Two Teams Join Top 10 of Nike / US Lacrosse HS Girls' National Top 25

Many teams in the Northeast Region are now playing games, and if they haven’t yet, most will finally play this week.

That will lead to future shakeups in the Nike / US Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25. For this week, the major change is that St. Paul's (Md.), which stormed to No. 3 in the Top 25 last week, has fallen to No. 10 after losing to Notre Dame Prep (Md.).

Elsewhere, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) is up to No. 3, while four new teams enter the Top 25 in the final four spots.

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National Top 25

May 4, 2021



1 Manhasset (N.Y.) 1-0 1
2 Garden City (N.Y.) 0-0 2
3 Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 2-0 6
4 Moorestown (N.J.) 5-0 7
5 Northport (N.Y.) 0-0 4
6 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 3-2 8
7 Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 0-0 5
8 New Canaan (Conn.) 6-0 10
9 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2-0 11
10 St. Paul's (Md.) 11-1 3
11 Conestoga (Pa.) 10-0-1 9
12 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 9-1 13
13 McDonogh (Md.) 11-2 14
14 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 0-0 12
15 Stone Ridge (Md.) 3-1 15
16 Bayport-Blue POint (N.Y.) 0-0 18
17 Milton (Ga.) 17-0 20
18 Oak Knoll (N.J.) 4-1 17
19 Darien (Conn.) 6-1 19
20 Penn Charter (Pa.) 12-1-1 16
21 Ridgewood (N.J.) 5-0 23
22 Wilton (Conn.) 4-1 NR
23 Baldwinsville (N.Y.) 3-0 NR
24 Chatham (N.J.) 5-0 NR
25 Bishop Ireton (Va.) 2-0 NR
Also considered (alphabetical order): Agnes Irwin (Pa.), Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.), Garnet Valley (Pa.), Glenelg Country (Md.), Good Counsel (Md.), Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), Pittsford (N.Y.), Radnor (Pa.), Sacred Heart (N.Y.), Severna Park (Md.), Smithtown East (N.Y.), Wantagh (N.Y.), West Babylon (N.Y.)

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. Manhasset (N.Y.), 1-0

Grace Gately recorded four goals and three assists and Alexis Morton tallied two goals and an assist in a season-opening 16-3 win over Massapequa (N.Y.). Annalisa Massaro, Megan Reilly and Caitlin Barrett added two goals each, and Emma LoPinto had one goal and two assists. Manhasset travels to Wantagh (N.Y.) next in the first of three games this week. Previous: 1

2. Garden City (N.Y.), 0-0

With senior Yale-bound midfielder/attacker Alex Hopkins and senior attacker Sydney Pappas (Villanova) leading the way, the Dave Ettinger-era at Garden City was scheduled to begin against Farmindale on Monday. Pappas had 30 goals as a sophomore. Previous: 2

3. Northport (N.Y.), 0-0

The reigning New York State Class A champions — led by one of the region’s most lethal scorers in junior attacker Kaylie Mackiewicz (Duke) — open the 2021 season with an intriguing clash against Middle Country (N.Y.) on Wednesday. Previous: 3

4. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), 0-0

The 2019 NYS Class B champions, who are guided by senior goalie Katie Vahle (Arizona State) and two-way senior midfielder Celeste Forte (Florida commit), meet Rocky Point under the lights in their season opener Tuesday. Previous: 4

5. New Canaan (Conn.), 6-0

New Canaan made it six wins in a span of 10 days, defeating Cheshire 15-5 Saturday. Dillyn Patten had four goals and one assist, Hollis Mulry added three goals and one assist, McKenna Harden contributed two goals and three assists and Lexie Tully scored two goals for the Rams, who were set to square off against Darien again Monday. Previous: 5

6. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 2-0

Erin O’Grady finished with nine saves and three ground balls, and Kate Licciardi had four goals to lead the offense as St. Anthony’s collected a 13-2 win over Kellenberg (N.Y.). Rose Cristie added three goals, and Ava Biancardi had two goals and two assists in the victory, which followed a 12-1 win over Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) in the season opener. Previous: 6

7. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 0-0

Mount Sinai is led by Maryland-bound senior Emily Lamparter, who is arguably the best goalie on Long Island, and she’s joined by Molloy Laforge, a senior midfielder who committed to Stony Brook, and seniors Amanda Dowler (LIU) and Christina Mastrorocco (Binghamton). Al Bertolone’s stacked squad, which also features future Division I defenders in juniors Alexa Carranante (Pittsburgh), Delilah Mile (Albany) and Jordan DeBlasio (Syracuse), opens the season Tuesday against East Islip (N.Y.). Previous: 7

8. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 0-0

Led by Stanford-bound senior Maddigan Miller, who had 26 goals and six assists as a sophomore, Bayport-Blue Point looks forward to intriguing matchups against Eastport-South Manor on May 11 and Mount Sinai on May 17. But first up for BBP is a home game against Islip on Tuesday. Previous: 8

9. Darien (Conn.), 6-1

Ceci Stein tallied four goals and two assists and Sadie Stafford registered three goals to power Darien to a 16-8 win over Staples (Conn.). Ryan Hapgood added two goals and two assists, Molly McGuckin, Colette Quinn and Shannon Dahlquist tallied two goals each, Jillian Vaught had one goal and Shea Dolce made eight saves. Previous: 9

10. Wilton (Conn.), 4-2

The Warriors’ only two losses this season are to teams ranked above them in the Northeast top 10 — New Canaan and Darien. Since a tight 8-6 loss to the Rams, the Warriors have put together consecutive wins, including a 10-8 victory at Staples. Lucy Corry scored four goals, Molly Snow had three assists, Gwynn Sullivan scored twice, Emerson Pattillo added one goal, one assist and five draw controls, Ashleigh Masterson chipped in one goal and five draw controls and Amelia Hughes made 11 saves. Previous: NR

— Dylan Butler

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 2-0     

The Tigers will play Bishop Ireton (Va.) on Wednesday, but then their next game isn’t scheduled until Saturday against Paul VI (Va.). It’s been a slow process finding games to fill the schedule. Previous: 2

2. Moorestown (N.J.), 5-0

The Quakers edged Rancocas Valley (N.J.) 9-8 on Wednesday. Katie Buck had four goals and one assist, Margaret Lawler added two goals and one assist, Caroline Button chipped in one goal and two assists, Grace Lynch had two assists and Emma Dengler and Libby Hock contributed one goal apiece. On Saturday, Moorestown used a huge second half to pull away for an 11-3 win over rival Shawnee. It was 5-3 at halftime before the Quakers shut out Shawnee in the second half. Lawler had a hat trick, Dengler and Buck tallied two goals and one assist apiece, Silar and Lynch added one goal and one assist apiece and Button scored two goals. Hayley Kowalcyzk made eight saves. Previous: 3

3. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 3-2

The Saints swept Bullis (Md.) in a pair of games last week, defeating the Bulldogs 11-7 on Thursday and 12-9 on Saturday. They got strong performances in both games from Rita Peterson (four goals and three assists), Cate Bradley (four goals and six assists), Mira Majure (five goals) and Anabbel Frist (three goals, 16 draw controls). Nicole Cruthird added three goals and one assist in the first meeting, and Lane Lambeth and Emmy Pascal each contributed two goals in the second game, while Sydney Southworth led the defensive efforts and also provided one assist. Previous: 4

4. St. Paul's (Md.), 11-1

The Gators dropped their first game at the end of a busy week, falling 10-9 to Notre Dame Prep on Friday after storming back from a 7-0 deficit. Caitlyn McElwee had a hat trick and Kendall Steer and Lauren Steer each scored twice. Earlier in the week, St. Paul’s beat Severn 11-6 as Frannie Hahn led with four goals, Christina Gagnon had three goals, McElwee contributed two goals and Kendall Steer and Josie Hahn had one goal apiece. Sandwiched between those two games, the Gators beat Garrison Forest (Md.) 18-4 with a solid team effort led by those celebrating their Senior Night: McElwee led with five goals, Olivia Stewart had two goals and Paige Bollinger, Jordan Swartz and starting defender Paris Colgain all chipped in one goal. Non-seniors who contributed were Gagnon (two goals), Josie Hahn (two goals), Natalie Shurtleff (two goals), Frannie Hahn and Madison Beale. Esprit Cha, Gagnon, Shurtleff, Swartz, Bollinger and Colgain also had one assist apiece. Previous: 1

