Manchester Valley impresses in the Mid-Atlantic Women's Top 10 (2023)

Every Tuesday during the high school lacrosse season, USA Lacrosse updates the regional top 10 and national top 25 rankings to reflect the previous week's results. Below are the top 10 regional Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls updates for the games played on May 21.

Other than that, it's nothing newNordostregio, with Darien (Conn.) and Bayport-Blue Point (NY) coming out on top by jeopardizing their playoff perfect numbers in their respective states. Sacred Heart (Conn.) defeats multiple teams after winning the Prep Invitational title. His move shakes things up mid-table, but there are no new teams in the top 10 this week. He tests momentum with the playoffs in full swing.

The top seven teams remained tiedMid-Atlantic regionOnly two of them are still playing after the end of the IAAM Conference season in Maryland. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) and Owen J. Roberts (Pa.) overpowered their opponents and continued their way to the state playoffs as the best in the region. Trailing Oak Knoll (N.J.), No. 8 Summit (N.J.) moves up one place, as does No. 9 Episcopal (Pa.) after finishing with a win. The upcoming playoffs will help qualify the best in New Jersey. The only freshman in the top 10 is Manchester Valley, Maryland's only undefeated public school team. With a narrow victory, they reached the semi-finals in their class and then aim for their first state title since 2016.

No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons (NC) retained the state championship, keeping pace with the three state champions in front and the two behindSouthern region. The region is done playing for the spring season. Gibbons' win keeps the top 10 firmly intact.

The top six teams retained their places in theMidwest regionoperated by Loyola Academy (Illinois). There's a new Team #7, as Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.) won a state championship after avenging last year's title loss. The Valkyries were unranked at the start of their playoffs and they are the only new team in a region to now host their state's inaugural tournament.

Colorado Academy (Colorado) beat San Ramon Valley (California) to take first place as youngest state championWest region. St. Ignatius Prep (California) and Foothill-Santa Ana (California) also won section crowns. Regis Jesuit lost to Colorado Academy (Colorado) in the finals, but finished 5th overall thanks to his pursuit of the title game. Most of the Western Region is ready for spring, but Grant (Oregon) returns to the top 10 and advances to the state semifinals.

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1. Darien (Conn.), 15-0

The Blue Wave ran perfectly up to this point in the season, with sweeping wins in Connecticut and on the East Coast. But now it's the business end of the season starting with the FCIAC tournament. For the past two years, New Canaan (Conn.) has beaten the Blue Wave and won the title.Front: 1

2. Bayport-Blue Point (New York), 16-0

Suffolk's top seed in the Class C playoffs defeated fourth-seeded Shoreham-Wading River (NY) in the semifinals to set up a thrilling provincial championship game against sixth-seeded Mt. Sinai (NY) on Wednesday. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) won the regular season meeting on March 31, 11-7.Front: 2

3. St. Anthony's (Nueva York), 16-2

The Friars defeated Sacred Heart (NY) 8-7 to win their fourth straight CHSAA Class AA Championship. Brooke Long and Megan Kenny both had two goals, Tess Calabria had one goal and two assists, Jill Lopez had one goal and one assist, and Shea Lembo and Lexi Zenk each made three saves, with Zenk making an important save with 1:27 going . to St. Anthony (N.Y.) to secure another championship.Front: 3

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

After beating Dexter Southfield (Massachusetts) 12-3 on Saturday, Sacred Heart (Conn.) defeated Exeter Academy (N.H.) 15-5 on Sunday to win the Prep Invitational. Karina Sethi had 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 each.Front: 7

5. New Canaan (Conn.), 14-2

Can the Rams win three straight FCIAC titles? The road is not easy for New Canaan (Conn.), as Wilton advanced to the semifinals after defeating Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) 14-3 in the quarterfinals.Front: 4

6. Wilton (Conn.), 13-2

Wilton (Conn.) entered the FCIAC Tournament as the No. 3 and defeated No. 6 Staples (Conn.) 17-3 to advance to the Semifinals where the Warriors will attempt to recover from a loss of 13-6 against the Rams to get revenge in the regular season. on May 11. A win there and Wilton's tour of revenge would be complete, as Darien (Conn.) is likely waiting for him in the championship game.Front: 5

