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MATT GEORGE Jericho, junior In his first year (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

MATT GEORGE
Jericho, junior
In his first year competing at first singles, George went 13-1 in the fall and won a hard-fought match, 21-18, 19-21, 21-18, in the county final to win the first singles title. He also helped lead Jericho to a 14-0 record and a third consecutive county title.

2012 All-Long Island badminton

Meet Newsday's 2012 All-Long Island badminton team, as selected by Doric Sam.

ELIZABETH KALLENBERG Player of the Year Port Washington,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

ELIZABETH KALLENBERG
Player of the Year
Port Washington, sophomore
Kallenberg had an overall record of 18-0, and won the Nassau singles championship with a 21-6, 21-14 win in the final. She also led Port Washington to a 14-1 record and the Nassau title, winning her match 16-21, 21-8, 21-4 in the championship match against defending champion Calhoun.

JUSTIN LIN Player of the Year Smithtown West,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

JUSTIN LIN
Player of the Year
Smithtown West, senior
The top seed in the Suffolk tournament, Lin won 17-16, 15-8 in the final to win his first career Suffolk championship. Lin also helped lead Smithtown West to a 14-1 record and a second consecutive county championship. Lin had an overall record of 18-1 this year, and ends his career with a 57-15 record at first singles.

ARIS AGDERE Half Hollow Hills, senior Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

ARIS AGDERE
Half Hollow Hills, senior
Doubles with Kevin Stanis
The 11th-seeded duo defeated both the top- and the second-seeded teams on their way to winning the Suffolk doubles championship. The seniors had an overall record of 13-0 this year competing at second doubles.

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GINA AUGUSTA Half Hollow Hills, junior Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

GINA AUGUSTA
Half Hollow Hills, junior
Doubles with Carly Cordano
Augusta and Cordano won their first Suffolk doubles championship, winning 15-11, 15-12 in the county final. The top-seeded team in the tournament, the duo had an overall record of 18-1 this year.

JULIE CATONE Lindenhurst, junior Catone went 14-3 overall
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

JULIE CATONE
Lindenhurst, junior
Catone went 14-3 overall and won a hard-fought match, 11-4, 10-13, 11-1, in the county final to win the Suffolk singles title.

CARLY CORDANO Half Hollow Hills, sophomore Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CARLY CORDANO
Half Hollow Hills, sophomore
Doubles with Gina Augusta
Augusta and Cordano won their first Suffolk doubles championship, winning 15-11, 15-12 in the county final. The top-seeded team in the tournament, the duo had an overall record of 18-1 this year.

HANNAH FINGER Half Hollow Hills, senior Finger had
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

HANNAH FINGER
Half Hollow Hills, senior
Finger had an overall record of 18-1 this season, her lone loss coming in the county final. One of the best badminton players in school history, Finger ends her career with a 45-2 record and two individual county titles. She helped lead Half Hollow Hills to three straight county championships.

DAVID FUCHS Long Beach, junior Doubles with David
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

DAVID FUCHS
Long Beach, junior
Doubles with David Velez
Went 11-1 at first doubles in the fall and won the Nassau first doubles championship with a 21-18, 21-19 win in the county final.

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MATT GEORGE Jericho, junior In his first year
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

MATT GEORGE
Jericho, junior
In his first year competing at first singles, George went 13-1 in the fall and won a hard-fought match, 21-18, 19-21, 21-18, in the county final to win the first singles title. He also helped lead Jericho to a 14-0 record and a third consecutive county title.

WINSTON LEE Great Neck South, senior Went 13-1
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

WINSTON LEE
Great Neck South, senior
Went 13-1 in the fall and finished as the county runner-up at first singles. Lee compiled a 25-3 record over the last two years, and led Great Neck South to back-to-back second-place finishes in the county.

CLAUDIA LIM Great Neck South, junior Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CLAUDIA LIM
Great Neck South, junior
Doubles with Rebecca Shum
Went 14-4 overall, and won the Nassau doubles championship with a 16-21, 21-19, 21-17 win in the final.

REBECCA SHUM Great Neck South, junior Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

REBECCA SHUM
Great Neck South, junior
Doubles with Claudia Lim
Went 14-4 overall, and won the Nassau doubles championship with a 16-21, 21-19, 21-17 win in the final.

KEVIN STANIS Half Hollow Hills, senior Doubles with
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

KEVIN STANIS
Half Hollow Hills, senior
Doubles with Aris Agdere
The 11th-seeded duo defeated both the top- and the second-seeded teams on their way to winning the Suffolk doubles championship. The seniors had an overall record of 13-0 this year competing at second doubles.

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DAVID VELEZ Long Beach, junior Doubles with David
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

DAVID VELEZ
Long Beach, junior
Doubles with David Fuchs
Went 11-1 at first doubles in the fall, and won the Nassau first doubles championship with a 21-18, 21-19 win in the county final.

LISA ALBERT Girls badminton Coach of the Year
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

LISA ALBERT
Girls badminton Coach of the Year
Half Hollow Hills
Coached Half Hollow Hills to a third straight Suffolk championship and undefeated season (15-0). Under Albert’s leadership, Hills has won 45 straight matches dating back to 2009.

ALL-LONG ISLAND BOYS BADMINTON SECOND TEAM Singles Jesse
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

ALL-LONG ISLAND BOYS BADMINTON SECOND TEAM
Singles
Jesse Dietrichson, Miller Place, senior (pictured)
Mike Bennett, Smithtown West, senior
Russell Goetz, Long Beach, junior
Doubles
Kevin Brant and Alex Bresalier, Smithtown West, juniors
Justin Wang and Jason Wang, Jericho, seniors

ALL-LONG ISLAND GIRLS BADMINTON SECOND TEAM Singles Gina
(Credit: George A. Faella)

ALL-LONG ISLAND GIRLS BADMINTON SECOND TEAM
Singles
Gina Ciliberti, St. John the Baptist, junior (pictured)
Lauren Kiedaisch, Half Hollow Hills, senior
Brittany Malen, Jericho, senior
Doubles
Hanna Lazio and Alicia Kreamer, Patchogue-Medford, seniors
Annie Zhao (sophomore) and Katie Chan (freshman), Jericho

The 2012 Newsday All-Long Island boys badminton team.Not
(Credit: James Escher)

The 2012 Newsday All-Long Island boys badminton team.
Not pictued: Boys badminton Coach of the Year Mark Burkowsky, who coached Jericho to a 14-0 record and a third consecutive Nassau team championship. He also coached two county singles champions and a county doubles champion.

Front row, from left: Winston Lee - Great Neck South, David Fuchs - Long Beach, Justin Lin - Smithtown West.
Back row, from left: Kevin Stanis - Half Hollow Hills, Matt George - Jericho, David Velez - Long Beach, Aris Agdere - Half Hollow Hills.

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The 2012 Newsday All-Long Island girls badminton team.Front
(Credit: James Escher)

The 2012 Newsday All-Long Island girls badminton team.
Front row, from left: Carly Cordano - Half Hollow Hills, Hannah Finger - Half Hollow Hills, Gina Augusta - Half Hollow Hills.
Back row from left: Claudia Lim - Great Neck South, Lisa Albert - Half Hollow Hills coach, Rebecca Shum - Great Neck South, Julie Catone - Lindenhurst, Elizabeth Kallenberg - Port Washington.

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