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GIRLS UNITED

COACHES

Coaches are the key to effective personal,
team and group development.

IT'S AMAZING HOW FAR
YOU CAN GO;
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE
BELIEVED IN YOU.
Eddie Robinson

"Coaching is a profession of love.
You can't coach people unless you love them."
- Eddie Robinson

Passion and Love

We know we can change lives with a single word, a single pat on the back, and a single conversation that says "I believe in you". Coaching is about being passionate, and loving the game you teach, so our players will play with passion and love.

Eddie Robinson

"What makes a good coach?
Complete dedication."
- George Halas

UNITED

JESTER GIRLS

"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her." -- Mia Hamm

Eddie Robinson

"I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try."
- Nikki Giovanni

OUR GIRLS UNITED

COACHES

Ara Parasheghian

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."
- Ara Parasheghian

Jen Appleton

ABOUT ME

My name is Jennifer Appleton and I am from Bethpage, New York where I was a multiple sport athlete throughout my childhood. I attended Bethpage High School where I developed quickly earning myself a Varsity role in three different sports. All four years of my High School career I played at the Varsity level in Lacrosse, Soccer and Basketball earning myself All-County honors. Team Captain on all three teams capped off my unremarkable High School career. I then attended SUNY Cortland where I continued my athletic career as well as my leadership role serving as Team Captain before receiving my degree.

I currently teach in the Levittown school district since 1998 and have coached Varsity soccer, middle school lacrosse, middle school basketball and middle school volleyball. Currently holding a US Lacrosse coaching certificate.

  • Bethpage High School 3 year Varsity player
  • All County Honors
  • Team Captain / 3 different sports
  • SUNY Cortland
  • Coaching experience w 4 different sports
Olivia Battista

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SUNY Binghampton 2015- present
  • played at Massapequa High School

Before BinghamtonFour-year letterwinner at Massapequa High School
  • Earned all-county in junior season
  • NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete
  • Also competed in basketball
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • PersonalParents are Richard an Dawn Batista
  • Major is undecided

Career Highs
  • Goals: 1, 3x, last vs. Quinnipiac (February 27, 2016)
  • Assists: 2, vs. Niagra (February 20, 2016)
  • Points: 1, 3x, last vs. Quinnipiac (February 27,2016)
  • Ground Balls: 1, vs. Quinnipiac (February 27, 2016)
  • Cause Turnovers: 1, 2x, last vs. Quinnipiac (February 27, 2016)
  • Draw Control: 1, 4x, last vs. Quinnipiac (February 27, 2016)
Kevin Baudo
Mikaela Brightman
Jerry Caramelli

St John the Baptist High School

* 4 year Varsity player at St John the Baptist * 1986 / 1987 Captain St John the Baptist Lacrosse Team

1986

* Member of The 1986 Long Island Empire State Team Gold Medal Champs * 1986 Catholic H.S. First Team All League player * 1986 Catholic H.S. Co All American

1987

* 1987 Catholic H.S. First Team All League player * 1987 Catholic H.S Co All American * St John the Baptist 1987 Graduate, ~1988,1989,1990 Roanoke College Maroons

1992/ 1993/ 1994, 1995

Assistant Lacrosse Coach at St John the Baptist

1990- 1999

Director/LI Summer Lacrosse League

2004 - 2014

Massapequa PAL Coach

2005-2014

Head Coach 2019 Jester Boys Travel Team

2017-current

Massapequa Mustangs Head Coach 2017 11 year old Nassau County Champions

LI Jester Girls United Lacrosse

Club Director
Paige Craig

As a Freshman (2015)

Craig appeared in 14 contests for the Big Red during her rookie campaign in 2015. She made her collegiate debut against Temple on 2/21. She tallied her first collegiate goal and point in the victory over Binghamton on 3/11. She added a pair of ground balls in the victory against Brown on 3/21. She posted one caused turnover and one draw control at California on 3/29. She also added a ground ball and caused turnover against nationally ranked Penn State on 4/14.

Before Cornell

Paige Craig

Craig showed impressive growth throughout her lacrosse career at Wantagh, emerging as one of the top talents in the Northeast during her final season. She helped the Warriors to a conference championship in her sophomore season, while also earning All-Nassau County Honorable Mention in her sophomore and junior seasons. She broke out with an amazing senior season, earning All-Nassau County and Second Team All-Long Island recognition. The accolades continued at the conclusion of the season, as she garnered US Lacrosse All-American recognition. She was also selected to take part in the Long Island All-American All-Star Game, pitting all-stars from Nassau County against all-stars from Suffolk County. Academically, she was named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American and was also the recipient of The United States Army Scholar Athlete Award her senior year.

