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Year in Review: Top Massapequa Sports Stories of 2011

A recap of the top sports stories this year.

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:

Boys Volleyball Goes Undefeated

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.

Girls Volleyball Wins County

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.

Dig Pink 

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.

Massapequa Field Hockey Wins Conference Title

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.

Boys Soccer Kicks Into Post-Season Play

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
semifinals. 

Massapequa Coast 9 and 10 Year-Olds Win State Title

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.

Boys Lacrosse Makes Nassau Title Game

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.

Kevin Shippos Takes the Reigns as Football Coach

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.

Ice Hockey Wins County Finals

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.

Chiefs Star Recalls Encounter With Abby Wambach

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.

Pequa Mom December 28, 2011 at 04:32 PM
We should be very proud of all of our athletic teams both on and off the field. MSD has been awarded the "School Of Distinction" award for the 4th year in a row for 100% of their varsity teams earning Scholar Athlete status. Smart and talented .... Congratulations! Good luck to our seniors continuing to play in college...it is a very rewarding experience.

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