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Babylon's Allie Stanya pitches against Depew in the

Babylon's Allie Stanya pitches against Depew in the Class B state semifinal game in South Glens Falls, N.Y., Saturday, June 10, 2017. Credit: Hans Pennink

Katie Burk, East Islip, 3B, Sr.

With as strong of an arm as any player on Long Island and a consistent glove at third base, Burk committed only three errors while playing every inning last season. She hit .451 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in a Suffolk Class AA championship season.

Love’ Drumgole, Mount Sinai, SS, Sr.

A two-time Newsday All-Long Island selection, Drumgole is a true five-tool player with her eyes set on setting some Suffolk records. She hit .673 with 39 RBIs, 35 runs and 29 steals for the Suffolk Class A champions last season.

Sam MacPherson, Sachem North, CF, Sr.

Already Sachem North’s record holder in hits, RBIs and doubles, coach Ken Sasso said, MacPherson returns after hitting .462 with three home runs and 16 RBIs last season.

Lauren Ramos, Westhampton, C, Sr.

One of the few catchers to call a game by herself behind the plate, Ramos is as valuable as any player on Long Island. The Molloy commit hit .533 with 18 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, 28 RBIs and 29 runs last season.

Jayna Rios, Floyd, SS, Sr.

The five-year varsity player has the ability to drive the ball to all fields with power, hitting 11 home runs last season.

Lyndsey Shaw, Sayville, C, Sr.

Playing on varsity since seventh grade, Shaw has provided consistency for the Golden Flashes. She hit .605 with 30 extra-base hits, including seven home runs, with 45 RBIs and 35 runs last season. She’s committed to play at Albany.

Allie Stanya, Babylon, P, Sr.

Stanya tossed a perfect game and three no-hitters to lead the Panthers to a 24-1 record with a 0.70 ERA, only allowing 11 earned runs with 183 strikeouts in 110 innings. She hit .559 for the Long Island Class B champions with 49 runs and 35 RBIs. She’s committed to play at Queens College.

Gianna Venuti, Commack, 2B, Sr.

One of the quickest players in Suffolk, the Adelphi commit hit .368 with 19 runs, 19 stolen bases and 11 RBIs last season.

Jillian Weinstein, Half Hollow Hills West, P/1B, Sr.

With the potential to drive the ball over the fence every time she steps to the plate, Weinstein hit nine home runs with nine doubles and 46 RBIs last season, batting .526. Committed to Sacred Heart University, she also pitched to a 2.94 ERA with 59 strikeouts.

Emily Whitman, Comsewogue, SS, Sr.

She hit .588 with a 1.577 OPS with four home runs, 30 RBIs, 27 runs, 20 stolen bases and struck out one time last season. A versatile and athletic infielder, she possess one of the best arms on Long Island and is committed to play at Adelphi next year.

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