Nassau girls lacrosse preview
Coach: Danielle Gallagher
Key players: Julia Glynn, M, Sr.; Natalie Stefan, M, Sr.; Lindsey Ronbeck, A, Jr.; Emily Koufakis, M/D, Sr.; Jackie D'Alleva, M/D, Sr.; Kathryn Hallet, M, Jr.
Outlook: Defending L.I. Class B champ returns eight starters, including three All-Americans, and is ranked No. 2 in nation.
Coaches: Shari Campbell, Tracy Wiener
Key players: Olivia Kirk, G, Sr.; Samantha Brescia, D, Sr.; Emily Marlow, M, Sr.; Laura Fullam, M/D, Sr.; Chrissy Kelly, M/A, Sr.
Outlook: Defending state Class A champ returns seven Division-I commits, including attacks Tara Wahl and Bridget Weill.
GARDEN CITY TROJANS
Coach: Diane Chapman
Key players: Haley O'Hanlon, A, Sr.; Tara DeAngelo, M, Sr.; Taylor Carpentier, G, Sr.; Kerry Defliese, M, So.; Kristen Adams, D, Jr.
Outlook: Had its run of seven consecutive state Class B championships ended last year in the county final, but remains elite.
Coach: Jaclyn Coyne
Key players: Brenna Connolly, A, Sr.; Paige Craig, M, Sr.; Nikki Sliwak, M, So.; Stefanie Wenz, M, Sr.; Caitlyn Cerasi, M, So.
Outlook: Nassau Class B semifinalist is led by Florida-bound Connelly and Craig, who is headed to Cornell. Midfielder Hannah Cohen is poised for a breakout season.
NORTH SHORE VIKINGS
Coaches: Jeff Butt, Megan McCormack
Key players: Carly Comitino, A, Sr.; Meaghan Brennan, M, Sr.; Alexandra Cantwell, M, Jr.; Lauren Cristodero, M, Jr.; Carlee Janelli, M, Jr.
Outlook: Tara Kilderry and goalie Samantha Capobianco anchor solid defense.
COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS
Coach: Danielle Skakandi
Key players: Holly Logan, M, Jr.; Haley Crosson, G, Jr.; Sam DeBelis, A, So.; Ashley Lynch, A, So.; Brooke Jensen, D/M, Jr.
Outlook: County "C" runner-up the last two seasons returns its key players and with a loaded roster, including freshman Kate Kotowski, they believe this is their year.
Coach: Megan Zimmer
Key players: Jamie Ahrens, D, Sr.; Charlotte Wright, G, Sr.; Colleen Bourgal, A, Sr.; Cassidy O'Brien, A, Sr.; Olivia Batista, M, Jr.
Outlook: Reached Nassau Class A final for an eighth straight year. Graduated offensive sparkplugs, but should remain a potent team.
LONG BEACH MARINES
Coach: Rachel Ray
Key players: Liz Rourke, M, Sr.; Melissa Rubin, M, Sr.; Catie Breglia, A, So.; Hope Henry, A, Sr.; Hannah Sofield, M, Jr.
Outlook: Nassau Class B semifinalist is led by the versatile Rourke, who is headed to San Diego State.
PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS
Coach: Anthony Giovanelli
Key players: Jacqueline Kennedy, M, Sr.; Danielle Harrington, G, Sr.; Jessica Fischetti, A, Sr.; Rebecca Luca, A, Sr.; Erica Carney, D, Sr.
Outlook: Roster returns intact, including attack Sara Stephens. new coach has installed uptempo style.
SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES
Coach: Meaghan Healey
Key players: Maggie Cifarelli, A, Sr.; Briar Rose Detomasso, A, Sr.; Allie Ford, D, Sr.; Katie Ford, M, Sr.; Tessa Considine, M, Jr.
Outlook: Returns nine starters, including goalie Alyssa Knab; moves up to "Power League" after dominating Conference II.
PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS
Coach: Raquel Piraino
Key players: Natalie Ledwitz, M, Sr.; Mia Walker, M, Jr.; Diandre Burton, D, Jr.; Olivia Ressa, A, Jr.; Rachel Rosen, M, Fr.; Gabby Friedman, A, Jr.
Outlook: Led by Old Dominion-bound Ledwitz.
Coach: Lauren LoMonaco
Key players: Kim Presuto, G, Sr.; Emily Rosen, D, Sr.; Jacqueline Cuddy, M, Sr.; Morgan Lannig, A, Jr.; Kelly Siebert, D, So.
Outlook: Has most of its starters back, including the entire defense.
