The Bethpage Golden Eagles Lacrosse team will bring experience into the 1999 season. The team only lost 4 starters from the 1998 season. Although the team has no returning All-Americans, they are returning 3 All-County players, 1 Honorable Mention All-County, and a couple All-Conference players.
The team will be strong in every aspect of the game. They will deliver great problems to the Conference BI offenses. Their defense is lead by 3 year contributors Paul Lyons and George Rusinac; also 2 year starter Sean Meade. They will be defending an awesome goalie in 3 year starter Pat Murphy. This team doesn't slack in Midfield either though. They are returning 3 year contributor Vin Della Speranza to lead the midfield. Also 2 year starters Ryan Houck and Matt Astarita are ready to run the field for the Eagles. Mike Whalen will be a face off specialist for the team this year. The Eagles are at a large loss at attack this year though after losing 2 starters that combined for half of the teams goals last year. Returning will be 3 year starter Jim Femminella, and ready to step up are Brendan Brace, Matt Florio, Matt Rewkowski, and Paul Bistany.
The Eagles will be lead by these players, and maybe a few others that might step up early in the season. The team will have 8 senior starters, and they will be lead by captains Paul Lyons, Vin Della Speranza, George Rusinak and Jim Femminella.