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Elmont's Zhaneia Thybulle takes the ball up the

Elmont's Zhaneia Thybulle takes the ball up the court against Kellenberg on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

NASSAU AA-I

FARMINGDALE DALERS

Coach: Pete Cerrone

Last season: 16-5

Key players

F Samantha Huebner 5-9 Sr.

G Aisha Smikle 5-6 Jr.

G Cailee Perettine 5-6 Sr.

G Julia Dell Aguila 5-6 Jr.

F Nicolena Spadalik 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Huebner and Smikle lead a team that has experience and depth.

FREEPORT RED DEVILS

Coach: Meredith Jones

Last season: 7-12

Key players

G Maya Thomas 5-6 Sr.

F Taylor Abraham 5-10 Fr.

G/F Phalan Smith 5-7 Sr.

G Bianca Benjamin 5-5 Jr.

F Ceniya Nicholas 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: Combines quickness in the backcourt and height in the post.

HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

Coach: Randi Harrison

Last season: 0-13

Key players

F Kierra Jackson Jr.

G Angel Dowie Soph.

F/C Cassondra Scott Sr.

F/C Osato Irowa Jr.

G Adasia Conley Sr.

Outlook: Harrison believes improvement could be on the horizon.

MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Coach: Billy Herr

Last season: 18-4

Key players

F Gabriella Heimbauer 6-1 Fr.

G Morgan Camarda 5-5 Jr.

G/F Kathleen Doherty 5-9 Jr.

G Helena Salmon 5-4 Jr.

G/F Brittny Membreno 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: An experienced core that can rally around Heimbauer.

OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Coach: Joe Supple

Last season: 13-7

Key players

F Jamie Behar 6-2 Fr.

G/F Samantha Stein 5-8 Sr.

F Sabrina Seeger 5-11 Sr.

F Gina Contorno 5-9 Fr.

G Kathleen Lucey 5-3 Sr.

Outlook: Behar is one of the most talented freshmen in Nassau.

SYOSSET BRAVES

Coach: Michael Ferreira

Last season: 15-7

Key players

G Camryn Monfort 5-5 Sr.

F Rachel Mahler 6-1 Soph.

G Kendall Halpern 5-8 Fr.

G Sabrina Lieberman 5-1 Jr.

G Victoria Caridi 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: Relying on post presence of Mahler for points and rebounds.

UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

Coach: Nolan Dunkley

Last season: 6-13

Key players

G Heavyn Giles 5-5 Soph.

F Belinda Saint-Louis 5-10 Sr.

F Abimbola Babatunde 5-8 Soph.

G Shatoya Newine 5-7 Jr.

G Kapri Bradshaw 5-4 Fr.

Outlook: Young team; Saint-Louis can be dominant in the post.

NASSAU AA-I

FARMINGDALE DALERS

Coach: Pete Cerrone

Last season: 16-5

Key players

F Samantha Huebner 5-9 Sr.

G Aisha Smikle 5-6 Jr.

G Cailee Perettine 5-6 Sr.

G Julia Dell Aguila 5-6 Jr.

F Nicolena Spadalik 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Huebner and Smikle lead a team that has experience and depth. The Dalers could contend for a county title.

FREEPORT RED DEVILS

Coach: Meredith Jones

Last season: 7-12

Key players

G Maya Thomas 5-6 Sr.

F Taylor Abraham 5-10 Fr.

G/F Phalan Smith 5-7 Sr.

G Bianca Benjamin 5-5 Jr.

F Ceniya Nicholas 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: A combination of quickness in the backcourt and height in the post could put the Red Devils in play at the top of the conference.

HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

Coach: Randi Harrison

Last season: 0-13

Key players

F Kierra Jackson Jr.

G Angel Dowie Soph.

F/C Cassondra Scott Sr.

F/C Osato Irowa Jr.

G Adasia Conley Sr.

