Newsday's Peter Cappiello picks 25 field hockey players to watch during the fall 2015 season. (Players are listed in alphabetical order.)
New Hyde Park, F, 5-1, Jr.
Goal scorer and an accurate passer.
Rocky Point, M, 5-0, Sr.
Field general committed to play at LIU Post.
Garden City, M, 5-6, Sr.
Controls the game with superior stick skills and vision.
North Shore, G, 5-6, Jr.
Aggressive and athletic, challenges opponents.
North Shore, M, 5-5, Sr.
Plays with grace and finesse.
Ward Melville, D, 5-7, Sr.
Has committed to play field hockey for Northeastern next season.
Baldwin, F, 5-6, Sr.
Had 14 points (11 goals) last year.
Newfield, M, 5-5, Sr.
Moves the ball well, starts offensive rushes.
Miller Place, F, 5-7, Jr.
Had 15 points (8 assists) last season.
Carle Place, F, 5-5, Sr.
Led Long Island with 59 points last season.
Garden City, M, 5-5, Jr.
Played in the USA Junior Olympic Games this summer.
Sachem North, F, 5-2, Sr.
Third in Suffolk scoring with 26 points last year.
Smithtown East, M, 5-3, Sr.
Above average athlete and team leader.
Sachem East, D, 5-4, Jr.
Has been a varsity defender since eighth grade.
Clarke, M, 5-4, Jr.
Skilled player moved from forward to midfield this year.
Oyster Bay, G, 5-4, Sr.
The four-year starter is a leader.
Massapequa, F, 5-5, Jr.
The two-way forward led the team in scoring last year.
Cold Spring Harbor, F, 5-9, Sr.
Versatile player; can fit at forward, midfield or defense.
Northport, 5-7, F, Sr.
Had 16 points (10 goals) last season.
Miller Place, M, 5-4, Sr.
Third-year returner, hustles back on defense.
Rocky Point, F, 5-9, Sr.
Scored five goals in her season debut.
Pierson/Bridgehamton, M/F, 5-5, Jr.
Had 37 points (26 goals) last year as a sophomore.
Sachem East, F, 5-5, Sr.
Defending Long Island Player of the Year, committed to Florida for lacrosse.
Carle Place, F/M, 5-2, Sr.
Had 27 points (17 assists) last year.
Manhasset, F, 5-6, Jr.
Scoring threat from anywhere in the front line.