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Victor (N.Y.) went on the road and handed New Canaan (Conn.) its first loss of the season, moving up 20 spots to No. 5 in the national top 25.

Victor (N.Y.) Vaults into Top 5 of Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' National Top 25


Huge in-region matchups had significant effects on the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25.

A top-three showdown between St. Paul’s (Md.) and McDonogh (Md.) went to the top-ranked Gators, who remained unbeaten with a 17-8 win after bolting out to a 7-0 lead. Victor (N.Y.) made a huge 20-spot move after handing New Canaan (Conn.) its first loss in what’s been a promising start.

Big wins by Bryn Mawr (Md.) and Summit (N.J.) allowed them to climb, while Century (Md.) used two wins in a strong Maryland public school tournament to make its first appearance in the top 25.

Colorado Academy (Colo.) kept its perfect record and bumped into the top 25 after stopping the second-ranked West Region team, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.). American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) also jumps by virtue of a strong showing against St. Paul’s (Md.) that looks better in hindsight and a win over a Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) team that has rattled off seven straight wins to return to the top 25.

To Victor goes the biggest positive gain of the week in the Northeast, as a win at New Canaan (Conn.) catapulted the Blue Devils into the region’s elite behind undefeated Northport (N.Y.) and Darien (Conn.). With big regional matchups coming up, especially in the two-day, seven-game Gains for Brains Tournament on Long Island this weekend, more movement is a strong possibility.

Mid-Atlantic saw wholesale changes in the second half of the top 10 with a familiar first four after St. Paul’s established its place at the top with a convincing win over McDonogh. Moorestown (N.J.) dropped out of the top 10 after it lost both games while adjusting to losing star Katie Buck to a knee injury. Bryn Mawr (Md.) picked up a win over Notre Dame Prep (Md.) to jump into the top 10 for the first time this season. Summit (N.J.) upended Oak Knoll (N.J.) to take over as the top Garden State team. NDP kept its place in the top 10 thanks to losses in the week for Episcopal (Pa.), Good Counsel (Md.) and Stone Ridge (Md.), and Century grabbed the final spot with a pair of high-intensity tournament wins.

The South Region enjoyed plenty of success last week. No teams changed in the rankings, with only one loss among all top-10 teams. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), Steinbrenner (Fla.), Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), and Bartram Trail (Fla.) all claimed division or district championships.

New Trier (Ill.) takes over the top spot in the Midwest after edging Loyola Academy (Ill.) in a 1-2 matchup, just one of a number of moves in the region after last week. Upper Arlington (Ohio) climbed to fourth after running its start to 8-0, and Jackson (Ohio) picked up a big win over a previous unbeaten to vault three spots to sixth. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.) also played its way into the top 10 with impressive showings against a pair of in-state juggernauts.

In the West Region, Colorado Academy (Colo.) cemented its spot at the top with a win over No. 2 St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.). Another Colorado team, Valor Christian, made a big jump up to fourth after a strong victory. Torrey Pines (Calif.) is back on the strength of a six-game win streak, while Scripps Ranch (Calif.) fell after its 42-game win streak ended.

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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 April 17.


NATIONAL TOP 25

 
April 19, 2022

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St. Paul's (Md.)

11-0

1

2

Northport (N.Y.)

6-0

2

3

Darien (Conn.)

5-0

5

4

McDonogh (Md.)

11-1

3

5

Victor (N.Y.)

4-1

25

6

New Canaan (Conn.)

4-1

4

7

St. Anthony's (N.Y.)

4-1

6

8

Archbishop Spalding (Md.)

9-1

7

9

Glenelg Country (Md.)

11-1

8

10

Manhasset (N.Y.)

5-1

11

11

Glenelg (Md.)

6-0

10

12

Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)

8-0

13

13

Baldwinsville (N.Y.)

4-0

14

14

Ward Melville (N.Y.)

9-0

15

15

Garden City (N.Y.)

7-1

16

16

Wantagh (N.Y.)

6-1

17

17

American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)

14-2

24

18

Bryn Mawr (Md.)

9-2

NR

19

Sacred Heart (Conn.)

4-0

21

20

Wilton (Conn.)

3-1

18

21

Summit (N.J.)

5-1

NR

22

Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)

7-1

NR

23

Notre Dame Prep (Md.)

7-5

19

24

Century (Md.)

8-0

NR

25

Colorado Academy (Colo.)