Personal

Paige Elizabeth Craig is the daughter of Scott and Joan Craig. She has two siblings; older sister Kaleigh and younger brother Kyle. Her father was a four year varsity member of UMass Mens Lacrosse ('85-'89), while her sister Kayleigh is currently a member of Northwestern Women's Lacrosse '16.

COLLEGE

  • Cornel University
Kaleigh Craig

Four-year letterwinner in High School

Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and cross country

First Team All- American in 2012

Honor Roll student

Member of National Honor Society and an Academic All-American.

2015

tarting attacker that returned after missing final eight games of 2014 season ... Finished second on the team and sixth in the Big Ten with a career-high 46 goals ... Added six assists to finish second on the team and 11th in the Big Ten with 52 points ... Scored at least two goals in 16 games, including 12 straight from March 29 to May 10 ... Capped the run of consecutive multi-goal games with a career-high five goals in the NCAA Tournament Second Round against Notre Dame on May 10 ... Scored four goals on three other occassions and three goals three times ... Scored game-winning goal with 13 seconds left in overtime to give the Wildcats a 9-8 win over No. 11 Penn on April 5 ... Academic All-Big Ten Selection.

2014

Dynamic offensive scoring threat who moved from midfield to attack over the course of the season ... Named a second-team All-ALC honoree despite missing the last eight of 2014 games with an injury suffered on April 13 ... Was the team leader with 27 goals at the time of her injury ... Scored three points (2g, 1a) in NU's season-opening 13-12 victory over No. 8 Virginia ... Against Duke, set a career high with four goals, including the eventual game-winner ... Named the ALC Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 25 ... One goal and one assist vs. Notre Dame with a career-best three draw controls ... Recorded her second four-goal game and set a personal best with five points at Michigan ... Scored twice at Syracuse ... Scored three goals on three shots at No. 10 UMass ... Pair of goals in NU's upset of No. 1 North Carolina ... Scored a hat trick vs. Vanderbilt and netted two against Johns Hopkins ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2013

Kayleigh Craig Regular contributor in Northwestern midfield, playing in 22 games with one start ... In her collegiate debut, contributed two ground balls and two caused turnovers to win over UMass ... Scored her first career goal off an 8-meter attempt vs. USC ... Notched a goal and first career assist in win at Johns Hopkins ... Recorded a ground ball and her first draw control at Navy ... One goal in win over No. 8 Penn State ... One caused turnover vs. Virginia ... Scored her fourth goal of the year in win over Duke and scored for a second straight game against Stanford ... Two ground balls at Florida ... Goal at Notre Dame ... Scored one goal vs. Penn ... Scored NU's first goal in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. Stanford ... Secured a draw control in NCAA quarterfinal victory over Penn State.

Personal

Born Kaleigh Anne Craig ... Daughter of Scott and Joan Craig ... Father played lacrosse (defense) at the University of Massachusetts and was a teammate of Northwestern volunteer assistant coach Scott Hiller ... Chose Northwestern over Princeton ... Played against current Wildcats Christina Esposito and Kara Mupo in high school ... Majoring in communications.

College

  • Northwestern University
Cara Douglass

ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Cara Douglas and I am from West Islip, New York. Starting lacrosse at young age, I was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player at West Islip High School where I earned All County and All League status. For Summer League I played For the Love of the Game, under my now Head Coach, Meghan McNamara at LIU Post where I am a Junior majoring in childhood education. As a member of the LIU Post Women’s Lacrosse Team I am a two year starting Midfielder/Defender, making it to the Division II semifinals in 2014 and being ECC Conference Champions in 2015.

2015

Started all 19 games ... tied for third on the team with 34 goals, and was fifth on the squad in points (41) ... scooped up 34 ground balls, caused 13 turnovers and won 18 draw controls ... scored four goals in three separate contests, the first of which was a 13-2 throttling of Mercy on Mar. 4 ... won a season-high three draws against Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 21) ... collected a career-high five points (4G, 1A) in 16-6 romp versus Findlay (Mar. 29) ... notched four ground ball pickups against West Chester on Apr. 22 ... scored four goals in the ECC Championship Game, an 11-6 triumph over Dowling on May 2.

2014

Stepped onto the field in all 20 games (seven starts) ... collected 23 points (21 G, 2 A) on the year, alongside 23 ground balls, 17 draws and nine caused turnovers ... netted three goals in four different games, spanning from Mar. 5 to Mar. 19 ... notched a pair of goals in an 18-4 victory over Molloy (Apr. 5) ... scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers in an 11-9 win against Stonehill (Apr. 12).

