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2013 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team (front (Credit: James Escher)

2013 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team
(front row, from left): Dylan Molloy, St. Anthony's; Brian Balkam, Smithtown East; John Crawley, Port Washington; Ed Blatz, Garden City; Danny Fowler, Chaminade. (second row, from left): Justin Gutterding, Garden City; Ryan Lukacovic, Chaminade; Tim Rotanz, Shoreham-Wading River; Tim Muller, Chaminade; Paul Bentz, Massapequa; Jack Bruckner, Ward Melville. (back row, from left): Suffolk Coach of the Year Mike Hoppey, Ward Melville; Ryan Keenan, Smithown West; Christian Mazzone, Ward Melville; Nassau Coach of the Year, Jack Moran, Chaminade. |

2013 All-Long Island boys lacrosse team

Meet the players on Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island boys lacrosse team.

TIM ROTANZ, Long Island Player of the Year
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TIM ROTANZ, Long Island Player of the Year
Shoreham-Wading River, Attack, Sr.
With a Long Island-best 141 points this season, Rotanz finished a magnificent five-year varsity career with 450 points (245 goals), third best in Long Island history. He'll take his talents to Maryland, which will find a place in its lineup for his hard shot, accurate passes and ability to dodge in traffic. Rotanz is a three-time Newsday All-Long Island choice and also a three-time All-American. |

JUSTIN GUTERDING, Nassau Player of the Year Garden
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JUSTIN GUTERDING, Nassau Player of the Year
Garden City, Attack, Sr.
Guterding constantly drew the toughest defenders but still scored 56 goals and added 46 assists to finish No. 5 on Long Island in points (92). He had 41 points (22 goals) during Garden City's run to a second consecutive Class B state championship in seven playoff games. |

BRIAN BALKAM Smithtown East, Goalie, Sr. Led Smithtown
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BRIAN BALKAM
Smithtown East, Goalie, Sr.
Led Smithtown East into the Suffolk A semifinals for the first time since 2007. Made 19 saves in a 12-4 quarterfinal victory over West Islip that eliminated the nine-time defending county champions. Aggressive goalie will attend North Carolina. |

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PAUL BENTZ Massapequa, Midfield, Sr. Lethal scorer with
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PAUL BENTZ
Massapequa, Midfield, Sr.
Lethal scorer with solid shooting and passing ability, Bentz had 45 goals and 20 assists to help lead Massapequa to a county championship and spotless Conference I record. The senior Stony Brook-commit had 10 points in four playoff games. |

ED BLATZ Garden City, Defense, Sr. Blatz consistently
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ED BLATZ
Garden City, Defense, Sr.
Blatz consistently drew the toughest offensive player and had few - if any - bad outings. His ability to create turnovers and scoop up groundballs was vital to Garden City winning another state title. He will play at Georgetown. |

JACK BRUCKNER Ward Melville, Attack/Midfield The leading scorer
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JACK BRUCKNER
Ward Melville, Attack/Midfield
The leading scorer (89 points, 53 goals) for the No. 1 team in the country and state Class A champs. Scored five goals with two assists against Shenendehowa in state semifinal. Also was a force on faceoffs. |

JOHN CRAWLEY Port Washington, Midfield, Sr. One of
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JOHN CRAWLEY
Port Washington, Midfield, Sr.
One of the strongest leaders on all of Long Island, Crawley could often be seen - and heard - side by side with coaches in team huddles. The Johns Hopkins-commit led Port Washington to a county championship game with 45 goals. |

J.T. FORKIN Long Beach, Midfield, Sr. Despite playing
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J.T. FORKIN
Long Beach, Midfield, Sr.
Despite playing most of the season with a nagging hamstring injury, Forkin was able to consistently dodge and weave out of double-teams. Forkin, who is headed to Syracuse, had 57 goals, which was good for fourth on Long Island. |

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DANNY FOWLER Chaminade, Goalie, Sr. A true stopper,
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DANNY FOWLER
Chaminade, Goalie, Sr.
A true stopper, Fowler excelled in the Flyers' three-game sweep of rival St. Anthony's that brought them the CHSAA championship. The Duke-bound Fowler made 33 saves against the Friars, including 10 in a 7-5 victory in the title finale. |