7-0

NR

       
Also considered (alphabetical order): Broadneck (Md.), Episcopal (Pa.), Good Counsel (Md.), Maryvale (Md.), Milton (Ga.), Moorestown (N.J.), Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), New Trier (Ill.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Sacred Heart (N.Y.), Skaneateles (N.Y.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Stone Ridge (Md.) Summit (N.J.)







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NORTHEAST TOP 10

1. Northport (N.Y.), 6-0

After a 16-5 win over neighboring Commack (N.Y.), Northport continued to roll along, defeating host Sachem North (N.Y.) 18-5. Bella German had five goals, Ella Cabrera had three goals, Julia Huxtable had two goals and six assists, Kaylie Mackiewicz had two goals and three assists and Shannon Smith had two goals and two assists. The Tigers square off against New Canaan (Conn.) in a showdown of national powerhouses April 23. Previous: 1

2. Darien (Conn.), 5-0

Chloe Humphrey had herself a day, scoring seven goals, including four eight-meter attempts, Holly McGuckin, Ryan Hagpgood and Ceci Stein had a pair of goals apiece and Kelly Holmes and Maggie Ramsay had one goal each as the Blue Wave opened up an 11-2 halftime lead in a decisive 15-4 win over Ridgewood (N.J.). Previous: 3

3. Victor (N.Y.), 6-1

The Blue Devils have emerged on the national stage courtesy of an 8-7 win at previously undefeated New Canaan (Conn.), then No. 4 in the country. It came on the heels of a one-goal loss at Darien (Conn.), followed by a 13-7 win over Skaneateles (N.Y.). Eva Pronti had four goals and seven assists, Devin Livingston had three goals and Amber DeRosa had a pair of goals. Previous: NR

4. New Canaan (Conn.), 5-1

The Rams rebounded from the one-goal defeat to Victor (N.Y.), a game in which senior Hollis Mulry went down with an injury, to defeat Wilton (Conn.) 14-6. New Canaan broke the game open with seven consecutive goals in an 11-minute span of the second half. Kaleigh Harden and Dillyn Patten scored four goals apiece and Stella Nolan added a hat trick, while Claire Mahoney made 11 saves. The Rams also pounded Longmeadow (Mass.) 16-4. Darien (Conn.), Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) and Northport (N.Y.) are on the horizon. Previous: 2

5. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 4-1

The Friars rebounded from their first loss of the season by defeating Sacred Heart (N.Y.), 13-10. Ava Biancardi led the way with five goals, Rose Christie had two goals and two assists, Rose Christie had two goals, Abby LoCascio had one goal and three assists and Megan Kenny had a pair of goals for St. Anthony’s, who take on Manhasset (N.Y.) and Greenwich Academy (Conn.) this week. Previous: 4

6. Manhasset (N.Y), 5-1

Alexis Morton had three goals and four assists, Mia LoPinto had three goals and an assist, Shea Panzik and Cate Leder scored three times apiece, Annalisa Massaro had two goals and one assist and Nicole Giannakopoulos and Caitlin Barrett added two goals each in a 19-7 win over Syosset (N.Y.). Previous: 5

7. Baldwinsville (N.Y.), 4-0

Brianna Peters had three goals and two assists, Mia Pozzi netted three goals, Carlie Desimone had two goals and four assists and Sophia Muscolino added a pair of goals in a 9-8 win over West Genesee (N.Y.). Next up is Shenendehowa (N.Y.). Previous: 6

8. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 9-0

The Patriots continue to roll along, defeating Walt Whitman (N.Y.), 17-9, after racing out to a 12-2 halftime lead. Courtney Quinn and Grave Balocca struck for three goals apiece, Kate Spinks had two goals and two assists, Brooke Ward and Ava Simonton both had two goals and an assist and Jillian Gironda had one goal and three assists in the win. Previous: 7

9. Garden City (N.Y.), 7-1

The Trojans made it seven straight wins since a season-opening one-goal loss to Ward Melville (N.Y.), beating Seaford (N.Y.), 16-10. Katie Gaven scored three goals and Carla Curth, Maureen Arendt and Kathryn Monaco added two goals each for Garden City, which meets Suffern (N.Y.) on April 23 at the Gains for Brains Tournament at Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.). Previous: 8

10. Wantagh (N.Y.), 6-1

The Warriors put up a season-high 20 goals in a 20-11 win over West Babylon (N.Y.) on April 14 in a second straight win since an 8-7 defeat at Garden City (N.Y.). Madison Taylor struck for six goals, three assists and 16 draw controls, Madison Alaimo added six goals and one assist and Eva Ingrilli had three goals and five assists for Wantagh ahead of this week’s showdown with St Anthony’s (N.Y.). Previous: 9

—​ Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC TOP 10

1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 11-0

The Gators won their huge showdown with McDonogh (Md.) 17-8 on April 11. St. Paul’s won both meetings last year including the IAAM A Conference final, and they set themselves up to do so again. St. Paul’s used early draw control dominance to stake themselves to a 7-0 lead. Six different Gator players scored in the run. Kendall Steer and Natalie Shurtleff both had four goals and an assist apiece. Lauren Steer, Frannie Hahn and Cait Gross all had two goals each, while Susan Radebaugh made eight saves. Lauren Steer and Cait Gross each had a pair of assists. St. Paul’s also flew by St. Mary’s Annapolis (Md.) 21-10 on April 13. They take on Archbishop Spalding (Md.) on April 20. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 10-1

The Eagles played Severn (Md.) on April 13 and faced Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) on April 16. McDonogh could not rally from a slow start in a 17-8 loss to St. Paul’s (Md.) on April 11. After falling behind 7-0, the Eagles cut their deficit to 12-7 but got no closer. Kori Edmondson had a hat trick in the loss and Ana Lee Vandiver posted two assists. McDonogh won’t move down since they already beat Archbishop Spalding (Md.), and faces another big challenge April 20 vs. Glenelg Country (Md.). Previous: 2

3. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 9-1

The Cavaliers rolled over Arundel (Md.) 17-4. They defeated Garrison Forest (Md.) 18-13 on April 13 as well. Spalding gets its shot at St. Paul’s (Md.) on April 20. Previous: 3

4. Glenelg Country (Md.), 11-1

The Dragons defeated Maryvale (Md.) 15-10 on April 11 in the start of a busy week. They got five goals and seven assists from Jaclyn Marszal in a 20-5 win over Mount de Sales (Md.) on April 13, then held off Severna Park (Md.) 13-12 behind a hat trick from Maddie Herman and five goals from Regan Byrne including the eventual game-winner, then finished the week with a 21-2 win over Dulaney (Md.) on April 16. Previous: 4

5. Glenelg High (Md.), 6-0

Glenelg was off over spring break this week. They play again April 20 against Marriotts Ridge (Md.). Previous: 6

6. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 8-0

The Patriots handed Conestoga (Pa.) their first loss of the season, 11-10. Machaela Henry had a hat trick, Ava Bleckley scored twice and won six draw controls, and Kiley Mottice recorded four point on two goals and two assists. The Patriots cruised by Bonner & Prendergast (Pa.) 22-1 on April 12. Machaela Henry had a hat trick to lead the offense. Sienna Golden won four draw controls. Previous: 8

7. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 9-2

Hannah Johnson scored five goals on seven shots including the game-winner with 45 seconds left for a 12-11 win over Notre Dame (Md.). JJ Suriano made 10 saves and Madi Carroll caused two game-changing turnovers for the Mawrtians. Bryn Mawr also topped Severn (Md.) 13-10. The Mawrtians have won four straight games. Previous: NR

8. Summit (N.J.), 5-1

Lily Spinner had four goals and an assist as the Hilltoppers defeated defending Tournament of Champions winner and former fifth-ranked Oak Knoll (N.J.) 10-8. Summit held Oak Knoll scoreless over the final 21 minutes. Summit’s only loss this season came at the hands of Sacred Heart (Conn.) in a nailbiter. Previous: NR

9. Notre Dame (Md.), 7-5

The Blazers lost to Bryn Mawr (Md.) 12-11 on April 13. It was the third one-goal loss of the year for Notre Dame, which has only lost to teams ranked higher than them this year. The Blazers will host Maryvale (Md.) in a key matchup on April 20. Previous: 9

10. Century (Md.), 8-0

The Knights defeated Liberty (Md.) 11-9 in the championship of the 4 Causes 4 Champions tournament on April 16. They advanced to the finals with a 9-7 win over previously unbeaten Broadneck (Md.) in the tournament semifinals. The tournament featured three of last year’s state champions plus Century, which was Carroll County (Md.) champion last year. Lauren Hackett scored five times in the final. Century led 9-4 at halftime. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil




PHOTO BY ANNA SCIPPIONE

Torrey Pines (Calif.) all smiles during a 16-9 win over La Costa Canyon. The Falcons have won six straight in-state games to return to the regional rankings.


SOUTH TOP 10

1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 14-2

The Stallions easily won a district championship last week, first defeating Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) 19-1, then overwhelming King’s Academy (Fla.) 19-0. American Heritage-Delray hosts regional quarterfinal action April 19. Previous: 1

2. Milton (Ga.), 14-2

The Eagles started last week with a 19-8 win over Pope and closed out the week with a 14-3 win over Johns Creek (Ga.). Previous: 2

3. Hockaday (Texas), 14-0

The Daises continued their unbeaten season by defeating Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) 17-8. Previous: 3

4. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 18-1

The Warriors won a district championship after defeating Land O’ Lakes (Fla.) 20-2 and Wiregrass Ranch (Fla.) 20-2. Junior Kaitlin Price had three goals and three assists versus Land O’ Lakes. Previous: 4

5. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 15-1

After nearly two weeks off, the Titans defeated Chattahoochee (Ga.) 16-7. Blessed Trinity closes out the regular season April 22 against North Gwinnett (Ga). Previous: 5

6. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 13-2

Crowned division champions, the Highlanders are off to the regional quarterfinals. Lake Highland Prep defeated Trinity Prep (Fla.) 18-1 in the district semifinals. The Highlanders claimed the division title with a 16-6 win over Bishop Moore (Fla.). Previous: 6

7. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 17-3

Easily claiming a division championship, the Bears defeated Creekside (Fla.) 20-2. Bartram Trail advanced to the division championship with an 18-1 win over Buchholz (Fla.). Senior Marina Dean provided a seven-goal effort against Buchholz. Previous: 7

8. East Chapel Hill (N.C.), 12-1

Thanks to sophomore Kate Levy’s big week, the Wildcats rebuilt their winning streak. East Chapel Hill defeated Chapel Hill (N.C.) 13-6 then blanked Jordan (N.C.) 17-0. Levy scored seven times against Chapel Hill before adding a pair of tallies versus Jordan. Previous: 8

9. Vero Beach (Fla.), 13-3

After losing its season finale to Pine Crest (Fla.), Vero Beach kicked off playoff action with a pair of wins. Vero Beach defeated Melbourne (Fla.) 18-3 followed by a 12-4 win over Viera (Fla.). Kiera Runske provided four goals against Melbourne. Previous: 9

10. Hillgrove (Ga.), 14-1

The Hawks pulled off a pair of tight victories last week. Hillgrove started the week with a 13-11 win over Lassiter (Ga.) followed by a 13-10 win over Walton (Ga.). Sophomore Marleigh Belinfanti had 10 goals for the week, including seven versus Lassiter. Emily Bond, a senior committed to Kent State, scored six goals and added three assists, four groundballs and three caused turnovers against Lassiter. Previous: 10

—​ Justin Boggs

MIDWEST TOP 10

1. New Trier (Ill.), 5-0

The Trevians scored a big 11-10 victory over 2021 state champion and longtime rival Loyola Academy (Ill.). Down 7-4 at halftime, senior Grace Curry and junior Audrey Rudolph scored free-position goals to get New Trier back in the game, and knotted at nine with 7:29 left, sophomore Hana Asghari gave the Trevians the lead for good with a dodge followed by a well-placed shot. Previous: 2

2. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 6-3

The Ramblers have no time to mourn after their loss to New Trier (Ill.) as they head back east for Maryland tournament matchups with Stone Ridge (Md.), Paul VI (Va.), Good Counsel (Md.) and Elizabeth Seton (Md.), one of which is ranked in the national top 25 (Good Counsel) and two more that are receiving votes (Paul VI and Stone Ridge). Previous: 1

3. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 3-0

The Pioneers have been a scoring machine early in 2022, averaging more than 18 goals per game in Mitten State wins over Forest Hills Northern, Forest Hills Central and Mattawan. Previous: 3

4. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 8-0

The Golden Bears held Buckeye State foes Sycamore and Olentangy to a combined five goals over the weekend. While the defense held steady, Camryn Callaghan delivered a pair of four-goal, one-assist performances and Kampbell Stone also had a hat trick against Sycamore. Previous: 5

5. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 7-1

The Red Devils have a big trip coming to the Mitten State, but first they had to battle their way out of the Land of Lincoln, edging York (Ill.) 8-6 on April 16. That sets the stage for back-to-back games against East Grand Rapids (Mich.) and Rockford (Mich.) on April 22 and 23, respectively. Previous: 4

