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Top 25 Long Island field hockey players for 2017

Massapequa's Shannon Bernhardt moves the ball downfield during a

Massapequa's Shannon Bernhardt moves the ball downfield during a game on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Photo Credit: James Escher

Nicole Beck, Miller Place, Midfielder, Senior: Beck is a hard worker who is very skilled and has the ability to put the game into her hands.

Katherine Bellucci, Manhasset, Forward, Senior: Bellucci was one of Manhasset’s leading scorers from last season.

Shannon Bernhardt, Massapequa, Midfield/Forward, Senior: Leads her teammates by example and with advice, according to coach Melodee Ahrens.

Emily Berlinghof, Cold Spring Harbor, Midfield, Junior:: Intuitive player brings great vision, stick work and speed to the field.

Lily Fox, Northport, Forward, Junior: Team’s top scorer last season has been on the varsity team since her freshman year. She is very dynamic and a very good ballhandler.

Amanda Funaro, Smithtown East, Midfielder, Senior: Talented all-around player is committed to attend Quinnipiac University next year.

Sara Giammarella, Rocky Point, Midfielder, Senior: Scored 14 goals and recorded five assists last season.

Rebecca Hance, Manhasset, Midfielder, Junior: Good at directing play and ball movement, she is also strong on the defensive end.

Paeton Hartmann, Sachem North, Midfield, Junior: Hartmann is fast and possesses great stick skills. She has the ability to find open teammates and is very tough to stop in one-on-one situations.

Ella Heaney, Garden City, Forward, Junior: Heaney is a two-year starter who possesses strong skills and speed. She is strong in front of the goalkeeper.

Charlotte Johnson, Pierson/Bridgehampton, Goalie, Junior: Johnson, who started on the varsity team as a 12-year-old eighth grader, looks to lead the Whalers to their third straight Suffolk Class C Championship.

Sophia Little, Northport, Defense, Junior: Third-year varsity player covers nearly the whole field.

Jameson Margiotta, Eastport-South Manor, Forward, Senior: A leader on and off the field, she also has exceptional stick skills.

Liana McDonnell, Garden City, Defense, Junior: Poised player with strong one-on-one skills

Megan McGuinness, Carle Place, Goalie, Senior: Standing guard for a Frogs team looking to win their fifth county championship.

Giana McKeough, Carle Place, Forward, Junior: Scored 12 goals with six assists last season.

Jenn Medjid, Garden City, Midfield, Senior: Strong athlete helps Trojans control play.

Lindsey Merenda, Locust Valley, Midfielder, Junior: Strong all-around competitor.

Kate Mulham, Ward Melville, Midfielder, Senior: Smart, dynamic player controls the game on both ends.

Lexi Reinhardt, Ward Melville, Forward, Junior: Reinhardt scored 14 goals to go along with her 11 assists last season to help the Patriots win the Suffolk Class A Championship.

Erica Scheblein, Locust Valley, Goalie, Junior: Coach Sandy Jozefowski says Scheblein is one of the best goalkeepers who has played for her.

Kristen Shanahan. Sachem East, Forward, Sophomore: On the varsity since seventh grade, she had 18 goals and three assists last season.

Daniella Specht, Baldwin, Midfielder, Senior: Five-year starter helped lead Bruins to the county championship.

Ally Tarantino, Miller Place, Goalie, Senior: Tarantino is looking to help lead Miller Place to its fifth Suffolk Class B title in six years.

Kerri Thornton, Ward Melville, Forward, Senior: Thornton — Newsday’s 2016 Player of the Year — was one of the most electrifying players last season, scoring at least a point in 17 of her team’s 21 games.

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