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CHSAA, PSAA girls lacrosse team by team overview

A team-by-team breakdown of every CHSAA and PSAA girls lacrosse team on Long Island.

Katherine DeSimone of St. Anthony's leans in for

Katherine DeSimone of St. Anthony's leans in for the shot against Sacred Heart during the CHSAA Class AA girls lacrosse finals played in Garden City on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Photo Credit: Peter Frutkoff

CHSAA

HOLY TRINITY TITANS

Last season: 6-12

Coach: Dave Kotowski

KEY PLAYERS

Meg Donachie A Sr.; Aleena Jacob G Soph.; Maggie Long M Fr.; Noelle Messick D Jr.; Genesis Miller M Jr.

ABOUT THE TITANS: There could be some hiccups with young players in key roles, but a strong defensive unit is anchored by Jacob between the pipes.

KELLENBERG FIREBIRDS

Last season: 8-5

Coach: Caroline McTiernan Leach

KEY PLAYERS

Kate Buttiglione A Jr.; Emily Lampasone D Sr.; Maureen McNierney A/M Jr.; Heather Oleksiw A Sr.; Emma Soccodato M Sr.

ABOUT THE FIREBIRDS: Talent is spread equally across the offense, making them a cohesive group.

OUR LADY OF MERCY MUSTANGS

Last season: 11-6

Coach: Lauren Ruppert

KEY PLAYERS

Juliana Esposito A Soph.; Liz Hommel D Soph.; Elliana Ignatiadis A Sr.; Michaela Kinney M Sr.; Morgan Wolf D Jr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS: Winners of the CHSAA ‘A’ championship two years running, they graduated several starters and need to retool.

SACRED HEART SPARTANS

Last season: 15-4

Coach: Morgan Molinari O’Connor

KEY PLAYERS

Christina Biscardi D Sr.; Claire Carney M/D Sr.; Melissa Biscardi M Sr.; Caitlin Murphy D Sr.; Arden Tierney A Sr.

ABOUT THE SPARTANS: The defending league champs have 11 players committed to Division I schools and another committed to Division II.

ST. ANTHONY’S FRIARS

Last season: 16-5

Coach: Summer Koepplin

KEY PLAYERS

Kira Accettella M Jr.; Katherine DeSimone A Jr.; Colleen Mooney D Sr.; Hunter Roman M Jr.; Charlotte Verhulst M Sr.

ABOUT THE FRIARS: Back after losing in the CHSAA final to Sacred Heart, the speedy Friars are primed for success.

ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

Last season: 9-9

Coach: Michele O’Brien

KEY PLAYERS

Francesca Dispigna M Sr.; Jade Gallagher D Sr.; Catherine McAuliffe M Sr.; Meghan McAuliffe A Soph.; Alexa Schultz M Sr.

ABOUT THE BAYHAWKS: With 13 returners, they hope to get back to the CHSAA Class A championship after losing in the semifinals last spring.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COUGARS

Last season: 2-9

Coach: Janine Pirone

KEY PLAYERS

Nicole Calandra M Sr.; Mallory Dunphy D Sr.; Jen Gaffney M Sr.; Camryn Ryder M Sr.; Katie Winslow D Sr.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: A veteran team will learn from two-time All-American Kaitlyn Montalbano, who joins the coaching staff as an assistant.

PSAA

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN CRUSADERS

Last season: 11-7

Coach: Lauren Fox

KEY PLAYERS

Annie Berkowitz M/A Jr.; Victoria Luciano D/M Sr.; Katie Poretsky M Jr.; Jeanisha Prysock D/M Jr.; Kayla Rose M Jr.

ABOUT THE CRUSADERS: Portesky stands out in all areas of the field for the defending league champs.

PORTLEDGE PANTHERS

Last season: 6-6

Coach: Samantha Losco

KEY PLAYERS

Molly Bardong A Soph.; Seraina Caviezel D Soph.; Gabby Kiewe G Soph.; Ava Pascarella A Fr.; Jeannie Wallner M Soph.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: A vast majority of the team is made of underclassmen, and they feel a run at the PSAA title is within reach.

STONY BROOK BEARS

Last season: N/A – new to varsity

Coach: Vanessa Windsor

KEY PLAYERS

Margaret DiRuggiero D Jr.; Ava McCormick M 8th; Wura Obasanjo A Jr.; Elizabeth Robbins M Jr.; Morgan Ruggerio A Fr.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: This first-year varsity team is young but has athletes on both sides of the ball.

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