It was a great year for a sports mad community like Massapequa. We witnessed the Boys and Girls’ Volleyball teams have perfect regular season records, in 2011, while the Field Hockey team won their third straight county title.
And who can forget the Massapequa Coast Little League team? The group of 9 and 10-year-old boys dominated play on Long Island to become the New York State champs.
There was a lot to cheer for in 2011. Vote for your favorite story below and enjoy this look back:
The boys’ team went 16-0 in the regular season and went on to beat Plainview JFK, 3-0, in the Nassau Class A title. The Chiefs went on to compete in the Long Island Championship where they defeated Lindenhurst, 3-0, to earn their first Division I title. The boys team finished their season 20-1 after falling to Cicero-North Syracuse High School, 0-3, in the State Championship.
Massapequa volleyball actually sported two-undefeated teams in the regular-season this year. The top-seeded girls team had a 15-0 regular-season record and went on to beat No. 2 Hicksville, 3-0, in the Nassau Class A finals. Unfortunately the Lady Chiefs lost to Smithtown Christian, 3-0, in the Long Island Championship.
The Girls Volleyball team also triumphed off the court with their annual Dig Pink fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Once again, the Chiefs donned pink uniforms and the crowd honored those who've been touched by the disease.
Kelsey O’Brien scored two goals and three assists to lead top-ranked Massapequa over second-ranked Port Washington, 6-0, in the Nassau
Class A finals. They later fell to Sachem East in the Long Island title game.
The Boys Soccer team defeated Plainview JFK, 5-4,
off a penalty kick in the Nassau Class AA quarterfinals. But they lost to
top-seeded Hicksville 1-0, in a thrilling double overtime game in the
The Massapequa Coast Little League 9 and 10 year-olds were
the Mid-Atlantic champions when they defeated the Maryland Berlin squad, 22-0. The Coast played in the Championship game of the East Region Invitational where they lost to the Waterford (Conn.) South team, 11-1. The Coast won the Long Island Championship, 8-0, over Babylon.
Massapequa had an outstanding 2011 season, finishing at 14-4. That was good enough to make them the second seed in the Nassau Class A Tournament. But the Farmingdale Dalers were the top seed and they took the title.
The Massapequa Chiefs Football team had a change at the helm. Kevin Shippos, a Baldwin native took his squad to the playoff and beat his alma mater Baldwin High school in the first round.
The 2010-11 Massapequa Ice Hockey season featured a rivalry against Bellmore-Merrick. Each team won a game against the other in the regular season, but in the county finals it was all Chiefs. Massapequa won both games to take the title.
Soccer star Abby Wambach was one of the major forces in the U.S. World Cup run in 2011. But as a high school student in Rochester in 1997, she and her teammates were upset by Massapequa. Massapequa star Christie Welsh re-lived the game for Patch in July.