I am currently an attacker for the LIU Women's Lacrosse Team and majoring in Early Childhood Education. Prior to college, my summers were spent playing travel lacrosse for LI Top Guns and I was a five-year Varsity lacrosse player at West Babylon High School. I am looking forward to working with the girls and passing on the lacrosse knowledge that I have acquired through the years. I am also very excited to share my love of lacrosse with the Jesters!

coach

  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, Malverne High School
  • Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Malverne High School
  • Former Wantagh JV lacrosse and basketball coach, Wisdom Lane Middle School Coach
  • 3 years coaching with Empire Girls Lacrosse, 2027

career

  • Certified K-12 Phys Ed Teacher, 14 years teaching experience
  • Ace Personal Trainer
  • All-County in HS for Volleyball, Basketball, and Lacrosse
  • 2001 State Championship for Volleyball at Wantagh High School

I am from Mount Sinai, NY. I started playing lacrosse when I was in middle school. I was a five-year varsity lacrosse player at Mount Sinai High School, where I earned All-Division selection, as well as help lead my team to a 2013 NYS title. During the summer, I played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets. I am a recent graduate from LIU Post, where I was a four year starting defender, helping my team make it to 3 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as earning 4 consecutive ECC Conference Championships (2015-2018).

2019

ECC All-Conference Second Team…Appeared in 21 games and started 21…Had 29 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Had three caused turnovers and one groundball against Mercy on 5/04…Recorded four ground balls and one caused turnover in the win over Mercy on 4/06


2018

Started all 20 games … IWCLA All-East Region Second Team … All-ECC First Team … Finished third on the team in groundballs with 29 and fifth on the team in caused turnovers with nine

2017

Appeared in 19 games with 19 starts … Finished the season with 13 groundballs and four caused turnovers

2016

Saw action in all 21 games (19 starts) … totaled 23 ground balls on the year … collected two ground balls and forced a turnover in a 16-6 win versus Molloy (Mar. 23) … caused one turnover against No. 1 Adelphi (Apr. 2) … scored a goal and won two draw controls in a 19-0 rout of UDC (Apr. 9).

2015: Redshirt Season

Prior to LIU Post: Three sport athlete from Mt. Sinai High School ... All-Division selection ... helped the Mustangs to back-to-back Suffolk County and Long Island Championships, as well as a 2013 New York State title.

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

My name is Sara Giammarella and I am from Rocky Point, New York.  I was on the Rocky Point Varsity team for five years as a defender. I also played Yellow Jackets for three years. After high school I began playing at NYIT where I am now a part of the midfield. I am a psychology major pursuing my Masters Degree. Lacrosse has always been a huge part of my life, and I love teaching children new ideas and useful tools as they grow. I love being able to work with kids and hope to make the best of their experience!

PLAYING CAREER

  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • 2019 National Champion
  • 2015 New York State Champion
  • Three-year starter
  • Ranked second on the team with 49 goals and fourth with 55 points

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Distinction (Fall ’18)
  • NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall ’17)

Childhood education / Physical Education Major