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Movement Outside Top 5 in USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Top 25

April 9, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Strohsacker

The USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 has four new teams and movement galore thanks to a multitude of high-quality matchups. The top four teams remain the same with St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) pacing the group.

Good Counsel (Md.) made the most of its opportunity at the Spring Fling hosted by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.). By knocking off previously unbeaten St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) impressively and getting by Stone Ridge (Md.), the Falcons vaulted four spots into a top 10 that is heavy with strong Mid-Atlantic teams. STAB had handed Archbishop Spalding (Md.) its first loss of the year.

Another top-10 matchup went to Darien (Conn.), which won its season opener over a well-developing St. Paul’s (Md.) team. Darien will take on McDonogh (Md.) late this week in another outstanding top-five meeting.

Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) and Sacred Heart (Conn.) moved into the Top 25 after big wins in their first two weeks. Another pair of New York teams — John Jay-Cross River and Nyack — ride unbeaten starts into the Top 25.

New Jersey teams got underway, and the Garden State’s top team, Summit (N.J.), fell to No. 2 Episcopal (Pa.). Minnesota is one of the final states just kicking off this week while at the same time Florida begins playoffs meaning plenty of big stakes contests.


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.)5-01
2Episcopal (Pa.)11-02
3McDonogh (Md.)5-13
4New Canaan (Conn.)1-04
5Darien (Conn.)1-05
6Good Counsel (Md.)11-010
7St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.)10-16
8Stone Ridge (Md.)7-27
9St. Paul's (Md.)8-211
10Archbishop Spalding (Md.)6-18
11Garden City (N.Y.)4-012
12Wilton (Conn.)3-013
13Hotchkiss School (Conn.)3-015
14Noble & Greenough (Mass.)3-119
15Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)5-0NR
16Sacred Heart (Conn.)3-1NR
17American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)15-117
18Georgetown Visitation (D.C.)5-221
19Maryvale (Md.)8-122
20Skaneateles (N.Y.)2-024
21Summit (N.J.)2-118
22John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.)4-0NR
23Glenelg Country (Md.)4-323
24Nyack (N.Y.)5-0NR
25Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)4-025

Also considered (alphabetical order): Agnes Irwin (Pa.), Cape Henlopen (Del.), Chatham (N.J.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Conestoga (Pa.), Glenelg High (Md.), Liberty (Md.), Loyola (Ill.), Manchester Valley (Md.), Moorestown (N.J.), Morristown (N.J.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Paul VI (Va.), Penncrest (Pa.), Radnor (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.), Sayville (N.Y.), Severna Park (Md.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), St. John's College (D.C.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Upper Arlington (Ohio), West Genesee (N.Y.)