Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Camp Series- Long Island, New York - July 23, 2010

Long Island Regional Event

July 23, 2010

Surface: Field Turf

St. Anthony’s High School – South Huntington, NY

Sunny / 85 Degrees / 10 mph wind

The clouds parted and the rain stopped just in time for the National Combine Series Long
Island Regional Event to get underway on what ended up being ideal conditions on a sunny July
afternoon. Special Teams Solutions represented by former UMass and Arena Football 2 kicker
Chris Koepplin and current Maryland specialist Nick Ferrara ran the event.

The College division 2011 kickers and punters all performed well on the day. During the
Field Goal portion of the competition Patrick Toole (Wallkill Senior HS, NY) impressed with his
accuracy, smooth technique and consistent ball flight kicking off the ground and going 8 for 10.
Tim Wienclaw (Kellenberg Memorial, NY) showed off his leg strength connecting from 52 yards
while going 8 for 10 off the ground as well. Kevin Donohue (Chaminade HS, NY) and Aidan
Little (Millbrook HS, NY) both hit the ball solid and connected on 7 of their 10 field goal

The Kickoffs were dominated by Patrick and Aidan who both launched several kickoffs
deep into the endzone. Patrick turned heads with excellent hang time and distance on his kicks
hitting one 2 yards out of the back of the endzone. Aidan showed his athleticism and size to be an
asset by averaging 64 yards and 3.66 seconds of hang time per kickoff. When it came time to
punt Tim Wienclaw stepped up to show his potential as a combo prospect by averaging nearly 48
yards per punt. Aidan Little was right there as well by averaging just under 46 yards on his ten

The Varsity Divison kickers competed well with James Doktor (St. Anthony’s HS, NY)
converting 7 of 10 Field Goals to lead the group. James shows good potential and his continued
hard work on mechanics should help make him a more complete kicker in the future. Matthew
Paola of Pomperaug High School (Middlebury , CT) traveled down to Long Island and brought
the wood. Kickoffs of 70,70,69,67 and 63 yards impressed all in attendance and Matthew showed
his pedigree as a future college prospect. Ryan Norton (Garden City, NY) had a great natural
pop coming off his leg, potentially a future combo prospect once his technique allows him to
reach his full potential. Matt Testani (St. Francis Prep, NY) showed great promise as a snapping
prospect with his great size and accuracy continued work will help his speed improve to help take
it to the next level.