PHOTO BY RICH BARNES

The Trojans claimed their 14th state title in the past 22 years with a 16-8 win over Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.).

Garden City Claimed 14th State Title to Stay Near Top of Nike/USL HSG Top 25


Longmeadow (Mass.), which knocked out previously ranked Franklin (Mass.) in the Division I state semifinals Monday to advance to the title game, and Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.), the Class B runner-up, join the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls Top 25 this week, but at the top still sits McDonogh (Md.), Garden City (N.Y.) and Glenelg (Md.).

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National Top 25

 
June 13, 2017

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1 McDonogh (Md.) 22-0 1 Season complete (IAAM champion)
2 Garden City (N.Y.) 20-1 2 Season complete (Class B champion)
3 Glenelg (Md.) 20-0 3 Season complete (Maryland 3A/2A champion)
4 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 19-3 4 Season complete (IAAM runner-up)
5 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 18-2 5 Season complete (Class C champion)
6 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 22-1 6 Season complete (Group 4/TOC winner)
7 Ridgewood (N.J.) 21-1 7 Season complete
8 Bishop Ireton (Va.) 19-5 8 Season complete (WCAC/VISAA champion)
9 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 27-2 9 Season complete (ISL Champion/VISAA runner-up)
10 Darien (Conn.) 20-3 10 Season complete (Class L champion)
11 Pittsford (N.Y.) 20-1 11 Season complete (Class A champion)
12 Middle Country (N.Y.) 18-4 15 Season complete (Class A runner-up)
13 Skaneateles (N.Y.) 18-4 16 Season complete (Class D champion)
14 Milton (Ga.) 17-4 18 Season complete (GHSA 6A/7A champion)
15 Loyola Academy (Ill.) 28-2 19 Season complete (state champion)
16 Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-5 12 Season complete (NJSIAA Group 1 champion)
17 Summit (N.J.) 19-3 13 Season complete (NJSIAA Group 3 champion)
18 Moorestown (N.J.) 20-3 14 Season complete
19 Christian Brothers (N.Y.) 16-4 17 Season complete
20 Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 15-3 20 Season complete
21 Longmeadow (Mass.) 24-1 NR 6/17 vs. Andover (Mass.) or Needham (Mass.)
22 Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 13-4 22 Season complete
23 Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 24-1 25 Season complete (PIAA 3A champion)
24 Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 21-5 23 Season complete (PAISAA champion)
25 Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 17-4 NR Season complete (Class B runner-up)
Also considered: Marriotts Ridge (Md.), West Genesee (N.Y.), Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), St. Anthony's (N.Y.), Ward Melville (N.Y.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Lawrenceville (N.J.), Brighton (N.Y.)







Nike/US Lacrosse High School Rankings
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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. Garden City (N.Y.), 20-1

The Trojans claimed their 14th state title in the past 22 years with a 16-8 win over Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) in the Class B championship. Kelly George finished with three goals and four assists, and Jenn Medjid added six goals and one assist to lead Garden City. George also had four goals and four assists as the Trojans topped Yorktown (N.Y.), 19-8, in the state semifinals. Previous: 1

2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 18-2

The Mustangs topped Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.), 15-4, to win their third straight Class C state title last week. Meaghan Tyrrell finished with five goals and three assists and also had four goals and two assists as Mount Sinai rolled to a 16-1 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (N.Y.) in the state semifinals. Previous: 2

3. Darien (Conn.), 20-3

The Blue Wave collected their fifth straight Class L state title with a 13-10 win over Wilton (Conn.) last week. Emma Jacques finished with two goals and two assists, and Ashley Humphrey added three goals and one assist for Darien, which has won nine state titles in the past 10 years. Previous: 3

4. Pittsford (N.Y.), 20-1

Sophomore Ellie Mooney scored on a free-position shot just into the start of the second overtime to lift the Panthers to a 10-9 win over Middle Country (N.Y.) in the Class A final for the program’s first state title. Senior Elizabeth Blanding led Pittsford with four points on one goal and three assists and also contributed two goals and two assists as the Panthers moved into the state title game with a 9-7 win over defending champion Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.). Previous: 4

5. Middle Country (N.Y.), 18-4

The Wolverines scored two goals in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, but ultimately fell 10-9 in double overtime to Pittsford (N.Y.) in the Class A championship game.  Jamie Ortega finished with four goals and one assist for Middle Country, which topped North Rockland (N.Y.), 20-7, in the state semifinals. Previous: 5

6. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 18-4

The Lakers closed the season with 15 straight wins, capped by a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory over Bronxville (N.Y.) in the Class D state final. Senior Kyla Sears (Princeton) scored her fifth goal with 23 seconds left in the second overtime to lift Skaneateles, which had rallied from a six-goal deficit. Sears also finished with five goals and one assist in a 10-7 win over Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.) in the state semifinals. Previous: 6

7. Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.), 16-4

The Brothers didn’t get a chance to try to defend their state title after falling 9-7 to eventual champion Pittsford in the Class A semifinals. Pittsford led by a goal with 16 minutes left in regulation before stalling for much of the remainder. Olivia Penoyer paced CBA with three goals and an assist. Previous: 7

8. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), 15-3

E-SM’s season ended with a 12-6 loss to top-ranked Garden City in the Long Island Class B championship game. The Sharks led 6-5 at halftime, but were shut out in the second half. Kaitlyn Dowsett led E-SM with 34 goals and 41 assists this season. Previous: 8

9. Longmeadow (Mass.), 24-1

The Lancers knocked out previously ranked Franklin (Mass.) in the Division I state semifinals Monday to advance to the title game. They won the 2015 state championship but lost in the semifinals last year against eventual champion Westwood (Mass.). Longmeadow faces the winner of Tuesday’s game between Andover (Mass.) and Needham (Mass.) in the final Saturday. Previous: NR

10. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 13-4

Bayport-Blue Point ended the season with a 9-6 loss to Mount Sinai in the Suffolk County Class C title game last month. Junior midfielder Cassidy Weeks led the Phantoms with 24 goals and 15 assists. Previous: 10

— Will Cleveland

 

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. McDonogh (Md.), 22-0

The Eagles’ unprecedented streak lives on as they finished an eighth straight perfect season with another IAAM title. They beat Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 12-9, in the final May 13 for their 177th consecutive win. Julia Hoffman (Maryland) posted a team-best 55 goals and Maddie Jenner (Duke) added 44 to go along with 165 draw controls. Previous: 1

2. Glenelg (Md.), 20-0

The Gladiators were perfect on the way to a repeat Maryland 3A/2A title, finishing with a comfortable win over C.M. Wright (Md.) in the championship May 23. Their résumé included a victory over IAAM power Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and two defeats of rival Marriotts Ridge (Md.). Glenelg put up 319 goals in 20 games this season with Alayna Pagnotta (Jacksonville) scoring a team-high 64 of them and Lindsay LeTellier (Davidson) assisting on 74. Previous: 2

3. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 19-3

The Blazers pushed top-ranked McDonogh twice but couldn’t spring the upset. The second one was a 12-9 loss in the IAAM championship on May 13. Their only other setback came to Glenelg on April 15. Caitlynn Mossman (Boston College) stoked the offense with 46 goals and 46 assists, while goalie Lucy Lowe (Penn State) limited opponents to 6.7 goals per game. Previous: 3

4. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 22-1

Kirsten Murphy’s goal with one minute, 37 seconds left put the Panthers ahead for good in Saturday’s NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final against then-No. 12 Oak Knoll (N.J.). The senior attacker scored four times in the 7-6 win that gave Bridgewater-Raritan its first ToC title. Arielle Weisman made a pair of saves in the final minute to seal the narrow victory, which avenged its only loss of the season. Previous: 4

5. Ridgewood (N.J.), 21-1

The Maroons piled up as many impressive wins as anybody this spring, but their unbeaten run abruptly ended with a 10-9 loss to Bridgewater Raritan in the NJSIAA Group 4 semifinals on May 31. Chelsea Trattner (Stanford) and Alex Absey (Columbia) tied for the team lead with 61 goals apiece, while Hannah Cermack (Boston College) posted 47 goals and 44 assists for the most points. Previous: 5

6. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 19-5

The Cardinals earned WCAC and Virginia independent school titles, finishing the spring on a 13-game winning streak. They closed with their best victory, dropping St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 9-8 in overtime, on May 21. Madison Mote (Notre Dame) was the offensive catalyst, posting 24 goals and 68 assists for the season. Previous: 6

7. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-2

The Saints started the spring with 15 straight wins and later claimed the ISL title, but they came up short in the Virginia independent school tournament. They lost 9-8 to Bishop Ireton in overtime on May 21. A high-scoring attack showed remarkable balance all season with Zoe Belodeau (Penn) leading the way with 115 goals and 55 assists. Previous: 7

8. Oak Knoll (N.J.), 21-5

The Royals finished their season Saturday with a 7-6 loss to then-national No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final. They had a couple of chances to tie in a thrilling final minute but couldn’t convert. Ali Baiocco (Stanford) scored once and closed her senior season with 104 goals. Oak Knoll knocked off then-No. 13 Summit, 11-9, on Wednesday to earn its spot in the final. Previous: 8

9. Summit (N.J.), 19-3

The Hilltoppers couldn’t land a repeat NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title. They won the Group 3 championship again but fell, 11-9, to then-No. 12 Oak Knoll in a ToC semifinal Wednesday. Summit scored the first four goals of the second half to take the lead before cooling off down the stretch. Helen Johnson (Stanford) and Anna Huntley-Robertson posted two goals apiece in the season-ending setback. Previous: 9

10.  Moorestown (N.J.), 20-3

The Quakers battled Summit into the final minute June 3 before falling, 9-8, in the NJSIAA Group 3 championship. Moorestown’s marquee victory in a strong spring came against New York power Garden City. Penn State-bound Quinn Nicolai provided a consistent spark with 60 goals and 28 assists. Previous: 10

— Eric Detweiler




PHOTO BY RICH BARNES

Mt. Sinai topped Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.), 15-4, to win their third straight Class C state title.


