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A big win by New Canaan (Conn.) over Darien (Conn.) changed things near the top of the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25, while three new teams entered the rankings at the bottom. Victor (N.Y.) jumps to the No. 2 spot, while New Canaan and Darien now sit fourth and fifth, respectively.

Westhampton Beach (N.Y.) took an overtime win over formerly ranked Comsewogue (N.Y.) to find a foothold in the rankings. Massapequa (N.Y.) repeated as Nassau Class A champions to also slide up. And with Comsewogue and another former top 25, Severna Park (Md.), losing tight games, Episcopal (Pa.) climbed into the rankings despite not playing in its state tournament due to scheduling conflicts. The Churchwomen beat eventual state tournament champions Penn Charter (Pa.) twice in the regular season, also topped traditional power St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), and avenged one of their only losses by 12 goals in a rematch.

There was quite a game of musical chairs atop the Northeast this week with New Canaan’s 10-8 win over Darien in the FCIAC title game causing commotion. Victor, New Canaan and Darien
could all make a case for their spot atop the rankings.

The Mid-Atlantic Region remained much the same with Summit (N.J.) moving into the rankings as it continues to roll through state tournament play. Marriotts Ridge (Md.) avenged an earlier loss and repeated as state champions to knock out Severna Park (Md.). Only Pennsylvania and New Jersey remain in action among ranked teams in the region. The South Region’s play is concluded.

The Midwest saw some of the most prolific action of any region though none of the top 10 teams changed rankings. New Trier (Ill.) asserted itself as the top team in its state with a win over perennially dominant Loyola Academy (Ill.). There is opportunity to move as teams remain alive in state tournament brackets.

Redwood (Calif.) joined the top 10 in the West Region after capturing their first section championship. Colorado Academy (Colo.) asserted its spot atop the state with Valor Christian (Colo.) and Fairview (Colo.) playing well in losses. Lake Oswego (Ore.) will try to do the same in Oregon with a pair of games to go.

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May 31, 2022


St. Paul's (Md.)




Victor (N.Y.)




Glenelg Country (Md.)




New Canaan (Conn.)




Darien (Conn.)




Northport (N.Y.)




McDonogh (Md.)




Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)




Bronxville (N.Y.)




St. Anthony's (N.Y.)




Bryn Mawr (Md.)




Wantagh (N.Y.)




Ward Melville (N.Y.)




Archbishop Spalding (Md.)




Century (Md.)




Glenelg High (Md.)




Manhasset (N.Y.)




Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)




Sacred Heart (Conn.)




Baldwinsville (N.Y.)




Oak Knoll (N.J.)




Summit (N.J.)




Westhampton (N.Y.)




Massapequa (N.Y.)




Episcopal (Pa.)



Also considered (alphabetical order): American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Comsewogue (N.Y.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Garden City (N.Y.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Good Counsel (Md.), Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), Maryvale (Md.), Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), North Shore (N.Y.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Paul VI (Va.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Sayville (N.Y.), Severna Park (Md.), St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.), 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. Victor (N.Y.), 17-1

The Blue Devils made short work of Brighton, cruising to a 15-2 win in the Section V Class B semifinals May 28. Devin Livingston scored five goals and Olivia Bruno had four goals, Eva Pronti had three goals and five assists for Victor, who face Canadaigua (N.Y.) in the sectional final. The Blue Devils are vying for their fourth Section V title and first since 2016. Previous: 2

2. New Canaan (Conn.), 17-2

The Rams avenged their first regular season loss and repeated as FCIAC champions, defeating rival Darien (Conn.), 10-8. Claire Mahoney made seven saves and was named game MVP Kaleigh Harden had two goals, six draw controls, two caused turnovers and two ground balls, Lexie Tully had three goals and two assists, older sister Caitlin Tully had two goals and two assists and Stella Nolan had two goals and one assist in the win. Previous: 3

3. Darien (Conn.), 17-1

Chloe Humphrey had three goals, Ceci Stein had two goals and one assist and Shea Dolce made eight saves for the Blue Wave in a 10-8 loss to New Canaan (Conn.) in the FCIAC championship game. Darien, which had a 21-game winning streak snapped, were held to one goal over the final 19 minutes. Previous: 1

4. Northport (N.Y.), 18-1

Bella Germani scored four goals, including the decisive tally with 3:11 remaining in the second half, Ella Cabrera had two goals and two assists and Kaylie Mackiewicz added one goal and two assists in an 8-7 win over Ward Melville (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class A title game. Northport, which captured a third straight county title, will meet Massapequa (N.Y.) in the Long Island Championship. Previous: 4

5. Bronxville (N.Y.), 18-1

The Broncos raced out to a quick three-goal lead and cruised to a 17-4 victory over Albertus Magnus (N.Y.) in the Section I Class D championship game. Catherine Berkery led the way for Bronxville with four goals and eight assists, Megan Krestinski had five goals, and Bridget Finley, Kiki Tormey, Molly Krestinksi and Caroline Ircha had two goals apiece. Previous: 5

6. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 15-3

The Friars saved their best for last, defeating Sacred Heart (N.Y.) 17-5 to capture a third straight CHSAA Class AA title in their most complete game of the season. Tess Calabria scored five goals, Ava Biancardi had three goals, Tanner Scarola had a goal and four assists, Meredith McPharlin had a goal and three assists and Lexie Zenk made 10 saves in the win. Previous: 6

7. Wantagh (N.Y.), 15-2

Madison Taylor had five goals and four assists, Julia Nicholson scored three goals and Madison Alaimo had two goals and three assists in a 12-6 win over South Side (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C semifinals. The top-seeded Warriors will meet No. 2 Manhasset (N.Y.) in the county final. Previous: 7

8. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 17-2

The Patriots again pushed mighty Northport (N.Y.) to the brink, but again fell a goal short, losing 8-7 in the Suffolk Class A championship game. Grace Balocca had three goals and Jillian Gironda added a goal and two assists in the defeat. Previous: 8

9. Manhasset (N.Y), 12-3

Annalisa Massaro scored six goals, Alexis Morton had four goals and five assists, Shea Panzik had two goals and two assists and Caitlin Barrett had a pair of goals in a 19-11 win over North Shore (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C semifinals. Previous: 9

10. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 16-2

The top-seeded Phantoms repeated as Suffolk Class C champions, defeating No. 3 Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 10-6. Mikaela Mooney scored four goals, Haydin Eisfeld had a goal and an assist, five others scored a goal and Felicia Giglio made seven saves for Bayport-Blue Point, which advances to the Long Island Championship. Previous: 10

—​ Dylan Butler


1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 17-1

The Gators repeated as IAAM A Conference champions. To do so, they had to knock off the only team to beat them in the regular season, and the Gators took a 15-7 win over Glenelg Country (Md.) in the conference final. Natalie Shurtleff was impressive down the stretch and finished her senior season with 62 goals, 20 assists, and 54 draw controls. Madison Beale always drew the top mark, and the four-year starter finished with 25 draw controls and 10 takeaways. Kendall Steer led the team with 55 draw controls and also scored 35 goals. Frannie Hahn finished with 98 points on 40 goals and 48 assists while captaining the offense. Lauren Steer scored 39 goals and added 32 assists for a balanced effort. Previous: 1

2. Glenelg Country (Md.), 17-2

The Dragons were the one team to beat St. Paul’s (Md.) in the ultra competitive IAAM A Conference, and their 20-7 win was a highlight in a history-making season. Glenelg has been climbing since moving up to the A Conference in 2017 after winning back-to-back B Conference titles. This season marked their first trip to the A championship game. Jaclyn Marszal scored 54 goals and had 67 assists to lead the team in points, including a 14-point game against St. Paul’s. Maggie Weisman had 56 goals and 72 draw controls. Regan Byrne scored 52 goals while missing four games. Stephanie Marszal had a 54 percent save rate to lead the defense. Previous: 2

3. McDonogh (Md.), 15-3

The Eagles fell to second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.) in the conference semifinals on May 10 to end their season. Kori Edmondson finished the year with 80 goals, 10 assists, 77 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers. Caroline Godine scored 35 goals and led the team with 37 assists. Remi Schaller had 30 goals and 10 assists. Amanda Lawson finished with 48 draws, and Sydney Smith caused 21 turnovers. Previous: 3

4. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 20-0

After winning their 21st straight Philadelphia Catholic League championship, the Patriots are the top seed for their state tournament. Heading into their matchup against Gwynedd-Mercy Academy (Pa.), Carroll has been led by Kiley Mottice (UNC commit with 55 goals and 31 assists), Emma Talago (Loyola commit with 29 goals and 21 assists), Ava Bleckley (JMU commit with 41 goals, 69 draw controls, and 23 caused turnovers), Chloe Bleckley (32 goals, 11 assists and 37 draw controls), and  Machaela Henry (Xavier commit with 29 goals, 11 assists and 54 draw controls). Bridget Robinson, a Longwood commit, has only allowed 86 goals. Previous: 4

5. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 11-4

The Mawrtians fell to Glenelg Country (Md.) in the IAAM A Conference semifinals on May 10 to conclude their season but finished with their best record in a decade. Johns Hopkins commit Hannah Johnson finished with 109 draw controls and 54 goals. Maryland commit JJ Suriano is just a junior, but the goalie saved 125 shots at a 52 percent clip. Princeton commit Merrill Watson is another junior who will return after corralling more than 30 draw controls to go with 40 goals and 21 assists. Previous: 5

6. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 13-4

The Cavaliers were the only team to beat Glenelg Country (Md.) in the regular season. Spalding also edged Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and played St. Paul’s (Md.) to a two-goal game. The Cavaliers nearly doubled last year’s win total. Previous: 6

7. Century (Md.), 19-0

The Knights completed their second unbeaten season in program history. Century handled Hereford (Md.) 15-6 to win the Class 2A state championship. Lauren Hackett scored four goals and had three assists, and Caroline Little finished with six points on a hat trick and three assists. Jasmine Stanton also had a hat trick. Anna Hackett and Jane Brewer scored two goals apiece and Delaney Sandback supplied two assists. Becca Mullinix saved five shots. Previous: 7

8. Glenelg High (Md.), 15-1

Second-seeded Glenelg concluded its season with an 8-7 loss to top-seeded Century (Md.) in the Class 2A West Region I final. The Gladiators trailed 8-4 before a late-game run brought them within a goal. Glenelg received a balanced effort with one goal apiece from Carleigh Callahan, Emily Renehan, Lauren LaPointe, Maura Murphy, Isa Torres, Emma Kennedy, and Sophie Cipolla. Jocelyn Torres made four saves. Previous: 8

9. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 17-4

The Royals opened the Non-Public, Group A state tournament with a pair of dominant wins to reach the semifinals. They shut out Paramus Catholic (N.J.) 18-0, then scored a 16-1 win over Montclair Kimberley (N.J.) in the quarterfinals. Darby Campbell scored five goals and added three assists in the quarterfinal win. The Royals were scheduled to play Kent Place (N.J.) in the semifinals. Previous: 10

10. Summit (N.J.), 19-2

The Hilltoppers return to the region’s top 10 as they make their way through their section of state tournament play. Summit advanced to the North Jersey, Group 2 final with a 19-4 semifinal win over West Essex (N.J.). That followed a 19-4 win over Cranford (N.J.) in the quarterfinals. Anya Wardle delivered nine assists, Kit Zanelli scored four goals and had an assist while Ashley Thomas, Jane Freeman, and Lauren Riley notched hat tricks in the win over West Essex. Against Cranford, it was Riley who finished with four goals, Zanelli and Freeman scored hat tricks and Lily Spinner had five points on a pair of goals and three assists. Summit’s only losses this year have come against Oak Knoll (N.J.) and unbeaten Sacred Heart (Conn.). Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil


1. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 18-2

The Highlanders defeated American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) to claim their second state title since 2019. Senior Jacqueline Jaskiewicz, a Georgetown recruit, led Lake Highland with 50 goals while senior and Franklin and Marshall College prospect Lauren Pittman had a team-leading 37 assists. Previous: 1

2. Milton (Ga.), 20-3

The Eagles claimed their fifth consecutive state championship, rallying from a late two-goal deficit to defeat Creekview (Ga.) 13-12. All three of Milton’s losses in 2022 were by a single goal. The Eagles’ season was highlighted with wins over Connelly School of the Holy Child (Md.) and Hillgrove (Ga.). Previous: 2

3. Hockaday (Texas), 20-1

The Daisies dominated Westlake (Texas) 20-8 in the state championship. The victory marked back-to-back state championships and the fifth overall in the program’s history. Hockaday’s season was highlighted with a win over Torrey Pines (Calif.). Previous: 3

4. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 18-3

The Stallions had a 26-game winning streak versus in-state opponents snapped in the state championship against Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Carli Fleisher, a Northwestern signee, joined American Heritage-Delray to provide a team-leading 62 goals and 58 assists. American Heritage-Delray had significant out-of-state wins over Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) and Agnes Irwin (Pa.). Previous: 4

5. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 22-3

The Bears survived a pair of one-goal contests in the Florida 2A final four to claim a state championship, including an 8-7 win over Vero Beach (Fla.) in the finals. Ryann Frechette had an impressive campaign with 94 goals and 52 assists. Previous: 5

6. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 21-2

After losing just once in the regular season, the Warriors came one game short of reaching the title game for the second straight year. Steinbrenner fell to eventual 2A state champs Bartram Trail (Fla.) 5-4 on May 6. Junior midfielder Taylor Lapointe led Steinbrenner with 54 goals and 19 assists. Previous: 6

7. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 22-1

The Titans closed out an impressive season with a 20-2 win over Northview (Ga.) to claim a Class A-5A title. Blessed Trinity defeated McIntosh (Ga.) 21-3 en route to the state championship. The victory marked back-to-back state championships for Blessed Trinity (Ga.). Previous: 7

8. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 20-2

The Crusaders won their fifth title in program history, defeating Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) 13-9 in the state championship game after trailing 6-2 early on. Junior Gracie Mullahy’s three-goal, two-assist effort led Cardinal Gibbons in the championship. Mullahly’s younger sister Lexi shined in the state semifinal as Cardinal Gibbons defeated Holly Springs (N.C.) 25-16. The Mullahys combined for eight goals and seven assists in the semifinals. Previous: 8

9. Creekview (Ga.), 20-2

The Grizzlies came minutes shy and a goal short of stopping Milton (Ga.) from claiming its fifth state title. Creekview lost in the state championship 13-12 after holding a late 11-9 advantage. Creekview’s season was highlighted by wins over Starr’s Mill (Ga.) and Hillgrove (Ga.). Previous: 9

10. Bishop England (S.C.), 18-0

The Battling Bishops earned a South Carolina state title after defeating opposition by a combined margin of 337-27. Frances Poch and Elisabeth Tausig each contributed 105 points this season for Bishop England. Previous: 10

—​ Justin Boggs


1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 21-0

The Golden Bears were dominant in their quest for a Region 3 title, topping all four of their foes by at least 10 goals. That included seven Camryn Callaghan goals to run away with the regional championship in UA's 17-7 win over Dublin Coffman (Ohio). Previous: 1

2. Jackson (Ohio), 20-1

While the Golden Bears cruised to a Region 3 title, the Polar Bears had a doozy of a Region 2 championship game, ultimately holding onto a sizable halftime lead to top Hudson (Ohio) 9-7. Lauren Pallotta (5 goals) and Riley Floyd (3 goals) provided plenty of offense on a night in which goals didn't come easy. Previous: 2

3. New Albany (Ohio), 19-2

Led by five goals and two assists from Katie Kaucheck and three goals and six draw controls from Ellie McClelland, the Eagles edged Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), 14-11, in the Region 1 championship game. NA will look to avenge one of its only two losses in the state semis when it faces Jackson (Ohio). The Eagles might get a chance to avenge the other as well if both NA and UA advance to the state title game. Previous: 3

4. New Trier (Ill.), 21-2

The Trevians played a superb defensive game in the sectional finals against rival Loyola Academy (Ill.), including key interceptions by Grace Mawicke, Audrey Rudolph and Lily Wallace for an 8-7 win. Addie Shevitz fueled the offense with three goals and two assists while Emma Curry also had a hat trick and Grace Curry added another pair of goals. Previous: 4

5. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 17-6

The Ramblers gave one heck of a fight in their sectional final battle with the Trevians, rallying time and time again, including a late-game surge by Catherine Holcomb, before ultimately falling 8-7 to their rivals. LA's final record is highly deceptive, as four of those losses came during a grueling series of trips to the East Coast while the other two were by a goal apiece to New Trier. Previous: 5

6. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 19-0

The Golden Eagles' perfect record was tested in a sectional title contest against the Royals with Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) even taking a three-goal lead at one point, but Guerin Catholic responded with stifling defense. Led once again by stifling defense along with four Claire Alic goals, the Golden Eagles then topped Bishop Chatard (Ind.) 12-7 to earn their first trip to the state title game. Previous: 6

7. University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.), 15-1

The Wildcats continue to roll including an 18-goal onslaught against Kenosha (Wisc.) that included four goals apiece by seniors Molly Janssen and Grace Tuttle, five assists by senior Brooke Robinson and two goals and three assists by junior Abby Sisson. Previous: 7

8. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.), 18-1

The Huskies pitched a shutout in the Region 1 semifinals against Grand Haven (Mich.) and next face Haslett (Mich.) with a regional title on the line. Previous: 8

9. Carmel (Ind.), 17-2

The Greyhounds were to face Evansville Memorial (Ind.) in a state semifinal May 30 with the potential to earn a rematch with undefeated Guerin Catholic (Ind.), which edged Carmel by a goal in their first meeting. Previous: 9

10. Kentucky Country Day (Ky.), 24-3

The state champion Bearcats benefited from tremendous balance with seven players over 30 goals, led by 92 goals (and 60 assists) from Sarah Beth Burns. Previous: 10

—​ Jonah Rosenblum


1. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 21-1

The Knights repeated as CIF Southern Section champions, beating Santa Margarita (Calif.) 18-9 in the final. They ended the season on a 17-game winning streak, following a one-goal loss to St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), and finished with four wins against West-ranked teams. Previous: 1

2. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 18-1

The Mustangs won their seventh consecutive state title, beating Valor Christian 13-9 in the Class 5A final for their eighth overall championship. They also won a title in 2000 before the current run. CA sent long-time coach Laura Sandbloom off on a high note as she is stepping down to move closer to family. Previous: 2

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 19-2

The Wildcats topped Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) 11-10 to claim the CIF Central Coast title. Their lone losses were to Colorado Academy and Cherry Creek (Colo.), and they outscored their opponents 349-119. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 15-4

The Eagles finished as state runners up for a second straight season, falling to Colorado (Colo.) 13-9 in the final. Valor had lost to the Mustangs earlier in the season by four goals, and those were its only in-state losses. The Eagles’ two other defeats were against Florida Class 1A champion Lake Highland Prep and Florida Class 2A runner up Vero Beach. Previous: 4

5. La Jolla (Calif.), 15-4

The Vikings avenged their 2021 CIF San Diego Open final loss to Scripps Ranch (Calif.), beating the two-time defending champions 9-8 to claim this year’s title. La Jolla had advanced with a 20-7 win over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) in the semifinals. Previous: 5

6. Fairview (Colo.), 15-3        

The Knights steamrolled ThunderRidge (Colo.) in the quarterfinals but couldn’t avenge an early-season loss to Valor Christian (Colo.) in the Class 5A semifinals. Just like their one-goal loss in the second game of the season, they just came up short, falling 15-14 in overtime to the eventual runner-up. Fairview’s only other loss was against Colorado Academy (Colo.) in the season opener. Previous: 7

7. Santa Margarita (Calif.), 17-3

The Eagles lost to Foothill (Calif.) for a second time this season, failing to win the rematch of their March 1 defeat in the CIF Southern Section final. They avenged their only other loss to Redondo Union (Calif.) by winning their semifinals rematch May 7. Previous: 8

8. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 14-4

The top-seeded Lakers rolled into the state semifinals with a 20-2 win over Newburg (Ore.) in the quarterfinals. Courtney Havel led the attack with three goals and four assists, while Edie Prager added three goals and three assists. Barrett Doan and Kate Anders also had hat tricks with Anders also chipping in an assist. Lake Oswego now meets Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) in the semifinals on May 31, looking for a repeat of an April 1 matchup it won against the Aardvarks, 17-9. Previous: 9

9. Mercer Island (Wash.), 15-1

After two years without playoffs (and no season at all in 2020), the Islanders finally had a chance to repeat as state champions. The senior class that was part of the last Washington state title in 2019 finished the way it started, beating Issaquah (Wash.) 15-3 in the final. Previous: 10

10. Redwood (Calif.), 21-3

The Giants claimed their first North Coast Section Division I championship, beating San Ramon Valley (Calif.) 14-12 in the final May 12. Grace Minturn led all scorers with seven goals, while Megan Minturn and Leslie Lorio each tallied three. Redwood split games with Marin Catholic (Calif.) this season, winning the rematch, and its other losses were by one goal to Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) in March and to St. Ignatius (Calif.). Previous: NR

—​ Laurel Pfahler


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