6. Jackson (Ohio), 7-1

The Polar Bears made a big statement April 16 with a 14-9 victory over previously undefeated New Albany. Per Jackson coach John Kroah, an earlier loss to Upper Arlington was a "punch in the mouth and reality check for us" and the team has been superb since then. Previous: 9

7. Carmel (Ind.), 7-0

The Greyhounds had a tough challenge coming out of spring break but were able to edge Kentucky Country Day (Ky.), 11-8. This week for Carmel will be highlighted by an April 21 clash of unbeaten teams against Guerin Catholic (Ind.). Previous: 8

8. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.), 2-1

The Huskies have proven to be very much for real in two games against the Mitten State's foremost powers, dropping a tight contest against East Grand Rapids (15-11) and edging Rockford (12-10). Previous: NR

9. New Albany (Ohio), 6-1

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season to red-hot Jackson (Ohio), but New Albany has plenty of chances remaining to prove itself against top competition, including Land of Lincoln power New Trier (April 23) and Buckeye State rival Upper Arlington (April 28). Previous: 6

10. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 8-0

The undefeated Golden Eagles have a challenging schedule coming up. Not only does Guerin Catholic face Carmel (Ind.), but it then goes on a long road trip that starts with another challenging in-state foe in Cathedral (Ind.). Previous: 10

—​ Jonah Rosenblum

WEST TOP 10

1. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 7-0

The Mustangs clinched their hold on the top spot in the West with a 13-8 win over No. 2 St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) on April 16. They had begun the week with a 20-10 win over ThunderRidge (Colo.) behind Charlotte Corkins’ six goals and two assists. Zoe Martin added four goals, Vivian Leuthold had three goals and one assist and Skylar May contributed a hat trick and two assists. Previous: 1

2. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 13-2

The Wildcats dropped both their games in Colorado last week, falling to unranked Cherry Creek, 11-10, on April 14 before the loss to Colorado Academy. Cherry Creek took an 8-7 lead into halftime and the two teams played an even second half, as St. Ignatius just came up short. They get a little break this week before resuming play April 23 against San Ramon Valley (Calif.). Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 14-1

The Knights beat former No. 7 Palos Verdes (Calif.) 16-4 on April 15 for their 10th straight win since a one-goal loss to St. Ignatius in March. Courtney Copeland and Brynn Perkins each recorded three points on two goals and an assist, and four others contributed two goals. Copeland also had a team-high 11 ground balls and one caused turnover. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 6-2

The Eagles collected another solid win, beating Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 9-7 last week to remain unbeaten by in-state competition. They’ll put that to the test this week in a game against Colorado Academy on April 21. Tess Osburn had three goals to lead Valor against Regis, while Reagan Digby tallied a team-high five points on one goal and four assists. Previous: 8

5. Park City (Utah), 7-0

The Miners had the week off and won’t be back in action until April 20. Samantha Riely and Lilly Hunt are each averaging four goals a game to lead Park City’s attack. Previous: 5

6. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 7-2

The Gators were idle for a second straight week, and they will have gone 20 days between games when they return to the field April 21 at Menlo-Atherton (Calif.). SHP has played six games decided by five points or less, including both its losses, and three of those games were decided by two goals or less. Previous: 6

7. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 7-3

The Falcons return to the rankings after going unbeaten over six straight in-state games, including a 16-9 win over La Costa Canyon and 15-4 victory against Granite Hills last week. Against LCC,  Reese Loseke had four goals and two assists and Tatum Bryant scored five goals. Laurel Gonzalez scored four goals and dominated on the draw control in the win over Granite Hills. They only have one loss in California, in the opener against Foothill, and their other two defeats were at the hands of a quality Hockaday (Texas) team and Mid-Atlantic foe Penn Charter (Pa.). Previous: NR

8. Scripps Ranch (Calif.), 12-1          

The Falcons’ San Diego Section record win streak ended at 42 games. La Jolla (Calif.) handed them their first loss since April 2019, beating them 15-7 on April 13. Scripps Ranch beat Patrick Henry (Calif.) 13-4 earlier in the week. Previous: 4

9. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 6-0

Piper Daskalos scored two goals and assisted two others as the Crusaders beat Newberg (Ore.) 13-1 on April 13. Four others also scored two goals. Jesuit faces Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) on April 19. Previous: 9

10. Issaquah (Wash.), 7-0

The Eagles were off from games last week but return to face Lake Sammamish (Wash.) on the road April 19. 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