Gregg Sarra's Ultimate Big 10
1. SOUTH SIDE GIRLS SOCCER UNC-bound Crystal Dunn will graduate this week and leaves behind one of the greatest runs in girls’ soccer history. She led the charge as the South Side girls continued to dominate local and state competition South Side won its 13th straight Long Island Class A title in the Fall. It was the Cyclones fifth state crown in six years. Dunn punctuated her high school career with four goals in a 6-0 state championship win over Greece Arcadia. The team had a final record of 17-0-2.
2. GLENN WRESTLING Glenn earned the BIG 10 winter championship as the Knights went undefeated in tournament and dual meet competition. They won the presitgious Union-Endicott duals in Binghamton. The Knights earned the Suffolk team crown and senior Nick Meinsen become the school's first state individual champion in history after he earned the title at 130 pounds at the Times Union Center in Albany. Glenn, the top ranked team in the Large Schools state poll, has won 58 straight dual meets.
3. WEST ISLIP BOYS LACROSSE The spring champion in the BIG 10 was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, and finished the season on a 21-game winning streak to win its second straight Class A state titles. West Islip beat Fairport, 13-5, to make it four state crowns in the last five years. Nicky Galasso concluded a historic career at West Islip by breaking the Long Island scoring record. He had seven points (one goal, six assists) in the title game to finish with an even 500.
4. GARDEN CITY GIRLS LACROSSE The Trojans captured the school's fifth straight Class B state title with a resounding 20-10 win over Bedford's Fox Lane. It is the 11th state crown for the program. Barbara Sullivan was named tournament MVP after she had four goals and three assists in the title game. They finished 21-0.
5. GARDEN CITY FOOTBALL A Long Island Class II championship and nine shutouts earned the Trojans a spot in our top five. They beat previously unbeaten North Babylon, 9-6, on Ryan Norton’s 38-year field goal to win the prize. They allowed only 28 points in a 12-0 season.
6. MANHASSET BOYS LACROSSE The Indians won their second straight state Class C title and extended their state-best winning streak to 36 games with a 19-6 blowout over Corning East. Manhasset had beaten Putnam Valley, 13-4, in the semis and Glenn, 11-7, in the LIC. Drew Belinsky led a balanced attack with nine goals in the three games last week.
7. LINDENHURST BASEBALL The Bulldogs earned the school's first Class AA state title with a 15-2 rout of Guilderland The offense pounded 18 hits and took a 13-0 second inning lead and cruised to the title. Junior lefty Rich Vrana finished 9-0 after he tossed a four-hitter in a 3-0 semifinal win over Valley Central. Senior outfielder Jimmy Briggs earned the Yastrzemski Award presented to Suffolk’s top player. It was also the Bulldogs first county title in 37 years.
8. BAY SHORE SOFTBALL Senior Liz Weber pitched a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Cicero-North Syracuse as the Marauders (27-1) claimed the state Class AA title. It was Bay Shore's seventh state crown and first since 2005.
9. COMSEWOGUE BOYS SOCCER The Warriors had a 20-1-1 record, finishing the season on a 20-game win streak, to earn the school’s second consecutive state Class A title with a 2-0 win over New Hartford. They allowed one goal in six post-season wins.
10. SACHEM EAST GIRLS BASKETBALL Boston College-bound Kristen Doherty scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had six steals as Sachem East won the state Class AA championship with a 50-44 win over Shenendehowa. Kristen Doherty's sophomore sister, Meagan, had 18 points on 7-for-14 from the field, including four three-pointers.