Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island girls lacrosse team for the 2014 season.

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JULIA GLYNN
LONG ISLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Manhasset, Midfielder, Sr.
Whatever it took to win, Glynn did that.
She was named an All-Americanthe previous two years, not for gaudy numbers, but her quiet excellence in defense and ball movement. This season, circumstances altered her role. Manhasset needed more offense - Glynn delivered. The Indians needed help on the draw - she contributed. The team needed more on-field leadership - she provided it as a senior captain.
And when Manhasset desperately required a spark, struggling in the state final, Glynn responded with four goals and two assists, leading an 11-7 comeback over Victor to win the state Class B title. Glynn had 92 points (56 goals, 36 assists) in addition to 39 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers this season. As impressive was that 26 of her points came in the final four games, as the pressure and demands increased. Those accomplishments and more earned the midfielder Newsday’s Long Island Player of the Year.
Glynn now heads to Harvard, concluding her career as a champion with three All-Long Island and All-American selections.

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LINDSAY DARRELL
SUFFOLK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
West Islip, midfield, Sr.
Described by Lions coach Joe Nicolosi as “an unselfish, blue-collar superstar,” Darrell combined great athleticism and skill with nonstop hustle. The All-American scored (45 goals and 33 assists) and played excellent defense in leading West Islip to the state Class A final. But more indicative of her style: she averaged six ground balls per game and won 61 percent of the draws. Darrell, headed to Northwestern, set the tone for the Lions, who captured their first Suffolk championship this season.

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SAMANTHA APUZZO
West Babylon, midfield, Jr.
A highly coveted college prospect, Apuzzo has proved worthy of the hype. With her speed and stick skills, she was lethal offensively and consistently pressured the ball on defense. The Boston College commit had 100 points — her 83 goals were third most on L.I. — and led West Babylon to the Suffolk quarterfinals, despite battling injuries.

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BRENNA CONNOLLY
Wantagh, attack, Sr.
The Florida-bound standout was an elite finisher and facilitator in leading Wantagh to the Nassau Class B final. Connolly scored 50 goals with great shot placement from an array of angles and, with her field vision, added 28 assists. In the quarterfinals, Connolly dished five assists and scored the winner in the final seconds.

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JACKLYN D’ALLEVA
Manhasset, defense, Sr.
Manhasset coach Danielle Gallagher offered a warning to offenses: “You probably don’t want to pass the ball near where she is.” An All-American headed to Pennsylvania, D’Alleva not only anchored a defense that allowed only 6.3 goals per game, but created havoc with 41 forced turnovers and 36 ground balls.

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SAMANTHA GIACOLONE
Eastport-South Manor, goalie, Jr.
The Notre Dame commit combined great technique with quickness and aggressiveness in making 118 saves. She starred for a smothering defense that allowed 5.2 goals per game en route to reaching the Suffolk Class B final. The junior already has won two county titles and is a four-time All-L.I. selection.

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OLIVIA KIRK
Farmingdale, goalie, Sr.
With keen instincts along with good reflexes and athleticism, Kirk made 156 saves and was the stalwart for a defense that allowed 6.5 goals per game, leading Farmingdale to a ninth straight Nassau Class A title. An All-American headed to LIU-Post, Kirk also was key in the Dalers capturing a state championship in 2013.

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HOLLY LOGAN
Cold Spring Harbor, midfield, Jr.
The All-American had 71 points (46 goals), 34 ground balls and 31 draw controls in leading the Seahawks to their first L.I. title since 1993. Known for her hard-nosed style, Logan played in the state Class C final with a fractured bone in her hand and still had two goals and two assists.

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KAITLYN MONTALBANO
St. John the Baptist, midfield, Sr.
She led Long Island with 136 points and 88 goals, and did so in exciting fashion with a deep repertoire of flashy moves. The All-American excelled in all facets with 48 ground balls and 67 draw controls and was named CHSAA co-MVP. A three-time All-L.I. selection, Montalbano is headed to Towson.