RYAN KEENAN Smithtown West, Attack, Jr. The early
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RYAN KEENAN
Smithtown West, Attack, Jr.
The early Penn State commit scored 97 points (53 assists), No. 6 on Long Island and No. 3 in Suffolk. The only junior on this squad scored seven points (four goals) in the Bulls' Suffolk A semifinal victory over Northport. |

RYAN LUKACOVIC Chaminade, Attack, Sr. Virginia is getting
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RYAN LUKACOVIC
Chaminade, Attack, Sr.
Virginia is getting a superb dodger and scorer (71 points, 37 goals) who can dominate from behind the cage or maneuver in traffic. In the Flyers' 7-5 title-winner over rival St. Anthony's Lukacovic had four assists and a goal. |

CHRISTIAN MAZZONE Ward Melville, Attack Sr. Part of
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CHRISTIAN MAZZONE
Ward Melville, Attack Sr.
Part of the Patriots' awesome foursome on offense (with Jack Bruckner, Danny Bucaro and Brendan Hegarty), he scored 83 points, with 53 goals. The Rutgers-bound attack contributed two goals with three assists in the state title game victory. |

DYLAN MOLLOY St. Anthony's, Attack, Sr. With 34
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DYLAN MOLLOY
St. Anthony's, Attack, Sr.
With 34 goals and 23 assists, Molloy was St. Anthony's top scorer and led the Friars to another impressive season. The Brown-bound senior had two goals and an assist in the AAA final, a tough 7-5 loss to Chaminade. |

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TIM MULLER Chaminade, Defense, Sr. The Flyers had
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TIM MULLER
Chaminade, Defense, Sr.
The Flyers had an impenetrable defense in front of All-Long Island goalie Dan Fowler, led by Muller (Maryland) a man-to-man and ground-ball specialist. The unit boasted two other Division I players - Brian Dunne (Duke) and Jack Carrigan (Loyola). |

JACK MORAN, Nassau Coach of the Year Chaminade
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JACK MORAN, Nassau Coach of the Year
Chaminade
He guided the Flyers to their first CHSAA AAA title since 2008, when they made it a clean sweep over rival St. Anthony's with a 7-5 victory at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium on May 23. Moran is second among active Long Island coaches with 487 career victories. |

MIKE HOPPEY, Suffolk Coach of the Year Ward
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MIKE HOPPEY, Suffolk Coach of the Year
Ward Melville
In his eighth and final season as the Patriots' head coach, Hoppey, a long-time assistant to Joe Cuozzo, finally got his first county, state and Long Island championship with a 22-0 season. As an added bonus, Ward Melville was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. |

2013 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team (front
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2013 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team
(front row, from left): Dylan Molloy, St. Anthony's; Brian Balkam, Smithtown East; John Crawley, Port Washington; Ed Blatz, Garden City; Danny Fowler, Chaminade. (second row, from left): Justin Gutterding, Garden City; Ryan Lukacovic, Chaminade; Tim Rotanz, Shoreham-Wading River; Tim Muller, Chaminade; Paul Bentz, Massapequa; Jack Bruckner, Ward Melville. (back row, from left): Suffolk Coach of the Year Mike Hoppey, Ward Melville; Ryan Keenan, Smithown West; Christian Mazzone, Ward Melville; Nassau Coach of the Year, Jack Moran, Chaminade. |

All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team Nick Aponte,
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All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team
Nick Aponte, West Islip, Midfield, Senior; Craig Berge, Massapequa, Midfield, Junior; Jake Brown, Long Beach, Defense, Senior; Danny Bucaro, Ward Melville, Sophomore; Brian Cannon, Northport, Attack, Junior (pictured); Scott D'Antonio, Garden City, Defense, Senior; Brian Dunne, Chaminade, Defense, Senior; Ryan Feit, Syosset, Goalie, Senior; Dan Grabher, North Shore, Attack, Senior; Logan Greco, Smithtown West, Defense, Junior; Jake Kiernan, St. Dominic, Defense, Senior; Kieran Mullins, Islip, Attack, Senior; Dan Nemirov, Goalie, Ward Melville; Zach Sirico, Sayville, Midfield, Senior; Brian Ward, Bayport-BP, Attack, Senior; Tom Zenker, Chaminade, Midfield, Senior.

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