Archbishop Carroll, Good Counsel, Visitation Join Nike/USL HSG National Top 25

Archbishop Carroll, Good Counsel, Visitation Join Nike/USL HSG National Top 25

Three new teams jump into the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 – Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) at No. 15 after stunning St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) in a 10-goal win, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) at No. 16 with a 20-0 shutout of St. Hubert (Pa.) and Good Counsel (Md.) at No. 25 after defeating Milton (Ga.) by one. 

McDonogh (Md.) remains undefeated at the top, earning its 186th victory after beating Roland Park (Md.) 12-6. 

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Laurel Pfahler
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National Top 25

April 10, 2018




1 McDonogh (Md.) 9-0 1 4/11 at St. Mary’s (Md.)
2 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 4-0 2 4/10 at Hauppage (N.Y.)
3 Darien (Conn.) 2-0 3 4/10 at Ridgefield (Conn.)
4 Skaneateles (N.Y.) 2-0 4 4/10 at Marcellus (N.Y.)
5 Pittsford (N.Y.) 3-0 6 4/11 vs. Brighton (N.Y.)
6 Moorestown (N.J.) 3-0 9 4/12 vs Hunterdon Central (N.J.)
7 Summit (N.J.) 1-0 10 4/10 vs. Mendham (N.J.)
8 Bishop Ireton (Va.) 6-1 12 4/10 vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.)
9 Oak Knoll (N.J.) 1-0 11 4/10 vs. Glen Ridge (N.J.)
10 American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) 15-1 7 4/13 at Lake Highland Prep (Fla.)
11 Syosset (N.Y.) 4-0 14 4/11 vs. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)
12 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 10-2 8 4/12 vs. Holton-Arms (D.C.)
13 Marriotts Ridge (Md.) 6-0 15 4/10 vs. Severna Park (Md.)
14 Glenelg Country (Md.) 3-1 18 4/11 vs. Maryvale Prep (Md.)
15 Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 6-1 NR 4/10 vs. Potomac School (Va.)
16 Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 1-0 NR 4/10 vs. Lansdale Catholic (Pa.)
17 St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 0-1 5 4/13 vs. Holy Trinity (N.Y.)
18 Garden City (N.Y.) 3-2 15 4/11 vs. North Shore (N.Y.)
19 Manhasset (N.Y.) 4-1 16 4/11 at Port Washington (N.Y.)
20 West Genesee (N.Y.) 3-0 17 4/11 vs. Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.)
21 Novato (Calif.) 11-1 21 4/14 vs. New Trier (Ill.)
22 Bryn Mawr (Md.) 7-1 19 4/11 at St. Paul’s (Md.)
23 Longmeadow (Mass.) 0-0 20 4/12 at Agawam (Mass.)
24 Massapequa (N.Y.) 3-1 25 4/11 vs. Wantagh (N.Y.)
25 Good Counsel (Md.) 6-2 NR 4/10 at Bishop O’Connell (Va.)
Also considered (alphabetical order): Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), Hutchison (Tenn.), Maryvale Prep (Md.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Upper Arlington (Ohio)
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Northeast Top 10

1. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 4-0

The Mustangs have now won 19 games in a row after going 3-0 last week, including a 6-5 win over Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Meaghan Tyrrell (Syracuse) finished with three goals and two assists in that game. Previous: 1

2. Darien (Conn.), 2-0

The Blue Wave opened the season with two wins last week, including a 12-10 victory over Ridgewood (N.J.) in which Sarah Jaques scored three goals. Previous: 2

3. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 2-0

The Lakers built a 10-0 first-half lead en route to a 15-2 win over Cazenovia (N.Y.) last week. Riley Brogan finished with six goals and one assist. Previous: 3

4. Pittsford (N.Y.), 3-0

The Panthers started the season with two downstate wins last week, beating Scarsdale (N.Y.) 15-4 and Suffern (N.Y.) 9-1. Courtney Burke scored three goals and Michelle Messenger recorded nine saves in the Suffern win. Pittsford then added a 9-2 win over Penfield (N.Y.) on Monday. Previous: 5

5. Syosset (N.Y.), 4-0

The Braves were idle last week. They are back in action Wednesday against Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.). Previous: 6

6. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 0-1

The Friars had to wait a little longer to start their season as two games were cancelled due to inclement weather. Once they finally got on the field, they were disappointed by a 17-7 loss to Georgetown Visitation (D.C.). Previous: 4

