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LAUREN MAKSYM Farmingdale, senior goalie Player of the

LAUREN MAKSYM


Farmingdale, senior goalie
Player of the Year


The two-time All-American finished her career perfectly, starting every game between the pipes for the unbeaten state champion Dalers, making 12 saves in a 10-9 finals victory over Guilderland. The future North Carolina Tarheel was a key to Farmingdale's defensive success, the Dalers allowed only two opponents to score in double figures this season and averages just 7.2 goals against per game.

2009 All-Long Island girls lacrosse

Long Island's best girls lacrosse players from the 2009 season.

LAUREN MAKSYM Farmingdale, senior goalie Player of the

LAUREN MAKSYM


Farmingdale, senior goalie
Player of the Year


The two-time All-American finished her career perfectly, starting every game between the pipes for the unbeaten state champion Dalers, making 12 saves in a 10-9 finals victory over Guilderland. The future North Carolina Tarheel was a key to Farmingdale's defensive success, the Dalers allowed only two opponents to score in double figures this season and averages just 7.2 goals against per game.

STEPHANIE ANDERSON Shoreham-Wading River, senior middie Suffolk Player

STEPHANIE ANDERSON


Shoreham-Wading River, senior middie
Suffolk Player of the Year


The All American scored 57 goals with 24 assists, as she led SWR to its third straight Class C state title. In her five varsity seasons, Anderson scored 180 goals with 68 assists and won five county and four Long Island titles. Anderson will team up with her sister, Kristen, next year at Rutgers.

KATIE CIACI Northport, senior defense Ciaci, a two-time

KATIE CIACI


Northport, senior defense

Ciaci, a two-time All American, anchored a defense that allowed just 8.8 goals per game and featured a rookie goalie. She helped Northport to three county titles in the past four seasons and will play at Florida next year.

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JENNA DAVIS Division, senior attack The Princeton-bound scorer

JENNA DAVIS


Division, senior attack

The Princeton-bound scorer led Nassau County in points this year, with 94 goals and 39 assists. Davis leaves school fourth on New York state's all-time scoring list with 353 goals. Always the focus of opposing defenses, Davis scored at least four goals in 13 out of 18 games.

MONICA DeMAIRO Massapequa, senior attack The two-time All-American

MONICA DeMAIRO


Massapequa, senior attack

The two-time All-American finished second in Nassau County in both points (102) and goals (75). DeMairo, who will play at Duke, saved her best work for the Class A playoffs, notching a career-high 11 points (seven goals and four assists) in Massapequa's semifinal victory over Oceanside and had two goals and one assist despite battling a fever in the finals loss to Farmingdale.

ERIN FITZGERALD Mt. Sinai, senior attack Fitzgerald, a

ERIN FITZGERALD


Mt. Sinai, senior attack

Fitzgerald, a two-time All American who will play at Northwestern next season, had her second straight 100-goal season (105) with 41 assists in leading the Mustangs to the Class C county final. She scored at least seven goals six times, including a school record 11 on Apr. 4.

SHANNON GILROY Northport, sophomore attack Gilroy, a first-time

SHANNON GILROY


Northport, sophomore attack

Gilroy, a first-time All American, scored a Long Island high 113 goals this season, including the game-tying and game-winning goals in the final minute of the county final against West Islip.

JANINE HILLIER Farmingdale, senior attack The future Florida

JANINE HILLIER


Farmingdale, senior attack

The future Florida Gator had 52 goals and 25 assists this year and none bigger than the pair she scored in a two-minute span at the end of the state semifinals against West Genesee. Hillier scored with 18 seconds left to put Farmingdale briefly ahead 9-8, then scored the game-winner in overtime to clinch the 10-9 victory for the Dalers, who went on to win the state championship the next day.

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CAROLINE McTIERNAN Garden City, senior middie An honorable

CAROLINE McTIERNAN


Garden City, senior middie

An honorable mention All-American as a junior, McTiernan kept it up as a senior, with 53 goals and 20 assists and was a key contributor for the Trojans, during the run for their fourth straight State Championship. Was named to the All-Tournament team after scoring two goals in both the state semifinals and finals. Will play at 2009 NCAA Tournament team Virginia next season.

