Bay Shore's Taylor McGowan has her team perched atop this...

Bay Shore's Taylor McGowan has her team perched atop this week's BIG 10 rankings. (File photo, 2008) Credit: Newsday / Kathy Kmonicek

1. BAY SHORE SOFTBALL Bay Shore knew it had the pitching, so the goal this offseason was to improve the offense. Eight games into the season the Marauders have outscored the opposition 97-4, posting seven shutouts, including a 5-0 win against Commack. Mission accomplished. Taylor McGowan threw her second straight no-hitter on April 12 (against Central Islip) and has thrown four straight shutouts, allowing only four hits combined in her last four games.

2. GARDEN CITY GIRLS LACROSSE The Trojans defeated their first Conference I opponent, rolling past Cold Spring Harbor 19-6. Caroline Tarzian had six goals and four assists in the victory. Garden City has a huge week ahead of it. First up, a Conference I date with defending state Class A champion Farmingdale on Thursday and then an interstate showdown against Connecticut power Darien on Saturday.

3. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS LACROSSE On Saturday, the Friars proved that they are one of the nation's best teams and that there is no gap between the top public and private teams on Long Island, taking down previously-unbeaten Farmingdale 16-12 at home. Kerrin Maurer led the Friars with five goals. Maurer has 25 goals since returning on April 3 from injuries sustained in a January car accident.

4. GARDEN CITY GIRLS TRACK Michelle Rotundo won the 400-meter hurdles in 0:61.8 seconds to lead Garden City (6-0) in Nassau Conference II. Rotundo also won the high jump at 5-2 and came in second in the 200 in 0:25.9. Emily Menges won the 200-meter in 0:25.1 as the Trojans remained unbeaten.

5. ST. ANTHONY’S BOYS TRACK St. Anthony's Patrick Farmer won the 400 meters in 47.25 seconds at the New York Relays at Icahn Stadium, breaking the meet and stadium record of 47.49 set by Troy Faulkner of Curtis in 2008. The Friars' 4 x 1,600 of Thomas Flynn, Nick Brennan, Frank Segreto and Thomas Diliberto won in 18:22.7.

6. COLD SPRING HARBOR BOYS TENNIS The two-time defending Long Island Champions won its opening match of the season, defeating Great Neck North 5-2. Josh Levine and Eric Ambrosio continue to battle it out for first singles. The Seahawks are strong top to bottom at doubles led by Jensen Reiter and Alex Tropiano and a pair of rising newcomers in eighth graders Jonathan Paris and Conor Mullins.

7. WEST BABYLON GIRLS LACROSSE In an 18-4 win at Floyd, Alyssa Murray had a season-high nine assists and set a new state career assists mark with 278. The Eagles scored 18 goals in both of their wins last week, the other an 18-5 at Commack. They've outscored their opponents, 120-37. Samantha Rush scored 11 goals in the two games.

8. CONNETQUOT BOYS LACROSSE The Thunderbirds passed a big test in Suffolk Division I by defeating host Sachem North, 11-7. Connetquot (7-0) is the only unbeaten team in Suffolk D-I. Another major test comes tomorrow when the T-birds host once-beaten Ward Melville.

9. MacARTHUR BASEBALL MacArthur is riding its loaded roster to the top, and has allowed only one run in the past three contests. The Generals' last shutout came courtesy of a complete game, two-hit, 12 strikeout performance from Josh Barry against Baldwin.

10. WEST ISLIP BOYS LACROSSE The roar is back for the Lions (6-1) as they rolled to three victories this week – scoring 43 goals along the way -- making it a six-game win streak since a season-opening loss to Sachem North.
On the outside looking in; Kings Park golf, Farmingdale girls lacrosse, East Meadow softball, Chaminade boys lacrosse, Lindenhurst baseball, Garden City boys lacrosse, Islip baseball.