Prior to LIU Post

Two-Time All-County honoree at West Islip High School ... recipient of the Ground Ball Award in 2012 ... scored at least 25 goals in each of her three seasons on the varsity squad, including a career-best 40 tallies in her senior year ... finished with 150 career points (99 G, 51 A).

Personal

Has two sisters, Kelly and Patricia, and one brother, Jack ... daughter of James and Sheila Douglas ... her father, James, played lacrosse at SUNY Cortland from 1982-85 ... majoring in education.

Highlights

  • CW Post 2012 - present
  • Starting Midfielder at CW Post
  • Played at West Islip High School
Andrea Fernecsik

ABOUT ME

Hi my name is Andrea Ferencsik and I'm from Holbrook, NY. I first started playing lacrosse in 7th grade and went on to play in high school at Sachem North where I spent 3 years on varsity earning captain as well as all county. During high school I played travel lacrosse for Long Island Yellow Jackets. Soon after I committed to LIU Post where I went on to play for two years becoming a part of the division two semifinal team as well as winning an ECC championship. Following LIU, I began coaching with Doc's NYC lacrosse.

2015

  • Played in 15 games
  • scored her first career goal in 20-2 victory over UDC (Apr. 10)
  • added an assist in 18-1 lashing of Queens (N.Y.) on Apr. 26
  • scooped up five total ground balls on the season, including three against the Knights.

2014

Red-shirted the season.

Prior to LIU Post

  • Went to Sachem North High School
  • played three seasons of varsity lacrosse.

Personal

  • Has one brother, Danny
  • daughter of Joe and Theresa Ferencsik
  • majoring in physical and health education.
Shelby Fredericks

ABOUT ME

Draw Control Coach

  • Northwestern all-time, and single season draw control record holder -third all-time in assists at Northwestern University
  • Tewaarton Top 25 nominee
  • 4th overall draft pic for the UWLX 2018 collegiate draft

PICS

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pinnacle performance
@Pinnacleperformancelax
Brianna Gibbons

ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Brianna Gibbons and I am from Massapequa, New York. I have been playing lacrosse for as long as I can remember. I was the Captain of the JV team and a three year Varsity Lacrosse player at massapequa High School, making it to the semi-finals of the Nassau County Championship all three years. I played summer league for the Long Island Liberty Organization. I am currently a Junior at LIU Post, majoring in Public Relations. I am a starting defender for the Women’s Lacrosse team where I have made it to the semi-finals of the National Championship in 2014 and were also the 2015 ECC Conference Champions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CW Post 2012 - present
  • Starting Defensive Player at CW Post
  • Played at Massapequa High School
Kasey Kephart

ABOUT ME

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-10
Hometown: Nesconset, N.Y.
Previous School: Hauppauge

2015

Played in eight games in cage for the Pioneers, and also saw time in the field ... in net, posted a 2-0 record with a .556 save percentage and a 3.71 goals-against average over 193:51 ... made two saves and earned victories over Holy Family (Feb. 28) and Mercy (Mar. 4) ... stopped five shots in the team's 20-11 romp of Philadelphia on Mar. 19 ... scored her first career goal in a 20-2 annihilation of UDC (Apr. 10) ... made three saves in net as team defeated Queens (N.Y.), 18-1, on Apr. 26.

2014

Stood tall between the pipes in four contests ... stopped a shot in wins over Saint Leo (Mar. 13) and Queens (Mar. 22)

2013

Saw action in four games... totaled 5:39 between the pipes... made her first collegiate save against Roberts Wesleyan (Apr. 21).

Prior to LIU Post

Played three years of varsity lacrosse for Abby Zeltman helped the Eagles to a Division 2 Championship and a Suffolk County finals appearance in her senior season, and a Suffolk County Class B Championship in her junior year was a two-time Suffolk County All-Tournament selection LIU Posted a .588 save percentage, making 81 stops and allowing 57 goals in 2011 also played varsity volleyball and was an All-League basketball player.

Personal

Younger of Richard and Kim's two daughters has an older sister, Kara also enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and basketball favorite athlete is Hope Solo, and person she admires most is her high school teacher, Stacy Lasurdo aspires to teach, coach, and work with disabled children majoring in childhood education with a double minor in psychology and special education.
Erin Kollar

ABOUT ME

My name is Erin Kollar and I am from East Islip, New York where I began developing skills playing lacrosse at a very, very early age. As a three year varsity player and Team Captain I always felt most comfortable in a leadership role. In carrying out my leadership role I was fortunate enough to earn All-League honors both junior and senior year. I then attended SUNY Cortland from 2008 ~ 2012 where I continued my lacrosse career as well as my leadership role at the attack position. After a very successful four year lacrosse career and earning my degree from SUNY Cortland I returned home to East Islip Long Island where I quickly earned a Head coaching job for the J.V Woman's lacrosse team at Massapequa High School.

