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COURTNEY SYRETT Long Island Player of the Year
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Long Island Player of the Year
Catcher, Bay Shore, senior
Respected at the plate and feared behind it. With a bat in her hands, the University of Mississippi-bound catcher was intentionally walked ten times. When the catcher's mask was down, not a single base runner stole on her during the season. Offensively, Syrett hit .493 with nine home runs, 33 RBIs and an astronomical slugging percentage of 1.123. No surprise considering Syrett has been driving the ball to all fields during her four-year varsity career. Defensively, only one runner attempted to test her arm all season and was thrown out by about 10 feet. No surprise considering Syrett's pop time, or the amount of time it takes for a catcher to throw to second base on a steal attempt, has been clocked at 1.7 seconds. Syrett, who helped lead Bay Shore to a state championship in 2010 and two county titles, earns her third consecutive first-team All-Long Island selection. "This program has been my life," Syrett said after her final game. "It's been something special to be a part of."(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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2013 All-Long Island softball team

Meet the players selected to Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island softball team.

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