Meet Newsday's All-Long Island girls badminton first team for the 2017 spring season.
Long Island Player of the Year: Courtney Kowalsky, Oyster Bay, Sr.
Kowalsky won the Nassau singles championship, defeating Jericho's Jia Zhang 21-16, 21-18 to cap a 17-0 season. She will be attending Brown University.
Sophia Castellano, Lindenhurst, Jr.
Castellano won the Suffolk singles championship, defeating Smithtown East's Jill Pesce 11-3, 11-9, en route to a 16-2 season.
Jia Zhang, Jericho, Sr.
Zhang finished the season 10-0 and returned to her third consecutive final, falling to Kowalsky.
Luisa Baldi, Commack, Sr.
Baldi and Jamie Manyevitch captured the Suffolk doubles crown, going 15-3 in the process.
Jamie Manyevitch, Commack, Sr.
Manyevitch and Luisa Baldi captured the Suffolk doubles crown, going 15-3 in the process.
Shimona Agarwal, Jericho, Sr.
Agarwal and Anvita Bhaskara captured the Nassau doubles crown, compiling an 8-2 conference record. They'll each attend Cornell.
Anvita Bhaskara, Jericho, Sr.
Bhaskara and Shimona Agarwal captured the Nassau doubles crown, compiling an 8-2 conference record. They'll each attend Cornell.
Coach of the Year: Mark Burkowsky
Led 15-1 Jayhawks to their first Nassau championship in 12 years.