Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Regional Top 10 Rankings

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 June 4, not including the South Region, which finished its season. 

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.), 20-0

The Blue Wave defeated Stamford (Conn.) and Simsbury (Conn.) by the same 20-2 score to advance to the CIAC Class L semifinals where top-seeded Darien will take on fifth-seeded Greenwich on June 7. A win puts them back in the state final against either New Canaan (Conn.) or Wilton (Conn.). It’s an all-FCIAC semifinal for the fifth time in seven years. Previous: 1

2. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 18-0

Ava Meyn had three goals, one assist and five draw controls, Mikaela Mooney had three goals and Katie Clare added two goals to lead Bayport-Blue Point to a 9-6 victory over Manhasset (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class C final. It was the third straight year the teams met in the LI championship game and it is the first time the Phantoms will advance to the state semifinals. BBP will take on Indian River (N.Y.) in the NYS ‘C’ semifinals June 9 at SUNY Cortland. Previous: 2

3. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 16-2

The Friars edged Sacred Heart (N.Y.) 8-7 to win a fourth straight CHSAA Class AA championship. Brooke Long and Megan Kenny scored two goals apiece, Tess Calabria had one goal and two assists, Jill Lopez had one goal and one assist and Shea Lembo and Lexi Zenk made three saves apiece, with Zenk making a key free position save with 1:27 left to secure yet another St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) championship. Previous: 3

4. Sacred Heart (Conn.), 16-1

After beating Dexter Southfield (Mass.) 12-3 in the semifinals, Sacred Heart (Conn.) defeated Exeter Academy (N.H.) 15-5 to win the Prep Invitational. Karina Sethi scored three goals, Payton Sfreddo had two goals and two assists, Kelly Haggerty had two goals and one assist and Charley Bacigalupo and Kaitlin Robinson had two goals apiece. Previous: 4

5. New Canaan (Conn.), 19-3

The Rams opened up their CIAC Class L title defense with an 18-0 win over Glastonbury (Conn.) in the first round and then defeated Cheshire (Conn.) 20-7 in the quarterfinals. That sets up an enticing semifinal showdown with Wilton (Conn.) on June 7. New Canaan (Conn.) beat the Warriors 13-6 in the regular season and then beat the buzzer in a 10-9 victory in the FCIAC semifinals. Previous: 5

6. Wilton (Conn.), 15-3

The Warriors knocked off Norwalk (Conn.) 18-1 in the first round of the CIAC Class L tournament and then beat Newtown (Conn.) 15-7 to book their semifinal berth. Addison Pattillo had five goals and four assists, Molly Snow had five goals and three assists and Emerson Pattillo had four goals and four assists in the quarterfinal win. Previous: 6

7. Garden City (N.Y.), 16-3

Kyle Finnell had six goals and an assist, Maureen Arendt had three goals and two assists and Niamh Pfaff made 12 saves to guide Garden City (N.Y.) to a 15-6 win over West Islip (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class B championship game. The Trojans, who last won the Long Island title in 2021, will meet West Genesee in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on June 9 morning. Previous: 7

8. Victor (N.Y.), 15-4

Allie Pisano had two goals and five assists, Libby Boland had two goals and three assists, Julia Bruno scored three goals, Maia Pronti had four assists and Brin Gotham had two goals and one assist in a 16-2 victory over Clarence (N.Y.). The Blue Devils take on Bethlehem Central (N.Y.) in the NYS Class B semifinals at SUNY Cortland June 9 morning. Previous: NR

9. Baldwinsville (N.Y.), 15-4

After defeating Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) in the Section III Class A title, Baldwinsville (N.Y.) booked their spot in the NYS semifinals by beating Corning-Painted Post, 17-10. Carlie Desimone scored six goals and added one assist, Brianna Peters had four goals and two assists and Mia Pozzi had four goals and 10 draw controls as Baldwinsville advances to take on Massapequa (N.Y.) June 9 at Cortland HS. Previous: NR

10. Massapequa (N.Y.), 11-5

A year after losing an overtime defeat to Northport (N.Y.) in the LI Class A championship game, the Chiefs found themselves in the same spot against the same team and this time Caitlyn Dorman scored the OT winner as Massapequa (N.Y.) captured a first-ever LI title. Allison Petrullo had two goals and two assists and Ellie Leisen added two goals and an assist for Massapequa, which takes on Baldwinsville in the state semifinals June 7 at Cortland HS. Previous: NR

— Dylan Butler

National Top 25s and Regional Top 10s updated every Tuesday


1. McDonogh (Md.), 20-1

Taylor Cummings has stepped down as Eagles head coach after the top seed McDonogh captured their first IAAM A Conference championship since 2019 with a 13-8 win over second-seeded St. Paul’s (Md.). Unbeaten this season in the toughest conference in the country, McDonogh’s only loss this year came at the hands of non-conference foe Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) in the first half of the season. They then streaked to the title. They outscored their final eight opponents by 9.6 goals per game. Previous: 1

