West Seneca West's David Mack has the "Midas Touch"

Posted at 11:28 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 20:55:31-04

You could say West Seneca West's David Mack has the "Midas Touch."

The midfielder has a knack for finding his teammates at the right place, at the right time.

"I pass the ball and it just seems to go to the right spot," Mack said.

The midfielder is second on the team in goals with seven, but paces the Indians with nine assists.  Thanks to his precision passing, he now owns the record for the most assists in a single game, with six -- a feat he accomplished in a win over Jamestown.

"My team helped me out a lot," Mack said. "If they hadn't finished the chances, I wouldn't have broken the record."

"He's the most compete player I've had in the last five to six years," Head Coach Brian DeGlopper added.  "He has great vision on the field.  The assist record is huge.  When I think of David, he's under a lot of pressure. He produces."

"I didn't know if I'd have the record, but it's something I tried to accomplish," Mack continued.

As for what's next for the senior?  He hopes to one day suit up for the Red, White and Blue and hit the pitch for Team USA.

"This is what I want to do with my life.  I want to go as far as I can. My whole life I've had those dreams."


#1 – David Mack, West Seneca West Soccer
Set the school record for assists in a game with six in a 16-0 win over Jamestown.

#2 – Kelly Burns, Mount St. Mary Academy Swimming
Won the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in 25.88 and 56.33, respectively, at a Tri-Meet between Sacred Heat and Rochester’s Our Lady of Mercy.

"Kelly Burns is a dedicated athlete and student. Kelly not only pushes herself at practice, but encourages her fellow teammates to push themselves. Although it is only the beginning of the season, I am proud to see how well she is doing thus far in the season, but looking forward to how much further she can go." - Erika Tozser, Coach

#3 – Brian Sullivan, Maryvale Football
Returned an interception 99-yards for a touchdown -- a new school record -- in Maryvale’s 48-12 win over Lewiston-Porter on Friday as the Flyers improved to 3-0.

"It was 4th & 3 with Lew-Port on the verge of swinging the momentum of the game.  Brian Sullivan from his cornerback position made a great read and broke on the ball.  He picked it off and out ran 2 Lew Port defenders for the score.  This interception return is a school record for Maryvale." - Jeff Buccieri, Head Coach

#4 – Erin Griffis, Buffalo Seminary Soccer
Through the first two games of the season, the senior has netted six total goals in victories over Cardinal O’Hara and St. Mary’s of Lancaster.

"Erin is a creative player who has a knack for finding the back of the net. She's stronger and faster than she was last year. Combine those traits with her coach-able attitude and the result has been a very strong start to the season." - Jillian Beccue, Head Coach

#5 – Donovan Reed, Williamsville North Soccer
Pitched the shutout with 14 saves in the Spartans 1-0 win over Clarence.

"Donovan played a terrific game versus a very tough Clarence team, turning away 14-shots on route to his 6th shutout of the season. Donovan has great athleticism and fearless in goal, he commands the box and has grown over the past year, showing great confidence while assuming a leadership role on our team." - David LaMastra, Head Coach

#6 – Danielle Orie, Nardin Cross Country
Finished first in the East Aurora Invite, crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 54 seconds.


#7 – Cole Burniston, Canisius Football
Ran for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Crusaders 33-20 win over Aquinas to improve to 3-0.