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Agnes Irwin shot up from No. 20 to No. 11 in this week's national Top 25.

Agnes Irwin Soaring Up USA Lacrosse High School Girls' National Top 25

May 21, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Strohsacker

The USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 has one new team and a few key moves, all courtesy of late-season matchups that carry weighty consideration. New to the Top 25 is Glenelg High (Md.), a strong public school program that snapped a 36-game winning streak by Manchester Valley (Md.) to slide in at No. 23.

Meeting in the middle of the rankings are Agnes Irwin (Pa.) and Episcopal (Pa.). They could see each other a third time soon, but Agnes Irwin has won each of the first two meetings after a shaky start to the season. The losses are the only ones of the year for Episcopal, which owns a high-quality win over No. 4 McDonogh that keeps the Churchwomen in the top half of the rankings.

Further down is another change after Hotchkiss School (Conn.) dropped behind Sacred Heart Greenwich (Conn.) after suffering its first loss of the season. Sacred Heart Greenwich may have benefited from facing a few more of the higher-ranked teams than Hotchkiss.

Four unbeatens remain with Good Counsel (Md.) and Colorado Academy (Colo.) successfully finishing perfect seasons. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Sayville (N.Y.) have a chance to do so also, but both will need title runs to close the year.


High school rankings are compiled by USA Lacrosse Magazine writers with input from coaches around the country. Teams with post-graduate players are not eligible, nor are those from outside the United States. These rankings are not affiliated with the official USA Lacrosse High School Awards program overseen by area chairs.






1St. Anthony's (N.Y.)17-01
2Good Counsel (Md.)21-02
3St. Paul's (Md.)16-53
4McDonogh (Md.)17-25
5New Canaan (Conn.)15-1-16
6St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.)22-17
7Garden City (N.Y.)16-18
8Wilton (Conn.)13-29
9Darien (Conn.)13-3-110
10Stone Ridge (Md.)16-411
11Agnes Irwin (Pa.)14-420
12Episcopal (Pa.)19-24
13Maryvale (Md.)16-312
14Noble & Greenough (Mass.)18-114
15Sayville (N.Y.)17-015
16Archbishop Spalding (Md.)12-516
17Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)16-217
18American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)22-118
19Sacred Heart Greenwich (Conn.)15-321
20Severna Park (Md.)17-123
21Hotchkiss School (Conn.)13-113
22Summit (N.J.)13-422
23Glenelg High (Md.)14-1NR
24Manchester Valley (Md.)17-119
25Colorado Academy (Colo.)19-024


Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), Cape Henlopen (Del.), Century (Md.), Commack (N.Y.), Conestoga (Pa.), Downingtown West (Pa.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), John Carroll (Md.), Loyola (Ill.), Manheim Township (Pa.), Moorestown (N.J.), Morristown (N.J.), Notre Dame Academy (Mass.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Nyack (N.Y.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Radnor (Pa.), Rocky Point (N.Y.), Rye (N.Y.), Smithtown West (N.Y.), St. John's College (D.C.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Victor (N.Y.), Ward Melville (N.Y.)