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.

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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.




 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.


 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 $18,000 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 ~ Defender

2008      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       Connor Fulton ~ Defender

2020       Billy Moore ~ Defender

2021       Ryan Heraty ~ Goalkeeper

2022       Who will it be???


The James Caswell Memorial Fund

Send all donations to:

John Jay Soccer Boosters

c/o Robert Seipp

67 Seaman Road

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!