ALYSSA MURRAY West Babylon, junior middie In addition

ALYSSA MURRAY


West Babylon, junior middie

In addition to scoring 81 goals, the All American was Long Island's assists leader with 81. She has 232 assists for her career, which is second best in state history. She needs 43 to tie the current record next season.

AMANDA PEGUILLAN St. Anthony's, senior defense The Siena-bound

AMANDA PEGUILLAN


St. Anthony's, senior defense

The Siena-bound Peguillan was named CHSAA Player of the Year, as she led the Friars to a second straight Catholic League title. St. Anthony's allowed more than eight goals just twice this season.

RYAN WENK Manhasset, senior middie One of only

RYAN WENK


Manhasset, senior middie

One of only four seniors for the Nassau Class C Champions, Wenk had a habit for scoring big spots, notching a combined six goals in overtime victories for the Indians over Garden City and West Babylon and scoring six goals in the County Finals victory over North Shore. Wenk, who is bound for Bucknell, finished the season with 54 goals and 10 assists.

RACHEL WIEDERKEHR Shoreham-Wading River, senior attack Wiederkehr, who

RACHEL WIEDERKEHR


Shoreham-Wading River, senior attack

Wiederkehr, who finished the season with 56 goals and 19 assists, led SWR with four goals in the state final. The Ohio State-bound attack scored at least two goals in all five of the Wildcats' playoff games.

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GABRIELLE WIEGAND Bay Shore, senior middie The Richmond-bound

GABRIELLE WIEGAND


Bay Shore, senior middie

The Richmond-bound All American was one of four Long Island players with 100+ goals. She scored at least six goals in a game 10 times, including nine in the Class A quarterfinals.

SHARI CAMPBELL Farmingdale Nassau Coach of the Year

SHARI CAMPBELL


Farmingdale
Nassau Coach of the Year


Campbell took over the head coaching duties at Farmingdale this year, after nine years spent running the Daler defense. Farmingdale rode its hard-nosed defense and balanced offense to a perfect 17-0 season and its first-ever state championship, along with Long Island, Nassau and Conference I titles.

BOB VLAHAKIS Shoreham-Wading River Suffolk Coach of the

BOB VLAHAKIS


Shoreham-Wading River
Suffolk Coach of the Year


The sixth-year coach guided the Wildcats (20-1) to their third straight Class C state title this season. They are the only Suffolk team to ever win a state crown. Vlahakis, who is 111-14 at SWR, has also won six straight county and four consecutive Long Island titles.

The 2009 All- Long Island girls' lacrosse team.
(Credit: Audrey C. Tiernan, Newsday)

The 2009 All- Long Island girls' lacrosse team. Capsules were written by Mark Macyk and Chris Mascaro. Photos were taken by Newsday's Audrey C. Tiernan.

SECOND TEAM (not pictured)

Kait Brosco, Shoreham-Wading River, junior middie
Rosie Corcoran, Sacred Heart, senior middie (Georgetown)
Tara Coyle, Farmingdale, senior defense (Richmond)
Danielle Etrasco, Massapequa, senior middie (Boston University)
Jasmine DePompeo, Sayville, senior middie (Navy)
Jen DeVito, Shoreham-Wading River, junior attack
Makenzie Hommel, Ward Melville, senior attack (Duke)
Lily Kalata, Smithtown East, senior goalie (Rutgers)
Katie Keenan, Wantagh, senior goalie (Fairfield)
Shannon Mangini, Garden City, junior middie
Natalie Melaniff, Wantagh, senior middie (Florida)
Kara Mupo, Rocky Point, junior attack
Melanie Raso, Farmingdale, junior middie
Addie Reilly, Portledge, junior middie
Devon Rhodes, Northport, senior attack (Yale)
Morgan O'Reilly, Sayville, senior middie (UConn)
Sara Sangiorgio, West Islip, senior middie (Adelphi)
Lauren Terracciano, Garden City, senior attack (UMass)