Friday, February 12, 2016

Staten Island Signee




It's always special when Columbia football brings in a player from New York City.

And that's what we got this month when Zach O'Neill from Staten Island's Monsignor Farrell committed to the program. 

Staten Island remains a pretty football rich region by NYC high school football standards, so hopefully Zach will be the first of more from the borough of Richmond to come our way.

14 comments:

oldlion said...

Killer loss at Levien last night. Once again we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but this time did it twice, in regulation time and in OT.

DOC said...

Could they have intentionally fouled after the Lo bucket near the end of regulation ?

oldlion said...

Yes; that is what they did in the Cornell game. Huge mistake not to do it here.

oldlion said...

Also, Cohen had fouled out; he was guarding Cannady tight. Cannady was left wide open for his 35 footer. The basketball gods were not smiling on us; we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Tehre was alos a huge disparity in FTs. One ref called a foul on us just about every time a Princeton player drove to the basket and failed to return the favor. that is why they went to the line 18 more times than us. And then Rosie didn't get the call at the end of OT when we wer down by 1. Officiating is always a problem for Columbia.

DOC said...

Agree with the officiating discrepancy. Towards the end Princeton drove the basket every chance they got and our guys were afraid to be called for fouls leading to easy quick baskets which fueled their comeback. Rosenberg was all but mugged !

Anne McGroarty said...

There are some who feel that the coach needles the referees so often and so publicly that they turn against us and start to favor the opposing team. I cannot believe, having been there, that our guys fouled the P's TWICE as many times as they fouled us.

RLB said...

Spec quoted Smith saying they were supposed to foul late, added they didn't. Not sure if he told them to or he failed to.

Despite his overall good play, Alex missed one of 2 FTs very late, thus giving the Lions a 3-point lead which was wiped out with one shot.

Bagnoli was on a local television show (SportsNet?) during which the planned bubble was noted.

Robert Morrison said...

Athlete Evan Chadbourn was offered by Columbia today. Chadbourn (5-11./176) attends Bishop Guilfoyle HS, PA. Temple, Penn & St. francis (PA) have also offered http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2888812/evan-chadbourn

oldlion said...

Has anybody heard if we are still looking at Taj Gooden of Episcopal High School in Alexandria,VA? Offered by West Point and others.. Excellent DL.

alawicius said...

One of our less talked about recruits (among us,anyway), DB Robert Smith, made 1st Team All-State Missouri.

Allie

alawicius said...

Correction, meant "Ronald" Smith.

Allie

DOC said...

What are our chances against the "Killer P's" on the road
this weekend ?

oldlion said...

Excellent; we looked great most of last weekend and our seniors are smarting from having the last Princeton game slip away. Our biggest concern is the 5 on 8 problem. The refs sent Princeton to the line 18 more times than us in the last game, and the officiating at Princeton is usually abominable.

I remain, very truly yours, Richard Szathmary said...

I;d say pretty good if we play to last weekend's standard. And Friday's game is on TV, on American Sports. Not sure yet, however, if it's on that weird 2.5 hour delay like last week.