: on April 14, 2014

Congrats to one of our most loyal and dedicated clients Alexa Russell on making NewsDay for being one of the top 100 softball players on Long Island. Alex is a sophomore at Kellenberg high school and plays short stop for the varsity team. Alexa has been training with us since she was a little girl and now has blossomed into a young women off the diamond and a monster on it. NewsDay stated: “ALEXA RUSSELL, Kellenberg, SS, Sophomore: A gap hitter who hits for average and is clutch with runners in scoring position. Quick feet, good range, strong arm at short.” Great job Lex, we are so proud of you! Keep up the hard work!

www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/softball/top-100-long-island-softball-players-for-2014-1.7678415

IMG_3744

St. Anthony’s girls lacrosse gets off to a fast start

Posted by: on April 6, 2014

Congratulations to Bryn Harley on her stellar start to the girls lacrosse season. Bryn is a freshman at St. Anthony’s catholic high school and plays girls lacrosse for the freshman team. Bryn and her teammates have started the season 3-0. In there win yesterday over kellenburge high school Bryn scored 2 goals and also assisted on 3 goals. Bryn has been training with us here at AFTLI for over 4 years now, transforming herself into a phenomenal athlete on the field and a mature young lady off the field. This weekend Bryn will also be trying out for the Brine regional girls lacrosse team. Over 300 girls are trying out for the team. Good luck Bryn and keep showing everyone your incredible abilities,we are all very proud of you.

Harley named captain

Posted by: on March 25, 2014

Congratulations to Bryn Harley on being named captain of the Saint Anthony’s catholic high school freshman girls lacrosse team. Bryn has received this honor after her new teammates voted her captain once they saw her abilities on the field as well as her leadership qualities on and off the field. Bryn has been training with us for over 4 years now and just continues to show improvements in her training, which has clearly shown on the field. Don’t lose sight of your relentless pursuit of excellence. Continue to lead by example, your an inspiration to us all. Good luck on the upcoming season. Check out Bryn in one of our many client commercials.

IMG_0049

 

Commercial featuring Bryn Harley

Matt Isnardi named starting goalie

Posted by: on March 24, 2014

Congratulations to Matt Isnardi on being named the starting goalie for the Chaminade Boys Varsity Lacrosse team.  Matt Has been training with us here at AFTLI for over two years now and has continued to improve until he cracked the starting lineup for one of the best lacrosse teams in the nation. Matt has also commited to play goalie at the Untied States Military Academy at West Point starting next spring. Keep working hard Matt and good luck with the rest of the season.  Matt was recently featured in an article on newsday.com.  Click the link below to see the article.  http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/blogs/-school-central-1.1688813/chaminade-has-goalie-in-matt-isnardi-1.7487500

image

Massapequa Celtics BU17

Posted by: on March 16, 2014

Massapequa  Celtics BU17 team began their 2013/2014 college showcase schedule by participating in the Massapequa soccer clubs premier elite rated tournament showcase, which is the top rated showcase in the northeast by coming in first playing undefeated soccer throughout the weekend. Highlight was beating Ramapo, last years NY cup finalist 2-0.

It was then off to Disney Christmas week to play in the top showcase event in the country. The Celtics went 3 and 1 coming in third place, highlighted by wins against two of the best teams from Pennsylvania and Georgia and a third place win against the number 1 team in Delaware 4-1.

It was then off to phoenix Arizona presidents day weekend to play in the top tournament in the West Coast.

The Celtics won 2 lost 1 and tied one taking third place.

The squads travel plans were interrupted by a snow storm delaying their arrival to phoenix by a day and a half. Leaving on the red eye out of New York on Friday the squad arrived in Arizona at 5:15am Saturday morning scheduled for a 1:30pm game against Colorado rush Nike which is an all star team.

Playing in 95 degree heat and little sleep the squad was victorious, winning the game 1-0.

The squad lost and tied their next two games leading to the third place game against the number 1 team in Arizona, regional champions, national participants , and the 10th best team in the nation. Kickoff was 12 noon and it was 100 degrees. In an unbelievable display of ball control, fitness, and desire the Celtics were victorious 1-0 gaining one of their best results ever.

Next up was the Jefferson cup in Virginia march 8-9, another top rated premier elite college showcase where over 300 teams are denied entrance. Not only were the Celtics accepted to participate, they came in second place in their 10 team bracket, not losing a game and finishing with a dominating 2-0 victory against Florida.

This afternoon we were able to watch the Celtics beat the national champions, the Smithtown Arsenal 3-0 at John Burns park in Massapequa.

Owner Jim Schepp and the rest of the AFTLI staff would like to thank Coach Kilmeade and Coach Bigilin for not only allowing us to sponsor such a great team but also for allowing us to work with their team and their children for the past few years at our facility. We are proud to sponsor the Celtics and wish them the best of luck in the future. Any teams looking for sponsorships please feel free to contact our facility at 516-797-1185 or via email at aftli@verizon.net

 

IMG_2137

 

Moved up to VARSITY!

Posted by: on March 11, 2014

Wanted to give a shout out to two of our sophomore female clients who have been moved up to the Varsity team for their sport!

Congrats to Alexa Russell, one of my most dedicated clients, for getting pulled up to the Kellenburg Varsity Softball team. Alexa has been training with us at AFTLI (7 years) and definatly has earned this opportunity. Keep up the great work Lex, we are very proud of you!

IMG_4946

Also wanted to congratulate Laura Marques on getting pulled up the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team for Massapequa High School. Laura is a great athlete and an even better person. She is a hard worker and always trains hard in the gym. Laura had managed to keep training 3x a week weather she is busy in school or in season for her sports (field hockey & lacrosse). She also has defiantly earned this opportunity and we are confidant that she will make the most of it. Keep up the great work Laura, we are proud of you!

IMG_4973

McMillan commits to Bryant University

Posted by: on March 6, 2014

Congrats to Quinn McMillan on his commitment to Bryant University to play Football. Quinn has been training with us at AFTLI over the past 4 years and was big part of the St. Anthony’s football team this past season. Quinn helped the St. Anthony’s Varsity football team go 11 – 1 overall and 8 – 0 in their league while also helping them win their 2014 CHSFL Championship. Quinn started at defensive tackle and throughout the season racked up a total of 24 tackled with 2 sacks and a forced fumble. Quinn will go on to continue his football career at Bryant University, which is a Division 1 AA school. Quinn is a great kid and a tremendous athlete and we wish him the best of luck as he continues to train for his college career.

IMG_9256

Quinn McMillan Highlights

Veteran client commercial

Posted by: on March 5, 2014

This week we are proud to feature one of our most loyal clients George Bendetti. George has been training with us for the past eight years. We first meet George at the Baldinger football clinic when he was just nine years old. George came to us a young raw football player and has transformed him self into a varsity offensive linemen for Holy Trinity Catholic High School. In his ten years of training with us he has become a big part of our team and we are proud to have him be one of our represent us in one of our manny commercials.

1235412_613700095354133_462400423_n

 

Football / Powerlifting Commercial