7. Manhasset (N.Y.), 4-1

The Indians went 2-0 during a trip to Florida last week. Manhasset started it off with a 17-4 win over Benjamin School and followed with a 13-9 win at IMG Academy. Kelly Trotta scored four goals in the IMG win. Previous: 8

8. Garden City (N.Y.), 3-2

The Trojans went 1-1 last week in Maryland. They opened the trip with a 14-7 win over St. Mary’s (Md.) and closed with a 13-8 loss against Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Jenn Medjid scored three goals in the loss. Previous: 7

9. West Genesee (N.Y.), 3-0

Matisyn Schaut scored twice, including the winner, to lead the Wildcats to 7-6 victory over South Jefferson (N.Y.) in their lone game of the week. Phoebe Nelson had two goals and two assists. Previous: 9

10. Longmeadow (Mass.), 0-0

The Lancers saw their first two games of the season cancelled because of inclement weather. They’ll try again Thursday at Agawarm (Mass.). Previous: 10

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. McDonogh (Md.), 9-0

McDonogh’s winning streak is now at 186 after defeating four IAAM A Conference opponents in the last seven days. The Eagles started the week with a 14-4 win over Maryvale Prep (Md.) and ended it with an 12-6 win over Roland Park (Md.). Previous: 1

2. Moorestown (N.J.), 6-0

The Quakers got two points from four different players as they defeated Ridge (N.J.) 8-7 on Thursday. They then added a 15-3 win over Allentown (N.J.) on Monday. Moorestown has played two, one-goal games this season and won both. Previous: 3

3. Summit (N.J.), 3-0

The battle of top 10 teams lived up to the hype as Summit defeated Oak Knoll (N.J.) 10-9 in overtime on Saturday. Katia Carnevale led the Hilltoppers with five points on three goals and two assists. Previous: 4

4. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 7-1

Senior Madison Mote and sophomore Reilly Casey continue to spur the Cardinals this season. The duo combined for six points in a 10-9 win over American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) last week. The Stallions had already downed St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) earlier this season, but Bishop Ireton handed them their first loss. Previous: 6

5. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 2-1

Annabelle Zebrowski scored five of the Royals nine goals in the loss to Summit last week. The senior has 17 goals in three games this season. Previous: 5

6.  St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 10-2

The Saints were stunned by unranked Notre Dame Academy (Pa.) during their annual Spring Fling event on Saturday. The 7-6 loss was SSSA’s first against another Mid-Atlantic opponent this season. Previous: 2

7. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 6-0

The Mustangs have dominated this season, never playing a game closer than eight goals. The trend continued last week with wins over Dulaney (Md.) and River Hill (Md.). Previous: 7

8. Glenelg Country School (Md.), 5-1

The Dragons defeated Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 12-8 last week to rebound from their loss to American Heritage. They then added an 18-10 win over Severn (Md.) on Monday. Glenelg faces a three-game stretch in which they play Maryvale Prep (Md.), St. Paul’s (Md.) and Roland Park (Md.). Previous: 8

9. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 6-1

The Tigers join the rankings after stunning Northeastern power St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 17-7 on Thursday as part of a busy 4-0 week. They have won six straight since opening with an overtime loss to Bishop Ireton. Previous: NR

10. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 7-1

The Mawrtians beat Severn (Md.) 12-9 on April 4, then suffered a 14-13 double-overtime loss to Notre Dame Prep (Md.) on Monday. Bryn Mawr and McDonogh were the only undefeated teams left in the IAAM A Conference going into Monday’s loss. Previous: 9

— Mike Loveday

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South Top 10

1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 15-1

The Stallions suffered their first loss of the season, losing 10-9 to No. 12 Bishop Ireton (Va.) in a thriller. They trailed 9-5 in the second half before rallying. American Heritage rebounded with a 14-3 win over Jupiter (Fla.). The Stallions wrap up the regular season Friday at Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Previous: 1

2. Hutchison (Tenn.), 12-0

The Sting beat St. Mary’s Episcopal (Tenn.) 19-12 to open the week and finished with an 18-5 win over Collierville (Tenn.). They have won 16 consecutive games dating back to last season. Previous: 2  

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 13-1

The Raiders beat Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 21-6 in their only game of the week. Jada Preston tallied six goals and two assists, Caroline Stefans had four goals, four assists and 10 draw controls and Carly Steinlauf added three goals and one assist. The Raiders finish the regular season Thursday against Benjamin School (Fla.). Previous: 3 

