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 May 28.

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


1. Darien (Conn.), 18-0

There’s a new, and very familiar FCIAC champion, as Darien (Conn.) captured a 19th league title and first since 2019 after back-to-back championship defeats to New Canaan (Conn.) by beating the Rams, 11-7. Chloe Humphrey scored six goals to earn MVP honors, Kelly Holmes added three goals and one assist, including the tying goal after New Canaan scored the first three goals of the game and Kaci Benoit anchored a stout Blue Wave defense. Top-seeded Darien hosts No. 16 Stamford in the first round of the CIAC Class L tournament. Previous: 1

2. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), 16-0

The top seed in the Suffolk Class C playoffs defeated fourth-seeded Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) in the semifinals, which sets up a scintillating county championship game against sixth-seeded Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) May 31 at Stony Brook. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) won the regular season meeting 11-7 back on March 31. 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.), 17-3

After capturing consecutive FCIAC titles, New Canaan (Conn.) fell to Darien (Conn.) 11-7 in the final after jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Devon Russell scored three goals, Caroline Underwood had a pair of goals and Lexie Tully and Stella Nolan added one goal apiece for the Rams. Second-seeded New Canaan hosts No. 15 Glastonbury in the first round of the CIAC Class L tournament. Previous: 5

6. Wilton (Conn.), 13-3

Wilton (Conn.) suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the FCIAC semifinals as New Canaan’s (Conn.) Molly Reed scored the buzzer beater in the Warriors’ 10-9 defeat. Ashleigh Masterson was masterful in the draw circle and Emerson Pattillo scored four goals in the defeat for Wilton (Conn.). The Warriors are the No. 3 seed in the CIAC Class L tournament and host No. 14 Norwalk (Conn.) in the opening round. Previous: 6

7. Garden City (N.Y.), 14-3

Kyle Finnell had three goals and two assists, Arcangela Haffner, Averie Smith and Regan Backer scored two goals apiece and Kate Gaven and Maureen Arendt added one goal and two assists each In a 19-3 win over Mepham in the Nassau Class B semifinals. The top-seeded Trojans take on second-seeded Long Beach (N.Y.) in the county final June 1 at Adelphi University. Previous: 8

8. North Shore (N.Y.), 16-2

Kylee Colbert scored four goals, including the triple-overtime winner, and added an assist, Daniela Martini had three goals and two assists, Alexandra Basile added two goals and Ali Mele made 12 saves in an 11-10 victory over South Side (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C semifinals. The top-seeded Vikings meet No. 3 Manhasset (N.Y.) in the championship game June 1 at Adelphi University. Previous: 10

9. Manhasset (N.Y.), 8-6

Mia LoPinto had three goals and three assists, Taylor Gordon had three goals and an assist, Shea Panzik had two goals and two assists and Ruby Cacioppo made 10 saves in a 13-7 win over second-seeded Wantagh (N.Y.). Third-seeded Manhasset meets top-seeded North Shore (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C championship game. Previous: NR

10. Northport (N.Y.), 16-2

The second-seeded Tigers are back in the Suffolk Class A championship game after defeating No. 3 William Floyd (N.Y.) 12-7, in the semifinals. Julia Huxtable scored five goals, Kennedy Radziul had one goal and five assists, Kate Atkinson and Christina Lauro had two goals apiece and Haleigh Greenberg added three assists. Northport (N.Y.) takes on fifth-seeded Smithtown East (N.Y.) in the final May 31 at Stony Brook. Previous: NR

— Dylan Butler


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.). 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 put together a long streak to the title. 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.) in another tremendous season. 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. 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 year. Previous: 3

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

After cruising by Cardinal O’Hara (Pa.) 20-3 for the Philadelphia Catholic League championship, the Patriots were idle this week as they wait for the remainder of Pennsylvania’s districts to wrap up play. Carroll will represent District 12 when the state playoffs begin June 6. 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 overcame losing a huge senior class that took them to the IAAM finals a year ago to return to the semifinals. 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. Spalding had a 13-2 edge in draws and grabbed an early 2-0 lead. Spalding will return the bulk of their roster as they look to climb in the toughest division in the country. Previous: 6

7. Owen J. Roberts (Pa.), 22-1

The Wildcats defeated Conestoga (Pa.) for the second time this season. This time, Owen J. Roberts earned a 7-4 win over the defending district champions Conestoga to advance to the District 1 AAA finals against Penncrest (Pa.), an upset winner over Springfield Delco (Pa.). They will play for their first district crown since 2016 on May 31. They haven’t won a district title since 2001. Alexa Vogelman scored three times and had an assist in the win over Conestoga. Gabbi Koury scored once and dished out five assists. She also won five ground balls and two draw controls and caused a pair of turnovers. Colby Wasson also registered a hat trick. Previous: 7