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HALEY O’HANLON
Garden City, midfield, Sr.
A soccer star nicknamed “The Legend,” O’Hanlon also showcased exceptional skills on the lacrosse field. The All-American was a playmaker on both ends with sound technique and a tenacious style. The Colgate-bound senior had 38 goals, 28 assists, 42 draws and 39 ground balls in leading the Trojans to the Nassau Class B semifinals.

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KYLIE OHLMILLER
Islip, attack, Sr.
The All-American was a dynamic and versatile offensive weapon, totaling 112 points (77 goals) in leading the Buccaneers to their first playoff berth since 2010. Ohlmiller teamed with her younger sister Taryn (106 points) to form an unstoppable scoring tandem. A prized college recruit, Kylie is headed to Stony Brook.

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SHAYNA PIRRECA
Mount Sinai, attack, Sr.
With great athleticism and a powerful overhand shot, Pirreca flourished as a scorer, leading the Mustangs with 82 points (67 goals). An All-American headed to Florida, Pirreca helped lead Mount Sinai to its first state championship in 2013 and the team rode a 38-game win streak en route to the Suffolk Class C final

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Middle Country's Nikki Ortega

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LINDSEY RONBECK
Manhasset, attack, Jr.
A two-time All-American, she had 81 points and was second in Nassau with 70 goals. The Florida commit is a constant threat with her quick moves, sharp cuts, ambidextrous skills and powerful shot. In the state final, Ronbeck had an assist and two goals, including the go-ahead score in the second half.

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JOE NICOLOSI
SUFFOLK COACH OF THE YEAR
West Islip

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DANIELLE GALLAGHER
NASSAU COACH OF THE YEAR
Manhasset

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Front row, from left: Long Island Player of the Year, Julia Glynn, Manhasset; Holly Logan, Cold Spring Harbor; Shayna Pirreca, Mt. Sinai; Kylie Ohlmiller, Islip; Kaitlyn Montalbano, St. John the Baptist; Suffolk Player of the Year, Lindsay Darrell, West Islip. Middle row, from left: Samantha Giacolone, Eastport-South Manor; Brenna Connolly, Wantagh; Lindsey Ronbeck, Manhasset; Haley O'Hanlon, Garden City; Jacklyn D'Alleva, Manhasset. Back row, from left: Joe Nicolosi, West Islip; Samantha Apuzzo, West Babylon; Nikki Ortega, Middle Country.

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SECOND TEAM:
Kasey Behr, St. Anthony's, M, Sr. (pictured); Samantha Brescia, Farmingdale, D, Sr.; Taylor Carpentier, Garden City, G, Sr.; Charlotte Campbell, St. Anthony's, G, So.; Carly Comitino, North Shore, A, Sr.; Chrissy Corcoran, Sacred Heart, M, Sr.; Vanessa Costantino, West Islip, M, So.; Paige Craig, Wantagh, M, Sr.; Kyra Harney, Bay Shore, M, Sr.; Riley Hill, West Islip, A, Sr.; Brooke Jensen, Cold Spring Harbor, M, Jr.; Emily Koufakis, Manhasset, M/D, Sr.; Samantha Lynch, Huntington, M, Jr.; Keri McCarthy, Hauppauge, M, Jr.; Kerrigan Miller, Bayport-Blue Point, M, So.; Kasey Mitchell, Mount Sinai, A, Jr.; Kerianne Moran, Sacred Heart, D, Sr.; Sydney Pirreca, Mount Sinai, A, Jr.; Kim Presuto, Syosset, G, Sr.; Olivia Russell, Sayville, A, Sr.; Emma Schait, Seaford, A, Sr.; Nicole Sinacori, L.I. Lutheran, A/M, Sr.; Kaitlyn Stackpole, Kellenberg, M, Sr.

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