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The movements in the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 is more subtle with over half the country finished with their seasons. But continuing playoffs ensure that there is still time to move. Comsewogue (N.Y.) and Summit (N.J.) slide into the national Top 25 with continued strong play as they head toward their state tournaments.

A matchup of public school unbeatens in Maryland went to Century (Md.) to open a Top 10 spot for St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) to fill after three-peating in CHSAA Class AA. Century is one of four unbeatens in the Top 25 along with Darien (Conn.), Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) and Sacred Heart (Conn.).

Although there’s minimal movement in the Northeast this week, teams in the Top 10 are on a collision course, with Connecticut powerhouses Darien and New Canaan likely set for a Round 2 in the FCIAC championship and Northport (N.Y.) and Ward Melville (N.Y.) set to lock horns in the Suffolk Class A final after the teams were separated by one goal in the regular season. It’s the sort of matchups we love to see at season’s end.

Century won a big showdown with Glenelg High (Md.) which had picked up some early attention with some significant out-of-league wins. Carroll (Pa.) remained dominant in the Philadelphia Catholic League and gears up now for some tougher tests when Pennsylvania begins its state tournament. New Jersey too is heading into state play and that means there’s the chance for some great head-to-head games.

Most of the South Region had completed its season. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) made a little climb up after winning its fifth state title. The Crusaders rallied to earn their 20th win of the season after knocking off a strong Holly Springs (N.C.) squad in the semifinals. No one else in the Top 10 played last week.

Unbeaten Upper Arlington (Ohio) remains at the top of the Midwest. The Golden Bears are hoping that perfect record stretches through the postseason with every opponent looking to be the one to knock them off. Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana front-runners all have big games ahead in the playoffs. Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) joins the rankings after a tight win in the state championship.

Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) went through a gauntlet of good West teams to remain the top of the region. Just behind them is Colorado Academy (Colo.), which wrapped up another state title to cap an 18-1 season, and St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) which won a championship over the weekend as well. Unbeaten Park City (Utah) will try to remain perfect in its state playoffs, and Lake Oswego (Ore.) is perched for a run at its state crown. Mercer Island (Wash.) made the most of its chance to finish on top.

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May 24, 2022


St. Paul's (Md.)




Darien (Conn.)




Glenelg Country (Md.)




Victor (N.Y.)




New Canaan (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.)




Severna Park (Md.)




Comsewogue (N.Y.)




Baldwinsville (N.Y.)




Oak Knoll (N.J.)




Sayville (N.Y.)




Summit (N.J.)



Also considered (alphabetical order): American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Episcopal (Pa.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Garden City (N.Y.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Good Counsel (Md.), Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), Maryvale (Md.), Massapequa (N.Y.), Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), North Shore (N.Y.), Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Paul VI (Va.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), 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. Darien (Conn.), 16-0

Darien closed out a perfect regular season with a 19-4 win over St. Joseph (Conn.), and the Blue Wave are the top seed in the FCIAC tournament where Round 2 against New Canaan (Conn.) in the FCIAC championship game is likely on the horizon May 25. A year ago, the Rams defeated the Blue Wave in the title game. Previous: 1

2. Victor (N.Y.), 15-1

Victor has been idle since a regular-season ending 16-8 win over Baldwinsville (N.Y.) on May 14. The Blue Devils enter the Section V Class B playoffs as the top seed and will meet either Schroeder (N.Y.) or Gates-Chili (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals on May 26. Previous: 2

3. New Canaan (Conn.), 14-2

Dillyn Patten had four goals and one assist, Kaleigh Harden had two goals and one assist, Caroline Underwood had two goals and two assists, Lexie Tully had two goals and Caitlin Tully had one goal and three assists in a 15-3 victory over Staples (Conn.) in the FCIAC quarterfinals. It was a complete team win for the Rams who are trying to defend their FCIAC title. Previous: 3

4. Northport (N.Y.), 17-1

Julia Huxtable had four goals and one assist, Kaylie Mackiewicz had three goals and one assist, Shannon Smith had two goals and two assists and Bella Germani and Ella Cabrera had one goal and two assists apiece for top-seeded Northport in a 12-9 win over fifth-seeded Commack (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. The Tigers will meet Ward Melville (N.Y.) in the championship game. Previous: 4

5. Bronxville (N.Y.), 16-1

Kiki Tormey scored five goals and added two assists, Bridget Finley and Carolina Ircha scored three goals apiece and Molly Krestinski, Megan Krestinksi and Maddy Williams all scored twice in a 20-2 win over Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) in the Section I Class D quarterfinals. The top-seeded Broncos will host No. 4 Pleasantville (N.Y.) in the semifinals. 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.), 14-2

