Roslyn News

Roslyn Lax Players Honored

roslynlaxRoslyn High School lacrosse stars recently received outstanding recognition by the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Among those honored were Griffin Goldberg and Reid Karp, both of whom were named as All County selections. Goldberg was also an All County academic selection and was named as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Bass Builds A Basketball Mecca

bassEast Hills resident B.J. Bass is turning Basketball City, located at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, into New York’s basketball mecca.

Last Sunday, Bass, who is managing partner of RBA Sports, hosted the fifth annual RBA Sports Showcase at that location.
The event drew dozens of professional basketball prospects and scouts from nine NBA teams, including the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. At the same time, the courts were full of youngsters playing in organized games from the grade school to high school age levels.

“The turnout was great,” Bass said of the Sunday event. “From the standpoint of the scouts, the level of talent just gets better and better each year.”

The players who participate have a chance to be drafted by one of the NBA’s 30 teams, while others, some of whom are already playing pro ball, have a chance to sign on as free agents. [Read more...]

Board Honors George Beamon

beamonLast month, Roslyn resident George Beamon visited the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall where both Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman honored him for a successful college career both on the court and in the classroom.

Beamon, a graduate of Roslyn High School, led the Manhattan Jaspers to this past year’s NCAA Tournament while leading the team in scoring and capturing the Most Valuable Player award in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. During his career at Roslyn High School, he led his team to the Nassau County Championship back in 2009 while garnering All-State honors in 2008 and 2009. At Roslyn, he set numerous scoring records.

Beamon has also excelled academically, graduating last May with a degree in Business Management. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, also at Manhattan College. The leading scorer on the Jaspers this year, Beamon will be attending workouts for NBA teams this May in Atlanta prior to June’s NBA Draft. [Read more...]

Molloy & County Team Up

rosAn extensively renovated baseball field recently opened at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale as a result of a public-private partnership between Nassau County and Molloy College.

The 20-year licensing agreement gives the Rockville Centre-based college use of the NCAA-regulation field in exchange for the funds to replace the field’s infrastructure. The new baseball field features all-weather artificial turf, new dugouts and a new scoreboard.

In addition to Molloy College athletes, Nassau residents and athletic groups will use the field throughout the year. [Read more...]

Sports Showcase This Sunday

RBA_052914AIf you’re in Manhattan on Sunday, June 1, then the RBA Sports Showcase at Basketball City NYC is the place to be to watch some of the future stars of the NBA. 

East Hills resident B.J. Bass is managing partner of RBS Sports. Roslyn Heights resident George Beamon, who recently completed an All-Star career at Manhattan College, will be one of the many prospects in competition.

Bass helped Beamon get into Manhattan after the latter had enjoyed a successful four years at Roslyn High School, where Beamon holds most of the school’s scoring records. [Read more...]

Winning Streak For Lacrosse

laxThe Roslyn High School girls’ lacrosse season is heading into the home stretch with the Lady Bulldogs driving hard for the Conference IV regular season title.

After losing an away game to New Hyde Park, Roslyn bounced back with two convincing wins, a 14-6 triumph over Jericho and a 13-3 win over Mepham. As of press time, Roslyn held a 10-2 mark overall, while remaining undefeated in Conference IV play with an 8-0 mark.

In the big May 1 win over archrival Jericho, the high-scoring combo of Allison Schneider and Lexi Singer paced Roslyn. Schneider had five goals and Singer had three as Roslyn handed Jericho their first loss of the season. Mackenzie Liotta had a big game in the net, recording 11 saves.

Two days later, that same trio paced another Roslyn win, a 13-3 home win over Mepham. Schneider and Singer each had three points, while Riley Liotta chipped in with two points. Meanwhile, Riley’s sister, Mackenzie had 13 saves in the win. [Read more...]

Mayor’s Trophy Tournament In East Hills

Mayor_041114ALast month, the Mayor’s Trophy Tournament winners celebrated another fun and exciting season. 

On Wednesday, March 26, the East Hills Board of Trustees congratulated the athletes for their fine sportsmanship. Mayor Michael R. Koblenz presented the winning team with the trophy and organizers Peter Wagner and Stewart Faden, who ran the program, gave out mementos of the successful event.

This year’s softball tournament was universally agreed to be another major success for the village as it was highly competitive and fun for both participants and spectators. [Read more...]

Leventhal To Run Boston Marathon

bostonOn Monday, April 21, Roslyn resident Roberta Leventhal will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 118th Boston Marathon. 

Leventhal, along with more than 700 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, will run the historic marathon’s route from Hopkinton to Boston with a goal to raise $5.3 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. [Read more...]

Soren Signs With NJ Jackals

sorenRoslyn native Matt Soren will be beginning the 2014 professional baseball season as a member of the New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian-American Association.

Soren, a 2009 graduate of Roslyn High School, enjoyed a stellar career at the University of Delaware, where he was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 19th round of the 2013 amateur draft. While at Delaware, Soren was twice named a Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week. In his last year at Delaware, Soren led the Blue Hens with 81 strikeouts in 74.2 innings pitched, while compiling a 3.62 ERA. [Read more...]

Joe Lettera: A Coaching Legend

letteraNew York is the basketball capital of America. It is impossible to imagine the game without the many great coaches the state and especially, the New York City area, have produced: Nat Holman, Joe Lapchick, Frank McGuire, Red Holtzman, Lou Carnesecca, Billy Cunningham and Jim Boeheim to name only a few.

All are members of the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame. To that list, we can add Roslyn High School’s own Joe Lettera who was inducted into that same Hall of Fame last March 16 in a ceremony at the Glen Falls Civic Center.

The day gave Lettera time to reflect not only on his coaching career, but also on his long association with the Roslyn area. Lettera coached the Bulldogs from 1958 to 1989, winning 405 games, while losing 210, for an impressive .668 winning percentage.

In addition to his talk, Lettera shared some memories of his time in Roslyn with The Roslyn News. [Read more...]