By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/21/16
The Final STEPS Lacrosse North America Girls’ Rankings for 2016
The rankings are compiled by members of the TopLaxRecruits.com staff. STEPS Lacrosse is only the sponsor.
1. McDonogh School (MD) 22-0
The Eagles won their eighth straight IAAM title and completed their seventh consecutive undefeated season with their 155th straight win, 15-7, over Roland Park.
2. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA) 25-1
The Saints handled Bishop Ireton, 12-5, in the Virginia Independent School championship.
3. Garden City (NY) 21-1
The Trojans defeated Yorktown, 16-5, to win the New York Class B state championship
4. Christian Brothers Academy (NY) 21-0
The Brothers defeated Pittsford, 11-6, to win the New York Class A state championship.
5. Summit (N.J.) 24-1
The Hilltoppers defeated Ridgewood, 11-10, in overtime to win the Tournament of Champions final.
6. Bishop Ireton (VA) 18-3
The Cardinals fell to No. 2 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, 12-5, in the Virginia Independent school championship.
7. Good Counsel (MD) 18-3
The Falcons suffered a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Bishop Ireton in the DC WAC title game.
8. Darien (CT) 21-1-1
The Blue Wave defeated Fairfield Warde, 12-5, to claim the Connecticut Large school state title.
9. Mt. Sinai (NY) 18-3
The Mustangs defeated, Skaneateles, 12-3 to win their second straight Class C championship and third in four years.
10. Conestoga (PA) 24-1
The Pioneers defeated Radnor 18-7, in the state finals.
11. Manchester Valley (MD) 19-1
The Maverick blitzed Fallston, 22-3, to repeat as state 2A/1A champions.
12. Ridgewood (N.J.) 20-3
The Maroons fell to Summit, 11-10, in overtime in the Tournament of Champions title game; they won the Group 4 state title.
13. Glenelg (MD) 17-3
The Gladiators routed Oakdale, 14-1, in the Public 3A/2A championship.
14. Roland Park (MD) 15-4
The Reds fell to McDonogh, 15-7, in the IAAM “A” Conference championship game.
15. Westwood (MA) 24-1
The Wolverines defeated North Andover, 13-7, to win the Massachusetts Division I state championship.
16. Bayport-Blue Point (NY) 17-1
The Phantoms fell to Mt. Sinai in the Class C Section 11 title game to end their season.
17. Colorado Academy (CO) 18-0
The Mustangs edged Cherry Creek, 9-8, for their second straight CHSAA Championship.
18. Novato (CA) 24-0
The Hornets claimed the NCS Division I title after a close 10-9 victory over Monte Vista.
19. Radnor (PA) 20-7
The Raiders fell to Conestoga in the Pennsylvania (PIAA) state final.
20. Pittsford (N.Y.) 18-3
The Panthers downed West Islip, 11-5, to reach the NY Class A state finals where they fell to undefeated Christian Brothers.
21. Manhasset (NY) 13-4-1
The Indians fell to No. 3 and eventual NY Class B state champion Garden City, 9-8, in the Section 8 final.
22. Marriotts Ridge (MD) 14-2
The Mustangs had wins over Notre Dame Prep, Glenelg, Mt. Hebron and Century.
23. Robinson (VA) 21-0
The Rams won the Virginia Class 6A title.
24. West Islip (NY) 16-5
The Lions won the Long Island Class A championship.
25. Smithtown West (NY) 15-3
The Bulls reached the Section 11 Class A title game.
Under consideration: Bartram Trail (FL) 19-6; Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) 21-1; Century (MD) 11-5; Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 12-6; Dulaney (MD) 17-3; Eastport-South Manor (NY) 14-5; Episcopal Academy (PA) 23-5; Middle Country (NY) 16-2; Milton (GA) 19-3; Moorestown (NJ) 18-6; Needham (MA) 20-3; New Canaan (CT) 19-4; Notre Dame Prep (MD) 13-7; Severna Park (MD) 14-2; Severn School (MD) 14-7; Somers (NY) 18-1; St. Anthony’s (NY) 15-4; St. Mary’s (MD) 14-5; Vero Beach (FL) 19-5; Walton (GA) 17-5; Wantagh (NY) 15-3; West Genesee (NY) 15-2; Yorktown (NY) 17-6.
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