Outlook: The Tigers boast good size and solid experience, leaving coach Harrison to believe that improvement could be on the horizon.

MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Coach: Billy Herr

Last season: 18-4

Key players

F Gabriella Heimbauer 6-1 Fr.

G Morgan Camarda 5-5 Jr.

G/F Kathleen Doherty 5-9 Jr.

G Helena Salmon 5-4 Jr.

G/F Brittny Membreno 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: An experienced core leads a group of fresh faces that can rally around Heimbauer, a presence in the post with a soft touch near the basket.

OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Coach: Joe Supple

Last season: 13-7

Key players

F Jamie Behar 6-2 Fr.

G/F Samantha Stein 5-8 Sr.

F Sabrina Seeger 5-11 Sr.

F Gina Contorno 5-9 Fr.

G Kathleen Lucey 5-3 Sr.

Outlook: The Sailors have quickness that combines with a frontcourt with shooting touch. Behar is one of the most talented freshmen in Nassau because of her versatility as a forward.

SYOSSET BRAVES

Coach: Michael Ferreira

Last season: 15-7

Key players

G Camryn Monfort 5-5 Sr.

F Rachel Mahler 6-1 Soph.

G Kendall Halpern 5-8 Fr.

G Sabrina Lieberman 5-1 Jr.

G Victoria Caridi 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: The Braves have a strong perimeter game and will be relying on the post presence of Mahler for points and rebounds.

UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

Coach: Nolan Dunkley

Last season: 6-13

Key players

G Heavyn Giles 5-5 Soph.

F Belinda Saint-Louis 5-10 Sr.

F Abimbola Babatunde 5-8 Soph.

G Shatoya Newine 5-7 Jr.

G Kapri Bradshaw 5-4 Fr.

Outlook: The Knights are young but have a talented senior in Saint-Louis, who can be dominant in the post.

NASSAU AA-II

BALDWIN BRUINS

Coach: Tom Catapano

Last season: 20-3

Key players

G Aziah Hudson 5-6 Jr.

G Jenna Annecchiarico 5-5 Jr.

G Kaia Harrison 5-6 Soph.

G Montia Moon 5-5 Sr.

F Sarah Pulis 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Annecchiarico and Harrison comprise one of LI’s best backcourts.

EAST MEADOW JETS

Coach: Peter Olenik

Last season: 6-12

Key players

G/F Emily Shurina 5-9 Jr.

G Hannah Arbuse 5-6 Jr.

F Nicole Giblin 5-6 Jr.

G Alyssa Yablansky 5-2 Soph.

F/C Val Rios 5-7 Sr.

Outlook: Shurina, one of Nassau’s top scorers, runs the show.

HICKSVILLE COMETS

Coach: Frank LoCascio

Last season: 13-8

Key players

C Ijah Fletcher 6-1 Jr.

G Julia Bentrewicz 5-7 Jr.

G Carly Schultheiss 5-3 Jr.

G/F Valerie Adamo 5-8 Jr.

F/C Alexa Lomangino 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Fletcher and Brentrewicz provide an inside-out presence.

PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE JFK HAWKS

Coach: Nick Tomasulo

Last season: 9-10

Key players

F Krystal Korason 5-8 Sr.

G Rebecca Koltun 5-4 Sr.

G/F Jen Golio 5-6 Sr.

F Amanda Newman 5-9 Sr.

F Rachel Weiss 6-0 Jr.

Outlook: Ted by four-year starter Korason (17 ppg, 12 rpg).

PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

Coach: Dennis Trottier

Last season: 10-9

Key players

G/F Rebecca Rosen 5-7 Jr.

G/F Rachel Rosen 5-9 Sr.

G Tyler Owens 5-5 Jr.

F Emma Furst 5-7 Sr.

G/F Rebecca Katz 5-6 Jr.

Outlook: Rosen sisters provide scoring and rebounding.

WESTBURY GREEN DRAGONS

Coach: Dwight Gibson

Last season: 0-14

Key players

G Dieusi Armand 5-5 Soph.