South Top 10 (season complete)

1. Milton (Ga.), 19-4

Milton reclaimed the GHSA 6A/7A state championship with a convincing 13-4 win over Cambridge (Ga.). It is the 11th title overall for the Eagles, who finished as the state runner-up last year. Sophie Baez led the team with five goals. Milton reached the title game by handing North Gwinnett its second loss of the season. The Eagles scored the first 11 goals of the game in the 16-3 win, and Lexie Morton finished with five goals, all in the first half, while Hannah Demis added four scores.

2. Hutchison (Tenn.), 20-1

The Sting won their seventh consecutive TGLA championship, beating Harpeth Hall (Tenn.) 18-7. Griffin Gearhardt had five goals and two assists, and Elizabeth Farnsworth added four goals, three assists and seven draw controls. Janessa Mai scored three goals. The Sting advanced to the final with a 15-7 win over St. Mary’s in the semifinals. Gearhardt had six goals in that win.

3. Bishop Moore (Fla.), 20-4

The Hornets beat St. Thomas Aquinas in double overtime to claim their first FHSAA state title and complete their season. They had lost to STA earlier in the season.

4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 18-2

The Raiders were the Florida state runners-up after falling to Bishop Moore in the final to end a 16-game win streak. Their only other loss was against American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) in the third game of the season – one they avenged with an overtime win in the final stage before the state semifinals. 

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

The Crusaders beat Myers Park (N.C.) 19-12 to win their second consecutive NCHSAA state championship. Elizabeth Wilson led with five goals, including two in the first five minutes when the Crusaders sprinted to a 5-0 lead. Myers Park rallied and kept it close, but never led. The Crusaders beat Broughton 20-3 in the semifinals to advance to the title game, as Jordan Lappin led with seven goals and an assist, Grace Nelson had four goals and Sarah Boney chipped in six groundballs and three interceptions. 

6. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 19-1

The Stallions suffered their only loss of the season in the third round of the Florida state playoffs, losing to St. Thomas Aquinas. Freshman Caitlyn Wurzburger finished the season with 101 goals and 117 assists. 

7. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 20-2

The Eagles capped an impressive season by winning their first Texas state championship. They avenged their only in-state loss by beating Hockaday (Texas) in the final. 

8. North Gwinnett (Ga.), 20-2

The Bulldogs’ dream season ended with a 16-3 loss to top-ranked Milton in the GHSA 6A/7A semifinals. It was their first appearance in the state final four and their only other loss this year was a one-goal decision against Northview (Ga.). 

9. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 19-3

The Titans beat Kell (Ga.) 11-9 to win their second consecutive GHSA 1-5A state championship. Mary Markwordt led the team with four goals and two assists, Elise Hammelrath added three goals and Mackenzie Driscoll had 12 saves. Blessed Trinity went up 2-0 and then 4-2, a lead they never surrendered even though Kell scored the final three goals of the game. 

10. Barron Collier (Fla.), 20-2

The Cougars’ season ended in the Florida state semifinals, but they took a huge step in getting to the Final Four. For the first time in program history, they beat perennial road block Vero Beach in the regional final. 

— Aimee Ford Foster     

Midwest Top 10

1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 28-2

The Ramblers, led by senior Brennan Dwyer, won their ninth straight state title by defeating New Trier (Ill.) 15-9 on June 2. Loyola’s only losses came against nationally-ranked St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) and Ohio champion Upper Arlington. Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 19-2

The Golden Bears repeated as state champions by defeating then-unbeaten Massillon Jackson (Ohio), 15-6, in the final June 3. Upper Arlington’s season was highlighted by a win over Loyola Academy (Ill.). Previous: 2

3. Rockford (Mich.), 20-2

Maggie Hammer scored six times as the Rams topped Birmingham Unified (Mich.) 17-7 to claim their fifth straight state title Saturday. Rockford defeated Northville 22-4 in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 3

4. Cathedral (Ind.), 17-1

The Irish won their second state title in three years after defeating previous unbeaten Culver Academy (Ind.), 12-11, on June 3. Cathedral’s only loss of the season came against Loveland (Ohio) on April 8. Other than the win against Culver, the season was highlighted by victories against Zionsville (Ind.) and Noblesville (Ind.). Previous: 4