Coach: Meri Schneider
Key players: Hunter Isnardi, A, Jr.; Keley Abbriano, M, Sr.; Courtney Locurcio, M/A, Sr.; Noelle Batista, M/D, Jr.
Victoria Lomangino, G, Sr.
Outlook: Senior-laden group; offense led by Isnardi (58 points).
Coach: Kurt Dankenbrink
Key players: Emma Schait, A, Sr.; Jen Molnar, M, Sr.; Victoria Prodan, A, Sr.; Michelle Savino, A, Sr.; Desire Fowlkes, G, Jr.
Outlook: Led by high-scoring, Albany-bound Schait (89 points)
Coach: Pat Gormley
Key players: Sam DiSalvo, M, Sr.; Emily Cohen, A, Sr.; Gabby Korin, A, Jr.; Allie May, D, Sr.; Elyssa Barroso, G, Sr.
Outlook: Defense will be improved with three senior defenders, as will the offense with Stony Brook commit Cohen.
Coach: Nicole Lein
Key players: Jessica Markowitz, M, Sr.; Kelsey Cohen, M, Jr.; Nicole Shieltal, G, So.; Bridget Jules, M, So.; Morgan Rachlin, A, Jr.
Outlook: Will have to rebuild its defense after reaching "A" quarterfinals, but Markowitz is a gifted offensive weapon.
Coach: Ken Dwyer
Key players: Sydney Oshinsky, M, Sr.; Kelly Hannon, M, Sr.; Cassie Cesario, M, So.; Jenna Doherty, A, So.
Outlook: Young but with designs on making the playoffs for eighth time in nine years.
Coach: James Raucci
Key players: Nora Charidah, M, Sr.; Jessica Foley, M, Sr.; Natasha Treuman, A, Jr.; Emily Dolan, M, Sr.; Alexandra Marcello, D, Sr.
Outlook: Balanced group led by Charidah, who could improve on her 65 points.
FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS
Coach: Kelley Moritz
Key players: Alexa Landow, A, Sr.; Rose Mangiarotti, M, Sr.; Emily Mara, A, Sr.; Caroline Sgaglione, M, Jr.; Charlotte Gelfand, D, Sr.
Outlook: Return nine starters from last year's team and explosive offense includes Brown-bound Mangiarotti (43 goals).
OYSTER BAY BAYMEN
Coach: Charlie Rizzutto
Key players: Hannah Kaiser, A, Sr.; Nicole Hauser, A, Jr.; Rebecca Layne, M, Sr.; Vanessa Yu, M, So.; Danielle Maggi, D, Sr.
Outlook: Led by Cornell-bound Kaiser (70 points), Went 12-2 in Conference IV in program's inaugural season, returns its core and has jumped to Conference II.
Coach: Lauren Marra
Key players: Barbara Nictas, A, Sr.; Kristina Stacom, G, Sr.; Bridgit Stacom, M, Jr.; Stephanie Jozkowski, A, Sr.; Kaley Nictas, D, Jr.; Madison Marciano, M, So.
Outlook: Set a program record with 14 wins in a breakthrough season last year, and Katie Carmody adds to a potent offense that averaged 15.4 goals.
DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS
Coach: Sean Donnellan
Key players: Ariana Weingrad, M, Sr.; Jessica Minuto, A/M, Sr.; Brianna DeMilia, G, Sr.; Alex Sparrow, M, Jr.; Jamie Alvino, A, Fr.
Outlook: Reached the Nassau "B" quarterfinals and returns its top scorers; will contend for conference title.
ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS
Coach: Jamie Laudage
Key players: Natalie Sulmonte, M, Jr.; Brianna Wilson, M, Jr.; Michaela Siegler, A, Jr.; Bridget Lively, D, Jr.; Grace Kutzma, M, So.; Maggie Hastings, M, So.
Outlook: Only three seniors, but Towson-bound Sulmonte is a potential star (80 points) and addition of Siegler provides a boost.
EAST MEADOW JETS
Coach: Jamie Lago
Key players: Nicole Moniello, A, Sr.; Lindsey Hoffman, G, Sr.; Jenna Borresen, M, Sr.; Kelly Clarke, D, So.; Jaida Zabala, D, Sr.; Erin Fowler, M, So.
Outlook: Looks to build off 8-6 season and does so with a solid defense and Hoffman, an athletic goalie who made 159 saves last season.
LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS
Coach: Carolyn Sumcizk
Key players: Emily Schlicht, D, Sr.; Julia Vezza, D, Sr.; Lindsay Bleistein, M, Jr.; Kameron Palagonia, A, So.; Cassandra Vnook, G, Jr.