8. Summit (N.J.), 16-2

The Hilltoppers wrapped up the NJIGLL Stars & Stripes South Division title with a 10-9 double overtime win over a strong Chatham (N.J.) squad on Kate Riley’s third goal. Lily Spinner scored twice and assisted on another goal. Anya Wardle had two points on a goal and assist, and Charlotte Burke saved six shots. Summit jumped out to a 13-0 lead at halftime on their way to an 18-2 win over Wayne Hills (N.J.) in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 2 playoffs. Previous: 8

9. Episcopal (Pa.), 16-3

The Churchwomen wrapped up their season with a 14-5 win over Germantown Academy (Pa.). Episcopal lost two of its 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. Previous: 9

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

Emma Penczek tied former Century (Md.) star Katei 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 scored the final 11 goals of the game to overtake their challengers and preserve their perfect season. Penczek scored 93 goals this season, and six other players finished with 24 or more goals on the year. Casey Meredith had a hat trick against Middletown, Sarah Brisson scored twice and Natalie Burmeister provided two assists. Zoe Cassell made four saves. Previous: 10

— Justin Feil

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1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 19-4

Beating New Trier once isn’t easy. Sweeping the season series and thus capturing a sectional title Friday was particularly impressive. Knotted at five with under 15 minutes remaining, the Ramblers scored the final three goals of the game despite being a player down. Goalie Tia Boyle (11 saves), Michigan commit Emma Burke (three goals, four draw controls) and Marquette commit Sophie Goldberg (leading defender) all played key roles. Previous: 1

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

Regardless of their sectional championship 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 defeats came by three goals or fewer. Previous: 2

3. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 19-3

The Golden Bears’ Region 3 title didn’t come easily as Upper Arlington edged Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 9-8. Ohio State commit Kampbell Stone delivered nearly half of her team’s goals with four, while fellow seniors Liz Schumacher and Lilly Stelzer had two apiece. Stelzer also had three ground balls “due to relentlessness and hustle in the ride,” per coach Laura Sandbloom, while senior defender Audrey Schoemer delivered three “huge draw controls and lockdown defense.” Junior keeper Abby Black added five saves. Previous: 3

4. Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), 20-2

The Patriots’ 20th win of the season was easily one of their most impressive as they knocked 2022 state champion New Albany out of the tournament. Per usual, senior Makena Harrington (4 goals) and sophomore Corinna Hilmas (3 goals, 2 assists) played leading roles in Liberty’s victory. Previous: 4

5. Lakeville South (Minn.), 13-0

Before shutting out Northfield Thursday, the Cougars survived a massive test Tuesday, topping Prior Lake (Minn.) on the road, 14-13. Down 12-9, Lakeville South exploded for four straight goals, two from Charlotte Fannin. Gabby Bouman gave the Cougars the lead with 11:54 left, then after the Lakers knotted the score, Bouman provided another go-ahead goal, this one also serving as the game-winner. Emily Moes also excelled Tuesday with five goals. Previous: 6

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

The Valkyries avenged their state championship game losses to Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) in 2021 and 2022 with a 9-8 victory over the Bearcats in this year’s state semifinals before defeating Eastern (Ky.) by a wider margin in the title game. Elizabeth Mueller, who had a hat trick against KCD, finished the season with a team-leading 58 goals. Six different players added between 31 and 38 goals for the balanced 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: 7

7. Carmel (Ind.), 15-2

After a long break of roughly a week and a half, the Greyhounds will get their chance to avenge last year’s state championship game loss. Carmel will face Noblesville (Ind.) in the semifinals with a title game rematch against Guerin Catholic (Ind.) potentially on deck. The Greyhounds topped the Millers 19-8 when they last met on April 15. Previous: 8

8. New Albany (Ohio), 16-6

The Eagles got back to the Region 1 title game with a two-goal victory over Medina (Ohio) before falling to Olentangy Liberty in the championship. That snapped a remarkable string of six straight regional titles for New Albany. Abby Cole, Ellie McClelland and Maddy Paz all scored two goals for the Eagles in their season finale. Previous: 5

9. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 20-4

The Red Devils racked up three postseason wins this week, holding Montini Catholic (Ill.), Neuqua Valley (Ill.) and Downers Grove (Ill.) to six goals apiece. In the middle game against the Wildcats, Reese Napier (5 goals, 3 assists) and fellow senior Ari Tavoso (4 goals, 4 assists) had eight points apiece. Napier and junior Parker Matthews also had four goals apiece against the Broncos. 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

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