Darien (Conn.) No. 1 in Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Preseason Top 25


Chloe Humphrey of Darien is considered the nation's top high school player.

Led by the nation’s top player, North Carolina-bound Chloe Humphrey, Darien (Conn.) starts the season No. 1 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ Preseason National Top 25.

Two-time No. 1 finisher St. Paul’s (Md.) is in the mix for a third straight top billing as preseason No. 2, followed by New Canaan (Conn.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and McDonogh (Md.) in the next three spots.

With each region beginning play in different weeks — the South and West start before the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast get underway — our high school contributors will provide in-season updates in each active region prior to the first National Top 25 update.

Previews of the top 10 teams from the South come out the week of March 6. The West and Mid-Atlantic previews are unveiled the week of March 13, and watch for the Northeast and Midwest previews the week of March 20 — along with updated top 10 rankings from the South and West. USA Lacrosse Magazine will also release 25 players to watch for both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse that week.

The first National Top 25 update comes March 28. From there, rankings will be updated each Tuesday throughout the spring. Continue below to see the Preseason National Top 25 and the Top 10 rankings for each region.

USA Lacrosse Magazine contributors consult with high school coaches across the country to develop the Nike/USA Lacrosse National Top 25 and Regional Top 10 rankings for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.


1. Darien (Conn.)
2. St. Paul's (Md.)
3. New Canaan (Conn.)
4. St. Anthony's (N.Y.)
5. McDonogh (Md.)
6. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)
7. Episcopal (Pa.)
8. Archbishop Spalding (Md.)
9. Baldwinsville (N.Y.)
10. Manhasset (N.Y.)
11. Stone Ridge (Md.)
12. Ward Melville (N.Y.)
13. Glenelg Country (Md.)
14. Northport (N.Y.)
15. Bryn Mawr (Md.)
16. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.)
17. Wantagh (N.Y.)
18. Bronxville (N.Y.)
19. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)
20. Conestoga (Pa.)
21. Wilton (Conn.)
22. Victor (N.Y.)
23. Summit (N.J.)
24. Century (Md.)
25. Colorado Academy (Colo.)

Also considered (alphabetical order): Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Glenelg High (Md.), Good Counsel (Md.), Maryvale (Md.), Milton (Ga.), New Trier (Ill.), Notre Dame Prerp (Md.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Paul VI (Va.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Sacred Heart (Conn.), Severna Park (Md.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), Suffern (N.Y.), Upper Arlington (Ohio)


Most Recent

Lake Mary (Fla.) Ascends to No. 1 in South; 4 New Teams in West Region

The Lake Mary Prep boys' team is 10-0, moving up from No. 9 to No. 1 this week.

Cardinal Gibbons No. 1 in South Girls' Top 10; Small Changes in West Region

Two new teams entered the back half of the West Girls' Top 10.

Lawrenceville, ANC Pick Up Big Wins at FCA Invitational

Lawrenceville over Calvert Hall and Academy of the New Church beat St. Paul's.

St. Paul's (Md.) No. 1 in Mid-Atlantic Region Girls' Top 10

St. Paul's (Md.) tops the first Mid-Atlantic Region Girls’ Top 10 of the 2023 spring season.

Twitter Posts