7. Ward Melville (New York), 15-2

Mia Pirozzi had four goals and one assist, Grace Mulham two goals, MJ Timpanaro added a goal and two assists, and Ava Carrillo made six saves for Ward Melville (N.Y.), No. 1 in the Class A playoffs Suffolk in a 10:7 first round victory over No. 8 Connetquot. The Patriots will host fifth-seeded Smithtown East (N.Y.) in the semifinals on Wednesday.Front: 6

8. Tuinstad (New York), 13-3

Maureen Arendt added three goals and an assist, Grace Hopkins added two goals and an assist, Michaela Malgano, Deanna Prisco and Arcangela Haffner added two goals each and Averie Smith added four assists in a 19–0 win over eight seeded New Hyde Park ( N.Y. ) in the Nassau Class B Quarterfinals. Top seed Garden City (N.Y.) meets No. 4 Mepham (N.Y.) in Thursday's Semifinals at Adelphi University.Front: 8

9. Wantagh (New York), 12-3

Wantagh (N.Y.), the runner-up in Nassau's Class C playoffs, has bid farewell to the quarterfinals where Locust Valley (N.Y.) awaits with overwhelming excitement. The Warriors, led by Madison Alaimo (62 goals, 56 assists), are one of the contenders in what appears to be an open tournament.Front: 9

10. North Coast (Nueva York), 14-2

North Shore (NY) is the top seed in Nassau's Class C and will meet ninth-seeded Plainedge (NY) in the quarterfinals. The Vikings are led by Kylee Colbert, who has 86 goals and 11 assists this season.Front: 10

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1. McDonogh (Maryland), 20-1

The top-seeded Eagles won their first IAAM Conference A Championship since 2019 with a 13-8 victory over second-seeded St. Paul's (Md.). McDonogh remained undefeated in the nation's toughest conference this season, coming away from a first-half deficit 6–3. McDonogh's only loss of the year came in the first half of the season against non-conference opponent Georgetown Visitation (DC). Then they put down a long lead up to the title.Front: 1

2. St. Paul's (Maryland), 18-3

After a decisive 16:4 victory over third-seeded Maryvale (Md.), the two-time defending champion Gators lost to McDonogh in the championship game. St. Paul took the lead 6:3 in the final. The Gators lost to McDonogh twice and suffered a narrow decision against the national team No. 1 Darien, Conn., in another stellar season.Front: 2

3. Maryvale (Maryland), 16-3

The third-seeded Lions were eliminated from the IAAM A Conference playoffs in the semi-finals, their worst run since winning the title game in 2012. Maryvale lost 4-16 to St. Paul's. Maryvale took a big step forward this year as they lost twice by one goal to McDonogh and St. Paul's in the regular season.Front: 3

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

The Patriots defeated Cardinal O'Hara (Pa.) 20-3 to secure the Philadelphia Catholic League championship. Machaela Henry has five goals, six draws and two assists. Ava Bleckley won eight tie-checks, scored four goals and provided one assist. Lainey Straub finished with a hat-trick. Bridget Robinson made five saves. Two days earlier, Carroll defeated Archbishop Wood (Pa.) 30-2 in the semifinals. Bleckley recorded six goals, five assists and a further eight draws. Henry scored five goals and had two assists.Front: 4

5. Glenelgland (Maryland), 14-3

The fourth-seeded Dragons lost 4–13 to McDonogh in the IAAM A Conference Semifinals, capping off another strong season. The game marked the end of Paige Walton's 24 years coaching the Dragons, taking them from the C Conference to the B Conference and A Conference in 2017. Glenelg recovered from losing a major senior class he completed. They reached the IAAM final a year ago and returned to the semifinals.Front: 5

6. Arzobispo Spalding (Maryland), 12-5

The Cavaliers' season ended in a heartbreaking 7–6 overtime loss to Glenelg Country in the quarterfinals of the IAAM A-Playoffs on May 5. Spalding had a 13-2 lead at the equalizer and took an early 2-0 lead. Spalding will return most of his roster as they try to climb the toughest division in the country.Front: 6

7. Owen J. Roberts (Pensilvania), 20-1

The Wildcats earned a 20-0 victory over Pennridge (Pa.) in the second round of the District 1 AAA playoffs. Alexa Vogelman led Owen J. Roberts with seven goals, two assists, five tie checks and seven ground balls. Gabbi Koury scored four goals, provided five assists and received 12 draws. Colby Wasson had four goals and two assists. Pennridge was limited to three shots on target.Front: 7

8. Top (New Jersey), 14-2

The Hilltoppers won three away games this week with an aggregate score of 54-17. They opened the week with a 20-6 win in Mountain Lakes, NJ, followed two days later with an 18-6 win in Northern Highlands, NJ. and then ended the week with a 16-5 victory in West Essex. (NEW JERSEY.). Against a West Essex team that suffered only three losses, Jane Freeman had seven points with four goals and three assists, Lauren Riley had a hat-trick and Anya Wardle had one goal and three assists. Charlotte Burke and Elizabeth Walsh combined for seven saves. The summit faces a major challenge on May 23 in Chatham, N.J.Front: 9

9. Episcopal (Pa.), 16-3

The Church Women ended their season with a 14:5 victory over Germantown Academy (Pa.). Quinn Whitaker scored five goals and had three ground balls and two tie checks. Grace Holland made eight saves. Kate Dentre accounted for three turnovers. Grace McHugh and Maura Irish had hat tricks and Lex Ventresca added five points with two goals and three assists. Episcopal took an 8-2 lead at halftime and set the tone.Front: 10

10. Manchester Valley (Maryland), 18-0

The Mavericks stopped C.M. yield. Wright (MD) in the Class 2A semifinals, 11-10, and remains the only undefeated public school in the state. After taking a 7–3 half-time lead, Manchester Valley were challenged in the second half before progressing to the final. They play Middletown (Md.) for the championship. Addison Meyer and Haley Bittinger hit three triples. Emma Penczek won eight tie checks to secure the game winner with her only score of the game. Casey Meredith had two goals and one assist. Penczek scored five goals and Erin Herrold scored the winner in a 10-9 victory over Glenelg High (Md.) in the 2A West Region Final earlier this week. Manchester Valley also defeated Northeast (Md.) 21-0 in the quarter-finals to secure a game with C.M. for. Wright.So far: NO

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Manchester Valley impresses in the Mid-Atlantic Women's Top 10 (1)


1. American Heritage – Delray, Florida, 22-1

For the second time in three years, the stallions are national champions in class 1A. American Heritage-Delray scored an 11-4 victory over Lake Highland Prep (Florida). AHD's lone loss went to Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.). American-Heritage Delray scored big in-state wins on Lake Highland Prep and Bartram Trail and had out-of-state wins on Bishop Ireton (Virginia) and Good Counsel (Md.). Brooke Goldstein led a talented junior league with 69 goals and 41 assists.Front: 1

2. Milton (Georgia), 20-2

The Eagles captured their sixth straight state championship by beating West Forsyth (Ga.) 11-6 in the title game. The win was followed by a 17:7 victory over Walon (Ga.) in the semi-finals. Milton went undefeated against state competition.Front: 2

3. Hockaday (Texas), 20-0

The Daisies ended a perfect season with a dominant 18-8 victory over St. Michaels (Texas) in the Texas Championship game. Hockaday reached the final thanks to a 21-5 victory over Frisco. Hockaday did not come close to a loss that year, having never won a game by less than five goals.Front: 3

4. Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina), 21-2

The Crusaders repeated their title as state champions by recording a 15-11 victory over Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) in the Finals. The win was followed by a 19-4 semifinal victory over Topsail (NC). Charlotte Jackson scored the team's highest five goals in the semi-final win. Jackson and Izzi Hammond each scored four goals in the final.Front: 4

5. Holy Trinity (Ga.), 19-2

The Titans repeated themselves as Class 5A-6A state champions, defeating Roswell (Ga.) 11-5 in the title game. The championship was followed by a 19-8 victory over Creekview (Ga.) in the semifinals. The two defeats of the Santísima Trinidad were achieved by one goal. The highlight of the season was a victory over Roswell (Ga.) and Charlotte Catholic (N.C.).Front: 5

6. Bartram Trail (Florida), 19-4

The Bears repeated themselves as Class 2A champions by defeating St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 5-4. Junior Ryann Frechette again led Bartram Trail's powerful offense this season with 125 goals. Senior Adi Ferrara came in second with 81 goals.Front: 6

7. Preparatoria Lake Highland (Florida), 20-4

The Highlanders lost to American Heritage-Delray for a second time in 2023, losing 4-11 in the state championship. Junior Alex Horn, committed to Costal Carolina, led Lake Highland with 48 goals and 27 assists. Almost all starters will return for LHP next season.Front: 7

