Meet Newsday's All-Long Island girls lacrosse first team for the 2017 spring season.
Long Island Player of the Year: Jamie Ortega, Centereach, M, Sr.
Middle Country's Ortega could single-handedly take over games as one of the most versatile talents Long Island has to offer.
Offensively, she's a natural lefty with an aggressive shot and a bevy of moves at her disposal. She also excels on the draw circle, where her tenacity results in possessions for her team. On defense, she can lockdown opposing players one-on-one and can cause turnovers on rides up the field.
Her 588 points on varsity rank first in state history, topping previous record-holder Shannon Gilroy of Northport during the team's first Long Island championship in program history.
"I wish every coach could have a kid like her to coach in their lifetime," coach Lindsay Dolson said after the Long Island championship. "She's an amazing kid. She's so humble."
Considered the No. 1 national recruit in the class of 2017 by Inside Lacrosse, Ortega will take her two-way style to North Carolina, the 2016 National Champion.
Nassau Player of the Year: Molly Carter, Lynbrook, A, Sr.
Nobody dominated Nassau in the same way as Carter, who led Long Island in both goals (109) and assists (63). The Owls made the Nassau Class C semifinal with her leading the way as one of the most talented offensive players around. Her astounding playoff performances solidified her candidacy as the Nassau Player of the Year. She tallied 30 points in three games, highlighted by back-to-back nine-goal outbursts in wins over Hewlett and South Side. Against South Side, she scored the game-winner in overtime and the tying goal late in the second half. Carter will take her game-breaking speed and dodging to Syracuse.
Eve Calabria, Sachem North, A, Sr.
Suffolk's leader with 60 assists placed fourth in the county with 94 points and will play at Bucknell.
Sabrina Cristodero, St. Anthony’s, M, Sr.
The Florida-bound star is a versatile threat who led the Friars to their 10th straight CHSAA title.
Megan Gordon, Wantagh, M, Sr.
Incredibly fast player who will play at Northwestern after notching 31 goals and 42 assists.
Kelsey Huff, Eastport-South Manor, M, Sr.
A force on offense, defense and the draw, she'll join her sister, Kaeli, at USC.
Shannon Kavanagh, Smithtown East, M, Sr.
More than just a draw specialist, she is an offensive weapon who will take her game to Florida.
Kate Kotowski, Cold Spring Harbor, A, Sr.
The team leader with 69 points is a natural offensive talent and will play at North Carolina.
Kerry McKeever, Ward Melville, M, Sr.
Leader during a 14-0 regular season who scored 45 goals and will play for Division III national champion Gettysburg College.
Jenn Medjid, Garden City, A, Jr.
Fueled the Trojans to a second consecutive state championship by tallying 10 goals and two assists in the state tournament at SUNY Cortland.
Sarah Reznick, Long Beach, G, Jr.
She made 149 saves, highlighted by back-to-back 13-save performances in the Nassau Class B semifinal and final.
Rachel Rosen, Port Washington, M, Sr.
The Penn State commit had 21 goals and 50 assists and sparked a late comeback in an eventual three-overtime win against Syosset in a county semifinal.
Hannah Van Middelem, Mount Sinai, G, Sr.
A stalwart in the cage who made 92 saves for the state Class C champions and will play at Syracuse.
Emily Vengilio, Mount Sinai, D, Sr.
One of the best one-on-one defenders on Long Island will take her talents to Penn State.
Long Island Coach of the Year: Lindsay Dolson, Middle Country
She led the Mad Dogs from Centereach and Newfield to their first county title.
Nassau Coach of the Year: Kaitlyn Carter, Port Washington
Playing in Nassau's toughest conference, where the team finished 2-7, her 9-8 Vikings came within one goal of winning the county championship.