1. MacArthur (5-1)

2. Lindenhurst (5-1)

3. Holy Trinity (12-1)

4. St. Dominic (7-2)

5. Longwood (4-1)

6. Sachem North (4-0)

7. Plainview JFK (5-2)

8. Smithtown East (5-0)

9. Patchogue-Medford (5-2)

10. Carey (3-3)


1. Islip (6-0)

2. Clarke (3-0)

3. Island Trees (5-2)

4. Hauppauge (6-1)

5. Southampton (5-0)

6. Plainedge (4-2)

7. Shoreham-Wading River (5-1)

8. Rocky Point (5-0)

9. Lynbrook (5-1-1)

10. Oyster Bay (7-1)


1. Bay Shore (8-0)

2. East Meadow (8-0)

3. Commack (6-1)

4. East Islip (6-0)

5. Long Beach (8-2)

6. Sachem East (7-1)

7. Seaford (9-1)

8. Hauppauge (8-0)

9. Plainedge (8-1)

10. St. Anthony's (6-0)


1. Connetquot (7-0)

2. West Islip (6-1)

3. Chaminade (5-1)

4. Garden City (5-1)

5. St. Anthony’s (6-1)

6. Manhasset (7-0)

7. Ward Melville (6-1)

8. East Islip (5-1)

9. Wantagh (8-1)

10. Cold Spring Harbor (8-0)


1. Garden City (5-0)

2. St. Anthony’s (6-1)

3. West Babylon (7-0)

4. Northport (3-0)

5. Farmingdale (5-1)

6. Northport (6-0)

6. Shoreham-Wading River (6-0)

7. Manhasset (6-0)

8. Bay Shore (4-1)

9. Rocky Point (5-0)

10. Sacred Heart (4-0)


1. St. Anthony’s

2. Hills West

3. Longwood

4. Westbury

5. Uniondale


1. Garden City

2. Bay Shore

3. St. Anthony’s

4. St. John the Baptist

5. Northport


1. Kings Park

2. Chaminade

3. Lynbrook

4. Syosset

5. Northport


1. Garden City Maroon

2. Smithtown West

3. Sayville

4. Syosset

5. Mercy


1. Cold Spring Harbor

2. Hills East

3. Chaminade

4. Hills West

5. Roslyn

Players of week

Athena Fuentes, Longwood, girls golf: The junior had her first career hole-in-one on the par-3 ninth hole at Rolling Oaks Country Club in a 7-2 win over Sachem North.

Alyssa Murray, West Babylon, girls lacrosse: The senior scored three goals with a game-high nine assists in an 18-4 win at Floyd. Murray now has 278 career assists, eclipsing the former state record of 275 held by Carolyn Davis, a 2005 graduate of Skaneateles. Murray has a Long Island-high 46 assists for the 7-0 Eagles.

Alexa Frocarro, Port Washington, girls lacrosse: Had seven goals and one assist in an 18-8 victory over Jericho. He also scored 10 goals in an 18-8 victory over Locust Valley. Scored 18 goals in three games this week as the Vikings have jumped out to a 7-0 record.

Kerrin Maurer, St. Anthony's, girls lacrosse: Had five goals as St. Anthony's handed Farmingdale its first loss since the 2008 state championship game, winning 16-12.

Matt Finn, Whitman, boys lacrosse: He scored five goals, including the game-winner with 10 seconds left on a feed from Kevin Teresky in an upset over previously unbeaten Ward Melville.

Matt McQuade, Connetquot, boys lacrosse: He scored five goals in an 11-7 victory at Sachem North on Thursday in a battle of undefeated Division I teams.

Chris Pike, Southampton, baseball: Senior struck out 16 and threw a one-hitter against Mattituck in a 10-1.

Thomas Flynn, Nick Brennan, Frank Segreto, Thomas Diliberto, St. Anthony’s, boys track: The Friars' 4 x 1,600 took first place at the New York Relays in 18:22.7.

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