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Trombetta named field hockey All-American

Sachem East's Katie Trombetta

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Drum roll, please!

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named its All-Americans on Monday and this, likely, will come as no surprise: Katie Trombetta was selected. Again.

The Sachem East star received first-team All-American honors for a second straight year, a day after being named Newsday's Long Island Player of the Year, also for a second consecutive year.

"I just...

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Florez, Friends finding offense in time

Friends Academy's Alexa Landow

(Credit: James Escher)

When Juliane Florez exploded for five goals on Wednesday, it was difficult to determine who was more excited about the accomplishment: Florez, who more than doubled her previous best output? Or the Friends Academy field hockey team, which was simply happy to see a large number on the scoreboard?

Florez, a junior, had a career high in goals and led Friends to a 7-2 win over host Port Washington....

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Applause: Field Hockey Players of the Week

North Shore goalkeeper Frankie Conklin

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Frankie Conklin, North Shore: The goalie was stellar, even in a 2-0 loss to Garden City. Conklin made 24 saves to keep the Vikings in the game against a Trojans offense that entered having outscored its last seven opponents 42-0. Conklin has made 42 saves with a .901 save percentage in North Shore’s last three games.

Ashley Faulhaber, Rocky Point: Had consecutive hat tricks last week, scoring...

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Port Washington's Unity Day

Port Washington field hockey team (Oct. 9, 2013)

(Credit: Stephen Haynes)

Athletes in orange high socks and the field hockey players with orange hair ribbons, and even orange programs were distributed at Port Washington on Wednesday.

Orange is not the Vikings’ usual team color.

But it was yesterday. Schreiber High School was among the seven institutes in the Port Washington district to participate in “Unity Day,” a nationwide campaign that seeks to raise awareness...

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Applause! Field Hockey Players of the Week

Ward Melville's Kelsey Catalano.

(Credit: George A. Faella)

I'm going with "Applause" as the title for these, at least for now. And, yes, it's a sutble reference to the song. But it works for this... I think. As always, hit me @StephenHaynes4 or via e-mail with any suggestions, nominations or random whatevers. And a sound salute to this week's POTWs.

Emily DeGennaro, Shoreham-Wading River: She made 22 saves in the Wildcats' 1-0 overtime upset...

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Big Win Alert: Locust Valley tops CSH

Locust Valley's Lindsay Bleistein during practice.

(Credit: Sandy Jozefowski)

Happy Birthday, Lindsay Bleistein!

She celebrated her 16th birthday on Tuesday by scoring the winner in overtime as Locust Valley upset Cold Spring Harbor, 1-0, in Nassau Conference I field hockey.

The Falcons have had a few impressive victories in recent years, but this one, given the teams' history, might take the cake.

“We had beaten them a couple times when I first started...

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