PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


St. Paul's (Md.) Back on Top of Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' National Top 25


Playoff action heated up across the regions, and that brought changes from top to bottom in the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25.

At the top, St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.) returned to the No. 1 ranking. The Gators avenged their only loss of the year over Glenelg Country (Md.) in convincing fashion to win the toughest conference in the country, the IAAM A Conference, and flip spots with Glenelg. In their title run, the Gators also had to go through rankings monster McDonogh (Md.), which earlier beat highly regarded St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) in a key crossover game for national implications. Two traditional powers also moved up based on late-season runs with Severna Park (Md.) and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) climbing into the Top 25 along with Oak Knoll (N.J.) which has the edge in a Garden State triangle with Summit (N.J.) and Ridgewood (N.J.) based on winning the Union County Tournament over Summit to avenge an earlier loss and then capturing the Prep A state tournament. Summit beat Ridgewood to remain high in the rankings consideration, and playoff action ensures teams the chance to climb.

What we learned from the end of the regular season in the Northeast is that big-time players realize it’s time to kick things into a different gear. Those marquee players throughout the region made sure there was no late-season letup and that their teams enter the postseason on the right note. As such, the only real movement this week was St. Anthony’s sliding down a spot after a surprising loss to Suffern (N.Y.).

The Mid-Atlantic Region saw incredible action in the last week led by St. Paul’s big turnaround against Glenelg Country, and this week features another Top 10 battle between public giants Glenelg High (Md.) and Century (Md.). Archbishop Carroll won a tight contest to stay perfect, and Severna Park and SSSA made significant moves with big postseason runs. The New Jersey teams still have tournament action ahead to move up as do the Pennsylvania schools, though fast-closing Episcopal (Pa.) won’t play for its state crown due to scheduling conflicts.

The South Region saw one significant jump with Milton (Ga.) winning a state title to climb up to No. 2 in the region rankings with two other state champions – Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) and Hockaday (Texas). Streaking Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) has ridden momentum into the region Top 10 as it looks for a state crown.

Four new teams moved into the Midwest Region which is still led by unbeaten Upper Arlington (Ohio). University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.) has been largely unchallenged in its own state, but a crossover game proved how good the Wildcats are as they debuted at No. 7. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.), Carmel (Ind.) and Evanston (Ill.) all impressed in their own states to earn rankings as well.

The West Region looks the same in the top eight before newcomers Lake Oswego (Ore.) and Mercer Island (Wash.) enter the picture. Playoffs continue in those states and will influence the rankings as teams get deeper into the most critical part of the season. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) has been entrenched at No. 1 in the region with Colorado Academy (Colo.) close on its heels.

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Rankings are compiled by regional reporters and a national content coordinator and updated weekly (Tuesdays) throughout the season. Team records are as of May 15.


NATIONAL TOP 25

 
May 17, 2022

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St. Paul's (Md.)

17-1

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Darien (Conn.)

15-0

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Glenelg Country (Md.)

17-2

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Victor (N.Y.)

15-1

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New Canaan (Conn.)

13-2

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Northport (N.Y.)

15-1

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McDonogh (Md.)

15-3

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Glenelg High (Md.)

15-0

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Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)

18-0

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Bronxville (N.Y.)

15-1

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St. Anthony's (N.Y.)

14-2

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Bryn Mawr (Md.)

11-4

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Wantagh (N.Y.)

13-2

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Ward Melville (N.Y.)

15-1

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Archbishop Spalding (Md.)

13-4

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Centruy (Md.)

14-0

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Sayville (N.Y.)

14-2

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Manhasset (N.Y.)

9-3

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Sacred Heart (Conn.)

7-0-1

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Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)

11-2

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Baldwinsville (N.Y.)

12-2

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Severna Park (Md.)

15-2

NR

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St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)

19-4

NR

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Massapequa (N.Y.)

10-3

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Oak Knoll (N.J.)