5. Conestoga (Pa.), 10-0-1

Rachel Clark had five goals, one assist and five draw controls to lead the Pioneers to a 16-5 win over Haverford (Pa.) on April 26. Kate Galica added three goals, one assist and three draw controls, Melissa Hewitt had two goals, and Kiki Liebezeit contributed two goals and five draw controls. Galica then paced Conestoga with seven goals in a 14-9 win over Penncrest (Pa.) on April 27. Clark had five goals and one assist to go with six draw controls, Piper Kienzle added one goal and three assists. In an 18-2 win over Upper Darby (Pa.) on Thursday, Clark led the way with two goals and two assists. Kienzle, Gabby Ridder and Galica all had two goals and one assist apiece. Kat Bielinski added two goals, and eight other Pioneers scored one goal each. Previous: 5

6. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 9-1           

Annie Marshall scored five goals and Nancy Halleron had four goals in a 14-5 win over Garrison Forest on April 26. Kailey Pelkey scored the first two goals of the game and finished with a hat trick. Notre Dame then lost 9-6 to McDonogh on Wednesday but rebounded with a huge 10-9 win over previously unbeaten St. Paul’s the next day, as Caroline Colimore scored the winner with 1:37 left. Halleron had two goals and one assist and was crucial on the draw. Emily Peek and Haley Burns contributed two goals apiece, and Halley Koras, Annie Marshall, Pelkey and Colimore all had one goal apiece. Koras, Pelkey, Burns and Colimore each had one assist. Campbell Mahle made six saves and Molly Cain had three saves. Previous: 6

7. McDonogh (Md.), 11-2

The Eagles beat Notre Dame Prep 9-6 on Wednesday. Caroline Godine had three goals and two assists to lead the attack, and Marine Wilhelm made 13 saves. McDonogh followed that up with a 15-8 win over John Carroll (Md.) on Friday. Dakota Uy had one goal, one assist and five draw controls, and Baylee DeSmit contributed two goals and two ground balls. Previous: 7

8. Stone Ridge (Md.), 3-1

The Gators defeated Holy Child 21-3 on Saturday. Boston College commit Michaela O’Connor caused six turnovers. Grace Muldoon, a Richmond commit, had seven goals and two assist, and Notre Dame-bound Julia Carr added five points. Previous: 8

9. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 4-1

Oak Knoll beat Immaculate Heart 15-3 on April 27. Lily Ramsey scored six goals, Colleen Quinn had three goals and three assists, Annie Burton contributed two goals and one assist and Claire Adelhelm had three assists. The Royals then won a tight game against Summit (N.J.) 8-7 on Thursday when Grace Smith saved the tying shot in the final seconds. Smith finished with five saves in the second half, Madeline Sepe made four first-half saves, Ramsey had three goals, and Annika Spoor added one goal and three assists. Previous: 10

10. Penn Charter (Pa.), 12-1-1  

Penn Charter went 1-1 last week, first handing Episcopal Academy (Pa.) a 14-9 loss. Kaylee Dyer led with four goals and one assist, Mia Ferraro had four goals, Darcy Felter added nine assists and four draw controls and Charlotte Hodgson had three goals, one assist, two caused turnovers and two ground balls. Gracie Shoup contributed three caused turnovers, and Kayla Joyce and Jamie Kubach made four saves apiece. Penn then lost to Agnes Irwin 12-11 on Friday. Maddie Shoup led with four goals, Felter had four assists and one goal, Dyer added two goals and two assists and Ferraro scored two goals. Kubach made nine saves. Previous: 9

— Justin Feil


South Top 10

1. Milton (Ga.), 17-0

The Eagles are four games away from a state title after defeating East Coweta (Ga.) 14-0 on Wednesday. The goals were scored by 14 different players. Milton (Ga.) plays Lassiter this week for a spot in the state quarterfinals. Previous: 1

2. Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 19-0

The Highlanders won a regional title last week by defeating Edgewood (Fla.) 26-2. Ashley Thurston, Kate Hanlon and Olivia Adamson all contributed hat tricks in the regional final. Lake Highland Prep takes on Ponte Vedra (Fla.) in the Class 1A state semifinal Friday. Previous: 2

3. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 14-1

The Stallions advanced to a state semifinal this week by defeating Pine Crest (Fla.) in a regional championship. American Heritage faces Community School (Fla.) in the Class 1A state semifinals on Friday. Previous: 3

4. East Chapel Hill (N.C.), 16-2

The Wildcats won a state championship after they pulled off a pair of stunning upsets, first defeating Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 19-12 on March 22 in the state quarterfinals, then defeating Weddington (N.C.) 14-8 on March 27. Talia Zuco scored five times in the championship game. Sophie Halus and Molly Reed tied as the team’s scoring leaders with 56 goals each. Previous: 4

5. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 13-1

Following a perfect regular season, the Crusaders were upset in the state quarterfinals on March 22 against East Chapel Hill. Harvard recruit Caroline Mullahy racked up 40 goals and 77 assists in just 14 games. Sophomore Gracie Mullahy tallied 36 goals and 28 assists. Previous: 5

6. Vero Beach (Fla.), 15-1

Vero Beach advanced to the final four after defeating Winter Park (Fla.) in a regional final last week. Vero Beach faces Bartram Trail (Fla.) in the Class 2A state semifinals on Friday. Previous: 6

7. Weddington (N.C.), 17-2

The Warriors came one game short of winning a state title, losing 14-8 to East Chapel Hill on March 27. Senior Jordyn Case (Stanford) scored 82 goals and added 53 assists to close out her stellar high school career. Virginia Tech recruit Kendal Williams added 70 goals to complete her senior season. Previous: 7

8. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 11-1

The Raiders advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals after their 17-7 victory over Stoneman Douglas (Fla.) Thursday. St. Thomas Aquinas faces George Steinbrenner (Fla.) on Friday for a spot in the state championship the next day. Previous: 8

9. Franklin (Tenn.), 15-0

The Admirals had the week off as the state of Tennessee begins postseason play later this week. Senior Josie Ward leads the team with 91 goals and 50 assists in 15 games. Sophomore Aliya Polisky has 63 goals so far this season. Previous: 9

10. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 17-3

The Sharks advanced to the Class 1A state semifinals following their 18-1 regional championship victory over Gulf Breeze (Fla.) on Thursday. Sami Lowinger scored four times in the victory. She leads Ponte Vedra with 51 goals. Previous: NR

— Justin Boggs

Midwest Top 10

1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 5-0

After a week and a half without competition, the Ramblers’ return to play includes four games in five days, capped by an intriguing Saturday afternoon contest against East Grand Rapids (Mich.). Previous: 1

2. New Trier (Ill.), 6-1

The Trevians defeated Maine South (Ill.) and Glenbrook South (Ill.) by a combined margin of 35-15. Senior Macy Zaban (Florida) hit all seven of her shots against the Hawks and added another hat trick against the Titans, while sophomore Kennedy Meier was strong in the circle and had a hat trick against GBS. Previous: 2

3. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 13-0

The Golden Bears capped another impressive week with a second-half explosion against the Explorers, as Upper Arlington led Hudson by a single goal at the half before dominating the second stanza by a 10-3 margin. In addition to Camryn Callaghan’s seven goals, sophomore Kampbell Stone had five and Ava Walters notched three assists. Previous: 3

4. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 3-0

The Red Devils played just one game last week, beating Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.) 20-3. Busier portions of the schedule lie ahead, including two games this week and three games next week, including a May 10 trip to face one of the top teams in the state in Loyola Academy. Previous: 5

5. Noblesville (Ind.), 10-2

The Millers absorbed their second loss Saturday, to Kentucky Country Day, but a 19-3 win over Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind.) proved memorable, as they witnessed a historic performance from Emma Potter. Her night included setting a single-game program record with eight goals, as she became the first in Noblesville history to surpass 100 career goals and 150 career points. She also tallied six draw controls and six ground balls in the win. Previous: 6

6. Edina (Minn.), 5-0

Haley Reeck had a week to remember, as she became the Hornets’ all-time leading scorer as part of a five-goal, five-assist performance against Buffalo (Minn.) on Tuesday. She then added six goals in a Thursday win over St. Michael-Albertville (Minn.). Cordelia Flemming also had a big week with two goals, three assists, four draw controls and five caused turnovers against the Bison and four goals against the Knights. Previous: 7

7. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 12-1

Since absorbing their first loss to Forest Hills United, the Pioneers have won five straight by a combined margin of 73-25. A rubber match between EGR and Forest Hills United looms May 10, after the teams split their first two meetings this season. Previous: NR

8. Minnetonka (Minn.), 5-0

The Skippers’ 3-0 week was highlighted by a 7-6 victory over Eden Prairie (Minn.) on Tuesday, as they held the Eagles to just two goals in the second half. Kayley Crawford scored three goals, Hanna Baskin had four assists and Grace Keller saved five of the 11 shots she faced. Previous: NR

