Juliana Stanley has firmly etched her name in the record books. The senior midfielder had a season that was simply one highlight after another. Stanley scored 83 goals, handed out 25 assists for a total of 108 points. Those numbers were good enough to rank her the second highest scorer in Nassau County this season. Stanley accomplished this while often facing double teams and face-guarding defenders.
Stanley scored her 200th varsity goal during a Blue Dragon victory over New Hyde Park on April 23. She finished her career with 248 goals. Stanley has been a varsity player since the 8th grade and made an impact on the program early on. As a freshman, she notched 70 goals.
The Blue Dragons finished this season at 11-5 and 6-3 in Conference 3. Fellow senior Maggie McCabe also had an outstanding season, with 42 goals and 19 assists for 61 points. Season midfielder Shea McGinty added 30 goals and four assists.
The season came to an end for Division after a 16-10 loss to unbeaten Seaford in the Class C playoffs. Stanley and McCabe notched four goals in their swan song while McGinty had two. Stanley also had four assists. Stanley will play lacrosse at Richmond next year.
The Massapequa boys lacrosse team is cruising into the playoffs as the top team in Nassau Conference A. The Chiefs are 12-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play. They have posted impressive one-goal wins over Syosset (9-8), Farmingdale (8-7) and Port Washington (7-6).
The Chiefs are led by senior midfielder Vincent McDermott (26 goals, 21 assists), senior attackman Jack DeTomasso (10 goals, eight assists), junior midfielder William Birney (20 goals, four assists) and junior midfielder Braydon Fitzpatrick (18 goals, four assists) Massapequa’s junior goalkeeper Matt Janotte has 102 saves on the season. In seven games the goalkeeper and defense have allowed five goals or less, including one shutout.
The boys baseball team in Massapequa are the defending county champs and are also at the top of their conference this season. On the diamond, the Chiefs are 14-2 overall and 13-1 in Conference AA1.
The Chiefs are led by right fielder/pitcher Mike Vilardi, pitcher Matt Hannon, first baseman/pitcher Erik Paulsen and catcher Paul Dulanto. Hannon’s seven wins is second in Nassau County.
The Plainview JFK-Old Bethpage baseball team currently sits a top of Conference AA2 with a record of 14-1. They are 16-1 overall. The Plainvew JFK-Old Bethpage squad is led by a dominant pitching crew that includes senior Dylan Banner, senior Jake Goldfarb, senior Tyler Ciulla and sophomore reliever Sebastian Lippman.
In his regular-season finale, a 6-0 win over Baldwin, Banner pitched a two-hitter and struck out 17. He finished the season without allowing a run through five starts and 3 1/3 innings in relief. Banner also tossed a pair of five-inning no hitters. At the plate, Banner is second in Nassau County, having launched six home runs this season. Goldfarb threw a six-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts against Baldwin. It was Goldfarb’s second no hitter and the team’s fourth of the season.
—James Rowan is a Nassau Observer contributor.