The Garden City girls Maroon (top six players) golf team had many highlights in their 2011 season.
They were 11-0 in the regular season, their sixth year in a row without a regular season loss. It was their ninth year in a row as conference champs.
They won the counties as a team with an 870 total score two-day team total.
Junior Marisa Cameron won the county championship by shooting 85 (Day 1) and 76 (Day 2) for a 161 total score. She edged out teammate and last year's champion, freshman Sam Sessa who scored a 78 and an 84 for a total 162.
The two 70 scores recorded in the first two rounds by both girls was the the first in the history of the county tournament.
The Maroon team than went on to beat Smithtown East 455-461 at the Bethpage Red Course to win the Long Island championship. It was their third Long Island title in the past four years.
The Maroon team finished the season ranked number one in New York State.
"I'm very proud of our team's accomplishments. They had another fantastic year," said coach Reid Sclafani. "Marisa and Sam were fantastic at the counties and our team played well all season long."
Nassau County started girls golf in 2002. After 10 years Garden City holds an incredible record of 97-4.
They have racked up some extremely impressive credentials in that time.
For six straight years the team has sent a total of 26 girls to the state championships - out of 54 total girls from Nassu County.
This year the team sent five girls, including Cameron, Sessa, junior Alex Michielini, junior Laura Ketigian and sophomore Mackenzie Horl. Freshman Brittany Burke served as team alternate.
The five girls to states matches Garden City's 2006 and 2010 records. No other New York State high school has had five in a year.
Sessa played in the #1 position for most of the season. She has had 25 wins in three years of varsity match play since joining the team in seventh grade.
She came in second place in the state championships with a total score 146 (74) ) (72.) It tied the state record with a low score on 18 holes (72 par) and for 36 holes (146.)
She was edged out by one stroke by Lauren Petty of Syracuse who shot a total of 145.
"It was great playing side by side with Lauren," said Sessa. "She's a great competitior and the three days upstate were a lot of fun."
Sessa said she was glad to have her teammates and coach up there to support her.
"To have all of us together up there to support each other was great. Coach Sclafani was such a calming influence on us. He seems to say all the right things at all the right times. He helps to calm us down and helps us to compose ourselves when we're out there on the course."
Michielini finished in 22nd place with a score of 163. Cameron finished 26th with a score of 169. Ketigian shot 181 and Horl shot 213.
A total of 73 girls from eight sections teed it up at states.
Nassau County came in third place as a team, their best finish score at states.
Garden City's White team finished fifth in the counties and third in the conferenc with a record of 7-4.
All-Conference honors were given to seventh grader Isabel Klatt, Dana Condulis, sophomore Nicole Miesemer, seventh grader Alana McAndrews, junior Zoe Zeno and Maria McKewon.