8. Installation (Florida), 18-4

The Panthers lost in the state semifinals to eventual state champion Bartram Trail (Florida) 13-6. Plant's decisive win in 2023 came against Steinbrenner in the playoffs. Sophomore McKenzey Craig led with 48 goals and 49 assists. Plant is another big team expected to return to their main roster.Front: 8

9. Steinbrenner (Florida), 14-3

The Stallions' season ended earlier in the regional final with a 6-5 loss to Plant (Florida). Steinbrenner previously defeated Plant in the regular season. Steinbrenner also recorded a victory at Lake Highland Prep (Florida) earlier this season. Senior Taylor Lapointe, a signer for Northwestern, has scored 49 goals this season as a team leader.Front: 9

10. San Miguel (Texas), 16-3

St. Michaels Academy advanced to the state championship game after knocking out Anderson (Texas) in the semifinals by a 17-12 margin. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they faced a very talented Hockaday side who beat almost everyone. St. Michaels Academy lost 18-8 in the state championship.Front: 10

–Justin Boggs

The Mustangs ended a perfect season with an 11-6 victory over Regis Jesuit (Colorado) in the CHSAA Class 5A Championship.


1. Loyola Academy (Illinois), 16-4

After a hiatus of more than two weeks, the Ramblers, who have recorded seven straight wins, will begin the postseason on Monday. It's not just that Loyola has won seven games in a row. The Ramblers' winning streak only includes victories over their biggest rival New Trier and two of Ohio's best, New Albany and Upper Arlington.Front: 1

2. New Trier (Illinois), 16-4

The Trevians impressed in their only game of the week, beating Lake Forest, one of the top teams in the state, by a double-digit margin. Senior Addie Shevitz (4 goals, 1 assist), sophomore Sonja Keneally (4 goals), senior Kennedy Meier (1 goal, 3 assists), and junior Claire Ratke (1 goal, 3 assists) had at least four points for the win. The Trevians also held the Scouts to just one goal in the second half, led by sophomore defenseman Allie Trukenbrod.Front: 2

3. Alto Arlington (Ohio), 17-3

The Golden Bears won their first two Region 3 games by a 38–4 aggregate lead. Next up for the top-seeded Upper Arlington is a semi-final where No. 5 Beavercreek is in the starting blocks with No. 4 Thomas Worthington or No. 2 Dublin Coffman. The Golden Bears defeated the Cardinals by seven and the Rocks by nine in the regular season.Front: 3

4. Olentangy Freedom (Ohio), 18-2

The Patriots were no less dominant in Region 1, defeating Westerville North and Lewis center Olentangy by a combined 42-4 margin to advance to the Regional Semifinals. Senior Makena Harrington and junior Isabelle Pohmer each had five goals in the final game, while sophomore Corinna Hilmas also had five points (3 goals, 2 assists).Front: 4

5. New Albany (Ohio), 15-5

The Eagles were no less impressive, winning their first two Region 1 games by an aggregate score of 48-4. Competition should be more intense this week as top seeds New Albany will meet a strong Medina side on Monday and possibly Liberty on Wednesday. The Patriots won their first game of 2023 16-12 after the Eagles won both games in 2022 (by a total of four goals).Front: 5

6. Lakeville Sur (Minnesota), 11-0

After a streak of five consecutive 20-goal appearances, the Cougars found themselves in a very different game on Friday, but they beat Stillwater 10-4. Sivanna O'Brien provided the offense needed for Lakeville South with five goals (and one assist). The Cougars have now allowed more than four goals in 11 games just once.Front: 6

7. Academy of the Sacred Heart (Ky.), 23-5

The Valkyries retaliated for their state championship losses to Kentucky Country Day in 2021 and 2022 with a 9-8 victory over the Bearcats in that year's semifinals. Norah Teff saved more than half of her shots (9 of 17) against KCD and fellow senior Elizabeth Mueller scored a hat-trick in a game where goals weren't easy. The Valkyries then brushed aside any thought of disappointment in the state title game, beating Eastern 20-6 behind nine absurd assists from Molly Allen.So far: NO

8. Carmel (Indiana), 15-2

Tori Tomalia turned in another solid performance in the state quarterfinals with three goals, two assists and ten tiebreaker checks in the Greyhounds' 16-7 victory over Westfield. Breckin Hare and Sophie Mock each scored four goals for Carmel, who then meets Noblesville in the state semifinals.Front: 8