I spend my off season coaching various camps and clinics such as Camp Zim-Zim hosted by Megan and Leigh-Anne Zimmer as well as other organized clinics.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SUNY Cortland 2008 - 2012
  • Played at East Islip High School
  • Position: Attack

  • Erin is a 2008 graduate of East Islip
  • Three-year member of the lacrosse team
  • Earned all-league honors as a junior and senior
  • Team captain as a senior
  • Two-year starter in volleyball
  • Competed in indoor track for two seasons
Taylor Kruter

2014

Started all 20 games in her senior season as a team co-captain...Posted 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points on the year...Picked up 18 ground balls and caused seven turnovers...Tallied a career-high seven points with three goals and four assists in the ECAC Quarterfinal game against SUNY Canton (5/7).

2013

Team captain ... Appeared in five games in an injury-shortened season ... Scored a goal against Lycoming ... Caused two turnovers.

2012

Team captain ... Started 12 games in midfield, playing all 17 ... Scored 19 goals with two assists ... Scored two hat tricks (vs. Immaculata and Elizabethtown) with seven multi-goal games ... Had 16 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and seven caused turnovers

2011

Started all 16 games in midfield ... Scored 11 goals and had 10 assists (third on the team) ... Went 4-for-12 on free-position chances ... Second on the team with 37 draw controls ... Won 30 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers.

High School/Personal

Team MVP and captain ... Earned school's Outstanding Athlete Award ... Earned scholar-athlete award ... Also captain and an all-conference member of the basketball team ... Also played soccer ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... National Spanish Honor Society member ... Athletes Helping Athletes Club ... Twin brother, Andrew, is on the LVC's men's lacrosse team ... Older brother, Brandon, played lacrosse at Ursinus ... Daughter of Valene and Michael Kruter ... Business administration major.
Natalie Melaniff

2011

Saw action in seven games for the Orange and Blue, collecting two ground balls and a draw control Saw action on the road against Cornell...Won her first draw control in the Orange and Blue against Fairfield... Saw action against Colgate...Recorded her first ground balls as a Gator, notching two against Temple... Saw action against UMBC, Denver and Jacksonville.

2010

Appeared in eight games for the Gators as a true freshman...Came in on defense in the win at Le Moyne... Saw action in the win over Marist...Came off the bench in the loss at JHU...Saw action on defense in the win over SBU...Had one shot in the road win at La Salle...Played but did not record a stat in the season opener against Jacksonville, against No. 17 New Hampshire and against Oregon.

Before Florida

Natalie Melaniff Four-year member of Wantagh H.S. team...Played for Coach Bobbi Colavita... Team played for the Nassau County Class B Championships three years in a row...Was an All-Nassau County selection in 2008...Chosen as the Wantagh High School Junior Female Athlete of the year 2007-08... Member of the 2007 and 2008 National Schoolgirls Tournament Team...Named the Merrill Lynch Student-Athlete of the Week...Also played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team for five years...Won the Galaxy Cup Championship in 2005 and 2007...Team was a finalist at the 2008 All-American Showcase...Also played basketball and soccer in high school...An All-Conference soccer player in 2006 and All-Class in 2007... Won the Sportsmanship Award in basketball.

Major: Education

  • University of Florida 2009-2011
  • SUNY Cortland 2011-2013
  • All American (2012)
  • Played at Wantagh High School
Olivia Murray

#14 Olivia Murray

Position: D
Class: Junior
Hometown: Bellmore, N.Y.
High School: Kellenberg

As a Junior in 2016: Stats

  • Northeast-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
  • Played in 16 games and started eight on the season.
  • Finished with 14 caused turnovers and nine groundballs.
  • Had two caused turnovers in the win over Merrimack on 3/12.
  • Recorded two groundballs and two caused turnovers on 3/15 against St. Thomas Aquinas.
  • Had one caused turnover against New Haven on 3/21.
  • Recorded one groundball and one caused turnover in the win against Saint Leo on 3/26.
  • Had one groundball and two caused turnovers against Adelphi on 3/30.
  • Contributed one caused turnover against Saint Anselm on 4/2.
  • Had one groundball and two caused turnovers against Bentley on 4/5.
  • Tallied two groundballs and two caused turnovers against Stonehill on 4/7.
  • Had one caused turnover against Le Moyne on 4/23.
  • Recorded two groundballs and one caused turnover against Southern New Hampshire on 4/30.

