NASSAU BC

1. FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Ryan Schneider

Key players

G Kristina Kim, 5-9

G Maddie O'Brien, 5-4

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F Ellie Shibley, 5-11

F Lindsay O'Sullivan, 5-11

C Rose Mangiarotti, 5-11

Outlook: Won the Long Island "C" title and returns most of its core; Kim, O'Sullivan and Mangiarotti lead a dynamic group.

 

2. CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Michael Bello

Key players

G Sarah Pisani, 5-2

G Kasey Burden, 5-8

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F Meredith McLaughlin, 5-7

F Laura Murphy, 5-7

F Maria Hyland, 5-10

Outlook: Reached the Nassau "B" final last season and should contend again; Pisani is a dynamic and explosive guard.

 

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3. OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Sandy Rossen

Key players

G Faith Smith, 5-2

G Gianna Gotti, 5-4

G Caroline Kelly, 5-4

G Christina Testa, 5-3

F Hannah Kaiser, 5-8

Outlook: Running team that can score in bunches; reached the playoffs last year and thus far, has looked more potent.

 

4. WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Brian McConaghy

Key players

G Allie LaMonica, 5-1

G Perri Schreiber, 5-2

F Ankita Kelkar, 5-7

F Olivia Braito, 5-6

C Alana Leahy, 5-11

Outlook: All-new starting lineup could have growing pains, but athleticism and defense make them competitive.

 

5. MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Micheal Pelan

Key players

G Stephanie Gee, 5-3

G Alexis Lopez, 5-4

G Richelle Cardoza, 5-5

G Alexis Lake, 5-11

F Destiny Samuel, 6-0

Outlook: Have already improved off last year's winless record; athletic team looking to build experience; Racquelle Findlayter is spark off bench.

 

6. EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: Karin Leary

Key players

G Caitlin O'Mara, 5-5

G Erica Acampora, 5-5

G Gina Skelly, 5-3

F Kim McCann, 5-7

C Alessia Drevnyak, 5-11

Outlook: Enthused about return to normalcy after being displaced following superstorm Sandy; improving team led by McCann, a standout forward.