The Huntington High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team recorded another successful season this past spring, reaching the playoffs and seeing several of its players capture post-season honors.
Coached by Kim Gilroy, Linda Costello-Roth and Beth Vogelsang, the Blue Devils were captained by Emma Greenhill, Catie Ricciardelli, Megan Bacik, Isabella Piccola, Amber Stieve, Sarah Agrillo and Isabella Annunziata.
Huntington finished 8-6 in Suffolk Division I play and went 8-7 overall. “The girls bonded throughout the season on and off the field through various activities,” Gilroy said. “The senior leadership was outstanding. These girls will be sorely missed.”
Emma Greenhill and Abby Maichin both claimed All-County honors. Greenhill tallied 37 goals and 20 assists as a senior. She is headed to NCAA Division I champion James Madison University. Maichin notched 48 goals and 20 assists in her sophomore season. The teenager has given Notre Dame a verbal commitment.
“I’m really excited that I received All-County recognition this year,” Greenhill said. “I worked really hard this season and it’s nice to see it pay off.”
Maichin continued to shine for Huntington after a stellar freshman campaign in 2017 and she was rewarded by Suffolk’s coaches. “I was super excited to get this award,” she said. “All of my hard work and off-season training really paid off. I can’t wait to be back with my team next year and pull off an even better season than this year.”
Maichin intends to spend the summer playing travel team lacrosse. She is also going to a camp at Notre Dame. “I plan to continue working and improving on my game so I can come back better than ever and ready for next year,” she said
Ricciardelli garnered honorable mention All-County honors after leading Huntington’s defensive unit. The aggressive senior covered a lot of ground and gave the Blue Devils everything she had. “She was a beast on defense,” Gilroy said. The teenager is headed to Virginia Tech in the fall.
Sarah Agrillo (23g;19a) and Piccola (28g;11a) were both named to the All-Division. They both played key roles on offense for Huntington, scoring and playmaking. Agrillo is going to Duquesne University while Piccola is headed to Pace University.
Several underclassmen also earned post-season honors. Jordan Forte was named Rookie of the Year while Megan Agrillo was Huntington’s Unsung Hero Award recipient. Holly Wright captured All-Tournament honors.
While the Blue Devils were limited to the awards players received, several other athletes also turned in noteworthy seasons. Stieve was a great “all-around player,” Gilroy said.
Goalies Maya Santa-Maria (94 saves) and Bacik (44 saves) gave Huntington a solid tandem in the cage. Katie Browne recorded a standout season as an eighth grader. Annunziata (5g;7a) was “steady and consistent” throughout the spring, Gilroy said.
The roster featured many young players who are expected to step in and fill the shoes of the graduating seniors.
Season highlights included wins over Sachem North (11-5) and Commack (14-8), which were both ranked above Huntington during the pre-season poll.
Gilroy said that next year’s forecast looks “amazing” and that the program has “talent at all grade levels.”