John Jay Soccer 1998—2000
During the Fall 2000 season, James was the final line of defense for the John Jay Boys Soccer team’s first New York State Championship (#2 in the Nation).
He was the starting goalie for every game on a team that compiled a 25-0 record and outscored its opponents 115-14 over the course of the season.
James started to play soccer at the age of six in the East Fishkill Intramural program and continued on to play in the East Fishkill Travel Program, the East Hudson Select teams and finally the John Jay JV and Varsity soccer teams.
BEYOND JOHN JAY SOCCER . . . .
James continued to enjoy the game of soccer playing with the Western New England College (WNEC) Division 3 soccer team, and then the Syracuse Club Soccer team. As goalie for WNEC and a defender for Syracuse, James led strong defenses that competed against teams from other major colleges throughout the Northeast. James carried forward his work ethic, skills and determination developed at John Jay to his teammates at WNEC and Syracuse.
JAMES CASWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In 2005, a memorial scholarship fund was established at John Jay High School to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from the Boys Varsity Soccer Team.
To date, a total of $15,000 has been provided to the following outstanding John Jay soccer players:
2005 Steve Wasilewski ~ Defender
2006 Christian Staas ~ Goalkeeper
2007 Chris Turchioe ~ Defender
Matt Lanzetta ~ Defender2008 Ripjeet Chahal ~ Defender
2009 Jared Deck ~ Defender
2010 Joe Cirillo ~ Defender / Midfielder / Forward
2011 Daren Gomez ~ Defender
2012 Ryan Kaplan ~ Midfielder
2013 Marcus McKenzie ~ Defender / Midfielder
2014 Tyler LaVigne ~ Goalkeeper
2015 Luke Melvin ~ Defender
2016 Stephen LeGare ~ Defender
2017 Mike Diano ~ Defender
2018 Mark Tricarico ~ Defender
2019 Who will it be???
The James Caswell Memorial Fund
Send all donations to:
John Jay Soccer Boosters
c/o Robert Seipp
Stormville, NY 12582
Please make the check out to: John Jay Boys Soccer Booster Club
Put: "James Caswell Memorial Fund" in the memo
Thank you very much for your donation. It will help keep all the wonderful memories we have of James alive!