After many years of practices, tournaments, and playing the game the Cobra Kai way, we are excited to highlight the girls who have committed to playing at the collegiate level. We share the excitement with our Cobra Kai players as they get ready to play at the next level. Many were told this could never happen, believing in yourselves and your teammates made it happen. Great Job Cobras!
Cobra Kai Pride - Class of 2021'
Junior Sydney Goldstein (21’) has recently announced that she has committed to The University of Pennsylvania. Sydney is the 4th “Drab Product” taken by Coach Karin Corbett and the UPenn women’s lacrosse program. Don’t let her size and cute smile fool you, “Syd the Kid” is a feisty and aggressive player with the heart of a lion, completely unafraid of any opponent. Goldstein is a fully committed member of the Cobra Kai –Team 21’ while juggling a 3 sport athlete’s schedule. Her great field vision and Non-Stop pursuit of the ball makes her almost impossible to beat! Always in top physical shape, Goldstein excels in the “2 man game”, with non-stop picks, rolls and explosive dodges which gets her to the cage over and over. The ability to use her body to shield the ball inside the 8 meter is game changing and her talent to get a quality shot off has propelled her to be one of the Tri-States hottest prospects. This is the 1st Cobra on the current 2021’team to be recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. She will follow down the pipeline of former “Drab Trained standouts” - Bosco (17’), Rosenzweig (16’) and Cheeseman(16’) to Franklin Field. Her work ethic and her internal drive to succeed will “No Doubt” leave her mark with the Quakers starting in the Fall of 2021’. Coach Corbett got herself another great one!
Junior Samantha Shelling (21’) has committed to the University of Delaware .Samantha is a pure competitor who has both toughness and burst. She’s a physical dodger with a deceptive first step which makes “Shells” a tough cover with a killer instinct on game day. Shelling has the “Winners mentality” closing in on 400 career wins under Coaches Drab and Iodice, making her a priority target of many D1 programs. Samantha’s ability to make her teammates around her better sets her apart as she’s the consummate quarterback and the girl you want to give the ball to at the end of the game. This is the 2nd player taken from the Cobra Kai 2021’team recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Shelling will No-Doubt bring her “Battle tested” game to the Blue Hens when she arrives on campus in the Fall of 2021’
Katie Siverson (2021’) Midfielder - has recently announced that she has committed to Wagner College.
Siverson does the majority of her damage from the top of 8 meter, showing the total package of explosiveness, shooting ability and the necessary intangibles. She’s a presence who shoots the lights out, but more importantly, makes the players around her better. Siverson is extremely comfortable with the ball in her stick anywhere around the cage, often finishing with flair and “deadly” on the draw circle as the Cobras Top Draw weapon. The All American and Gold medalist Coach Michelle Tumolo is getting a highly effective dodger who will surely fit well into the Seahawks offense thanks to her crafty playmaking ability and off-ball play. Siverson is the 3rd Cobra on the current 2021’team to be recruited to play D1 lacrosse at the next level. Watch out for “Cobra Si” and her “battle-tested” Cobra Kai game when she lands on Staten Island in the Fall of 2021.
Junior Defender Gabby Castillo (2021’) - has announced that she has committed to Binghamton University.
Gabby Castillo, a “founding member” of the Cobra kai, had an excellent fall as Team 21’s defensive leader. Thriving both 1-on-1 or away from the ball, she showed no ‘off’ switch this season, excelling at each event that she attended. Castillo is a technician who flips hers hips and blankets her girl due to excellent footwork, sneaky athleticism and awesome fundamentals. Coaches have raved about her work off-ball as Gabby is constantly calling out slide packages and putting her teammates in the right spots. She is not only someone who can shut down opposing attackers, but can also make things happen in transition. Coach Allen and the “Bearcats” are getting a loyal and fearless soldier for the D-Block that will implement any game plan or instructions to the exact degree as “listening” is one of her top skills. A two sport athlete, Castillo also has a bright future in the game of Volleyball, recently coming off a tremendous season. Gabby is the 4th Cobra on the current 2021’team to be recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. She will follow the “pipeline” of Coach Drab’s former World Tour Players to Binghamton -- Lindsey Stephens (16’) and Jessica Gurrieri (17’) and the “Captain”-Alyssa Sanchez (17’). Watch out for the “Cobra Cubana” when she arrives upstate in the Fall of 2021’.