Before Southern Connecticut State University:

  • All-Region selection at Nassau Community College...
  • Helped the team win the regional title...
  • Team captain...
  • Played scholastically at Kellenberg (N.Y.) High...
  • Also a member of the indoor track and field team.

Before attending Southern Connecticut State University, I played at Nassau Community college for two years. My sophomore year I was named captain and we lost in Nationals against Onondaga Community College. However, we were the 2015 NJCAA District "D" champions and 2015 Region XV champions. For my senior year, I was named captain of my lacrosse team for Southern Connecticut.
Eric Petrullo

1995-present

Massapequa PAL
Girls Coordinator/Coach
  • Organize and implement clinics and practices
  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/responsible for fundraising events
  • Purchase and distribute necessary apparel and equipment for entire girls program
  • Organize and coach Mohawk Travel Teams within Massapequa PAL

2009-2015

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

Head Coach
  • Organize daily off season/in season practice schedules’
  • Responsible for on campus/off campus recruiting as per NCAA Division II guidelines
  • Responsible for purchase of all equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for scheduling
  • Organize community service events
  • Organize/Responsible for all fundraising events
  • Responsible for disbursement of athletic financial aid to student athletes
  • Daily communication/meetings with Athletic Dept. Administration
  • Responsible for scouting and game plan preparation and implementation
  • Served as Offensive Coordinator
  • Supervised coaching staff

2007-2009

Assistant Coach

  • Implement and manage programs for competitive NCAA Division II lacrosse team
  • Defensive Coordinator (goals against average of 8.3 goals per game)
  • Coordinate team travel, recruiting, fundraising, retention and administrative responsibilities
  • Work in conjunction with athletic operations to design and implement game day procedures

2003-present

Town of Hempstead
Hempstead, NY
Lacrosse Coordinator
  • Implementation/Administration of Winter/Summer Lacrosse Leagues: Boys and Girls
  • Implementation/Administration of Summer Lacrosse Camps: Boys and Girls
  • Responsible for purchasing equipment and apparel
  • Responsible for supervision of Town of Hempstead staff

1999-2006

East Meadow SD, Hicksville SD, Holy Trinity NY
Lacrosse Coach
  • Teaching fundamentals and basic lacrosse skills to student athletes (grades 7-12)
  • Served as Head and Assistant Coach

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2 All-Americans
  • 15 All-ECC players
  • 2013 Highest GPA in ECC
  • 46-42 overall record
  • Nationally recognized last 4 years (highest national ranking of #8)

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1994-1997 Player NYIT Midfield under Hall of Fame Coach Jack Kaley
  • 1997 Member of NYIT National Championship team
  • 1994 Member of NYIT National runner up

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Coach/Recruiter (NCAA)
  • American Red Cross Certified (CPR/AED)
Kerri Puckhaber

2017 (As a junior)

Saw time in 15 contests, registering eight points on six goals and two assists … scored in each of the final two games of the season against No. 19 Ohio State (May 5) and No. 1 Maryland (May 6) in the Big Ten Tournament … scored a key second half goal in the 13-12 win over No. 15 Ohio State (April 21) … notched a goal in the 18-13 win over Hofstra (March 25) … scored one goal on one shot at Temple (March 9) … had a two-point day (1g, 1a) to begin the season in a win at Villanova (Feb. 12).

2015 (As a freshman

Only freshman to appear in all 18 games ... made nine starts on the year ... led all rookies with eight goals, four assists and 12 points ... recorded her third multi-point performance of the year with a goal and an assist against No. 5/5 Northwestern (April 10) ... extended her points streak to four-straight games with a goal at No. 12/8 Stony Brook (March 24) ... posted a goal and an assist against Hofstra (March 18) ... broke out with a four-point game at No. 15/17 James Madison, scoring two goals and tallying two assists (March 14) ... scored the first goal of her career against Temple (March 11) ... collected a pair of ground balls against Monmouth (Feb. 25) ... made the first appearance of her career in the season opener against Villanova (Feb. 14).

Prior to Rutgers

Two-year letterwinner at St. Anthony's High School ... team captured the 2012 and 2013 league championship title ... squad was ranked nationally both years, finishing third in 2012 and second in 2013 ... member of the 2011 junior varsity championship team ... also a two year volleyball letterwinner at St. Anthony's ... her 2012 team advanced to the playoffs and her 2013 team won the league championship title ... two-time all-league selection ... member of the 2010 and 2011 junior varsity team ... team captured the 2011 league championship title.

