Newsday's All-Long Island girls badminton team 2017

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Meet Newsday's All-Long Island girls badminton first team for the 2017 spring season.

Long Island Player of the Year: Courtney Kowalsky, Oyster Bay, Sr.

Kowalsky won the Nassau singles championship, defeating Jericho's
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Kowalsky won the Nassau singles championship, defeating Jericho's Jia Zhang 21-16, 21-18 to cap a 17-0 season. She will be attending Brown University.

Sophia Castellano, Lindenhurst, Jr.

Castellano won the Suffolk singles championship, defeating Smithtown
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Castellano won the Suffolk singles championship, defeating Smithtown East's Jill Pesce 11-3, 11-9, en route to a 16-2 season.

Jia Zhang, Jericho, Sr.

Zhang finished the season 10-0 and returned to
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Zhang finished the season 10-0 and returned to her third consecutive final, falling to Kowalsky.

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Luisa Baldi, Commack, Sr.

Baldi and Jamie Manyevitch captured the Suffolk doubles
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Baldi and Jamie Manyevitch captured the Suffolk doubles crown, going 15-3 in the process.

Jamie Manyevitch, Commack, Sr.

Manyevitch and Luisa Baldi captured the Suffolk doubles
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Manyevitch and Luisa Baldi captured the Suffolk doubles crown, going 15-3 in the process.

Shimona Agarwal, Jericho, Sr.

Agarwal and Anvita Bhaskara captured the Nassau doubles
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Agarwal and Anvita Bhaskara captured the Nassau doubles crown, compiling an 8-2 conference record. They'll each attend Cornell.

Anvita Bhaskara, Jericho, Sr.

Bhaskara and Shimona Agarwal captured the Nassau doubles
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Bhaskara and Shimona Agarwal captured the Nassau doubles crown, compiling an 8-2 conference record. They'll each attend Cornell.

Coach of the Year: Mark Burkowsky

Led 15-1 Jayhawks to their first Nassau championship
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Led 15-1 Jayhawks to their first Nassau championship in 12 years.

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