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Lift Off: Nassau Girls Lax Players of the Week

Cold Spring Harbor's Haley Crosson.

Cold Spring Harbor's Haley Crosson. (Credit: James Escher)

And here goes another batch of awesome – this week’s installment of Players of the Week. A tribute to the girls who made us “Ring the Alarm” and admire the way they’ve managed to “Upgrade” their teams. (For real, this might be the last week of the Beyonce theme. I’m running out of song titles to pun.)

As always, feel free to hit us up via e-mail or on Twitter (@StephenHaynes4 and @AlbaneseLaura) with suggestions, questions or nominate someone you think has flown under the radar. I'm Nassau and CHSAA, and Laura handles Suffolk. We’ll listen.

Now, let's get to the names…

Carolyn Dottino, Long Island Lutheran
She erupted for nine goals and three assists – or the equivalent of four field goals – to lead the Crusaders in a 19-12 win over Poly Prep on Saturday. Dottino created a buzz last fall, kicking for the LuHi football team, but she’s not bad at this lacrosse stuff, either.

Amanda Turturro, Farmingdale
She had two goals and an assist, and scored the winner with 4:43 left as Farmingdale edged Long Beach, 7-6, last Thursday. In the game before that, against North Shore, Turturro had five goals and an assist – it was her second straight five-goal game.

Sarah Galzerano, Sacred Heart
The junior scored a career-high nine goals in the Spartans' 14-13 double overtime win over St. John the Baptist last Wednesday. She also scored the winner with 2:30 left in the Spartans’ 12-11 win over Pingry (N.J.) on Saturday.

Taylor Carpentier, Garden City
The first-year starter has already proven herself more than capable. She made 14 saves – a couple of them under pressure, late in regulation – in the Trojans’ 10-9 double overtime win against Manhasset on Thursday. Garden City held the Indians to three goals in the second half and overtime. Carpentier also had nine saves in a 13-7 win over Massapequa.

Lauren Bascelli, Herricks
She helped spark a comeback in the Highlanders’ 13-10 win over Mepham and scored a career-high seven goals in their 15-8 win over Roslyn. Bascelli has been a key contributor to Herricks getting off to a 7-0 start.

Hannah Kaiser, Oyster Bay
She had 14 points in two games, including four goals and four assists in a 16-6 win over Roslyn last Tuesday. With Kaiser, Oyster Bay is off to a 4-0 start and will contend for the Conference IV title. (Kaiser also scored the winning goal in the Nassau Class C semifinal in field hockey… In case anyone thought I was gonna stop with the field hockey mentions on this blog.)

Haley Crosson, Cold Spring Harbor
She made 32 saves, with a .653 percentage, in the Seahawks' last three games and has allowed only six goals per game. Crosson has helped Cold Spring Harbor win five straight. (She was also among the county's leading goal scorers in field hockey.)

Lindsey Hoffman, East Meadow
The junior topped her career-high from last week (which got her in Players of the Week then) with 23 saves in an 11-7 win over Bethpage last Monday. She’s made 55 saves in the Jets’ last three games. (And I’m guessing she’s the younger sister of Hillary, who was an awesome shortstop for East Meadow’s 2010 county championship team.)

Kaitlyn Dempsey, Sewanhaka
She seven goals and two assists in a 14-13 win over Great Neck South and followed it with an eight-goal explosion, thought it came in a loss to Carey.

Tags: girls lacrosse , players of the week , Nassau , Lindsey Hoffman , Kaitlyn Dempsey , Haley Crosson , Hannah Kaiser , Lauren Bascelli , Sarah Galzerano , Amanda Turturro , Taylor Carpentier , Carolyn Dottino

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