Erin Windwer 2021’ Goalie - has committed to the University of Vermont.
Erin is a fully committed -“founding” member of the Cobra Kai. She is poised in goal and is a strong communicator to the defense in front of her. She’s not afraid to challenge for 50/50 balls outside of her crease, and her clearing game enables the Cobras to excel in fast break scenarios. Windwer was a huge reason why Team 21’ finished an incredibly daunting schedule in the fall of 2017 with a “Perfect” record that propelled the Cobras into the National Top 25 spotlight. Erin is constantly “robbing” opposing shooters left and right, she’s an outstanding shot stopper and is likely the best clearing goalie on the National circuit in her age bracket. A student of the game, Windwer has been trained by Coach Ginny Capicchioni, and is a member of the Goal Guardians training program since 6th grade when Cobra Kai coaching staff noticed her incredibly fast hands and sent her home from practice with a set of goalie gear. This is the 5th player taken from the talented Cobra Kai 2021’ team recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. There’s little doubt that Windwer will be called on early by Coach Sarah Graddock to lock the goal down at Virtue Field for years to come and keep the “Catamounts” in the mix come playoff time.
Kat Cama (2021’) Defender- has recently announced that she has committed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Cama, a fully committed “Founding” member of the Cobra Kai has been one of the most reliable and dependable teammates ever to be a part of this program. Cama is one of those kids who is always looking to advance her game whether is speed training, stick work or just asking for advice on how to handle defensive situations. Cama is a physical and aggressive player along with being a strong communicator, “Katlax” will “NO Doubt” have her D-Block in order for the “Engineers”. There is so many positive things we can say about Kat Cama, the best one is simply…the Cobra Kai lacrosse club would not be the same without her! Kat is the 6th Cobra on the current 2021’ team to be recruited to play lacrosse at the next level. The coaching staff at the Cobra Kai is very proud of you and your progression! Watch out for this “Battle-tested” Cobra wearing RED on RENWYCK FIELD in the fall of 2021’ – It’s “Cama time”!
Midfielder -Victoria Direnno (2021’) has recently announced that she has committed to Niagra University! A do-it-all dynamo, there's nothing this natural talent doesn't do. Victoria has great field vision to go along with a strong and accurate shot, she can rip it out of her left and right hand equally, hiding her stick behind her ear to make it near impossible for goalies to get a read on it. Direnno is marked by good speed and exceptional stick skills that make her one of Cobra Team 21’s top offensive threats. She is armed with an outstanding first step and toughness to boot, bouncing off defenders on her way to the cage. On top of that, she’s an elusive and resilient throwback midfielder who competes her tail off and can boost her team in a number of ways whether it’s a key groundball, caused turnover on defense or pretty assist in transition. She has been nicknamed “Victorious” based on her efforts during the undefeated run in 2017 which propelled Team 21’ in to the National spotlight. Lacrosse is in her veins so it’s no surprise she will follow her mother’s “Villanova Wildcat” past, and head to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to write her own NCAA chapter. Direnno is the 7th player taken from the talented Cobra Kai 2021’ team recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Un-effected by weather conditions, Watch out for this Cobra to Embrace the “Lake Effect” and excel upstate for the Purple Eagles!