Outlook: Graduated its top scorers after reaching Nassau "C" semifinals, but returns most of its defense and has potential on offense.
Coach: Vincent Tetro
Key players: Chandley Borges, A, Sr.; Sarah Chyriwski, G, Sr.; Casey Strauss, D, Sr.; Ciara Gordon, M, Jr.; Gabrielle Patick, M, Jr.
Outlook: Made the Class B playoffs and returns a strong core, led by the Adelphi-bound Borges. Strauss and Gabrielle LoCicero fortify the defense.
Coach: Janine Bridgewood
Key players: Sam Santeramo, G, Sr.; Kelly McQuail, M, Sr.; Alex Goodelman, A, Sr.; Kristen Politi, M, Sr.; Caitlyn Buckley, M, So.
Outlook: Bryant-bound Santeramo stared last season as Generals went 12-4 in Conference IV. MacArthur now moves up to Conference III.
Coach: Rick Aragona
Key players: Caileigh Berry, D, Sr.; Natalie Morano, M/D, Sr.; Karen Downes, G, Sr.; Maddie Anderson, M, Jr.; Diana Schmidt, M, Jr.
Outlook: Will look to capitalize on team speed with its roster full of athletic, multi-sport girls. Jen Wahlig's quickness in the crease adds offensive punch.
FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS
Coach: Kristen Freiermuth
Key players: Mary Beth Clancy, D, Sr.; Kiera Klaum, D, Sr.; Breanna McAllister, M, So.; Hannah Schmidd, D, So.; Nicole Choisez, D, So.; Katie O'Donnell, A, So.
Outlook: Competitive group with good speed.
CARLE PLACE FROGS
Coach: Harvey Allen
Key players: Jessica Vella, A, Sr.; Abby Pine, A, Sr.; Maria Hyland, M, Sr.; Elissa Frein, M, So.
Outlook: Led by an experienced attack line.
BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES
Coach: Kate Danowski-Wright
Key players: Luanna Barbuzano, M, Jr.; Isabella Bradley, M, Jr.; Alexa Ritchie, A, Fr.; Alyssa Gennaro, D, Jr.; Jessica Romano, D, Jr.
Outlook: Only one senior (goalie Alexa Giuliano) but seven juniors provide leadership; Ritchie is poised for breakout season.
Coach: Michelle Crennan
Key players: Allison Schneider, M, Sr.; Katy Ansel, D, Sr.; Arielle Mayourian, D, Sr.; Chloe Cecchini, D, Sr.; Nicole Korn, A, Sr.
Outlook: Return leading scorer Schneider; Lexi Singer and Lindsey Wolfe add firepower.
Coach: Jacqueline Marcel and Roxie Raab
Key players: Taylor Murphy, M, Sr.; Emily Mueller, M, Sr.; Sydney Adler, M, Jr.; Danielle Pestyner, D, Sr.; Brianna Sa, M, So.;
Outlook: Murphy and Adler lead the charge.
NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS
Coach: Dominic Gagnon
Key players: Ariana Bruschi, M, Sr.; Celeste Lyons, A, Sr.; Regina Siciliano, D, Sr.; Keeley McGrath, M, Jr.; Kirsten Rivers, M, Jr.; Chiara Bushati, G, So.
Outlook: Led by Bruschi on offense.
Coach: Jim Mulvey
Key players: Emily Schmitt, M, Sr.; Erin Gilroy, M, So.; Taylor Black, A/M, Jr.; Kellie Gilroy, D, Sr.; Brianna Caponi, A, Jr.
Outlook: Led by Rider-bound Schmitt, an athletic group with improving skills.
Coach: Colleen Killoran
Key players: Christina Ryan, A, Sr.; Shannon Giddens, M, So.; Cheyenne Samson, D, Jr.; Dana Susse, D, Jr.; Brett Robison, M, So.
Outlook: Ryan leads a young team.
BELLMORE JFK COUGARS
Coach: Jayna Kyriacou
Key players: Lauren Kranis, M, Jr.; Sydney Wolke, D, Jr.; Jeeyoon Kang, D, Sr.; Ariel LoFaro, A/M, Jr.; Taylor Haiduk, G, Jr.
Outlook: Team's focus is developing chemistry and improving skills.
Coach: Frank Massaro
Key players: Courtney Capobiano, A, Sr.; Emily Carboine, G, Sr.; Sabrino Fererri, M, Jr.; Sera Levy, A, Jr.; Emma Fader, M, So.; Alexandra Iannelli, M, So.
