Suffolk girls lacrosse preview

Bay Shore's Kyra Harney controls the ball against Bay Shore's Kyra Harney controls the ball against Ward Melville in the Suffolk Class A girls lacrosse final at Dowling Sports Complex on May 31, 2012. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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SUFFOLK DIVISION I

BAY SHORE MARAUDERS

Coach: Allison Pfeffer

Key players: Kyra Harney, M, Sr.; Carly Cox, A, Sr.; Corinne Schmidt, D, Sr.; Katie Kirk, A, Sr.; Allie Dolder, D, Sr.

Outlook: Harney leads returning county champs.

WEST ISLIP LIONS

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Coach: Joe Nicolosi

Key players: Lindsay Darrell, M, Sr.; Vanessa Costantino, M, So.; Riley Hill, A, Sr.; Kiera Kelly, D, Sr.; Emily Piciullo, A, So.

Outlook: Darrell, Costantino and Hill spearhead a strong offense.

WARD MELVILLE PATRIOTS

Coach: Kerri Kilkenny

Key players: Emma Jehle, G, Sr.; Kelsey Catalano, M, Sr.; Shea McAvoy, M, Sr.; Katie Koester, D, Jr.; Alex Vignona, A, Jr.

Outlook: Jehle and Koester are at the heart of the defense; Catalano leads the offense.

EAST ISLIP REDMEN

Coach: Steven Levy

Key players: Nicole Levy, A, Jr.; Carlee Ancona, M, Sr.; Valerie Pelling, M, Jr.; Leeann Salim, G, Sr.; Alexa Mattera, M, So.

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Outlook: Levy scored 79 goals and led the county with 124 points.

NORTHPORT TIGERS

Coach: Carol Rose

Key players: Ali Pavinelli, A, Sr.; Vinchenza Patrone, M, Sr.; Madison McNally, M, Sr.; Noelle Peragine, M, So.; Julia Sarcona, A, Sr.

Outlook: Strong attack will ensure the 11-time county champs remain in contention.

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WEST BABYLON EAGLES

Coach: Colleen Kilgus

Key players: Samantha Apuzzo, M, Jr.; Sam Geiersbach, M, So.; Jessica Geiersbach, A, Sr.; Hope Coticchio , D, Sr.; Paige Dimuro, G, Jr.

Outlook: Apuzzo and Geiersbach sisters lead a powerful offense.

HALF HOLLOW HILLS THUNDERCOLTS

Coach: Lori Horbach

Key players: Jennifer Casadonte, M, Jr.; Dani Lully, M, Jr.; Mia Inserra, M, Jr.; Paulina DiFatta, G, So.; Jenna Marinis, D, Sr.

Outlook: Casadonte will lead the team.

MIDDLE COUNTRY WOLVERINES

Coach: Lindsay Dolson

Key players: Nikki Ortega, M, Jr.; Jamie Ortega, M, Fr.; Rachel Masullo, M/A, Fr.; Amanda Massullo, M/A, Fr.; Gabby Redding, A, Sr.

Outlook: Nikki Ortega had 66 goals, 47 assists.

WHITMAN WILDCATS

Coach: John Labate

Key players: Nicole Kleet, M, Sr.; Cristen Cummings, D, Sr.; Casey Martin, D, Sr.; Amelia Rivior, A, Sr.; Nicole DeLuca, M. So.

Outlook: Cummings and Martin anchor the defense; Kleet, who scored 98 goals in the last two seasons, leads the offense.

SACHEM EAST FLAMING ARROWS

Coach: Allison Macchio

Key players: Katie Trombetta, M, Sr.; Kyle Larkin, G, Sr.; Casey Gelderman, M, Sr.; Cara Trombetta, M, So.; Kaitlyn Shanahan, M, Jr.

Outlook: Led by five-year starter Katie Trombetta and four-year starter Larkin.

HAUPPAUGE EAGLES

Coach: Diana Lopez

Key players: Keri McCarthy, M, Jr.; Sydney Nino, A, Jr.; Carly Tellekamp, A, Jr.; Darla Poulin, A, Sr.; Casey Cummo, M, Jr.