9. Hinsdale Central (Illinois), 17-4

The Red Devils posted back-to-back wins on Monday and Tuesday to close out the regular season, including a tough 11-7 win at York. Seniors Angie Conley (3 goals, 4 assists) and Reese Napier (3 goals, 1 assist) were one of the main reasons the Red Devils held off the Dukes, while sophomore goaltender Savannah Alexander stopped most of the shots she was exposed to.Front: 9

10. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 17-2

The Rocks beat Marysville and Hilliard Davidson by 15 and 14 goals respectively to advance to the Region 3 play-offs, making for one of the region's most intriguing regional semi-finals, which pits Dublin Coffman against Thomas Worthington after the Rocks won 16-12 on May 10 against the Cardinals led by Kate Tyack's five goals.Front: 10

–Jonah Rosenblum


1. Colorado Academy (Colorado), 19-0

The Mustangs capped off a perfect season with an 11-6 victory over Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the CHSAA Class 5A Championship to earn their eighth consecutive title and ninth overall. Zoe Martin scored three goals in the final, with Charlotte Corkins adding two goals, an assist and four ground balls to the team's lead. Corkins led Colorado Academy with four goals and an assist in a 17-7 victory over Cherry Creek (Colorado) in the semifinals.Front: 1

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

Grace Kerr had four goals and an assist and Leslie Iorio four goals as the Wolves defeated Oak Ridge (California) 14-7 to secure the CIF North Coast Section Division 1 title. They had reached the semi-finals with an 18-5 victory over Redwood, who beat SRV in the 2022 championship game. Lauren Poulson made 11 saves in the May 11 championship game.Front: 2

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

The Wildcats avenged a regular season loss to Sacred Heart Prep (California) to claim their second straight CIF Central Coast section title with a 10–8 victory in the championship game. Eleri Colón got the go-ahead with 10:45 left, then added a surefire goal with less than seven minutes left and St. Ignatius were able to defend victory. The Wildcats defeated SHP in another close game in the CCS Finals last year.Front: 5

4. Offshoot-Santa Ana (California), 18-2

Mia Marchetti and Brynn Perkins each scored three goals as the Knights won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title, their third consecutive section title, in Friday's Finals with a 13-5 victory over Marlborough, California. Foothill are 61-3 for the last three years and have not lost to a section team since 2019.Front: 6

5. Jesuit King (Col.), 12-5

The Raiders cashed in on an earlier loss to Valor Christian (Colo.) to advance to the CHSAA Class 5A Finals for the first time in program history. They defeated Valor 11–7 in the semifinals on May 16, as Ava Rogala and Maddy Jokerst each scored four goals and one assist. However, Regis failed in the championship against Colorado Academy.So far: NO

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

The Eagles shared games with Regis Jesuit that season, but lost the game that mattered most, with an 11–7 loss in the Class 5A Semifinals on May 16. They had a comfortable win over their semifinalist Cherry Creek (Colorado) that season by beating St. Ignatius Prep (California) by one goal and losing to Colorado Academy on April 25 by just three goals.Front: 3

7. Sacred Heart Prep (California), 3/17

Emily Leschin scored four goals, but the Gators ended up losing 8-10 to St. Ignatius Prep in the CIF Central Coast Section Championship after defeating the Wildcats in the regular season. With a 14:11 victory over Scotts Valley (California) in the semifinals on May 17, he reached the final.Front: 4

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

Laurel González scored six goals and added an assist to lead the Falcons to a 13-4 victory over Cathedral Catholic (California) in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division Championship to earn their first title since 2018. Tatum Bryant added three goals and Camille Samarasinghe finished the game with six saves and kept the lead. Torrey Pines had avenged a regular season defeat to Coronado (California) in the Semifinals.Front: 8

9. Oak Ridge (Californië), 22-2

The No. 2 seeded Trojans advanced to the CIF North Coast Section championship game, but were unable to avenge their only regular loss of the season, once again losing to San Ramon Valley 14-7. They had reached the semi-finals with an 11-7 victory over Amador Valley.Front: 7

10. Grant (Oregon), 19-0

The Generals advanced to the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association Semifinals with a 22-8 win over Oregon Episcopal (Oregon), backed by Megan McDevitt's eight goals and one assist and Kate Ratanaproeksa's five goals and three assists. Grant will meet 2022 champion Jesuit Portland, Oregon, a team the Generals defeated 15-14 earlier this season.So far: NO

– Laurel Pfahler

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