The first week of Nassau County's 2012 high school lacrosse season is finally in the books and each of the three Levittown-based teams have played two games apiece. Island Trees is off to an undefeated 2-0 start, while Division and MacArthur are both still seeking their first wins.
Here's a look at the top ten Levittown scorers through the first week of the season:
1) Emily Lucas, Island Trees Lady Dawgs
Lucas, a senior at Island Trees, tallied 19 points in the first week of the season to lead the Lady Dawgs to two straight wins.
She ranks No. 2 on Long Island with 16 goals and her 19 total points is the most amongst all Levittown-based athletes. Lucas will be playing for the Division I powerhouse Monmouth Hawks next year.
2) Natalie Sulmonte, Island Trees Lady Dawgs
Sulmonte, a freshman at Island Trees, notched 16 points in the opening week of the season.
Despite playing against girls two to three years her elder, she scored seven goals and added two assists to lead the Lady Dawgs past MacArthur, 17-8, on March 19. She ranks No. 6 on Long Island in goals (12) and total points (16.)
3) Allie Merrill, Island Trees Lady Dawgs
Merrill, a senior at Island Trees, always bring serious hustle to the field. Through the first week of the season, she ranks No. 21 on Long Island with 11 goals and No. 3 amongst Levittown athletes with 11 points. Merrill scored a team-high seven goals in a 20-9 victory over Floral Park on March 16.
4) Kristina Coiro, MacArthur Lady Generals
Coiro, a senior at MacArthur, has been the go-to weapon on offense for the Lady Generals in the earlygoing of the 2012 season. MacArthur is still searching for its first win of the year, but Coiro lived up to the preseason hype by tallying a hat trick in each of her team's first two contests. She has six points overall.
5) Jenna Rothar, Division Lady Dragons
After wrapping up the 2011 season with ten goals in five games, everyone knew that Division senior Jenna Rothar would be a key player to watch this year in Nassau Conference B1. To the surprise of no one, Rothar picked up right where she left off last year by racking up four goals in the first two games of the 2012 season.
6) Sarah Gerner, Division Lady Dragons
Gerner, a senior at Division, responded well to her new status as Lady Dragons co-captain. She tallied two goals in the season-opener on March 21 against South Side, and added two assists just 24 hours later in a contest against Seaford.
7) Susan Ballantyne, Division Lady Dragons
Ballantyne, a senior at Division, is a perennial threat on offense for the Lady Dragons' soccer, basketball and lacrosse squads.
She opened her 2012 campaign with a two-game scoring streak, including one goal in the second half of the Lady Dragons' season-opener against South Side, and a two-goal performance on March 22 against Seaford.
8) Courtney Boneillo, Division Lady Dragons
Boneillo, a senior at Division, is on a two-game scoring streak to open the 2012 season.
She scored two goals in the second half of the Lady Dragons' season-opener against South Side, and added another tally on March 22 against Seaford. Boneillo will be playing women's lacrosse next year for the Stony Brook Seawolves.
9) Ariana Weingrad, Division Lady Dragons
Weingrad, a talented multi-sport athlete at Division, has a knack for finding the back of the net in both soccer and lacrosse.
She has three points through the first two games of her 2012 campaign, including a goal on March 22 against Seaford. Weingrad is one of the top athletes from Nassau County's Class of 2014.
10) Brianna Wilson, Island Trees Lady Dawgs
Wilson, a freshman at Island Trees, is tied for second on her team with three assists. She has also provided some beastly defense in the Lady Dawgs' early-season victories.
T-10) Jessica Minuto, Division Lady Dragons
Minuto is tied for seventh amongst Levittown athletes with three points in the first two games of the 2012 season. She had an goal and an assist on March 22 against Seaford.
Eric Holden has been covering Long Island high school sports since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @ericholden.