Personal

Daughter of John a Kathleen ... has four siblings: John, Jamie, Kristi, and Jack ... her brother, John, plays lacrosse at Hofstra University ... cousins Tommy, Jimmy and Jenna Davis all play lacrosse at Princeton University, while cousin Timmy plays at Maryland.
Peter Scavone

ABOUT ME

  • Assistant coach St. John the Baptist High School-Varsity lacrosse
  • Assistant coach 2018 and 2019 Long Island Jesters lacrosse
  • Assistant coach St. John the Baptist High School- Freshman football
  • Head coach 2021 East Islip Redmen PAL lacrosse
  • Received full athletic scholarship to Villanova University, '91
  • National Honor Society
  • CHSLL All League Defenseman - St. John the Baptist High School - 1986 and 1987
  • CHSFL All League Linebacker - St. John the Baptist High School - 1985 and 1986
Jeff Speed

Position Defense

Height 5-7
Class Jr.
Hometown East Meadow, NY
Major Early Education

2016

  • Started all 16 games...
  • First year captain of the team, Led the team with 16 caused turnovers...
  • Recorded 26 ground balls and six draw controls...
  • Picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers in season opener against Vassar on March 5...
  • Controlled two draws against Fredonia on April 16.

2015

  • Started all 14 games
  • Recorded 17 groundballs and five caused turnovers
  • Won two draw controls on the season
  • Notched four ground balls against Vassar on April 14
  • Tallied two ground balls versus Geneseo on April 2
  • Scooped up two ground balls at Potsdam on April 7
  • Registered a pair of ground balls against Cortland on April 18.

Prior to New Paltz

  • Transferred from Nassau Community College...
  • 2013 graduate of East Meadow High School.
Bill Taylor

ABOUT BILL

Coach Bill Taylor has been a Coach/Director of the Massapequa lacrosse club since 2007. In 2014 his LISGYLL 7th/8th grade girls went undefeated and won the Championship.

From 1998-2002 Coach Taylor was the Asst. Baseball Coach and Recruiting coordinator for Briarcliffe College taking his teams to NJCAA Division 1 baseball championships two out the five years he coached. Many of Coach Taylor's recruits went on to play Division 1 at four yr Universities and to the professionals.

From 2002-2016 he was a recruiter and partner for Meister Sports Management which represents Professional baseball players. Coach Taylor has three daughters all who are active in lacrosse and his eldest will be attending Binghamton University in 2018 on a Division 1 Scholarship.

Stefani Vagelatos

ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Stefani Vagelatos and I am from Port Jeff Station, New York. I started playing lacrosse at a young age (5th grade) where I continued to play throughout middle school, high school and college. I was a 4 year varsity lacrosse player at Comsewogue high school where I was named captain and earned All County. During the summers I played on the Suffolk County Allstars travel team for four years. I continued my lacrosse career at LIU Post where I became a four year starter for the Pioneers, making it the Division II semifinals in 2014 and won the ECC division II conference championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Stefani T. Vagelatos

2016: All-ECC Second Team

  • started in all 18 games that she played in
  • finished third on the team in points (55) and assists (18)
  • fourth in goals (37)
  • got off to a hot start with a seven-goal performance in a season-opening 21-0 victory over Nyack (Mar. 1)
  • added five points (3 G, 2 A) in a 15-2 win versus Assumption (Mar. 8)
  • totaled seven points (5 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 triumph at Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 19)
  • registered five goals and an assist for a six-point day in a 16-6 win against Molloy (Mar. 23)
  • had four points (3 G, 1 A) in a 9-5 victory at St. Thomas Aquinas (Apr. 16)
  • tallied three points (2 G, 1 A) in back-to-back wins at Saint Anselm (Apr. 21) and Queens (Apr. 23)
  • posted a four-point showing (2 G, 2 A) in an 11-4 triumph over No. 20 Stonehill (Apr. 26).

2015

  • IWLCA All-North Region Second Team
  • All-ECC Second Team
  • started all 19 games
  • was second on the team with 41 goals and third on the squad in total points (57)
  • also collected 20 ground balls
  • scored five goals in the team's 15-9 win over Bentley on Mar. 12
  • collected five points (4 G, 1 A) in wins against UDC (Apr. 10) and Queens (N.Y.) (Apr. 26)
  • had a six-point performance, with two goals and four assists in the ECC semifinal victory versus Molloy on Apr. 30.

