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Speedy Claxton

(College basketball.  Born, Hempstead, NY, May 8, 1978.)  After dominating opponents at Christ the King H.S. in Middle Village, NY, Craig “Speedy” Claxton continued his career close to home by playing college basketball at Hofstra.  With the Flying Dutchmen, Claxton, only 5’11”, was a two-time America East Conference Player of the Year.  In his senior […]

Al Paul

Al Paul (College athletics.  Born, Baltimore, MD, Sept. 17, 1926.)  A coach and administrator, Alvin R. Paul was involved in New York sports for more than 40 years.  A graduate of Western Maryland, where he played football and lacrosse, Paul came to Hofstra as lacrosse coach and an assistant on Howdy Myers’ football staff in […]

Paul Cartier

Paul Cartier (Organist.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 4, 1959.)  Latest in the distinguished line of New York sports organists, Paul G. Cartier succeeded Eddie Layton at Yankee Stadium in 2004.  Cartier began playing for Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum as Layton’s protégé in 1979 while still an undergraduate at Hofstra.  He continues to work Islanders games […]

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