2021’ Defender – Katie Neville has announced her commitment to Susquehanna University to play lacrosse. A towering presence on the field, Neville has developed her stick and foot work a ton since she first arrived at Cobra Kai and has considerable upside. Coach Randall Swope, a back to back National Champion with Maryland (95’ & 96’) will love how hard Katie rides as well as her toughness when the ball is on the ground. She’s one of those Cobra Kai “Bruise Sisters” that can and will beat you up pretty good and has a confidence that enables her to play with an edge. Neville can cover the quick girl or the big girl but also takes the team-first approach where she’s so impressive sliding to help. This is the 8th player taken from the talented Cobra Kai 2021’team recruited to play lacrosse at the next level. Katie will No-Doubt bring her “Battle tested” game to the “River Hawks” when she arrives on campus in the fall of 2021’
2021' Midfielder -Fiona McGovern has just announced that she has committed St.Bonaventure to play Division 1 lacrosse. Gritty and quick, McGovern plays behind at X (both sides) to feed and dodge. Her greatest assets are a quick first step, ability to get inside, and field vision to find open cutters. Fiona hit the 100 goal milestone - sophomore season on varsity(Hen Hud), recognized as a 2x All League Recipient as well as a 2x All Section Honorable Mention recipient. She represented the Hudson Valley region in US Lacrosse National Tournament and also the Metro NY area team in the National Lacrosse Classic - 2x champion. McGovern is the 9th player taken from the talented Cobra Kai 2021’ team recruited to play lacrosse at the D1 level. Fiona will No-Doubt bring her “Battle tested” game to the “Bonnies” when she arrives in the Atlantic10 conference in the fall of 2021’. Watch out for the "Cobra McFi"!
Cobra Kai Pride - Class of 2020'
Danielle Hientz (2020’ Goalie) has announced that she has committed to the University of Colorado. Few players on the recruiting circuit have the type of presence that Hientz brings each time she’s on the field for the Cobra Kai. Danielle is a phenomenal shot-stopper who possesses excellent instincts, hand speed and clearing ability that consistently helps trigger the transition game. As one of the top prospects in the Tri-State area, Hientz found herself with a long list of potential college suitors. A 2016 US Lacrosse Wall Ball Champion, this 9th grader just came off an excellent season in the goal at Brewster High school this spring. This is the 1st player to commit on the talented 2020' roster and the 2nd player taken from Coach Drab by the Buffalo’s. Hientz will follow the former “World Tour” standout Jen Mistretta(16’) in Colorado in the Fall of 2020.
2019 US Lacrosse All - American
Junior Midfielder, Samantha Bischoff (20'), went public on her decision to verbally commit to Cambell University. Bischoff is the 2nd Cobra Kai player taken so far by a Division I program from this talented team. Sam, a founding member of the Cobra Kai, is a force in the lineup and has the size and strength to overpower opponents while losing none of the stick skills or quickness that have gotten her this far. Bischoffs Lax IQ is off the charts for a young player and she also has a winner's mentality. Breakout performances at several summer showcases including a dominant performance up at Lake Placid have made this hard-nosed and athletic two-way talent a priority target of many top programs. Samantha Bischoff, also a standout on her basketball team, will “No Doubt” bring her battle tested–Cobra Kai game to the “Camels” when she arrives in North Carolina in the fall of 2020’.
Journal News Readers' choice player of the year 2019
2019 Rockland County 1st Team selection
Junior Mid-fielder MaryPat Sayre (20’) has announced that she has committed to the College of the Holy Cross. From the first day she came to Cobra Kai practice, she was a force in the lineup and a terror in the defensive zone. This “battle tested”- Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA) star player has been tearing it up in one of the hot beds of girls lax – Bergen county, NJ for the past 2 seasons. A Nanuet native, “MP” is not the most “Flashy” player out there; her specialty is the “dirty work” and nobody does it better! Her non-stop pursuit of the ball, aggressive play between the lines and her ability to come up with a 50/50 ball is game changing. She has exceptional field vision and her ability to lock down a top scoring threat with speed, muscle or finesse has made her a priority target of many of the nation’s top programs. Sayre has a leading role in the “Cobra Show”, famous for the “Hail Marypat”, a play designed by Coach Drab which she executes to perfection. “Fully committed” are not strong enough words for the Sayre family and this Two-way talent who will make an immediate impact with the Crusaders in the Fall of 2020’. This is the 3rd player on the current team to be recruited to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Coach Belichick is getting a great one! Watch Out For Sister MaryPat!!!
