McDonogh Wins IAAM A Conference, Holds at No. 1 in Mid-Atlantic Top 10

Every Tuesday during the high school lacrosse season, USA Lacrosse updates Regional Top 10 and National Top 25 rankings to reflect the results of the previous week. Below are the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls’ Regional Top 10 updates through games played May 14.

Darien (Conn.) and Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) remain at the top of the Northeast Region after continuing perfect seasons. New Canaan (Conn.) moved up and dropped Wilton (Conn.) after continuing its mastery in a head-to-head win. Wantagh (N.Y.) slid down after a late-season loss but still has playoffs to rebound at the most important stage.

The Mid-Atlantic Region rankings were nearly the exact same after most results fell in line with previous rankings. McDonogh’s (Md.) win in the IAAM A Conference championship sealed an unbeaten season in the toughest conference in the country. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) moved up one spot after becoming the first team to upend Springfield-Delco (Pa.). Episcopal (Pa.) also reinforced its spot in the Top 10 with a second win over a strong Agnes Irwin (Pa.) squad. Maryland public playoffs continue, and Pennsylvania’s district tournaments begin this week.

A pair of regular champions pace the South Region. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) took the state title for the second time in three seasons while No. 2 Milton (Ga.) won a sixth straight state title. No. 3 Hockaday closed a perfect season, and No. 5 Blessed Trinity (Ga.) and No. 6 Bartram Trail (Fla.) were crowned repeat champions. St. Michaels (Texas) joined the rankings at No. 10 after reaching the state title contest.

The top eight teams kept their spots in a Midwest Region that is led by a well-rested Loyola Academy (Ill.). New Trier (Ill.), Upper Arlington (Ohio) and Olentangy Liberty (Ohio) continue to put pressure on the No. 1 with very good seasons of their own. Hinsdale Central (Ill.) moves up one spot to ninth after a perfect week with a big win in it, and Dublin Coffman (Ohio) breaks a tie for the No. 10 spot thanks to a significant victory.

The top two ranked teams in the West Region remain unbeaten. Colorado Academy (Colo.) is onto the state semifinals while San Ramon Valley (Calif.) can celebrate after finishing the job with a section title. Colorado Academy faces the lone newcomers to the rankings — No. 10 Cherry Creek (Colo.) — for the chance to reach the championship game. Cherry Creek’s addition is also the only change in rankings.

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.), 14-0

The Blue Wave continues to cruise, beating Massapequa (N.Y.) 17-7 to improve to 14-0 on the season. Darien (Conn.) has the top-ranked senior in the country in Chloe Humphrey, they’ve scored in double digits in all but one game this year and they’ve outscored the opposition 226- 86 this season. Can anyone stop this train? Previous: 1

2. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 15-0

The Phantoms have also rarely been tested and are the clear favorite to win Suffolk Class C this season. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), which defeated Smithtown East (N.Y.), 14-2, is the top seed in Suffolk ‘C’ and face the winner of a first-round game between Rocky Point (N.Y.) and Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.). Previous: 2

3. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 14-2

Brooke Long and Kate Licciardi had two goals and two assists apiece, Tess Calabria had two goals and one assist and Megan Kenny had a pair of goals as the Friars rallied from an early 4- 1 deficit to defeat Manhasset (N.Y.) 11-9 Thursday night. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) used the game as a tune-up for a run to a fourth straight CHSAA state title. Previous: 5

4. New Canaan (Conn.), 12-2

Ceci Patterson made eight saves, Caroline Underwood had three goals and three assists, Maddie Tully had three goals, Kexie Tully had two goals and two assists and Molly Reed scored twice in a 13-6 win over Wilton (Conn.). Previous: 6

5. Wilton (Conn.), 12-2

Addison Pattillo had four goals and two assists, Molly Snow had one goal and two assists and Paige Leung had one goal in a 13-6 loss to New Canaan (Conn.), the Warriors’ seventh straight loss to the Rams. Previous: 3

6. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 14-2

A year removed from a loss in the county finals to Northport (N.Y.), the Patriots are the top seed in the upcoming Suffolk Class A playoffs after finishing the regular season with an 8-7 win over Commack (N.Y.). Ward Melville (N.Y.) will face either Longwood (N.Y.) or Connetquot (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals. Previous: 7