G Janina Jean 5-4 Soph.

F Jade Telesford 5-6 Soph.

G Princess Bethea 5-9 Soph.

F Nedeva Coq 5-8 Jr.

Outlook: Defensive-minded team with a focus on quickness.

VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL EAGLES

Coach: Malyssa Thorngren

Last season: 6-12

Key players

G Isabella Gandasegui 5-3 Sr.

F Nicole Carter 5-9 Sr.

G/F Janay Legagneur 5-11 Fr.

F Kailee Finn 5-8 Fr.

G Kaitlin Gabbidon 5-2 Soph.

Outlook: Gandasegui and Carter lead a young group.

NASSAU AA-III

CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: Peter Magnuson

Last season: 12-9

Key players

G/F Honora Campbell 5-11 Jr.

G/F Katie Healy 5-10 Jr.

G Dana Brown 5-3 Sr.

G Christine Argentieri 5-4 Jr.

F Lauren Pitti 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: Campbell can shoot and see the floor, and she’ll lead a team with legitimate playoff hopes.

GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Tom Umstatter

Last season: 13-6

Key players

G Delaisja Chunn 5-9 Sr.

C Jessica Vissichelli 6-0 Sr.

G Kristen Renta 5-6 Sr.

F Tiana Carter 5-8 Soph.

F Madison Solomon 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: The Rebels are well-rounded with Chunn and Yissichelli providing offense, Renta and Carter making stops and Solomon doing both.

HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Jon Lavas

Last season: 7-12

Key players

F Alannah O’Shea 5-11 Sr.

F Chase McGahan 5-10 Sr.

G Mariella Facibene 5-6 Sr.

G Samantha Diaz 5-8 Sr.

C Jacklyn Amodeo 5-11 Sr.

Outlook: The Highlanders have an all-senior starting five that brings height and a strong perimeter game.

LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: Kristin Ciccone

Last season: 2-16

Key players

G/F Siobhan Rafferty 5-10 Sr.

G Katie Whelan 5-7 Sr.

G Taylor Haines 5-5 Jr.

G/F Fiona Rafferty 5-10 Soph.

F Samantha Chase 5-10 Sr.

Outlook: Siobhan Rafferty powers a fast team that could score a lot of points in transition.

MACARTHUR GENERALS

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MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: Lauren Sadeh

Last season: 11-8

Key players

G Leah Ritterband 5-3 Sr.

G Maria Themelis 5-4 Fr.

F Caroline Kelly 5-8 Jr.

G Elizabeth Kim 5-6 Jr.

G Emma LoPinto 5-2 8th grade

Outlook: Ritterband will be running the point for a team focused on playing high-pressure defense to force turnovers and get fast breaks.

MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: Jim Mulvey

Last season: 16-3

Key players

F Maeve Testa 5-9 Sr.

G Maryann Bagonis 5-6 Jr.

G Kara Castaldo 5-5 Jr.

F Julia Anderson 5-8 Jr.

G Julia Linekin 5-3 Jr.

Outlook: Bagonis paces the Pirates with her long-range shot, while Testa powers the offense with her athleticism.

NASSAU AI

BELLMORE JFK COUGARS

Coach: Mallory Palmieri

Last season: 9-10

Key players

G Nicolina Torchia 5-4 Sr.

F Rachel Katz 5-7 Jr.

G Rose Mehani 5-5 Jr.

G Carly Wills 5-4 Jr.

C Lauren Miksits 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: A quick and aggressive team led by Torchia and Katz.

CAREY SEAHAWKS

Coach: Liz Crawford

Last season: 4-10

Key players

G Alexa Recigno 5-6 Jr.

F Francesca Cirone 5-9 Jr.

G Maria D’Amato 5-5 Jr.

F Aylin Ciftcikal 5-11 Sr.

G Meghan Santina 5-5 Jr.