14-4

NR

Also considered (alphabetical order): American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Episcopal (Pa.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Garden City (N.Y.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Good Counsel (Md.), Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), Maryvale (Md.), Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), North Shore (N.Y.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Paul VI (Va.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.), Stone Ridge (Md.), Summit (N.J.), Upper Arlington (Ohio), Wilton (Conn.)







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NORTHEAST TOP 10

1. Darien (Conn.), 15-0

Darien doesn’t lose, in state or out. The Blue Wave improved to 5-0 against high-end opposition outside Connecticut with a 17-7 victory at Moorestown (N.J.), followed by a 20-4 victory over Fairfield Ludlowe (Conn.) in their regular season finale. Chloe Humphrey went beast mode at Moorestown with seven goals and five assists. Five other players had two goals apiece. Previous: 1

2. Victor (N.Y.), 15-1

Eva Pronti had five goals and eight assists, Caitlin Keenan had three goals, Devin Livingston had three goals, one assist and 11 draw controls and Grace Callahan had a pair of caused turnovers in a 16-8 win over Baldwinsville (N.Y.). Previous: 2

3. New Canaan (Conn.), 13-2

It’s now eight wins in a row for the Rams after a 15-11 loss to Darien. New Canaan defeated Staples (Conn.) 13-3 and Norwalk (Conn.) 16-2 on back-to-back days last week. The Rams will have one final tune-up against Fairfield Warde (Conn.) before beginning defense of their FCIAC title. Previous: 3

4. Northport (N.Y.), 15-1

After a two-goal win over Smithtown East (N.Y.), the Tigers defeated Walt Whitman (N.Y.) 19-8 to close out the regular season. Kaylie Mackiewicz had four goals and three assists, Shannon Smith had three goals and three assists and Christina Lauro and Kennedy Radizul had two goals and one assist apiece for Long Island’s top-ranked team. Previous: 4

5. Bronxville (N.Y.), 15-1

Megan Krestinski scored a game-high five goals, Caroline Ircha had four goals and three assists, Bridget Finley netted a hat trick and Molly Kresitinski, Kiki Tormey and Anna Becker had two goals apiece in a regular-season ending 21-4 win over Ursuline (N.Y.). Previous: 6

6. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 14-3

Tanner Scarola had three goals, Katherine McAteer, Abby LoCascio and Megan Kenny each had two goals and one assist, Tess Calabria had one goal and two assists and Shea Lembo made eight saves in an 11-10 win over Sacred Heart (N.Y.) on May 9. The teams will meet again for the NSCHSAA title at Adelphi University. St. Anthony’s suffered a 12-10 loss to Suffern (N.Y.) on May 11. Previous: 5

7. Wantagh (N.Y.), 13-2

The Warriors were idle last week and got into the lab to figure out how to maintain momentum and win a county title. Wantagh will start the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Nassau Class C playoffs, with a bye into the quarterfinals where either Bethpage (N.Y.) or Locust Valley (N.Y.) will be the opponent. Previous: 7

8. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 15-1

The Patriots rebounded from a one-goal loss to Northport (N.Y.) the previous week to close out the regular season with three consecutive victories. That includes a 7-5 win over Bay Shore (N.Y.) in which Ava Simonton scored a hat trick, Jillian Gironda had one goal and two assists and Ava Carrillo made six saves. Ward Melville is the No. 2 seed in the Suffolk Class A playoffs and hosts seventh-seeded Middle Country (N.Y.). Previous: 8

9. Sayville (N.Y.), 14-2

The Golden Flashes were idle this week, but will enter the postseason as one of the hottest teams in Suffolk County. Sayville, which ended the regular season on a 10-game winning streak, is the No. 2 seed in the Class C playoffs and will host third-seeded Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Previous: 9

10. Manhasset (N.Y), 9-3

The Indians rebounded from that late regular season loss to Wantagh (N.Y.) by beating Sacred Heart (N.Y.), 13-8. Nicole Giannakopoulos had three goals, Shea Panzik had two goals and an assist, Alexis Morton had two goals and Hannah Rubin made 10 saves for Manhasset, the No. 2 seed in the Nassau Class C playoffs. Previous: 10

—​ Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC TOP 10

1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 17-1

The second-seeded Gators avenged their only loss of the season with a 15-7 win over Glenelg Country (Md.) for the conference championship. St. Paul’s also won last year, but graduated some key parts of that team. Natalie Shurtleff, who missed the final 36 minutes of the regular-season loss to Glenelg Country, scored all five of her goals in the first half as St. Paul’s raced out to a 12-3 lead on the strength of an 8-0 run before halftime. Lauren Steer finished with two scores and had four assists. Madison Beale keyed the defensive end by marking the first game’s leading scorer and holding her to a single goal. St. Paul’s defeated third-seeded McDonogh (Md.) 13-9 in the semifinals in a rematch of last year’s championship won by St. Paul’s. St. Paul’s also won the regular-season meeting this year. Shurtleff scored six goals, Lauren Steer finished with four assists, and freshmen Lily Peek and Caroline Hoskins stepped up their play at the defensive end. Previous: 2

2. Glenelg Country (Md.), 17-2

The top-seeded Dragons lost to second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.) 15-7 in the IAAM A Conference championship on May 13. The game was tight early before St. Paul’s pulled away. Maggie Weisman, Regan Byrne and Blair Byrne scored two goals apiece. Glenelg Country cruised by fourth-seeded Bryn Mawr (Md.) 17-5 in the semifinals to reach the championship game for the first time in program history after winning the IAAM B Conference titles in 2015 and 2016. Regan Byrne scored six goals and Weisman had five goals and seven draw controls in the decisive semifinal win. Previous: 1

3. McDonogh (Md.), 15-3

The Eagles fell to second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.) in the conference semifinals on May 10 to end their season. Kori Edmondson scored five goals, but no one else had more than one goal as McDonogh tried to rally from a 10-2 halftime deficit. It’s the first time since 2007 that McDonogh, champions in 10 of the past 12 years, did not reach the conference championship game. Previous: 3

4. Glenelg High (Md.), 15-0

Second-seeded Glenelg advanced by third-seeded Manchester Valley (Md.) 11-8 in the 2A West Region I semifinals. Emma Kennedy scored four goals and added a pair of assists. Isa Torres scored a hat trick and Lauren LaPointe and Maura Murphy each had four points on two goals and two assists apiece. Jocelyn Torres made six saves at the other end. The Gladiators opened region play with a 20-2 quarterfinal win over Winters Mill (Md.). Kennedy scored four times and Carleigh Callahan, LaPointe and Isa Torres all had hat tricks. Reese Allnutt supplied five assists. They were scheduled to play top-seeded Century on May 16 in the final. Previous: 4

5. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 18-0

The Patriots edged Penn Charter (Pa.) 10-9 in their toughest game in two weeks. Bridget Robinson made 14 saves in the win and Carroll got late goals by Kiley Mottice and Ava Bleckley to snap an 8-8 tie. Mottice, Bleckley and Machaela Henry all scored two goals apiece. Carroll finished the regular season perfect with a 13-9 win over Springfield-Delco (Pa.). Ava Bleckley scored four times and Emma Talago provided three assists. Henry finished with a hat trick. Previous: 5

6. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 11-4

The Mawrtians fell to top-seeded Glenelg Country (Md.) in the IAAM A Conference semifinals on May 10 to conclude their season. Hannah Johnson scored twice and JJ Suriano made nine saves. Bryn Mawr finished the season with their best record in 10 years under first-year head coach Molly Wolf. Previous: 6

7. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 13-4

The Cavaliers did not play after their breakout season concluded on May 6. Spalding was the only team to beat Glenelg Country (Md.) in the regular season. The Cavaliers nearly doubled last year’s win total. Previous: 7

8. Century (Md.), 14-0

The top-seeded Knights had a first-round bye before winning their 2A West Region I semifinal over Wilde Lake (Md.) 25-2 on May 13. Century jumped out to a 19-1 halftime lead. They were scheduled to face Glenelg (Md.) on Monday in a battle of unbeatens (Century lost a game to Bryn Mawr that was a scrimmage on March 10). Previous: 9

9. Severna Park (Md.), 15-2

Eight different Falcons scored in an 11-9 win over Broadneck (Md.) to capture the Anne Arundel County championship on May 9. It was the first county crown for Severna Park since 2017. Karli Kirchenheiter, Charlotte Diez and Delanie Abere all scored twice apiece to pick up the offense that played most of the game without star Theresa Bragg, who suffered an early injury. Severna Park opened Class 3A South Region II play with an 11-8 win over Arundel (Md.) in the semifinals. The top-seeded Falcons take on Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (Md.) in the final on May 16. Previous: NR

10. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 19-4

After a slow start to the season with just three starters returning from a year ago, the Saints have warmed up to win 15 of their last 16 games and vault up the rankings. SSSA knocked off an also improving Stone Ridge (Md.) team 11-9 to claim the Independent School League AA division championship May 14. It’s the 22nd league crown in the last 23 seasons. Iman Haddad made a point-blank saves to preserve the win in the final seconds. The Saints crafted a 5-3 halftime lead that was established with Emmy Pascal scoring four times, and Ella Webb finished with four goals and two assists. Stone Ridge led, 9-8, with five minutes to play but back-to-back goals by Webb gave SSSA the lead for good. The Saints knocked off higher seeded Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 12-11 in the semifinals two days earlier. Webb finished with a hat trick, Mason Mantey scored five goals and Devon Fogg had five assists. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil




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SOUTH TOP 10

1. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 18-2

The Highlanders defeated American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) to claim their second state title since 2019. Senior Jacqueline Jaskiewicz, a Georgetown recruit, led Lake Highland with 50 goals while senior and Franklin and Marshall College prospect Lauren Pittman had a team-leading 37 assists. Previous: 1

2. Milton (Ga.), 20-3

The Eagles claimed their fifth consecutive state championship, rallying from a late two-goal deficit to defeat Creekview (Ga.) 13-12.  Emma Claire Mills scored the game winner late for Milton. Anna Mellinger led the way in the state championship with four goals and assisted the game-winner. Milton defeated Walton (Ga.) 11-3 in the semifinal. Maeve Simonds and Emma Simkin each had hat tricks. Previous: 5

3. Hockaday (Texas), 20-1

The Daisies dominated Westlake (Texas) 20-8 in the state championship. The victory marked back-to-back state championships and the fifth overall in the program’s history. Hockaday’s season was highlighted with a win over Torrey Pines (Calif.). Previous: 2

4. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 18-3

The Stallions had a 26-game winning streak versus in-state opponents snapped in the state championship against Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Carli Fleisher, a Northwestern signee, joined American Heritage-Delray to provide a team-leading 62 goals and 58 assists. American Heritage-Delray had significant out-of-state wins over Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) and Agnes Irwin (Pa.). Previous: 3

5. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 22-3

The Bears survived a pair of one-goal contests in the Florida 2A final four to claim a state championship, including an 8-7 win over Vero Beach (Fla.) in the finals. Ryann Frechette had an impressive campaign with 94 goals and 52 assists. Previous: 4

6. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 21-2

After losing just once in the regular season, the Warriors came one game short of reaching the title game for the second straight year. Steinbrenner fell to eventual 2A state champs Bartram Trail (Fla.) 5-4 on May 6. Junior midfielder Taylor Lapointe led Steinbrenner with 54 goals and 19 assists. Previous: 6

7. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 22-1

The Titans closed out an impressive season with a 20-2 win over Northview (Ga.) to claim a Class A-5A title. Blessed Trinity defeated McIntosh (Ga.) 21-3 en route to the state championship. The victory marked back-to-back state championships for Blessed Trinity (Ga.). Previous: 7

8. Creekview (Ga.), 19-2

The Grizzlies came minutes shy and a goal short of stopping Milton (Ga.) from claiming its fifth state title. Creekview lost in the state championship 13-12 after holding a late 11-9 advantage. Creekview advanced to the state championship thanks to a 16-5 semifinal win over Lassiter (Ga.). Previous: 9