9. Carmel (Ind.), 11-1

Hannah Kim and Maddie McGarty combined to score 12 of the Greyhounds’ 15 goals against Guerin Catholic (Ind.) on Saturday. In addition to her seven goals in that game, Kim tallied five goals and two assists against Hamilton Southeastern, while McGarty had four goals and two assists. Previous: 9

10. Eden Prairie (Minn.), 3-1

The Eagles’ first loss, a 7-6 result against Minnetonka, came in spite of a four-goal performance by Taylor Kotschevar-Call. The junior then posted her third four-goal game of the spring in a 22-4 win at Buffalo. The Eagles have a couple of chances to redeem themselves from their loss to the Skippers with a Tuesday home game against Edina and a Thursday contest at Chanhassen. Previous: 8

— Jonah Rosenblum

West Top 10

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

The Mustangs are finally returning to the field this week after not getting in any contests in 2020 following a second straight unbeaten season and fifth consecutive state title in 2019. They graduated just two players who would have started last year and most of the nine returners played big roles in the past. Colorado Academy is led by senior midfielders Katharine Merrifield (Michigan) and Jessie Bakes (Brown), senior defenders Maya Rutherford (Michigan), Marin Bomgaars, Julia Hall and Rebecca Kerr (Denison), senior attackers Ella Freimuth and Kendall Smart and junior midfielder Maya Kendall (Darmouth). Previous: 1

2. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 12-0

The Wolves appear to have completed their season with no other games on the schedule, as the CIF North Coast Section will not be holding championships this year. Alannah Scott led SRV with 48 goals and eight assists, and Lauren Iorio added 33 goals and 20 assists. CoCo Wong won 73.7 percent of her draws and also tallied 25 goals and 24 assists. The Wolves outscored opponents 218-76. Previous: 2

3. La Jolla (Calif.), 6-0

The Vikings continue to roll through their schedule, as they added a 16-3 win over Del Norte (Calif.) and a 16-5 victory over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) last week. They’ve outscored opponents 112-17 this season. Previous: 5

4. Scripps Ranch (Calif.), 7-0

The Falcons got an impressive win over ranked Torrey Pines (Calif.) on Thursday, winning 9-3 in a defensive battle in which Scripps Ranch took advantage of several turnovers to widen the gap. Torrey Pines was the first opponent since 2019 to hold Scripps under 10 goals. Scripps Ranch then followed with a 19-2 win over Coronado (Calif.). Previous: 3

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 0-0

Cherry Creek opens Wednesday at home against Fairview (Colo.). Despite their youth, the Bruins hope to make a run at a 23rd straight state final appearance as they chase their first state title since 2014. Cherry Creek only has a few seniors, but top returning players include junior midfielders Lily Assini (University of Colorado) and Emily Collins and senior attacker Sophia Hashimoto. Previous: 4

6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 7-0

The Knights survived their closest matchup of the season, beating Mater Dei (Calif.) 13-9. Elena Torres scored six goals, and Mia Marchetti added a hat trick to lead the attack. Foothill finished with 27 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. On Thursday, the Knights beat Esperanza (Calif.) 21-1. Previous: 6

7. Mercer Island (Wash.), 0-0

The Islanders open an eight-game schedule Tuesday against Snohomish (Wash.). They won their 2019 state championship with several sophomores contributing, and now as seniors, they are hungry to defend that title two years later. Senior midfielders Annabelle Gersch and Hannah Tiscornia and senior attacker Emma Brodsky and junior attacker Molly Brodsky highlight the strength of the team. Previous: 7

8. Amador Valley (Calif.), 7-0

The Dons appear to have completed their season, as they don’t have any more games on their schedule. Celeste Murphy led the team with 18 goals and 11 assists in seven games, while Kalena Johnson had 18 goals and four assists. Previous: 8

9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 0-0

The Raiders open Wednesday against Denver East (Colo.). They would have returned eight starters from their 2019 state semifinalist squad last year, but that group played just one game before the season shut down. Regis Jesuit will be led by a dominant mid-line featuring four-year starters Cate Lord and Grace Weigand. Previous: 10

10. Newbury Park (Calif.), 8-1

Newbury Park rallied for an exciting 11-10 win over St. Margaret’s. After knotting the score at 10, Emma Ing followed with the winner on a free position shot with 20 seconds left, and goalie Daniella Guyette made a save in the final seconds to seal the win. Guyette finished with 12 saves and Ing had three goals, while Reagan Laubner added two goals and one assist and Sophia Laubner, Cassie Huber and Micah Shin each tallied two goals. Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler