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Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Regional Top 10 Rankings

June 13, 2023
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)

Every Tuesday during the high school lacrosse season, USA Lacrosse updates Regional Top 10 and National Top 25 rankings to reflect the results of the previous week.

Below are the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ Regional Top 10 updates through games played June 11, not including the South and West Regions, which finished its season. 

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.), 21-0

The Blue Wave defeated Greenwich (Conn.) 15-5 in the semifinals to advance to the state championship game for the 15th time overall and ninth time in the last 10 years. Darien (Conn.) is 11-3 all-time in state championship games. One of those losses came to New Canaan (Conn.) a year ago. The Blue Wave meets the Rams in the Class L title game, which was moved to June 13 due to inclement weather. Previous: 1

2. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 20-0

Mikaela Mooney scored four goals and had one assist, Katie Clare scored three goals, Ava Meyn had two goals and one assist and Haydin Eisfeld had one goal and two assists in a 13-5 victory over John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.) in the New York State Class C championship game. It is the Phantoms’ first-ever state title and second undefeated season in three years, but there was no state championship game in 2021 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Previous: 2

3. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 16-2

The Friars edged Sacred Heart (N.Y.) 8-7 to win a fourth straight CHSAA Class AA championship. Brooke Long and Megan Kenny scored two goals apiece, Tess Calabria had one goal and two assists, Jill Lopez had one goal and one assist and Shea Lembo and Lexi Zenk made three saves apiece, with Zenk making a key free position save with 1:27 left to secure yet another St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) championship. Previous: 3

4. Sacred Heart (Conn.), 16-1

After beating Dexter Southfield (Mass.) 12-3 in the semifinals, Sacred Heart (Conn.) defeated Exeter Academy (N.H.) 15-5 to win the Prep Invitational. Karina Sethi scored three goals, Payton Sfreddo had two goals and two assists, Kelly Haggerty had two goals and one assist and Charley Bacigalupo and Kaitlin Robinson had two goals apiece. Previous: 4

5. New Canaan (Conn.), 18-3

The Rams booked their 11th state championship game appearance after a 10-7 win over Wilton (Conn.) in the semifinals. Lexie Tully had three goals and two assists and Devon Russell had three goals and one assist for New Canaan (Conn.), who meet Darien (Conn.) in the Class L final, postponed until June 13 due to inclement weather. The Rams are 7-3 all-time in state championship games. Previous: 5

6. Victor (N.Y.), 17-4

Devin Livingston scored four goals and Allie Pisano added a pair of goals as Victor (N.Y.) rallied from an early 3-1 deficit to defeat Garden City (N.Y.) 8-6 to capture a second straight New York State Class B championship. The Blue Devils took control of the game in the second half as Morgan Livingston, Pisano, Devin Livingston and Julia Bruno scored in a span of 5:40, with three of those goals coming on a man-up as Victor took an 8-4 lead with 8:51 left in the second half. Previous: 8

7. Fairport (N.Y.), 19-2

Lily Kondas scored four goals, including the winner off an assist from Katie Mallaber in overtime to lift Fairport (N.Y.) to a 10-9 victory over Massapequa (N.Y.) in the New York State Class A championship game. Jaelyne Twomey made 19 saves, Ella Peers scored four goals and Mallaber and Ellie Miller added one goal apiece for the Red Raiders, who won their first state title. Previous: NR

8. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 20-1

After knocking off Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 6-5 in the semifinals, Skaneateles (N.Y.) defeated Bronxville (N.Y.), 11-6, to win the New York State Class D title. Bella Brogan and Camryn Calabro scored three goals apiece, Julia O’Connor scored a pair of goals and Paige Willard had one goal and six assists to lead the Lakers to a fifth state championship a year after losing to the Broncos in the title game. Previous: NR

9. Wilton (Conn.), 15-4

Lucy Corry scored twice, Bel DiNanno had one goal and two assists, Jane Hughes made eight saves and Jemma Peterkin, Molly Snow, Ashleigh Masterson and Emerson Pattillo added a goal apiece for Wilton (Conn.) in a 10-7 loss to New Canaan (Conn.) in the CIAC Class L semifinals. Previous: 6

