An INSANE amount of talent coming from LI at the NCAA Division 1 Level. Some of that talent being right here in our backyards over at Stony Brook. LILJ looked at numerous criteria to select the players on this list. From stats and accolades, to academics and consistency, the players on this list have demonstrated all the qualities as to what it takes to be the not only the best from Long Island, but the best in the country.
1 Sam Appuzzo, Senior Attacker, West Babylon, Boston College
First ever lacrosse player to win the Tewaaraton Award at BC. Appuzzo was the All- ACC Attacker of the year and First Team All- ACC. An unbelievable 2018 campign, Appuzzo amassed 129 points.
2 Olivia Conti, Junior Defense, St. Anthony’s, Towson
First Team All- America and Tewaarton Award Nominee Conti led the CAA with 52 caused turnovers and ranked seventh nationally with 2.48 caused turnovers per game.
3 Katie Hoeg, Junior Attacker, Mattituck, UNC
A First Team All- America Selection, Hoeg led UNC with a career high and school record 89 points.
4 Jamie Ortega, Sophomore Attacker, Centereach, UNC
Posted what was likely the best freshman season in Carolina history with 86 points, Ortega was named 2018 National Rookie of the Year.
5 Lidsney Ronbeck, Senior Attack, Manhasset, FLorida
Second Team All- American selections, Ronbeck served as the team captain and led the team in goals with 65 and had 81 points on the year. One of 7 Gators to amass over 200 points.
6 Erin Barry, Junior Midfield, Manhasset, Penn
7 Cara Trombetta, Junior Defense, Sachem East, Florida
8 Taryn Ohlmiller, Junior Attacker, Islip, Stony Brook
9 Sydney Pirreca, Senior Midfield, Mount Sinai, Florida
10 Natalie Sulmonte, Senior Attacker, Island Trees, Towson
11 Alyssa Parrella, Junior Midfield, Miller Place, Hofstra
12 Anna Tesoriero, Senior Goalie, Huntington, Stony Brook
13 Kerry Defliese, Junior Defense, Garden City, Syracuse
14 Sabrina Cristodero, Sophomore Defense, St. Anthony’s Florida
15 Ally Kennedy, Junior Midfield, North Babylon, Stony Brook
16 Nicole Levy, Senior Attacker, East Islip, Syracuse
17 Kaitlin Thorton, Sophomore Attack, Ward Melville, Towson
18 Kathryn Halley, Senior Midfield, Manhasset, Princeton
19 Kaitlyn Wandelt, RS Junior Midfield, Sayville, Detroit Mercy
20 Cate Soccodato, Senior Attack, Our Lady of Mercy, Marquette
21 Shannon Kavanagh, Sophomore Midfield, Smithtown East, Florida
22 Keri McCarthy, Senior Midfield, Hauppauge, Stony Brook
23 Taylor Moreno, Sophomore Goalie, Huntington, UNC
24 Michaela Bruno, Junior Attack, Garden City, Georgetown
25 Mackenzie Helberg, Junior Midfield, Smithtown West, Johns Hopkins
Nikki Ortega, Senior Attacker, Centereach, Notre Dame
Emma Degennaro, Junior Attacker, Huntington, Brown
Natalia Lynch, Junior Midfield, Smithtown, Georgetown
Jackie Brattan, Sophomore Attacker, Garden City, Army West Point
Haley Crosson, Senior Goalie, Cold Spring Harbor, Johns Hopkins
Megan Beach, Senior Defense, St. Anthony’s Fairfield