2014 Newsday All-Long Island gymnastics team

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa competes on the balance

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa competes on the balance beam. (Nov. 8, 2013) (Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

LONG ISLAND GYMNAST OF THE YEAR: CYDNEY CRASA, Ward Melville, Soph.

Crasa earned gold on the beam in the state tournament with a 9.525, setting a county record in the state qualifier, with a 9.925 on her explosive Yurchenko layout vaults, and leading her team to its third straight county title and an undefeated regular season.

JORDAN CECCARINI, Miller Place, Fr.

The independent gymnast was second in the all-around in the state qualifier, with a 36.625, and made her mark upstate with near-flawless bars and beam routines, good for 9.450 and 9.300 and third place in those events.

MATTEA GRAVINA, Bay Shore, Fr.

-Gravina became known for her sterling beam routine and her complicated two backhandspring layout, full twist dismount - a move that earned her a 9.300 in the state tournament. She also came in third in the state qualifier.

SARAH CIRESI, Bethpage, Sr.

Ciresi battled injury to captain Bethpage, which went undefeated in the regular season, and took first in the all-around in the Nassau state qualifier, with a 36.925. Her 9.375 on bars got her fifth place in the event in the state tournament, earning her a medal.

ALYSSA FIRTH, Bethpage, Fr.

Firth dominated all season with an arresting and difficult floor routine, and took second in the state qualifier with a 36.750. Her vault in that meet, a Yurchenko layout, earned her a 9.675 - the highest mark of any gymnast in any event.

MIRANDA LUND, Plainview JFK, 8th grade

Lund stepped up in a big way during the season, capably filling in for injured teammate Jessica Lopez and helping her team to the Nassau championship, where she earned a 9.4 on floor. In the state qualifier, Lund took third with a 35.725.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Caryl Crasa, Ward Melville

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