Meet Newsday's All-Long Island football first team for 2015.
Nassau player of the year: Davien Kuinlan, Plainedge, All-Purpose, Sr.
Davien Kuinlan won the 76th Annual Tom Thorp Award presented to Nassau's most outstanding player. He set the single game, season and career Nassau rushing records this year. He had 485 yards rushing against Glen Cove in a 56-34 win to capture the Nassau Conference III title. He had 2,781 yards rushing this season and finished his career with 6,894 total yards. He also set the Nassau mark with 40 touchdowns in a season. He added 1,355 yards passing and 12 scores.
Suffolk player of the year: Elijah Riley, Newfield, DB/RB, Sr.
Long Island's best all-around player, Elijah Riley earned the 56th Carl A. Hansen Award given to Suffolk's top player. He rushed 89 times for 1,012 yards, an average of more than 11 yards per carry and scored 19 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 715 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also a lockdown corner and had 66 tackles, including 45 solos and three interceptions to win the Tom Cassese Award for top defensive back.
Liam Bailey, Sayville, OL/LB, Sr.
Liam Bailey is a hard-hitting inside force who earned the Collotta Award as Suffolk's top linebacker. Made 11 total tackles, including a sack, as Golden Flashes won the Class III LIC. Led team with 107 total tackles.
Bobby Bove, Lindenhurst, LB, Sr.
Bobby Bove is an instinctive leader with a quick read and a burst to the ball. He had 201 tackles over two years for the Bulldogs, leading them to consecutive Suffolk Division I title games. He was a finalist for the Burnett and Collotta awards.
Mike Catanese, Carey, DB/QB, Sr.
The Don Snyder award winner as Nassau's most outstanding quarterback, Mike Catanese threw for 1,741 yards and 17 touchdowns with only six interceptions. He finished his career with 38 touchdown passes. He was equally tough on defense with 33 solo tackles.
Anthony Catapano, Carey, OL/DL, Sr.
A two-time Newsday all-Long Island selection and this year's Martone award winner as Nassau's most outstanding interior lineman, Anthony Catapano was a three-year starter on teams that had a combined record of 31-3 and won two Long Island Class II titles.
James Clemente, Northport, OL/DL, Sr.
Senior pulling guard James Clemente was a rock for the Tigers' offense, paving the way for a 6-4 season and a trip to the Suffolk semifinals against Longwood.
Jack Coan, Sayville, QB, Jr.
Jack Coan added running skills to an already superb passing game. Threw for 2,499 yards and 36 TDs and rushed for 1,275 yards and 17 TDs. Had historic LIC with 227 yards rushing and 294 passing, and won the Esiason Award given to Suffolk's top QB.
Augie Contressa, Commack, RB/LB, Sr.
Augie Contressa rushed 138 times for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns while also hauling in 16 passes for 243 yards and two scores. He added 67 tackles and three sacks on defense. He was a Hansen Award finalist.
Mike Elardo, Syosset, WR/DB, Sr.
A two-time Newsday All-Long Island first-team selection, Mike Elardo led all Nassau receivers in receptions with 52 and, and also totaled 876 yards and six touchdowns. His career numbers are staggering: he had 154 receptions and 2,941 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Dylan Ferrari, Newfield, DE/OT, Sr.
Dylan Ferrari earned the fifth annual Rob Burnett Award as Suffolk's most outstanding defensive player. He was relentless coming off the end, and totaled 71 tackles, including 32 solos and 18 for a loss.
Jelani Greene, Newfield, WR, Sr.
Jelani Greene was a non-stop highlight film for the Wolverines. He grabbed 38 passes and had 693 yards and nine touchdowns, and he won the National Football Foundation Award given to Suffolk's top receiver. He totaled 14 touchdowns.
Brian Haeffner, Garden City, DB/RB, Sr.
Brian Haeffner, the Conference II regular season MVP, led the Trojans to a perfect 8-0 regular season. Haeffner set the single season record for rushing yards with 1,431 and scored 23 touchdowns.