7. Sacred Heart (Conn.), 13-1

Kelly Haggerty had four goals and two assists, Kaitlin Robinson scored four goals, Payton Sfreddo, Maggie Bacigalupo and Charley Bacigalupo had three goals each and Laura O’Connor made nine saves in a 19-6 win over Taft (Conn.), which came on the heels of a 13-5 victory over Loomis Chaffee (Conn.). Previous: 8

8. Garden City (N.Y.), 12-3

The Trojans are seemingly peaking at the right time, defeating Suffern (N.Y.), 11-6, to close out the regular season. It was Garden City’s ninth straight victory. The Trojans are the top seed in the Nassau Class B playoffs and will face either Elmont (N.Y.) or New Hyde Park (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals. Previous: 9

9. Wantagh (N.Y.), 12-3

The Warriors bounced back from a 15-11 loss to Manhasset (N.Y.) to defeat Port Washington, 17-9, to end the regular season. Wantagh (N.Y.) is the No. 2 seed in the Nassau Class C playoffs and will meet either seventh-seeded Locust Valley (N.Y.) or Friends Academy (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals. Previous: 4

10. North Shore (N.Y.), 14-2

The Vikings are the top seed in Nassau Class C after ending the regular season with a 16-3 win over Pelham (N.Y.). North Shore (N.Y.) will begin a run at a county title in the quarterfinals against either eighth-seeded Bethpage (N.Y.) or No. 9 Plainedge (N.Y.). Previous: 10

— Dylan Butler

Regional Top 10 rankings are updated every Tuesday.


1. McDonogh (Md.), 20-1

The top-seeded Eagles captured their first IAAM A Conference championship since 2019 with a 13-8 win over second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.) on Friday. Unbeaten this season in the toughest conference in the country, McDonogh pulled away after rallying from a 6-3 first-half deficit. Reagan O’Donovan made nine saves, particularly important were early ones to keep the Eagles within striking range, and Kate Levy and Makena London scored three goals apiece. Remi Schaller had four goals and Amanda Lawson, Levy and Payton Magday all had two goals apiece in a 13-4 win over Glenelg Country Day (Md.) in the semifinals. O’Donovan made five saves as McDonogh jumped to leads of 5-0 and 10-2. Previous: 1

2. St. Paul’s (Md.), 18-3

After a decisive 16-4 win over third-seeded Maryvale (Md.), the defending champion Gators fell to McDonogh in the championship game, 13-8. St. Paul’s jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the final. Lauren Steer scored back-to-back goals in a 4-0 run that helped St. Paul’s overcome a 2-0 deficit early. Steer and Karina Herrera scored to build a 6-3 lead before McDonogh began its rally. Steer’s hat trick led the Gators, who also got two goals from Natalie Shurtleff. Susan Radebaugh made 11 saves in the win over Maryvale while Frannie Hahn scored three goals and added three assists. Steer scored twice and assisted on a pair of goals, and Shurtleff and Marleigh O’Day both had hat tricks. Previous: 2

3. Maryvale (Md.), 16-3

The third-seeded Lions bowed out of the IAAM A Conference playoffs in the semifinals, their deepest run since reaching the title game in 2012. Maryvale fell to St. Paul’s, 16-4. Sam Paradise led the offense with two goals and Noel Cumberland and Cayden Reese each had one goal apiece. Previous: 3

4. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 17-1

The Patriots ran their win streak to 16 in a row with two more victories last week. They handed Springfield Delco (Pa.) their first loss of the season, 13-7. Sam Hewitt scored three times and had an assist, Ava Bleckley had a hat trick as well with five draw controls, and Machaela Henry scored twice and assisted on two other goals. Chloe Bleckley scored twice and had a game-high six draw controls. Bridget Robinson made seven saves. Ava Bleckley scored four goals and Chloe Bleckley and Henry had two goals apiece in a 10-8 win over Penn Charter (Pa.) earlier in the week. Robinson stopped another seven shots. Previous: 5

5. Glenelg Country (Md.), 14-3

The fourth-seeded Dragons fell in the IAAM A Conference semifinals to McDonogh, 13-4. Regan Byrne scored a pair of goals and Maggie Flanagan and Nichelle Desbordes each scored once. Lily Fortin had the lone assist for Glenelg Country. Natalie Eastwood stopped seven shots. The game marked the conclusion of Paige Walton’s 24-year coaching tenure with the Dragons, which she helped to steer out of the C Conference, through the B Conference and up to the A Conference in 2017. Previous: 4

6. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 12-5

The Cavaliers’ season ended with a heartbreaking 7-6 overtime loss to Glenelg Country in the IAAM A playoff quarterfinals on May 5. Spalding had a 13-2 edge in draws and grabbed an early 2-0 lead. Previous: 6

7. Owen J. Roberts (Pa.), 19-1

The Wildcats defeated Boyertown (Pa.) 21-1 to win the PAC Championship. Gabbi Koury scored six goals and her sixth goal snapped the program’s career goals record. It was the 256th goal of her career. She also owns the career assists and points records. Koury also had four assists. Alex Vogelman equaled her in the game with 10 points on five goals and five assists. Koury’s 400th career point came in an 18-2 win over Methacton (Pa.) in the PAC semifinals in which she had six goals and three assists. Vogelman had eight points in the semifinal win on five goals and three assists. Previous: 7

8. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 10-3

The Royals won their Prep A state tournament game, 15-2, over Kent Place (N.J.). Sophia Loschert scored five times, and Darby Campbell and Emma Ramsey each had four goals in the decisive win. Oak Knoll is scheduled to play three times this week, including challenging matchups with Ridgewood (N.J.) and Mendham (N.J.). Previous: 8

9. Summit (N.J.), 11-2

The Hilltoppers bounced back from their second loss of the season with a perfect week. They rolled over Westfield (N.J.) 15-6 and then held off Springside-Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 14-10. Jane Freeman had a hat trick and an assist and Lily Spinner also scored three times in the win over Springside. Lauren Riley had six draw controls and Nell Ducey had five. Summit plays three road games this week. Previous: 9

10. Episcopal (Pa.), 15-3

The Churchwomen clinched the outright Inter-Ac league championship with a 13-4 win over Agnes Irwin (Pa.). Lex Ventresca and Quinn Whitaker each had a hat trick and one assist. Sydney Richter picked up five draw controls. Maura Irish scored twice. Grace Holland stopped four shots. Episcopal got by Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 18-10. Irish had seven points on five goals and two assists, Ventresca had six points on four goals and two assists, Whitaker posted a hat trick and two assists along with five draw controls and six ground balls, and Richter had nine draw controls. Previous: 10

— Justin Feil


1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 22-1

For the second time in three years, the Stallions are Class 1A state champions. American Heritage-Delray cruised to a 11-4 win over Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). AHD’s only loss was to Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.). American-Heritage Delray picked up big in-state wins over Lake Highland Prep and Bartram Trail while picking up out-of-state wins over Bishop Ireton (Va.) and Good Counsel (Md.). Brooke Goldstein led a talented junior class with 69 goals and 41 assists. Previous: 1

2. Milton (Ga.), 20-2

The Eagles picked up a sixth consecutive state championship by defeating West Forsyth (Ga.) 11-6 in the title game. The win followed a 17-7 victory over Walton (Ga.) in the semis. Senior attacker Emma Heenan led the way in her final games before heading to Arizona State. She scored four goals in both contests last week. She also caused five turnovers in both games and had a total of four assists. Previous: 2

3. Hockaday (Texas), 20-0

The Daisies closed out a perfect season with a dominating 18-8 win over St. Michaels (Texas) in the Texas championship game. Hockaday advanced to the finals thanks to a 21-5 victory over Frisco. Hockaday didn’t even come close to losing this year, as it never won a game by fewer than five goals. Previous: 4

4. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 19-2

The Crusaders are two wins away from defending their state championship after defeating Wake Forest (N.C.) 21-6 in the quarterfinals. The win followed a 26-7 drubbing of Apex Friendship (N.C.). Junior Izzi Hammond had a game-high six goals in the quarterfinals. She also scored eight times in the win over Apex Friendship. Previous: 3

5. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 19-2

The Titans repeated as state Class 5A-6A champions, toppling Roswell (Ga.) 11-5 in the title game. The championship followed a 19-8 victory over Creekview (Ga.) in the semifinals. Freshman Hannah Daley had a hat trick while Clark Hamilton led the way with four goals in the title match. Hamilton also had six tallies against Creekview. Previous: 5

6. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 19-4

The Bears repeated as Class 2A champs by defeating St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 5-4. Junior Ryann Frechette once again led Bartram Trail’s potent offense with 125 goals for the season. Senior Adi Ferrara was second in scoring with 81 goals. Previous: 6

7. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 20-4

The Highlanders lost for a second time in 2023 to American Heritage-Delray, falling 11-4 in the state championship. Junior Alex Horn, who is committed to Costal Carolina, led Lake Highland with 48 goals and 27 assists this year. Nearly every starter will return for LHP next season. Previous: 7

8. Plant (Fla.), 18-4

The Panthers lost to eventual state champions Bartram Trail (Fla.) 13-6 in the state semifinals. Plant’s signature win in 2023 came against Steinbrenner in the playoffs. Sophomore McKenzey Craig had a team-leading 48 goals and 49 assists. Plant is another top team expected to return its core roster. Previous: 8

9. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 14-3

The Stallions season came to an end in the regional final after losing to Plant (Fla.) 6-5. Steinbrenner previously defeated Plant early in the regular season. Steinbrenner also picked up an early-season win over Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Senior Taylor Lapointe, a Northwestern signee, had a team-leading 49 goals this season. Previous: 9

10. St. Michaels (Texas), 16-3

St. Michaels Academy advanced to the state championship game after knocking off Anderson (Texas) in the semifinals by a 17-12 margin. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they ran into a highly talented Hockaday squad that blew out nearly everyone they faced. St. Michaels lost in the state championship 18-8. Previous: NR

— Justin Boggs


The Trevians enter the tournament with momentum as they’ve picked up five straight wins going into an intriguing regular-season finale against Lake Forest (Ill.).


1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 16-4

The Ramblers haven’t played since their impressive May 6 victory over one of Ohio’s best, Upper Arlington, ensuring they will be plenty rested for the postseason. That’s good given Loyola Academy played a particularly grueling regular-season schedule that included trips to Colorado and the East Coast. Previous: 1

2. New Trier (Ill.), 15-4

The Trevians enter the tournament with momentum as they’ve picked up five straight wins going into an intriguing regular-season finale against Lake Forest (Ill.). Kennedy Meier has continued to step up for New Trier as Audrey Rudolph battles back from a knee injury, with Meier tallying eight draw controls and three goals against Oak Park and River Forest (Ill.), while Claire Ratke and Hana Asghari also had hat tricks. Previous: 2

3. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 15-3

The Golden Bears bounced back from a tough trip to the Land of Lincoln with a pair of convincing wins over in-state foes Worthington Kilbourne and Medina. Kampbell Stone tallied a combined 10 goals and five assists in those games, also racking up double-digit draw controls. Previous: 3

4. Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), 16-2

The Patriots pushed their win streak to 12 with a 19-10 victory over St. Francis DeSales (Ohio) Tuesday. Liberty has tallied 75 goals over its last four games (18.75 per contest). Six players scored multiple goals against the Stallions, with Isabelle Pohmer (5 goals, 2 assists), Makena Harrington (5 goals, 1 assist) and Lexi Bird (3 goals, 4 assists) all notching six-plus points. Previous: 4

5. New Albany (Ohio), 13-5

Following a May 4 loss to Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), the Eagles have taken on and toppled a number of the Buckeye State’s top teams, including Sycamore (which currently has a 15-3 record) and a one-goal victory at Jackson. A three seed in the coming OHSAA tournament, New Albany could be in for an intriguing regional semifinal contest against Medina. Previous: 5

6. Lakeville South (Minn.), 8-0

The Cougars continue to not just win, but dominate, as they outscored their three foes from this past week by a combined 68-4 margin. Berkeley commit Emily Moes had a particularly dominant week, notching 24 points in the three games, including six goals against Farmington (Minn.) and six assists at Apple Valley/Burnsville (Minn.). Xavier commit Gabby Bouman also impressed against Farmington with four goals and four assists. Previous: 6

7. Kentucky Country Day (Ky.), 24-2

The Bearcats carried the momentum from their 10-game win streak to end the regular season into the tournament, winning their first three postseason games by a combined margin of 53-6. Amazingly, Sarah Beth Burns had eight points in all three games, including four goals and four assists apiece against Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) and Louisville Collegiate (Ky.). Previous: 7

8. Carmel (Ind.), 14-2

Tori Tomalia continued rolling, with a seven-goal, six-draw performance in the Greyhounds’ regular-season finale against Culver Academy (Ind.), followed by a hat trick in their postseason opener against Fishers (Ind.). In the latter contest, a 14-0 win, 12 different players found the back of the net for Carmel Previous: 8

9. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 15-4

The Red Devils recorded a four-win week, including victories over Lake Forest (Ill.) and Rockford (Mich.). In the latter contest, against one of the Mitten State’s best, Makenna Schultz tallied 11 saves and three Hinsdale Central players recorded hat tricks: Angie Conley (3 goals, 4 assists), Reese Napier (4 goals, 2 assists) and Daphne Venetsanapolous (3 goals). Previous: T10

10. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 15-2

The Rocks have now won 11 of their last 12 games following a 16-12 victory over a very solid Thomas Worthington (Ohio) team. Senior Kate Tyack scored five goals in their win over the Cardinals while senior Bailey Morris and junior Quinn Hammond also had hat tricks. Tyack also recorded double-digit draw controls while senior keeper Kiki Jose had double-digit saves. Previous: T10

— Jonah Rosenblum


1. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 17-0

The Mustangs are two wins away from completing a perfect season, as they advanced to the CHSAA Class 5A semifinals with a 17-6 victory over Poudre District (Colo.). Zoe Martin (six goals), Skylar May (three goals, three assists) and Alex May (four goals, one assist) led the attack, and Addy Smith had a team-high six draw controls. Colorado Academy plays Cherry Creek (Colo.) in the semifinals May 16. Previous: 1

2. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 24-0

Grace Kerr tallied four goals and an assist and Leslie Iorio had four goals as the Wolves beat Oak Ridge (Calif.) 14-7 to claim the CIF North Coast Section Division 1 title. They had advanced out of the semifinals with an 18-5 win over Redwood (Calif.), who beat SRV in the 2022 championship game. Lauren Poulson collected 11 saves in the championship game May 11. Previous: 2

3. Valor Christian (Colo.), 14-3

The Eagles edged Kent Denver (Colo.) 8-7 in the second round of the CHSAA Class 5A tournament Friday after shutting out Air Academy (Colo.), 20-0, in the first round. Kaley Kakac had three goals and won 7 of 12 draw attempts to lead the attack in a defensive battle against Kent. Valor now meets Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the semifinals May 16. The Eagles won a regular-season matchup with Kent, 11-7, on March 24. Previous: 3

4. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 16-2

Skyler Schramm scored five goals and assisted another one to lead the Gators in a 16-2 win over Menlo School (Calif.) in the CIF Central Coast Section quarterfinals. Christina Long added two goals and three assists, and Lily Selcher added three goals. SHP meets Scotts Valley (Calif.) in the semifinals and could be headed toward a rubber-match third meeting with St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) if both advance to the championship. The Gators won the most recent matchup but lost the first one. Previous: 4

5. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 16-3

The Wildcats rolled to a 20-3 win over Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) in their CIF Central Coast Section quarterfinal last week and are trying to regain momentum after suffering three tough losses in the past month. St. Ignatius meets St. Francis Mountain View (Calif.) in the semifinals and could be looking at a rematch of last year’s championship, which the Wildcats won against Sacred Heart Prep. Previous: 5

6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 18-2

Mia Marchetti and Brynn Perkins each tallied three goals as the Knights won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title – their third straight sectional title – with a 13-5 win over Marlborough (Calif.) in the final Friday. Foothill is 61-3 in the last three years and hasn’t lost to a Section team since 2019. Previous: 6

7. Oak Ridge (Calif.), 22-2

The No. 2-seeded Trojans made it to the CIF North Coast Section championship game but couldn’t avenge their only regular-season loss, falling again to San Ramon Valley, 14-7. They had advanced out of the semifinals with an 11-7 win over Amador Valley (Calif.). Previous: 7

8. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-6

The Falcons advanced to the CIF San Diego Open Division semifinals with an 18-7 win over Scripps Ranch (Calif.). Torrey Pines took a 15-2 lead into halftime and was able to use its entire roster in the dominant victory. Next up is a chance to avenge a regular-season loss to Coronado (Calif.), which won 8-7 on March 20. Previous: 8

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 17-4

The Dons have won nine straight going into their CIF San Diego Open semifinal matchup against La Costa Canyon (Calif.), coming off a 17-4 win over San Dieguito Academy (Calif.) in the quarterfinals. Cathedral Catholic beat La Costa Canyon 9-7 on March 17. Previous: 9

10. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 14-3

Charlotte Morton made 13 saves as Cherry Creek beat Fairview (Colo.) 8-5 in the CHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. Izzy Assini tallied two goals and two assists, and Skylar Camacho and Gracie Kindy each scored two goals. The fourth-seeded Bruins now face Colorado Academy in the semifinals May 16. Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler