Trio of Hornets continuing football careers in college

first_imgThree members of this year’s senior class at Holmdel High School will continue to play football in college.Joe Disko, nicknamed “Tugboat,” signed on to play for Western Connecticut State. He will most likely continue playing at defensive tackle, although he also started as a guard for three years at Holmdel. In his experience playing for the Hornets, Disko learned some valuable lessons that should help him adjust to college.“I learned to always listen to your coaches,” he said.But college athletics will be a new experience and bring additional challenges for the young defensive lineman. “Academics definitely come first at Western Connecticut State. Five hours of study hall are required. In high school, it wasn’t like that,” Disko said. “I’m ready to work harder and do well academically, which is something the coaches stress.”Disko chose Western Connecticut State for its location and community, as well as its criminal justice program. He will be studying in preparation for a career in federal law enforcement.Kevin Gallogly served as Holmdel’s starting center for two years. He hopes to see playing time with the University of Rhode Island after the team breaks camp. His playing time with the Hornets was limited due to injuries, an experience that Gallogly is using to remain focused on making the most of his chance to play college football.“It took a lot of hard work in high school. I had a lot of injuries to overcome,” Gallogly said. “[College] [f]reshmen don’t usually get a chance to start, but it’s all about performance. I just want to get on the field.”Gallogly decided to attend the University of Rhode Island after meeting the coaches, particularly the offensive coordinator, Roy Istvan, who also serves as the offensive line coach.“Coach Roy called me every week to see how I was doing. He is a real nice guy,” Gallogly said.And one thing he will miss is playing under Holmdel offensive line coach Rick Haupp, who was only with the Hornets for Gallogly’s senior season.Gallogly chose the University of Rhode Island for its academics. He will study physical therapy in college.Matthew Fasciano, a three-year starting linebacker and senior captain for the Hornets, will attend Marist College. Although he also played tight end and tailback while at Holmdel, Fasciano will serve as an inside linebacker at Marist.“Starting as a sophomore gave me a chance to start early. That will help me with the jump to college because I’ve already been the small guy,” Fasciano said.“I’m going into college with an open mind,” he added. “You are really at the bottom of the totem pole as a freshman. I am going to put myself in the best position possible.” Fasciano said he will miss the bond he had with his teammates at Holmdel, but he is looking forward to forming similar bonds with his college teammates.“It’s like leaving behind a family,” he said of his Holmdel teammates.Fasciano always wanted to play college football, shifting his focus to football at an early age. “It has always been my goal,” he said. He also remains focused on academics, and will study business finance at Marist. BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent last_img read more

Lagonda AllTerrain Electric Concept Previews Future EV Crossover

first_imgMajor key alert!Aston Martin’s Lagonda brand is taking the covers off its latest concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the All-Terrain Concept, the latest Lagonda previews the storied brand’s forthcoming crossover SUV.Following in the tread marks of last year’s aero-inspired Lagonda Vision Concept, the All-Terrain Concept cribs its looks from the nautical world. The finished product is handsome, if a smidge too minivan-like for our tastes.More Lagonda Info First Electric Aston Martin’s Lagonda Will Be An SUV With the car in its autonomous driving mode, the driver and front passenger can swivel their seats around to face those in the crossover’s rear bucket seats. Those in the back enter by way of rear-hinged doors that afford easy ingress and egress. Arguably, the standout interior detail of the All-Terrain Concept is its physical key, which levitates in between the two front seats by way of electromagnets.Power for the All-Terrain Concept comes courtesy of electricity, with the crossover’s battery pack located under its floorboards. Meanwhile, a shelf under the rear cargo floor extends out and serves as a seating perch for tailgating or whatever it is Lagonda drivers do.While the All-Terrain Concept is just that (a concept), the Geneva show car is due to spawn a production variant in 2022. Lagonda will build the crossover at its facility in St Athan in Wales. Inside, the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is as luxurious as any yacht. The driver faces a steering wheel with an integrated gauge cluster in the hub. The wheel, however, is not necessary to drive the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, as the crossover offers an autonomous driving mode. New Aston Lagonda SUV To Be Electric, On Sale In 2021center_img Electric Lagonda All-Terrain SUV Concept To Debut In Geneva Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on March 5, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more