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Newsday's All-Long Island badminton teams 2018

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island boys and girls badminton teams for the 2018 spring season.

Long Island Boys Player of the Year: Ray Ngan, Great Neck South, Sr.

The Great Neck South senior made his third
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The Great Neck South senior made his third consecutive Nassau singles final and won his second championship.

Long Island Girls Player of the Year: Emily Haber, Commack, Jr.

Haber won the Suffolk singles championship after defeating
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Haber won the Suffolk singles championship after defeating Lindenhurst's Sophia Castellano, 11-2, 11-8. She is 33-0 at singles in three seasons.

Lauren Brown, Whitman, Sr.

Brown and Mae Latko edged top-seeded Jolie Greenbaum
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Brown and Mae Latko edged top-seeded Jolie Greenbaum and Sydni Berkenfeld of Half Hollow Hills, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11, to win the Suffolk doubles championship. The duo went 20-3.

Zach Cohen, Half Hollow Hills, Sr.

The Suffolk doubles champions came back from dropping
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The Suffolk doubles champions came back from dropping the first set in the Suffolk final to win title, 11-15, 15-12, 15-13 over Smithtown East's Alex Zampieron and Joe Hergott. They finished the year 20-0.

Daniella Cucci, Our Lady of Mercy, Sr.

Cucci and Kerry Ellis won the CHSAA doubles
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Cucci and Kerry Ellis won the CHSAA doubles championship, going 6-0 in the tournament and 17-1 during the season. This was Cucci's third consecutive title.

Kerry Ellis, Our Lady of Mercy, Jr.

Ellis And Daniella Cucci won the CHSAA doubles
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Ellis And Daniella Cucci won the CHSAA doubles championship, going 6-0 in the tournament and 17-1 during the season.

Kevin Karott, Half Hollow Hills, Sr.

One year after falling in the Suffolk individual
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One year after falling in the Suffolk individual championship, Karott was able to break through and win the title in his final season with a hard fought 11-15, 15-4, 15-9 win over teammate Andre Tan to finish the season 20-0.

Mae Latko, Whitman, Sr.

Latko and Lauren Brown edged top-seeded Jolie Greenbaum
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Latko and Lauren Brown edged top-seeded Jolie Greenbaum and Sydni Berkenfeld of Half Hollow Hills, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11, to win the Suffolk doubles championship. The duo went 20-3.

Keva Li, Great Neck North, Jr.

Li and Chelsea Wong took the Nassau doubles
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Li and Chelsea Wong took the Nassau doubles crown, closing the season at 17-0.

Katie Maguire, St. John the Baptist, Soph.

The CHSAA Player of the Year won the
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The CHSAA Player of the Year won the singles championship after completing the round-robin tournament at 4-0, and finished 15-1 to end the season.

Allison Ng, Jericho, Fr.

Ng captured the Nassau singles championship, after defeating
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Ng captured the Nassau singles championship, after defeating Katie Healy of Calhoun, 21-17, 21-10. She finished her rookie campaign at 17-0.

Andre Tan, Half Hollow Hills, Sr.

One of the key members of a Half
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One of the key members of a Half Hollow Hills team that won its second consecutive Suffolk team championship, Tan was the runnerup at the Suffolk individual tournament.

Warren Wang, Jericho, Sr.

The Nassau doubles champions capped off a stellar
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The Nassau doubles champions capped off a stellar season in which they also helped lead Jericho to the Nassau team title. It was the second straight Nassau doubles title for Zhang, who won last year with Michael Lin.

Leo Wild, Half Hollow Hills, Sr.

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Chelsea Wong, Great Neck North, Jr.

Wong and Keva Li took the Nassau doubles
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Wong and Keva Li took the Nassau doubles crown, closing the season at 17-0.

Jiaqi Zhang, Jericho, Jr.

The Nassau doubles champions capped off a stellar
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The Nassau doubles champions capped off a stellar season in which they also helped lead Jericho to the Nassau team title. It was the second straight Nassau doubles title for Zhang, who won last year with Michael Lin.

Boys Coach of the Year: Mark Burkowsky, Jericho

Burkowsky led the Jayhawks to an undefeated season
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Burkowsky led the Jayhawks to an undefeated season and the Nassau team championship in the fall with a dominating 7-0 win over Long Beach in the county final. He was also the head coach of the girls team that won the Nassau title in the spring.

Girls Coach of the Year: Jesus Valdes, Commack

Valdes led the Cougars to its second consecutive
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Valdes led the Cougars to its second consecutive Suffolk County team championship and its 38th consecutive dual-meet victory.

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