By Austin Vitelli
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/23/16
Final TopLaxRecruits.com Midwest Girls’ Rankings for 2016:
1. (tie) Loyola Academy (IL) 23-5
The Ramblers won another Illinois state championship after defeating No. 6 New Trier 18-10. The Ramblers, who have won eight straight state titles, went 22-0 vs. Midwest teams and also had easy wins over Oregon state champion Lake Oswego and Minnesota state champion Eden Prairie.
1. (tie) Upper Arlington (OH) 22-0
The Golden Bears beat No. 4 Jackson, Massillon 9-6 to win the Ohio DI state championship. The Bears also had wins over Illinois runner-up New Trier and Kentucky champion Kentucky Country Day.
3. Rockford (MI) 20-2
The Rams beat Birmingham United, 12-9, to win the Michigan DI state championship.
4. Jackson, Massillon (OH) 20-1
The Polar Bears lost their first game of the season to No. 2 Upper Arlington in the Ohio DI state championship.
5. New Albany (OH) 19-4
The Eagles lost to No. 4 Jackson, Massillon 8-7 in the Ohio DI state semifinals.
6. New Trier (IL) 19-5
The Trevians lost to No. 1 Loyola Academy in the Illinois state championship.
7. Sycamore (OH) 17-2
The Aviators lost to No. 5 New Albany in the Ohio DI state quarterfinals.
8. East Grand Rapids (MI) 17-4
The Pioneers defeated Cranbrook Kingswood 13-11 in the Michigan DII state championship.
9. Hinsdale Central (IL) 13-9
The Red Devils lost to No. 6 New Trier in the Illinois state semifinals, but closed out the season with a win over Maine South (IL).
10. (tie) Kentucky Country Day (KY) 22-3
The Bearcats won the Kentucky state championship for the second year in a row.
10. (tie) Eden Prairie (MN) 18-1
The Eagles beat Blake School, 11-9, to win the Minnesota MSHSL state championship, finishing the season with their lone loss to No. 1 Loyola Academy.
Under Consideration: Apple Valley (MN) 14-2; Blake School (MN) 16-3; Cathedral (IN) 16-2; Cor Jesu Academy (MO) 20-1; Fisher’s-HSE (IN) 16-2; Forest Hills United (MI) 19-5; Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) 1-4; Indian Hill (OH) 16-4; Lafayette (MO) 19-3-1; Marquette (MO) 20-4; MICDS (MO) 14-4; Noblesville (IN) 21-1; Prior Lake (MN) 16-2; Sacred Heart Academy (KY) 18-3; St. Francis DeSales (OH) 19-2; Stillwater Area (MN) 16-2; Thomas Worthington (OH) 17-4; Ursuline Academy (OH) 15-3