5. Eden Prairie (Minn.), 15-1

The Eagles are through to the state quarterfinals after beating Minnetonka (Minn.), 17-8, in the sectional finals June 7. Captain Naomi Rogge led the way with five goals and four assists. Eden Prairie takes on Blane (Minn.) on Tuesday for a spot in the final four. Previous: 5

6. Massillon Jackson (Ohio), 21-1

The Polar Bears couldn’t complete a perfect season, as they were upended by defending champion Upper Arlington (Ohio) in the state final for a second straight year on June 3. A pair of wins over New Albany (Ohio) and a three-win trip to Georgia punctuated Jackson’s season. Previous: 6

7. New Trier (Ill.), 22-4 

The Trevians finished as state runners-up after falling to Loyola 15-9 in the state championship June 2. New Trier defeated in-state rival Hinsdale Central twice, including a 7-5 win in the state semifinals. Previous: 7

8. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 16-6

The Red Devils officially ended the season in third place in Illinois after defeating Glenbrook South (Ill.) 9-8 in the state’s consolation game June 2. Hinsdale’s season was highlighted by win in big interstate contests against Cranbrook Kingswood (Mich.) and Potomac School (D.C.). Previous: 8

9. Culver Academy (Ind.), 17-1

Despite a furious comeback, the Eagles lost in the state title game to Cathedral 12-11 on June 3. Culver played a mostly in-state schedule, but defeated Fenwick (Ill.) during its perfect regular season. Previous:

10. Hudson (Ohio), 16-3

The Explorers’ season ended on May 27 with a loss to then-undefeated Massillon Jackson in the regional finals. Two of Hudson’s three losses came against Jackson. Hudson had notable wins over Revere (Ohio) and New Albany (Ohio). Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10 (season complete)

1. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 23-0

The Falcons beat Poway 15-5 to claim the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship and cap their first perfect season. Kelly McKinnon led the team with more than 90 goals this season, as Torrey Pines led the San Diego area with 15.04 goals per game and a 9.38 average goal differential. Previous: 1 

2. Novato (Calif.), 25-1

The Hornets three-peated as North Coast Section Division 1 champions in impressive fashion, beating California High 22-10 in the final. Charlie Rudy (Colorado) had 160 goals for the season. Novato’s lone loss was a one-goal decision against Davis (Calif.), which it avenged en route to its title. Previous: 2 

3. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 17-2

The Mustangs collected their third straight state title Wednesday with an 8-5 win over Cherry Creek (Colo.). They went on a 4-0 run in the first half to distance themselves and held on, as Claire Wright (three goals) and Sloane Murphy (two goals and one assist) led the way with three points each. Bridget Sutter recorded 12 saves. Previous: 3 

4. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 10-6

The Wildcats ended a tough season on a high note, cruising to a 14-6 win over former No. 5 California High (Calif.) on May 2. Three of their losses came against teams that have been nationally-ranked this season and two others were against the No. 2 and 3 teams in the West. St. Ignatius has no postseason, as the West Bay Athletic League disbanded for girls’ lacrosse and the Central Coast Section offers no tournament. Previous: 4

5. California High (Calif.), 18-4

The Grizzlies beat San Ramon Valley (Calif.) 20-11 in the North Coast Section Division I semifinals but couldn’t keep up with Novato in the final. Isabella McHugh led the team with 78 goals and 14 assists, and Marissa Leonardi added 72 goals and 17 assists. Previous: 5

6. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 20-2

The Lakers claimed their second straight title with a 13-3 win over Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) in the OGLA final. Lauren Gilbert finished the season with 97 goals and 40 assists to lead the team, which was perfect against in-state opponents. Previous: 6

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 15-4

The Bruins ended their season with an 8-5 loss to Colorado Academy in the state championship game for a third year in a row. Peal Schwartz and Emma Godfrey both scored two goals, but 10-time champion Cherry Creek came up short in its 20th straight finals appearance. Previous: 7

8. Mater Dei (Calif.), 16-5

After beating Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 13-9 in the Orange County final, the Monarchs rolled to a 21-11 win over Redondo to repeat as CIF Southern Section champions. Grace Houser (California) led the team with 90 goals and 23 assists this season. Previous: 8

9. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 15-3

The Crusaders avenged their two in-state losses in the Final Four to repeat as state champions. After beating Issaquah (Wash.) 15-11 in the semifinals, they topped previously unbeaten Bainbridge Island (Wash.), 16-11, in the championship. Previous: 9

10. Menlo (Calif.), 17-2

The Knights claimed the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division tournament championship with an 8-3 win over Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) after knocking out Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) 13-7 in the semifinals. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler