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The Manhasset girls lacrosse team runs across the

The Manhasset girls lacrosse team runs across the field to its fans after beating Sayville in the Long Island Class B championship on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

NASSAU I

1. MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: Danielle Gallagher

2014 record: 19-2

Key players

Lindsey Ronbeck A Sr.

Erin Barry M Jr.

Kellen D'Alleva A/M Sr.

Kathryn Hallet M Sr.

Madi Barcia D Sr.

Outlook: The defending state Class B champs return loaded, led by All-Americans Ronbeck and Barry.

 

2. COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Coach: Danielle Castellane

2014 record: 14-6

Key players

Holly Logan M Sr.

Brooke Jensen M Sr.

Lindsay Willcocks M Sr.

Haley Crosson G Sr.

Tara Atkinson A Sr.

Outlook: Returns intact after reaching the state "C" final. Duke-bound Samantha DeBellis and Kate Kotowski, headed to UNC, bolster deep offense.

 

3. WANTAGH WARRIORS

Coach: Jaclyn Coyne

2014 record: 12-5

Key players

Nikki Sliwak M Jr.

Shea Weber D Sr.

Caitlyn Cerasi M Jr.

Grace Beshlian G Jr.

Madison Conway A Jr.

Outlook: Nassau Class B runner-up returns a strong core, including Hofstra-bound midfielder Darcie Smith.

 

4. FARMINGDALE DALERS

Coaches: Shari Campbell, Tracy Wiener

2014 record: 9-7

Key players

Bridget Weill A Sr.

Jillian Alonso A Sr.

Tara Wahl A Sr.

Kat Krieg D/M Jr.

Zoe Zebersky D/M Jr.

Outlook: Eight-time defending Nassau "A" champs return key offensive pieces, including Florida-bound Alonso. Wahl returns from torn ACL.

 

5. GARDEN CITY TROJANS

Coach: Diane Chapman

2014 record: 13-4

Key players

Kristen Adams M/D Sr.

Morgayne Rix D Sr.

Michaela Bruno A/M Jr.

Kerry Defliese M Jr.

Katie Muldoon M Jr.

Outlook: Perennial contender, now led by All-American Adams. Solid attack includes senior Margot McTiernan.

 

6. NORTH SHORE VIKINGS

Coaches: Meg McCormack, Jeff Butt

2014 record: 12-6

Key players

Carlee Janelli M Sr.

Samantha Capobianco G Sr.

Alexandra Cantwell D Sr.

Lauren Cristodero, D, Sr.

Alexandra Biolsi D Sr.

Outlook: Deep, athletic group includes Kelly Johansen, Ashleigh Sheerin and Geneseo-bound Temilee Chester.

 

7. MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Coach: Megan Zimmer

2014 record: 2-12

Key players

Olivia Batista M Sr.

Maddy Lee M Sr.

Kerri Sayrafe M Sr.

Kole Pollock A Jr.

Outlook: Nassau "A" semifinalists led by Binghamton-bound Batista. Talented transfer Allison Stackpole adds firepower.

 

8. SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Coach: Meaghan Healey

2014 record: 9-8

Key players

Tessa Considine M Sr.

Jill Leonard M Jr.

Katherine Parker M So.

Meg Albertson D Sr.

Brigid Considine A So.

Outlook: Quarterfinalist returns solid roster, including a strong goalie in Alyssa Knab (115 saves).

 

9. SYOSSET BRAVES

Coach: Lauren LoMonaco

2014 record: 13-3

Key players

Rachel Greenspan M Sr.

Morgan Lannig A Sr.

Rebecca Margolin D Sr.

Katelyn Igneri M So.

Taylor Stadler A Fr.

Outlook: Moves to Conference II after reaching its first Nassau "A" final. Young group, but known for smothering defense.

 

10. OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Coach: Ken Dwyer

2014 record: 15-2

Key players

Cassie Cesario M Jr.

Taylor Pausello G Jr.

Alison Schwasnick M So.

Christina McCabe A So.

Jenna Doherty A Jr.

Outlook: Up from Conference II after reaching Nassau "A" semifinals. Led by Sacred Heart-bound Cesario, a rising star.

 

NASSAU II

1. LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: Rachel Ray

2014 record: 4-10

Key players

Sarah Reznick G Fr.

Siobhan Rafferty M So.

Katie Breglia A Jr.

Rebecca Idson A Sr.

Emma Cohen D Sr.

Outlook: Balanced group with good depth also features midfielder Hannah Sofield and defender Melissa Marry.

 

2. PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Anthony Giovanelli

2014 record: 7-10

Key players

Alexandra DiChiara M So.

Nicole Ceraso A Jr.

Sarah Stephens M Jr.

Kaitlyn Re G Jr.

Jessica Del Rossi A Jr.

Outlook: Young team on the rise, led by Denver-bound star DiChiara. Solid midfield includes Allyson Banes.

 

3. PORT WASHINGTON

VIKINGS

Coach: Kaitlyn Carter

2014 record: 9-6

Key players

Gabby Friedman A Sr.

Olivia Ressa A Sr.

Mia Walker D Sr.

Diandra Burton D Sr.

Rachel Rosen, M, So.

Outlook: Nassau "A" semifinalist in five of last six seasons enters new phase with new coach. Claudia Hanover is a talented young goalie.

 

4. OYSTER BAY

BAYMEN

Coach: Charlie Rizzuto

2014 record: 11-6Key players

Vanessa Yu M Jr.

Michelle Yu M So.

Nicole Hauser A Sr.

Nicki Stanco D Sr.

Emma Devereaux D/M Sr.

Outlook: Nassau "C" runner-up led by dynamic Yu sisters and Hauser. Ashley Duggan and Shelby Cook provide good depth.

 

5. SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Kurt Dankenbrink

2014 record: 7-8-1

Key players

Allison Palermo M So.

Alyssa Mallory M Jr.

Shannon Duncan A Sr.

Molly Van Duesen D Jr.

Kaitlyn Meyer D So.

Outlook: Graduated seven after reaching Nassau "C" semis. Northwestern-bound Palermo leads fast, defensive-minded midfield.

 

6. LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Carolyn Sumcizk

2014 record: 11-5

Key players

Lindsay Bleistein M Sr.

Kameron Palagonia A Jr.

Lydia Volpe D Sr.

Caroline Rawa D Sr.

Cassandra Vnook G Sr.

Outlook: Reached the "C" quarterfinals and returns its core, including Wagner-bound Bleistein and leading scorer Palagonia (71 points).

 

7. CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: James Raucci

2014 record: 6-11

Key players

Natasha Treuman A Sr.

Emily Turrini G Sr.

Danielle Keener M Jr.

Devon Bayer M So.

Megan Keener A So.

Outlook: Treuman is team's inspirational leader, and Christine Collins and Olivia Levy are poised for breakout seasons.

8. HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Pat Gormley

2014 record: 4-12

Key players

Kylie Halpern A So.

Kristen Decicco M So.

Olivia Epstein A Jr.

Nina Squicciarini D/M So.

Anna Maiorano M Sr.

Outlook: Young team, but has a potentially explosive offense. Halpern has great quickness and field vision.

 

9. MACARTHUR GENERALS

Coach: Janine Bridgwood

2014 record: 11-4-1

Key players

Erin Vaughan Ware A So.

Tara Brophy M So.

Katelyn Politi M So.

Casey Barrett D Jr.

Shannon Purcell D Fr.

Outlook: Rebuilding after making Nassau "B" playoffs, but Vaughan Ware (39 goals, 24 assists) is a budding star.

 

10. HICKSVILLE COMETS

Coach: Meri Schneider

2014 record: 8-7

Key players

Hunter Isnardi M Sr.