10. Garden City (N.Y.), 17-4

Kyle Finnell scored four goals and Maureen Arendt had a goal and an assist for Garden City (N.Y.) in an 8-6 loss to Victor (N.Y.) in the New York State Class B championship game. It ended a 14-game winning streak for the Trojans, who defeated West Genesee (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Previous: 7

— Dylan Butler


1. McDonogh (Md.), 20-1

Taylor Cummings stepped down as Eagles head coach after the top seed McDonogh captured their first IAAM A Conference championship since 2019 with a 13-8 win over second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.). Unbeaten this season in the toughest conference in the country, McDonogh’s only loss this year came at the hands of non-conference foe Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) in the first half of the season. They then streaked to the title. They outscored their final eight opponents by 9.6 goals per game. Previous: 1

2. St. Paul’s (Md.), 18-3

After a decisive 16-4 win over third-seeded Maryvale (Md.), the two-time defending champion Gators fell to McDonogh in the championship game. St. Paul’s jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the final. The Gators lost twice to McDonogh and dropped a narrow decision to national No. 1 Darien (Conn.) that was the marquee matchup in a challenging non-conference schedule. They won seven straight before falling in the title game. Natalie Shurtleff (58 goals, 17 assists, 68 draw controls), Lauren Steer (43G, 32A, 28 ground balls) and Frannie Hahn (48G, 52A) led the Gators all year. Returning to lead next year after the loss of five senior starters will be defender Kira Balis (Clemson) and goalie Susan Radabaugh (Syracuse). Previous: 2

3. Maryvale (Md.), 16-3

The third-seeded Lions lost in the IAAM A Conference semifinals, their deepest run since reaching the title game in 2012. Maryvale fell to St. Paul’s, 16-4, after rattling off 10 straight wins. Maryvale took a big step forward this year with a pair of one-goal losses to McDonogh and St. Paul’s being the only marks against them in the regular season as they enjoyed a breakthrough season. Maryvale thrived with a balanced attack with five players with 25 goals or more led by Cayden Reese’s 34 goals. Sam Paradise (33 goals, 56 draw controls), Noel Cumberland (27 goals, 35 DC) and Abby Francioli (54% save rate) were named all-league from a team that had nine senior starters. Previous: 3

4. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 21-1

The Patriots jumped out to big first-half leads as they cruised to wins in the first two rounds of the AA state tournament. Carroll got four goals and two assists from Chloe Bleckley and a hat trick and two assists from Ava Bleckley in a 20-5 win over Gwynedd Mercy (Pa.) in the quarterfinals. Cate McConaghy, Gretta Potten, Lainey Straub and Brooke Hippert all had two goals apiece. Bridget Robinson made 10 saves and Sienna Golden had six draw controls. The Patriots allowed the first goal of the game and then swarmed Upper Moreland (Pa.) 17-2 in the opening round of states. Chloe Bleckley scored five goals, Ava Bleckley dished out three assists, Machaela Henry had five goals, and Kate O’Neill finished with a hat trick. McConaghy scored twice and had three assists. They face Mount St. Joseph (Pa.) on June 13 in the semifinals with the winner playing in the state title game 10 a.m. June 17 at Penn State University. Previous: 4

5. Glenelg Country (Md.), 14-4

The fourth-seeded Dragons fell in the IAAM A Conference semifinals to McDonogh, 13-4, to close another strong season. The game marked the conclusion of Paige Walton’s 24-year coaching tenure with the Dragons, which she helped to steer out of the C Conference, through the B Conference and up to the A Conference in 2017. Glenelg won its first 10 games of the year while proving they could overcame losing a huge senior class that took them to the IAAM finals a year ago. Blair Byrne (86 points), Regan Byrne (58 points) and Maggie Flanagan (61 draw controls) helped lead the offense while the defense in front of breakout goalie Natalie Eastwood (56% save rate) was led by Ashley Dyer. Previous: 5

6. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 12-5

The Cavaliers’ season ended with a heartbreaking 7-6 overtime loss to Glenelg Country in the IAAM A playoff quarterfinals on May 5. They had won six out of seven games coming into the contest. Spalding had a 13-2 edge in draws and grabbed an early 2-0 lead. Spalding graduates just two senior starters and will return the bulk of their roster led by Maeve Cavanagh, Gabby Greene and Maddie Wrenn as they look to climb in the toughest division in the country. Previous: 6

7. Owen J. Roberts (Pa.), 25-1

The Wildcats were 12-2 winners over Great Valley (Pa.) in the quarterfinals of the state AAA tournament. Rachel Sbei, Cailin Harrington, Avery Wentzel, Ashly White and Colby Wasson played airtight defense in front of goalie Korrigan Sweeney. Gabbi Koury scored six goals and registered three assists. Alexa Vogelman scored five times and had two assists. Owen J. Roberts ran by Downingtown East (Pa.) 16-3 in the first round of the AAA state tournament. Vogelman scored seven goals, had nine ground balls and seven draw controls. Koury scored five times, had five assists, five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Sweeney made seven saves. The Wildcats face defending champion Conestoga (Pa.) in the semifinals June 13 with the winner playing for the state title noon June 17 at Penn State University. Previous: 7

8. Summit (N.J.), 20-2

The Hilltoppers repeated as Group 2 state champions with a 13-4 win over Haddonfield (N.J.). Lindsay Thomas had a hat trick, Lily Spinner scored twice and assisted on three other goals, Jane Freeman scored twice and had an assist and Kate Riley scored twice. Thomas also had five draw controls. Summit scored an impressive 12-6 win over Mendham (N.J.) in the North Jersey, Group 2 state tournament final. In the regular season, Summit won, 8-6, over Mendham but it was a more decisive victory this time for a title. Spinner scored four goals, and Anya Wardle and Thomas had two goals apiece with Wardle also leading the team with three assists. Charlotte Burke made six saves. Previous: 8

9. Episcopal (Pa.), 16-3

The Churchwomen wrapped up their season with a 14-5 win over Germantown Academy (Pa.). Episcopal was undefeated in Inter-Ac play. Overall, they lost two of their first three games, a narrow one-goal loss to national No. 2 McDonogh (Md.) and then a tough one to Conestoga (Pa.). They went on a tear after that which included wins over eventual Delaware champion Tatnall (Del.) and ISLAA champion Stone Ridge (Md.), and two wins over PAISAA champion Agnes Irwin (Pa.). Their only loss in that period was to Summit. Lex Ventresca (46 goals, 40 assists) led the team in points, Maura Irish scored a team-leading 47 goals, Quinn Whitaker had 56 ground balls and 39 caused turnovers, and Grace McHugh recorded 28 goals, 23 draws, 40 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers. Draw specialist Syd Richter had 77 draws and 26 ground balls. McHugh (Syracuse), Whitaker, Irish, and Richter (Georgetown) will all be back for a team that graduates just three senior starters. Previous: 9

10. Manchester Valley (Md.), 19-0

Emma Penczek tied former Century (Md.) star Katie Schwarzmann’s state title game record with nine goals to lead the Mavericks to a 15-7 win over Middletown (Md.) for the Class 2A state championship. Manchester Valley finished as the only unbeaten public school in Maryland. Penczek finished her sophomore year with 93 goals, 43 assists, 129 draw controls and 37 caused turnovers. Senior midfielders Casey Meredith (78 points) and Erin Herrold (45 points, 61 DC). Haylee Bittinger (65 points) and Penczek will be back to help replace eight seniors, five of whom were starters. Previous: 10

— Justin Feil


1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 22-4

Roughly a week after edging rival New Trier for the sectional championship, the Ramblers topped another longtime rival, Hinsdale Central (Ill.), for the state title. Loyola Academy did so with remarkable balance as six different players poured in multiple goals, a fitting end to a season in which six players finished between 33 and 65 goals: Eileen Dooley (65), Riley Jenkins (52), Grace Dwyer (51), Emma Burke (49), Mia Chupaila (34) and Jocelyn Park (33). Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 21-3

Last year, the Golden Bears won their first 22 games, mostly by large margins, before falling in the state title game. This season, Upper Arlington endured a few regular-season losses and plenty of challenging competition in the postseason, including a one-goal win to return to state. Ultimately, the Golden Bears passed every test down the stretch, including a 14-10 state title game victory over Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), led by six goals from Ohio State commit Kampbell Stone and four goals and two assists from Lilly Stelzer. Previous: 2

3. New Trier (Ill.), 18-5

Regardless of their sectional title game loss, the Trevians were clearly one of the most impressive teams in the Midwest. All five of their losses came to elite teams, with two to Loyola Academy (Ill.) and one apiece to Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), New Albany (Ohio) and Paul VI (Va.), and all of those came by three goals or fewer. Addie Shevitz led New Trier in goals (67) and points (90) while Kennedy Meier and Claire Ratke tallied 62 points apiece. Previous: 3

4. Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), 21-3

The Patriots gave Upper Arlington a battle in the state championship game. While the Golden Bears ultimately won the title, the Patriots proved themselves among the state’s best teams throughout the season. Liberty’s highlights included senior Makena Harrington (91 goals, 26 assists) and junior Isabelle Pohmer (86 goals, 23 assists) both topping 100 points. Previous: 4

5. Lakeville South (Minn.), 15-0

Outside of a one-goal win at Prior Lake (Minn.), the Cougars have been dominant in every game they’ve played, including the Section 1 championship against Farmington. In that 20-3 Lakeville South win, Gabby Bouman (4 goals, 3 assists), Emily Moes (7 goals, 1 assist) and Sivanna O’Brien (4 goals, 1 assist) each had hat tricks within the first 11 minutes. Previous: 5

6. Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.), 23-5

Elizabeth Mueller, who had a critical hat trick in the state semifinals against Kentucky Country Day, finished the season with a team-leading 58 goals. Six different players added between 31 and 38 goals for the state champion Valkyries: Rosie Cobler (38 goals), Emerson Holthouser (35 goals), Molly Allen (35 goals, 37 assists), Evelyn Wickson (34 goals), Kiley Christensen (34 goals) and Kaelin Truman (31 goals, 18 assists). Previous: 6

7. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 16-2

For the second straight season, Guerin Catholic topped Carmel in the state championship game with the Golden Eagles now winning three of their last four contests against the Greyhounds. Down 2-0 and 4-1 in the first half, Guerin Catholic rallied, helped by five goals from Caitlin Carter. Clare Alic and Alex Soucie also tallied hat tricks for the Golden Eagles. Previous: 7

8. New Albany (Ohio), 16-6

The Eagles got back to the Region 1 title game with a two-goal victory over Medina before falling to Olentangy Liberty in the championship. That snapped a remarkable string of six straight regional titles for New Albany. Still, the Eagles’ 2023 campaign had plenty of highlights, including wins over Hinsdale Central (Ill.), New Trier (Ill.) and Upper Arlington (Ohio). Previous: 8

9. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 21-5

For the second straight season, the Red Devils fell in the state title game, this time to Loyola Academy. Hinsdale Central now has to say goodbye to a very talented senior class highlighted by three first team all-state standouts in M Angie Conley (78 goals, 66 assists, 144 points), D Fran Gick (30 caused turnovers) and A Reese Napier (84 goals, 37 assists, 121 points). Previous: 9

10. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 18-3

The Rocks had a great season with two of their losses coming against one of the Midwest’s best, Upper Arlington, and the third coming in overtime against Liberty, which has been one of the Buckeye State’s best stories in 2023. Kate Tyack (78 goals, 26 assists) surpassed the 100-point mark for Dublin Coffman while Bailey Morris also topped 70 goals and led the Rocks with 44 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers. Previous: 10

— Jonah Rosenblum