Look at the locals

Florida midfielder Shannon Gilroy drives the ball against Florida midfielder Shannon Gilroy drives the ball against Syracuse in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinal at Stony Brook University on May 25, 2012. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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A LOOK AT THE

LOCALSBENJY RITHOLTZ, West Hempstead

Yeshiva University basketball

The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America team last week. Ritholtz, a history major, has a 3.98 grade-point average and is a graduate of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County. Through 23 games this season, Ritholtz is averaging 14.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

SHANNON GILROY, Northport

Florida lacrosse

The junior set single-game program records with eight goals and 11 draw controls in an 18-7 win against High Point. She then scored five goals and had a career-high three assists Thursday in a 21-8 win against James Madison.

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KRISTEN KORZEVINSKI, New Hyde Park

Queens College basketball

After missing all of December and playing only one game in January, the New Hyde Park graduate is averaging 11.9 points. This month, she's been a key contributor for the Knights, who have won seven of their last eight.

DARIEN DAVIS

Dowling basketball

For the second consecutive week, the junior was awarded East Coast Conference player of the week. Davis led the Golden Lions to a 2-0 week with 53 total points, averaging 26.5 points. The guard shot 47.4 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from three-point range on the week. He had a game-high 23 points in a 77-76 overtime thriller against NYIT, including a buzzer-beating shot for the win.

KYLIE PEARSE, Malverne

Bucknell track

The Kellenberg graduate led a Bucknell sweep of the 1,000 meters, finishing in a time of 2:59.20 in the Art Gulden Invitational. Pearse has been named to the Patriot League All-Academic team both this past fall and last spring.

JAMES PANNELL, Smithtown

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Virginia lacrosse

The attack was named the Atlantic Coast Conference offensive player of the week Feb. 11. The Smithtown West graduate has helped lead Virginia to a 3-0 record. His best game was in a 14-13 win over Loyola in overtime. Pannell's assist with less than one second left forced overtime against the Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds. In the overtime period, Pannell scored his fourth goal of the game to win it.

KATIE GALLAGHER, Massapequa

Molloy trackThe sophomore won the high jump at the Molloy College Lions Invitational with a mark of 1.63 meters, and finished fourth in the long jump (5.28 meters).

CHELSEA WILLIAMS Copiague

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LIU Post basketball

The Copiague graduate was named the East Coast Conference player of the week. Williams averaged 24.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two Pioneers wins. She poured in 22 points against Bridgeport (Feb. 8), then had 26 against Dowling (Feb. 11).

AMANDA DANZIGER, Smithtown

Quinnipiac field hockey

The former Smithtown East star overcame injuries - including broken bones and four concussions - in her collegiate career and excelled. Danziger was named MAAC tournament MVP in November after her goal delivered a 1-0 victory over Robert Morris in the conference championship. Despite being a defender, she had three game-winning goals last season.

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