4. Milton (Ga.), 9-5

The Eagles headed north and went 2-1 against a trio of Maryland teams. They opened with a 16-13 win over Holy Child, as Brie Catts led with three goals. In the second game against Holy Cross, the Eagles rallied from a four-goal deficit to win 10-9 behind Briana Carrasquillo’s three goals. Milton lost to Good Counsel, 17-16, after scoring seven unanswered goals to tie it at 10-10. The game was also tied at 13. Carrasquillo scored five goals in the loss. Previous: 4  

5. Lassiter (Ga.), 10-2

The Trojans took a weather-induced layoff this week when their trip north for games against nationally-ranked Glenelg Country (Md.) and Archbishop Spalding (Md.) was cancelled. They are idle until April 20. Previous: 5

6. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 7-3

The Crusaders lost to Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 19-9 for their second consecutive defeat. The other loss in that streak was against Springfield-Delco (Pa.). Previous: 6  

7. Bishop Moore (Fla.), 14-1

The Hornets got in-state wins over Bartram Trail and Oak Hall. Ellie Stricker had seven goals and an assist in the 17-2 win over Bartram Trail. Riley Alexander had three goals in a 15-6 win over Oak Hall. The Hornets play their final two regular season games this week. Previous: 7

8. Vero Beach (Fla.), 12-4

The Fighting Indians opened the week with a 20-3 rout of Barron Collier (Fla.), the team that eliminated the Indians from the state playoffs last spring. Julia Baggett had four goals and two assists, Gracie Martin had three goals and two assists and Gabby Sposato had two goals and two assists. They also beat South Fork (Fla.) 18-2. Sixteen players scored for the Indians. They play their final two regular-season games this week. Previous: 8

9. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 11-1

The Titans were idle last week. They play at Pinecrest Academy (Ga.) on Tuesday. Previous: 9

10. Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.), 8-1

The Valkyrie were off last week but play host to Ballard (Ky.) on Wednesday. Previous: 10  

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest Top 10

1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 5-0

The Golden Bears fired up their high-powered offense to defeat Pickerington Central (Ohio) 20-1 on Friday, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio) 19-7 on Saturday and Marysville (Ohio) 22-0 on Monday. Lauren Farber led Upper Arlington against Central with six goals, Brooke Smith scored eight times against Olentangy Liberty and Brenna Smith had four goals and an assist against Marysville. Previous: 1

2. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 8-3

The Ramblers had a 25-game winning streak snapped during their recent trip to the Mid-Atlantic region, winning just twice in during the five-game stanza. While Loyola managed wins against Bullis School (Md.) and Episcopal (Va.) last week, it lost to Potomac School (Va.), St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) and Georgetown Visitation (DC..). Loyola will host Lyons Township (Ill.) on Thursday. Previous: 2

3. Rockford (Mich.), 1-0

After winning its season opener on March 24 against Birmingham Unified (Mich.), the Rams will close out a three-week break Friday against Hinsdale Central (Ill.). Previous: 3

4. New Trier (Ill.), 4-1

The Trevians rebounded from their loss to Upper Arlington with a 19-8 victory over Maine South (Ill.) on April 4, as Lucy Murray scored seven goals to lead the way. They were scheduled to play Deerfield (Ill.) on Monday. Previous: 4

5. Eden Prairie (Minn.), 0-2

After retreating to Florida for a pair of losses against the IMG Academy (Fla.) on March 31 and April 1, Eden Prairie will resume its season April 17 against Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.). Previous: 5

6. Hartland (Mich.), 1-0

The Eagles were ready to start their season last week against Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich.), but the weather had other ideas. Hartland had its match against Pioneer postponed to May 11, meaning the Eagles had to wait until Monday to begin play. It was worth the way, as Hartland came away with a win over Haslett (Mich.). Previous: 6

7. Cathedral (Ind.), 5-2

The Irish have rattled off four wins in a row after defeating Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind.) by a 16-3 margin on April 5. Isabella Page scored six goals for Cathedral against Brebeuf Jesuit. The Irish are idle this week before taking on Heritage Christian (Ind.) on April 17. Previous: 8

8. Carmel (Ind.), 7-1

The Greyhounds were idle last week, but they return to action Thursday against winless North Central (Ind.). They close the week on Saturday with a challenging matchup against Culver Academy (Ind.). Previous: 9

9. Maine South (Ill.), 6-2

Despite an April 4 loss to New Trier (Ill.), the Hawks are having their best start in program history. Maine South responded to the New Trier defeat with a resounding 17-7 win over Mundelein (Ill.) on Saturday. Previous: 7

10. New Albany (Ohio), 7-0

The Eagles remained undefeated last week with a 15-9 win at Olentangy Liberty (Ohio) and 10-7 victory at Mason (Ohio). Emily Rezabek fired six goals into the net for New Albany in its win over Olentangy Liberty. Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10

1. Novato (Calif.), 11-1

The Hornets remain undefeated against in-state competition and no one in California is coming close to touching them. They outscored their three opponents last week 62-3, including handing St. Margaret’s its first loss, 19-1. Novato is off until Saturday when it hosts Illinois perennial final four team New Trier. Previous: 1 

2. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 7-0

The Mustangs collected a pair of lopsided in-state wins over Mullen and St. Mary’s Academy last week following a victory over Cleveland Heights (Ohio). Lauren Russell had five goals and an assist in a 19-3 win over Mullen, while Jessie Bakes added four goals and one assist and Maggie Sillman and Katharine Merrifield each tallied three goals and one assist. Previous: 2

3. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 8-0

The Lakers beat Clackamas (Ore.) 13-2 in their only game last week. Rylee Sutherland led with three goals, an assist, two ground balls and three caused turnovers while Katie Freeman added two goals, one assist, three ground balls, three caused turnovers and five draw controls. They’ll host Lakeridge on Tuesday. Previous: 3

4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 12-1

The Mavericks needed overtime to beat Carondelet (Calif.) 7-6 but remains perfect against in-state teams. C.J. Jones scored to send the game to overtime, and Lexie Lykins had the game-winner. They also added a 14-8 win over Coronado (Calif.) last week. Jones totaled seven goals, four assists and 14 draws over the last three games while Tessa Bass has nine goals, two assists and four draws and Sarah Mclean seven goals, five assists and 11 draws. LCC is off until April 16 when it travels to Sage Creek (Calif.). Previous: 4

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 8-0

The Bruins returned from their challenging trip to Virginia to earn a much easier win over Cherokee Trail (Colo.), 22-0, on Friday. Katie Collins led with five goals, and Hali Sibilia had three goals, six assists and seven ground balls. Cherry Creek hosts Overland (Colo.) on Wednesday, which marks its last home game until April 28. Previous: 5 

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 9-2

The Falcons added in-state wins over Del Norte, St. Ignatius Prep and Carondelet last week. They beat St. Ignatius 17-8 before battling Carondelet for an 8-7 victory. Torrey Pines trailed by three before Kelli McKinnon and Mia Kohn scored within a minute of each other to make it a one-goal game with 8:56 left, and then Arielle Shahrabani came up with the game-tying and game-winning goals shortly after that. Shahrabani finished with a hat trick. Previous: 6

7. St. Margaret’s (Calif.), 7-1

The Tartans suffered their first loss last week, falling 19-1 to Novato (Calif.), but still move up with the help of a 16-9 win over St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.). Niki Miles had six goals and two assists against the Wildcats, while Cailin Young added five goals and an assist. Previous: 8

8. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 4-0

The Crusaders were idle last week but resume play Wednesday at also unbeaten Bainbridge Island (Wash.). Maddie McMaster leads the team with 27 goals, eight assists and 35 draw controls through the first four games. Previous: 8

9. Oak Ridge (Calif.), 8-1

The Trojans topped Bella Vista (Calif.) 21-4 on April 4 and then collected a forfeit win over Casa Roble (Calif.). Bri Gross outscored Bella Vista on her own with six goals and an assist to lead Oak Ridge, while Emma Reed had a team-high nine points on four goals and five assists. Previous: 10

10. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 9-1

The Wolves have won six in a row since suffering their lone loss to California High (Calif.) on March 9, including a notable win over Amador Valley (Calif.). They were idle last week but move back in with Arapahoe (Colo.) falling to Denver East (Colo.). San Ramon Valley is back in action Tuesday against Miramonte (Calif.). Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler

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Visitation (D.C.), Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) and Good Counsel (Md.) recorded impressive wins to get ranked.
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Visitation (D.C.) jumps into the National Top 25 after stunning St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 17-7 on Thursday.
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National No. 1 McDonogh (Md.) extends its win streak to 186 after defeating four IAAM A Conference foes.
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