Noelle Batista M Sr.

Kaitlyn Stockstad M Sr.

Cameron Isnardi A So.

Valerie Panariello A Sr.

Outlook: Reached Nassau Class A quarterfinals but returns young group, led by Hunter Isnardi (42 goals).

 

NASSAU III

1. EAST MEADOW JETS

Coach: Jamie Lago

2014 record: 11-4

Key players

Kelly Clarke D Jr.

Erin Fowler M Jr.

Danielle Rivas G Jr.

Melissa Peysson D Jr.

Meghan Bender A Jr.

Outlook: Enters a rebuilding phase, but has solid components in Fowler (42 points) and Clarke, an athletic defender.

 

2. LYNBROOK OWLS

Coach: Vincent Tetro

2014 record: 8-8

Key players

Ciara Gordon M Sr.

Gabrielle Patick A Sr.

Molly Carter A/M So.

Amanda Swanson D Sr.

Bridget Baran M Sr.

Outlook: Returns a talented offense, led by Patick (63 goals) and Binghamton-bound Gordon.

 

3. BALDWIN BRUINS

Coach: Nicole Lein

2014 record: 3-12

Key players

Kelsey Cohen M Sr.

Morgan Rachlin A Sr.

Alyssa Leone A Sr.

Nicole Shientul G Jr.

Bridget Jules M Jr.

Sarah Pulis M So.

Outlook: Experienced group led by Cincinnati-bound Cohen, who excels in transition. Shientul made 171 saves last year.

 

4. FRIENDS ACADEMY

QUAKERS

Coach: Kellie Huggins

2014 record: 3-13

Key players

Caroline Sgaglione M Sr.

Julia Ciardullo A Sr.

Belle Evans M Sr.

Alexis Toles D Sr.

Morgan Bauer D Jr.

Outlook: Nassau "C" semifinalist is retooled, now led by Wesleyan-bound Sgaglione.

 

5. CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Anthony Saccone

2014 record: 8-6

Key players

Elissa Frein M Jr.

Maggie Gerraputa A Jr.

Emily Schevlin M Jr.

Natalie Steck D Jr.

Sophia Urrutia D Jr.

Outlook: Young team with a new coach, the Frogs will use their athleticism with high-pressure defense.

 

6. CLARKE RAMS

Coach: Rick Aragona

2014 record: 4-7

Key players

Maddie Anderson M Sr.

Nicole Russell M Sr.

Diana Schmitt M Sr.

Julia Cavaluzzi A Sr.

Lexi Zaino M/G Sr.

Outlook: Jenn Wahlig is an explosive scorer and Brianna Ventola and Adrianna Cano help anchor improving defense.

 

7. ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Coach: Jamie Laudage

2014 record: 5-8

Key players

Natalie Sulmonte M Sr.

Brianna Wilson M Sr.

Michaela Siegler A Sr.

Grace Kutzma A/M Jr.

Maggie Hastings M Jr.

Outlook: Towson-bound Sulmonte, who starred as a sophomore, returns after missing most of last season with an injury.

 

8. ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Michelle Crennan

2014 record: 12-4

Key players

Hannah Rosenblum M Sr.

Callie Migden M Sr.

Molli Spencer A So.

Samantha Busch M So.

Reilly Liotta M Jr.

Outlook: Rebuilding season, but Rosenblum is versatile and Migden excels defensively and on draws.

9. JERICHO JAYHAWKS

Coach: Joanie Buczkowski

2014 record: 10-6

Key players

Sydney Adler M Sr.

Brittany Goldstein M Sr.

Brianna Sa M Jr.

Gabby Garten D Sr.

Jillian Silverman G Sr.

Outlook: New coach seeks to expand offense. Freshman midfielder Cat Fatehi has tremendous upside.

 

10. CAREY SEAHAWKS

Coach: Colleen Killoran

2014 record: 5-6

Key players

Dana Susse D Sr.

