How they got here: Beat Shaker 15-8 in sectional final.
Top players: Kara Carman (American), Def., Sr.; Jenna Walsh (Albany), Def., Sr.; Ali Cardinal (Bryant), Mid., Sr.; Jaclyn Rogers (William Smith), Mid., Sr.; Morgan Hardt (James Madison) Atk, Jr.; Katie Becker (Iona), Mid., Jr.
Notes: The Flying Dutchmen were the favorites from Day 1 in Class A. Their lone loss came against a very talented Massachussetts team (Longmeadow). How good is Guilderland? Less than a week after Suffern’s eye-opening 19-6 win over Brewster the Flying Dutchmen handed the Bears a 19-7 loss.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (12-6)
How they got here: Beat Queensbury 13-10 in sectional final.
Top players: Nicole Beardlsey (Northwestern), Atk., Jr.; Jordyn Godfrey (Plymouth State), Atk., Sr.; Amy Lebel (University of New Hampshire), Mid., Sr.
Notes: It’s ironic that the biggest upset in Section’s 1 and 2 both occurred in Class B. Queensbury beat BH-BL 17-12 in its season opener and seemed primed for a second-straight sectional title. Hopes of a title and an undefeated all came crashing down in the sectional finals when BH-BL won convincingly.
Albany Academy (16-2-1)
How they got here: Beat Emma Willard 15-5 in sectional final.
Top players: Alexandra MacAffer (Cincinnati), G., Jr.
Notes: Albany Academy was the favorite in the class and cruised to the sectional title. The Bears two losses came to Class A opponents and only won one game by a margin less than six.