Madison Taylor had three goals, seven assists, 10 draw controls and picked up her 100th point of the season, Julia Nicholson had four goals, Madison Alaimo had three goals and three assists and Eva Ingrilli added two goals and two assists in a 17-3 win over No. 9 Locust Valley (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C quarterfinals. Top-seeded Wantagh meets No. 4 South Side (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Previous: 7

8. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 17-1

Following a 12-3 win over Middle Country (N.Y.), the second-seeded Patriots defeated No. 3 Floyd (N.Y.) 12-7 in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. Grace Balocca and Kate Spinks scored a hat trick apiece, Courtney Quinn had two goals and two assists and Ava Simonton had two goals and an assist for the Patriots, who are seeking to avenge their lone loss when they meet Northport (N.Y.) in the county final. Previous: 8

9. Manhasset (N.Y), 11-3

Alexis Morton scored five goals, Mia LoPinto had four goals and two assists, Shea Panzik had four goals and one assist and Caitlin Barrett had one goal and two assists for second-seeded Manhasset in an 18-8 win over Lynbrook (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C quarterfinals. The Indians meet North Shore (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Previous: 10

10. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 15-2

The top-seeded Phantoms defeated fourth-seeded Rocky Point (N.Y.) to reach the Suffolk Class C championship game where they’ll meet third-seeded Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.). Bayport-Blue Point is seeking a third consecutive county title after beating West Babylon (N.Y.) a year ago. Previous: NR

—​ Dylan Butler


1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 17-1

Despite some significant graduation losses, the Gators won their second straight IAAM A Conference championship. 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. Head coach Mary Gagnon’s squad held a 268-148 scoring edge over opponents this year as they lived up to expectations after winning the indoor national tournament in January. 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. 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 scored five goals, but no one else had more than one goal. It’s the first time since 2007 that McDonogh, champions in 10 of the past 12 years, did not reach the conference championship game. Previous: 3

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

Chloe Bleckley and Kiley Mottice had five goals apiece while Ava Bleckley scored four times in a 17-7 win over Cardinal O’Hara (Pa.) in the Philadelphia Catholic League championship. It’s their 21st straight PCL title. Carroll led 11-4 at halftime. Emma Talago supplied three assists. Ava Bleckley and Mottice had two assists apiece. The Patriots knocked off Lansdale Catholic (Pa.) 26-2 in the semifinals. Talago and Shannon Wood each had hat tricks, and Chloe Bleckley, Lydia Malone, Katie Karoly and Mottice scored two goals apiece. Previous: 5

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. Hannah Johnson scored twice and JJ Suriano made nine saves. Bryn Mawr finished the season with their best record in a decade under new head coach Molly Wolf, a Bryn Mawr alumna. Previous: 6

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: 7

7. Century (Md.), 17-0

Caroline Little scored six goals and Jasmine Stanton and Anna Hackett each scored four goals apiece in a 19-8 win over Middletown (Md.) in the 2A state semifinals. Lauren Hackett had three assists as the Knights avenged their semifinal loss to Middletown a year ago. Century demolished Northeast (Md.) 23-0 in the quarterfinals. Hackett had five goals and Little and Jasmine Stanton scored two goals apiece. The top-seeded Knights defeated previously unbeaten Glenelg High (Md.) 8-7 to capture the Class 2A West Region I championship on May 16. Century came back from an early 1-0 hole to take a 3-1 lead on goals by Jane Brewer and two from Anna Hackett, who finished with four goals. Century never trailed again as they built an 8-4 lead and held off Glenelg’s rally. Previous: 8

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

Second-seeded Glenelg lost to top-seeded Century (Md.) 8-7 on May 16 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: 4

9. Severna Park (Md.), 18-2

Regan McDonnell scored with 25 seconds left to give the Falcons a 12-11 win over Linganore (Md.) in the Class 3A semifinals. Theresa Bragg scored four goals and Severna Park overcame the loss of leading scorer Alyssa Gore-Chung to a second yellow card. Charlotte Diez finished with a hat trick. The Falcons beat River Hill (Md.) 14-8 in the quarterfinals. Karli Kirchenheiter and Bragg each scored four goals. Delanie Abere notched a hat trick. Severna Park won the Class 3A South Region II final over Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (Md.) 17-6 on May 16. Previous: 9

10. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 15-4

The Royals knocked off previously unbeaten Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 10-5 on May 17. Devon Gogerty and Sophia Loschert led the offensive attack with four points apiece with each notching two goals and two assists. Darby Campbell and Teagan Kocaj also scored two goals apiece, and Madeline Sepe made six saves. Oak Knoll was scheduled to open the Non-Public, Group A state tournament May 23 with Paramus Catholic (N.J.). The Royals have won five straight games since their last loss. Their four losses have come by a total of five goals. Previous: 10

—​ 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: 10

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: 8

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: 9

—​ Justin Boggs


1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 19-0

Rian Adkins (3 goals, 2 assists), Kampbell Stone (2 goals, 3 assists), Lilly Stelzer (2 goals, 2 assists), Camryn Callaghan (2 goals, 1 assist), Paige Brewer (2 goals, 1 assist) and Lilly Boyle (2 goals) all had multiple goals in the Golden Bears' 19-7 postseason win over Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio). Previous: 1

2. Jackson (Ohio), 18-1

The Polar Bears' defense was dominant to start the postseason as Jackson outscored Cleveland Heights (Ohio) and Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Ohio) by a combined margin of 34-2. Previous: 2

3. New Albany (Ohio), 17-2

The Eagles had no trouble scoring early in the regional tournament with 21 goals apiece against Westerville North (Ohio) and Olentangy (Ohio). Previous: 3

4. New Trier (Ill.), 18-2

 It was a week full of milestones for the Trevians as Michigan commit Kennedy Meier passed her sister, Charley, on the program's career draw controls leaderboard and Grace Curry tallied her 100th career goal in a victory over Lake Forest (Ill.). Meier had a remarkable 18 draw controls in that win while Claire Ratke tallied three goals and three assists. Previous: 4

5. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 15-5

The Ramblers ended the regular season in fine form with a dominant 20-4 victory over Evanston (Ill.). Marquette commit Riley Jenkins, a junior, tallied three goals, three assists and three draw controls in the win while sophomore Emma Burke had two goals and a whopping 10 draw controls. Previous: 5

6. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 17-0

The Golden Eagles raced off to a quick start against Fishers (Ind.), scoring four goals in the first few minutes. Ella Bellflower and Caitlin Carter led the way as 10 different players scored in Guerin Catholic's 18-4 win. Previous: 6

7. University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.), 13-1

Freshman Mia Darr was on target in the Wildcats' 25-3 victory over Cedarburg (Wisc.), scoring on all six of her shots on goal. Senior Grace Tuttle (3 goals, 3 assists) and juniors Abby Sisson (3 goals, 4 assists) and India Vielehr also tallied hat tricks in the victory. Previous: 7

8. Forest Hills Northern (Mich.), 17-1

FHN topped Jenison (Mich) 18-1 for a convincing opening-round victory. Next up is a second-round battle with Grand Haven (Mich.) with Rockford (Mich.) looming in a potential Region 1 title game. Previous: 8

9. Carmel (Ind.), 17-2

The Greyhounds' postseason got off to an inauspicious start when Culver Academy (Ind.) scored the first two goals of their sectional battle. The Greyhounds responded with 13 of the next 14 heading into halftime en route to a 19-5 victory, which included four goals apiece by Avery Goehl and Tori Tomalia. Carmel followed with a 16-6 win over Penn (Ind.). Previous: 9

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

Sarah Beth Burns helped ensure that the Bearcats wouldn't suffer another loss to Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.). After the Valkyries won their regular-season battle, the Bearcats' Burns tallied the first two goals of their state title game contest and finished with three goals, one assist, six groundballs and four caused turnovers while Dylan Yonover provided the game-winning goal en route to a 7-5 victory. Previous: NR

—​ 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 May 22, beating Valor Christian (Colo.) 13-9 in the Class 5A final for their eighth overall championship. They also won a title in 2000 before the current run. Junior Anna Colpack and sophomore Vivian Leuthold each tallied three goals, and sophomore Zoe Martin and freshman Addy Smith added two goals apiece, as 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 on May 21. Their lone losses were to Colorado Academy (Colo.) 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 Academy (Colo.) in the final. Kaley Kakac, Eliza Osburn and Amanda Stevens each scored two goals in the 13-9 loss. 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, as Luca DeMaio tallied five goals and nine draw controls. Previous: 6

6. Park City (Utah), 16-0

The Miners outscored their first two playoff opponents 45-0 to advance to the UHSAA Class 5A semifinals. Charlie Iacobelli scored five goals, and Samantha Riely tallied a game-high six points on three goals and three assists in a 20-0 win over Woods Cross (Utah). Park City plays Wasatch (Utah) on May 24. Previous: 5

7. Fairview (Colo.), 15-3        

The Knights steamrolled ThunderRidge (Colo.) in the semifinals 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

8. 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

9. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 13-4

Edie Prager tallied five goals, Courtney Havel had two goals and five assists and Kate Anders added three goals and two assists as the Lakers closed the regular season with a 16-4 win over St. Mary’s Academy (Ore.). They have a first-round bye to begin the playoffs in the second round May 26. Previous: 9

10. 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 May 20. Senior Molly Brodsky led with five goals, while Jamison Drayton and Erica Kierstead each tallied four goals. Previous: 10

—​ Laurel Pfahler


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