Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by Ray Nelson

All-Long Island boys lacrosse team


Drew Belinsky

Manhasset, Midfield, Sr.

Led the Indians (20-0) with 61 points and 43 goals as they won a second straight state Class C championship. Had 20 points in five playoff games and scored the final three goals in a 7-5 win over Cold Spring Harbor in the county final. An All-American pick. Will play at Penn.

Rob Duvnjak

Manhasset, Defense, Soph.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder took on some of the Island's top offensive threats and usually shut them down. Part of an Indians' defense that allowed 4.4 goals per game during its state championship run. Scored two goals and an assist, and was a ground-ball machine with 65. An All-American pick.

Michael Ehrhardt

Chaminade, Defense, Sr.

Paired with John Urbank to form one of the best defensive tandems on Long Island. Led Flyers to the CHSAA Class AAA title game, where they lost a heartbreaker to St. Anthony's, 9-8. Active defender had 70 ground balls and two assists. Named an Under Armour All-American. Will play at Maryland.

Andrew Hodgson

West Islip, Midfield, Sr.

Speedy, aggressive player who scored 95 points (51 goals, 44 assists) and won 55 percent of his faceoffs. Produced a four-goal, four-assist performance in state semifinal victory over Lakeland/Panas. One of main cogs on a team that won back-to-back state Class A titles. Selected as a 2010 All-American. Will play at Towson.

Stephen Jahelka

Garden City, Defense, Jr.

The lefthanded defenseman was a key part of a Trojans defense that allowed just 4.7 goals per game. He was a unanimous All-American pick by the county coaches. Helped Garden City win its fifth straight Nassau Class B title and its first Long Island championship since 2000. Committed to Harvard.

Zack Losco

Hauppauge, Midfield, Sr.

Compact and quick with hard outside shot. Selected as a 2010 All-American and a three-time All-Suffolk choice. Fourth-leading scorer on Long Island with 105 points, including 61 goals. Also an All-American in 2009 when he scored 103 points. A 2009 All-Long Island football player. Will play only lacrosse at Penn.

Kieran McArdle

Connetquot, Attack, Sr.

Second-leading scorer in Suffolk with 112 points, including 58 goals and 54 assists. Added strength in the offseason and perfected an accurate turnaround low shot. Scored six points in season-ending playoff loss to eventual state champion West Islip. Three-time All-Suffolk player. Selected as a 2010 All-American. Will attend St. John's.

Dan Mellynchuk

Sayville, Midfield, Sr.

Named a 2010 All-American after scoring 41 goals with 22 assists. Also had 168 ground balls and won 65 percent of his faceoffs. "Dan is a true throwback midfielder as he faces off, runs our midfield offensively, plays defense, rides, clears and is on man-up," coach Christian Doller said.

Mike Pellegrino

Connetquot, Defense, Jr.

Scooped more than 100 ground balls. Often guarded other team's top scorer. Dynamite on clears with his speed and strength. Used occasionally at midfield and had nine goals and five assists. Three-time All-Suffolk choice and All-Long Island football player as a defensive back. Committed to Johns Hopkins University.

Matt Poillon

Mount Sinai, Goalie, Jr.

"He was the backbone of our team. Without him, we wouldn't have made the playoffs," Mustangs coach Joe Cuozzo said. Saved 68 percent of the shots on goal with 236 saves and a 6.3 goals-against average. Also scored a rare goal as a goalie and had three assists. Committed to Lehigh.

Eric Schneider

Massapequa, Goalie, Sr.

Posted a 61-percent save percentage to help the Chiefs to a Nassau Class A final appearance, where they lost, 9-8, to Farmingdale. Schneider was selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game. Team captain and two-time all-Nassau pick. Also an academic All-American. Will play at Johns Hopkins University.

Tom Schreiber

St. Anthony's, Midfield, Sr.

Scored 46 goals plus 51 assists and was a clutch performer. Tallied four goals plus the game-winning assist in St. Anthony's 9-8 victory over Chaminade in the CHSAA Class AAA championship game. Selected as a 2010 All-American. Also a 2009 Newsday All-Long Island quarterback. Will play lacrosse only at Princeton.