Outlook: Capobianco and Carboine are proven talents.
PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKS
Coach: Jeff Salzman
Key players: Angela Bolletieri, M, Sr.; Katie Woodburn, A, Jr.; Taylor Vaca, M, Jr.; Jessica Steinhilber, M, Jr.; Lauren Healy, M, Fr.; Bailey Bravin, G, So.
Outlook: Bolletieri is a solid, defensive-minded midfielder who leads a program that is rebuilding from the PAL level on up.
Coach: Erica Brennan
Key players: Skylar Shimanski, A/M, Sr.; Cynthia Devendra, M, Sr.; Daniella Ford, D, Jr.; Michelle Niles, D, Jr.; Bianca Santana, M, Jr.
Outlook: Shimanski, with her quality stick skills, is a capable scorer and distributor.
GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS
Coach: Kristen Cornicello
Key players: Emily Nitzberg, M, Sr.; Taylor Nelson, M, Sr.; Gabrielle Berger, M, So.; Sabrina Damaghi, A, Sr.; Haley Nelson, D, Sr.
Outlook: Return most of their starters and have promising additions in sophomore goalie Kyra Charton and eighth-grade attack Ariella Lerner.
FREEPORT RED DEVILS
Coach: Danielle Torre
Key players: LaChaye Allen, M, Sr.; Jazmin Blackman, D, Sr.; Ngozi Douglas, M, Jr.; Melinda Malave, M, So.; Katherine Sanchez, M, So.
Outlook: Young team enters rebuilding phase with first-year coach:, but athleticism is a strength as Torre implements new scheme.
GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS
Coach: Christine Eisenhauer
Key players: Jessica Kwong, M, Sr.; Sandy Lopez, M, Jr.; Sherry Yang, M, Jr.; Casey Li, M, Jr.; Mia Oginsky, M, So.
Outlook: The Rebels return six starters and expect to make strides with a more experienced and cohesive group.
VALLEY STREAM EAGLES
Coach: Jessie Zwicker
Key players: Kallie Demas, M, Sr.; Jessica D'Elia, D, Sr.; Brianna Ricotta, D, Sr.; Tanisha Verneus, M, Sr.; Nicole Cutrone, M, So.
Outlook: Demas and Verneus are proven skill players and will provide leadership for their talented underclassmen.
MALVERNE/EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKIN' MULES
Coach: Christine Connell
Key players: Melissa Barto, M, Sr.; Halle Johnson, A, Sr.; Emma Nicoletti, A, So.; Erin Foley, D, Sr.; Katherine Umana, M, Jr.
Outlook: Return most of last year's team, so familiarity and on-field rapport should be to their advantage.
WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS
Coach: Tracy Hutt
Key players: Taylor Freiermuth, A, Sr.; Kara Lynch, A, Sr.; Angelique Jabouin, D, Sr.; Kayla Cleare, D, Sr.; Alicia Carelus, D, Sr.
Outlook: Its depth and quality will have to offset the inexperience at goalie.
GLEN COVE BIG RED
Coach: Justine Golloub
Key players: Samantha DiPaola, M, Sr.; Christina DelGrosso, M, Sr.; Natalie Tenke, A, Sr.; Gillian Farnan, G, Sr.; Selena Guastella, A, Jr.; Cat Hatala, M, So.
Outlook: Led by DiPaola, a skilled D-wing, and DelGrosso, who can score.
Coach: Patti Ortmann
Key players: Erika Rivera, M/D, Sr.; Kayla Green, M, Jr.; Britney Underwood, D, Jr.; Ashley Sinclair, G, Jr.
Outlook: Graduated eight starters and will now rely on Green to control the midfield and Underwood to anchor its defense.
Coach: Terry Grace
Key players: Julia Balboni, M, Sr.; Dani Loel, D, Sr.; Brooke Goldfarb, D, Sr.; Morgan Hanel, M, Jr.; Gabby Leccese, M, Jr.
Outlook: Returns leading scorer in center-midfielder Balboni (56 goals) and should be competitive.
Coach: Anna Limitone
Key players: Courtnay Ihaza; Monique Joseph; Christelle Semed
Outlook: Returns Ihaza, a solid threat, and hopes to improve on three-win season.
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
Coach: Joanie Buczkowski
Key players: Tatyanah Wright, M, Sr.; Sabrina Hall, M, Sr.; Corrine Felix, D, Sr.; Precious Hall, M, So.; Wura Ayo, M, So.
Outlook: Begins its inaugural season.