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LI wins Under Armour Underclassmen Tourney

St. Anthony's Maggie Bill lines up for a

St. Anthony's Maggie Bill lines up for a free position shot against Chatham in the non-league girl's lacrosse game. (April 7, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

In news that surely will stun everyone…A Long Island team won a lacrosse tournament!

The Long Island underclassmen girls team won the Under Armour national tournament, beating New Jersey, 9-8, in the championship game on Sunday in Maryland.

Team Long Island went 3-1 in the double-elimination tournament. Its loss was to Washington, D.C., 12-11, in pool play on Saturday. They beat Baltimore, 13-10, in the semifinals.

St. Anthony’s star Maggie Bill was named tournament MVP. The midfielder, a two-time All-American, is among the top-rated juniors in the country and this season helped lead the Friars to a fifth straight CHSAA Class AA title.

Cortney Fortunato (Northport) and Caroline Fitzgerald (Mt. Sinai) were named to the all-tournament team.

Team Long Island included: Linda Attanasio (Garden City), Kasey Behr (St. Anthony's), Maggie Bill (St. Anthony's), Taylor Bleistein (Locust Valley), Meredith Bushell (Shoreham-Wading River), Caroline Fitzgerald (Mt. Sinai), Cortney Fortunato (Northport), Shelby Fredericks (Babylon), Samantha Giacolone (Eastport-South Manor), Brooke Gubitosi (Northport), Nadine Hadnagy (Farmingdale), Kyra Harney (Bay Shore), Yuna Hur (Ward Melville), Colleen Lovett (Wantagh), Alexis Maffucci (Half Hollow Hills), Kaitlyn Montalbano (St. John the Baptist), Courtney Murphy (Floyd), Allie Pavinelli (Northport), Shayna Pirreca (Mt. Sinai), Sydney Pirreca (Mt. Sinai), Rachel Ramirez (Lindenhurst), Bairre Reilly (Locust Valley), Lily Schmitt (Garden City), Natalie Stefan (Manhasset), Rebecca Tooker (Eastport-South Manor)