2. St. Paul’s (Md.), 18-3

After a decisive 16-4 win over third-seeded Maryvale (Md.), the two-time defending champion Gators fell to McDonogh in the championship game. St. Paul’s jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the final. The Gators lost twice to McDonogh and dropped a narrow decision to national No. 1 Darien (Conn.) that was the marquee matchup in a challenging non-conference schedule. They won seven straight before falling in the title game. Natalie Shurtleff (58 goals, 17 assists, 68 draw controls), Lauren Steer (43G, 32A, 28 ground balls) and Frannie Hahn (48G, 52A) led the Gators all year. Returning to lead next year after the loss of five senior starters will be defender Kira Balis (Clemson) and goalie Susan Radabaugh (Syracuse). Previous: 2

3. Maryvale (Md.), 16-3

The third-seeded Lions lost in the IAAM A Conference semifinals, their deepest run since reaching the title game in 2012. Maryvale fell to St. Paul’s, 16-4, after rattling off 10 straight wins. Maryvale took a big step forward this year with a pair of one-goal losses to McDonogh and St. Paul’s being the only marks against them in the regular season as they enjoyed a breakthrough season. Maryvale thrived with a balanced attack with five players with 25 goals or more led by Cayden Reese’s 34 goals. Sam Paradise (33 goals, 56 draw controls), Noel Cumberland (27 goals, 35 DC) and Abby Francioli (54% save rate) were named all-league from a team that had nine senior starters. Previous: 3

4. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 19-1

The District 12 representative Patriots will open defense of their AA state title on June 6 against District 1 third-place finisher Upper Moreland (Pa.). Carroll hasn’t played since winning its 22nd straight Philadelphia Catholic League title on May 19. Ava Bleckley (50 goals, 33 assists, 66 draw controls), Machaela Henry (37G, 21A, 67DC), Chloe Bleckley (42G, 16A, 45DC) and Bridget Robinson (90 saves, 56% save rate) lead a team with eight senior starters into states against a UM offense led by three players who hit 100 career goals – Annalise Messina, Pace-bound Reagan Cummins, and Olivia Meakim – as well as Bel Leiter while the defense in front of goalie Addi Hurley, who has more than 200 career saves, is led by Avery Adamski and Charlotte James. A win would put Carroll up against the Crestwood (Pa.)-Gwynedd Mercy (Pa.) winner in the state quarterfinals June 10. Previous: 4

5. Glenelg Country (Md.), 14-4

The fourth-seeded Dragons fell in the IAAM A Conference semifinals to McDonogh, 13-4, to close another strong season. 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. Glenelg won its first 10 games of the year while proving they could overcame losing a huge senior class that took them to the IAAM finals a year ago. Blair Byrne (86 points), Regan Byrne (58 points) and Maggie Flanagan (61 draw controls) helped lead the offense while the defense in front of breakout goalie Natalie Eastwood (56% save rate) was led by Ashley Dyer. Previous: 5

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. They had won six out of seven games coming into the contest. Spalding had a 13-2 edge in draws and grabbed an early 2-0 lead. Spalding graduates just two senior starters and will return the bulk of their roster led by Maeve Cavanagh, Gabby Greene and Maddie Wrenn as they look to climb in the toughest division in the country. Previous: 6

7. Owen J. Roberts (Pa.), 23-1

The Wildcats handled upset-minded Penncrest (Pa.) 14-7 to win the District 1 AAA championship, their first district title since 2002. Alexa Vogelman had six points on five goals and an assist while Gabbi Koury filled the stat sheet with a hat trick, assist, 10 draw controls, nine ground balls and four caused turnovers. At the other end, the group of Cailin Harrington, Rachel Sbei, Avery Wentzel and Ashly White limited the Penncrest offense. Korrigan Sweeney made 12 saves enabling Owen J. Roberts to pull away after leading 7-4 at halftime. Owen J. Roberts will host Downingtown East (Pa.) on June 7 in the first round of the AAA state tournament. The Wildcats are led by nine senior starters – Koury (Florida), Vogelman (Syracuse), Colby Wasson (Xavier), Sbei (Furman), Cailin Harrington (Villanova), Ava Clemson (Butler), Avery Wentzel (Duquesne), Kalli Mullen (Haverford) and Blakely Doyle (Liberty). Previous: 7

8. Summit (N.J.), 18-2

The Hilltoppers rolled into the North Jersey, Group 2 state tournament final that was scheduled for June 5 against Mendham (N.J.) with a pair of wins by a combined 36-6 score. Summit edged Mendham, 8-6, back on April 13. They stopped Pascack Valley (N.J.) 17-1 in the quarterfinals. The Hilltoppers bested Voorhees (N.J.) 19-5 in the semifinals with Lily Spinner and Anya Wardle each having seven points apiece and Molly Davies and Nell Ducey each scoring hat tricks. Lauren Riley won six draw controls. Spinner had six points, Wardle dished out five assists and Riley had four goals in the win over Pascack Valley. Previous: 8

9. Episcopal (Pa.), 16-3

The Churchwomen wrapped up their season with a 14-5 win over Germantown Academy (Pa.). Episcopal was undefeated in Inter-Ac play. Overall, they lost two of their first three games, a narrow one-goal loss to national No. 2 McDonogh (Md.) and then a tough one to Conestoga (Pa.). They went on a tear after that which included wins over eventual Delaware champion Tatnall (Del.) and ISLAA champion Stone Ridge (Md.), and two wins over PAISAA champion Agnes Irwin (Pa.). Their only loss in that period was to Summit. Lex Ventresca (46 goals, 40 assists) led the team in points, Maura Irish scored a team-leading 47 goals, Quinn Whitaker had 56 ground balls and 39 caused turnovers, and Grace McHugh recorded 28 goals, 23 draws, 40 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers. Draw specialist Syd Richter had 77 draws and 26 ground balls. McHugh (Syracuse), Whitaker, Irish, and Richter (Georgetown) will all be back for a team that graduates just three senior starters. Previous: 9

10. Manchester Valley (Md.), 19-0

Emma Penczek tied former Century (Md.) star Katie Schwarzmann’s state title game record with nine goals to lead the Mavericks to a 15-7 win over Middletown (Md.) for the Class 2A state championship. Manchester Valley finished as the only unbeaten public school in Maryland. Penczek finished her sophomore year with 93 goals, 43 assists, 129 draw controls and 37 caused turnovers. Senior midfielders Casey Meredith (78 points) and Erin Herrold (45 points, 61 DC). Haylee Bittinger (65 points) and Penczek will be back to help replace eight seniors, five of whom were starters. Previous: 10

— Justin Feil


1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 22-4

Roughly a week after edging rival New Trier (Ill.) for the sectional championship, the Ramblers topped another longtime rival, Hinsdale Central (Ill.), for the state title. Loyola Academy did so with remarkable balance as six different players poured in multiple goals, including senior Eileen Dooley’s hat trick and junior Emma Burke’s two goals (to go with two assists and six ground balls). Defensively, sophomore Keira Cushing tallied four ground balls and three caused turnovers and junior keeper Tia Boyle had eight saves. Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 21-3

Last year, the Golden Bears won their first 22 games, mostly by large margins, before falling in the state title game. This season, Upper Arlington endured a few regular-season losses and plenty of challenging competition in the postseason, including a one-goal win to return to states. Ultimately, the Golden Bears passed every test down the stretch, including a 14-10 state title game victory over Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), led by six goals from Ohio State commit Kampbell Stone and four goals and two assists from Lilly Stelzer. Previous: 3

3. New Trier (Ill.), 18-5

Regardless of their sectional title game loss, the Trevians were clearly one of the most impressive teams in the Midwest. All five of their losses came to elite teams, with two to Loyola Academy (Ill.) and one apiece to Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), New Albany (Ohio) and Paul VI (Va.), and all of those came by three goals or fewer. Addie Shevitz led New Trier in goals (67) and points (90) while Kennedy Meier and Claire Ratke tallied 62 points apiece. Previous: 2

4. Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), 21-3

The Patriots gave Upper Arlington a battle in the state championship game. Down 4-1 early, Liberty answered with three straight goals, one apiece by Corinna Hilmas, Makena Harrington and Madeline Pohmer. While the Golden Bears ultimately led the rest of the way, the Patriots proved themselves among the state’s best teams in the title match and all season. Previous: 4

5. Lakeville South (Minn.), 15-0

The Cougars got off to a dominant start to the postseason, out-scoring Mankato and Owatonna by a combined margin of 38-1. In the latter contest, Gabby Bouman (3 goals, 4 assists) and Sivanna O’Brien (2 goals, 5 assists) tied for the team lead with seven points apiece. Previous: 5

6. Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.), 23-5

Elizabeth Mueller, who had a critical hat trick in the state semifinals against Kentucky Country Day (Ky.), finished the season with a team-leading 58 goals. Six different players added between 31 and 38 goals for the state champion Valkyries: Rosie Cobler (38 goals), Emerson Holthouser (35 goals), Molly Allen (35 goals, 37 assists), Evelyn Wickson (34 goals), Kiley Christensen (34 goals) and Kaelin Truman (31 goals, 18 assists). Previous: 6