Outlook: Recigno is go-to shooter; Cirone can be a threat from outside.

ELMONT SPARTANS

Coach: Tom Magno

Last season: 21-2

Key players

G Zhaneia Thybulle 5-5 Jr.

F Kem Nwabudu 5-11 Jr.

G Gigi Faison 5-5 Soph.

G Jada Fernandez 5-7 Jr.

G Kiera Holland 5-8 Sr.

Outlook: Thybulle is a speedy playmaker, Nwabudu provides versatility.

GARDEN CITY TROJANS

Coach: Tim O’Hagan

Last season: 15-5

Key players

G Kelly George 5-5 Sr.

F Alexis Pagonis 5-10 Sr.

F Grace Kelly 5-7 Soph.

F Claire McGuire 5-9 Fr.

G/F Jen Kubler 5-6 Soph.

Outlook: George’s perimeter shooting will help lead developing team.

GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS

Coach: Erik Connolly

Last season: 1-15

Key players

F Caroline O’Byrne 5-9 Sr.

C Ashley Epstein 6-1 Sr.

G Ariella Yahoudidee 5-3 Jr.

F Rebecca Yamanian 5-7 Jr.

G Kayla Kamali 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: O’Byrne leads the way.

JERICHO JAYHAWKS

Coach: Andrew Schneider

Last season: 7-11

Key players

C Lucy Peters 6-0 Soph.

G Jade Stoler 5-4 8th grade

F Marlee Lehrhoff 5-8 Sr.

G Rebecca Silverman 5-5 Jr.

G Jess Busam 5-6 Sr.

Outlook: Peters is a post scorer who can take the ball out to the perimeter.

SEWANHAKA INDIANS

Coach: Alex Soupios

Last season: 11-8

Key players

G/F Destiny Hurt 5-8 Sr.

G Carly Bolivar 5-7 Soph.

G Flo Hunte 5-4 Soph.

G/F Kate Weinschreider 5-9 Jr.

G Cherish Francis 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: Hurt leads a young group.

NASSAU AII

DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Steve Kissane

Last season: 12-8

Key players

G Erin McCauley 5-6 Sr.

G Madison Gillis 5-8 Soph.

C Nora Tracey 6-0 Jr.

F Emily Gillis 5-10 Fr.

F Amy Rzemieniewski 5-10 Jr.

Outlook: McCauley can shoot and leads a young team.

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Richard De Santo

Last season: 1-11

Key players

G Samantha Panzarella 5-1 Soph.

C Jessica Keeler 5-8 Sr.

F Kylie Halpern 5-5 Sr.

G Hasseena Lamousnery 5-4 Sr.

G Jessica Silberger 5-2 Sr.

Outlook: Panzarella runs offense for a team looking to improve.

NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS

Coach: Ron Pickett

Last season: 4-11

Key players

G Hannah Arkin 5-4 Sr.

G Joanna Mauceri 5-6 Soph.

F Christina Suresh 5-10 Jr.

G/F Andrea Waldron 5-7 Soph.

G Ally Petricca 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: Arkin and Mauceri lead the way.

ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

Coach: Don Crummell

Last season: 10-9

Key players

G Iyanna Mitchell 5-6 Sr.

G Lauren London 5-7 Sr.

F Destiny Jackson 5-9 Sr.

G Hallelyah Yisrael 5-5 Soph.

G Seonah Innocent 5-6 Fr.

Outlook: A lot of backcourt talent and quickness.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Noreen Naughton

Last season: 2-16

Key players

G Samantha Busch 5-5 Sr.

G Laura Carrillo 5-0 Soph.

F Emily Cohen 5-10 Soph.

C Morgan Davey 6-2 Soph.

G Kendall Reichbach 5-6 Jr.

Outlook: Busch is a threat to drive to the basket or take an outside shot.

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Coach: Dan Ferrick

Last season: 16-4

Key players

G Jourdin Thomas 5-6 Sr.

G Jenna Lopez 5-8 Jr.

F Gianna Mauro 5-9 Jr.

F Kelsey Barrett 5-8 Soph.

G Kendall Kelly 5-6 Jr.

Outlook: Strong playoff hopes; Thomas (17.2 ppg), Kelly lead the way.

WANTAGH WARRIORS

Coach: Stan Bujacich

Last season: 14-6

Key players

G Caitlin Albanese 5-5 Soph.

F Hannah Dougherty 5-10 Soph.

G Julianna Kissane 5-6 Jr.

F Angela Labenberg 5-9 Soph.

G Megan Lucey 5-5 Soph.

Outlook: An aggressive shooter in Albanese, elusive handler in Kissane.

NASSAU A-III

BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES

Coach: Joseph Inghilterra

Last season: 7-10

Key players

G Camryn Roeller 5-7 Sr.

F Taylor Hughes 5-9 Sr.

G/F Gillian O’Boyle 5-7 Jr.

G Kelly Hughes 5-5 Jr.

F Taylor Hannaberry 5-8 Sr.

Outlook: Roeller is a scoring force; Taylor Hughes has range.

FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS

Coach: Michael Spina

Last season: 24-2

Key players

F Natalie Hickman 6-0 Sr.

C Faith Balletta 5-11 Sr.

G Marykate Guerriero Jr.

F Aideen Gill 5-11 Sr.

G/F Ashley Corcoran 5-7 Jr.

Outlook: Hickman is a force down low in the post-Kaila Hilaire era.

GLEN COVE BIG RED

Coach: Mike Woodhouse

Last season: 11-8

Key players

F Grace Brady 6-3 Sr.

F Grace Woods 5-9 Sr.

G Destiny Howell 5-10 Fr.

F Amara Phillip 5-8 Sr.

G Trinity Hudson 5-10 Soph.

Outlook: Brady can score and rebound; Woods can drive.

LAWRENCE GOLDEN TORNADOES

Coach: George Klein

Last season: 1-15

Key players

G Nayalise Montilla 5-10 Sr.

G Erika Kirchner 5-5 Sr.

F Kiara Stephens 5-11 Sr.

G Brooke Kirchner 5-4 Sr.

G Shania Miller 5-6 Sr.

Outlook: Montilla (17 ppg) leads the way.

LYNBROOK OWLS

Coach: Stephen LoCicero

Last season: 16-5

Key players

F Kerrin Montgomery 5-11 Sr.

G/F Sophia LoCicero 5-10 Jr.

G Emily Kluth 5-8 Sr.

G Erin Pender 5-8 Jr.

F Rachel Foley 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Led by Montgomery (19.4 ppg) and lLoCicero (18.6 ppg).

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Lauren Scimonelli

Last season: 14-5

Key players

F Katie McSweeney 5-10 Jr.

G Alexandra DiChiara 5-6 Sr.

G/F Ashley Lindsay 5-9 Soph.

G Lauren Krystall 5-6 Soph.

F Juliana Keenan 5-7 Jr.

Outlook: McSweeney powers an up-tempo offense.

VALLEY STREAM NORTH SPARTANS

Coach: Katie Di Lapi

Last season: 3-16

Key players

G Lisa Loshiavo 5-6 Sr.

G Kelly Kroez 5-6 Sr.

F Sam Elbert 5-8 Sr.

F Enyonam Menssah 5-8 Sr.

G Jess Bonnito 5-4 Sr.

Outlook: Senior-laden group expecting better things.

NASSAU A-IV

CLARKE RAMS

Coach: Shaun Fean

Last season: 7-12

Key players

G Sonia Iacoboni 5-5 Jr.

G Nicole Zappala 5-3 Jr.

F Kayla Famillette 5-8 Jr.

F Emily Carman 5-6 Soph.

G Graceann Murphy 5-1 Fr.

Outlook: Iacobani, Zappala and Carman are scoring threats.

FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Navro Allen

Last season: 9-10

Key players

G Ryan Weight 5-9 Sr.

G Lauren LeoGrande 5-8 Sr.

G Sydney Themelis 5-4 Sr.

F Elizabeth Gherlone 5-11 Sr.

F Jessica Gherlone 5-11 Soph.

Outlook: Focused on spreading around the scoring.

ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Coach: Bob Kaible

Last season: 14-5

Key players

G/F Catherine Zamroz 5-9 Sr.

F/C Cathryn Kramer 5-11 Soph.

F/C Kaeley Johnston 5-9 Sr.

G Julia Minafo 5-6 Soph.

G/F Brianna Fitzgerald 5-8 Fr.

Outlook: Zamroz runs the show; Kramer is a presence inside.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Coach: Dan Bailey

Last season: 5-14

Key players

G/F Victoria Venus 5-11 Soph.

F/C Meaghan McCaffrey 6-0 Soph.

F Angelina Morelli 5-6 Jr.

F/C Elizabeth Ryan 5-11 Sr.

G Erin Miller 5-7 Soph.

Outlook: Venus can do it all; McCaffrey is a top-25 scorer.

NORTH SHORE VIKINGS

Coach: Keith Freund

Last season: 16-5

Key player

G Gabrielle Zaffiro 5-9 Jr.

G Ashleigh Sheerin 5-10 Sr.

G Jessica Scuderi 5-5 Sr.

G Selena Fortich 5-9 Jr.

F Paige Barwick 5-10 Sr.

Outlook: A lot of experience and unlimited athleticism.

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH

FALCONS

Coach: Michael O’Brien

Last season: 6-13

Key players

G/F Chibugo Obichere 5-10 Soph.

G Kelyse Land 5-7 Jr.

F Caitlyn Lopeck 5-7 Jr.

G Hailey Roberts 5-10 8th grade

G/F Janez Francis 5-4 5-4 Jr.

Outlook: Obichere and Land are scoring threats.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Coach: Chris Van Kovics

Last season: 0-12

Key players

F Ja’nya Flash 5-10 Soph.

G Haley Duran 5-4 Fr.

G Jenna Eivazi 5-6 Fr.

F Kate Shanley 5-8 Fr.

G Lydia Almeida 5-6 Jr.

Outlook: Flash can be a force from the post for young Rams.

NASSAU ABC

CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Michael Bello

Last season: 14-7

Key players

G Leah Burden 5-6 Soph.

F Abigail Selhorn 6-0 Soph.

G Erin Leary 5-10 8th grade

G Victoria Dieguez 5-6 8th grade

F Caroline McLaughlin 5-9 Soph.

Outlook: Burden is an electric player from the point. Selhorn adds height.

COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Coach: Rory Malone

Last season: 15-6

Key players

G Sophia Taglich 5-8 Soph.

G Caroline Debellis 5-8 Soph.

F Niki Mormile 5-7 Soph.

G Katherine Buonfiglio 5-5 Jr.

F Vera Simmons 5-6 Sr.

Outlook: Taglich is strong inside; Debellis hits shots from outside.

EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: Karin Leary

Last season: 11-11

Key players

F Alessia Drevnyak 6-1 Sr.

F Brooke DeGiulio 5-7 Soph.

G Juliet McCarthy 5-6 Soph.

G Rachel O’Hagan 5-5 Jr.

G Rachel Graves 5-3 Jr.

Outlook: Drevnyak brings high-level scoring and rebounding.

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Michael Guidone

Last season: 11-9

Key players

G Julia Sabatino 5-7 Fr.

G Julie Spence 5-6 Jr.

G Paige O’Brien X-X Fr.

F Caroline Mangan 5-7 Jr.

G/F Emily Moran 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: Sabatino scores and defends, Spence can move off ball.

MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Lorenzo Jenkins

Last season: 4-15

Key players

G Keyeria Dawson 5-9 Sr.

