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Eastport-South Manor shortstop Kailah Konkel

Eastport-South Manor shortstop Kailah Konkel Credit: George A. Faella


Coach: Laura Ward

2015 record: 24-3

Key players

Marissa Rizzi P Sr.

Kailah Konkel SS Sr.

Christina Rizzi C Sr.

Daniela Detore CF Sr.

Brianna Williams 2B Jr.

Outlook: Filled with talent in the middle of the field, Marissa Rizzi, a St. John’s commit and Newsday Suffolk Player of the Year last season, returns off an all-state year in which she had a 0.69 ERA with 199 strikeouts and hit .532 with 26 runs and 36 RBIs. Konkel is a stud defensive shortstop who also hit .355. Marissa’s chemistry with catcher Christina Rizzi -- her twin -- couldn’t be much stronger


Coach: Jason McGowan

2015 record: 14-8

Key players

Jackie Carty SS/3B Jr.

Courtney Greene P Jr.

Alise Colandro C So.

Katie Burk 3B/SS So.

Ashley Benvengo 2B/OF Fr.

Outlook: Greene, a power pitcher who’s started since eighth grade, and Carty, a three-sport athlete who hit .385 with power last season, enter their junior years with three years of varsity experience.


Coach: Bryan Dugan

2015 record: 9-9

Key players

Alyse McAlpine 2B Sr.

Gabrielle Casalino 3B Sr.

Jillian Weinstein 1B/P So.

Alexis Kleet P/1B Sr.

Alexandra Parkas C Jr.

Outlook: McAlpine, a great defender who didn’t commit an error despite playing every inning, hit .471 with 12 RBIs and 12 runs and Parkas, who hit a team-best .471, lead the Colts. Casalino, a captain, is a vacuum at third who can hurt you with her bat.


Coach: Jim McGowan Sr.

2015 season: 13-8

Key players

Catherine Vaughan P/OF Sr.

Jill Choinski SS So.

Angela Barbone CF Sr.

Kaileen Cain C Jr.

Sam Ferreri 2B/OF Jr.

Outlook: Vaughan, a New Haven commit, is one of the most feared strikeout pitchers with incredible control in Suffolk. Choinski converts from catcher to shortstop to replace standout Kaitlyn Snyder.


Coach: Kim McGinley

2015 season: 12-6

Key players

Taryn McGinley 3B Sr.

Cassandra Cancemi P Jr.

Amanda DeLaura P/OF Jr.

Kristen Plant OF Sr.

Ilayna Guevrekian OF Sr.

Outlook: McGinley, a two-time all county third baseman, leads the offense off a .375 batting average season and ace Cancemi also two-time all county, had a 1.99 ERA last season.


Coach: John McCaffrey

2015 record: 12-11

Key players

Tori Fox C Jr.

Nancy Burns OF So.

Toni Santora SS/3B So.

Genna Ferguson OF Jr.

Lexie Collard OF Jr.

Outlook: The Falcons return seven of 10 starters from last season, led by Fox’s 26 RBIs and .407 average, including .556 (20-for-36) with runners in scoring position. Burns and Santora are young players only getting better with experience.


Coach: Kate Cutrone

2015 record: 1-19

Key players

Courtney Kane P Jr.

Alex Krawczyk C So.

Jenna Piro OF Jr.

Brooke Tenreiro 1B So.

Alexa Promutico OF So.

Outlook: Kane uses an effective screwball and curveball to keep hitters off balanced and Krawczyk commands the game from behind the plate.


Coach: Nicole Torres

2015 record: 2-15

Key players:

Taylor McIntosh C Sr.

Erin Heslin P Jr.

Natalie McIntosh 1B So.

Erin Ehrichs 2B Jr.

Allison Gernavage 3B Sr.

Outlook: Taylor McIntosh, a four-year starter, has .418 varsity average and led the team with 11 RBIs last season. She’s also quick behind the plate, throwing out two-third of runners last year.

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