9. Bishop England (S.C.), 18-0

The Battling Bishops earned a South Carolina state title after defeating opposition by a combined margin of 337-27. Frances Poch and Elisabeth Tausig each contributed 105 points this season for Bishop England. Previous: 10

10. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 17-2

After starting the season with a pair of losses, the Crusaders have won 17 in a row, defeating defending state champs East Chapel Hill (N.C.) 16-13 in the state quarterfinals. Freshman Lexi Mullahy had an impressive contest scoring five times and adding two assists. She has a team-leading 54 goals this season. Cardinal Gibbons faces Holly Springs in the state semifinals. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Boggs

MIDWEST TOP 10

1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 16-0

The Golden Bears delivered a dominant week, topping Hilliard Davidson (Ohio), Dublin Jerome (Ohio) and Loveland (Ohio) by a combined score of 49-6. Previous: 1

2. Jackson (Ohio), 15-1

The Polar Bears added another impressive victory to their resume, 11-7 at Medina (Ohio), long one of the top teams in the Buckeye State. Allie Hartnett was superb with three goals and two assists; Annise Berkeley and Riley Floyd added hat tricks; and Lauren Pallotta had two goals and two assists against the Bees. Previous: 2

3. New Albany (Ohio), 15-2

The Eagles exploded for 18 goals in a road victory over Mason (Ohio), as Ellie McClelland and Mady Paz scored five goals apiece, with McClelland needing just five shots to do so. Meanwhile, Abby Cole and Mary Carson had multiple goals in both wins this past week, against Olentangy Liberty (Ohio) and then Mason, with Cole scoring four against Liberty. Previous: 3

4. New Trier (Ill.), 15-2

The Trevians were challenged by Wisconsin's top team, University School of Milwaukee, but emerged with a one-goal victory, thanks in no small part to Grace Curry's four goals. The senior captain also had four goals in another impressive victory over Rockford (Mich.) and a goal and three assists against Evanston (Ill.). Previous: 4

5. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 14-5

The Ramblers trailed Rockford (Mich.) for a little while in a key May 14 showdown. It wasn't long, however, until Loyola got going, led by a stupendous nine-goal performance from Adrienne Leone, who also tallied hat tricks against in-state foes Naperville North (Ill.) and Benet Academy (Ill.) earlier in the week. Previous: 5

6. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 16-0

The Golden Eagles capped the first undefeated regular season in program history with a sterling defensive effort. Guerin Catholic held Penn (Ind.) to a single goal and just nine shots on goal in its regular-season finale, with Ruth Abdalla saving eight of the nine shots that came her way. Previous: 7

7. University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.), 12-1

As impressive as their undefeated start was, the Wildcats' first loss was somehow more impressive as they fell by a single goal to one of the Midwest's top teams: New Trier (Ill.). Trevians coach Peter Collins said USM was the top team he has seen out of Wisconsin in years after seniors Molly Janssen (5 goals, 1 assist) and Grace Tuttle (4 goals, 3 assists) put up remarkable performances. Previous: NR

8. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.), 16-1

FHN picked up one of the biggest wins of the week in the Midwest, topping Mitten State power East Grand Rapids (Mich.) by two (11-9), then picking up two more impressive victories against top teams, beating Grand Rapids Catholic Central (Mich.) 12-7 on the road and Brighton (Mich.) 11-7 at home. Previous: NR

9. Carmel (Ind.), 15-2

The Greyhounds have just two losses this season, a one-goal loss at undefeated Guerin Catholic (Ind.) and a loss to one of the region's top teams in New Trier (Ill.). On May 14, Carmel took firm control against Castle (Ind.), racing out to an 11-3 halftime lead. Thirteen different Greyhounds players found the back of the net, including a five-point performance from Hollis Rang. Previous: NR

10. Evanston (Ill.), 10-1

Like the Wildcats from Wisconsin, the Wildkits from the Land of Lincoln were undefeated prior to a close loss to New Trier (Ill.). Earlier in the week, Maggie Farragher delivered an impressive seven-point performance (five goals, two assists) in a win over St. Ignatius (Ill.). Annie Hogan added five goals for Evanston while Katherine Granchalek also had a hat trick. Previous: NR

—​ Jonah Rosenblum

WEST TOP 10

1. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 21-1

The Knights repeated as CIF Southern Section champions, beating Santa Margarita (Calif.) 18-9 in the final May 13. Elena Torres and Zoey Stephens each tallied five goals and one assist to lead the attack. Taylor Puma added three goals, one assist, four groundballs and one caused turnover. Three goalies contributed to the win. Previous: 1

2. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 16-1

The Mustangs avenged their lone loss of the season by beating Kent Denver (Colo.) 14-10 in the CHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. They had dropped a one-goal loss to Kent on April 26, ending a seven-year unbeaten streak against in-state opponents. Colorado opened the tournament with a 20-3 win over Pine Creek, as Anna Colpack and Addy Smith each registered three goals and two assists. Previous: 2

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 17-2

The Wildcats had no trouble advancing to the CIF Central Coast Section semifinals, beating Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 18-1 in the quarterfinals. They next meet Stevenson, which needed overtime to advance against St. Francis. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 14-3

The Eagles moved a step closer to the state final, beating Air Academy 15-7 in the CHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. Tess Osburn scored five goals, Eliza Osburn tallied four goals and one assist, and Reagan Digby added two goals and four assists. Previous: 4

5. Park City (Utah), 14-0

Samantha Riely scored four goals and assisted two others and Lilly Hunt finished with three goals and three assists to lead the Miners to a 22-0 win over East (Utah). Three goalkeepers saw time and needed just one save total to preserve the shutout. Park City has the No. 1 seed in the UHSAA Class 5A playoffs and awaits the winner of the Springville-Box Elder game in the second round May 19. Previous: 5

6. La Jolla (Calif.), 13-4

The top-seeded Vikings will look to win the “rubber match” against Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) on May 17 when they meet for the third time this season in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division semifinals. Cathedral won the first matchup 11-10 on April 11, but La Jolla earned an eight-goal victory in the rematch April 27. The Vikings advanced to the semifinals with a 15-5 win over Poway last week. Previous: 6

7. Fairview (Colo.), 13-2        

Cami Johnson scored five goals and assisted two others, Allie Hartman tallied four goals and an assist and Gabriella McCollester added a hat trick and an assist as the Knights rolled to a 19-5 win over ThunderRidge (Colo.) in a CHSAA Class 5A quarterfinal. Lucy Connors and Finnley Dancy chipped in five points each as well, both contributing two goals and three assists. Fairview now is set to face second-seeded Valor Christian (Colo.) in the semifinals. Previous: 7

8. Santa Margarita (Calif.), 17-3

The Eagles lost to Foothill for a second time this season, failing to win the rematch of their March 1 defeat in the CIF Southern Section final on May 13. They avenged their only other loss to Redondo Union by winning their semifinals rematch May 7. Previous: 8

9. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 12-4

The Lakers became the top-ranked team in Oregon with a dominant win over West Linn (Ore.) on May 10. Kate Anders (six goals) and Courtney Havel (four goals, three assists) led the attack in a 19-9 victory. They have won 12 straight since a slow 0-4 start to the season that included losses to a pair of top Georgia teams and Hagerty (Fla.). Previous: NR

10. Mercer Island (Wash.), 12-1

Chelsea Cho scored five goals and assisted two others and Erica Kierstead and Kate Nordstrom each tallied hat tricks as Mercer Island beat Lakeside (Wash.) 16-3 in the second round of the playoffs last week. The top-seeded Islanders had opened the postseason with a 22-5 win over Spokane (Wash.). They play Seattle Academy in the semifinals May 17. Previous: 10

—​ Laurel Pfahler

REGIONS

Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia

South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming