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Newsday's All-Long Island gymnastics team

Roslyn freshman Shani Sirota is Newsday's gymnast of the year.

The 2018-19 Newsday All-Long Island gymnastics team. Appearing

The 2018-19 Newsday All-Long Island gymnastics team. Appearing are, from left, Coach Robin Harper of Bay Shore-Islip, Allie Jacobs of Syosset, Joanna Signorile of Carle Place-Wheatley, Cassie Bergin of East Islip, Shani Sirota of Roslyn and Kerin Spadaro of Bay Shore-Islip. Photo Credit: James Escher

NEWSDAY’S GYMNAST OF THE YEAR

Shani Sirota, Roslyn, Freshman

Sirota wowed judges at the state qualifier and did the same at the state competition on March 2 in Cold Spring Harbor. Sirota tied for first place in the states on floor exercise scoring a 9.625, her highest of the season. She was fourth in the all-around (37.625) and fifth on beam (9.275).

THE ALL-LONG ISLAND TEAM

Cassie Bergin, East Islip, Sophomore

Bergin placed 10th in the all-around at the state meet with a score of 36.475 after leading the Redmen to the county finals. At the state qualifiers, Bergin won the all-around with a 36.425.

Allie Jacobs, Syosset, Freshman

Jacobs helped lead a second-year team,to an undefeated season and ultimately the county title. At the Nassau championship meet, she won the all-around with a 35.875 and at the state qualifier, she placed third in the event.

Kerin Spadaro, Islip, Sophomore

Spadaro, competing for the Bay Shore/Islip combined team, tied for second on the uneven bars with a 9.575 and tied for third on floor with a 9.450 at the state championship. She helped lead Bay Shore / Islip to an undefeated season and the Suffolk County title.

Joanna Signorile, Wheatley, Senior

Signorile,competing for the Carle Place / Wheatley team, placed ninth in the all-around at the state meet with a 36.550. As a sophomore, she helped Wheatley gymnast compete at the varsity level by requesting a spot on the Carle Place roster. Since joining varsity, she’s been a top gymnast in Nassau, winning the all-around at the county championship as a sophomore and a senior.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Robin Harper, Bay Shore/Islip

Second Team

Haylie Kelly, Babylon, Sophomore

Jenna Kolberg, Syosset, Eighth Grade

Catherine Lyden, Bay Shore / Islip, Eighth Grade

Alexandra Mastrototaro, Roslyn, Junior

NEWSDAY’S GYMNAST OF THE YEAR

Shani Sirota, Roslyn, Freshman

Sirota wowed judges at the state qualifier and did the same at the state competition on March 2 in Cold Spring Harbor. Sirota tied for first place in the states on floor exercise scoring a 9.625, her highest of the season. She was fourth in the all-around (37.625) and fifth on beam (9.275).

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