Hilaire, who led Long Island in scoring at 29.8 points per game last season while leading the Knights to a Long Island championship, said Seton Hall recruited her before she committed to Albany but never made an offer.
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Balletta was the perfect complement to Kaela Hilaire Friday as Floral Park defeated Rye, 61-55, in the state Class A semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College. The Knights advanced to the state championship game for the first time in the history of the girls basketball program.
Floral Park and Islip face off in the Long Island 'A' Championship game Saturday at 12 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES Coach: Rob Fisher 2015 Record: 6-11 advertisement | advertise on newsday Key players Jake Vera, C, 6-0, 185, Sr. Gannon Kenny-McGowan, 3B, 6-3, 217, Jr. Nick Maratta, SS, 5-10, 160, Jr. Mike Narbutt, P/3B, 5-10, Jr. Nick Calvacca, P, 6-0, 215, Sr. Outlook: Fisher is looking
NASSAU I SYOSSET BRAVES Coach: John Calabria 2015 record: 18-2 Key players Mac O’Keefe, A, Sr. Lucas Cotler, M, Sr. Matt Benus, M, Jr. Mikey Elardo, M, Sr. E.J. Aronson, D, Sr. Outlook: Experience and depth will be assets for a team likely to make a deep playoff run. Syosset is loaded with Division
NASSAU I COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS Coach: Danielle Castellane 2015 record: 12-6 Key players Ashley Lynch, attack, Sr. Samantha DeBellis, attack, Sr. Katie Hudson, midfield, Sr. Katie Kotowski, midfield, Jr. Abbey Ngai, goalie, Jr. Outlook: Returning all-Americans Lynch and DeBellis anchor an
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The Floral Park senior point guard led Long Island in scoring this season. She helped make those around her better. She put on dribbling and shooting displays that left defenders in shambles and crowds in amazement. She guided the Knights to their most successful season in school history.