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LaxMagazine.com Girls’ high school rankings: St. Anthony’s is No. 4, Farmingdale No. 7

Thursday, 17th May 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school, Rankings  
 

BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/17/12

Unbeaten McDonogh (Md.) finished off a three-game sweep in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland tournament, including a 12-11 win over current No. 8 Maryvale Prep (Md.) in the championship game, to conclude its 2012 season at the top of the latest Lacrosse Magazine National High School Girls Top 25 Poll, released today at LaxMagazine.com as part of the magazine’s biweekly report on high school girls’ lacrosse.

The Eagles (18-0), ranked No. 1 since the season’s outset, were rarely tested in their third consecutive undefeated season. When they were, senior Taylor Cummings was there to score the game-winner against Maryvale Prep with nine seconds to play, and she also controlled the ensuing draw. The win also gave McDonogh its 69th straight win and fourth straight IAAM championship.

The poll is compiled by Lacrosse Magazine’s high school writers and staff.

Lacrosse Magazine National High School Girls’ Lacrosse Top 25

1. McDonogh (Md.), 18-0
Previous: 1
Next: Season Over

2. Moorestown (N.J.), 20-0
Previous: 3
Next: NJSIAA Sectional

3. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 16-2
Previous: 2
Next: Season Over

4. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 14-1
Previous: 4
Next: NYCHSAA Tournament

5. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 17-0
Previous: 5
Next: MPSSAA 3A/2A Tournament

6. Century (Md.), 15-1
Previous: 9
Next: MPSSAA 3A/2A Tournament

7. Farmingdale (N.Y.), 14-1
Previous: 6
Next: Nassau County Class A Playoffs

8. Maryvale Prep (Md.), 13-4
Previous: NR
Next: Season Over

9. Great Valley (Pa.), 19-0
Previous: 10
Next: Pa. District 1 Tournament

10. Ridgewood (N.J.), 18-2
Previous: 11
Next: NJSIAA Sectional

11. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 15-1
Previous: 7
Next: Suffolk County Division I Playoffs

12. West Genesee (N.Y.), 14-1
Previous: 16
Next: Central New York (Section 3) Playoffs

13. Chatham (N.J.), 18-2
Previous: 12
Next: NJSIAA Sectional

14. New Canaan (Conn.), 15-0
Previous: 15
Next: Rye (N.Y.)

15. Vero Beach (Fla.), 22-2
Previous: 23
Next: Season Over

16. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 18-1
Previous: 13
Next: Independent School League Tournament

17. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 22-3
Previous: 14
Next: Independent School League Tournament, VISAA Tournament

18. Manhasset (N.Y.), 12-4
Previous: NR
Next: Nassau County Class B Playoffs

19. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), 17-1
Previous: NR
Next: Westborough (Mass.), Longmeadow (Mass.)

20. Notre Dame Academy (Mass.), 17-1
Previous: 19
Next: Cohasset (Mass.), Hingham (Mass.)

21. Needham (Mass.), 16-1
Previous: NR
Next: Norwood (Mass.), Framingham (Mass.), Newton North (Mass.)

22. Westwood (Mass.), 15-2
Previous: NR
Next: Medway (Mass.), Norwell (Mass.), Acton-Boxborough (Mass.), Hopkinton (Mass.)

23. Garden City (N.Y.), 11-5
Previous: 8
Next: Nassau County Class B Playoffs

24. Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.), 15-3
Previous: 22
Next: NYCHSAA Tournament

25. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 17-3
Previous: 25
Next: IHSWLA Tournament

Who’s Hot
Vero Beach (Fla.) (+8): The Indians won their seventh straight state title.

Who’s Not
Garden City (N.Y.) (-15): After posting consecutive undefeated seasons in 2010 and 2011, the Trojans have lost five games this year — they had lost five games combined in the last four seasons.

Who’s New
Maryvale Prep (Md.)
Manhasset (N.Y.)
Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)
Westwood (Mass.)
Needham (Mass.)

Dropped Out
Bay Shore (N.Y.)
North Shore (N.Y.)
Londonderry (N.Y.)
Garnet Valley (Pa.)
Hauppauge (N.Y.)

The national Top 25 supplements in-depth coverage of high school girls’ lacrosse, including regional Top 10 rankings, top performers, games to watch and notebooks, from each of five regions (shortened URLs provided):

West http://tinyurl.com/cyar6xu

Midwest http://tinyurl.com/7l7o2n2

South http://tinyurl.com/82wyp3f

Mid-Atlantic http://tinyurl.com/6vmnawq

Northeast http://tinyurl.com/7jc2jde

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