2014

  • ECC Rookie of the Week (Apr. 29)
  • played in all 20 games (19 starts)
  • ranked third on the team and eighth in the conference in points (60)
  • tied for third on the team and ninth in the ECC in goals (44)
  • listed fourth on the team and 10th in the conference in assists (16)
  • tallied a hat trick in a 13-5 win against Le Moyne (Mar. 5)
  • totaled five points (3 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 victory over Southern New Hampshire (Mar. 8)
  • posted a four-point showing (3 G, 1 A) in a 17-2 drubbing of Bentley (Mar. 12)
  • scored three goals in a 19-6 triumph at Saint Leo (Mar. 13)
  • collected two goals and an assist in a 22-2 win versus Holy Family (Mar. 15)
  • boasted a five-point effort (3 G, 2 A) in a 23-1 rout of Mercy (Mar. 19)
  • amassed four points (2 G, 2 A) in a 16-2 victory at Queens (Mar. 22)
  • compiled five points (4 G, 1 A) in a 19-6 win at Roberts Wesleyan (Mar. 29)
  • notched a hat trick in a 14-9 triumph at Dowling (Apr. 2)
  • had a four-point day (2 G, 2 A) in an 18-4 victory over Molloy (Apr. 5)
  • netted two goals in an 11-9 win versus Stonehill (Apr. 12)
  • recorded three goals in a 14-13 come-from-behind win at New Haven (Apr. 24)
  • accumulated three goals and three ground balls in a 16-4 ECC semifinal victory against Molloy (May 1)
  • registered three points (2 G, 1 A) in an NCAA Division II National Semifinal versus Adelphi (May 17).

Prior to LIU Post

  • 2013 All-County selection in lacrosse at Comsewogue High School
  • amassed 145 points (81 G, 64 A) over her four-year career with the Warriors, including a 69-point showing (36 G, 3 A) in her senior season.
Maria Varricchio

Current

  • Head Coach at Nassau Community College Woman's Lacrosse Program
  • Jesters Head Coach

Previously Coached at

  • Holy Trinity High School
  • Long Island Express
  • New Hyde Park High School

Played

  • Massapequa High School
  • Molloy College
  • Long Island Yellow Jackets

Education

  • BA in Elementary and Special Education
  • MA in Literacy

ABOUT ME

  • Member of the Metro Lacrosse Foundation
  • Originally from: Massapequa, NY
  • Graduated from: Massapequa High School
  • Hobbies: Lacrosse, Lifeguarding, Beach, Boat
  • Supported by Husband, Brian

Personal Info

  • Has one brother,Michael
  • Daughter of Neil and Linda Varricchio
  • Majoring in Educattion

MASSAPEQUA POST (7/13/2011)

Maria Varrricchio

2010

  • Appeared in 17 games (14starts)
  • Slotted second on the team in assists(23)
  • Fourth in points (31)
  • Amassed five points (2 G,3 A) in a 19-7 win against St. Thomas Aquinas College on Mar.30
  • Had seven points (3 G, 4 A) in a 23-8 rout of QueensCollege on Apr. 28
  • Dished out five assists in a 24-4 blowoutof Lake Erie College on May. 9

2009

  • Stepped onto the field in 15games (one start)
  • Earned 24 points (14 G, 10 A) on the year
  • Tallied a hat trick in a 21-7 win over Chestnut Hill Collegeon Mar. 7
  • Posted seven points (3 G, 4 A) in an 18-9 drubbing ofSt. Thomas Aquinas on Apr. 14.

HILLBURN, N.Y. (Apr. 14, 2009)

Sophomore attacker Maria Varricchio (Massapequa, N.Y.) posted a game-best seven points off of four assists and three goals to send the Molloy College women's lacrosse team past St. Thomas Aquinas College, 18-9, in an East Coast Conference match-up at the Torne Valley Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon in Hillburn, N.Y. Varricchio also caused two turnovers and picked up one ground ball in the Lions' second consecutive victory.

2008

  • Started four of 16 contests
  • Accumulated 21 points (11 G, 10 A)
  • Picked up aseason-high six points (2G, 4A) in a 19-5 victory over Assumption College on Apr. 20.

Prior to Molloy

  • Attended Massapequa High School, where she played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse
  • Recipient of the Unsung Hero Award for field hockey.
Neil Varricchio

Coached

  • St. Anthonys High School
  • Holy Trinity High School
  • St. John Baptist High School
  • CW. Post

Played

  • East Meadow High School
  • CW Post

Education

  • BA Socialogy

Member of

  • Long Island Association of Football officals
  • Nassau County Lacrosse Officals Associations

Personal

  • Orignally from: Massapequa, NY
  • Graduated from: East Meadow High School
  • Supported by: Wife, Linda Son, Michael Daughter, Maria
Shea Weber

ABOUT ME

My name is Shea Weber and I am from Wantagh, New York. I was on the Wantagh Varsity team for three years and a captain my senior year...

