KATONAH, N.Y. Harvey School lacrosse star Brandon Hickey scored the 100th goal of his high school career last week and kept on rolling, adding four more in Wednesdays 16-0 victory over the Chase School.
Their defenseman played off me, thinking I might pass the ball off, Hickey said about his 100th goal in a game against Wooster on April 18. It left me free and clear to make a shot that their goalie did not seem to expect from 15 yards away. Since we had a pretty big lead at the time of my goal, we didnt celebrate on the field. It would have been poor sportsmanship.
Hickey, who was greeted with high-fives from his teammates when he went to the bench, was focused on the game. To tell you the truth, I was more excited that we were winning the game.
Hickey, a senior midfielder and four-year varsity player, helped lift the Harvey squad to last years Hudson Valley Athletic League championship. He is committed to SUNY-Oneonta, which he will attend this fall. But he is looking for another title before he ends his scholastic career.
(Hickey) has been recognized as the most talented midfielder on the field in every contest since his late sophomore year, Harvey coach Jason Hill said. Hes one of the best face-off and clearing middies I have ever coached."
Hickey was named All-League as a sophomore and a junior and scored 49 goals in his junior year. He came to Harvey as a freshman and has been playing lacrosse since his middle school days in Pearl River.
He credits his success to his coaches, especially Hill and his Rockland Select Summer Lacrosse coaches Jamie Baker and Adam Chagares. Hickey also cited former Harvey teammate Jamie Lunt, who graduated in 2010, for his encouragement and guidance when Hickey was starting out on the varsity.
Brandon is well-respected on the team as one of our best, a great leader on and off the field, and one of the most coachable kids ever to come through the program, Hill said of his captain.
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