2019 US Lacrosse All - American
Junior Midfielder Eliz Fino(20’) has recently announced that she has verbally committed to Central Connecticut State to play lacrosse at the next level. Fino, a top prospect from Section 9, is an explosive, two-handed slashing machine with the IQ and field sense you'd expect from a much older player. She brings one of the top multi-dimensional midfield games in the state and her BIG motor and desire for the ball is overpowering. Her strong play between the lines and dodging ability as a lefty or righty makes her one of the most shifty and smart players out there. Fino has excellent work ethic, toughness and smarts with the versatility and athleticism to play a number of different roles with the Blue Devils. This is the 4th Cobra on the current 2020’ team to be recruited to a D-1 college program. Watch out for “The Cobra Fino”!
4/24/2019 - NYSPHAA record for "Most goals in a single game" with 16.
5/15/2019 - NYSPHAA record for "Most goals in a single season" with 154.
5/18/2019 - Section 9 record for " Most Goals in Career" with 387 goals
2019 Poughkeepsie Journal Girls "Player of the year"
Junior attacker Juli Guzi(2020’) has recently committed to play lacrosse at Framingham State University. Athletic, smooth and dynamic, Guzi can create from all spots of the field with either hand. Recruited as an attacker, her skill set and lacrosse IQ will make her a big time player for the Rams whether it's at “X” or at the midfield. Juli is a dedicated and talented attacker with shifty moves and unique shooting style. She is a key player on the “New Fairfield Rebels” squad with 2 Connecticut State Championship titles and sights on a 3peat this season. Watch out for “The Guzinator”!!!
2020’ Midfielder - Emily Ullman has recently announced her commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Colgate University. This two-way speedster is a quick and shifty dodger, a monster physically with the ability to burn anyone one-on-one. Ullman is so dynamic, gets to the cage with almost a deceiving kind of burst and has an elite shot on the run. The “Ullmanator”, a founding member of the Cobra Kai, plays with an edge and is a player who is tough and fearless…Spent last summer eating defenders alive with her Cobra like moves and a motor that stands out from the get go. Emily is the 6th player to be recruited from the 2020’ team to play at the next level and can line up at multiple positions for the Raiders.
2019 Rockland County 1st Team selection
Caroline Moran 2020’ Midfielder has recently announced that she has committed to Play D1 lacrosse at Davidson College. Moran, a founding member of the Cobra Kai, the 2nd half of the Nanuet “2pack”, is the 7th player from this talented 2020’ team to play at the next level. Caroline is a skilled left-handed scorer with sneaky athleticism and awesome fundamentals. She runs the field impeccably well and is almost always good for a multi-goal performance. Arguably the most in-demand 2020’ player still out there this past summer, Caroline is deceptively athletic and essentially does whatever it takes to put the ball in the back of the net. With her high level of tenacity, she is constantly an active catalyst for the offense with an equal propensity for both scoring and passing. She makes impressive plays on a regular basis thanks to an incredible feel for the game, her crafty playmaking ability and off-ball play. Watch out for this Battle-tested Cobra wearing the “Red and Black” for Coach Kim Wayne and the Wildcats when she lands on campus in North Carolina in the fall of 2020’.
Rising Senior Lola Wright 2020’ attack –has recently went public on her decision to commit to Vassar College. Lola has had breakout performances at several summer showcases and has taken her time to pick the “Wright fit” to balance her athletic and educational goals. The “Brewers” are getting super-fast lefty or righty dodger with the ability to burn anyone one-on-one. She anticipates the flow, and already knows her next move before the ball even touches her stick. Lola can also turn any ground ball into a timely goal. Lola is the 8th player from the current team to be recruited to play at the next level and can line up at multiple positions for Coach Finerghty. She is a fully committed member of Team 20’- Cobra Kai and Coach Drab will have the honor to give the “Committed” arm band to her before the New England Chill tournament as Team 20’ will Return to the field this Fall as seniors.
