It’s been a little over 2 months since September 1st where the Junior class can be contacted by college coaches, and a lot of good 21’s have been locked up, but there is still a lot of talented uncommitted girls out on the market. The LILJ listed the top uncommitted 2021 girls that college coaches should have on their radar.
In alphabetical order:
Jack McDonald (2020, D, South Side) – Stony Brook: Jack had a tremendous Junior Year receiving Honorable Mention All County. He’s an athletic defenseman that can play both close and LSM. He can also transition from D to O very well. He will play a vital role on this year’s South Side team.
Jeff Long has been at the helm of the Ithaca program for more than 30 years. During his three plus decade tenure at Ithaca, he received more than a fair share of accolades. In 2010 he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame, a year earlier he was voted Empire Eight Coach of the Year, something he got on six separate occasions, most recently in 2016. The 2016 season was special for Long and the Bombers. They set a program record with 20 victories, that team advanced to the elite of the tournament. The team has not achieved that level of success since 2016, but now with a brand new crop of talent the 2020 iteration of the Bombers appears to be destined for making some noise.
The Biscardi twins are great talents, their skill sets are different and that is exactly what makes them such a potent duo. Missy plays midfield and she flies all over the field. There isn’t much she can’t do. She put in 27 goals and added 8 assists during her senior year at Sacred Heart. The Spartan team in 2019 was excellent defensively, anchored by Cubby. Cubby was a defensive stalwart and was a big part of the Sacred Heart success in 2019.
Emma Ward, is there anything she can’t do? The supremely talented senior just capped off a soccer season for the ages. The Babylon Panthers went 14-5 on the year, including eight shutout victories, and breezed through the playoffs in route to the Long Island Championship game. They matched up against a very talented Carle Place team, and behind Ward’s 12 save performance they won 2-1. After conceding the first goal of the game, Emma shutout Carle Place in the second half and Babylon reclaimed the Island’s crown. With just a few weeks to rest, Emma is already gearing up for basketball season. Last year was a down year for the Panthers finishing below .500 on the season. Emma however was a bright spot, putting up over 13 points a game. With her recent success on the soccer field, Emma is more motivated than ever to keep the momentum rolling into basketball season. There is nothing quite as satisfying as the taste of victory, and she is still very hungry.
Touchdown Teresky! Nick Teresky just wrapped up a phenomenal senior season on the football field. The Wantagh running back rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored a whopping 15 TDs. The one pass Nick threw went for a 19 yard. Wantagh went 7-3 and qualified for the Nassau Conference III playoffs. Nick embodied the spirit of a Warrior during their quarterfinal match against Mineola. He ran it in for two scores and even recovered a fumble while on defense. Unfortunately, Wantagh’s season came to an end that night; a hard fought one touchdown loss 28-21.
John Calabria has taken Syosset and turned into a town that’s known for very good lacrosse. With five county championships and 2 long islands under his built, the Braves of Syosset have become one of Long Island’ top programs. Year after year, Coach Calabria gets the most out of his players with his tireless effort, unlimited experience, and passion for molding boys into young men. What’s most amazing, players consistently come through his program prepared to take on the college game at some of America’s premier programs. Mac O’Keefe (Penn State), Lucas Kotler (Yale), the Cohen brothers (Harvard), to name a few, are all studletes who have come through John Calabria’s guidance before dominating at the next level.
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