#3 Mount Sinai Lady Mustangs Season Preview

How does a perennial powerhouse rebound from a heartbreaking loss in the 2018 Long Island Championship Game?  “One game at a time”. That is how Head Coach, Al Bertolone described the approach for the 2019 Mount Sinai Girls Lacrosse team. After winning three consecutive State Championships, the Mustangs lost to, eventual State Champ, Cold Spring Harbor, last season.  With so much playoff success, it is easy to become focused only on results, and you can feel as though you have failed, unless you win the State Championship. While the Mustangs have certainly had their share of victories and Championships, to Coach Bertolone, that is not the only measure of success.  He tries to keep his program focused on the “journey”, not necessarily the destination. “Losing last year, was not a bad thing”, sometimes you “need to fail, to move forward”, Bertolone explained. And that is exactly what this year’s team is looking to do. They are “hungry” and very “motivated”, to return to the top of Class C.

Gone from last year’s County Championship Team, are Meaghan Tyrell (Syracuse) and Meaghan Scutaro (Notre Dame), but the cupboard is far from bare.  The Mustangs have two returning, two time All Americans, in Goalie Emily Lamparter (committed to Maryland) and Midfielder Jenny Markey (committed to Syracuse).  Lamparter will become the starting goalie and show Long Island lacrosse that she is one of the top stoppers. MArkey will be accompanied by Emma Tyrell (committed to Syracuse) and Morgan Mitchell (committed to Stony Brook) at the midfield. This trio can be classified as one of the top midfield units on the island. Another key returner for the Mustangs is Gabby Sartori (committed to Brown).  

Mount Sinai will be strong all over the field, and does not appear to have any real weaknesses. This team has strong leadership from a group of key players. They are a close knit group that worked hard through the summer, played together in several fall tournaments and will compete in a winter league and practice on Sundays.  With so many key players returning, to a team that is dedicated to their “process”, they should have great team chemistry, and once again, be a force in Class C.

Key Losses

Meaghan Scutaro (2018, Notre Dame)

Meaghan Tyrell (2018, Syracuse)

Key Returners

Emma Tyrell (2019 M, Syracuse)

Morgan Mitchell (2019 A, Stony Brook)

Emily Lamparter (2021 GK, Maryland)

Gabby Sartori (2019, Brown)

Jenny Markey (2020 M, Syracuse)

Key Games

Vs. Eastport South Manor

Vs. Mattituck

Vs. West Babylon

Vs. Bayport-Blue Point

Returning STAT Leaders

Emma Tyrell

Morgan Mitchell

Emily Lamparter

Gabby Sartori

Jenny Markey

2018 Honors

Jenny Markey (2020, All-County, 2nd Team, All-American)

Emily Lamparter (2021, Division 2 Rookie of the Year, All-American)

Morgan Mitchell (2019, All-County

Gabby Sartori (2019, All-Division 2)

Emma Tyrell (2019,  All- Division 2)

Playoff History

2018- Long Island Finalists

2017- New York State Champions

2016- New York State Champions

2015- New York State Champions

2014- Suffolk County Finalist

2013- New York State Champions

2012- Suffolk County Finalist

2011- New York State Finalist

2010- Suffolk County Semifinals

2009- Suffolk County Semifinals

Notable Alumni

Erin Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
Colleen McAffrey ( JHU)
Caroline Fitzgerald ( Florida)
Shayna Pirrecca (Florida )
Danielle Dellarocca ( Jacksonville)
Sydney Pirrecca ( Florida)
MaryEllen Carron( Lehigh)
Kasey Mitchell ( SBU)
Jess Demeo ( Bryant )

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