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Falcons Among Newsday's Top 50 Field Hockey Players

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Five Locust Valley Falcons were named among the top 50 field hockey players by Newsday.

Newsday said that Junior Olivia Del Tatto is a defensive force with tremendous strength and fine-tuned stick work. She will serve as one of four captains for the Falcons.

Senior Elizabeth Gresalfi was fourth in Nassau with 15 goals and 10 assists last season. She scored twice in the Class B semifinal win. Gresalfo recorded four goals in Locust Valley’s third match of this season against 2021 Long Island Class C champion Carle Place.

Junior Danielle Jauregui stopped 84% of shots faced and allowed just eight goals last season. She played a key part in propelling Locust Valley to the Nassau Class B title game.

Junior Emma Mandato was the Falcons' top goal scorer last season with nine goals and two assists. She scored key goals versus Garden City and Manhasset, including the lone goal for Locust Valley in the Nassau Class B final.

Senior Noelle Valdinoto had an assist in the Falcons' Nassau Class B semifinal victory over Friends Academy. She will also serve as a captain this season.

Congratulations to these Falcons, who make Locust Valley proud!