C/F Alexis Lake 6-0 Jr.

F Diana Jean 5-6 Jr.

F Quateka Dawson 5-11 Soph.

G Princia Ulysse 5-3 7th grade

Outlook: Keyeria Dawson, Lake and Jean are the offensive drivers.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Sandy Rossen

Last season: 14-5

Key players

G Gianna Gotti 5-5 Jr.

G Catherine Kelly 5-5 Sr.

G/F Lindsey Tiberia 5-6 Jr.

F Savannah Augustine 5-7 Sr.

G/F Elizabeth Reilly 5-7 Fr.

Outlook: Gotti’s scoring leads a well-blanced group.

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Bob Vachris

Last season: 12-8

Key players

C Jaclyn Grzelasczyk 6-1 Jr.

G Julia Siler 5-6 Jr.

F Jenna Siler 5-10 Jr.

F Madison O’Hagan 5-10 Jr.

G Ally Palermo 5-3 Sr.

Outlook: Starting five returns; Grzelasczyk can dominate post.

WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Ashley Rogala

Last season: 8-10

Key players

G Allison LaMonica 5-3 Sr.

G Micki Wain 5-5 Sr.

F Julia Braito 5-5 Soph.

G Sami Rothstein 5-5 Soph.

C Arianna Turkalj 5-11 Sr.

Outlook: LaMonica (18. ppg) leads the charge; Wain is solid on defense.

CONFERENCE AA-III

CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: Peter Magnuson

Last season: 12-9

Key players

G/F Honora Campbell 5-11 Jr.

G/F Katie Healy 5-10 Jr.

G Dana Brown 5-3 Sr.

G Christine Argentieri 5-4 Jr.

F Lauren Pitti 5-9 Jr.

Outlook: Campbell can shoot and see the floor, and she’ll lead a with legitimate playoff hopes.

GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Tom Umstatter

Last season: 13-6

Key players

G Delaisja Chunn 5-9 Sr.

C Jessica Vissichelli 6-0 Sr.

G Kristen Renta 5-6 Sr.

F Tiana Carter 5-8 Soph.

F Madison Solomon 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: The Rebels are well-rounded with Chunn and Yissichelli providing offense, Renta and Carter making stops and Solomon doing both.

HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Jon Lavas

Last season: 7-12

Key players

F Alannah O’Shea 5-11 Sr.

F Chase McGahan 5-10 Sr.

G Mariella Facibene 5-6 Sr.

G Samantha Diaz 5-8 Sr.

C Jacklyn Amodeo 5-11 Sr.

Outlook: The Highlanders have an all-senior starting five that brings height and a strong perimeter game.

LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: Kristin Ciccone

Last season: 2-16

Key players

G/F Siobhan Rafferty 5-10 Sr.

G Katie Whelan 5-7 Sr.

G Taylor Haines 5-5 Jr.

G/F Fiona Rafferty 5-10 Soph.

F Samantha Chase 5-10 Sr.

Outlook: Siobhan Rafferty powers a fast team that could score a lot of points in transition.

MACARTHUR GENERALS

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MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: Lauren Sadeh

Last season: 11-8

Key players

G Leah Ritterband 5-3 Sr.

G Maria Themelis 5-4 Fr.

F Caroline Kelly 5-8 Jr.

G Elizabeth Kim 5-6 Jr.

G Emma LoPinto 5-2 8th grade

Outlook: Ritterband will be running the point for a team focused on playing high-pressure defense to force turnovers and get fast breaks.

MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: Jim Mulvey

Last season: 16-3

Key players

F Maeve Testa 5-9 Sr.

G Maryann Bagonis 5-6 Jr.

G Kara Castaldo 5-5 Jr.

F Julia Anderson 5-8 Jr.

G Julia Linekin 5-3 Jr.

Outlook: Bagonis paces the Pirates with her long-range shot, while Testa powers the offense with her athleticism.

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