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2011 girls lacrosse players to watch

MEG MARKHAM Manhasset, Defense, Senior The UPenn-bound All-American

MEG MARKHAM
Manhasset, Defense, Senior
The UPenn-bound All-American helped lead the Indians to a seventh consecutive Nassau Class C championship.
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

Here are Newsday's 2011 girls lacrosse players to watch.

CHELSEA COOK Bay Shore, Defense, Senior The Marauders’
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

CHELSEA COOK
Bay Shore, Defense, Senior
The Marauders’ defensive leader and Denver-commit.

NINA CORCORAN Sacred Heart, Midfielder, Junior Had 68
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NINA CORCORAN
Sacred Heart, Midfielder, Junior
Had 68 assists, 35 goals and 80 groundballs in leading her team to the CHSAA final.

DENE' DIMARTINO Eastport-South Manor, Midfield, Junior Scored 41

DENE' DIMARTINO
Eastport-South Manor, Midfield, Junior
Scored 41 goals and added 24 assists in 2010, committed to Johns Hopkins.

CAITLIN GARGAN Rocky Point, Midfield, Senior Coach Jen
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

CAITLIN GARGAN
Rocky Point, Midfield, Senior
Coach Jen Fucich calls the All-American and Notre Dame commit “a second coach on the field.”

SHANNON GILROY Northport, Midfield, Senior All-American scored 97
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

SHANNON GILROY
Northport, Midfield, Senior
All-American scored 97 goals and had 33 assists as 2010 Long Island Player of the Year, committed to Florida.

DANIELLE JAYCOX St. John the Baptist, Midfielder, Senior
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DANIELLE JAYCOX
St. John the Baptist, Midfielder, Senior
The Adelphi-bound star had 96 goals and 21 assists last season.

VICTORIA KOTOWSKI Cold Spring Harbor, Attack, Junior Had
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

VICTORIA KOTOWSKI
Cold Spring Harbor, Attack, Junior
Had 64 points and developed a knack for clutch scoring; had the winner in overtime of the Class C semifinals.

HALLE MAJORANA Manhasset, Attack, Junior She had 52
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HALLE MAJORANA
Manhasset, Attack, Junior
She had 52 goals and 32 assists for the Nassau Class C champions and was named an All-American.

MEGAN MARINIELLI Northport, Defense, Senior The Tigers’ lead
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

MEGAN MARINIELLI
Northport, Defense, Senior
The Tigers’ lead defender is committed to Georgetown.

MEG MARKHAM Manhasset, Defense, Senior The UPenn-bound All-American
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

MEG MARKHAM
Manhasset, Defense, Senior
The UPenn-bound All-American helped lead the Indians to a seventh consecutive Nassau Class C championship.

KERRIN MAURER St. Anthony's, Attack, Senior The CHSAA
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

KERRIN MAURER
St. Anthony's, Attack, Senior
The CHSAA Player of the Year led St. Anthony's to a third straight Nassau-Suffolk title in 2010.

CASEY McGOWAN West Islip, Defense, Senior The anchor
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

CASEY McGOWAN
West Islip, Defense, Senior
The anchor of the Lions defensive backfield is committed to Georgetown.

MAEGAN MERITZ Farmingdale, Midfielder/Defender, Senior The Florida-bound star
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

MAEGAN MERITZ
Farmingdale, Midfielder/Defender, Senior
The Florida-bound star runs the Dalers’ high-powered offense.

KELLY MCPARTLAND Farmingdale, Midfielder, Senior The Maryland-bound midfielder
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KELLY MCPARTLAND
Farmingdale, Midfielder, Senior
The Maryland-bound midfielder has helped guide the Dalers to back-to-back Class A state championships.

CECI MULRY Portledge, Attack, Sophomore Poised for a
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CECI MULRY
Portledge, Attack, Sophomore


Poised for a big season after scoring 45 goals and helping lead Portledge to its first NYSAIS championship.

JESS NELSON Northport, Defender, Senior One of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz

JESS NELSON
Northport, Defender, Senior
One of the top attackers for the Tigers is committed to Princeton.

JULIE NOLAN Rocky Point, Goalie, Senior All-American is
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

JULIE NOLAN
Rocky Point, Goalie, Senior
All-American is in her third season in net for the Eagles; committed to Adelphi.

TAYLOR RANFTLE Hauppauge, Attack, Junior Scored 48 goals
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TAYLOR RANFTLE
Hauppauge, Attack, Junior
Scored 48 goals and added 14 assists in 2010 for the Eagles; committed to Virginia.

MIKAELA RIX Garden City, Midfielder, Senior The All-American
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

MIKAELA RIX
Garden City, Midfielder, Senior
The All-American had 15 goals and three assists in the Trojans final three playoff games, capping an 83-point season.

PAULA SCHMIDT Wantagh, Attack, Senior The All-American is
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

PAULA SCHMIDT
Wantagh, Attack, Senior
The All-American is a dual threat on offense, racking up 55 goals and 46 assists in 2010.

LAUREN SCHWALJE St. Anthony's, Attack, Senior The All-American
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

LAUREN SCHWALJE
St. Anthony's, Attack, Senior
The All-American sparks the offense and manages to stand out among the Friars’ standouts.

BARBARA SULLIVAN Garden City, Defense/Midfielder, Senior The three-sport
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

BARBARA SULLIVAN
Garden City, Defense/Midfielder, Senior
The three-sport star is a versatile All-American and will play at Notre Dame.

CAROLINE TARZIAN Garden City, Attack, Senior The 2010
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CAROLINE TARZIAN
Garden City, Attack, Senior
The 2010 Nassau Player of the Year totaled 124 points, including 84 goals.

KELLY WEIS Garden City, Goalie, Senior The quick,
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KELLY WEIS
Garden City, Goalie, Senior
The quick, instinctive keeper earned All-American honors after helping lead the Trojans to a fifth straight Class B state title.

OCTAVIA WILLIAMS Floyd, Midfield, Senior Leader of a
Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

OCTAVIA WILLIAMS
Floyd, Midfield, Senior
Leader of a Colonials team with high expectations; committed to Johns Hopkins.

RISING STARS FOR 2011 Jessica Angerman, Shoreham-Wading River,
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RISING STARS FOR 2011
Jessica Angerman, Shoreham-Wading River, Midfield, Sophomore (above, foreground)
Kasey Behr, St. Anthony's, Midfielder, Freshman
Maggie Bill, St. Anthony's, Midfielder, Sophomore
Danielle Doherty, Massapequa, Midfielder, Sophomore
Carolyn Dottino, Long Island Lutheran, Midfielder, Sophomore
Cortney Fortunato, Northport, Attack, Sophomore
Caroline Fitzgerald, Mt. Sinai, Midfield, Sophomore
Samantha Giacolone, Eastport-South Manor, Goalie, Eighth-grader
Nadine Hadnagy, Farmingdale, Defense, Sophomore
Micheala Lynch, South Side, Midfielder, Sophomore
Alexis Maffucci, Half Hollow Hills, Attack, Sophomore
Jessica Markowitz, Baldwin, Defense, Freshman
Jill May, St. John the Baptist, Midfield/Attack, Sophomore
Maci McNair, Long Island Lutheran, Midfielder
Lilly Schmidt, Garden City, Defense, Sophomore
Bairre Reilly, Locust Valley, Attack, Sophomore

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