Cheyenne Samson D/M Sr.

Brett Robison A Jr.

Shannon Giddens D Jr.

Amanda Guido A Sr.

Outlook: Returns several defenders from a solid unit and Guido (29 goals) is a capable scorer.

 

NASSAU IV

1. MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: Jim Mulvey

2014 record: 9-7

Key players

Erin Gilroy M Jr.

Taylor Black A/M Sr.

Brianna Caponi A Sr.

Ashley Donnelly A Sr.

Amanda Amalfitano D So.

Outlook: Athletic group led by Gilroy, who sparks a potentially explosive offense.

 

2. DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Sean Donnellan

2014 record: 8-8

Key players

Alex Sparrow M Sr.

Jamie Alvino A So.

Jacquelyn McCreary D/M Sr.

Alison Talentino D Sr.

MaryEllen McCarthy A Sr.

Outlook: Rebuilding team, but Sparrow is talented and productive, now assuming leadership role.

 

3. FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS

Coach: Kristen Freiermuth

2014 record: 1-12

Key players

Ally Greco A/M Sr.

Tate Horan M Fr.

Sarah Caulson A Sr.

Nicole Choisez D Jr.

Emma Schlechter M Jr.

Outlook: Struggled last season, but returns several key players who are more experienced.

 

4. BETHPAGE

GOLDEN EAGLES

Coach: Kate Wright

2014 record: 4-7

Key players

Alexa Ritchie A So.

Luana Barbuzano M Sr.

Isabella Bradley M Sr.

Kristie Marotta D Sr.

Jessica Losquadro D So.

Outlook: Athletic group with some potential, including Ritchie, who scored 21 goals.

 

5. MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Coach: Frank Massaro

2014 record: 7-7

Key players

Emma Fater M Jr.

Ally Iannelli A Jr.

Aileen Muller D Jr.

Jenna Paretti M Sr.

Sabrina Ferreri M Sr.

Outlook: Rebuilding, but finished last season on a three-game win streak. Ianelli and Fater are productive offensively.

 

6. NEW HYDE PARK

GLADIATORS

Coach: Dominic Gagnon

2014 record: 6-6

Key players

Keeley McGrath M Sr.

Laila Chadli D Sr.

Abby Sollecito A Sr.

Camille Bangug D Sr.

Kirsten Rivers D Sr.

Outlook: Balanced offensively with shifting, interchangeable players and aggressive defense.

 

7. HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Lauren Marra

2014 record: 3-10

Key players

Bridgette Stacom M Sr.

Ally Pazienski M Sr.

Lauren Bascelli M/A Sr.

Kaley Nictas D Sr.

Madison Marciano A Jr.

Outlook: Experienced group led by Marymount-bound Stacom, a facilitator with great game sense. Oneonta-bound Bascelli is a strong leader and an aggressive offensive force (36 goals).

 

8. BELLMORE JFK COUGARS

Coach: Jayna Kyriacou

2014 record: 4-8

Key players

Lauren Kranis M Sr.

Ariel Lofaro M Sr.

Anna Lawrence A Sr.

Nicolina Torchia M So.

Nicole Khouryawad G Fr.

Outlook: Rebuilding team, but does have potential with Kranis, who scored 40 goals last season.

 

9. FREEPORT RED DEVILS

Coaches: Danielle Torre, Meredith Jones

2014 record: 11-4

Key players

Jenell Muir D Sr.

Katherine Sanchez M Jr.

Ngozi Douglas M Sr.

Janique Lewis M Sr.

Ashleigh Collins G Jr.

Outlook: Up from Conference V after tying for first place. Athletic group seeks to build on its success.

 

10. GLEN COVE BIG RED

Coach: Nicole Sileo

2014 record: 10-4

Key players

Rosa Pangari D Sr.

Jenny Armstrong D Sr.

Selena Guastella A Sr.

