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With every region in full swing and many in the South already into their playoffs, rankings should be firming up. Instead, there were more changes with a new No. 2 that reshuffled teams behind it, while two new teams entered the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25.

Darien (Conn.) is the new No. 2 team in the country. All it took was the two-day Gains for Brains tournament on Long Island to shake up the regional rankings. Darien vaulted higher after knocking off New Canaan (Conn.), which defeated former No. 1 Northport (N.Y.), and the dominos fell from there. Bronxville (N.Y.) soared into the Top 25 at No. 14 with its convincing wins drawing notice and its one-goal loss to New Canaan looking better every day.

Maryvale Prep (Md.) used a win over formerly ranked Notre Dame Prep (Md.) to ascend into the Top 25. Its only losses this year have come to national top 20 teams. Not every result shows up in the National Top 25, but only the West Region seemed to escape a week in which highly regarded programs uncharacteristically found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

In the South, it was Hillgrove (Ga.) handing Milton (Ga.) its first in-state loss since 2016, a testament both to Milton’s remarkable consistency and to Hillgrove’s development.

In the Midwest, a loss two weeks earlier by Loyola (Ill.) to rival New Trier (Ill.) coupled with a pair of losses last week for New Trier left the region rankings impossibly tangled.

For the second straight year in the Mid-Atlantic, Glenelg Country (Md.) followed St. Paul’s (Md.) lead in shutting down McDonogh (Md.). St. Paul’s (Md.) remained rigidly fixed at the top of the Mid-Atlantic rankings with Glenelg Country Day riding its win over McDonogh to move by the Eagles as well as Archbishop Spalding (Md.), the only team to beat Glenelg Country Day. Maryvale’s win over NDP pushed the Lions into the region’s Top 10 and opened the door for unbeaten Century (Md.) to move up a spot.

American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) again retained the top spot in the South with Steinbrenner (Fla.) jumping to second as Hillgrove’s win knocked Milton (Ga.) down to fifth and pushed it from 10th to fourth behind Hockaday (Texas). Florida playoffs are in full swing with teams looking to close out their seasons with championship runs.

The Midwest Region was upended. It is difficult to believe there could be five teams better than perennial power Loyola in the Midwest, but trying to compare scores leaves it that way this week. They key came two weeks ago when New Trier (Ill.) edged Loyola (Ill.). Then last week, unbeaten Upper Arlington (Ohio) and New Albany (Ohio) both beat New Trier. Those wins pushed them ahead of New Trier. To make things more complicated, Jackson (Ohio) also jumps ahead of New Trier and Loyola because its only loss of the year is to Upper Arlington and it defeated New Albany head-to-head.

The West made it easy on the rankings with the top six winning to remain all in place led by nationally ranked and unbeaten Colorado Academy (Colo.). Cherry Creek (Colo.) returns to the region rankings after a pair of reassuring wins and Woodlinville (Wash.) joins the rankings for the first time.

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April 26, 2022


St. Paul's (Md.)




Darien (Conn.)




Glenelg Country (Md.)




Victor (N.Y.)




New Canaan (Conn.)




Northport (N.Y.)




McDonogh (Md.)




Archbishop Spalding (Md.)




St. Anthony's (N.Y.)




Manhasset (N.Y.)




Glenelg (Md.)




Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)




Baldwinsville (N.Y.)




Bronxville (N.Y.)




Ward Melville (N.Y.)




Garden City (N.Y.)




American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)




Bryn Mawr (Md.)




Sacred Heart (Conn.)




Summit (N.J.)




Wantagh (N.Y.)




Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)




Century (Md.)




Colorado Academy (Colo.)




Maryvale (Md.)



Also considered (alphabetical order): Broadneck (Md.), Episcopal (Pa.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Good Counsel (Md.), Massapequa (N.Y.), Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), New Trier (Ill.), North Shore (N.Y.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Paul VI (Va.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Stone Ridge (Md.) Upper Arlington (Ohio), Wilton (Conn.)

Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Rankings
National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
| South Girls' Top 10
Midwest Boys' Top 10
| Midwest Girls' Top 10
West Boys' Top 10
| West Girls' Top 10


1. Darien (Conn.), 7-0

Round One went to the Blue Wave, which defeated New Canaan (Conn.) 15-11 in what could be the first of three meetings this season. Chloe Humphrey showed why she’s the top-ranked junior recruit in the country with the North Carolina commit pouring in five goals. Ceci Stein had four goals and two assists and Ryan Hapgood added three goals and an assist for Darien, which then won at Staples (Conn.) 14-8. Previous: 2

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

After a monumental leap a week ago, the Blue Devils were idle this week, but moved up a spot because of the results around them. Victor has Irondequoit (N.Y.), Greece Storm (N.Y.) and West Genesee (N.Y.) this week. Previous: 3

3. New Canaan (Conn.), 7-2

New Canaan (Conn.) rebounded from a loss to rival Darien (Conn.) by defeating a pair of Long Island opponents. First it was Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) and then a minor upset of Northport (N.Y.) by identical 12-8 scores. In the anticipated showdown against Northport, Dillyn Patten and Devon Russell scored three goals apiece and Lexie Tully added two goals and an assist. Previous: 4

4. Northport (N.Y.) 9-1

The Tigers’ winning streak that dated back to 2019 was snapped at 46 games when New Canaan (Conn.) came to Long Island to defeat Northport (N.Y.), 12-8, on April 23 at the Gains for Brains Tournament. The Rams capitalized on a yellow card to score four times to create some separation in what was a tight game. Previous: 1

5. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 7-1

The Friars turned up the intensity defensively to defeat Greenwich Academy (Conn.) 6-5 on April 23 as part of the Gains for Brains Tournament. Shea Lembo made nine saves and Samantha Baker, Taylor Cullen and Amanda Paci led the defensive unit. Offensively, Tess Calabria scored twice as St. Anthony’s raced out to a 5-1 lead in the first half. They tripped up Manhasset (N.Y.) 12-9 earlier in the week to stay ahead of the Indians. Previous: 5

6. Manhasset (N.Y), 6-2

Alexis Morton had three goals and an assist, Caitlin Barrett struck for three goals, Holly Newman had a pair of goals and Hannah Rubin and Ruby Cacioppo made six saves apiece for the Indians in a 12-9 home loss to higher ranked St. Anthony’s (N.Y.). Previous: 6

7. Baldwinsville (N.Y.), 5-0

Carlie Desimone scored five goals, Grace Hollenbeck had three goals, Sophia Muscolino had two goals and one assist and Brianna Peters scored twice for Baldwinsville (N.Y.) in a 13-5 win over Shenendehowa (N.Y.) to remain undefeated. Previous: 7

8. Bronxville (N.Y.), 9-1

After a comprehensive 16-7 win over Suffern (N.Y.), the Broncos defeated Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 11-7 on the second day of the Gains for Brains Tournament at Mt. Sinai on April 24. Kiki Tormey had three goals, Catherine Berkery had two goals and two assists, Molly Krestinksi had a pair of goals and twin Megan Krestinski had one goal and three assists for Bronxville (N.Y.), whose only loss is by one goal to New Canaan (Conn.). Previous: 10

9. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 10-0

Grace Balocca had five goals, Kate Spinks added four, Ava Simonton netted a hat trick and Grace Mulham had four assists to pace Ward Melville (N.Y.) to a 15-5 win over Sachem East (N.Y.). Previous: 8

10. Garden City (N.Y.), 8-1

Caitlin McNaboe scored four goals, including the overtime winner, Kyle Finnell had three goals and Carla Curth had one goal and two assists in a 10-9 win over Suffern (N.Y.) at the Gains for Brains Tournament at Cold Spring Harbor on April 23. Previous: 9

—​ Dylan Butler


1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 13-0

The Gators trailed by a pair of goals at halftime before rallying for a 13-11 win over Archbishop Spalding (Md.) on April 20. The win keeps them perfect in the IAAM A Conference and overall. Lauren Steer scored four goals to pace an offense that got two goals apiece from Natalie Shurtleff, Kendall Steer and Anna Regan. Frannie Hahn had four helpers. Regan had four second-half draw controls and Shurtleff picked up three draws to help change the momentum. The Gators knocked off Garrison Forest (Md.) 14-6 as well. They conclude the regular season with Mount de Sales (Md.) and then No. 2 Glenelg Country (Md.) in a key final matchup. Previous: 1

2. Glenelg Country (Md.), 13-1

The Dragons used a hat trick and two assists from Jaclyn Marzsal and 10 saves from Stephanie Marzsal to knock off McDonogh (Md.) 10-5. It’s the second straight season in which they have won the regular-season matchup with the Eagles. Regan Byrne and Blair Byrne each had two goals apiece. There was no letdown from the big win as Glenelg Country then topped Roland Park Country (Md.) 19-12 to improve to 10-1 in conference play heading into their April 27 showdown with No. 1 St. Paul’s (Md.). Previous: 4

3. McDonogh (Md.), 11-2

The Eagles lost 10-5 to Glenelg Country (Md.) despite Kori Edmondson scoring twice. The game was just the second this season in which McDonogh has not scored in double figures. The Eagles bounced back with a 20-5 win over Gerstell (Md.) to go to 8-2 in the conference. It’s another big week with Bryn Mawr (Md.) on April 25, Notre Dame Prep (Md.) on April 27 and Roland Park Country (Md.) on April 29 to conclude the regular season. Previous: 2

4. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 10-2

The Cavaliers took a 6-4 lead into halftime against top-ranked St. Paul’s (Md.) before falling 13-11 for their second loss in conference play. Gabby Greene fired in four goals while Reese Dowgiallo had a hat trick and an assist. Colleen Berardino made seven saves. Spalding rebounded with a big 14-6 win over a dangerous Maryvale (Md.) team. Previous: 3

5. Glenelg High (Md.), 10-0

Glenelg jumped all over Wilde Lake in a 20-1 win to improve to 5-0 in Howard County. Emma Kennedy scored five goals to go with three assists and Reese Allnutt delivered five assists and two goals, the eighth time this year that she has had at least three assists in a game. Lauren LaPointe had four goals. Maura Murphy scored six goals and had two assists in a 17-4 win over Marriotts Ridge (Md.) in a battle of Howard County unbeatens. Kennedy had four goals and three assists in the decisive win. Previous: 5

6. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 11-0

The Patriots pulled away from Notre Dame Prep (Md.) for an 11-7 win. Chloe Bleckley had a hat trick and Emma Talago and Ava Bleckley scored two goals apiece. Bridget Robinson stopped six saves. The Patriots topped Little Flower (Pa.) 20-0 with Ella Wright securing six draw controls and Machaela Henry supplying three assists. Kiley Mottice netted five goals in a 20-2 win over Villa Maria Academy (Pa.). Carroll faces defending state champion Radnor (Pa.) on April 30. Previous: 6

7. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 8-2

The Mawrtians picked up a pair of wins in the week to run their unbeaten streak to six games. Bryn Mawr dominated St. Mary’s Annapolis (Md.) 19-8 and overtook Mount de Sales (Md.) 15-7. They were scheduled to face McDonogh (Md.) on April 25 and finish the regular season with games against Garrison Forest (Md.) and Archbishop Spalding (Md.). Previous: 7

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

Down 6-2 at halftime, the Hilltoppers rallied to post a 12-11 win over Episcopal (Pa.). Jane Freeman scored once and assisted on five goals, and Ashley Thomas and Lauren Riley had hat tricks. Thomas and Lily Spinner each had hat tricks in a 16-2 win over Westfield (N.J.). Thomas scored five goals, Riley had four goals and Freeman found the back of the net three times in a 21-3 win over Madison (N.J.). Previous: 8

9. Century (Md.), 10-0

Lauren Hackett and Jasmine Stanton scored six goals apiece in the Knights’ 17-8 win over Westminster (Md.). Caroline Little added a pair of tallies as well as an assist as Century moved into sole possession of first place in the Carroll County Athletic League. The Knights were 19-9 winners over South Carroll (Md.). This week they again face Liberty (Md.), which gave them their closest contest to date – an 11-9 challenge on April 16. Previous: 10

10. Maryvale (Md.), 9-5

The Lions won a matchup over Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 12-8 to inch into the Top 10. Maryvale turned around and lost to Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 14-6. Their losses this year have come to Spalding, Glenelg Country (Md.), Bryn Mawr (Md.) in overtime, St. Paul’s (Md.), and McDonogh (Md.). Maryvale is 6-5 in conference to hold the sixth spot, one spot ahead of Garrison Forest (Md.) whom they defeated 14-7. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil


1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 15-2

The Stallions remained undefeated against in-state opponents by defeating Calvary Christian Academy (Fla.) 23-7. Sophomore Caroline Byrd had an impressive four-goal, eight-assist effort in the win. Victoria Tomonto added four goals. American Heritage faces South Fork (Fla.) on April 27. Previous: 1

2. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 19-1

After defeating Wiregrass Ranch in the district playoffs, the Warriors once against defeated the Bulls last week. Led by Zoey Lind’s four goals, Steinbrenner defeated Wiregrass Ranch 21-3. Twelve Warriors scored goals in the contest. Steinbrenner next faces Gulf Coast (Fla.). Previous: 4

3. Hockaday (Texas), 15-1

The Daisies had their perfect season upended last week with a 17-9 loss to Bishop Ireton (Va.). Hockaday closed out the week with a 20-15 victory over Kinkaid (Texas). Previous: 3

4. Hillgrove (Ga.), 14-1

Since losing to Creekview (Ga.) earlier this season, the Hawks have responded with 13 wins in a row, including a statement 7-6 overtime victory last week over perennial state champs Milton (Ga.). It’s the first loss in-state for Milton since the 2016 state final, when Walton (Ga.) beat them. Lauren Render scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Hillgrove after goalie Cybella Smith made a huge save on a free position shot. Hillgrove trailed 5-4 at halftime. Hillgrove also defeated Starr’s Mill (Ga.) 15-3. Hillgrove faces North Gwinnett (Ga.) on Wednesday. Previous: 10

5. Milton (Ga.), 15-3

The Eagles lost to an in-state opponent for the first time in more than five years after dropping a 7-6 overtime decision to Hillgrove (Ga.). Milton recovered on April 21 with a 12-5 win over Chattahoochee (Ga.). Junior Emma Heenan led the way against Chattahoochee with a hat trick. Previous: 2

6. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 17-1

Playing just two games in the month of April, the Titans ended the regular season with a 16-6 win over North Gwinnett (Ga.) on April 22. The well-rested Titans have the state playoffs next. Previous: 5

7. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 14-2

The Highlanders opened the state playoffs with a 17-1 win over The First Academy (Fla.) on April 19. Lake Highland Prep next faces Bishop Moore (Fla.). Previous: 6

8. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 18-3

The Bears began their state tournament journey with a 21-2 win over Bucholz (Fla.) on April 22. Bartram Trail faces Oviedo (Fla.) in the regional semifinals. Previous: 7

9. East Chapel Hill (N.C.), 14-1

The Wildcats capsized Topsail’s (N.C.) perfect season with a 23-12 win over the Pirates. Earlier in the week, East Chapel Hill blanked Riverside-Dunham (N.C.) 21-0. East Chapel Hill awaits its postseason opponent. Previous: 8

10. Vero Beach (Fla.), 14-3

Opening the state playoffs, Vero Beach shut out Winter Park (Fla.) 16-0. Alexa Vega led the way with five goals while Allie Rhoades added four tallies. Vero Beach next faces Viera (Fla.) in the regional semifinals. Vero Beach beat Viera 15-7 in the district finals. Previous: 9

—​ Justin Boggs


1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 10-0

The undefeated Golden Bears picked up one of the biggest wins of the week in the Midwest, topping Land of Lincoln power New Trier (Ill.), 7-5. Senior Camryn Callaghan scored four of Upper Arlington's seven goals, sophomore Lilly Boyle tacked on two more and the defense put on a remarkable performance, including nine saves by senior keeper Elizabeth Goth. Previous: 4

2. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 5-0

The Pioneers came up clutch, starting with topping Detroit Country Day (Mich.) in overtime, helped by a pair of LaMange-to-LaMange goals as Vivian twice dished to sister Eliana in the extra period. The LaMange sisters and the Pioneers were back at it April 22 with Eliana scoring four goals, Vivian notching four assists and EGR picking up an 11-8 victory over Hinsdale Central (Ill.). Previous: 3

3. Jackson (Ohio), 9-1

The Polar Bears had a convincing week, topping a solid Hudson (Ohio) program by 10 goals and then beating Loveland (Ohio) by 15. Jackson hosts a big-time foe April 29 in Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), which currently holds an 8-2 record with its only in-state loss coming to Upper Arlington. Previous: 6

4. New Albany (Ohio), 9-1

The Eagles matched the Golden Bears' feat with their own two-goal victory over the Trevians. Annika Duncan saved half the shots she faced while Abby Cole and Ellie McClelland tallied hat tricks for New Albany. On the docket for the Eagles this week? A rivalry battle with the Golden Bears of Upper Arlington (Ohio). Previous: 9

5. New Trier (Ill.), 7-2

The Trevians absorbed their first two losses of the season on a trip to the Buckeye State, dropping a pair of two-goal contests to Upper Arlington and New Albany. Despite the tough results, New Trier junior Addie Shevitz had a fine weekend, including five points (four goals and an assist) against the Eagles. Previous: 1

6. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 9-5

Don't be fooled by the record. The Ramblers have played arguably the hardest schedule of any team in the Midwest. In a week that saw Loyola Academy beat Montini Catholic (Ill.) and Elizabeth Seton (Md.) and fall to Good Counsel (Md.) and Stone Ridge (Md.), both of which are receiving votes in the national rankings, Maeve Dwyer totaled nine goals, eight assists and 17 draws while Adrienne Leone notched 10 goals. The Ramblers have a chance to demonstrate all they gained from the formidable foes they faced on the East Coast when they make their Land of Lincoln return against a very dangerous Hinsdale Central team. Previous: 2

7. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 8-2

The Red Devils bounced back from a three-goal loss to East Grand Rapids (Mich.) with an impressive 14-4 win over another Mitten State power in Rockford (Mich.). Seven different Hinsdale Central players scored in the win, with juniors Emily Brankin (four goals) and Ariana Tavoso (three goals, one assist) combining to score seven goals. Previous: 5

8. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 11-0

In a battle of undefeated Hoosier State squads, the Golden Eagles prevailed, 11-10, over Carmel (Ind.). Guerin Catholic got a balanced offensive performance, including Gabbie Thomas notching two assists and the game-winning goal, while Ruth Abdalla (14 saves) and the defense were nothing short of stellar. The defense was similarly sharp in holding Assumption (Ky.) to seven shots in a 19-2 victory April 23. Previous: 10

9. Carmel (Ind.), 11-1

The Greyhounds bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Guerin Catholic in style, outscoring Assumption (Ky.), Penn (Ind.) and Westfield (Ind.) by a combined margin of 52-13. Anna Dumke ended a busy weekend with three goals, a game-high four ground balls and two forced turnovers against Penn. Previous: 7

10. Prior Lake (Minn.), 3-0

The Lakers are off to an impressive start, including a 13-8 victory over a solid Edina (Minn.) squad. Five different Prior Lake players scored multiple goals in the win, with Ava Schlitz and Nina Winter recording hat tricks and Jayne Bernick, Megan Sporney and Rachel Ward tacking on two goals apiece. Previous: NR

—​ Jonah Rosenblum


1. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 9-0

Zoe Martin scored five goals and Anna Colpack added two goals and two assists to lead the Mustangs to a 12-8 win over ranked Valor Christian (Colo.) early last week. They then added a 16-5 win over Chatfield (Colo.) on April 23 to keep their perfect record intact. Previous: 1

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

The Wildcats were idle last week after dropping both their games in Colorado the week prior, falling to Cherry Creek by a goal before a loss to Colorado Academy. They are back in action April 27 against Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.). Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 16-1

Elena Torres scored six goals and assisted two others, Tatum Walshe had five goals and three assists and Grace Cumming added four goals and two assists, as the Knights outscored El Dorado (Calif.) and St. Margaret’s (Calif.) 36-7 last week. Zoey Stephens led the team in ground balls with 11 over the two games, Ali Shimabuku added 10, Courtney Copeland had nine and Taylor Puma collected eight. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 8-3

Kaley Kakac recorded a hat trick and Reagan Digby added two goals and two assists in Valor Christian’s 12-8 loss to Colorado Academy (Colo.). The Eagles bounced back with a 15-2 win at Ralston Valley (Colo.) on April 23. Previous: 4

5. Park City (Utah), 8-0

The Miners returned from a 12-day break from action to beat Maple Mountain (Utah) 17-1 as Lilly Hunt and Samantha Riely each tallied four goals and one assist. Rogan Crawford added a hat trick, and Macy Hoeksema added two goals and one assist. Previous: 5

6. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 11-2

The Gators showed no rust from a two-week layoff, as they won three games in three days, including outscoring Menlo (Calif.) and Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) 33-4. Their game against Marin Academy (Calif.) was much closer, but there was no letting down in the 13-10 victory. Previous: 6

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 10-2

The Bruins are back in the Top 10 after a three-win week, including a 12-9 decision at Regis Jesuit (Colo.) on April 22. Cherry Creek was trailing by one at halftime against Regis but rallied with five goals in the second half. Before that, the Bruins outscored Columbine (Colo.) and Grandview (Colo.) 41-4. Previous: NR

8. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 9-3

The Falcons beat San Marcos (Calif.) 12-9 in their only game last week. They are back in action April 26 at Canyon Crest Academy (Calif.). Foothill remains the only in-state opponent to beat Torrey Pines. Previous: 7

9. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 8-0

Piper Daskalos had a hand in eight goals to lead Jesuit to a 17-11 win over Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) last week, scoring seven of them and assisting another. Gigi Abernethy added four goals and three assists. Sydney Kim had a team-high four caused turnovers. Previous: 9

10. Woodinville (Wash.), 6-1

The Falcons enter the rankings after a pair of wins last week, as they’ve bounced back from a one-goal loss to previously-ranked Issaquah (Wash.). They have games this week against Holy Names (Wash.) and Bellingham (Wash.). Previous: NR

—​ Laurel Pfahler


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