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Top high school athletes for the week ending April 26, 2014

Hills East's first singles player Zain Ali hits

Hills East's first singles player Zain Ali hits a backhand during his match against Hills West's Aziz Rashidzada. (May 21, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

ZAIN ALI

H. H. Hills East, tennis

He improved to 13-0 with four wins at first singles. Ali had a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cooper Lacetera of Westhampton.

MITCH CALANDRA

Floral Park, baseball

He went 8-for-12 in a three-game series against Lynbrook, with two RBIs, two runs, a double and a home run. He also struck out 10 over six innings in an extra-inning loss to Floral Park.

SOPHIE DANDOLA

Seaford, softball

She went 5-for-5 with three home runs and a triple and drove in 12 runs in a 20-9 win over Bellmore JFK.

STEVEN FOSTER

Sachem North, baseball

He went 5-for-6 with five RBIs, including the go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning of Sachem's 19-11 victory over Lindenhurst. He was 4-for-8 with three RBIs in two wins over Central Islip.

SAMANTHA GIACOLONE

Eastport-South Manor, lacrosse

She made eight of her 14 saves in the second half and overtime as the Sharks rallied to beat rival Sayville, 7-6.

DANNY GROSSMAN

Port Washington, lacrosse

He scored seven goals in a win over Calhoun and had the winning goal at 2:47 into overtime in a 9-8 win over Farmingdale.

NATALIE LEDWITZ

Port Washington, lacrosse

She scored seven goals against Glen Ridge (N.J.) and had five goals and three assists in a win over South Side.

MATT LUCARELLI

Harborfields, baseball

He hit a two-out, three-run, sixth-inning homer to tie it at 6 in an 8-6 win over Islip. He also earned the win with four innings of relief.

ERIK MIKELINICH

Half Hollow Hills West, lacrosse

He made 13 saves including two from point-blank range during the final 3:00 to seal a 12-11 win over Riverhead. He had nine saves in a 10-9, hard-fought loss to West Islip.

BRIAN MORRELL

Shoreham-Wading River, baseball

He threw his second straight no-hitter, with eight strikeouts and five walks in a 4-0 win over Miller Place.

ERIC RAMSAY

Bay Shore, tennis

He went 3-0 at first singles, including a decision over Frank Artusa which keyed a 4-3 win over previously unbeaten East Islip.

TONIMARIE VALERIANO

Mepham, softball

Allowed four hits, struck out 11 and hit the go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning in a 3-2 win over unbeaten East Meadow.

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