Outlook: Will run a transition-based offense.

LINDENHURST BULLDOGS

Coach: Paul DiGiulio

Key players: Ashley Claud, M, Jr.; Rebecca Conway, D, Jr.; Christina Zolezzi, A, Sr.; Nicole Stoppelli, A, Jr.; Kiersten Gustavson, M, Jr.

Outlook: Looking to return to the playoffs.

SMITHTOWN EAST BULLS

Coach: Ann Naughton

Key players: Michelle Scannell, M, Sr.; Annie Collins, D/M, Jr.; Shannon Kavanagh, M, Fr.; Julia Smith, A, Fr.; Ashley Stoessell, G, Jr.

Outlook: Scannell, Collins and Kavanagh are impact players in the midfield.

NORTH BABYLON BULLDOGS

Coach: Diana Caroleo

Key players: Allyson Kennedy, M, So.; Jayde Sains, M, Jr.; Jasmine Perkins, M, Jr.; Alyssa Chetti, G, Jr.; Sydney Routunno, D, So.

Outlook: Kennedy returns after scoring 61 goals as a freshman.

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD RAIDERS

Coach: Emily Armstrong

Key players: Madison Ostrick, M, So.; Mackenzie Reh, A, Jr.; Paula Cortezano, G, Sr.; Kristi Carroll, M, Sr.; aranda Kilanowski, A, Jr.

Outlook: Young team will be looking to improve, with Ostrick and Reh leading the attack.

CONNETQUOT THUNDERBIRDS

Coach: Sal Piscitelli

Top players: Tiffany Zullo, M, Sr.; Torrye Zullo, M, Sr.; Megan Smith, A, Sr.; Alexandra Lopez, M, Jr.; Nicole Arceri, D, So.

Outlook: Twins Tiffany and Torrye Zullo provide all-around skill on the field and veteran leadership off it.

SMITHTOWN WEST BULLS

Coach: Carie Bodo

Key players: Pam Giordano, M, Sr.; Natalia Lynch, M, So.; Mackenzie Heldberg, M, So.; Loren Antonacci, A, Sr.; Addie Stapleton, M, Jr.

Outlook: Strengths will be transition offense and defense.

SACHEM NORTH FLAMING ARROWS

Coach: Alexis Curcio

Key players: Jessica Mazliah, A, Sr.; Brittnai Sergio, M, So.; Maddi Hoffer, M, So.; Brook Basso, M, Jr.; Katherine Avanzato, A, Sr.

Outlook: Mazliah and Avanzato lead the attack.

FLOYD COLONIALS

Coach: Brian Midwinter

Key players: Allison Conn, A, So.; Courtney Sulfaro, A, Sr.; Alaina Jones, M, Sr.; Leah Kelly, M, So.; Colleen Conn, D, Jr.

Outlook: Rebuilding year; Conn leads young players.

COMMACK COUGARS

Coach: Melissa Read

Key players: Amy Hauser, A, So.; Diana Johnston, M, So.; Lauren Ridings, M, Jr.; Brianna Cook, D, So.; Julia Manetta, A, So.; Outlook: Hauser heads a talented group of returning sophomores.

LONGWOOD LIONS

Coach: Randall Grossman

Key players: Alison Johnson, A, So.; Briana Sweeney, M, Sr.; Caitlin Sweeney, M, Sr.; Melissa Gabay, G, Sr.; Tori Staker, M, Fr.

Outlook: Johnson, who scored 56 goals as a freshman, leads the attack.

RIVERHEAD BLUE WAVES

Coach: Ashley King

Key players: Carolyn Carrera, M, Sr.; Sam Brodeur, A, Jr.; Amanda Dickerson, M, Jr.; Emily Jehle, A, Sr.; Courtney Troyan, M, So.

Outlook: Carrera (43 goals, 18 assists) will lead the way from the midfield.

BRENTWOOD INDIANS

Coach: Danielle Lillis

Key players: Ana Campos, M, Sr.; Nina Soto, M, Sr.; Alissa Ramos, M, Jr.; Natalie Saravia, G, Jr.; Shyla Murray, M, Fr.

Outlook: Heart of the team is midfield.

COPIAGUE EAGLES

Coach: Christie Ruppert

Key players: Nicolette Vassuer, A, Jr.; Julissa Figuereo, A, Jr.; Dianelly Valerio, M, So.; Christina Orvieto, A, So.; Vitoria Clement, D, Sr.

Outlook: Young team looking to improve.

SUFFOLK DIVISION II

MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

Coach: Al Bertolone

Key players; Shayna Pirreca, A, Sr.; Sydney Pirreca, M, Jr.; Kasey Mitchell, A, Jr.; Julia Michaels, G, Sr.; Mary Ellen Carron, M, Jr.

Outlook: State champs are led by Pirreca sisters. Shayna is a constant scoring threat.

EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR SHARKS

Coach: Rebecca Thorn

Key players: Rebecca Tooker, D, Sr.; Samantha Giacolone, G, Jr.; Kristen Anderson, A, Sr.; Kaylee Huff, M, So.; Kelsea Huff, M, Fr.

Outlook: The two-time defending Class B champions will return all but two players.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER WILDCATS

Coach: Rachel Feirstein

Key players: Lauren Daly, G, Jr.; Shannon Rosati, M, Sr.; Sophia Triandafils, M, Fr.; Sam Higgins, M, Fr.; Erin Blomberg, D, Jr.

Outlook: Daly, one of the Island's top goalies, leads a well-rounded team.

SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

Coach: Adam Sznitken

Key players: Olivia Russell, A, Sr.; Kaitlyn Wandelt, M, Jr.; Kathleen Barry, D, Sr.; Molly Andrews, G, Jr.; MacKenzie Burns, M, Jr.

Outlook: Talented squad looking to return to the county finals.

BABYLON PANTHERS

Coach: Tim Harrison

Key players: Shelby Fredericks, M, Sr.; Kaileen Hart, M, Sr.; Hallie Merz, A, Sr.; Rachel Gregory, D, So.; Megan Nerney, D, So.

Outlook: Fredericks, (61 goals, 55 assists) leads a well-balanced and versatile team.

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT PHANTOMS

Coach: Ryan Gick

Key players: Kerrigan Miller, M, So.; Cassie Dooley, M, Sr.; Cassie Stucklen, M, Sr.; Anna Martin, D, Jr.; Jill Rall, G, So.

Outlook: Miller, Stucklen and Dooley lead a young, but deep squad.

ROCKY POINT EAGLES

Coach: Dan Spallina

Key players: Shannon Abernethy, G, Sr.; Kristen LoManto, M, Sr.; Ashley Faulhaber, A/M, Sr; Adrianna Greco, A, Jr.; Brittney Rinaldi, D, Jr.

Outlook: Trio of seniors and eighth grader Madison Sanchez lead team looking to return to the county semifinals.

HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

Coach: Kerri McGinty

Key players: Chandler Banks, G, Sr.; Carli Clementi, M, Sr.; Chelsea Abreu, M, Jr.; Nicole Bifulco, M/A, Jr.; Caitlin Schaefer, A, So.

Outlook: Banks, Clementi and Abreu should keep the team in contention.

HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

Coach: Kathy Wright

Key players: Samantha Lynch, M, Jr.; Alyssa Amorison, A, Jr.; Emma DeGennaro, A/M, So.; Katie Reilly, M, So.; Anna Tesoriero, G, Jr.

Outlook: Looking to take the next step as a Class C contender.

WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

Coach: Mary Bergmann

Key players: Alexa Smith, A, Sr.; Zoe Recchion, A, Sr.; Sarah Culver, M, Jr.; Caitlin Smith, A, So.; Lauren Smith, D, Sr.

Outlook: A. Smith and Recchion lead the attack; L. Smith anchors the defense.

KINGS PARK LADY KINGSMEN

Coach: Sally Ayres

Key players: Joelle Goldstein, M, Sr.; Emily Santoli, M, Sr.; Casey Rote, A/M, Sr.; Shannon Mazza, A/M, Sr.; Tori Silvers, A/M, Sr.

Outlook: Eyeing the playoffs after narrowly missing last year.

COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

Coach: John Farmer

Key players: Haley Lochren, A, Jr.; Deb Fruhauf, D, Sr.; Seaver Lipshie, M, Jr.; Anna Pellela, D, Sr.; Hannah Dorney, A, 8th grade

Outlook: Rebuilding year.

DEER PARK FALCONS

Coach: Kristin Engel

Key players: Hailey Leitch, A/M, Jr.; Shannon Doolan, A, Sr.; Catherine Pfundstein, D, Jr.; Kaylan Dimodugno, M, Sr.; Kasey Dorney, A, Eighth grade

Outlook: Deer Park will transition to a new playing style on both ends of the field.

MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

Coach: Kerri Kaszubski

Key players: Kristen Ierna, A, Sr.; Alyssa Parrella, M, So.; Kristen Roberto, M, So.; Monica Cortes, M, Jr.; Jill Babinsky, D, Jr.

Outlook: Looking to bounce back from a 2013 season marred by injuries.

ISLIP BUCCANEERS

Coach: Masina Longo

Key players; Kylie Ohlmiller, A, Sr.; Taryn Ohlmiller, M, So.; McKayla Patch, D, Sr.; Hana Lepore, D, Sr.; Cheyenne Coughlin, A, So.

Outlook: 13 players return to fast, athletic team.

MATTITUCK TUCKERS

Coach: Meghan Cereola

Key players: Katie Hoeg, M, So.; Audrey Hoeg, M, So.; Patricia Briscotti, M, Jr.; Riley Hoeg, A, 7th grade; Nikki L'Hommedieu, G, Sr.

Outlook: Katie Hoeg (60 goals, 42 assists) will join her cousin Audrey in the midfield on a young team with a lot of promise.

EAST HAMPTON/BRIDGEHAMPTON/PIERSON BONACKERS

Coach: Ryan Mahoney

Key players; Maggie Pizzo, M, Sr.; Amanda Seekamp, M, Sr.; Carley Seekamp, A, Jr.; Jenna Budd, A, Jr.; Maddie Aldrich, G, Jr.

Outlook: Solid core of players led by Pizzo and Seekamp.

BELLPORT CLIPPERS

Coach: Charly Rogener

Key players: Hailey Wagner, M, Jr.; Courtney Pabst, M, Jr.; Megan Schaffer, D, Sr.; Annika Johnsen, M, Jr.; Kiara Burke, M, So.

Outlook: Hopes are high after a transition year in 2013, as an athletic team will now have some experience. Wagner scored 63 goals last season.

CENTER MORICHES RED DEVILS

Coach: Michelle Ceraso

Key players: Paige Volkmann, M, Jr.; Sarah Volkmann, A, Fr.; Emily Fey, M, Sr.; Janine Ratti, A, So.; Pam Schenck, M, Sr.

Outlook: P. Volkmann in addition to a large senior class will lead an improved team.

GLENN KNIGHTS

Coach: Janine Bright

Key players: Monika Sivilli, M, Jr.; Amelia Biancardi, M, So.; Makayla McDermott, A, Sr.; Christina Torzilli, D/A, Jr.; Victoria Tsangaris, A, So.

Outlook: Sivilli (63 goals) leads the way.

HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Coach: Theresa Sarano

Key players: Nikki Nolan, M, Jr.; Alex Maitland-Ward, M, Jr.; Hayley Wood, A, Sr.; Caroline Muller, A, Sr.; Tori Laureano, M, Sr.

Outlook: Second-year varsity program looking to build a foundation.

SOUTHAMPTON MARINERS

Coach: Jessica Sanna

Key players: Jennifer Leahy, A, Sr.; Arlette Castro, M, Sr.; Scout Mercer, D, Sr.; Natalie Cummings, D, Sr.; Alexandra Ambrose, G, So.

Outlook: First varsity season.

MERCY MONARCHS

Coach: Mike Katz

Top players: Kayla Schroeher, M, Sr.; Savannah Connors, M, So.; Monica Healy, D, Jr.; Tasia Kristich, M, Sr.; Alyssa Devito, G, Jr.

Outlook: First varsity season.

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