Senior Anna Maria Gragnani (20’) has announced that she has committed to Drexel University. Anna Maria is a physical player, she possesses the size and strength to overpower opponents while losing none of the stick skills or quickness. As a fully “Battle Tested” founding member of the Cobra Kai, she has a winner's mentality and her Lax IQ is off the charts for a young player. At the next level, Gragnani can be a Utility player for the Dragons and is capable of lining up at multiple positions on the field. She is dominant on the draw circle and her physical presence around the goal causes major problems for opponents. A two sport athlete, “AMG” has had success on the Gymnastics team, recently coming off a tremendous season. Gragnani is the 9th Cobra on the current team to be recruited and will take her talents to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Watch out Philadelphia … Here comes Gragnani!
Rossella Nardi (20’ ATTACK) has recently committed to Delaware State University. Rossella entered the Cobra Kai travel lacrosse world as a rising senior and 15 minutes into game 1 at Summer Genesis the phones started ringing on the sideline…who is this Nardi kid? The Section 9 (Kingston) standout was certainly overwhelmed by the attention playing on the 2020' nationally ranked team but focused herself immediately and worked the process in a tireless fashion to find a team that could make a roster spot for her. Nardi’s motor and tenacity are the attributes that first come to mind when describing her skill set, as she’s relentless and disruptive. She’s plays with an incredible edge all over the field, her feet never stop moving. Rossella is dynamic and athletic, dodging the alleys with tremendous confidence and shoots the corners with next level ability. Nardi is an excitable playmaker, blessed with soft hands and quick wrists which allows her to get the ball out in the blink of an eye. Rossella is the 10th Cobra on the current team to be recruited and will take her talents to a D-1 college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Coach Pam Jenkins , a White Plains native who played her High school career at Rye Country day school is getting a Great one! Watch out for Nardi to bring those “Happy Feet” and her Cobra Kai game to the Hornets next season.
Great Job Cobra!!!
Anna V Mazariegos –(2020’ Defender) has recently announced that she has committed to play D2 lacrosse at St.Thomas Aquinas College in the fall. Anna V turned heads on the summer recruit circuit with her ability to play fast and create transition opportunities. This hard-nosed cover girl is rock solid across the board, showing a high compete level and rarely getting beat by her opposition. She plays excellent position, seldom allowing opponents to get past her while frequently checking the ball loose using her physicality and strong lower body to prohibit them from getting around her. Her intimidating presence has caused a bunch of attackers to not even try dodging her, as it would likely result in a turnover. Anna V is the 11th Cobra on the current team to be recruited and will take her talents to a college program to play lacrosse at the next level. Watch out for Anna V to bring her “battle tested” Cobra Kai game to the Spartans this Fall.
2020' Attacker -Avery Jillson has recently announced that she has committed to SUNY Maritime. Jillson can dodge with success from just about everywhere, burying goals with a shot that is far more advanced than most players her age. Her IQ, unselfishness and vision have been pivotal for Cobra Kai’s success over the past few seasons. Avery is able to make multi-goal outings look easy and does so with flair, stylishly eluding defenders and pinging corners at will. Beyond just putting the ball in the back of the net, Jillson simply makes the right play on a consistent basis. Team 20' ends the Cobra Kai "Run" being Nationally ranked the past 3 seasons and with 93.2 % of team members recruited to play College lacrosse. Watch out for "Capt.Avery" when she suits up for the Privateers this Fall on Reinhart Field. Great Job Cobra!
The Nationally ranked 2020' team has finished the run with a 93.2 percent college team placement.
Congratulations from all of us here at Cobra Kai lacrosse.