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