It was a beautiful night in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY as Sachem North and Brentwood geared up to play their rivalry game on Sachem North Homecoming night. Sachem North was undefeated for the past two years until they played in the playoffs, so this promised to be a great game, complete with fireworks for Homecoming to follow its conclusion.
Vincent is a 3-year letterman and Captain this year. A true team player and hard worker who leads by example. He is respected by his teammates and coaches. He has been a pleasure to coach and we wish him nothing but the best.
James is currently ranked #3 in his class and is a 2-year varsity football and lacrosse player. He belongs to the Brentwood Honor Society, Medical Society, Red Cross, and Math League. James is looking to attend Columbia University in the fall and plans to study pre-med.
Coach Fusaro coached the football team at Sachem for 32 years, amassing an outstanding record of 197-94-8. He was also responsible for two Zellner Award winners presented annually to the most outstanding lineman in the county (Mike Farley and Pete Mailello) and three Hansen Award winners presented to the most outstanding player in the county each year (Brian Dehler, Mark Wijciechowski and James O’Neill). And now, every football player involved in the Sachem North Football Program will forever play their games on the field named after this legendary icon.
Rickoy played in this rivalry game his junior and senior years, earning two MVP trophies. Rickoy was a two-time All-County and All-Long Island player and rushed over 1200 yards. He also helped his team earn three Big Four Champion titles and played in the Suffolk County Championship twice. Rickoy went on to attend and play football for Nassau Community College.