Latrell Horton, Longwood, LB/FB, Jr.
A bruising fullback who often was the lead blocker for Khalil Owens and Tahj Clark in Lions' feared rushing game, Latrell Horton also was a dominant force on defense with 68 total tackles (18 for loss) and three sacks.
Ryan Klemm, Newfield, QB, Sr.
Ryan Klemm threw for 31 touchdowns and 2,441 yards to lead Newfield to its first 12-0 season. His offense set the Suffolk record for scoring in a season with 518 points. Completed 13 of 18 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-33 win over MacArthur to win the Long Island Class II crown.
Anthony Lavio, Longwood, DT/OG, Sr.
Anthony Lavio formed a dynamic duo with Matt Weiss to help the Lions score 48 rushing touchdowns, and led a high-pressure defense with 12 sacks among his 60 total tackles (33 for loss).
Matt Mascia, East Meadow, OL/DL, Sr.
Matt Mascia, the two-time Martone award finalist, started 29 consecutive games and led the team in pancake blocks with 61. He also made 39 tackles, including nine for a loss, and earned the Kessenich Award.
Jordan McLune, Farmingdale, RB/LB, Jr.
Jordan McLune rushed for 1,985 yards and 35 touchdowns, both second on LI. He scored three TDs and gained 118 tough yards in a Nassau I title game victory over Oceanside.
Ryan O'Shea, MacArthur, OL/DL, Jr.
An anchor on the offensive line for the Nassau conference II champion Generals, Ryan O'Shea was a force throughout the playoffs and regular season.
Khalil Owens, Longwood, RB/S, Sr.
Coach Jeff Cipp called Khalil Owens "a small kid with a lot of heart who's always breaking tackles." His speed and quick feet produced 1,724 yards rushing, including 271 in the LIC, and 21 touchdowns. He earned the Cipp Award for Suffolk's best RB.
James Paczkowski, Oceanside, DB/WR, Sr.
James Paczkowski had 53 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and broke up three passes. He also recorded 1,350 all-purpose yards and scored seven touchdowns.
Mike Rothberg, MacArthur, LB, Sr.
Middle linebacker Mike Rothberg played sideline-to-sideline and was a difficult assignment for even Nassau County's best offensive linemen because of his strength and instincts.
Jeremy Ruckert, Lindenhurst, DE/WR/K, Soph.
A rangy receiver with great hands, Jeremy Ruckert had 60 receptions, 830 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. He also 50 tackles, two sacks and blocked three kicks, including one for a score. He added six field goals and converted 27 of 30 extra-points.
Charlie Tomassetti, Farmingdale, DE/TE, Sr.
An exceptional edge rusher for the Nassau I champions, Charlie Tomassetti registered 12 sacks totaling 94 yards in losses. He made 65 total tackles and was also a key blocker as a tight end.
Matt Weiss, Longwood, T/DT, Sr.
A two-way force up front, Matt Weiss helped plow the way for Lions to gain a record 555 yards rushing in LIC. On defense, he made 27 tackles for loss, including eight sacks. He's the only two-time winner of the Bob Zellner Award given to Suffolk's top lineman.
Ethan Wiederkehr, Shoreham-Wading River, DE/TE, Jr.
Ethan Wiederkehr was a force off the edge and disrupted passing lanes and made 17 tackles for a loss. He led Shoreham-Wading River to consecutive Long Island Class IV championship games and a 24-game win streak. He had 67 tackles. He was also an excellent run blocker for the Wildcats.
Coach of the year: Rob Hoss, Sayville
An offensive guru, Rob Hoss' spread averaged 42.4 points per game and rolled to a fifth LI Class III crown in Hoss's 14 seasons. He's won eight Suffolk III titles and posted a 120-29 record.
Coach of the year: Joe Piccininni, Newfield
A firm leader who guided the Wolverines to their first undefeated season and a 12-0 record, Joe Piccininni had an offense that averaged 43 points per game and scored a Suffolk record 518 points on the way to second LI Class II title in the past five years. His career win percentage is .683.