The Locust Valley High School girls' basketball team ended their incredible run with a Nassau County Small Schools Championship against Friends Academy before falling to Wyandanch in the Long Island Championship Game. But history was made along the way: the team's accomplishments make them the first in Locust Valley history to win the girls' County Championship. Kim Brennan also left her mark during the season by scoring point number 2,000 along the way. She is one of only five players in County history to ever reach that milestone during their high school career.
While the team dealt with the disappointment of its last game, it was also able to reflect on an amazing turnaround from the last of couple of years when effort was high, but the wins didn't seem to add up. Competitors on Long Island recognize this team as a force to be reckoned with due to the return of several underclassmen who received valuable playing time and experience in preparation for next year.
The Lady Falcons will lose three seniors, including Dana Marshall and standouts Kim Brennan (basketball) and Jessica Bell (lacrosse), who will attend college on scholarships in the fall. However, Courtney Morgan, Nicki Petrucci, Alexis Montserrate, Mel Carbone, Ashley Lewis, Adrienne Lamb, Isabelle Pagliaccio, Kristen McClellan, Allison Herschlein and Meagan Petrucci, along with head coach Richard Slater and assistant coach Dan Brennan will be back next year to improve upon their regular season record of 16-2, and make another run at the Long Island Championship.
Locust Valley residents showed incredible support to the team by filling its home auditorium and traveling away to various schools and CW Post College for action-packed excitement. Congratulations to the Lady Falcons who will no doubt continue to soar.