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Nassau A-IV girls basketball team-by-team outlook

Jennifer Walton #10 of North Shore, right, draws

Jennifer Walton #10 of North Shore, right, draws a shooting foul during the Nassau County varsity girls basketball Class A quarterfinals against Cold Spring Harbor at North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. North Shore won by a score of 74-46. Photo Credit: James Escher

FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS

Last season: 12-9

Coach: Michael Spina

KEY PLAYERS

Jaeda Delsoin PG 5-5 Jr.; Amanda Kozak F 5-6 Jr.; Caroline Lubicich G 5-7 Soph.; Julia Minogue C 5-8 Sr.; Kelly Ventura F 5-8 Sr.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS: Spina hopes non-league games with Sewanhaka and Massapequa will prepare his young team.

LAWRENCE GOLDEN TORNADOES

Last season: 1-16

Coach: George Klein

KEY PLAYERS

Andie Adams G 5-5 8th; Lisa Deryce PF/C 5-9 Sr.; Brooke Kirchner SG/SF 5-4 Sr.; Marilyn Mundell F 5-7 Sr.; Erica Pagano F 5-7 Sr.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN TORNADOES: Four seniors give Lawrence experience and a chance to improve.

LYNBROOK OWLS

Last season: 9-11

Coach: Stephen LoCicero

KEY PLAYERS

Camilla Bahri F 5-7 Soph.; Sara Bahri F 5-10 Jr.; Katie Bamman G/F 5-8 Sr.; Kerrin Bartels G/F 5-6 Sr.; Kayleigh Stalter G/F 5-8 Jr.

ABOUT THE OWLS: Three returning starters have the Owls primed for their fifth-straight playoff berth.

NORTH SHORE VIKINGS

Last season: 20-2

Coach: Keith Freund

KEY PLAYERS

Morgan Griffin PG 5-7 Fr.; Andrea Liotta SG 5-3 Sr.; Gabriella Scott SG 5-8 Jr.; Jennifer Walton SG 5-7 Jr.; Cailey Welch PF 5-11 Sr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS: Last year’s county runner-up returns nine players and should be strong defensively.

VALLEY STREAM NORTH SPARTANS

Last season: 1-16

Coach: George Karahalios

KEY PLAYERS

Victoria Alcala G 5-6 Jr.; Katie Hawkins F 5-7 Sr.; Christina Karp G 5-5 Sr.; Emily Saracino G 5-4 Soph.; Avianna Smith G 5-6 Soph.

ABOUT THE SPARTANS: A very young team with the goal of building for future success.

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH FALCONS

Last season: 12-6

Coach: Daryl Johnson

KEY PLAYERS

DeAnna Martin F/C 5-10 Sr.; Chibugo Obichere G/F 5-10 Sr.; Natalie Peralta F/G 5-3 Sr.; Hailey Roberts G 5-10 Soph.; Erica Surpong G 5-5 Jr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS: Johnson, a first-year coach, hopes to compete with the elite teams of the conference.

WANTAGH WARRIORS

Last season: 15-7

Coach: Stan Bujacich

KEY PLAYERS

Caitlin Albanese G 5-5 Sr.; Morgan Flaherty F 5-9 Jr.; Irene Huguet F 5-11 Jr.; Megan Lucey G 5-6 Sr.; Julia Wilkinson G 5-6 Jr.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Primed for a county title run behind Albanese, an outside shooter and physical defender.

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