7. Guerin Catholic (Ind.), 16-2

For the second straight season, Guerin Catholic topped Carmel (Ind.) in the state championship game with the Golden Eagles now winning three of their last four contests against the Greyhounds. Down 2-0 and 4-1 in the first half, Guerin Catholic rallied, helped by five goals from Caitlin Carter. Clare Alic and Alex Soucie also tallied hat tricks for the Golden Eagles. Previous: NR

8. New Albany (Ohio), 16-6

The Eagles got back to the Region 1 title game with a two-goal victory over Medina before falling to Olentangy Liberty in the championship. That snapped a remarkable string of six straight regional titles for New Albany. Still, the Eagles’ 2023 campaign had plenty of highlights, including wins over Hinsdale Central (Ill.), New Trier (Ill.) and Upper Arlington (Ohio). Previous: 8

9. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 21-5

For the second straight season, the Red Devils fell in the state championship game, this time to Loyola Academy. Hinsdale Central now has to say goodbye to a very talented senior class highlighted by three first team all-state standouts in midfielder Angie Conley, defender Fran Gick and attack Reese Napier. Previous: 9

10. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 18-3

The Rocks had a great season with two of their losses coming against one of the Midwest’s best, Upper Arlington, and the third coming in overtime against Liberty, which has been one of the Buckeye State’s best stories in 2023. Kate Tyack (78 goals, 26 assists) surpassed the 100-point mark for Dublin Coffman while Bailey Morris also topped 70 goals and led the Rocks with 44 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers. Previous: 10

— Jonah Rosenblum


McDonogh (Md.) finished its season No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic.


1. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 19-0

The Mustangs capped off a perfect season with an 11-6 win over Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the CHSAA Class 5A championship, capturing their eighth straight title and ninth overall. Zoe Martin led the team with 79 goals and seven assists, while Skylar May (31 goals, 55 assists), Charlotte Corkins (35 goals, 26 assists) and Anna Colpack (36 goals and five assists) all finished with 30 goals or more. Previous: 1

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

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, who beat SRV in the 2022 championship game. San Ramon Valley also had a perfect season in 2021 but played just 12 games in the return to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous: 2

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 18-3

Eleri Colon scored the final two goals to help the Wildcats avenge a regular-season loss to Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) and collect a second straight CIF Central Coast section title with a 10-8 victory in the championship game. St. Ignatius had defeated SHP in the CCS finals last year in another close game. The Wildcats’ other two losses were against Valor Christian (Colo.) and San Ramon Valley, but they had notable wins over Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and Kent Denver (Colo.). Previous: 3

4. 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. The Knights’ two losses this year were against St. Ignatius and Colorado Academy in back-to-back games. Previous: 4

5. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 12-5

The Raiders avenged an early-season loss to Valor Christian (Colo.) to get to the CHSAA Class 5A final for the first time in program history, beating Valor 11-7 in the semifinals May 16. However, they fell short in the championship against Colorado Academy. Regis had lost to the Mustangs earlier in the season and also had a one-goal loss to Cherry Creek and a slipup against Fairview, but finished the season strong. The Raiders also had a notable win over Illinois powerhouse Loyola Academy. Previous: 5

6. Valor Christian (Colo.), 14-4

The Eagles split games with Regis Jesuit this season but lost the one that mattered more, falling in the Class 5A semifinals, 11-7, on May 16. They had a dominant win over fellow semifinalist Cherry Creek (Colo.) this season, beat St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) by a goal and only lost to Colorado Academy by three goals on April 25. Previous: 6

7. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 17-3

Emily Leschin scored four goals, but the Gators ultimately fell 10-8 to St. Ignatius Prep in the CIF Central Coast Section championship after splitting games with the Wildcats during the regular season. They advanced to the final with a 14-11 win over Scotts Valley (Calif.) in the semifinals May 17. Their other loss was to San Ramon Valley. Previous: 7

8. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 16-6

The Falcons finished strong with a 13-4 win over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship, as they claimed their first title since 2018. Torrey Pines had avenged a regular-season loss to Coronado (Calif.) in the semifinals. The Falcons lost by one to San Ramon Valley on April 1 and two other one-goal defeats, but their other losses were against Foothill (by three), Mid-Atlantic power St. Paul’s School for Girls and Texas state champion Hockaday. Previous: 8

9. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 18-1

The Crusaders topped Lake Oswego (Ore.) 15-10 to claim their third straight state championship in a rematch of the last two OGLA title games. Jesuit, which won titles in 2019, 2022 and 2023 (the 2020 and 2021 seasons were cancelled because of COVID-19) avenged its only regular-season loss to Grant (Ore.) in the semifinals on May 23, handing the Generals their first defeat, 15-14. Previous: 9

10. 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: 10

— Laurel Pfahler


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