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Ward Melville girls' lacrosse captured its first county title in 17 years.

Ward Melville Ends Title Drought, Enters USA Lacrosse Girls' Top 25

May 28, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Ward Melville Athletics

The changes to this week’s USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 were the result of head-to-head matchups mostly within the rankings. The only new team to enter is Ward Melville (N.Y.), which finished a strong season with its first county title in 17 years.

Led by St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), which wrapped up an unbeaten season, the top seven teams are all the same. Darien (Conn.) won a measure of revenge with a win over Wilton (Conn.) to slide up, as did Episcopal (Pa.), which topped an Agnes Irwin (Pa.) team that had had their number this season with two wins over the Churchwomen in the regular season.

Summit (N.J.) and Sayville (N.Y.) are the only teams still playing in bottom half of the Top 25 with Sayville still working on an unbeaten year. Severna Park (Md.) and Glenelg High (Md.) came away with state championships in their respective classes to close their seasons.

St. Anthony’s,, Good Counsel (Md.) and Colorado Academy (Colo.) are to be especially commended for completing perfect seasons, a particularly difficult task for many teams now able to challenge themselves out of region and across leagues.


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.)19-01
2Good Counsel (Md.)21-02
3St. Paul's (Md.)16-53
4McDonogh (Md.)17-24
5New Canaan (Conn.)17-1-15
6St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.)22-16
7Garden City (N.Y.)17-17
8Darien (Conn.)14-4-19
9Episcopal (Pa.)21-212
10Stone Ridge (Md.)16-410
11Maryvale (Md.)16-313
12Noble & Greenough (Mass.)18-114
13Wilton (Mass.)14-38
14Agnes Irwin (Pa.)15-511
15Sayville (N.Y.)18-015
16Archbishop Spalding (Md.)12-516
17American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)22-118
18Sacred Heart Greenwich (Conn.)15-319
19Severna Park (Md.)18-120
20Hotchkiss School (Conn.)14-121
21Summit (N.J.)14-422
22Glenelg High (Md.)18-123
23Manchester Valley (Md.)17-124
24Ward Melville (N.Y.)16-3NR
25Colorado Academy (Colo.)19-025


Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Broadneck (Md.), Cape Henlopen (Del.), Century (Md.), 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.), St. John's College (D.C.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Victor (N.Y.)