McDonogh (Md.) No. 1 in Nike / USL Preseason Girls' National Top 25

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


High school girls’ lacrosse seasons have already begun in some regions across the country — a refreshing feeling after the 2020 season was largely wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With lacrosse back on the field, US Lacrosse Magazine is pleased to reveal the Nike / US Lacrosse Preseason Girls’ National Top 25, with McDonogh (Md.) earning the No. 1 ranking.

McDonogh enters 2021 at the top spot after going undefeated in 2019 and winning the IAAM-A conference championship.



The Eagles are led by a strong group of juniors in Caroline Godine, Dakota Uy and Kori Edmondson. Senior Lillie Bea Cope (University of Southern California) will also present a scoring option for coach Taylor Cummings, and sophomore midfielder Codi Johnson will be an up-and-coming player to watch.

The first update to the rankings will be during the week of March 29, at which point we will update records for teams that have played and adjust the Top 25 accordingly. From there, updates will be weekly throughout the remainder of the season.

Head below to see the full Top 25, and be sure to come back to uslaxmagazine.com for more throughout the spring.







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

Nike / US Lacrosse Preseason
Girls' National Top 25

1. McDonogh (Md.)
2. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)
3. Manhasset (N.Y.)
4. Garden City (N.Y.)
5. Oak Knoll (N.J.)
6. Darien (Conn.)
7. Episcopal Academy (Pa.)
8. Moorestown (N.J.)
9. Northport (N.Y.)
10. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.)
11. Agnes Irwin (Pa.)
12. Bishop Ireton (Va.)
13. St. Anthony's (N.Y.)
14. Mount Sinai (N.Y.)
15. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.)
16. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)
17. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)
18. Severna Park (Md.)
19. St. Paul's SG (Md.)
20. Sacred Heart (N.Y.)
21. Milton (Ga.)
22. Notre Dame Prep (Md.)
23. Glenelg (Md.)
24. Ridgewood (N.J.)
25. Colorado Academy (Colo.)

Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbisohp Carroll (Md.), Baldwinsville (N.Y.), Good Counsel (Md.), Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.), New Canaan (Conn.), Pittsford (N.Y.), Radnor (Pa.)

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