High School:

West Babylon 2019

College:

University of Florida

  • High School All American 2019
  • Invited to try-out for U.S. Under-19 women’s lacrosse team
  • Named a “On the Rise” recruit by ILWomen
  • Selected as one of Newsday’s Top 100 girls lacrosse players for 2018
  • Finished the 2018 season with 31 goals and seven assists
  • Played for West Babylon High School
  • Played club for LI Top Guns
  • Started in all 2020 games as a Freshman Midfielder at the University of Florida where she has logged 7 goals and 3 assists in 8 games.

Career

Special Education Teacher at West Babylon Middle School

Coach

  • West Babylon Middle School Field Hockey
  • West Babylon High School JV Basketball Coach
  • West Babylon High School JV Lacrosse Coach

University of North Carolina

Four Year Member of the University of North Carolina Women's Lacrosse Team

High School: 

Wantagh High School

  • High School 2x All American 
  • Played on the Senior 2011 Under Armour All-America game,
  • Tallied 59 goals, 39 assists and 45 ground balls as a senior at Wantagh HS in Wantagh, N.Y. 

High School:

West Babylon 2019

College:

University of Massachusetts

  • Named Second-Team All-America in 2019
  • Played on the Under Armour All-America Senior Game 2019
  • Selected to the 2019 U19 USA Training Team ‘
  • Scored 29 goals and added 23 assists as a senior
  • Finished career with 126 goals and 45 assists
  • Wow the High School State Championship title in the 4x4 relay in 2017

Hi my name is Mikaela Brightman and I am from Bay Shore, New York. I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade and I continued to play throughout middle school, high school, and college. I played summer league for Long Island Top Guns as well as Premier Lacrosse. I committed to LIU Post where I went on to play for two and half years. During my two seasons as a pioneer, we won the ECC Division II Conference Championship in 2015 and 2016.

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.

Playing Career

  • senior goalie from Wantagh
  • a starter since freshman year
  • Goals against average ranked second in NE10 and save % ranked seventh for 2019 season
  • ECAC Goalkeeper of the Month – April 2019
  • 2019 national championship

Honors and Awards

  • NE10 All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Distinction (Fall ’18, Spring ’19, Spring ’20)
  • NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall ’17, Spring ’18)
  • NE10 Academic Honor Roll – Academic Honors (Fall ’19)
  • D2ADA Academic Achievement Award (2019-20)

Coach

  • Massapequa High School Varsity girl’s lacrosse coach (2005-2019) 
  • 4X Nassau County Champions 
  • Coached and developed numerous HS All-Americans 
  • Physical Education teacher at Massapequa HS for over 15 years 

College: Syracuse University 

  • 2X IWLCA All-American 
  • 2004 Big East Attacker of the Year 
  • 4X IWLCA Division 1 North Region All-America First Team 
  • 4X All-Big East Selection 
  • 2X Tewaaraton Top 20 Candidate 

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

COACH

  • Current Long Beach PAL Lacrosse coach for the 2030 Girls team
  • Coached Old Westbury Academy Middle School Boys Lacrosse and Basketball 1996 – 2010…Goalie trainer until 2015
  • Coached at 1on1 Lacrosse Camp/Clinic(Old Westbury Academy) 1999 – 2015

PLAYED

  • 3 years of varsity at Hicksville High School
  • 2 years at SUNY Farmingdale under IMLCA Hall of Fame coach Fred Acee
  • 2 years at Alfred University compiling a 25-6 record serving as a Captain
    • 1993 EAA/ICAC First Team
    • 1993 USILA North-South All Star Game Participant
    • NCAA Playoff Participant
  • 2 years Town of Oyster Bay Club Lacrosse Club

PERSONAL

  • Originally from Hicksville, currently resides in Island Park
  • US Lacrosse Certified
  • Supported by wife Nicole and daughters Isabella (2029,) and Tessa (2030)

I am from Babylon, New York and I attended West Babylon High School.  I began playing lacrosse when I was in second grade for the youth program in West Babylon.  I haven't put my stick down since then.  I was a five year varsity starter at West Babylon where I was named captain and earned 3X All County, along with being named All American in my Senior year.  During the summer I played for LI Top Guns for eight years.  I decided to continue my lacrosse career at Stony Brook University where I am currently a freshman on the team.