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Four New Teams in Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' National Top 25


A couple of crossover games between well respected programs on top of key regional matchups prompted significant changes in the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25. McDonogh (Md.) won a meeting of top five powers over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Loyola (Ill.) lost a pair of games on the East Coast to open the door for others to slide up and four new teams, paced by Garden City (N.Y.), join the Top 25 after moving up in the Northeast rankings.

It’s a light holiday slate of games this week, but there are still some important ones, led by McDonogh in a top three battle with No. 1 St. Paul’s (Md.) on Monday — that result will be reflected in next week’s update.

The Northeast saw some changes in its Top 10. While Northport (N.Y.) and New Canaan (Conn.) continue to roll, St. Anthony’s suffered their first defeat to McDonogh (Md.) and Darien (Conn.) earned a measure of revenge for a series of close losses to Manhasset to move up in this week’s rankings. Garden City (N.Y.) and Wilton (Conn.) jumped into the Top 10 on the strength of their good showings and Sacred Heart (Conn.) and Victor (N.Y.) played like Top 25 national teams in significant wins.

The Mid-Atlantic remained unchanged through the first seven teams with all having perfect weeks. St. Paul’s (Md.) and McDonogh (Md.) were set to play April 11 for first place in the IAAM A Conference and in the rankings. Glenelg Country (Md.) cemented its spot at No. 4 with a strong showing in a win over Notre Dame (Md.) which has only lost to teams ranked ahead of them. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), on the strength of a solid win over Agnes Irwin (Pa.), moved up one spot, and Episcopal (Pa.) moved into the Top 10 after remaining perfect in eight games with another narrow win.

The South Region has Florida teams into their playoffs already so it’s an intense time. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), Steinbrenner (Fla.), and Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) are all top seeds in their respective districts. Lake Highland and Bartram Trail (Fla.) both climbed in the region rankings with good endings to the regular season.

The Midwest will feature a 1-2 matchup with Loyola (Ill.) meeting unbeaten New Trier (Ill.). Loyola was perfect until a trip to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes’s (Va.) Spring Fling weekend. The region remains the same except undefeated Guerin Catholic (Ind.) joins their Top 10.

The West is unchanged through the top three of unbeatens Colorado Academy (Colo.) and St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) along with 13-1 Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). Scripps Ranch (Calif.) and Park City move up after both remained undefeated. Issaquah (Wash.), joins their Top 10 after winning a battle of unbeatens.

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NATIONAL TOP 25

 
April 12, 2022

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St. Paul's (Md.)

9-0

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Northport (N.Y.)

4-0

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McDonogh (Md.)

9-0

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New Canaan (Conn.)

3-0

5

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Darien (Conn.)

3-0

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St. Anthony's (N.Y.)

2-1

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Archbishop Spalding (Md.)

7-1

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Glenelg Country (Md.)

7-1

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Oak Knoll (N.J.)

4-0

10

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Glenelg High (Md.)

6-0

11

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Manhasset (N.Y.)

4-1

12

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Moorestown (N.J.)

4-0

14

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Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)

6-0

16

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Baldwinsville (N.Y.)

2-0

19

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Ward Melville (N.Y.)

7-0

20

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Garden City (N.Y.)

5-1

NR

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Wantagh (N.Y.)

5-1

13

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Wilton (Conn.)

2-0

NR

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Notre Dame Prep (Md.)

7-4

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Episcopal (Pa.)

8-0

25

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Sacred Heart (Conn.)

3-0

NR

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Good Counsel (Md.)

10-2

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Broadneck (Md.)

5-0

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American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)

11-2

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Victor (N.Y.)

4-1

NR

Also considered (alphabetical order): Agnes Irwin (Pa.), Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Bryn Mawr (Md.), Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Garrison Forest (Md.), Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Loyola Academy (Ill.), Maryvale (Md.), Massapequa (N.Y.), Milton (Ga.), Owen J. Roberts (Pa.), Paul VI (Va.), Penn Charter (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Skaneateles (N.Y.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), St. Mary's Annapolis (Md.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Stone Ridge (Md.), Summit (N.J.)







Nike/US 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

NORTHEAST TOP 10

1. Northport (N.Y.) 4-0

Duke commit Kaylie Mackiewicz had three goals and one assist, Bella Germani (Stony Brook) scored a hat trick, Kate Atkinson and Ella Cabrera (North Carolina) had two goals apiece and Shannon Smith added one goal and four assists in a 13-1 win over Connetquot (N.Y.) that extended the Tigers’ winning streak to 38 in a row. Previous: 1

2. New Canaan (Conn.), 3-0

USC commit Hollis Mulry scored six goals, Pilly Potter netted four times and Brown-bound Claire Mahoney made nine saves to lead New Canaan to a hard-fought 12-11 win over Bronxville (N.Y.). A tough week with Victor (N.Y.), Wilton (Conn.) and Longmeadow (Mass.) awaits the Rams before the first showdown with Darien (Conn.) on April 19. Previous: 3

3. Darien (Conn.), 3-0

After a string of tight defeats to Manhasset (N.Y.), the Blue Wave earned a long sought-after win over the Indians, 14-7, with Michigan commit Ceci Stein and Chloe Humphrey (North Carolina) scoring four goals apiece, while Ryan Hapgood (Dartmouth) added a hat trick for Darien, which then rallied from a 7-4 halftime deficit to beat Victor (N.Y.) 10-9 on April 9. Previous: 4

4. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 2-1

The Friars suffered their first loss of the season, losing 13-6 at McDonogh (Md.) on April 9. It was only St. Anthony’s second loss four years, snapping a 23-game winning streak that dated back to a one-goal loss to Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) on April 18, 2019. Previous: 2

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

The Indians bounced back from a midweek loss at Darien (Conn.) to defeat Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 9-8, April 9. Richmond commit Alexis Morton had three goals and two assists, Shea Panzik netted three goals and Annalisa Massaro (Columbia) had a pair of goals. Previous: 5

6. Baldwinsville (N.Y.), 2-0

Syracuse commit Carlie Desimone had five goals and two assists, Sophia Muscolino (Delaware) had three goals and four assists and Mia Pozzi and Grace Hollenbeck had two goals each for Baldwinsville in a 14-5 win over Marcellus (N.Y.). Previous: 7

7. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 7-0

The Patriots continue to roll, defeating Half Hollow Hills (N.Y.) 16-4 on April 8. Jillian Gironda had four goals and two assists, Grace Mulham had two goals and five assists, Emilia Retzlaff had two goals and one assist and Kate Spinks and Brooke Ward added a pair of goals each. Previous: 8

8. Garden City (N.Y.), 5-1

After opening the season with a one-goal loss at Ward Melville (N.Y.), the Trojans have won five straight — two one-goal wins and one two-goal victory as part of the winning streak. That includes an 8-7 win over Wantagh (N.Y.) with Kyle Finnell scoring the winner, her third of the game, with 8:06 remaining. Kristen Hegarty and Marie Cacciabaudo (Virginia Tech) added two goals apiece.

9. Wantagh (N.Y.), 5-1

Virginia-bound Madison Alaimo had four goals, Madison Taylor (Northwestern) had one goal and one assist and Nicole Schaumloffel made eight saves for the Warriors, who led 6-3 at halftime before falling to Garden City (N.Y.) 8-7 on April 9. Previous: 6

10. Wilton (Conn.), 2-0

Princeton commit Amelia Hughes has been a rock in the cage for Wilton with 23 combined saves in two games. In a 14-1 win over Rye (N.Y.), Addison Pattillo had three goals and one assist, Molly Snow (Lehigh) had two goals and two assists and Morgan Lebek and Ashleigh Masterson had two goals and one assist apiece for the Warriors, who meet New Canaan (Conn.) this week.

— Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC TOP 10

1. St. Paul’s (Md.), 9-0

The Gators won convincingly in both of their games to set up a huge showdown. St. Paul’s beat Severn (Md.) 20-4 and then overpowered John Carroll (Md.) 19-4. The Gators were scheduled to take on McDonogh (Md.) in a 1-2 battle on April 11. St. Paul’s won both meetings last year. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 9-0

The Eagles picked up a huge cross-region win when they thumped St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 13-6 on April 9. Caroline Godine scored twice and had four assists while Kori Edmondson fired in six goals. McDonogh started the week with dominant wins over Garrison Forest (Md.) 19-10 and Mount de Sales (Md.) 21-2. They can move up if they knock off St. Paul’s (Md.) in a big matchup April 11. Previous: 2

3. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 7-1

The Cavaliers bounced back from their only loss of the year to knock off St. John’s College (D.C.) 18-8. Spalding was a 20-9 winner over Gerstell Academy (Md.) as well. They take on Garrison Forest (Md.) in their only game this week. Previous: 3

4. Glenelg Country (Md.), 7-1

The Dragons blew by Notre Dame (Md.) 15-7. Maggie Weisman had five goals and Lena Doreen scored four goals for Glenelg. Kate Fuhrman posted a goal and five assists and Stephanie Marszal stopped 10 shots in goal. Glenelg won eight of 12 draw controls in the first half to set the tone as they jumped out to an 8-3 lead. The Dragons face Maryvale (Md.) on April 11. Previous: 4

5. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 4-0

Oak Knoll used a quartet of hat tricks to blow by Westfield (N.J.) 18-7. Emma Ramsey had three goals and two assists, Sophia Loschert and Devon Gogerty each had three goals and an assist, and Teagan Kocaj pumped in a hat trick in the win. The Royals also bowled over Notre Dame (N.J.) 17-1. The Royals face their biggest test of the early season April 14 against Summit (N.J.), then face Moorestown (N.J.) on April 19. Previous: 5

6. Glenelg High (Md.), 6-0

In their only game of the week, the Gladiators marched by Atholton (Md.) 22-1 on April 7. Glenelg won’t play again until April 20 against Marriotts Ridge (Md.). Previous: 6

7. Moorestown (N.J.), 4-0

The Quakers ran by Kingsway (N.J.) 17-6 and Eastern (N.J.) 18-5 this week. Megan McNulty and Emma Greer had four goals apiece in the win over Kingsway. Emma Dengler scored four goals and Katie Bianco had a hat trick in the victory over Eastern. Previous: 7

8. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 6-0

The Patriots won a key non-conference game at Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 13-9 on April 6. Kiley Mottice scored five times and supplied two assists, Michaela Henry added two goals, and Chloe Bleckley and Emma Talago had a goal and assist apiece. Carroll also pulled away from a 6-6 halftime tie for an 11-8 win over Bishop Shanahan (Pa.). Ava Bleckley had a hat trick and five draw controls. Bridget Robinson made five saves. The Patriots started the week with a 20-1 win over Archbishop Wood (Pa.). Previous: 9

9. Notre Dame (Md.), 7-4

The Blazers won 13-11 over St. Mary’s (Md.) before falling to Glenelg Country (Md.) 15-7 on April 8. Emily Peek had a goal and two assists in the loss and Sarah Goodison scored twice. Notre Dame looks to get back on winning track at Bryn Mawr (Md.) this week. Previous: 8

10. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 8-0

The Churchwomen got a free-position goal from Brooke Stocku with nine seconds left for an 11-10 win over Penn Charter (Pa.). Episcopal’s Sydney Richter had eight draw controls and five points while Lex Ventresca had a hat trick. Quinn Whitaker scored twice as the Churchwomen won their third one-goal game of the season. Episcopal also beat Academy of Notre Dame (Pa.) 12-7 earlier in the week. They play an improving Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) squad on April 13. Previous: NR

— Justin Feil




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SOUTH TOP 10

1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 11-2

The Stallions had their match against Benjamin (Fla.) canceled last week. American Heritage-Delray earned the No. 1 seed in the district playoffs, and will face the winner of Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) versus St. John Paul II Academy (Fla.) on April 12. Previous: 1

2. Milton (Ga.), 12-2

The Eagles had the week off and will next face Pope (Ga.) on April 13. Previous: 2

3. Hockaday (Texas), 13-0

The Daisies had the week off as they prepare for a challenging finish to the season. Hockaday will take on Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) before closing out the regular season against Bishop Ireton (Va.) on April 14. Previous: 3

4. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 16-1

The Warriors closed out the regular season with a 17-1 win over Durant (Fla.) and a narrow 4-3 win over Bishop Moore (Fla.). Kate Prentice, a senior committed to Xavier, had half of Steinbrenner’s goals against Bishop Moore, while Ciena Solis scored the game-winner for Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner earned the No. 1 seed in Florida’s District 9 and will face the winner of Land O’ Lakes (Fla.) versus East Lake (Fla.) on April 14. Previous: 4

5. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 14-1

The Titans had the week off and return to action April 13 versus Chattahoochee (Ga.). Sophomore Clark Hamilton leads the team in goals with 37 while senior Delaney Hudson is Blessed Trinity’s leader in assists with 16. Previous: 5

6. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 11-2

The Highlanders completed the regular season with a 9-8 win over IMG Academy (Fla.). Franklin & Marshall College commit Lauren Pittman had a team-high four goals while Jacqueline Jaskiewicz contributed a hat trick in the win. Lake Highland Prep earned the No. 1 seed in its district and will face the winner of Trinity Prep (Fla.) versus Lake Buena Vista (Fla.) on April 12. Previous: 8

7. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 15-3

The Bears had a three-victory week to polish off the regular season, defeating Starr’s Mill (Ga.) 15-5, Oviedo (Fla.) 19-2 and Bishop Moore (Fla.) 10-2. Sophomore Ryann Frechette had hat tricks in all three games, but also added four assists against Starr’s Mill and again against Oviedo. Senior Maggie Bennett also stepped up with four tallies against Starr’s Mill and five goals against Oviedo. Previous: 9

8. East Chapel Hill (N.C.), 10-1

The Wildcats had a busy slate with four games, with East Chapel Hill winning three of the contests. The team won matches against Wake Forest (N.C.), Chapel Hill (N.C.) and Carrboro (N.C.) before finishing the week with a 22-13 loss against Charlotte Catholic (N.C.). After notching hat tricks against Wake Forest and Chapel Hill, sophomore Kate Levy scored nine times against Charlotte Catholic in a losing effort. Molly Reed continues her impressive run, scoring 16 goals for the week, including seven against Chapel Hill (N.C.). Previous: 6

9. Vero Beach (Fla.), 11-3

Vero Beach closed out the regular season on a sour note, falling to Pine Crest (Fla.) 9-7. Earlier in the week, Vero Beach picked up a 16-5 win over South Fork (Fla.) and a 10-8 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). Previous: 7

10. Hillgrove (Ga.), 12-1

The Hawks had a week off as they ride a 10-game winning streak. Hillgrove returns to action April 12 to face Lassiter (Ga.). Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

MIDWEST TOP 10

1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 6-2

The Ramblers competed well against everyone they played on the East Coast, edging Collegiate School (Va.) 11-10 and Hill Academy (Ont.) 17-12 and dropping 13-10 games to Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) and St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.). Adrienne Leone (18 goals over five games), Maeve Dwyer (15 goals, 5 assists, 23 draws) and Emma Burke (29 draw controls) all fared well against top competition. Previous: 1

2. New Trier (Ill.), 3-0

The Trevians sailed through their lone game of the week, topping Deerfield (Ill.) by a 20-1 margin. Next up for New Trier: a big clash with rival Loyola Academy (Ill.). Previous: 2

3. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 1-0

When they last played prior to spring break, Lizzie Lundeen (4 goals, 2 assists, 5 draw controls), Eliana LaMange (5 goals) and the Pioneers were superb in a 15-11 victory over Forest Hills United (Mich.). EGR next faces a 3-0 Forest Hills Central (Mich.) team that has outscored its first three foes by a 57-15 margin. Previous: 3

4. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 5-1

The Red Devils finished their back-to-back-to-back against St. Ignatius (Ill.), Franklin (Tenn.) and Ravenwood (Tenn.) with a 2-1 mark. Next up for Hinsdale Central? Three at home followed by a brutal three-game stretch against East Grand Rapids (Mich.), Rockford (Mich.) and top-ranked Loyola Academy (Ill.). Previous: 4

5. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 5-0

Camryn Callaghan had four goals, four groundballs and two caused turnovers and the defense delivered a scoreless second half as the Golden Bears held on for a 10-5 win over Olentangy Liberty (Ohio). Meanwhile, Lilly Stelzer has compiled multiple points in all five of UA's games thus far. Previous: 5

6. New Albany (Ohio), 4-0

The Eagles returned to the field in triumphant fashion with a 14-4 victory over Hudson (Ohio). New Albany has a tricky week ahead with road games against Dublin Jerome (Ohio) and Pickerington Central (Ohio) followed by a big home contest against Jackson (Ohio). Previous: 6

7. Rockford (Mich.), 1-0

Following a lengthy spring break, the Rams begin a grueling April schedule, starting with three straight in-state road games (Forest Hills United, Brighton and Catholic Central). Rockford will also host a number of top teams, including Hinsdale Central (Ill.) April 23, East Grand Rapids (Mich.) April 25, Forest Hills United (Mich.) April 27 and York (Mich.) April 30. Previous: 7

8. Carmel (Ind.), 8-0

Following a long spring break of their own, the Greyhounds return to action against Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) and Culver (Ind.) before traveling to undefeated Guerin Catholic (Ind.) next week in what should be a thrilling Hoosier State showdown. Previous: 8

9. Jackson (Ohio), 5-1

The Polar Bears doubled up on a pair of in-state foes this past week with wins over Thomas Worthington (Ohio) and Chagrin Falls (Ohio). This week for Jackson includes an April 16 showdown with New Albany (Ohio). Previous: 9

10. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 8-0

The Golden Eagles remained undefeated with impressive in-state wins over Heritage Christian (Ind.) and Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind.). Guerin Catholic hasn't allowed more than seven goals in a game (and has yielded just 31 on the season). Previous: NR

— Jonah Rosenblum

WEST TOP 10

1. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 5-0

Charlotte Corkins and Skylar May each scored four goals and added an assist as the Mustangs rolled to a 15-4 win over Cherry Creek (Colo.) in their only game of the week. Zoe Martin also contributed four goals, and Alexa Lang finished with 18 saves in goal. Previous: 1

2. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 13-0

The Wildcats added three more wins last week, including a 19-11 decision over Redwood (Calif.) on April 9. Before that, they outscored St. Francis Mountain View (Calif.) and Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 40-4. St. Ignatius travels to Colorado this week to face Cherry Creek and No. 1 Colorado Academy. Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 13-1

The Knights earned another marquee win last week, beating La Jolla (Calif.) 15-11, after shutting out El Modena (Calif.). Elena Torres led Foothill against La Jolla, finishing with five goals, while Zoey Stephens added four goals, one assist and six ground balls. Mikayla Yang recorded 14 saves. Previous: 3

4. Scripps Ranch (Calif.), 11-0          

The Falcons collected in-state wins over Coronado (Calif.), Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and San Marcos (Calif.) last week to stretch their San Diego Section-record win streak to 41 games, dating back to April 2019. The previous record was 33 straight wins, by Torrey Pines (Calif.), which ended in 2018. Kayden Williamson finished the week with 16 goals, Dahlen Vilbrandt had 13 goals and Amanda Grissom added 12 goals. Previous: 5

5. Park City (Utah), 7-0

The Miners continue to roll through their schedule. They outscored Highland (Utah) and Mountain Ridge (Utah) 34-5 last week. The 13-4 win over Mountain Ridge was tied at 4 going into the half. Lilly Hunt scored five goals and added three assists to lead the attack and she also added four ground balls and a caused turnover. Previous: 7

6. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 8-2

The Gators were idle last week, but a date with Torrey Pines (Calif.) was on the slate for April 11 night. SHP has played six games decided by five points or less, including both its losses, and three of those games were decided by two goals or less. Previous: 4

7. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 16-0

The Sea Kings remain unbeaten through 16 games but will face their biggest test April 15 when they host Foothill (Calif.). They head into the game coming off two narrow wins last week, beating St. Margaret’s (Calif.) and Patrick Henry (Calif.) by a combined five goals. Previous: 6

8. Valor Christian (Colo.), 5-2

Trailing by one against Cherry Creek (Colo.) at halftime, the Eagles pulled ahead in the second half for a 19-16 shootout victory as they remain unbeaten in Colorado. Reagan Digby led with five goals and two assists, Eliza Osburn added four goals and three assists, Courtney Kakac had four goals and one assist, and Amanda Stevens chipped in four goals as well. Valor Christian, which also beat Air Academy (Colo.) 18-8 last week, faced a test against Regis Jesuit (Colo.) on April 13. Previous: 8

9. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 5-0

The Crusaders edged previously unbeaten West Linn (Ore.), 10-9, last week and followed with a 13-8 win over Lincoln (Ore.). Piper Daskalos led Jesuit against West Linn, finishing with three goals, while Sophia Pittelli added two. Sydney Partovi made 13 saves in goal. Previous: 10

10. Issaquah (Wash.), 7-0

The Eagles join the rankings after handing Woodinville (Wash.) its first loss on April 4. Woodinville had beaten preseason ranked Mercer Island (Wash.) in the opener. Olivia Johnson had four goals and five draw controls to lead Issaquah to the 10-9 win. Now the Eagles are off from games for the week. Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler