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Farmingdale's Samantha Brescia commits to UMass

Farmingdale's Samantha Brescia heads up field against Wantagh

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There must be something to having Mass. appeal. After all, there seems to be an impending Mass. exodus in regards to girls lacrosse.

(Apologies for the puns.)

Farmingdale’s Samantha Brescia last week made a verbal commitment to UMass, joining a slew of other Long Island girls who have chosen to play lacrosse at Massachusetts.

Brescia, a defender/midfielder entering her junior year...

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2012 Champion All-American Showcase girls rosters

CHRISTINA ESPOSITO Suffolk Player of the Year West

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Nine Long Island girls players have been selected by US Lacrosse to compete in the 2012 Champion® All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event. The boys’ and girls’ showcases will be held as part of the ESPNHS Games, July 22-27 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

For the girls’ event, July 22-24, US Lacrosse All-Americans were selected from across the country. The...

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LI wins Under Armour Underclassmen Tourney

St. Anthony's Maggie Bill lines up for a

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

In news that surely will stun everyone…A Long Island team won a lacrosse tournament! The Long Island underclassmen girls team won the Under Armour national tournament, beating New Jersey, 9-8, in the championship game on Sunday in Maryland. Team Long Island went 3-1 in the double-elimination tournament. Its loss was to Washington, D.C., 12-11, in pool play on Saturday. They beat Baltimore, 13-10,...

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South tops North in Under Armour All-America Classic

Garden City High School #13 Catherine Dickinson reacts

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The Under Armour All-America North team, which featured 10 Long Islanders, lost to the South, 25-13, in the Under Armour All-America Classic on Saturday at Towson University.

McDonogh’s Taylor Cummings had five goals and three assists to lead the South. Kelci Smesko (Ridgewood) added five goals and Corinne Etchison (McDonogh) had three goals and five assists.

Sammy Jo Tracy (Fox Lane)...

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Girls lacrosse state tournament preview

ALEX FEHMEL Midfielder, Shoreham-Wading River, Sr.

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

You may have heard, the state tournament is upon us. For the three Long Island teams competing - you stellar, stouthearted stalwarts, you - the ultimate goal is just two steps away. And for the family, friends and fans headed up north to watch, the lovely town of Cortland is about 250 miles away. For those unfamiliar, the state tournament will be held at SUNY-Cortland from June 8-9. The university...

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Girls Lacrosse Long Island Championships

Eastport-South Manor's Dene' DiMartino drives to the goal

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Dowling Sports Complex will host the Long Island Championships on Sunday (so the Suffolk teams, technically, are home) and the game schedules are in reverse alphabetical order. The Class C game starts first, followed by the "B" and then "A."

Class A: Bay Shore vs. Farmingdale, 5 p.m.

Bay Shore captured its second Suffolk championship in three years with an 11-5...

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Leftovers: Nassau Class B Final

Garden City's Alexandra Bruno reacts after scoring the

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Here are some of the leftover items from the Nassau Class B game, which Garden City won, 14-12, over Wantagh. You can read the game story here.

Catherine Dickinson scored six goals, Alexandra Bruno added five goals and an assist, and Jenna Fuchs had a goal and four assists.

Trojans senior defender Liz Stutzmann The strategic change in the defense in guarding Kaleigh Crag (who scored...

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Leftovers: Nassau Class C Final

North Shore's Meaghan Brennan, left, and Amanda Johansen,

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Here are some leftover notes and quotes from North Shore’s 14-13 win over Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau Class C final on Wednesday at Adelphi. You can check out the game story here – if you haven’t already – and then scroll down for the good stuff we couldn’t squeeze into the paper.

Amanda Johansen had seven goals and two assists to lead North Shore. Coming from behind to beat Cold Spring...

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Nassau girls lacrosse county finals live stream

Massapequa midfielder Kristin Yevoli controls the ball after

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

On Wednesday, Nassau will settle all girls lacrosse business with three county finals, all played at Adelphi.

Our partners at MSG Varsity will stream them live on their website.

The schedule is as follows:

Class C: Cold Spring Harbor vs. North Shore, 4 p.m.

Class B: Garden City vs. Wantagh, 6 p.m.

Class A: Farmingdale vs. Massapequa, 8 p.m....

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North Shore, Cold Spring Harbor in Nassau "C" Final

Garden City - May 24, 2012: Shot on

(Credit: Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

And so the stage is set…

North Shore will face Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau Class C final at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Adelphi.

Amanda Johansen’s goal with 54 seconds left lifted North Shore over Seaford, 13-12, Thursday night in a semifinal. North Shore had rallied from down two in the final minutes.

Johansen had seven goals and two assists to lead No. 2 North Shore (13-3). Tess...

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