Position: D
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
College: Adelphi University

High School

  • honored with All conference as a sophomore
  • All County my junior and senior year.
  • As a senior my team and I took home the County title, making program history.



After high school

Shea Weber
  • started my first year at Adelphi as sophomore last year.
  • named IWLCA All-North Region team and First Team All American.
  • started as a defender 21 out of 21 games.
  • My team and I won the National Championship last May.
  • I was a first year starter on the Adelphi Womens Lacrosse team and my career highs were. . .
    • Assists: 1, multiple times
    • Points: 1, multiple times..
    • Ground Balls: 5, vs AIC 3/8/17
    • Caused Turnovers: 4, multiple times,
    • Draw Controls: 7, vs Saint Michael's 3/18/1.
    • led my team with the highest caused turn overs(41)
    • tied with my sister for draw controls.(61).
    • trailed my sister by one with the highest number of ground balls (51).
Ryley Weber

ABOUT ME

My name is Ryley Weber I am from Wantagh, New York and just recently graduated from Adelphi this past May. I have been on the Adelphi Women’s lacrosse team for 4 years and have been a starter the past 4 years as well.

First year at Adelphi

  • went undefeated and won the 2014 National Championship.

The 2015 season with Adelphi

  • I got 1st team All American,
  • First Team All North Region,
  • First Team All-Star
  • was on the All-Tournament team,
  • MVP NE10 Tournament
  • Won my 2nd National Championship.
    • I also Caused a team high (40) turnovers
    • Picked up high of (57) ground balls
    • Won (85) draw controls.

My 3rd year at Adelphi (2016)

  • I received IWLCA Defender of the year,
  • NE10 Defensive player of the year,
  • ILWomen Division II Defender of the year,
  • First Team All-Star,
  • First team All-American,
  • First Team All-North Region,
  • NE10 All Conference First team,
  • MVP of NE10 Tournament.
    • I also lead the team in ground ball with (37),
    • Draw controls (63)
    • Caused another team high (38)turnovers.

My last year at Adelphi

  • I was also awarded IWLCA Defender of the year,
  • NE10 Defensive player of the year,
  • ILWomenDivision II Defender of the year,
  • First Team All-Star,
  • First team All-American,
  • First Team All-North Region,
  • NE10 All Conference First team,
  • Won my 3rd National championship.
Megan Zimmer

Postseason honors candidate 2001

Second team Brine/IWLCA North Regional All-American, First team All-America East selection. Started all 19 games. Scored 17 goals and added seven assists for 24 points. Recorded a hat trick against Massachusetts. Had two goals against Georgetown in NCAA Tournament game. Scored two goals versus Boston College and Boston University. Passed for two assists against Holy Cross and New Hampshire. Picked up 38 ground balls. Had five ground balls at Rutgers. Scooped up four ground balls versus Boston University.Had three ground balls in five games. Had 18 caused turnovers. Took 39 shots.

Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll 2000

First team All-America East selection. Played and started all 17 games.Had four goals on the season. Scored goals against Holy Cross, Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware Picked up 48 ground balls. Recorded six ground balls at Virginia Tech and five against Massachusetts. Had four ground balls against Holy Cross, Johns Hopkins and Rutgers. Took nine shots.

1999

Played in 13 games, starting six...Scored six goals and one assist on the season... Tallied three goals against Fairfield... Had single-goal games against Towson, Holy Cross and Villanova... Posted an assist against Virginia Tech.Picked up 14 ground balls... Scooped up three ground balls against Massachusetts.

High School

Played lacrosse, soccer and basketball... Named All-Nassau County in lacrosse in 1997 and 1998... Received the National Scholar-Athlete Award in 1997... Played in the Empire State Games... Lacrosse MVP... Named All-Nassau County in basketball in 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.

Personal

Enjoys playing sports in her free time... Lists Larry Bird as her favorite athlete... Chose Hofstra over Towson, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Cortland...Sociology major.

STATS

Year GP G A Pts. GB
1999 13 6 1 7 14
2000 17 4 0 4 48
2001 19 17 7 24 38

PICS

Megan Zimmer

With us it's about family!

Megan Zimmer

Megan Zimmer with her Jester Girls