Catherine Hatala M Sr.

Synella Gonzalez D Sr.

Outlook: Improved by six wins last season and makes jump from Conference V to IV.

 

NASSAU V

1. WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Terry Grace

2014 record: 6-9

Key players

Morgan Hanel M Sr.

Gabbie Leccese M Sr.

Nicole Carnabuci A/M Sr.

Allie LaMonica A/M So.

Micki Wain M/A So.

Outlook: Transfer Hannah Woodward is a great scorer and Wain (25 goals) has potential.

 

2. PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKS

Coach: Janine Abramo

2014 record: 2-12

Key players

Jessica Steinhilber M Sr.

Renee Petelis M Jr.

Lauren Healy M So.

Katie Woodburn A Sr.

Gabby Maher D Sr.

Outlook: Very young team, seeks to develop skills and build cohesiveness.

 

3. GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Christine Hakanjin

2014 Record:Key players

Casey Li M Sr.

Sherry Yang M Sr.

Mia Oginski M/A Jr.

Dani DelPonte M So.

Jordana Ovadia A So.

Outlook: Last season's conference co-champ hopes to continue progression.

 

4. GREAT NECK NORTH

BLAZERS

Coach: Kristen Cornicello

2014 record: 6-6

Key players

Gabrielle Berger M Jr.

Alexandra Lavian M Sr.

Kendall Hakimi D Sr.

Colette Greenbaum A Jr.

Ariella Lerner A Fr.

Outlook: Returns most of its core, including solid defense. Offense sparked by lefty attackers Greenbaum and Lerner.

 

5. WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Coach: Nicole Rodrigues

2014 record: 3-8

Key players

Jamie McSpedon M Sr.

Maia Jones G Sr.

Kayla Cleare M Sr.

Emily Wirtz A Sr.

Hailey Destasio M So.

Outlook: Talented young group includes freshman midfielder Taylor DeAlessandro and sophomore Lisette Polomo.

 

6. MALVERNE-EAST

ROCKAWAY

ROCKIN' MULES

Coach: James Amalfitano

2014 record: 7-7

Key players

Renee Best M Jr.

Lakaiya Eskarge D Jr.

Alyssa Tursi A Sr.

Katherine Umana M/A Sr.

Amanda Barbaro D So.

Outlook: Improved by four wins last season and seeks to build on that success.

 

7. VALLEY STREAM

DISTRICT EAGLES

Coach: Jessica Zwicker

2014 record: 4-6

Key players

Nicole Cutrone D Jr.

Paige Maggio A Jr.

Bridget Dolan A Sr.

Kristen Piteo A Sr.

Vanesa Salinas D Sr.

Outlook: Returns entire attack group and expects to contend for conference title.

 

8. SEWANHAKA INDIANS

Coach: Erica Brennan

2014 record: 0-12

Key players

Daniella Ford M Sr.

Michelle Niles D Sr.

Kylie Woo M So.

Nicole Santoli G Sr.

Outlook: Led by Ford, a versatile athlete, and Santoli (129 saves). Woo is a shining up-and-comer.

 

9. ELMONT SPARTANS

2014 record: 0-9

Key players

Monique Joseph

Ashante Rhodes

Jasmine Rowe

Leslie Garrido

Outlook: Joseph is a solid scorer and can improve on last season's 21 goals.

 

10. HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

Coach Raymie Tand

2014 record: 1-8

Key players

Kayla Greene M Sr.

Kayla Chicas D Jr.

Shakayla Nurse A So.

Brittni Smith D Jr.

Nyjaha Pyatt D So.

Outlook: Young team led by Albany-bound speedster Greene, who is one of two seniors (Sandra Garcia-Henriquez).

 

11. ROOSEVELT

ROUGH RIDERS

2014 record: 0-7

Key players

Precious Hall M So.

Wura Ayo M So.

Outlook: Winless in its inaugural season but continues to build.

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